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Matt, if he can make it. That and the new Audeze top my wish-list of things to hear.
It's a Bell'O stand.  The TV is wall-mounted right above this.  Pretty well made stuff.  http://www.bello.com/ And yeah...confession.   I was blasting the music while...dusting.  So, there you go.  The dark glass on top attracts dust like a magnet, but I try to stay on top of it. I really should use the dust cover on the turntable, but it just looks too sexy without it.    It really just takes a quick 30 second wipe down once a week and you're good to go.
Speaking of having fun with vinyl...those Led Zeppelin remasters are VERY well done.  This is how I spent a large part of my day off today. Sorry for the poor quality, but maybe this will help convince Theo to get back in the vinyl game.   Also featured in the video are my pet parrot, Mango, on vocals (background screaming), and my two dogs on percussion (nails clacking on the hardwood floor). And yes...speaker stands are very high on the priority list....
 If you're not picky, it can be done in an hour or two by using default settings. If you ARE picky, then it can take a very very long time.   Audacity is good for the initial rip, and I fell in love with this software for noise and click reduction (http://www.clickrepair.net/) But, my first rip took app. 3 hours and I know I didn't even scratch the surface of what's possible.  And, when the free trial expired, I couldn't quite bring myself to shell out $150 or whatever it...
 Yeah, I run it through this:  http://www.project-audio.com/main.php?prod=phonoboxusbv It's a fine box, but not an audible upgrade over the built-in phono stage of the Onkyo.  I think a lot of what you're paying for is the usb hookup to digitize your records.  I've converted a few records with decent results, but quickly realized the process just isn't for me.  To do it properly, you really need to spend a couple hundred on software and take hours for each record to really...
 Yep, it's just a nice, solid receiver.  No bells or whistles. Pretty much the perfect option for me at the time when I was looking for a solid but affordable entry into the vinyl game. Now I've got my vinyl rig hooked up in the living room with our home entertainment system (surround sound), so a stereo receiver doesn't work.  Actually a decrease in sound quality, but now I've successfully made the TT a focal point of our house.  My 4 year-old is obsessed with it.  
If anyone is interested in a budget Stereo receiver (Onkyo TX-8255), let me know.  It has a phono input stage and is practically brand new.     I was using it with my turntable...makes a great receiver for a secondary stereo setup.   I need to move it, but would really like to find someone local since I don't want to ship something so heavy.   I'm also selling my HRT MSII, but will be throwing that one up on the FS forums since shipping will be cheap.
Awesome.  Pair it with your Vali, and we will have identical setups to compare notes with. Looking forward to it.
I just upgraded from the HRT MSII to the Modi 2 U.   Here are my quick and dirty impressions:   1)  The biggest and most immediately noticeable difference is that the bass is more present and the music hits harder than it did previously.  This can be a good or bad thing depending on your headphone and your listening preference.  The difference was not subtle listening with the 400i.     2)  The background is slightly blacker.  This is unmistakable in extended...
 Do iiiiiiiiittttttt! I'll have my 400i.  You'll have your EL-8.  We can compare.  We both win!   If Joe brings his HE-500, then I'll basically have my three consideration for long-term phones in the building.
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