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  1. I'm lucky enough to have a few local record stores nearby. Both will let me sample the merch, but also steer me away from lesser quality pressings. I made lots of discoveries by browsing my local vinyl shops back in the day, and had forgotten how much I love spending an afternoon record browsing.
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  2. Absolutely brilliant Marc! Exactly what I needed. I was able to order a belt not only long enough, but also wide enough to use with my existing pulley for VHS tape. Now I can compare magnetic tape, surgical silk thread and nylon reinforced rubber. Ordered! Thanks all for suggestions. DONE.
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  3. McMaster Carr sells custom order flat belts: https://www.mcmaster.com/rubber-flat-belts/
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  4. What the heck.... But to interrupt the trend.....Karen and I decided last minute to go up to Maine condo today, and was well worth it with a visit to a trail in Biddeford. Near a golf course and Goose Rocks Beach, it's part of an Audubon Sanctuary.
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  5. The matryoshka skulls is what really ties the room together.
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  6. Yup,.. Amoeba on Haight is one of my favorites stores (not just records). Streetlight in San Jose was a real haunt of mine when I still lived there.
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  7. Bella Lugosi would feel right at home.
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  8. Not entirely from scratch. I had a thread dedicated to the build, but it got nuked by Reks. I purchased a VPI Aries special edition Black acrylic platter, about 2" thick, along with the accompanying inverted platter bearing. Then purchased a Rega RB300 tonearm with upgraded Cardas wiring. Then outfitted that tonearm with Pete Riggle's counter weight and VTA mechanism. The plinth I built was rather complex, with 6 alternating layers of 3/4" birch plywood and 3/4" MDF. I drilled a series of 10 holes about 1 1/2" in diameter and 3" deep, on the bottom of the plinth. Those I filled wit
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  9. Maine looks beautiful. Not quite GoT, but stumbled upon a holiday lights pre-December setup in a nearby park. You know the traditional Xmas terrifying dinosaurs show. Not quite the full effect mid-day and without speakers outputting screams.
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  10. I'd have to be blindfolded to stay in that room to listen to music.
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  11. Very pretty. I think Stephen King has scared me too much to visit Maine. I just know that I'll have a Gypsy curse cast upon me, or a killer clown will chase me, or some High School prom queen will use telekinesis to run my car into a tree.
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  12. I'm supposed to be the flamboyant one.
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  13. He's a jazz lover - I'll accept it
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  14. Looking at the schematic, you are probably correct that it is one of the c2m1000170ds. I would replace the 20K resistor, then ohm out the c2m pins to each other (G-D, G-S, etc.). Compare to the good channel. I believe that MOSFETs will often fail as a short (could be misremembering though). I don't know if the UnitedSiC part that Blueman posted above would work. Kevin or Birgir might be able to comment on that.
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  15. Gene, it sounds like you need a local record store where you can sample the records. It sounds old-fashioned, but that's the only way to be sure when you're spending so much money. I've noticed a bunch of negative online reviews in the same vein over the last few years – it sounds like some of the labels are pushing records out without any kind of quality control – perhaps they are outsourcing the operation.
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  16. Beef rib meat teriyaki stir fry for Lance.
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  17. But where haven't you had five guys?
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  18. its entirely possible that one channel had more leeway before breaking than the other. Hence one still working. The hum probably came from a combo of the failure (whatever it is) in the L channel from the unregulated (broken) -400 supply. I would get the LV 15V supplies working next after you get -400V regulation back. I have no idea which transistor maybe bad, but most likely one is. Once you get the supplies working correctly you should measure the voltages on both channels, that may point to the problem. The observation that it passes audio while turning on or off leads me to thi
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