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Starting a Classical Vinyl Music Collection
Anyone who says a higher end ultrasonic cleaner did nothing for them was doing something wrong.  The vast majority of my vinyl sounds nearly as quiet as a CD.  As stated, you can't fix physical damage with one, but if you're using a good cart with... 
Seeking Legit Cartridge Expert?
I’m not claiming to be an expert, but I went from a Hana ML to a Umami Red and holy cow! I also bought a Soundsmith Paua at the same time and it’s equally impressive. I thought the ML as fantastic until I listened to the Umami, now I’d hate to go ... 
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@mahgister @stuartk Lionel Hampton is another who grunts and groans nonstop.  Love his music, but man it can be distracting at times! 😂  
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Chillaxing with some Red Garland Trio.    
Your greatest high end audio purchase!!!
I live been doing this for over 40 years now. I think if I have to pick just one item, it’s probably my pair of Amber Series 70 amps I bought new. They served me well for many years with a variety of equipment powering first my Large Advents them ... 
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@wharfy I see that’s on Steeplechase. I have yet to hear a bad Steeplechase album! I am slowly trying to collect most of them. It’s not cheap since I refuse to buy albums in less than NM unless they’re just so rare that I can't justify it.  
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@mary_jo According to Larry David you're already 8 days past the appropriate cutoff date! 😂  
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@pjw81563 Playing it way too loud at my desk at work right now hoping the phone doesn't ring! haha  
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@wharfy If I had to settle on a single Kenny Drew album (and thank goodness I don't) it would probably be Dark Beauty.  It's easy to find to stream.  
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@wharfy I’ve heard they are due to being pressed on virgin vinyl. How true that is I can’t say. I do know I have been very happy with them. Some of the absolute best sounding records I own are from Three Blind Mice which are Japanese. YMMV  
Tubed preamps and Power amps- How old is too old???
I have a pair of Luxman MB3045s from 1974 that still sound spectacular.  As mentioned, tubes and caps are really the only parts of concern.  Have it tuned up and brought back in spec and it may out last you.  
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@pjw81563 Definitely a couple of good ones there.  One that I don't see mentioned often and doesn't seem to get the love I think it deserves is Fantasia.    
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@acman3 Thanks!  I can never get enough of Kenny Drew.  
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@curiousjim Hands down my favorite pianist!  Is that an Amazon exclusive, I'm not familiar with it and nothing comes up on Discogs?  
What use to burn in power cords?
@jasonbourne71  “This is why people think audiophiles are nuts.” Exactly!  I only looked at this thread to read the ridiculous ideas that would be posted.  It did not disappoint.