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LP Vinyl: Quality, Pressing, Label, Weight, Where to Buy ???
Local record store if you have one.  They will usually price used records according to quality, because they want repeat customers.  At least mine does.  And they will order what they may not have in stock if you’re looking for new.  
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Has anyone looked into or considered nano tape?  I’ve put some on glass, and can’t detect any reissue after pulling it off.  But it’s so strong it’s a bit scary.  
Refresh Ohm Walsh 4s or Walsh 5000 upgrade?
Final update for anyone interested in my break in experience.  Another month and a half in, the bass has tightened up.  I now have the bass set for medium sized room, and the subs will probably go to my children.  When I think of listening to musi... 
Half Speed Mastering
Sbank- that’s interesting about Peter Gabriel.  I have two of his albums, both just used copies for $10 or less at my local record store, and after good ultrasonic cleaning, they are among the best sounding albums I have.  But my system loves that... 
Chi-Fi in the Time of Self-Righteous Indignation.
In my few trips to Southeast Asia, I always wondered about obscure, but clearly American t-shirts worn by Malaysians and Indonesians.  Apparently, most clothing returns are not resold here, and end up on container ships heading overseas in route t... 
Are the new Ohm Walsh speakers Audiophile quality?
I’m not sure where my system falls on the “resolving” spectrum according to this forum, and I haven’t compared it to anything other thaN my prior components.  But I am more than happy with a Soundsmith SSMC1 cartridge on a MoFi Studiodeck through ... 
Are the new Ohm Walsh speakers Audiophile quality?
Apparently the hold up on my 4-5000 upgrade was supply chain issues with the can material .  It was well worth the wait,  these rock.  Dynamics are incredible.  I’ve been revisiting bands like War, Talking Heads, Peter Gabriel.  Actually they do e... 
Integrated vs. Separates on a Budget
+1 on the Rogue Cronus Magnum.  I have the II and I believe the phono pre is improved on the III.  I am using a separate phono stage because I already had one, but it was pretty good in the Magnum II.  It has plenty of power to drive Ohm Walsh 500... 
Best TT setup for 2k
I found a used Musical Surroundings NovaPhonomena for about $500.  I really like it and it has good reviews.  My turntable is MoFi, and I’m using a Soundsmith B&O cartridge with an adapter.  Totally satisfied. The MoFi phono preamp has good r... 
Smart power supplies for turntable
I have dirty and unstable AC coming into an old house with mostly ungrounded plugs.  A vacuum cleaner will dim the lights a bit.  I bought a used PS Audio regenerator and it made a big difference.  I’ve got everything plugged into it except two sm... 
Refresh Ohm Walsh 4s or Walsh 5000 upgrade?
I wanted to post an update, because so often I read an older thread and never learn how it turned out.  The 4-5000 upgrade speakers arrived.  Apparently the hold up was the supply of metal they use for the cans.  It took couple hours to get the ol... 
Best Speaker Choice for my very "non-audio-friendly" Living Room
My room is also audio unfriendly.  Narrow and very deep. With no coherent back wall . One 40 something foot side wall is mostly glass.  The other side wall opens into a hallway and kitchen.  There is basically a floor to ceiling “island” in the mi... 
If you had $2500 to spend on a new TT and cart.....what would you buy?
Mofi turntable and Soundsmith SMMC 1 with an adapter.  About $2,500. 
Are most tube preamps ‘ultra linear’?
I read this thread because I am new to tubes.  Now I know a little about what ultra linear refers to.  The condescension in this forum is at times amazing.  Big fish in a shallow pond, I suppose.