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    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    Yea there's a substantial difference from well recorded 180g pure analog records, and the standard digitally sourced records. I routinely expand my collection of thst quality of record, they sound truly amazing.
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    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    I have a high end headphone rig, primary for my listening right now. I only get ground hum from my woofer but not audible during playback. through my headphones , quiet as a mouse , needle in the groove sure, but I don't hear that ground hum through my headphones. Abyss ab1266 phi tc and...
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    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    38 here, and I hear you re alive when records were main :D, I've hunted down some rare OG records from back in the Day. and the modern masters from impex, acoustic sounds, mofi all sound great too. Here are the analog / masters I have in my collection. recently got this delivered also :
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    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    there is no hum or pops on my rig, mild static on certain records though. and the entire process you described for playing a record, I.e. finding it, taking it out the sleeve , placing it on the tt , lowering the needle etc, is all apart of the experience, and everytime I play a record I enjoy...
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    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    Its Def a more Involved process with record maintenance , I've just got an ultrasonic cleaner from upscale audio to give that a go, I've been using a project vaccuum system until now.
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    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    Sorry mate, i don't have any experience with that one.
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    TRANSITION TO SPEAKERS, TUBE MAGIC!

    Hi All, Have not posted here in a while, been really busy, but construction on my dedicated audio room has begun, so time to update with some content. First, I'd describe my experience with the Martin Logan ESL 8 Electrostatic speakers, I'll follow up with another post on the room. 3. Martin...
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    TWS Headphone Comparison

    I do wanna get my hands on the B&O Eq, maybe when covid dies down a bit and I'm in the US next I'll demo a pair.
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    TRANSITION TO SPEAKERS, TUBE MAGIC!

    1. PrimaLuna Unboxing / First Listen So I'm quite familiar with the Persona 3F and 9H speakers on some emotiva amps and various sources. I found the much cheaper 3F + my rega kit to outperform the 9H without the rega, so I always wanted to get the rega paired back with the 9H to see what the...
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    TRANSITION TO SPEAKERS, TUBE MAGIC!

    TRANSITION TO SPEAKERS, TUBE MAGIC! INTRODUCTION I've been a headphone listener for the past 2 decades, starting with my very first pair of hifi headphones the Grado SR60. Since then I've crept up the line of absurdly priced gear all the way up to what I consider my end-game headphone stack...
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    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    I got my hands on the following stack: Prima Luna Evo 400 Monoblocks + Preamp :D Been testing it out past few days, think i'll start up other thread to discuss as I'm building a dedicated audio room to transition into speakers. Spoiler Alert, Prima Luna Rocks!
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    TWS Headphone Comparison

    Hi All, updating thread with a couple more of these i got my hands on and listened too: Jaybird Vista Apple Airpods Apple Airpods Pros Master & Dynamic MW08 Master & Dynamic MW08 Sport Bower & Wilkins pi7 Ratings Breakdown (All Headphones)
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    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    awesome stuff. I'm looking to transition into speakers myself, currently building a dedicated speaker listening room. plan to have my records on display, a few posters, and a kick ass spesker/vinyl setup. some leather recliners, and that will be just for detoxing and taking in some tunes with a...
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    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    do you have a link to the winelight album you're referring too? I really love the album, I'd love to get my hands on that super disc, pm me if u have a purchase link please. edit: think I just found it on discogs, ima snipe it :D
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    A JOURNEY INTO VINYL

    I actually have 1 direct to disc record : And i actually like a large variety of genres, classical is not my first goto but i do enjoy it when in the mood. I'd say Metal, Rock, Pop are my primary genres. Love alot of dance and edm stuff too. And recently i've gotten a real big liking for...
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