This listing, like the stereo itself (mine and yours), is a work in progress. Please check back for the commentary we expect to be adding in the future.
Our reason for having this kind of commentary on a site ostensibly devoted to the selling of records is simple: the better your stereo sounds, the better our records sound, and, more importantly, the bigger the difference between our records and the copies you already own. Also those LPs recommended by “audiophile” record dealers, which tend to be on Heavy Vinyl, at 45 RPM, half-speed mastered or, even worse, Japanese pressed. We have no interest in any of them. Why? On our system they rarely sound better than second-rate.
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Some of our favorite Sound Improving Devices are pictured to the left as well, products that can make a HUGE difference in the sound of your stereo, all of which are guaranteed to satisfy.
We will be adding new commentaries to this left hand column regularly, so check back to see what new and exciting discoveries we’ve made as we go about doing our Hot Stamper shootouts.
Our VPI Aries (original, not the latest model) with Super Platter / tweaked out VPI Synchronous Drive System (sitting on Stillpoints) / Triplanar Tonearm / Dynavector 17d3 / Aurios(which sit on a Townshend Seismic Sink) / EAR 324P (sitting on a Magic Pillow) and the scores of hours we’ve spent setting up and tweaking this beast is at the heart of everything we do around here.
Mix in extensive room treatments, aided in no small measure by three pairs of Hallographs, twenty five years of experience and endless hours of experimentation and you have a system that can separate the winners from the losers like nobody’s business.
Exactly like nobody’s business, because nobody does it in this business but us! (more…)