superhonestben

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What's all the fuss about late 70s and earl 80s run of the mill midfi turntables?
I know its bizarre I saw a Philips 212 (I had one too) for sale for 550.00 I am glad I kept all of my records, originals from 60s, funky remixes from the 80s and so forth, records everywhere in my house...I am okydoky With it. Cant believe the ... 
What is your experience with the Spin Clean?
To the OP, yes I used the Spin Clean by itself, it did well, to me it just takes it up a notch adding the Record Doctor, but by itself it was impressive, especially for the money.....like I said the water got pretty dark, so it was doing what it w... 
What is your experience with the Spin Clean?
I made the mistake of leaving about 400 records in my basement...for yrs, they were in boxes and I had to peel the lps from the covers, thought they were gonners most were covered in...yuk...great test for my set up...I took 10 bad ones and clean... 
McIntosh Power Amp: MC 402 or MC 152
I find it interesting how some give blanket/blind recommendations without any knowledge of the system. I sold hi end audio for many yrs and have heard more gear in my house than most...by a country mile. I can tell you expensive equipment matched ... 
McIntosh MT5 vs Rega 8 or 10
I have owned both the Rega P8 and P10 at the same time, both are fine tables and well built and engineered, of the 2 I kept the P8 and upgraded from the P10 to Pure Fidelity Harmony and origin live arm/dynavector cart, and in fairness to the p10 i... 
McIntosh Power Amp: MC 402 or MC 152
I would say...not so fast I have had a fair amount of Mac in my day, had a 252, had the 501s in my house, plus more, currently have a c48 and the 152, also have the ma 252 int amp. It depends on alot of variables, like what else do you have...sou... 
Paypal Changes for 2022
I just got my 1099 from paypal, sold 6200 worth of audio gear in 2021 FINE BY ME, IRS says I am a business, GREAT, now I get to deduct the loss miles driven to the hi end audio store where I look for gear, a home office etc I will make sure my ... 
Help me build a $2,500 system
 "Speakers have the greatest impact on sound" from a previous post.Sorry have to disagree with this. I sold hi end audio for 15 yrs. and we used to do demonstration after demonstration on how source, then electronics could and did make a huge diff... 
Which stereo amp to try under $30k
I will throw my .02 here. I sold Hi end audio for about 15 yrs, swimming in this dollar pond for an amp, there is only one thing to do. One MUST hear the prospective amp in their house, in their system.Going to a shop to "hear an amp" that has 20+... 
Integrateds: Why do they all SUCK?
I have mostly separates but do have a system with the Naim Supernait.The original, DAC is quite good, have the outboard phono stage also quite good. A terrific buy used. 
Tube amp on/off: best practice?
I agree with the above about not leaving the room when tubes are on, they most certainly don't always go quitely. 
What is your favorite guitar solo of all time?
Leslie West, "Don't Look Around" simply smokes, he is my all time favorite geetar man 
The old timers give the young'ns tips on the 60s.
try Mountain, Yardbirds,for rock, for pop, Bobby Fuller four,Dave Clark Five,Mcoys with Rick Derringer 
Majik Kontrol vs. Akurate Kontrol
In all my listening in my sytems, and Ihave like 5, I have found preamps make BIG difference, sounds like you have a heck of a system, have the dealer loan you one, fire it up and see or hear what happens. 
Mellencamp on Music Business
While John Mellencamp certainly has a right to his opinions,I agree with Tomcy6,unless he donates all his millions that he has made from the "music business",he really falls on a deaf ear, he talks about corporate greed, what about musicians greed...