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  1. I also endorse the ultrasonic approach. I put together a DIY ultrasonic set up and it works awesome. I bought the ultrasonic cleaner on ebay and used the motor unit from here https://thevinylstack.com/ultrasonic-cleaning/ultra-sonic-spin-record-cleaning-kit/ And the filtration set up from here https://www.cleanervinyl.com/micron-fluid-filtration.html This DIY set up does virtually everything the more expensive ultrasonic cleaners do. It does however take up a lot of space. The unit does take up a fair bit of room however which is why I have stepped up to a stand alone unit from Kirmuss Audio. I was going to put the DIY unit in the garage sale section. If you interested let me know. I will sell all of the above for a very fair price. If you have a place to put it it is an excellent option. Josh
  2. https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lis9a5b1-wright-sound-ag-1000-gorgeous-tube-preamp-with-tone-controls-reduced-look-pics-tube
  3. Clearly you have no idea whatsoever.
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    Moto Guzzi Audace

    If leaking oil bothered me, I never would have owned the alfa's that I loved or the 441 thumper or the triumph bonneville. I miss every one of them - despite the oil puddles!
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    What I Got Today!

    Looks to be a pretty awesome network player. How is the interface?
  6. We have owned multiple drip coffee makers. Kitchen Aid, Breville, cuisinart, etc etc and were never satisfied. The best by about 100x has been the Mocha Master. A brewer built in the Netherlands that actually brews coffee at the perfect temperature. Very expensive and they don’t offer a model with an automatic timer but given the quality of the coffee that doesn’t matter. They are available on Amazon. Here is a link to the company https://us.moccamaster.com/
  7. Happy for you that you are loving the MQA experience. Really! Interesting that rather than answer the opposing perspective raised over and over in your first post about this “ codec” you pretty much just say that anyone who dares to have a different perspective is a misinformed idiot who isnt capable of understanding what you understand. I dont think that starting a new thread changes any of that. By latest count ( Its entirely possible there are more but I could have missed them ) the people who you believe are idiots and misinformed include : the folks who design and build Schiit audio products, Bob Carver, a well respected audio designer, and John Siau the designer of universally respected benchmark audio products. I have experienced MQA and yes it sounds different but different doesn’t mean more accurate or better. It just means different. Much like cables can sound different. My offer of selling you cable lifts remains. Enjoy!
  8. Just bouncing this up again. I recently put the Benchmarks back in play and have to say again - By far the best Solid State amplifier I have heard. If anyone is interested the application notes on all things audio written by John Siau , the designer of this amplifier as well as the well regarded Benchmark DACs , are always a good read. Here is one on speaker sensitivity. Most of what is written in this article is well known to folks here as he uses the Heresy as one of his examples. https://benchmarkmedia.com/blogs/application_notes/speaker-efficiency-and-amplifier-power
  9. Something like this https://www.audioquest.com/dacs/dragonfly/dragonfly-red
  10. I have not heard a prima Luna amplifier buy from everything I have heard they make quality products. I do not believe that they have an internal DAC - which I believe is a smart thing. I would give it a try by just using your headphone jack on your computer first. You may be completely satisfied. Next step would be to bypass your internal dac and use an external dac. Lots of folks use very modestly priced usb dacs. They are a huge improvement over the computer dac and should suit your needs. J
  11. It is absolutely possible and no it wouldn’t sound bad. Quite the opposite depending on your setup. When I am not listening to vinyl , virtually everything I play is off the net accessed via a music server and a stand alone DAC and I using an all tube setup for amplification. If you are using the internal DAC on your computer and listening with headphones you would just need a mini plug to RCA male adapter plugged into a tube amplifier. There are also very reasonable integrated tube amps that have the ability to connect via Bluetooth. I have a setup like that in my office and it sounds wonderful.
  12. This what I use as well. All the info that I need and a whole lot that is over my head!
  13. I have also used Schmitt cables and could not be happier. Well constructed and as far as I can tell they sound great. I think it would be hard to find a better cable at the price point j
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