Responses from normb

Whats playing on your system today?
Blackfield 2 Rammstein Herzeleid XXV MOGWAI Mr Beast   been that kind of day   
Whats playing on your system today?
Earlier today: steven Wilson’s remixes of Aqualung and Songs from the Wood. Just a few minutes ago, Miles Davis vol 1 re-issue mono Blue Note label.    
NEWS FLASH!! Listening to Music is NOT a "Distraction."
For me, it’s an effective way of blocking some of the tinnitus (service-connected) I hear 24/7. Therapeutic. Maybe I can write off the cost of my audio gear as medical expenses.  
what’s a song cover that you think is better than the original?
Molly Hatchet’s “Dreams I’ll Never See” over The Allman Brothers Band’s “Dreams.”   only because I’m about 5 years too young to have fully appreciated the Allman Brothers for  another decade of so.  
Mad Scientist Graphene Contact Enhancer
I’ve been back into listening to vinyl again going on three years, after about a 30 year hiatus. It was so much simpler back in the 1970’s through 1990’s. after reading, reviewing many articles about specialty wires, then this recent fad of graph... 
Di I really need to clean my LP's?
Not entirely new to this. I’m still using a 45 year old Discwasher I bought new with a B&O Beogram TT. Lately I’ve been using an ultrasound cleaner (basic 12" inside 3 transducer model from Amazon along with a clamp-on 2-disc spinner gadget)... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Got a limited edition copy of El Ten Eleven’s “Every Direction is North.”  Played it last night. Tonight: Jimi Hendrix’ “Machine Gun” and/or “Blues.”  
Great Rock Bassists your Top 10.Rock not Jazz. But Hey what about Reggae
Off the top of my head:   john Wetton Greg lake Chris Squire Geddy Lee John Entwistle Sting Tina Weymouth Noel Redding Mike Rutherford Tony Levine or Flea. But I’m partial to KC bass players.    
Least Expensive Power Conditioner/Surge Protector That Won't Worsen Sound
Remind me to turn off spellcheck. Some stray character turned into cnn - I wouldn’t touch that propaganda with someone else’s eyes. Mobile page doesn’t allow editing ✍🏻   
Least Expensive Power Conditioner/Surge Protector That Won't Worsen Sound
I’ve had one CNN of these over two years now for my system. Works fine. Have similar smaller units for computers in two rooms, a larger one for TV/audio in another room. Output is clean, to keep rfi/emi off input I use simple clamp-on ferrite chok... 
Best double live vinyl?
Having made the tragic mistake of selling my vinyl in ‘84, i began collecting again about two years ago.  I made an effort to find three double live albums which had been in my collection and they didn’t disappoint. The Allman Brothers band “Eat... 
King Crimson
I’ve been a fan since, I think, the first time I heard KC’s “Lizard.”  I was 14, and man, was I hooked. All my allowances went to buying their stuff the next ten years. I saw them in concert in St. Pete, Florida at the Bayfront center shortly aft... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Now: Miles.  All Blues Earlier: Porcupine Tree, Lightbulb Sun Steven Wilson, Grace forDrowning El Ten Eleven, Fanshawe   It’s been that kind of evening/afternoon.  
Turntable Hum
I was reading the cartridge installation instructions for my tonearm last night- SME 3009 S2 improved.    it said on some cartridges there’s s tab on the green lead which has to be disconnected from the headshell or it will cause a ground loop an... 
Zephyr MIMC vs Hana ML
Thanks again one and all. still considering the Delos vs. Zephyr. several YouTube channels demoing those give me some sense of the sound I’m looking for. It’s the price and rebuild cost I’m vacillating on at this point. here’s a twist. Had Cov...