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ADD or Audiophile?
@ezstreams That's a nice piece, too.  Just curious ... what's it doing outside?  Was it being moved; sold?  My youngest sister & I have our Grundig in storage.  I've often thought pieces like this would be perfect displayed in a high-end audio... 
ADD or Audiophile?
@ezstreams Your reference to your parents' Grundig console caught my attention!  I, also, cut my teeth ... or maybe I should say my ears ... on the love of music and, ultimately, the quest for furthering its fidelity, on my parents' old Grundig co... 
Static on turntable
@chille1525 One more basic thing to check = stylus force (i.e.  with a good quality, accurate stylus gauge).  
Static on turntable
@chille1525 Afraid I don't have any "ah hah!" diagnostics and/or solutions for you.  However, a couple or three questions: How old or, more importantly, how much mileage do you have on your stylus & cartridge?  In other words, do you have a m... 
How often, and how, do you clean your stylus?
FWIW:  I've lately been using an Onzow before every side and an Audioquest anti-static record brush.  When I'm finished playing albums for the day/night/etc., I'll do the Onzow again and then use MoFi LP#9 before I put the TT to bed.  Also, no alb... 
Ohm Speakers Status Update
@veemike Veemike, when you say "(the) new shop is in Bridgeport, Conn.", does that mean there is a shop there where one could hear the new Ohm stuff?  If so, name of the shop & address, please?  Also, do you know if the Ohm factory or headquar... 
Anyone listen to entire albums?
If listening to "entire albums" means both sides 1 and 2 on vinyl or digital media, then I'd have to say that I do, indeed, listen to entire albums most of the time.  Sometimes, however, with vinyl, I only listen to one particular side unless ther... 
Audiophilism is a hobby
@rvpiano I understand your rebuttal but still cannot convert to the wholehearted or exclusive "hobby" idea.  I and many others, I think, join and follow forums like this one primarily for two reasons.  One is to learn more about and stay abreast o... 
Audiophilism is a hobby
I haven't read all the comments throughout this thread.  So, if this point (if it is one) has already been alluded to, my apologies! Although probably applicable, I've always had a bit of difficulty accepting the term or concept of "hobby" for wh... 
Looking for advise and recommendations on a nice record cleaner.
@uavnola I haven't read through all of the threads or responses here.  So, if this has already been covered, my apologies. Before jumping to the conclusion that the etiology of your dilemma here is dirty records, a few questions for you: Have yo... 
Ohm Speakers Status Update
A tidbit of history for all you Ohm lovers: In 1972, as a fledgling audiophile, a friend & I happened to find ourselves at the old Tech Hifi in Cambridge, MA where I bought my first serious hifi system.  Just for fun, because I couldn't affor... 
Revel Performa3 Cabinet Defect
@misterbobman FWIW, I've got a pair of F206 in my living room that I purchased new and are now around 5 years old or so.  When I picked them up, the salesman and I actually retrieved them from an unheated (i.e.  not environmentally controlled) met... 
Listening position/speaker position
@willyht I haven't read through all the comments in this thread.  So, this is based on personal experience with similar components and, of course, my opinion. My listening room (i.e.  living room) is almost identical to yours, both size and shape... 
Records not stored vertically for decades
@soix Here's my best guess as to what you may eventually encounter: If the stacks were perfectly stacked one atop each other (i.e.  records and/or jackets not askew here & there) so that there was equal pressure on each disk and the floor was... 
What is the quality and performance level of Fluance turntables??
Can't speak from personal experience on this one.  However, my brother-in-law and respected fellow audiophile who's been at it almost as long as I have, had a Fluance TT that he very much enjoyed.  Forget which model but, at the time of purchase, ...