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Revisiting Record Cleaning with Analogue Alchemist E3 Enzymatic Record Cleaner

In this post (way too long, as always), I experiment with record cleaning using two different cleaning solutions:…

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Best Pressing Shootout *Revisited: Sgt. Pepper — 1981 Blue Box vs. 1983 Canadian vs. 2017 Giles Martin remix

Let me apologize in advance for what is an overly complicated, utterly indecisive shootout. Burdened, like so many…

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Best Pressing Shootout *Revisited: Charles Mingus, Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus — 1968 ABC Impulse! vs 1979 MCA Japan

Surprise, surprise (surprise, surprise, surprise): Mingus, an early Impulse! pressing, a later Japanese reissue… My Best Pressing Shootouts…

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Best Pressing Shootout *Revisited: Charles Mingus, The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady — 1963 Impulse vs. 1963 Sparton vs. 1972 Impulse Japan (Toshiba) vs. 2019 Vital Vinyl

Yes, this is one of the big, massive, ridiculously oversubscribed Best Pressing Shootouts I’ve been planning for months.…

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Best Pressing Shootout *Revisited: Eric Dolphy, Out to Lunch — 1977 King Japan vs. 2015 Music Matters 33

Japanese pressings in general, and King Records pressings in particular, have been faring very well so far in…

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Best Pressing Shootout *Revisited: The Ornette Coleman Trio, At the “Golden Circle” Volume One — 1966 New York USA Blue Note vs. 1977 King Japan

In the first of an exciting new series of “Best Pressing Shootouts,” I compare two pressings of an…

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ZapSnaps! Upgrading a Naim Snaps Power Supply with a Ryan Sound Labs PSM-2

Get ready for more posts like this! I’ve spent the summer converting my garage into a workshop +…

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LP12MF Listening Test: Tiger Paw Tranquility Magnetic Bearing Support

Since I moved my LP12 out to my garage, my LP12 Modification Frenzy has lost a bit of…

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Reaching Paradise

I write this post while listening to music coming out of my Paradise. Which is to say: I…

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Further Progress to Paradise

I have been busy this week working on my Paradise. All of the nitty gritty details can be…