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Crackle and hiss on some albums
I find that a thorough washing before first playing the record, and then another washing after the first play is useful. With that said, you are never going to eliminate all of the pops and crackles, it’s part of the media. Worth it in my opinion,... 
Best power cord for Audioquest Niagara 1200
I would not spend dragon money for the 1200. If you’re spending that kind of money, you’d be better off to upgrade to the 3000 as indicated by others the thunder or one of the other less expensive Audio quest products would make a lot of sense for... 
Please be gentle with me! 🙏
I believe the bluesound will be an improvement. I started out with a bluesound node And I think it is an excellent product for the money. decent, sound quality, very reliable and easy to use. The app is simple and user-friendly.  Good choice for y... 
Magico A5 vs SF Amati vs Raidho D3 - Help me decide!
I have had a chance to hear the SF and magico speakers, auditioning them against each other, and I think you would see a significant step up with either of the choices that you inquired about. I haven’t heard the Raidho, So can’t make a meaningful... 
Upgrade My Turntable - How Much Do I Need to Spend?
You have some good choices in mind. i've owned the  Rega P6 and Riga turntables are really good. I have a clear audio DC performance and clear Audio makes tables in your price range that are excellent. As Others have said, I would encourage you to... 
Do You Buy Speakers Without Hearing Them?
I have a found a way to listen to speakers for my main system before making a purchase. I think speakers are the most important component, so I have insisted on hearing speakers before I buy and comparing choices. I wouldn't say I will always do t... 
Best Covers
Memphis Tennessee- Johnny Rivers- original Chuck Berry Poncho and Lefty- Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard- original by Townes Van Zandt   
Mid-Fi, Hi-Fi or.....?
there are a couple of inherent problems with those terms. First, they are subjective. There is not a standard definition, and what sounds really good to you may not do it for me. Second, the terms are relative. Someone who owns $150,000 system may... 
Would you buy a pair of speakers by just looking at the measured freq. response?
No, that's just hoping the speakers actually are to your liking and hope is not a plan  
McIntosh dealer discount ?
I generally receive 10-20% off msrp from my dealer. It's not something I'm strident about but I usually get something  I've been a loyal customer and have made a number of purchases which I'm sure makes a difference. No reason not to ask    
Your Not-So-Obvious Best Fidelity LPs
Grant Green - Idle Moments Santana - Abraxas Stevie Ray Vaughan- Couldn't Stand the Weather  Leonard Cohen - Live in London   
Lifting the Christmas veil
Wonderful gift you are very fortunate/ congratulations!!  
Have we lost civility and respect on Audio forums?
aberyclark that is an excellent and an important point if anyone is really interested in civility. There are ways to express opinions in a nonconfrontational way. When I listen to higher end cables, I heard a difference. When I listened to higher ... 
Have we lost civility and respect on Audio forums?
These discussions are fascinating for their complete predictability. Anytime it's about cables, fuses, switches, the discussion is basically the same. Somebody takes the "scientific" view that they make no difference while someone else believes re... 
Have we lost civility and respect on Audio forums?
There are lots of friendly, helpful people on this forum. I enjoy it very much. Even the "nasty" discussions can be entertaining when you consider that whether a person can discern a difference in audio cables may not be a sound basis to judge the...