What Holiday Gifts did you ask for or Give to Yourself?

I have been too busy to even think about what I would have asked for or given myself. One of my friends is going Buck Wild giving UPS a profitable finish to the year.



Pair of Clayton Shaw Caladan OB speakers; bought back in October, but my Christmas present

Nice gifts people!

I have started my first voyage into the world of tube amplifiers.  I purchased a used Decware Torii MK IV with three full sets of tubes. Using this ~26 watt amp on a pair of 90db sensitive Vandersteen IC and a pair of Vandersteen V2W subs. Absolutely fantastic so far.  Merry Christmas to me. 

I had eyeball lens replacement this year. I no longer need glasses but much more light. This low cost magnifier with light now allows me to easily see the writing on LP spines. A gift from my wife. I bought her a new car. Always better to give than receive.

Large Magnifying Glass with Light

My Son; 8’’ Nipper statue & my Nephew; Why Vinyl Matters: A Manifesto from Musicians and Fans Hardcover. I gave myself; A Boston Audio Mat & loving it!



I purchased a similar one a couple of years ago. Has a handle with 3 different lenses. Also had 1 eyeball repair in September, Long story but they had ordered the wrong lens and she didn't notice until after it was in. Not as bad as it sounds because it was a premium multi-focal lens. So now my non dominant eye is corrected and my dominant eye is original. over the years (like 50+) it has gone from 20/200 to around 20/40 so we are waiting until spring for the next move.