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Stylus Return on Investment

Stylus Return on Investment

What is your Stylus ROI, and does it matter?  Return on Investment (ROI) is a performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment and tries to directly measure the amount of return on a particular investment, relative to it's cost.* This may seem an...

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Hipgnosis Covers

Hipgnosis Covers

Album covers are one of the reasons vinyl is still popular today. I'd go as far to say that without vinyl LPs and cover art, classic rock would not be what it is today and going to the record tape store wouldn't be so much fun. We can thank the founders of...

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Gold Rush

Gold Rush

It’s an exciting time for fans of Classic Rock bands that have stood the test of time. While I must acknowledge that there are people we all know that don’t enjoy classic rock any more, those of us who do, have an appreciation not only for their artistry...

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Fixer Upper

Fixer Upper

Fixer uppers in the home industry are all the rage. You can’t watch tv without stumbling across a show about fixing old homes. Vintage audio gear may not be on tv, but it has a lot in common with houses. People love the design and styling from an era when...

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Sleeve it

Sleeve it

CDs ruined my life. Not really, but back in 1984 when CDs come out, I bought into the idea that CDs were superior to vinyl. I must have been impressionable at that age, because I sold all my LP’s for a measly $100. You may not think this is a big deal, but...

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Be Picky

Be Picky

Be picky. Your records will love you! As someone who is picky about buying and caring for vinyl, I keep an open mind on cleaning techniques and tools that will help me get the most out of my vinyl. I love music, and appreciate albums that were mastered and...

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About me

I am a designer & craftsman passionate about music and vintage audio gear from the late 60's, 70's, and 80's.

My mission is to help you get the most out of your audio system with custom handcrafted products, and informative resources that help you maintain and improve the quality of your HiFi system.

—  BEND, OREGON  —

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