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Extension cord advice
It all depends on if you can hear it or not. Try plugging the turntable & phono preamp into an extension cord only and see if you can detect additional noise. Depending on the design & quality of your preamp, it might be dead quiet with ei... 
Extension cord advice
Here are the only advantages over an extension cord. 6 outlets that are circuit breaker protected and EMI/RFI noise attenuation.  
Extension cord advice
Are you using a Furman extension cord or a Furman conditioner? If just a cord, since it is just for your turntable & phono preamp, you don't need a heavy gauge cord. Just get a lighter gauge cord (maybe shielded) that will please your wife.  
Is toeing speakers a bad idea?
I have found that toeing in speakers benefit the listener more in smaller rooms than in larger rooms, especially in near field listening.  
Building a dedicated listening room
When I had my dedicated room years ago I put in a  dedicated 20 amp circuit and ran 10 gauge Romex to three, quad (2 duplex outlets) spaced along the equipment wall. I know that seems like too many outlets, however I saved money by being able to s... 
Why do people like reel to reel players?
"I like reel to reel because of the expense and inconvenience of the format." Vinyl too ..  
What to do with a large collection
I owned an estate sale company for 27 years and LP records where a hot item at our sales. There where a dozen or so regular buyers that would swoop in and buy most on the first day. I would price most of them at $2.00, up to $4.00 or $5.00, then w... 
What to do with a large collection
dweller -- Don't worry about the jewel cases, toss them. Most of my cd collection are in Case Logic ProSleeves and they are selling, no problem on eBay. I just cut the paper front & back to fit in the sleeve along with any other inserts that a... 
What to do with a large collection
"I really want to get rid of them in bulk, but maybe some are valuable enough to list." While not classical, here are some of my records that I sold, all used: Steely Dan, Self-Titled Japan pressing - $130.00 -- Beatles, White Album - $70.00 -- ... 
What to do with a large collection
For the last year and a half I have been selling my records & cd collection on eBay, one by one or in small groups, with very good results. It is time consuming, with plenty of steps but worth it to me. I also have sold both on Craigslist too.  
Marantz 2325 speaker cables
"Sure, maybe you have gotten a hold of a Chinese cable that you did not like, but in no way does that validate your statement to stay away from Chinese cables." - I did not say to stay away from Chinese cables, I said speaker cables or speaker wi... 
Marantz 2325 speaker cables
"but can’t make a decent speaker cable?" - Decent, no doubt, however in my experience speaker wire made in the USA is of higher quality and sounds better.  
Marantz 2325 speaker cables
Get 4 of the angled pin connectors (see link) for the rear of your Marantz. Then strip 1" off the speaker end, unscrew the nuts on the binding posts and expose the hole in the shaft, twist and insert the wire into the hole in the center of the bin... 
Marantz 2325 speaker cables
What is your budget? What model are the speakers?  
Can we contribute
How about "peachy keen", "rad", "groovy" and maybe throw in the rarely used word "like" several times in every other sentence.