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What's on your cranium??? / Re: Happy New Year!!!!
« on: January 01, 2018, 01:42:44 AM »
Have a great New Year everyone.

Thanks Kingman

You have fought the good fight, pbj!   I have seen how devastating it can be with my mom.   I admire your courage and strength.

Thanks STaL. I'm not sure if I ever sent you my condolences when your mom passed so please accept them now. I don't spend much time on here anymore. I'm blessed to still have both of my parents who you have met. My dad is 91 and my mom is 90 now.

As most of you know I've been battling stage 4 cancer for quite some time now. The chemo is horrible and makes it difficult to move around much. Naturally I'll hang on to anything I am still using or that my kids (especially bj) want. On a good day I'll listen to some vinyl otherwise it's tape, FM-HD (classical and jazz), or TIDAL HIFI. All my gear operates and sounds great. I just can't use it all anymore. And unfortunately my clock is winding down.

MacGeek, Yes, I do have the complete cartridge mounting kit.

Little by little I need to start selling off all of my stereo stuff, except stuff that I'm borrowing from BJ or stuff that's mine that either one of my sons wants. At the moment I have the following for sale:

RTR decks:

TEAC A-1230 I bought new in the 70's. It's in great cosmetic condition and sounds great. Includes OEM factory dust cover in excellent condition.

Akai GX-370D Very good cosmetic condition and sounds great. Includes OEM hardwired remote and dust cover.


ReVox B795 linear tracking turntable. This is an awesome turntable. No IGD with this table.  Quartz locked.  Totally recapped by Tom and the cartridge carrier and power switch have been replaced.

JVC QL-F4 quartz locked table. Excellent in every way.

Phono cartridges:
all sound great
Stanton 681EEE-II-S
Empire 660EEE
Shure Premier

Interested? Let me know.

I haven't figured out how to post photos on here but I can email photos to anyone interested.

General Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday Oldiesbutgoodies!
« on: October 02, 2017, 06:44:31 PM »
Happy birthday Pepé

The Circular File / Re: 40th wedding anniversary.
« on: August 23, 2017, 08:53:29 PM »
Thanks Brian and Geoff.

The Circular File / Re: 40th wedding anniversary.
« on: August 23, 2017, 11:03:25 AM »
Thanks too those of you that replied.

The Circular File / 40th wedding anniversary.
« on: August 21, 2017, 10:50:22 PM »
Today, August 21, 2017 my wife Marilyn and I celebrated our 40th anniversary. WOW

I have a Phase 44 LRE cartridge too. Got it new when it was first released. The "LRE" stands for Lafayette Radio Electronics. I worked there during high school. We got them dirt cheap from Pickering since we sold them. We sold them with certain new turntables real cheaply as part of a package. I haven't used it since the 70's and at the time I used it briefly on borrowed records. Somehow the stylus guard was lost years ago along with the diamond.

The Circular File / Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
« on: July 23, 2017, 11:25:21 PM »
Picked this album up a few weeks ago, and I keep playing it.... it's a great pressing and for a re-issue/ best of album it's pretty fabulous. I would also consider it an excellent test of one's cartridge, tt set up, stereo separation, tracking etc.... and speakers.... If they can produce the bass line, reproduce the piano line and dynamics, handle the horns etc... it would be saying a lot!   my copy is a 1981 release of 1962, '63 and '64 performances. Highly recommended.

McCoy Tyner   "Great Moments with"

Not available on TIDAL to give it a listen. Bummer. Any other similar suggestions of Tyner's I might find on TIDAL?

The Circular File / Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
« on: July 21, 2017, 12:54:45 AM »
Lava lamp

Nice! BJ had a bunch of this kind of stuff when he was 12-13!

The Circular File / Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
« on: July 12, 2017, 12:22:01 PM »
Tonight's surround binge... Bloomfield, Kooper, Stills - Super Session & BB King - Reflections.

They need to put more blues music in surround.   How about a 5.1 mix of Robert Cray - Strong Persuader?   Is that too much to ask?   Maybe some Albert King.

I've had the super session since it was first released. Awesome album

Equipment Reviews / Re: Carl's Ultrasonic Record Cleaner
« on: July 11, 2017, 11:40:48 PM »
White album... Interesting...

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