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is it possible to make digital audio sound like vintage vinyl
The problem here is why do you want anything to sound like Vintage vinyl? Don’t get me wrong, I’m deeply committed to vinyl, but I want my vinyl to sound as close to state of the art as my budget permits. And I think I’ve come very close. My digit... 
What Percentage Off Would You Expect to Discount For Open Box Amp with Blemish
Recognizing that 40% off is likely to be dealer cost, you got to be reasonable as the dealer is entitled to eat too. The blemish is relevant. Is it something the dealer is willing to replace. Ie- a marred faceplate where the dealer could get a new... 
Equal or better tonearm than Jelco for like amount of money
New, with removable heads hell, and in its price range Jelco was pretty much it 
Speaker manufacturers or box manufacturers with off the shelf drivers?
If someone is an expert speaker are they also a speaker expert?  
How many people here generally buy used?
Mostly used but I won’t buy anything beat up. For me to buy it used it’s pretty much got to look and work like it’s new. It’s been a good strategy as some excellent buys are to be had. Plus, I think I’ve assembled a pretty credible system as well.  
Dedicated 20 amp circuit - Electrician laughed!
In my last home my system shared the line with my fridge. Putting in a 20 amp home run was one of the BEST things I ever did for my system  
Why no interest in reel to reel if you're looking for the ultimate sound?
Very high cost plus very limited selection makes the firmst, however technically desirable, of very limited value. I’d rather have a huge selection in perfectly good fidelity at much lower cost. It’s about the music! If I can get into a tune playi... 
How I spent my time at home
Tweeked the VTA today.  
If this pandemic doesn't finally kill my cartridge, nothing will
Millercarbon’s response was truly a shot out of left field 
Recommend cartridge for pass labs preamp amp and Harbeth 40.2
which Pass phono preamp are you using?  
Break in time that extends to months or maybe even years!!
1000 hr to break in? Nah- 1000 hrs for the reviewer to get used to the sound? Possible  
AFFORDABLE (under $1K) Best SS and Tube Amps for HD600
Bottlehead Crack- stunningly good with the HD600’s  
audiophiles who are just getting the itch to upgrade
I’m a long time LP12 owner (since the 90’s); I really like my table, and it’s had updates over the years- I started with the Basik power supply, Rega arm and a Linn K9; now I have a Lingo power supply, Kore chassis, Ekos II arm, and Arkiv B cartri... 
RIP Art Dudley
Sad for so many reasons. Young man and given the current health crisis, a proper funeral is not possible. Had the pleasure to meet him briefly in Manhattan ages ago RIP  
Warm tuning fuse
Sorry, but a fuse isn’t going to solve a bright top end