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mammothguy54

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Those rare albums that are great on first listen.
So, so many mentioned that I already own. That makes me feel very good. Quite a few that I probably need to get. Stanley Clark School Days Jeff Beck Truth Paul Simon There Goes Rhymin’ Simon Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall By th... 
Records not stored vertically for decades
@soix I am confident that your records will be quite well.  The pressure from horizontal storage no doubt pushed contaminates into the grooves.  But that is the only real issues you need to be concerned with.  No matter how you cared for them many... 
Going Tubing
Balanced Audio Technology VK-30SE For Sale - US Audio Mart I have been using BAT gear for quite a few years and can honestly say that it is some of the best I have ever owned (I have had several great component systems over my years).  The link a... 
Dynaudio Contour 60 + Balanced Audio Technology (BAT)
@davidkellyphoto  Hello.  I have since made many changes to my system.  I will say that the combination of the BAT VK-255SE power amp (solid state) was a perfect match for the Dynaudio Contour 60i speakers.  And with my BAT VK-33SE preamp the com... 
Anyone have experience with using de-esser for sibilance in home audio system?
FreeStand Acoustic Panel (Gobo) - 2" thick (gikacoustics.com)   @stuartk  I attached the link to GIK for the panel that I use.  There are a few other options in the category so check them out.  I hope this helps you.  
Anyone have experience with using de-esser for sibilance in home audio system?
@stuartk  Acoustic panels can be had as a portable unit, with stands.  That's what I use for when listening to music.  Otherwise, the panel goes back into my office room.  I have other acoustic panels affixed to the wall for first reflections and... 
Anyone have experience with using de-esser for sibilance in home audio system?
@stuartk  Ageing can be challenge, no doubt.  When my hearing became affected, I cried.  But I have somewhat overcome the challenge by relaxing, enjoying the music, and seemingly forgetting about the hearing issue(s).  Mind over matter, I guess yo... 
Help With New Preamp Decision
+1 for BAT preamps.  I have all BAT gear and over the past number of years have moved up the line to my present system (my system profile is not up to date, at all).  The BAT preamps check all the boxes that you mentioned, plus some.  The best val... 
Robert Plant
I love Led Zeppelin.  They were a serious part of my "becoming of age" era.  As their albums came out, I was advancing through high school.  At 16 years of age and Led Zeppelin II is playing at high school parties.  Memories, for sure!  I finally ... 
A great interconnect between Soulution 751 and 725
Your products certainly deserve top-tier signal cables.  There are plenty of excellent options, as suggested above.  From my own experience, and thus my recommendation, is the new Audioquest Mythical Creatures series.  I had Audioquest Earth signa... 
Quality of Sirius XM
SXM is imbedded in nearly every new vehicle audio system.  You get a free 90-day trial.  Their aim is to secure subscribers after the 90-day trial expires.  SXM provides convenience and very good content for your driving time.  It provides nation-... 
Experience with Zesto Andros Allasso SUT?
@three_easy_payments   Thank you for the prompt reply.  That's a very good answer.  I have several cartridges and will likely add another one or two.  The Allasso provides plenty of load and gain matching options that should satisfy my needs.  How... 
Experience with Zesto Andros Allasso SUT?
@three_easy_payments   I found your thread about the Zestro Andros Allosso.  I am very interested in getting one for my system and would like to know if you did acquired one and by now what your evaluation is of its sound quality and how it added ... 
My Final System Build in Words & Pictures
You are awesome, as is your system!  Enjoy it immensely, and in good health.  
Anyone else feel like they are “transported” INTO the music
I often refer to it as "falling into the music".  The phrase just seems to work for me.  But either way, yes, definitely transports the mind and spirit to a level that is euphoric.