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High End Repair in Phoenix
There is an alternative for hi-fi repairs in the Phoenix area. His info is all over C****list. To save you time, his phone number is (602) 953-1623. He is located at 3241 Shea #8 (just off 51 fwy), North Phoenix. I have used his services, and can ... 
Turntable dust cover cleaning
Use Novus #1 "Plastic Clean and Shine", and you'll never look back.  
What was your first record?
The first was a 45. It was Elvis Presley’s "Hound Dog/Don’t Be Cruel". My first LP was "Rubber Soul" (Beatles, of course). I thought every song could be #1. What a record!  
Who has been an "Insider" with Audiogon?
It’s hard to generalize about whether the quotes are "accurate" or not, but it helps me to recognize a price from a seller who is hoping to snag some newbie by pricing an obscure piece of gear at a ridiculous premium. The best examples for me are ... 
Who has been an "Insider" with Audiogon?
I have been an "Insider" for a few years, having first joined during one of Audiogon's 50% off promotions. I'm sure there must be other reasons, but the main reason I have maintained my membership is for the Audiogon Bluebook. I use it as a second... 
Michell Gyro SE Belt
I just received a spare belt for my Gyro Dec from a guy in San Diego. His name is Rob and his contact is rob@audioartcable.com. His phone number is (619) 255-6451. I believe he is the US Distributor for JA Michell products. It was around $60.    
Whats the weirdest concert you ever attended?
dekay,  Saw your post above. So, the Beatles reunited in 1975 for a concert at a K-Mart in Iowa. That had to be a "Beatles Tribute" band. Though you didn't say it, I'm sure you realize the Beatles broke up in 1970.  But you're right, if it really... 
Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian folk legend, dead at 84
Listening to "The Beatles Channel" on SiriusXM this morning, I heard Gordon Lightfoot introduce his four favorite Beatle songs. Obviously, he passed away recently, and it made me sad to remember all the great songs he wrote and performed over his ... 
Wine & Audio
Consider visiting the handful of audio stores in the Bay Area and leaving a mixed case of your Thatcher's Wine. You should start with Music Lovers (Berkeley and San Francisco). We moved away before Covid, so things may have changed. The manager of... 
Hidden Gems in Classic Rock Albums
dz13, I never saw Romeo Void in concert. I caught the song years ago on one of the rock stations in the Bay Area. I bought the CD, and thought it was pretty good for an unknown group. You probably won't find them in Rolling Stone's Top 100. soko... 
Hidden Gems in Classic Rock Albums
Romeo Void’s album "warm in your coat". My favorite song is #7. "A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing)" No political statement intended.  
Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian folk legend, dead at 84
Gordon Lightfoot is one of my all-time favorite singer songwriters. I have most of his albums, and play them regularly. My wife and I were able to see him about a dozen years ago in San Francisco. He, and his band sounded just like his records. He... 
Hidden Gems in Classic Rock Albums
Elton John- "Tumbleweed Connection" Ten great classic songs. No throwaways. My favorites are "Where to now St. Peter?" and "Burn Down the Mission". I liked this album so much I sprang for the MFSL Ultradisc, many years ago. Jethro Tull- "Thick a... 
Songs with excellent advice?
Cat Stevens- "Father and Son" "Maybe You’re Right" Jethro Tull- "Thick As A Brick" "For A Thousand Mothers" The Beatles- "She’s Leaving Home" Stephen Stills- "It Doesn't Matter"  
Krell CD DSP
Many years ago, I owned a Krell CD-DSP and loved the look of it. I liked it so much that I packed it away in the garage for my ultimate future system. I finally pulled it down to listen to it and it would only play through the coax digital out. I ...