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Kids, Dogs, and Speakers
I have a pair of Vandersteen 5a speakers.  In addition to the excellent SQ, they are solid as a rock (175 pounds, as each as a 300W amp for the woofer). There is a nice-looking pair for sale at a dealership in NJ (I have no affiliation): Vanders... 
Amp — Leave on or turn off
My Ayre V-5xe Amp on/off switch (front of amp) is really an on/stand-by switch.  (The actual on/off switch is on the back of the unit.), which implies that the electronics have a low wattage draw that keeps them 'warmed' and ready when I 'turn on'... 
Starting a Classical Vinyl Music Collection
I have enjoyed Classical LPs for many years, and I am glad to hear from someone who is starting-out on this journey.  Around 1,000 years of music, and some of it is just fantastic (I also like rock, jazz, folk).  Welcome to the adventure... Latel... 
Accuphase E-5000 factory power cord good enough?
duketbrd88 from lalitk "I would look into Zavfino and Audio Envy brands".  I respectfully disagree, at least in part.  I have never owned or listened to Zavfino wires, but I purchased two AE power chords at a show.  They were really cheap, so I ... 
What happens when the stylus tip wears out on a $12,000 cartridge?
Footnote:   To those who are not familiar with the Denon 103R, it is made with an aluminum cantilever and a conical stylus. Edit:  "automation is less important to craftsmanship" should have read "automation is less important than craftsmanship... 
What happens when the stylus tip wears out on a $12,000 cartridge?
When first returned to viny, my first carts were Denon 103R (purer-copper than the original 103), and I enjoyed their sound. As time went on, the carts wore-out and my aspirations grew.   I now had four of them, so each went in for an upgrade.  A... 
Maintaining Optimal Electrical Connections
Hi All, My apologies for the delayed update. Before the Holidays I was able to clean all of my line-level connections, with DeToxit 100L, as well as treat them with Stabilant 22.  Results - the investments in time and money were worthwhile. I ... 
The Twelve Albums of Christmas
@grinnell; Can you recommend any titles/artists? For me, Jazz is so 'hit & miss' that I tend to avoid Jazz albums without specific recommendations.  Thanks...    
The Twelve Albums of Christmas
@hilde45  - just read LEFT to RIGHT, e.g.  If On A Winter's Night "by" Sting. I hope that helps...  
Flat copper speaker cables
ortodox - "Captain wrote to me , he must be a good  engineer. "  I do not know if he is an engineer, but he is their SALES person.    I have two 6' AE power cables sitting in a box (as emergency back up cables).  Please let me know if you want t... 
Flat copper speaker cables
If it helps... I have had Audio Envy in my current system; (-1) - having tried several brands, they were uniquely harsh and fatiguing with rock, jazz and classical (strings, brass, symbols)    
Speaker cable recommendations
+1 for Anticables - I am using two pair of copper speaker cables to bi-wire my speakers.  The SQ improves with every upgrade that I make to my system.  They are NOT a limiting the SQ in any meaningful way: a great endorsement for such inexpensive ... 
Maintaining Optimal Electrical Connections
lowrider57 Thanks for the details regarding your experience using the D5.   Personally, I never considered putting a cleaner into a female outlet (even one that is shut off at the breaker).  That seems to be asking for trouble.  More to the poin... 
Maintaining Optimal Electrical Connections
erik_squires Thanks for the warning regarding AC wiring.  I have already replaced the outlet with a hospital-grade Leviton unit (pure copper, tight grip).   With that being said, I have powered speakers and am considering using D100L on that con... 
Maintaining Optimal Electrical Connections
lowrider57 Wondering - did you use DeToxit D5 on power sources, line-level wiring, or both?