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Best CD I've heard so far 2011.........
Keithr - As much as I want to like it, the new Bon Iver LP just isn't doing it for me. While I enjoy some of the tunes, there's something rather detached and distant about it, and it simply doesn't give me the emotion that the first LP has in spad... 
Teflon washers for cart, were can I get these?
Agreed regarding source of Teflon washers, and the superiority of stainless steel in that application. Most metal washers are stamped, and hence have a perfectly smooth side to them, which should face the headshell - the other side has a slight ra... 
Tri-Planar with no anti-skate?
Lewm, I am talking about an increase in VTF by a tiny amount - considerably less than a hundredth of a gram. At the same time, when we speak of measuring THD as it relates to AS what is it exactly we are hearing? I think on the TP, the AS dogleg c... 
Tri-Planar with no anti-skate?
Same cart, same arm, different table. Ultimately, I found that I preferred the increased resolution over the added sense of body, weight or gravity to the note; as such, I've removed the monofilament and dogleg completely. I've found that adding a... 
A good start on selecting cables?
Mceljo- I agree. In fact blind recommendations (usually via forums, magazine reviews, etc) plus the placebo of 'it costs more so it must be better' have kept many a cable manufacturer in business for a long time. Being purely objective in one's as... 
Best Rock Album in 2011
Thus Far:Cave Singers - No WitchBill Callahan - ApocalypseDestroyer - KaputtPaul Simon - So Beautiful or So WhatOkkervil River - I Am Very FarFleet Foxes - Helplessness BluesAll on LP. 
A good start on selecting cables?
The Cable Company seconded; you can go through a lot of cables, listen, and finally decide which you'd like to buy - in a situation like yours, it's the only way to go unless you enjoy spending a lot of money for naught. Every system is different,... 
Phono preamp comparison: Herron vs. K&K
While I can't comment directly, as I've always owned the fully "Maxxed-Out" version of the K&K - I will say that every incremental upgrade I've installed over the years has reaped huge dividends on the overall sound - better from top to bottom... 
Hammond b-3 organ
I agree fully with Zaikesman's assessment of Potato Hole. I literally played it twice (to make sure), and sold it. 
Phono preamp comparison: Herron vs. K&K
One thing I point out to everyone who tries the K&K: give it time to break in. The change up to around 200 hours of actual signal time is monumental. Things continue to get better up to about 4-500 hours. There's a lot of transformer wire in t... 
Pink Floyd
"I've had the Pink Floyd library in hi-rez for decades. It's called vinyl."Too funny, and spot-on accurate! 
A $300-$400 turntable tweak
I think it all depends on the table, platter composition and surface material, and the ability of the tonearm/transducer to accurately trace the LP. I have tried 6 or 8 center weights/clamps/doohickeys, as well as a perimeter ring and found that o... 
when do you replace capacitors?
Resistors are inert and don't really change over time (they can drift in value from thermal stress, but that's another matter). Capacitors are a different story. Electrolytic capacitors are the ones to change; film types tend to last a very long t... 
Best CD I've heard so far 2011.........
On the LP format...The Cave Singers - No Witch 
Direct Tv music channels ans use in audio system
"but the sound quality is pretty bad - thin and lifeless..."Given how much information "broadband" (CATV, sat, FIOS, etc) providers try to shove down the pipe, it's simply a case of 10 pounds of shit in a 5 pound bag...no surprise.