Road Trip To Albuquerque

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Subscribers to our weekly newsletter (see the box to the right if you haven't subscribed yet) have heard about the recent trip to Albuquerque to purchase an 18,000 piece collection. Here is the text from the newsletter and some bonus pictures (click on the pictures to view them full size). I have just returned with my youngest son, Marcus, from a road trip to Albuquerque to purchase one of the … [Read more...]

Klaudio LP Vinyl Record 200W Ultrasonic Cleaner

We have just purchased a Klaudio LP200 record cleaning machine that has 200 watts of ultrasonic cleaning power. Beautifully designed and built, it has the additional bonus that it does not require special fluids-just plain water and does a truly amazing job of cleaning LPs. Check out the video below. … [Read more...]

A NEW PHONO STAGE ARRIVES: THE WONDROUS ZESTO ANDROS

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I definitely fall into the category of music listener rather than gear-head and like to stick with hi-fi equipment I enjoy rather than keep changing in the hopes of potentially improved sound. Most of my equipment has stayed unchanged for five years or more, but recently I decided it was time to start finding out what would give me an appreciable improvement in sound. One visit to Jeff Whitlock at … [Read more...]

Record Store Day Releases From Gearbox Records

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We're excited for the upcoming Record Store Day for myriad reasons, but at the forefront of our minds are the killer exclusive releases from Gearbox Records. On tap are a 7" EP, a 180gm LP and a 180gm 2LP Box Set. Click the pictures to view the detailed listing on our web site.    Michael Horovitz accompanied by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon and Paul Weller Ballade Of The Nocturnal Commune … [Read more...]

Solid Steel Hyper Spike HS-4 arrives

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I have always been mildly skeptical about the beneficial effect on sound that an equipment rack can have, but finally ponied up the money to buy the new Solid Steel HS-4 rack distributed by Music Direct in Chicago. It was almost embarrassing to have a great turntable like the Basis Gold Debut atop an Ikea record rack, but I never could make up my mind on a rack to buy until I saw this new Solid … [Read more...]