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PURON RESOLVE creates new options for better sound
No. I have not (yet) tried any of these devices, although the Puron intrigues me, even more so that I have yet to see them popping up in the used ePay or usual used audio component sales sites. They either work, work well enough to keep, or are s... 
PURON RESOLVE creates new options for better sound
FYI: Compliment NOT the same as complement. Just as AFFect not the same as EFFect. Or, as the pundit said to appease the grammarian: there, their, they’re.  
Turntable Cartridge upgrade question.
I answered that question several years ago, before covid: Benz Micro Glider SL (with a Musical Surroundings Nova III phono stage that developed a hiss several months prior to the warranty going out and Musical Surroundings refused to take it for e... 
Songs you use when auditioning gear
Hunter’s & Collectors - Betty’s Worry or, the slab (bass, vocals, horns) El Ten Eleven - Fanshawe (bass, harmonics, picking, “fret work”) Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool (RVG ed) BUDO.  Michael Hedges - Aerial Boundaries. I saw him live a w... 
Humminguru record cleaner
@czarivey  So, do you spin the LP clockwise, or anticlockwise?  
Cable Break In for the Naysayers
I read an article somewhere in the past year about the sounds associated with aurora borealis (northern lights). It’s been “folklore” for centuries that people have reported HEARING them while scientists, ahem, *S*C*I*E*N*T*I*S*T*S* have scoffed,... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Dexter Gordon, Daddy Plays the Horn A smooth, mellow nightcap.  
Old phones as streaming sources
Good to read - some of - this post, esp. that by the OP. I’d been using my daughter’s old iPhone 5 for a BT streamer for various internet radio programs like NPR’s Hot Jazz Saturday Night, Radio Bob and Bayern 3 in Germany and several others. La... 
Do You Buy Speakers Without Hearing Them?
I bought a pair of Klipsch Heresy IV’s a year ago ear unheard (sight unseen… ear… never mind) and I swore up and down I’d return the *&@&)$^*’d things inside 48 hours of arrival but decided to wait. I ran FM radio classic rock for a coupl... 
Buying online, online searches and Scams oh my!
@chrisoshea  Yeah, I’d gone through this exercise before, looking up the address, the “WHOIS” bit (coached by a friend in Australia of all places who pointed some of the discrepancies and inconsistencies of the previous scam to me) and since havi... 
list of speakers
@grislybutter  So sad that there are people who have the time to find fault, insult, browbeat and otherwise harass others on this forum but honestly, in the year or so I’ve been perusing this site’s threads count yourself lucky there were only 2 ... 
list of speakers
“But, but, but, what about [fill in the blank]!“ Only a few folks suggesting this so far. Kudos @grislybutter I enjoyed scrolling through this. Solid work. So far?  
Buying online, online searches and Scams oh my!
One blueberry deal at a time over time adds up.    
Anyone See Downside to an Ionizer blowing on Turntable?
I’ve had this in my cart for a few months now thinking it might work as well as if not better than some of the MUCH higher-priced options. Thoughts? And don’t suggest “increase humidity, DERP!” Increased humidity increases dust mites which incre... 
I took Frank Zappa’s advice
And they thought it couldn’t happen, hereeeeeeee