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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 things were...

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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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Vinyl Cleaning Notes

Vinyl Cleaning Notes

My introduction to cleaning vinyl was back in 1979 with Discwasher®. I had the complete DiscKit with walnut handled ribbed cleaning pad, D3 solution, SC-2 stylus cleaner, DC-1 pad cleaner, stylus brush with mirror, and Zerostat™ gun … all resting in a...

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Full Circle

Full Circle

I recently had the pleasure of being the middle man to help my brother-in-law get his first reel-to-reel tape deck — a well cared for Pioneer RT-707. Since I had a few days before delivering the deck, I thought I'd do my normal checkup routine to assess it's...

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About me

I am a designer & craftsman passionate about music and vintage analog 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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