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PA Speakers for Parties
JBL Eon series. Built like a brick sh**house, and sound pretty damn good to boot. They are nearly indestructible, unless you do something really foolish. That said, be nice to your neighbors and don't torture them with throbbing bass until 2am. Re... 
alternative power supply for Garrard 301
Sound Carrier is based in Zagreb, and hence is Croatian. Looks like the price on the Universal TT PS is 720 euro. There's a price list if you dig through the site a bit. 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
"La Folia (collection of Spanish Renaissance Dances), Paniagua/AtrmMMadrid, Harmonia Mundi HM 1050 (ATR 0103 reissue)"Excellent choice. The 'jalopy' pulling up at the end of the LP is stunning, but the entire LP is of reference quality. 
Getting granite tomorrow.
Thanks for the responses all. Doug, indeed my experiments have proved that anything that allows the speaker to move in any plane results in exactly what you and Paul are hearing. Thus far, I've found that rigid spikes allow for the best sound in m... 
Getting granite tomorrow.
So Doug, what are you using under the speakers? Since I moved a couple of years ago from a nice concrete floor to a suspended wooden floor (albeit decently solid), I've come to realize (despite my best efforts) that some type of decoupling is goin... 
Linn lp12
You didn't mention which motor controller is being used - Basik, Valhalla, or Lingo. A new belt would be a good start, as well as cleaning the pulley surface and the sub-platter. If it's a Lingo (outboard controller), then you'd have to send it to... 
Custom Power Supply for 6v DC Motor
I'm curious as to why you want to replace the stock supply, and what you are trying to accomplish as a result. If I'm not mistaken, the Amazon uses an outboard speed controller. If so, then changing the wall-wart probably isn't going to make much ... 
Tubes for your K&K Maxxed Out Phono?
I'd say you need a good 300 hours for break-in time (there's a lot of transformer wire that needs time...perhaps even more so than the big Cardas caps). One mistake gear junkies make with the K&K is to dismiss it too quickly. Your patience wil... 
Stillpoints Ultra SS vs spikes on concrete
Glad they worked out for you; I'll be curious if your observations change over the course of a week or two (not to play devil's advocate or anything ;-)). 
What contact cleaner do you recommend?
As far as a cleaner, I use 99% Isopropyl alcohol. I no longer use any metal bearing pastes or liquids, as the carriers in most cases tend to dry out into a gummy mess (especially with heat). I find Caig DeOxit to be moderately useful when cleaning... 
Stillpoints Ultra SS vs spikes on concrete
After moving house a couple of years ago, I'm now in an (overall better sounding) upstairs room with hardwood floors and a good, solid sub-floor. I came from the basement with 6" fiberglass reinforced concrete floors (which offered excellent low f... 
Cardas Speaker placement..
Personally, I have never found the Cardas Golden Cuboid method to work well in any room I've tried it in; I actually prefer the Vandersteen placement method in most instances and it still falls woefully short in most cases. Each room is unique bas... 
What is your listening level?
I think Ebm is being sarcastic in this case with his usual one-line comments, most of which go begging for additional explanation or comment anyway.I think every recording has a sweet spot where the system makes it 'come alive', and this can range... 
Clear Day Cables Speaker Cables
Yes. Merry Christmas! 
Clear Day Cables Speaker Cables
I agree that the Clear Day is a helluva of a cable for the money. Rok2id, stop being a prattling twat (borne out by many other posts of yours).