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Record Cleaning Machines
Antinn2, thanks for the info! Very much appreciated!I did know that stuff about the Kirmuss machine and some of what you mentioned about the Degritter. When I use my system, I don't use any heat because the cavitation process actually causes or pr... 
Pairing advice
Dagery, that is one hellaciously fine amp! I had the pleasure of doing somewhere around 3 hours of serious seat-time with one several months ago, paired with Martin Logan Motion 60xti and GoldenEar Triton 2+.Why stand-mounters? Small sound room? D... 
advice re old shelf speakers
OP, not sure how helpful this will be, if at all. However, for what it's worth, back in the day (i.e. late 60's/early 70's), Cerwin Vega and JBL were two major brands that folks who enjoy the type of music you do would often gravitate to and buy. ... 
What's That Hissing Sound?
Bigtwin, this is not a normal analog connection noise. Everything should be dead silent with the equipment you have.Is this "hissing" coming from 1 speaker or both? How far away from your amp & pre-amp is your TT? Any chance you've got a satel... 
Vandersteen 1C to 3A Signature
Phaco, I auditioned a goodly number of speakers recently for an upgrade and spent a little seat-time with the 1Ci because I fondly remembered similar seat-time, many years earlier, with either the model 2 or 3. Can't recall which because that was ... 
How many dealers do you use?
@switzer145:Not in the area you specified but if you don't mind a drive up north, you might want to Google: "high-end audio shops CT" and have a look at what pops up. Seems like there are a number of them further north. NYC, I'm sure, must have so... 
How many dealers do you use?
The more time I spend on forums like this, the more it amazes me how many audiophiles, apparently, make major moves or changes to their sound systems so frequently. Even if I had deep enough pockets to do that, I'm not at all sure I'd be inclined ... 
Keeping Audiophilia And The Love Of Music Alive & Well!
@stuartk :"Perhaps Classical and Jazz live music venues-- places where music lovers typically congregate?"That's an excellent idea! I would add all music genres to that! Perhaps some advertising & marketing before & after a performance mig... 
Keeping Audiophilia And The Love Of Music Alive & Well!
@stuartk :No need for apologies! I'm enjoying this insight into how different audiophiles go about their shopping and selection process or processes, as the case may be. Seems like you are going about this in a very cautious, well-informed and wel... 
Keeping Audiophilia And The Love Of Music Alive & Well!
Stuartk, I understand completely and couldn't agree more! All the shops I've ever purchased any major component from have always had either a 30 day or 60 day full refund return policy and most never had a re-stocking fee for returns. So, I've alw... 
Keeping Audiophilia And The Love Of Music Alive & Well!
So, all you folks who believe the time of brick & motor shops have come & gone, please help me understand this.By way of example, lets say you were in the market for a new pair of speakers and had narrowed your contenders down to... say...... 
Keeping Audiophilia And The Love Of Music Alive & Well!
MillerC, your post just reminded me of a line from "The Producers" (1967) where Zero Mostel yells:  "If you've got it, baby, flaunt it!". Not sure I'd go that far but, nonetheless, enjoy!Edcyn, thanks for the tip on the Cognac. I'll have to try it... 
Pairing MA 5300 with Large Advents for 900 sq ft apartment?
arcticdeth, I hope that's a joke because that's exactly the type of thinking embraced by all the maroons in all the apartment complexes I lived in before buying a house.  
Keeping Audiophilia And The Love Of Music Alive & Well!
jrw1971, off-topic notwithstanding, I love that kind of thinking! Don't know how diagnostic this is but I love MAC amps and don't care much for CABs. I lean more toward Merlot, Cotes du Rhone, Chateaux Neuf du Pape, Bourdeaux (from Gironde), Pinot... 
Keeping Audiophilia And The Love Of Music Alive & Well!
Interesting points of view, all! Truly appreciate hearing or, rather, reading  how other folks approach this!I completely understand how one can never really know what a major component will sound like under one's roof until you actually get it th...