minkwelder

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Yes, cables do make a difference -- regardless of price...
I got involved in an argument on another site with an electrical engineer claiming that, as long as the cable is of a sufficient gauge, there can be no difference. He was, undoubtedly, referring to the ampacity of the wire which doesn't take into ... 
Thorens TD1600 VTA adjustment
Looking at the manual, it appears that there are two threaded collars. The upper one with the holes is the locking ring and must be screwed away from the bottom one by turning it CCW. Insert the tool from the right side into one of the holes and p... 
Bass lovers - Bela Fleck - Flight of the Cosmic Hippo
@larsman  Actually, the bass player is FutureMan's brother, Victor Wooten. FutureMan plays, in addition to percussion instruments, a weird thing called a SynthAxeDrumitar.  
Why "bookshelf" sspeakers?
One disadvantage of tower speakers is that, depending on your room, the placement that is ideal for the mids and highs may not be ideal for the bass.   
What does one need to know about playing old 78 rpm records?
Virtually all pre-WWII 78's (and some after) were made with shellac resins, so don't use any alcohol for cleaning. Be sure to follow the manufacturers recommended tracking force on your made-for-78 cartridge to avoid stylus and record wear and pr... 
Getting into the music
@mahgister  Similarly, with my Joseph Audio Pulsars, the 5" woofers don't produce the lowest bass but, depending on the source material, I don't usually miss it. The Pulsars replace my Aerial Acoustics 10-T's which actually tended toward too much... 
Getting into the music
Whenever I visit my brother and we retreat to his basement lair to enjoy a few fine intoxicants, I'm always struck by how much I enjoy the music. It doesn't seem to matter that it's played through a cheap Sherwood AV receiver and a $200 pair of ha... 
Better Records vs MoFi
@chrisoshea I’m speaking from personal experience and you’re speaking from....?  
Better Records vs MoFi
@chrisoshea  If Better Records was merely looking for the quietest pressings they could find and cleaning them, I could partially agree with you. Over the last several years, I purchased four copies of Jethro Tull's Stand Up and finally found one... 
Better Records vs MoFi
@bdp24  I bought my MFSL copy of MFBP back in the mid-80's so it was definitely the 1-039 version. Not being very knowledgeable about MFSL, I thought all of their stuff was half-speed mastered. The copy I got from Better Records is an EMI/Capito... 
Better Records vs MoFi
I bought a copy of The Band's Music from Big Pink from Better Records and it blew away my MFSL version. I have purchased several other titles from them that had no half-speed master version that were likewise much better than I could find otherwis... 
AMC Record Player Crazy Loud Humming
Those 50C5 tubes were used in old electronic designs that used series heaters directly run from the AC mains and can be extremely dangerous. My understanding is that some of the transformerless designs could have a live chassis! You're asking for ... 
45 Singles You Just Had to Buy
Jumpin' Jack Flash  
The one, the only Garth Hudson.
@bdp24: At the risk of being nailed for "off-topic" posting or somebody telling us to 'get a room', I gotta say that I listened to some of Gary's stuff and I wish I could get that tone. Reading his biography on last.fm, I can relate to his experie... 
The one, the only Garth Hudson.
@bdp24: "Bewildered" is a good way to put it. A buddy and I got together in '67 (our sophomore year) and started practicing together, working out Byrds and Stones tunes. When Cream hit, my buddy, Bob, was knocked out by Clapton and started learni...