sandthemall

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Which Phono Preamp?
Project Phono Box RS:Dual mono settings (bank for each channel)Capacitance down to 100MM or MC3 gain settingsOptional battery power supply After market power supplies availableVery quiet Very detailed 
Reccomend a good preamp for me.
Don Sachs Model 2 
Is louder better?
The room will have a say too.Low volume works well with bad rooms/very little acoustic treatment. You can listen louder and longer in better rooms.There's a sweet spot in my room probably because my room is lacking. But at least I can listen well ... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
The Church, StarfishBig Head Todd and the Monsters, StrategemFleetwood Mac, Tango in the Night 
How Do You Store Your Record Collection? Recommendations Please!
Go to Mapleshadestore.comThe LP racks are solid oak/maple/walnut.They are stackable. Each module holds 150 LPs.They’re made by Amish people...quality is great.I added a white oak top and put my amp and turntable on there. Add one oak shelf to a mo... 
Most rooms don’t need acoustical treatment.
I know some smart people who think that this acoustic stuff is nonsense. Much of what we see influences our perceptions. 'I can see the stereo equipment...that I spent all this money on...so yeah, it sounds better...it looks expensive...it must so... 
Which to upgrade first: Turntable or Phono Preamp
Get the Technics 1200GR.If getting a phono stage first:I like really like my Project phono box RS $1700 with outboard self-charging battery power supply. Has XLR outs, is very quiet and detail rich. It is dual mono...settings for both channels and... 
Most rooms don’t need acoustical treatment.
I think it matters a lot. In 2017,  I reluctantly moved one piece of furniture and it made a big difference. I would say 100% difference. The system sounded twice as good. Moving my LP rack to the first reflection point on the left speaker was lik... 
Most rooms don’t need acoustical treatment.
@asvjerry It's 'sand them all'.  Back in design school, I was in line in the shop to return some tools. A friend of mine walks up and asks the guy in front of me if he should sand just one of the pieces of wood for a project.The guy responds by sa... 
Most rooms don’t need acoustical treatment.
I set up my room using acoustical principals but without using specialized products. I don't have any glazed pictures in the room. The art on my walls are wood carvings and tapestries. It's relatively balanced. I've done this so many timesI feel I... 
Brand new Technics SL-1210GR platter wobble ... disappointed!
This might be the first time I've seen a problem like this with a Technics turntable ever. And since they sell a kajillion of these... probably more than all the other brands combined and then tripled, maybe this is not so bad as some would make i... 
Phono Stage, How much do I need to spend, New or used.
I have a Phono Box RS ($1000). It is excellent and often looked over.Get the outboard power supply for it ($700)... don't use the wallwart. It is quiet. 
Technics 1200G phono recommendations
I have a 1200G. Excellent turntable.I use an AT VM740 ML. It's a dual moving magnet microline cartridge. I like it better than the pricier 750ml. It's a good match for the tonearm.For phono stage, I'm using a Project Phono Box RS. It is their best... 
Building a house
Good proportions, solid wood floors, large Persian rug with proper heavy felt underlay, wood paneled walls, rock wall, wall paper or flat paint, crown moulding, acoustic ceiling. And no glazed artwork.Yes I said acoustic ceiling!I know a everyone ... 
Choosing new speakers after 20 years
Primalunas have a lot of grunt. I have the Evo 400 amp and it is a great match with Salk Songtower speakers. Even when I had the Dialogue Premium with 4 less tubes...no problems at all. I would highly recommend Salk speakers. Very pleasing and org...