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Do you have any concern for the environment when keeping your equipment 24/7 ?
Yeah, my problem is having to read the daily cud that you spew without offering to help anyone with useful information.No wonder so many disagree with you. 
Do you have any concern for the environment when keeping your equipment 24/7 ?
"i dont usually go out of my way my way to smarten up a chump but Q dots are oft referred to as Artificial Atoms because they have holes where the nucleus would be in a real atom and they can be tuned to simulate many types of atoms."They are neve... 
Fixing a scratch in an otherwise good lp
I have done this with toothpick many times and it is not hard. But you need one of these:$20 
Did Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain" blow up my woofer?
Well you "blew up" one and not both so that points to defective woofer or crossover in the one that blew. Talk to the manufacturer and see if they can replace. Or you can take the problematic woofer out of the enclosure and use a 9 volt battery br... 
Acceptable speaker hum from integrated or sign of impending failure?
It could be a number of things, but two that I think of immediately are the power electrolytics (capacitors) or the rectifier. Both smooth out 60 Hz from the wall and could be the culprit. This is an easy fix.  
Do you have any concern for the environment when keeping your equipment 24/7 ?
It depends on how you define efficiency. The Big Idea was never for MRI replacement. The Big Idea was for multiplex diagnostics with simultaneous multiple color readouts using a single excitation wavelength. Never happened for a variety of reasons... 
Do you have any concern for the environment when keeping your equipment 24/7 ?
@geoffkait : "The alternative energy source that never happened. Tapping the Sun’s enormous energy with quantum dots, I.e., Artificial Atoms. As far as quantum dots go, unless I missed some important development, the best Science has been able to ... 
Does removing anti-skating really improve sound?
I use Peter Ledermann's method for setting antiskating and don't worry about it. Seems to work just fine. 
Audio Technica VM540ML v. N97xe Jico SAS
Yup +1 Nag MP150.  Put mine back in yesterday and enjoying it. Compared to any other MM I have, this one is totaly satisfying top to bottom and tracks like a champ at 1.748 g. 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
I will say everyone here has superb musical tastes, at least based on my preferences.Any Guided By Voices fans?GBV - How Do You Spell HeavenGBV - Bee ThousandGBV - August By CakeEl Ten Eleven - El Ten ElevenSisters Of Mercy - This Corrosion EP 
Ambient loops
This works for stereo amps and I have tried it as an interesting experiment: as Brian Eno suggested back in the 70s, one can place a small speaker behind the listener and connect it to the two positive terminals of the amplifier for a "third" chan... 
What are you streaming tonight?
Guilty as charged ;-) 
Newbie seeking any advice
You have a real world system and kudos for selecting Vandersteen 1Cs. If ever there was a well-designed and made, solid entry speaker that is phase and time aligned, the 1Cs are it. I have a pair too. The room is one half of your sound. Focus on f... 
What's in your CDP tonight? the minority report
@ghosthouse: I totally agree. Just figure, the very popular and talented lead singer, composer and musician leaves the band, and the remaining four decide to soldier on with the drummer/backup singer as lead. Sheer talent and determination produce... 
The Most Amazing Song
The Original Soundtrack has always been a favorite of the post-Beatles era. Wish You Were Here was yet another gem of 1975.