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Vibraplane: Should it be loaded close to limit?
Dan,The surface has no holes; it's an option. I did think of putting my sandbox directly on the VP, but it was too heavy (around 190 lbs (!)) - we each stood on a separate bathroom scale, and aggregated the results, minus our respective weights. A... 
Vibraplane: Should it be loaded close to limit?
Thanks for digging this up Pete, much obliged.It certainly is an interesting unit. Since my table weighs around 120 lbs, I've also simply placed it on top of the Vibraplane. The active system makes leveling a whole lot easier than the passive vers... 
Vibraplane: Should it be loaded close to limit?
I too recently picked up this unit (active version with compressor - 2212-01), and would also like to know the answer to this question. The instruction manual states 275 lbs as the maximum load. 
seeking 55 inch LED TV matte Screen, 2011 model
If you go with the LG, be certain to obtain an extended warranty. We have installed several dozen LGs (of all types) in an academic setting, and the reliability has been mediocre at best. To my eyes, the Aquos is the way to go. 
$2500 Phono Stage Suggestions
David and Jeff,Glad you guys are (finally (!)) enjoying the fruits of that very important upgrade. It really elevates the K&K to a new level. Of course, anyone buying a new unit will already have this installed. Cheers,-Richard 
remastered EMI pink floyd
Yup. Especially considering the fact that "They" re-issue the same stuff over and over and over and over again. How many more re-issued re-releases of "Kind of Blue" or "Folk Singer" or "Getz/Gilberto" or any Hendrix, Patricia Barber, Who, Stones,... 
What would you upgrade next if you had my hifi ?
More velvet paintings! I think you need an Elvis to round out the collection.Seriously though, I concur regarding the paneling - unless its nailed onto furring strips, it essentially makes for multiple resonating cavities which tend to act as broa... 
Best Rock Album in 2011
I too enjoy the Sheepdogs album, but it was released in 2010. 
Favorite poorly-recorded albums
Indeed, Todd may be god, but he's a tin-eared god at best. All of the Utopia LPs are simply terrible recordings. My personal favorite is 'Adventures in Utopia' which is a fantastic bunch of tunes rendered nearly unlistenable by the screechy sound ... 
Do you understand the words to the Mus U listen to
"Listen To Peter Gabriel's Games Without Frontiers - Kate Bush is heard singing "She's so popular" or is she actually saying something else?"He, he. Shadorne, That's "Jeux Sans Frontieres", or "games without frontiers" in French. Interesting inter... 
Electronics cleaner
The switch is probably a $2-3 part that shouldn't take long to install; that's the route I would go. If you want to try cleaning it, I'd go with the DeOxit, as it's the gentler of the two. Many 'electronics cleaners' will dissolve the plastic hous... 
Speakers that are RAP music proof
What you want is a large array of 6X9 Spark-o-Matics, for that 20% bass pre-distortion, to easier emulate the sound of rattling car interior panels. I just love that distant farting sound that so tunefully emits from a 95 Lexus...maybe it's the fa... 
Hurricane Irene
...annual washing? Eew... It was rather wet and rainy here in Albany. My rain gauge read 6.4", and the local NWS office recorded a peak wind gust of 59 MPH. Everything stayed in one piece, the power stayed on, and the sump pump ran. Now if the Moh... 
Saw Steely Dan
I agree with your assessment regarding Steely Dan, Bill. Not so much with Dylan; while I've seen him several times over the years with performances ranging from OK to mesmerizing, the last time I saw him (around 8 years ago) the SOB played for 55 ... 
Is preamp remote volume a deal breaker for you?
"...with the ability to drive long cables also came the ability to obviate the artifact of the cable itself- so the length and cost of the cable has no bearing on the sound of the system".Ralph, Are you suggesting that Atmasphere owners could sell...