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Transformer noise including Powervar
Try this:http://diyparadise.com/dablok.htmlto remove that pesky DC from your mains supply. Remember, only a few mV of DC can make toroids hum like there's no tomorrow. I used this same basic design when I built my DIY Armegeddon-clone power supply... 
Morph the Cat deheaded
I'll side with 4yanx here - Morph is fine sounding LP - mostly analog, but one which has obviously seen ProTools. I think one of the nice aspects of this vinyl pressing is that it demonstrates how FAR digital has come in the past 20 years. I would... 
Online for a variety of acoustic room treatments?
Try the Auralex stuff - the absorbtion and diffusion solutions I've tried from them seem to work quite well. I got mine from AV Alive, which was the cheapest on the net. They also do custom fabric panels (more pricey) in a wide variety of colors a... 
Ping Pong Projector Beam
Unfortunately, you can't use an ordinary mirror for such an application - the image will double due to the first reflection bouncing off the surface of the glass, and the second reflection bouncing off the rear of the glass (the painted/silvered s... 
Cleaning tube sockets
I use the little gum stimulator/anti-periodontal disease brushes from Oral-B that can be found at any drugstore. They work quite nicely for the pupose, and have a robust wire that can be bent into nearly any position. They do tend to shed bristles... 
soundproof a door
Tough one without replacing the entire door with something considerably more substantial. Maybe sliding glass or at least the same door in a solid core format?? If not, you might consider filling the door cavity with low expansion foam to at least... 
High mass turntable owners -- What Stand?
Salectric, Thanks for the responses. I ask, because in the near future I hope to acquire a new high-mass deck, and will need to adapt the stand I currently use which is a single shelf unit. I had my stand custom made by a welder, and it is essenti... 
High mass turntable owners -- What Stand?
Salectric,Assuming a high-mass, high rigidity stand sitting on a poured concrete basement floor, what would be your material choice(s) for top mounting platform? Please discuss advantages and disadvantages of the materials cited. Many thanks,-Richard 
Let's add a Spell Check to Audiogon
Actually, the base response in my speakers ain't so good after I blew a woofer. Now there quite.-R. 
"Best" RCA IC's USED OR NEW LESS THAN $225
Chimera Advantage II. 
Boring but still needed: which VHS VCR?
If you can find a Panasonic AG-1330 commericial VCR, I highly recommend them. Built like a tank, with an excellent quality transport made mostly of metal. Very basic and bare bones - we use them in a university environment where they receive heavy... 
RCA interconnects
Agreed about the degree of tightness required. A little tip: if you do overtighten, the little rubber gripper "pads" for getting tight jar lids open works wonderfully in allowing you to get a good grip. I have several of these cut into 3"long x 3/... 
hum from nearby high-tension wires?
I certainly believe being in close proximity to that much of an induced electromagnetic field can cause the type of problems you are having. There have been extensive studies debating whether or not there are health problems associated with this a... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Prokfiev - Romeo & Juliet (complete) Maazel/Cleveland/Decca LPEllington - Jazz at the Plaza. I'm curious if anyone else is familiar with this astonishing series released by Columbia in the mid-70's. Apparently these were performances for Colum... 
Great sounding close to back wall speakers.
If you're looking used, the Linn Isobariks were designed to placed within a couple inches of the wall. In good condition, a fine sounding loudspeaker. -R.