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Are manufacturer AC cables good enough?
"Double-insulated" simply means anything the user would be likely to touch is made of non-conductive material. In 120V code-compliant electrical systems, the neutral conductor is also connected to ground, and thus, to the circuit breaker.In (most)... 
Are manufacturer AC cables good enough?
very funny Geoff ūüĎć 
Are manufacturer AC cables good enough?
glupson, your question would be best answered by you're researching a little bit of electric power distribution history in the United States.I don't know how old you are, but there was a time when there was no such thing as a three prong plug or a... 
Are manufacturer AC cables good enough?
@ cleeds, turnbowm¬†No, disconnecting the ground conductor at the EQUIPMENT end, as I specified, does NOT create a safety hazard. ¬†However, disconnecting the ground conductor at the wall outlet end does indeed create a safety hazard! ¬†A bit of rese... 
Are manufacturer AC cables good enough?
Power cords supplied with new equipment are required to carry a UL label. ¬†The gauge and number of conductors is stamped into the outer cable jacket every foot.Most original equipment manufacturer supplied power cables are three conductor. A hot, ... 
So many great golden era DD tables out there, what do you recommend for $1000?
I was going to suggest a Goldmund Studietto (with the JVC motor only!) however I think it might be almost double your budget.Also they are hard to find in pristine shape.I own two of them and I'm going to list one soon (a showroom demo I never use... 
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Motorman's New Scam Of The Week - the miraculous Furutech LP Demagnetizer
If you want to do a "test run" for very little money, pick up an old reel-to-reel tape demagnetizer on eBay (VERY powerful and more than 7 miles of windings ;~) ¬† Place your LP on the spindle, apply power, and rotate two or more times, flip, and r... 
Headphone help... with more details :-)
If you liked the 57‚Äôs then you definitely want to consider phones with a planar magnetic driver. Unfortunately, the price of entry is a little higher. But if you want to try out a vintage planar magnetic (Orthodynamic) for (usually) under $200, ke... 
What happened to the "club atmosphere" of Audiogon?
If one is offended by extremely low offers, you are probably too attached to your equipment and shouldn't be selling it (OK, only kidding! ;~) ¬†But there are two solutions: ¬†either ignore the offending offer (and put it out of your mind!) or don't... 
What happened to the "club atmosphere" of Audiogon?
A few years ago, the "financial partners" in this site decided the site should be making more money. ¬† Nothing wrong with that, as a goal; ¬†the times were changing. ¬†The simplest way to achieve that end would have been to raise prices, right? ¬†Inc... 
Do you remember when Audiogon was just a bulletin board classified ad site?
I enjoyed Al's story about Walt Bender being upset with Al's (over) pricing a piece of equipment. ¬†I'm pretty sure the reason Walt was upset was because Walt ¬†had a (bitterly criticized!) reputation for cherry-picking the listings before he publis... 
Classical Music Compositions from 1940 and later - Vinyl only
. . . . . and I guess I'm the THIRD GUY who bought the Smiley Smile album? ¬† I also was lucky enough to have a good friend drag me to Brian's live "Smile" concert (in Phoenix) when that album was finally released a few years ago . . . .¬† 
Cleaning records. How often really?
If anyone wants to inquire about the Premier product and if it was different from the (regular) Micro Care contact cleaner, the company to call is Micro Care. They were the ones who (also) supplied Premier (for which Smart Devices used to charge $... 
Cleaning records. How often really?
Hello Ct0517Re the Premier products: it looks like Soundstage, MusicDirect, and Acoustic Sounds all list the item as discontinued? All I know is it's still available from All-Spec, and when I took the time to look closely at fine print on both pro...