Best buy this year:
1.) Wyred4Sound DAC 2
2.) Ray Samuals SR71-B - portable headphone amp
3.) ALO Solo - portable iPod Transport/DAC
Best tweak this year:
1.) Double Helix Cables headphone adapters
2.) Last Record Preservative
3.) Hunt EDA record brush
4.) Setting the volume level to 60 with a maximum high setting of 70 and a minimum low setting of 0 on my W4S DAC.
Best value this year:
1.) USAF-596 Rectifier & tube adapter
2.) Bryston BDP-1
Excellent! By the way, I have my eyes on a couple of your tweaks - Last Record Preservative; Hunt EDA record brush. What kind of volume (unit) at what price for the Last Record preservative? Hope I can afford it, my return to vinyl depends on it!
Yeah, Last is expensive, but they say the small bottle will take care of 200 records. I have 50 of my must have in my office and working on them. Am only using it for records that are compelling. I got Last at the Tweak Shop online, and when you are ready to buy, let's I'll buy one as well and maybe we can get a few folks to join us to get a discount.