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Jazz for aficionados
So this came in the mail today.  Three Blind Mice never seem to disappoint.   
Stephen Stills
Thanks for the heads up, mines now on the way!  
Your experience in "in their day" brands/components that you remember foundly?
Large Advents, like so many here. Fisher KX-200 Tube integrated amp  Boston Acoustics A400s (still have ‘em) Systemdek IIX with a Monster Cable Alpha 1 MC cartridge (still have ‘em) PS Audio PSIV pre and Model Two C Plus power amp (both curren... 
High end speakers at low volume
Another here with Harbeths, (SHL5+ XD) and they sound great at low volume.  My system has no tone or loudness controls of any kind.  SS preamp and tube power amps. YMMV  
Jazz for aficionados
@mahgister Well, so much for cutting back on record purchases! haha  
Jazz for aficionados
  First night with this one.  I love me some Monica!  
Complete vinyl system, TT to speakers, for $1500?
I would think a decent vintage TT (JVC direct drive would be my choice) and cartridge + powered speakers and you still need to come up with a phono pre could be done for around that.    
Question about how analog audio recording works
The same question could be asked of your eardrums.    
cheapest speaker made in the last 10 year that can beat any speaker made before 1970?
It's gonna take a lot to beat a set of Quad ESLs or many other high end speakers of yesterday, if you even can.  
Can I Trust The Music Room's Product Description?
I've had nothing but positive experiences with them.  
Cheap used LP's: They're still out there!
@thecarpathian The seller feedback is critical!  I know everyone has to get a start, and on rare occasions I’ll take a chance.  But my general rule of thumb is at least 1000 ratings and at least 99.8%.  I still get burned on rare occasions, but ov... 
Cheap used LP's: They're still out there!
I’ve found that with a truly proper cleaning, many records assumed to be VG or VG+ are actually NM.  The best cleaning isn’t cheap, but with a large collection or lots of purchases can pay for itself.  It seems to be an area where people who spend... 
Turntable recommendation
As someone who listens to 95% or more vinyl, I have to say that if you’re currently used to streaming and CD, unless you’re committed to a significant investment I think you’re setting yourself up for a disappointment.  Vinyl on a budget is pretty... 
Jazz for aficionados
@curiousjim Thanks for bringing up Red Garland, it had been far too long.  Enjoying right now!  
Whats playing on your system today?
@designsfx Never heard of that, definitely gonna check it out!