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to buy or not to buy (ultrasonic record cleaner)
Lots of time of my hands today; so, decided to check in on this thread. Have to admit I’m still interested in the Degritter, even though I’m still happy with my CleanerVinyl system, Knosti, Last record preservative and Last Power Cleaner in my cle... 
Best Speakers for a MAC M5200
A very belated but no less heartfelt Thanks, crouse99! 
True or False?
There is an excellent article on this question written by Geoffrey Morrison in Wire Cutter. It’s called: "The Best Speaker Cable". Google it. It’s written from a scientific perspective (i.e. data; measurements; double-blind auditions; etc.). This ... 
The Lifespan of an LP?
Haven't read all of the responses to this original question but, obviously, the answer(s) is one of those "it depends" kinda things. Everything heilbron alludes to, and then some, is important: not the least of which is proper care and maintenance... 
Speaker Suggestions/Opinions
Given the stated criteria, I find it curious that Revel hasn't been mentioned until now. I run a MAC amp and have recently done serious seat-time with 18 different pairs of speakers searching for a replacement over my old trusty Paradigm, another ... 
to buy or not to buy (ultrasonic record cleaner)
There is no question that cavitation or ultrasonic record cleaning is best. That is, as long as you believe in science, facts and your hearing ability. That being said, your cleaning process or ritual using any machine is as important as the machi... 
Vinyl cleaning - Ultrasonic vs. Walker products
The answer to your question depends, primarily. upon your answers to these questions:Do you plan on keeping those records and playing them for your own enjoyment?Do you have a good quality turntable & cartridge to play them on?Do you plan to s... 
Best Speakers for a MAC M5200
Got lots of time on my hands and thought I'd revisit old posts.Found my speakers solution:  Revel Performa3 F206.  Best I auditioned for my MAC under $5,000 a pair and I auditioned lots!  Won't bore you all with the details here but for any who ar... 
McIntosh MA5200 hum
Late to this dance, I know, but I have a MAC MA5200 with no hum issues.  I've loved it for 3 or 4 years now.  My suggestion?  Call an electrician and have him or her check your outlets.  Of course, you can do that yourself if you know what you're ... 
McIntosh MA5200
Got a lotta time on my hands today and thought I'd revisit old posts and try to wrap this up.I found my solution to this ultimate question:  Revel Performa3 F206.  Best speakers I auditioned under $5,000.00 for my MAC MA5200 and I auditioned somew... 
Anyone have experience with Aerial Acoustics 6Ts?
Got a lotta time on my hands and reviewing old posts.n80, have you pulled the trigger, yet, on your speaker quest?I should have mentioned that the  Aerial Acoustics, although relatively efficient, are a 4 ohm design.  They sounded very nice with t... 
Need Help!
This is offered just in case anyone happens upon this thread looking for similar solutions.After several email exchanges with MAC Labs, Mofi, TT lab and others, I eventually solved this problem without spending any dough.  I got rid of my AT&T... 
Which VTF Scale are you using?
I use the Audio Additives Stylus Force Gauge.  Relatively inexpensive, extremely  accurate and easy to use.  I also still have and will never part with my old trusty Shure SFG-2 that I bought in the 70s.  It's old school (i.e. not digital; all cou... 
Need Help!
I want to thank everyone for your very thoughtful suggestions.  However, I should have pointed out the problem I am experiencing is not from vibration(s), per se, but, rather, from acoustic feedback picked up by the TT cartridge at high spls.  At ... 
My Demo results: I feel like I'm at a frustrating block in my speaker journey
Mjt8, I love your post and, if you truly went through all the trouble involved with arranging demos of all or even most of the speakers mentioned, I am blown away by your tenacity.  Your post is perfect for driving audiophiles crazy.  Perhaps you ...