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    Audiophile Sound Systems Music and More

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    CAP IT!!! OR WHY VINTAGE STEREO GEAR AIN’T THAT GREAT

    SPEAKING AGAINST MY BUSINESS I sell a lot of vintage receivers, amps and pre amps, Marantz, Pioneer, Sansui, Kenwood, Dynaco and more so why would I be encouraging you not to buy it? I’m not, but as popular as it is most folks that buy unrestored gear from the 60’s, 70’s or 80’s will be… Read More

    OOEY GOOEY RICH AND CHEWY OR THE TROUBLE WITH BELTS

    OOEY GOOEY RICH AND CHEWY OR THE TROUBLE WITH BELTS MY PANTS AREN’T FALLING DOWN No not that kind of belt!!! I’m talking about the ones in stereo equipment, turntables and tape decks. The little rubber ones that make things spin.  They are great for the job they do because they don’t transfer motor vibration… Read More

    THE SCIENCE AND ART OF TURNTABLE PACKING

    A BOX OF CRAP A significant number of my customers email me saying that the last time they bought a turntable on ebay it arrived in pieces. This is unfortunate but not surprising. Turntables are relatively delicate precision instruments that many non-audiophile pickers just cram in a box and throw it in the mail.  … Read More

    FIND THE CRUSTY OR I LUV/HATE GARRARD TURNTABLES

    FIND THE CRUSTY OR I LUV/HATE GARRARD TURNTABLES A ROLLING STONE GATHERS NO MOSS Ok I love Garrard turntables. They are super well built, solid all metal engineering master pieces of analog magic and as long as they are used, last forever. Then along came the CD and most of these venerable turntables were left… Read More

    CLEANING CLEANING CLEANING!!!

    CLEANING CLEANING CLEANING!!! BUT IT’S ONLY A YEAR OLD Unless you have a full time made that dusts and cleans your audio gear every week (LOL) then when I get it really has to be cleaned (even mine) and if it’s been sitting in a box in the garage or storage for years… So here’s… Read More

    Welcome to my new site!!!

    Not too long ago a hacker got into my website and started doing bad things so my webhost shut the site down. This, my friends was a mixed blessing. First I was sad to see it go because my time as a Senator was a part of my history and I’m incredibly proud of what… Read More