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Best audiophile earwax removal system?
Timely post.  I just performed an "upgrade" to the Debrox system (which was  recommended by my doctor).  I picked up a better irrigation system - Nuance Medical EarClear Rx.  There are quite a few offerings like this.  And the pressure generated m... 
Lyra Delos or Hana ML
@thom_at_galibier_design Great article! I have been saying for years precisely what you pointed out about incorrect or sloppy set up with Lyra cartridges, mostly to deaf ears! Get it right and you are rewarded with excellent top end extension, ... 
Lyra Delos or Hana ML
This is not an easy question to answer, and the topic comes up quite frequently. For every person who sets their rig up well, there are 20 who don’t. I frequently tell my customers that I know of only a handful (if that) of individuals whom I wou... 
A new way of adjusting anti skate!
TL;DR after @millercarbon’s and @lewm’s first posts (both of them being excellent, and I agree with them). Trigonometry aside, and one thing that is lost on most individuals is "what are you adjusting for?" The obvious answer is distortion, bu... 
Speaker cable length
Well, I’m for short everything, but when moving gear off-center is absolutely necessary, I go against the grain - employing long speaker cables and short interconnects.Given a choice between the "evils" of more resistance as a result of long speak... 
Off center (not bent!) stylus?
As mentioned above, I’m not sure why you’re putting yourself through all of this. You can no doubt find a cartridge suitable to your tastes and be done with it. I assume however, that you are compelled to use this cartridge and you will most likel... 
We spend too much time talking about tweeters
I’m with @audiokinesis on this one. Listen to a small jazz combo from up close (well ... wait until after the apocalypse). Pay attention to the cymbals and then go back to your hi-fi system. 99% of the tweeters out there (many of them in "aspirati... 
Can flexible power cables sound good?
No, absolutely not. The best power cords are absolutely inflexible. Some can only be bent on hydraulic press- they're THAT GOOD! Seriously. In case you haven't noticed the most flexible are the freebie rubber power cords that come with everyth... 
Is Not Responding To An Offer Just Plain Rude?
Lowball offers are like pornography. Difficult to describe, but you know it when you see it. 10% is a reasonable (not lowball) offer, however. Me? I’m more likely to accept a lower offer from someone who takes the time to attach a brief note. So m... 
Distilled water rinse after ultrasonic cleaning
I have the Audiodesk and the answer is simply NO. Unless you plug into the RV as mentioned. You have distilled water with 70% alcohol already, or if you still have their cleaning agent. I’m not sure I understand the above reference, but be aware t... 
Is this the solution to LP static issues?? Seems to be!
Not sure how my thread went from inquiring about the age old anti-static formulation that RCA was using on their vinyl, and which seems to work like a charm, even decades later...to: Brake Cleaning fluid used to clean one members LP’s!! Just goes ... 
Is this the solution to LP static issues?? Seems to be!
This conversation inspired me to document how to work with the shielding tape.  Check this blog post if you're interested:  https://galibierdesign.com/dont-give-me-no-static/... Thom @ Galibier Design 
Is this the solution to LP static issues?? Seems to be!
Following on from my comment yesterday (08-Dec), it dawns on me that you could achieve a static drain connection to some bearings with adhesive backed shielding tape - the material I referenced earlier. The adhesive is conductive, and you can sold... 
Is this the solution to LP static issues?? Seems to be!
Hi @daveyf,Grounding the bearing is specific to the turntable and its construction. On our turntables, we have a dedicated grounding screw on the bottom of the bearing. You’d have to look at your turntable to see if you can adapt something in ord... 
Is this the solution to LP static issues?? Seems to be!
One of our crazy designs (never made it to production) generated so much static, that, you could see sparks jumping from the platter to the turntable base. I kid you not. It didn't manifest until we hit the low-humidity Winter months, and needless...