Responses from ricmci

Costliest Brainfart
After a 6 pack of IPAs, I tried to clean a small tuft of dust off of my stylus with a can compressed air with the small tube still connected to the can of compressed air. I thought it would work best if I pointed the contraption of doom right at t... 
Whats playing on your system today?
I bought on a whim Patti Smith Group "Wave". I am blown away by it. Spectacular doesn't do it justice. What a great recording. Does she do better than this LP?     
Warranty repair wait times - serious industry problem??
This is not limited to technology. I brought my Stihl leaf blower in for servicing to the store from where I bought it. They said sure, you can leave it and pick it up in 6 months. I asked if I could discuss my problem with one of the repair peopl... 
Why Can't Modern Tube Manufacturers Make a Proper Tube?
Tony, I believe your thesis is incorrect in regards to my situation. It may be true in regards to others.  I recently (3 years ago) replaced 18 year old Gold Lion KT-88s and ax-7s with the same. Flawless replacements.  I'm positive they were not N... 
Stephen Stills
Both are fantastic in their own rights. Let's not take away from the fact both probably rank in the top 5% of performers. But you can not overlook "The Last Trip from Tulsa", by Neil. In my mind, it gives him the edge. Just an eerily wonderful per... 
Curious to know what you guys think/like about Pink Floyd's early work
Syd would love these posts. Mostly insane with slight touch of reality!   
So you just took a gummie...What song is on the menu?
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars  
Was I Expecting Too Much
I understand the concept that better customer service equals better sales.  But, I also think that there may be internal research that shows that in store demos don't lead to increased sales. If anything, it may lead to increased costs from havin... 
Amp Warranty Repair - What's an acceptable timescale for turnaround?
it will all work out but maybe not in the time frame you hope for but it will all work out. Just be patient. Good things come to those who act good.   
Name 3 songs where audio quality and song quality completely align
Lonely Boy from Andrew Gold really makes me and my rig smile. Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty Lido Shuffle by Boz Scaggs          
How long do speakers last?
I have a pair of speakers that are 30 yo. Nothing has been done to them and they still sound outstanding. If they look good and sound good, I would take the chance. You can always resell for minimal loss. Some times you gotta take a chance!     
Do You Play Or Save Your Best Cartridges
You only live once. Life as we know it is too short and filled with the absence of nothing. Keep the best cartridge you have and put it on the best table you have.   
Vinyl - One Word - WOW!!
Both sound fantastic with the right setup. A clean vinyl recording with the joy of handling the physical media vs the convenience of having an endless supply of music? Why not do both as best you can within your budget! If I had an unlimited budge... 
Favourite Guitarists
So many greats listed. I would add Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin on "Love, Devotion, Surrender" as beautiful.   
I feel so inadequate after seeing this guy.
It is awesome that he has a love for something and has mastered it rather than creating an internet post to rip someone else apart on something that he has no clue on how to perform.