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Bi-Wire Jumpers
I have Vandersteen’s, and Richard almost demands bi-wiring as that is the way the speakers were designed for proper performance. So, I do.I have bi-amped in the past, but this is my first pair of speakers that are designed to be bi-wired. 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
1) Heifetz & The Boston Symphony - Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor / Prokofiev Violin Concerto in G Minor 19592) Heifetz & Reiner/Chicago Symphony - Tschaikowsky Violin Concerto 19583) Heifetz & Reiner/Chicago Symphony - Brahms ... 
Strange turntable/speaker issue
I don’t use the lid while playing. Actually cannot with this particular clamp.I have been playing a lot of vinyl lately. Up till using that clamp, I truly wasn’t sure I would ever warm-up to vinyl over CD’s/streaming (and I grew up on LP’s, but ba... 
Strange turntable/speaker issue
Yep.I have to wonder if the clamp would have helped on the old Kenwood, but that ‘water is under the bridge’ so to speak (as it had other issues). The Kenwood had a sturdy rubber mat, and the Pro-Ject came with a flimsy felt mat, which I replaced ... 
Strange turntable/speaker issue
And get rid of this pretty tray of sand? 🙃https://www.dropbox.com/s/bnavxx927vkeyl7/IMG_0965.JPG?dl=0I may consider that, but right now, everything is working and sounding better than ever. 😉 
Strange turntable/speaker issue
Another update.After spending more and more on ‘new’ albums (mostly classical) I realized, stubbornly, that my old Kenwood was just not ‘cutting it’. Since I bought it in the mid-70’s it had issues with maintaining proper speed, and I finally deci... 
What equipment have you bought this year so far ?
2019 onlyElac debut 2.0 C5.2 center channel speakerUsed PS Audio Digital Link III DACDayton Audio WFA28 Wi-Fi Audio AdapterGrado Prestige Red cartridgeSchiit Mani phono preReplacement belt for my old Kenwood KD-2055(2) sets of Blue Jean RCA interc... 
Reasonable but not outragious interconnects
Another nod for the BlueJeans LC-1’s 
Strange turntable/speaker issue
Just an update.Recieved the high pass filters, but left them in their package in case I wanted to return them. Recieved the Schiit Mani today and hooked it up. Prior to all this, I took all the stock ‘absorbsion’ feet off the Kenwood, as 3 of 4 of... 
Best drink while listening to your rig?
Water; I don’t drink alcohol. On the weekends, of course coffee if I listen early enough. 
The best music in 2018
Eels "The Deconstruction"If you're a fan, you'll get it.Love E, and whatever version of the Eeels he puts together.Will have to check that out on Tidal, surprised I have not yet.And always well recorded and engineered.  But the Eeels do make music... 
Cd's to make a come back in the future?
I use Tidal, a lossless account, and it’s very good, but, if I find something on Tidal I like enough to want as a physical ‘keeper’, I search it out on eBay for usually very little digital cash (PayPal). Both my streaming and CD Player run through... 
Whats playing on your system today?
My goodness, I was all over the place today.Started the day with 2 live performances of the Berliner Philharmoniker (Digital Concert Hall subscription) of Shoenberg Violin Concrto and Orchestra, op. 36 by violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, and Tch... 
Strange turntable/speaker issue
Oh, don’t get me wrong, I’m willing to listen and learn.In my business as a designer, I often suggest ideas to clients and they look at me like I have 3 heads, as they are out of the norm of what everyone else does, or what they have seen others h... 
Strange turntable/speaker issue
@millercarbon Thanks for the additional insight.I had a pretty good feeling the styrofoam, or large tiles, etc. would not work. What I wanted to see was if the material I tried had any effect at all. It did. I wanted to make sure it wasn’t just a ...