1. mtemur

    Japanese Pressings

    I used to buy lots of second hand jazz records from Japan between 2006-2009. I quit buying Japanese pressings because I noticed I didn't like their sound signature. I gave away almost all of them but I always wonder why they sound bad (at least to me) other than being cut from later generation...
  2. mtemur

    Warped Records

    I’m buying records since 1995. I have both old and newly pressed records. Almost all newly pressed records (lets say 2000 and later) are warped. Some of them are very lightly warped, not a big problem. On the other hand almost all old records are perfectly flat. I wonder how could they manage to...
  3. Jerome Sabbagh

    "Vintage", a new AAA jazz recording by Jerome Sabbagh

    Hello everyone, Happy New Year! I wanted to let you all know about a new all analog project I am involved in: a quartet record with jazz legend Kenny Barron, Joe Martin and Johnathan Blake. This new album is a mix of compositions of mine and standards. There are some duets between Kenny...
  4. Ron Resnick

    William DuVall 11.12.21 Live-In-Studio Nashville Album — Direct-To-Disc LP

    William DuVall, the co-lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of Seattle-based rock band Alice In Chains, has released a solo album titled 11.12.21 Live-In-Studio Nashville. The reason this is interesting is that this album apparently was recorded legitimate direct-to-disc! As the title implies...
  5. mtemur

    DS Audio ES-001 Eccentricity Detection Stabilizer

    I've came across a video of DS Audio record clamp that detects eccentricity variations of records and help you to fix it. link to video: info: I have so many questions. I don't think it works as advertised. it's sure there should be some space between...
  6. Ron Resnick

    Supersense Mastercut Edition Lacquers

    Chad Kassem hosted today a lively livestream debate on Youtube about the longevity of lacquers in connection with the sale by Supersense of lacquers made directly from master tapes. Chad moderated a discussion between Michael Fremer of AnalogPlanet and Mike Esposito, owner of The 'In' Groove in...
  7. Ron Resnick

    Best Pressing of Black Sabbath Paranoid Album?

    I heard last night for the first time Black Sabbath's Paranoid album. I actually really liked a couple of the tracks! This pretty much represents as hard rock-y as I get, but I liked what I heard. What pressing of this album should I get? Does the original pressing offer the best sound...
  8. A

    vinyl protection

    hey guys, i just got my first vinyl which is very exciting. The vinyl is a gatefold cover and came in these thick paper sleeves, now im wondering if i should change them to a thinner paper sleeve or a ponylined antistatic sleeve. Are these thick sleeves that came with the vinyl originally any good?
  9. V

    Vinyl Cutting Machinnes?

    Hello guys!, I am new on this forum. I am a vinyl lover as probably you are too and I want to start my own project cutting vinyl records by myself. So I woukd like to know if any of you could please give me some advive about the machines available on the internet and if you have some links that...
  10. Ron Resnick

    Paul McGowan Prefers Digital

    In Paul McGowan’s post today, “Album art,” on his PS Audio blog,, he writes: “My readers will know I prefer the dynamics, life, and sound quality of proper digital on a system specific to the medium.“ I commented: I have great...
  11. tandbergfella

    My introduction.

    Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum, so I figured I'd introduce myself. My name is Ryan. I'm an analog freak and amateur audio engineer and musician. I love reel to reel tape and vinyl, and use them all the time. I wish I had a nice vinyl cutting lathe so I could cut my own vinyl discs. Please...
  12. Cableman

    FS: the only pre owned YPSILON VPS100 PHONOSTAGE + 2 x SUTs presently available ANYWHERE

    THE BEST OF THE BEST Near mint condition. Fully boxed ( flight case) PRICED FOR QUICK SALE £14000.00 + courier cost. These very very very rarely come up for sale pre-owned, but heres one now, in near mint condition. Its the best of the best. 220-240v. This can be changed to 110v by...
  13. Ron Resnick

    Why Vinyl's Boom is Over -- The Wall Street Journal (July 22, 2017)

    "As purists complain about low quality and high prices, vinyl sales taper off; Gillian Welch and David Rawlings cut their own records."
  14. Jaguar

    Our Newest Video! -- "The Jaguar Guide to Buying Vinyl"

    This segment is targeted at those just getting into vinyl. The project has turned into a 3-part vinyl video series, starting with Jaguar Turntable Setup, now Buying Vinyl and Part 3, my "50 Best Pressings", which is coming around January and I expect the one this crowd will be most interested...
  15. Billy Shears

    I'm new here...

    Dear WBF Members I have been a Reader for quite some Time and thought this would be a good opportunity to finally join in and introduce myself. I have been a Audiophile since before I even knew what that was. The experiences with (mainly German speaking) Hifi forums have not been great. Tha...

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