What is the Best Audiophile Turntable for my Money - For a Kid
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What is the Best Audiophile Turntable for my Money – For a Kid

I am a Wannabe Audiophile and My Kid is into Vinyl. What is the Best Audiophile Turntable for my Money – For a Kid? My 14yr old daughter has taken an interest in vinyl. I must say, I’m pretty happy about that. I love music… but Vinyl? I don’t know the first thing about record players or records themselves. My generation was cassette tapes and CDs. My Dad, on the other hand, Mr. Techie, Mr. Audiophile, was very happy to hear that she likes vinyl. (I claim he is an audiophile, he is modest). So for Christmas, they bought her…

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Wannabe Audiophile - Vanatoo Transparent Zero Speakers
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Vanatoo Transparent Zero Speakers – Audiophile

Vanatoo Transparent Zero Speakers: My biggest takeaway from the 2018 Capital Audio Fest was just how much of a spread there is between low priced high-quality speakers and the high end, crazy expensive speakers. There was one pair of speakers that really blew me away. The Vanatoo room had two pairs of speakers, the Vanatoo Transparent One Encore and the Vanatoo Transparent Zero speakers. They were a real eye-opener for me. After spending most of the day listening to speakers ranging from $4000-125,000, I walked into the Vanatoo room and after listening to their offerings, I was done. I didn’t…

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Capital Audio Fest Stereo Show

I’m Not an Audiophile… But…Last year my Dad and I went to the Capital Audio Fest Stereo Show. I had so much fun, that I wanted to go again! This year’s Capital Audio Fest was a lot bigger than last year. (At least it seemed that way to me!) Even though I wanted to go again this year, I knew I was still out of my element a bit. This audio show is really for those that consider themselves as Audiophiles. I.. am… Not. As I write this I want to make sure you know, I am NOT an audiophile….

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Cord Cutting
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I’m a Cord Cutter, Are You?

What Started the Madness? There is a lot of hype over being a cord cutter. A little over 2 years ago I received my Verizon Fios bill and it went up over $50. From approximately $139 to $189. So I did the normal reactionary move, and called Verizon and asked for the latest discount, or to waive the new increase. The rep said my current pricing is the best they can do for me. Meanwhile, I had in my hand an ad they mailed me that said $79.99 for TV, Phone and Internet. “That’s for new customers.” The rep claimed….

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Audiofile Set up
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An Audiophile’s Set Up

alandistro: An Audiophile’s Set Up An Audiophile’s Set Up: Some of you who have been following me for years know that I’ve been on a mission to listen to, research, and rate every single song I own. Currently that is 32,706 songs, all ripped losslessly from CD, hi-res DVD or Blu-Ray Audio, digitized cassettes, or needledroped vinyl. That’s 3,011 titles (a title is any individual release, so a CD single, an album, a 6-disc boxset… each of those count as one title). I haven’t posted about my progress in a while so thought it was time for a little update……

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A Wannabe Audiophile

A little bit about me. I love music. I love music when it sounds good too. However, I’m a Wannabe Audiophile without a high-end stereo. A good high-end stereo, with good speakers, can really open your eyes to what instruments are being used on a song. A good song on a standard stereo, on your echo dot, or in your factory car stereo may sound good enough, but once you hear your favorite artist or song on a high-end stereo, you will understand what I am talking about. In fact, you may actually find your self asking “I didn’t know…

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I’m an Apple Guy… but…

www.thatsdadstuff.com @thatsdadstuff I have literally owned every Apple product I can think of. iPods, iPads, iMacs, MacBooks… Airport expresses, the list goes on… but my tight grasp on Apple products is starting to loosen. For Christmas one year I was given the 10″ Fire Tablet. I loved it. When the 7″ tablets went on sale, I bought two and I gave them to my daughters. My wife is a Kindle fan, she has the Paperwhite and loves it. Are the Fire line of tablets as fast as iPads… NO. But that price! You can’t beat them. The Fire Tablets with…

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