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Mark Items Sold or Purchased

On May 7, 2013

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Help us keep our database and your records updated by using our new features. A Mark Sold option is now available.  If an item is sold outside of the normal Audiogon transaction process, you may visit your current or expired listing page. Click the “Mark Sold” option from the Actions menu, as seen below. A Mark Purchased button […]

How To Deal With Negative Users

On May 6, 2013

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Though we’d like to hope that all of our users will be genuine and polite to one another, sometimes people don’t treat others the way they would want to be treated.  Someone might try to bring you down by posting negative comments in your Feedback or in response to your posts on The Forum or […]

Top 5 Vinyl DO’s

On April 24, 2013

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1. DO know how to start and stop them. Use the cue lever on your turntable to raise and lower the needle. Your hands are never truly steady, and it’s easy to slip up and gouge the grooves of a record or even break the needle on your cartridge. The needle should slowly drop in.  Also, […]

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How To Describe Sound

On March 26, 2013

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New to audio or just want a refresher on the terms?  We found this handy guide on how to describe different sounds thanks to the Bay Area Audiophile Society.  Is your system sweet, detailed, and clear?  How about well-bodied and textured?  Use this chart to find out!     Are there any other terms you’d […]

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How To Insure Your Vinyl Collection

On March 5, 2013

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For the average person, a simple Homeowners Insurance policy will cover against any theft or damage that befalls his records.  Vinyl aficionados, on the other hand, have likely spent years and thousands of dollars securing a grand collection, filling up several bookcases, even rooms, and Homeowners policies might  not be enough.  Here are some steps […]

How To Grade Your Vinyl

On March 1, 2013

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Whether you’re looking to sell vinyl or become better informed as you add to your LP collection, here is a guide to grading vinyl.  Both the standard UK Record Collectors marks as well as Audiogon’s 1-10 rating system are displayed for clarity. First, turn on a really bright light, break out a magnifier if your […]

How To Clean Mirror Finishes

On February 27, 2013

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Mirror or ultra high gloss finishes on your audio components look fantastic, but they can be magnets for fingerprints and dust. Keep these tips in mind when cleaning.  First of all, you want to avoid anything that has abrasive materials, like chrome cleaners or other products meant for cars.  They can scratch and/or dull the […]

How To Repair a Rubber Surround

On February 15, 2013

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User Stereo5 wrote in to the Audiogon Forum asking for help with a damaged rubber surround.  He was looking for a quick method to tide him over until he decided to invest in replacing the surrounds. He posted, “Our cat cut a slice that looks like a number 7 into the rubber surround of one […]

Tips for Packing Items Before Shipment

On February 7, 2013

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Great – you’ve sold your item!  Now it’s time to think about how you plan on packing and shipping it to the buyer.  Poor packing and/or shipping is one of the biggest reasons buyers leave negative feedback, so it’s important to consider the options for this vital step. Double box using the original box and […]

DIY Quadratic Diffuser

On January 31, 2013

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Quadratic diffusing panels are often used by recording engineers when standing waves present a challenge, but they’re also great for large or oddly-shaped listening rooms. If you’re a DIYer, here’s a low-cost alternative to buying a diffuser.  All you need is a few hours, a handful of supplies from your local hardware store, and a […]

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