Interest in music are very eclectic. I mostly like 80's New Wave and also 70's rock. I like pretty much any thing that is considered music to most. Not to much into really experimental stuff. Modeski, Martin, & Wood is about as experimental as I get theses days. Like some country, but not a huge fan. My partner is very much into country, but he was born and raised as a Texan. I am a Texas transplant from Norfolk, VA. Also he is older than myself, so he is more of a Creedence and Three Dog Night person. He also loves the Blues. Has a large collection of minty German import Blues and 60's and 70's Rock. Great for me as I am the audiophile of the family. He doesn't really pay much attention to sound.

I have seen many concerts during my early years before settling down. I've been to around 15 Dead shows in various cities, 2 JGB shows, 2 Dead shows sadly with out Jerry Garcia . I saw Ratdog live and it was in a small venue and had a meet and greet with Bob Weir. This ranked pretty high on my bucket list. I also have seen close to 30 Phish shows and about 10 Widespread Panic shows.

When I was in my early teens, I was into punk. I saw The Dead Kennedy's , Husker Du, and many other shows. We would travel to D.C. to the 9:30 club and to Baltimore to Hammerjacks. Fake IDs are great at 15. So this gives you an idea of the variety of musical genre that I like.

I pretty much like anything except extreme Metal, so so on most Rap, however I do own some, and I think it is great for people who like it. I like a lot of Country and Bluegrass music, mostly because my partner is into Country music. I also like the commonly associated gay music like Cher, Madonna, Bette Middler and various Showtunes as well. Loved Rent, Jesus Christ Superstar, and others. Ironic for a person who is Agnostic. Pretty much I think music is a great medium for people to express their individuality. Just because I might not like it or even hate it does not mean it isn't good to someone else. That's what makes the world such an interesting place. Diversity.

My turntable is a Music Hall MMF 5.1 with an updated acrylic platter and the Music Hall Cruise Control speed controller. Hooked up to my Home Entertainment Center using a pair of Audioquest Sydney interconnects. These cost me twice what the turntable cost. I am also using the Music Hall cork decoupling mat, which luckily is a very dark cork and not the yellowish one most dealers advertise. Currently using a Onkyo TX-NR702.2 receiver, a matching set of high end Polk Audio (7 pieces) speaker set and two Polk Audio 12 inch Subwoofers. We spent the most on the Polk Audio reference speakers than anything else in our A/V system at the time. We recently added an Oppo BDP-105 and it plays Blu-ray and most importantly SACD's. I am very impressed in the picture quality of this device. It almost looks 3-D. It plays anything you can toss at it as far as format. It is also networked.

I ordered this turntable with some apprehension, but it is very nice. It was suppose to arrive with the Goldring MM 2100 cartridge,which I had immediately decided I was going to change, but I got lucky and it came with the Music Hall MM Magic 3 cartridge which cost about $600.00 USD. Sounds way better than the Goldring 2100 that runs about $250.00 USD. Currently planning to move into my "Man Cave", looking at either Klipsch , Martin Logan or what ever strikes me when the time is right. I also want to get a couple of monoblock amps. Also using a Nad M51 DAC for our Flac files stored on a home server rack system. Right now my system is set up on a Samson turntable stand with the four inch maple isolation platforms and the two inch isoblocks at each corner of the 4 inch platform. All theses little , and pricey items, make a huge difference in sound. I still want to upgrade my cartridge, but for now it is great.

One reason for the separate "man cave" is space. We have three very expensive maple crates that lock together and match the turntable stand and they are almost full. Basically we are running out of space in our den. These crates are great and you can stack them six high if you want to. They are about 150.00 each. They hold approximately 150 albums, but MFSL and Gatefold vinyl takes up more room, not to mention we keep them loosely stored. Upright, but not packed into the crate.

All of our LPs are cleaned through a VPI cleaner upon arrival and placed in a Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs inner sleeve. We keep the original inner sleeves as well and place the album in 4 mil poly outer sleeves. Usually try to buy new or near mint if used. I am very picky about cover condition as well as vinyl condition. There are a few up I have just replaced that were suppose to be near mint. We try to use trusted sellers.

Well, that about sums up our set up for now. Help keep vinyl alive and keep finding great albums and rarities to sell.
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