oldaudiophile

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Where did you buy your first audio gear?
Summer of 1973:  Tech Hi-Fi Cambridge, Massachusetts. Sansui 2000X + Phillips 212 TT + Studiocraft bookshelf speakers. Several months later, replaced the Studiocraft speakers with a pair of Ohm C. Still have the Sansui.    
Does dose anyone see these speakers in real?
They look like a fat man sitting on a toilet. Probably sound about the same. Anybody foolish enough to spend 5 mil on these probably has taste up their... well, you know.  
Washington Post article on MoFi vs. Fremer vs. Esposito
Just curious again! Even though I'm about to do this A/B comparison for myself, as soon as I get my butt in gear and run my new MoFi one-step through my ultrasonic cleaning system, I'm wondering if anyone else out there has compared the sound qua... 
Washington Post article on MoFi vs. Fremer vs. Esposito
Just curious! Old master tapes, especially of famous albums & artists, are usually kept in temperature and/or environmentally controlled vaults ... are they not?  As such, doesn't that prevent or, at least, seriously mitigate aging & dete... 
Michael Fremer leaves Analog Planet
Don't cry too much for Mikey, Audiophiles! I wonder how much of this move was his decision, as opposed to Stereophile suggesting he take a hike. He and Stereophile took a lot of heat after that article he published about the Onzow Zero Dust Stylus... 
Cable curmudgeon
@exflute, the quickest way to start a fight in an empty audiophile bar is to start talking about cables, connectors, etc. I've auditioned equivalently priced equipment & systems hooked up with multi-thousand dollar speaker cables, uber expensi... 
A first
@rpeluso, let me guess! The two friends who came over and love listening to music through their phones & MP3 files are young folk, no? I had a very similar experience with my grandnephew who listens to everything through his phone & ear b... 
Turntable noobie...what advice do you have?
We can all argue or, rather, debate, 'till the cows come home, whether vinyl LPs, even new ones, benefit from cleaning, ultrasonic or otherwise. Be that as it may, I choose to put my faith & confidence in what the experts on this subject, incl... 
Turntable noobie...what advice do you have?
@ddonicht, lots of good guidance here from the vinyl community! There's lots to know about the proper care & feeding of LPs and vinyl playback, not the least of which is proper storage, good quality anti-static poly sleeves, etc. I hesitated ... 
New Analog Technology???
Velly intaresting! My brother-in-law and fellow audiophile just clued me into this alleged new analog recording & reproduction process. There’s really not a lot of information to go on for this Pinnacle method. It sounds a little like Mobile ... 
Isolation Advice Needed
@livin_262002, don't know how you feel about the possibility of a wall mount for the TT but that is one consideration to consider if  you decide it needs isolation. Nothing wrong with that P6! That is one nice TT. Just needs to be placed on someth... 
Isolation Advice Needed
@livin_262002, here's another two cents from the peanut gallery:  wait 'til you get set up in the new house and see if you need any isolation.  With all the additional weight put on the floor(s) from furniture, etc., you may not need to spend any ... 
I'm trusting FedEx/ UPS less by the day
Just had to add my two cents to this one! I've never had ANY problem with UPS or AMAZON deliveries and only one or two with USPS, which was quickly and effectively redressed. FedEx, on the other hand, is a raging disaster of a company, in my area... 
Need Help Matching to This System To Speakers
@vthokie83, "here in Chicago" you say? If you're in Chicago, surely you must have heard of Music Direct? They may not have exactly the pieces of equipment you have in your system and, admittedly, auditioning equipment at home is always the best sc... 
Vinyl Repair?
I haven't seen or heard of any of those Youtube D.I.Y. vinyl fixes. However, all of those sound insane! Buy a new LP, if possible. If not, do you know anyone with a SweetVynyl SugarCube?