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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[quote=JohnC1979] I agree but i use a Microline. I usually ignore many single lp pressing comments of distortion and chauk it up to tracking issues with inferior profiles.This does sound good. Instruments breath and have a realistic detail end to end... See full review
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play_grade
good catch. the weight is 155g, and they were pressed in Germany.


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H_BS_N
Are this B&N exclusive and the european version sold by Tori Amos official UK store are the same presses or maybe they differ?


I was wondering the exact same thing. I looked at the Barnes & Noble Exclusive link and it has... See full review
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I bought this from the U.K. and it was initially like $145.00USD, I have all of the Japanese Cardsleeve Copies on CD of most of these titles and they sound really good. This set is extremely good as well from the three albums I’ve listened to so far.... See full review
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leebgb
My local record stores had the retail price at $49.99


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Well I finally found the submission. It’s listed at:

https://www.discogs.com/Joe-Walsh-The-Best-Of-Joe-Walsh/release/9907050

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Speedmobile
Yeah man. I have the same one too. I don't think this is a bootleg because a few ABC Records pressed in Canada were like this. Some Canadian pressings of Steely Dan albums are in a different color too.


I don’t think it’s... See full review
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countstyrofoam
I am tipsy in a COVID19 quarantine, and it sounds pretty fuckin' boss.


Generally these splattered colored copies sound like they look, splattered! This is one of the releases that was done properly and it sounds good.... See full review
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[quote=jlarose1988] This was pressed by Pallas so no surprise here that the record is flat and flawless. Not a single audible sound anywhere after I cleaned it and spun the record. It sounds fantastic too. The bass is punchy but not overbearing. The... See full review
posted a comment on Liz Phair - Soberish. about 1 month ago
alexgoodnycrecords
Where do you buy the clear version? Words words words


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gabemusicrva
The 7" is kinda cool but I would rather not have it if it meant we got a stereo LP. Still a great pressing and amazing album!


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posted a comment on The Doors - The Doors. about 1 month ago
[quote=Texasbear] GattoPazzo They stopped including drink recipes in Essentials track and I guess in the others as wellhttps://www.reddit.com/r/VinylMePlease/comments/mwvrgg/drink_recipes_are_no_more_in_essentials/ I haven’t opened my copy yet, are... See full review
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sondo4402
anyone else’s light my fire single sound… really bad? i cant tell if it’s a demo or rough mix or something but it’s either that or it’s mixed horribly. sounds really muddy and distorted


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GattoPazzo
They stopped including drink recipes in Essentials track and I guess in the others as wellhttps://www.reddit.com/r/VinylMePlease/comments/mwvrgg/drink_recipes_are_no_more_in_essentials/


I haven’t opened my copy yet, are... See full review
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posted a comment on John Hiatt With The Jerry Douglas Band - Leftover Feelings. about 1 month ago
Shelter-Fan
No one else has commented yet but my copy sounds like it was pressed on a gravel road. Beautiful vinyl but I'm going to purchase a copy of the CD for listening.


Generally on Autographed vinyl pressings like this, I keep... See full review
posted a comment on John Hiatt With The Jerry Douglas Band - Leftover Feelings. about 1 month ago
jay.halleck
Just got mine yesterday and listened today; my copy sounds fine, but I cleaned it on my VPI before playing.


Exactly what I always do since my tragic experience with a brand new album. I clean everything on my VPI before... See full review
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vogtlein
All lame excuses. They also won't ship Anthologies to Switzerland and blame our domestic postal service (the world's best postal service according to 2IPD). They are fine with shipping ROTM packages though. Go figure.


It’s... See full review
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