Yearly Archives: 2014

Lost Classic — Basia: Time and Tide

Have you ever put on an LP or CD you haven’t heard in several years, and it was like rediscovering that album?  I’m sure you have, but if the gap is long enough, it is almost like rewinding to that … Continue reading

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Ortofon 2M Black/Quintet Black cantilever note

I can’t help but notice a difference between the cantilever in the 2M Black vs. the Quintet Black.  The 2M is Ortofon’s primary moving magnet cartridge series, and the Quintet is their new lower-cost low output moving coil series.  The … Continue reading

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The Case for Precision Stylus Alignment

I made out easy over the years.  My first and second new cartridges were a Grado from the mid 70s and the Grado GF3E+, purchased circa 1980 or so.  When I bought the GF3E+, the dealer used a metal Dennesen … Continue reading

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Eight Facets of Music Listening

My attitudes in music have changed over the decades.  I was more compulsive in listening in my youth, and I’d put down or shun all music I didn’t like, sticking to a tunnelvision of few artists or styles I would … Continue reading

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Lost Classics — Carpenters: A Song For You

There has been a lot of good and bad said about the brother/sister duo Carpenters, but if there were any one album I would recommend that anyone get as their most representative work, I would choose A Song For You.  This … Continue reading

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