superhonestben

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A Better Way to Buy Gear - Help Needed
only a FOOL sends money via paypal F and F. 1st off it is deceitful to paypal it is a sale and not a gift etc. a service is being used and needs to be paid, 2nd NO protection at all. Why in the world would you even consider doing it ? everything ... 
McIntosh MC275 vs Dynaco ST70
Ok I can chime in here, I have owned both and do own 3 Will Vincent St 70s. one in triode. It depends on speakers and preamp, both are great amps, here is my analogy, as a football fan, the MC275 is like Jim Brown, one of the all time greats The ... 
Buying from Japan...Accuphase or Luxman what are the costs ? import duties etc
Well I did bite the bullet so to speak, I did buy an Accuphase E280 NOT from Japan but a used US version should arrive today. Appreciate all the input.  
recommend PRAT Integrated amplifiers (not Naim)
Here is another classic, they nail it.....2s and 4s https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=pet+rock+thunder+island&pc=0P243&ptag=C999N4A1626376B25&conlogo=CT3210127&ru=%2fsearch%3fq%3dpet%2520rock%2520thunder%2520island%26pc%3d0P2... 
recommend PRAT Integrated amplifiers (not Naim)
FYI here is an excellent version of a classic hit, this is musical and you dont need a pair of Wilson speakers to figure it out. The hair is little weird but they can play, and they can do it !   https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=pet+rock... 
recommend PRAT Integrated amplifiers (not Naim)
A quote about PRAT from member secretguy @jmarini2 It's term given to qualities that golden ears think they can discern. Much like sightings of Bigfoot. It's meaningless. Sorry I have  immensely disagree, how many here actually play an instrumen... 
Buying from Japan...Accuphase or Luxman what are the costs ? import duties etc
I do know it will be 100v and have talked to acupwr  about transformers. I do appreciate the responses, but take kind of a back seat to the 'buy legit" thing, nothing wrong with buying from Japan, its called free market, yes there can be some pi... 
Buying from Japan...Accuphase or Luxman what are the costs ? import duties etc
Many thanks for the replies, especially those with Japan buying experiences. I think some think that buying from Japan is illegal or that their version isn't the same or up to spec as the US version, they are different voltage hence the step down... 
Buying from Japan...Accuphase or Luxman what are the costs ? import duties etc
I was just asking if anyone has actually bought from Japan and what was their experiences were, clearly it sound like you have not.  
Buying from Japan...Accuphase or Luxman what are the costs ? import duties etc
Thanks for the input, dont think there is anything illegal about buying goods from Japan. I do know a step down transformer would be needed, and there is no warranty, same as buying used,, although the few that I have looked at offer a 60 day retu... 
Brag About Your Vinyl Collection
Every original Beatles lps in mono and stereo all near mint, including sealed Yellow Submarine Original Stones lps in mono Beatles introducing, the 25 "ad back" on Vee jay NM Mint peeled Butcher cover  Alot of one hit wonders from the 60s on l... 
McIntosh dealer discount ?
You don't ask....you dont gets....as the saying goes. My take is dont talk price with a dealer unless you are ready to buy.      
What is meant exactly by the description 'more musical'?
As a drummer and one who has played gigs with people who have been on gold and platinum Lps and even a gig with a 9 time grammy nominee who turned to me after the 4th song and said "you guys can really play " Here is my take on what is "Musical" ... 
Review: Pure Fidelity Harmony Turntable
I have had the Harmony (quilted maple) for about 6 months and it is terrific, have the OL Illustrious arm and dynavector cart. into an Icon audio ps3mk2 phono stage. Punchy, full, open and musically engaging.....just like real music, all with reg... 
What's all the fuss about late 70s and earl 80s run of the mill midfi turntables?
I know its bizarre I saw a Philips 212 (I had one too) for sale for 550.00 I am glad I kept all of my records, originals from 60s, funky remixes from the 80s and so forth, records everywhere in my house...I am okydoky With it. Cant believe the ...