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Humminguru record cleaner
@aberyclark been a little while since I had it. I didn't have it very long. I liked what it did more than my VPI, so that's a high endorsement. Since I liked the result so much I went for a DG. I just recall it seemed a bit more finicky. Record f... 
Humminguru record cleaner
Well of course I would have to give the nod to Degritter. I didn't have the Humminguru very long at all, hard to remember exactly. It was very close though.  If money is a concern then by all means go with Hummingguru  
Humminguru record cleaner
I had the Humminguru for awhile. I was impressed so much that I went for the Degritter. Both are good Degritter much easier to use, just put in a record hit the button and walk away. Six minutes later viola, clean record. Of course like everything... 
20 Years?
Checking my Profile it says 2012. I know I’ve been here since 2001 though. When I look through my feedback my first one was on February 14, 2001. How about that. I remember that first transaction. I was a newbie for sure, 23 years ago, time flies.  
I Cried Today
Thank for sharing. God Bless  
Looking for an all-in-one just-add-speakers streamer for my son to take to college
I have a Bluesound Powernode,  it is compact and fantastic. I use it with Spendor S3/5R2 speakers, sounds great   
Shindo vs the world
I have had two Shindo Appetite amps. I liked the sound. My only problem was the availability of tubes. From what I could gather, all the Shindo approved tubes are hoarded by dealers and if you didn't buy the amp from them you are out of luck as t... 
What's your experience with snooty HiFi salesmen?
Sadly, Audio snobbery pushed me to purchase almost entirely on the internet. I used to work in a record store/audio retailer in the 70s. Back then it was fun and about the music. Over time it became almost a competition for audio stores/salesmen... 
Scotch? No thanks. Whats the best Vodka.?
Tito’s is what I keep in my freezer, although I’m primarily a beer drinker. Wyborowa Polish Vodka is very good  
CD player suggestions...
Marantz CD60  
Need suggestions on efficient book shelf speakers for a Pass Labs XA3.5
You should look at NSMT 15SE. They are built and sold out of North Carolina. Fabulous speakers that work with most all amps, certainly yours. I use them with a Naim NAIT 2...20 watts/channel. $1995 list factory direct  
Need a easy drive speaker while I am traveling
Second the Marshall Bluetooth speakers. they are exceptional in the Bluetooth category  
How many systems do you have?
Multiple, enough gear to have six or seven systems. Not all in use at the same time. Only 2 in my home. 1 in my beach condo  
Can recommend some non-fatigue SMALL bookshelf for near-field listening?
Spendor, several models may fit your needs. They are definitely non fatiguing   
How much gear do you own?
At least 7 integrated amps. 3 CD players, 2 turntables. 1 tuner, 2 streamers. Multiple cables, 5 pairs of speakers. That's only for two rooms.  In my late 60s time pair down, just been too lazy.