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@antinn, seems I can't thank you enough for this incredible wealth of knowledge, guidance and experience! You are truly amazing! I wish I could express my gratitude more tangibly (e.g. buy you a beer, fine single malt or beverage of your choice).I... 
Upgrade my CD player or futile effort?
@baylinor, I haven't read this entire thread. So, if someone else has already touched upon this or if you are already aware of this, I apologize for the redundancy.Assuming you are using reasonably good interconnects with the CD6005 and using it a... 
Record Cleaning Machines
@daveyf, thanks for the feedback/review! Much appreciated, as always! I've seen a few video reviews of the Kirmuss machine in action, one by Kirmuss, himself. I've also read a few reviews of this machine. I trust that it probably gets good cleanin... 
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@daveyf, methinks you and I are on the same wavelength!The young folks who designed the Degritter have every right to price their machine at what the market will bear and, hence, enjoy the rewards of their innovation and hard work. After all, the ... 
Record Cleaning Machines
Here's where I'm at in my findings & deliberations.Please keep in mind, here, there is no way this can or should be considered anything other than my own feeble, half-baked attempt to see or, rather, hear what the Degritter might be able to do... 
100W+ solid-state amps known for beautiful mids
@hedonism, the obvious answer to your question is, it depends, to some extent, on core component matching and, ultimately, on the business end of any sound system... the speakers. If 100 watts (or thereabouts) and $5.000 (give or take a little) ar... 
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@orthomead, thanks for the info and feedback! Truly appreciated! With regard to the issue of a revealing system, I certainly do not have a Mikey Fremer state of the art system. However, my MAC amp, Revel F206 and Mofi Ultradeck & Mastertracker... 
This Whole AC noise thing...SOLUTION!
Can't remember who said something like: "Perfection exists only in the mind...". It was probably one of the great Greek philosophers like Plato but many philosophers have uttered the same sentiment. 
This Whole AC noise thing...SOLUTION!
@millercarbon, I was actually responding more to the rather imperious or arrogant tone of "Stop even thinking about it.", as opposed to the still negative and defeatist "There is no solution." Such sentiments serve only as impediments to advanceme... 
A MEMBER IN NEED OF SUPPORT
Those who've never experienced a horrible disaster like a major hurricane, tornado, wildfires or, for that matter, war, often don't realize how lucky they truly are. It's one thing to see & read about events like this in the news and feel sorr... 
Record Cleaning Machines
@sokogear, it's all good!Some folks with 35 kHz to 80 kHz ultrasonic RCM are comfortable cleaning records more than once. For now, I'm in the one & done camp with my 40 kHz machine until or unless I find the sonic performance of a record I've ... 
This Whole AC noise thing...SOLUTION!
@millercarbon: "There is no solution. Stop even thinking of it."Wow! Does that sentiment really jive with the icon you've chosen? Maybe Oscar the Grouch but Al?If we all lived by that credo, we'd all still be living in caves and wondering where ou... 
Revel Performa F228 Be speaker... thoughts?
@troidelover, you have eclectic tastes in music. Bravo!Generally speaking, speakers, like most other audio components, should be matched or appropriate for the components you'll be using them with, your sound room dimensions, acoustical properties... 
Power conditioner some say yes and some say no.
There is an excellent recent article on this by John Atkinson in Stereophile; you know, the guy that does all the measurements. It’s worth the read. Of course, there are many other articles on this, as well. From what I’ve read, there are many fac... 
Record Cleaning Machines
@sokogear, I was suggesting using a mini-fan, instead of blowing on a record.Like you, I also use a carbon fiber record brush (Audioquest Anti-Static). I could be wrong but I don't see how this would damage the grooves of a record treated with LAS...