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Rant against the industry with hopes for discussion on positive change
I have 2 daughters. They both enjoy music. The 25 yo loves going to live performances. The 21 yo loves listening to music on her devices. Eventually, they will both love to sit down and listen to music in the sweet spot. Then, they will fight abou... 
Chris Sommovigo has passed away
From experience, a million dollar policy will only cost you $500 a year at 25 years old and $2500 a year at 50 years old. Jump on it. Yes, a million dollars isn't worth what it once was, but it still is a million dollars. One Million Dollars! That... 
What Is Most Important?
For myself, it is the artistry of music creation. Most of the time I could care less how my system reproduces the sound or the quality of the recording. It all has to do with the artist. I truly admire the 0.0001% who are able create what we call ... 
MoFi controversy
I have a handful of MOFI LPs. In general, I think they sound great. However, I would have to say that every Tool album I own sounds better than my MOFI albums and the Tool albums are not MOFI.  Quality control probably has a lot to do with sound r... 
Best Stereo Upgrade Value
Clean records. Anything is better than nothing in regards to equipment   
What is your record cleaning regimen?
I use Keith Monk's prodigy machine. Really dig it for many reasons including not overly loud and can still appreciate music playing while cleaning. With that in mind, I don't think there is any system out there that will remove deep clicks and cra... 
McIntosh Group purchased by PE firm
McIntosh has weathered the storm in the past. I believe that they will do so again and find a path to ongoing audio growth. The negative commentary adds nothing! Only savvy fate plays an important role here. The administrative powers of McIntosh a... 
I wasn’t sure where to classify this…
Been through 3 hurricane evacuations. Never left myself as I work in a hospital and my obligations were to the care of my patients but my family evacuated with each of them  Lost 850 foot dock in one of them. House never got damaged. It gets reall... 
Best progressive rock album side
Wow, this thread turned out way better than I expected it to.  Some great recommendations to search for. I much more enjoy searching in record stores than ordering on line. Many mentioned, I already have. I think of those listed that I don't have,... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Burgers by Hot Tuna. Simply fantastic album recording. Water Song is the pinnacle but Sunny Day Strut is probably better. The whole album just works and flows seamlessly. It really is a wonderful production. I also just love the album art and the ... 
$5K KUZMA TONEARM FOR ONLY $690! Gryphon Diablo for Only $699!
It isn't going away. As a matter of fact, it will probably get more intelligent. All you can do is protect yourself. Be vigilant. Don't buy if it doesn't seem right. Not buying it on the front end is much easier than buying on the back end and ask... 
Large room with low budget for speakers
I calculated that your room is 31 feet deep by 21 feet wide by 8 feet tall. Of course those measurements could vary some. That is a big room. I suggest horns and at your budget you could hit the best of Viking Acoustic.     
Whats on your turntable tonight?
The Claypool Lennon Delerium, "Lime and Limpid Green". @ Bsion, "Whale Meat Again" is just a fantastic spin. I dig it every time it goes on.  
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Savoy Brown "Looking In"   
Fear Inoculum in Vinyl
We all waited quite a while for this. Rumors of it coming out 2 years ago on RSD did not pan out as I think that RSD got cancelled due to pandemic. I had a buddy in town the other day who also collects vinyl. We went to see my vinyl guy and I kidd...