tyray

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Turntable Mat question
I replaced my stock Technics SL-D2 turntable mat with a GEM Dandy rubber cork compound mat and enjoy the quietness it brought to my ’daily driver’ very much. It’s also not to expensive at $60 and they always go on sale for less. And be aware that ... 
Increasing gain for your vinyl front end when pre-amp doesn't quite have enough juice
@bstatmeister Please, please, please (a little James Brown here) don’t put those Vandersteen Model 2C’s out to pasture! There may be a speaker recone kit made specifically for those babies. To save money you could buy the kits and do it yourself o... 
Disco...yep, I'm going there
@millercarbonThe Bee Gees were far better lyricists or should I say song writers period than a whole lot of groups regardless of genre. They wrote songs like ’I started a joke’ (which I think you can relate to) and many others that were covered by... 
Disco...yep, I'm going there
I really did like groups like BT Express, Chic and the Bee Gee's especially because they were good writers of song and music. But in the seventies I was mostly into some good ole funk like p-funk and George Duke and for the life of me, at the time... 
What's your go-to cheapie cartridge?
I took a chance and bought a used Shure V15VxMR MM cartridge for 220 CAN which ended up being $150 bucks US hoping nothing was wrong with it as they normally go for $500 and installed a JICO SAS VN5xMR stylus and to my surprise it worked just fine... 
What unknown musical artist would you like to share with your fellow audiophiles?
MANDRE: On Motown RecordsThese next artist are all Brazilian:Marcos VallePixinguinhaCartolaDorival Caymmi 
Which band IS really America's Greatest (rock & roll band)?
Speaking of rock and roll, Mother’s Finest with that Southern rock aint bad either. And the band was really from the south, not like CCR who played a heap of blues but was from Frisco. Although I have to admit, more classic rock, funk, soul, blues... 
Cost of Shipping Records
Well I took a que from you good brothers and sisters here and did some internet record shopping for exactly what I want rather than just crate digging and actually found and online record shop that does not charge for shipping after a $20 or more ... 
Cost of Shipping Records
Man! Now, I’m glad the only thing I can afford in vinyl is used albums by crate digging... 
Which band IS really America's Greatest (rock & roll band)?
Good folks, I had never even heard of this band before. They wereout of Detroit and became a ’group’ in 1964. The group was is called MC5. Check out their tune ’Motor cities burning’ and others on you tube. They were punk long before the Ramones a... 
Phono cable advice.
Yeah, the Lounge Audio LCR MK(???) was my first choice and I think that is where I first read the term ’giant killer’ for phono preamps. It is an outstanding preamp for the money and class A too. And as I did more research and found out about the ... 
Phono cable advice.
@asahitoro, and you other good folk here, I ended up buying 2 pair of Amadi Maddi Signature .75 meter interconnects made by Philip Amadi with KLE Innovations Copper Harmony RCA plugs. And they sound amazing right out of the box even without full b... 
Best MM?
+1 on the Shure V15 type Vmr cartridge. I took a chance and paid $152.00 for the cartridge put a jico sas shure stylus in the cartridge, upgraded the head shell and tonearm wires and haven’t looked back...My phono preamp, parks audio budgie tube p... 
Phono cable advice.
@three_easy_payments, you’ve answered your own question and it’s that dreaded ’disease’ we audiophiles get called ’upgrade-itis’ and it looks as if you’re starting to get symptoms of it. But don’t worry cause it’s actually kinda fun.☺@soudermn, I ... 
Phono cable advice.
Hi,Does anyone here have any experience with clear day cable interconnects used as phono interconnects? They are purposely made unshielded and I have an opportunity to purchase a pair with ETI Silver Bullet rca jacks. I have never seen a bad revie...