rdk777

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Family Problems...
Send it to VAS Audio.  Steve will retip for around $250 - but, best to call him for an exact quote and discuss options (upgrades).  He repairs tons of Denon's and knows what he's doing.  His turnaround time may also be better than Soundsmith. Cart... 
How to physically move large heavy 100lb amplifiers easily (up and downstairs)
If you can't lift 100 lbs by yourself - then you need another person besides wifey/gf/daughter who is strong enough and won't drop it.  I once tried to take a Proceed 5 ch amp (~100 lbs) up a floor. The problem with the amp was that all the weight... 
During this isolation, I would be interested in suggestions of great movies you like.
Here's what comes to mind-Live and Die in LA - directed by William Friedkin - Willem Dafoe plays a counterfeiter - great action scenes, music by Wang ChungMagnolia - directed by Paul Thomas Anderson - Weird, but enjoyable movie with Tom Cruise at ... 
Your most indispensable "tweak"?
The Townshend Podium for my speakers have been well worth it.   
Audiophiles must be careful with their remotes, vs. items on ebay.
I think The OP meant to say - Anyone can have a loose remote ..., as in not tight.  
Another review of a tweaked Denon DL-103R ??? Oh no! Boring? Surely not! Please read it!
MishaYour expertise in cartridges is way above mine. I'll keep the Shilabe in mind, but a lot of it depends on timing, condition etc., if we're talking used.Thanks. 
Another review of a tweaked Denon DL-103R ??? Oh no! Boring? Surely not! Please read it!
I had talked to Terence regarding his cartridge and decided to get the modified Zu Audio 103 Mk II instead after I found out that Andy Kim did the install for the saphhire/microridge stylus (he held my ZYX hostage even though he broke the stylus a... 
MusicDirect
I’ve limited my purchases from MD for that very reason. The kicker was when I bought a used cable from Agon and ended up paying 10% sales tax. Now I purchase albums through Acoustic Sounds or Elusive Disc and check other sites before buying from M... 
Is my Stylus damaged?
For that very reason, I’ve gotten a tonearm lifter with every table I’ve had so far - on table number three. The Little Fwend has worked best for me, although a little pricey ($249), it is built better than others IMO. Peace of mind - incase I for... 
Charging A Fee To Demo An Amplifier In A Brick & Mortar Store
Yeah -  fuggedaboutit  
Update on Audiogon Member Almarg
I always have enjoyed reading Al's posts and admired the grace with which he shared his wisdom. Thank you Al. God bless you. 
Whats playing on your system today?
The Tragically Hip - Day and Night Half Speed Mastering.  Excellent recording. Reasonably priced at Amazon, get it before it runs out.    
Caveat about the Cable Company return policy
@ehoz - I'm telling you they're like used car salesmen at the Cable Company.  I don't get why people still support companies like this.  Who cares about a interconnect library, especially given the fact that you have to pay full retail once you de... 
Turntable isolation platforms
I had acoustic feedback with my Kuzma Stabi R Tt sitting on a HRS R1X platform (on an Usher Audio Rack on suspended wood floors).  I called HRS and they suggested that I get low frequency replacement feet. Cost me around $500 for the feet and it d... 
Audio Research Sold
I heard that ARC couldn't stand the good looks of McIntosh and McIntosh was always jealous of how good ARC sounded.  It was a mutual split.