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Manufacturers pushing their products and agenda in the forums.
I'll tell you a short story about my experience at Audiogon and leave it at that. I lurked here for several years but signed up in around 2005 because I had a question about transitioning from Crosby Quads to horns. Fred Crowder was kind enough to... 
Is it possible to have vinyl nearly noise free?
Mijostyn- those digital microscopes- at least the cheap ones- are a little tricky. The 'frame' of view with high magnification is very limited- obviously, and care must be taken to mount the microscope in a way that it is aimed properly and doesn'... 
Manufacturers pushing their products and agenda in the forums.
The culture of a chat board is measured by its members, not the moderators.  
Manufacturers pushing their products and agenda in the forums.
@cleeds - au contraire- I said it should be monetized and badged, rather than wholesale censorship.  
Manufacturers pushing their products and agenda in the forums.
I don't view it as protection for anyone but myself- to avoid the noise. My alternative has been simply to avoid some threads altogether. I'm not sure it is a question of free speech since that isn't directly applicable (so far) to private interne... 
Is it possible to have vinyl nearly noise free?
@mijostyn- I haven’t used an Ortofon since the mid-70s. I will use a bit of alcohol applied to a pad type stylus brush, e.g. the "brush" type Ortofon and many others sell, but I usually only do it sparingly, not regularly, and more in cases of ext... 
Manufacturers pushing their products and agenda in the forums.
I share your view and had suggested a couple alternatives to Admin- if somebody is posting as a dealer to peddle or promote, they should have some badge identifying them and charge them for that privilege (in the same way as "Insider"). For those ... 
Is it possible to have vinyl nearly noise free?
I took a quick look and didn't find it, but that doesn't mean much- partly due to how the classical stuff isn't completely organized here. When I moved a couple years ago, I kind of back-binned several thousand records in one room and I go 'shoppi... 
Is it possible to have vinyl nearly noise free?
I'll look to see if I have that record- i have a bunch of ASDs, most go unplayed. Was it only released as a 'quad' record?  
Is it possible to have vinyl nearly noise free?
@mijostyn-the issue I mentioned about phono stages  has less to do with 'self-noise' of the phono stage and more about how it behaves in response to surface noise, tics, etc. Ralph Karsten of @atmasphere has written at length about that here. For ... 
How does Amazon sell a 300.00 cartridge for 180.00?
There were (and I guess to some extent still are) legal issues around so-called parallel imports or gray goods, but recent cases have changed the landscape in copyright and patent, where a first sale exhausts the right of the manufacturer to contr... 
Is it possible to have vinyl nearly noise free?
Yes, but there are many qualifiers; some records are inherently noisy due to manufacture; some may have been damaged by kludgey record players in the past. Some noise may be exacerbated by the cartridge and phono stage. I'd be hard pressed to summ... 
How does Amazon sell a 300.00 cartridge for 180.00?
Amazon will also carry gray market and bootlegs until they get notified otherwise. And, I know from people who are in record business retail that in many cases, their prices are at cost for retailers- on occasion, a friend who has an online shop w... 
Super tweeters, are they worthwile?
I remember the Janzens- but I don't remember how well they cohered with those acoustic suspension speaker designs. I think part of the reason for the use of the Deccas with the old Quads wasn't just frequency related, it was dispersion- the Quad w... 
Great guitar 'breaks" (as opposed to solos).
@shadorne - if you like Rockabilly, Chris Spedding has been doing shows with Robert Gordon. Spedding is a pretty amazing talent, appears on lots of records, also of the "I’m not a rock star" [email protected] -yep, Redd is here, as is the great Bill Ki...