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Get More Views on Your Listings

On January 4, 2013

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Are you looking to get more views on your listings? Are you also hoping to receive a higher number of bids and more competitive offers? Two great ways to increase your sales on the Audiogon Marketplace is to create Bold and Featured listings. Bold listings on Audiogon are viewed twice as much as regular listings! […]

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How To Treat Your Room Without Overdoing It

On December 12, 2012

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In this article, we’re taking the beginner’s approach to room treatments with tips from seasoned audiophiles throughout. By now, you’ve noticed that even the best equipment can sound horrible in a poorly designed space.  Do you know how to retrofit your room to give it the best sound quality? Here are some things to think […]

User Tips – Making the Most of the Marketplace

On December 12, 2012

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Don’t let your listing get lost!  Here are some tips and tricks from our most successful sellers to get the best returns. 1. Take Good Pictures Don’t use manufacturer stock photos – taking your own photos shows possible buyers what product they’ll actually be receiving. Using natural light ensures the equipment is more visible, and […]

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Taking Good Pictures to Improve Your Sale Rate

On December 5, 2012

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One of the keys to being a successful Audiogon seller is taking good pictures of the object so potential buyers can get a true feel for what they are getting.  Great pictures can be the difference between selling the item and not getting any offers at all.  It could also be the difference between getting […]

How To Clean Brushed Aluminum Faceplate

On November 3, 2012

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Want to keep your equipment in tip top shape, read here how to properly clean any aluminum faceplate, thanks to one of our members advice.  For the best method for your particular equipment the manufacturers recommendations is a great place to start. When cleaning your audio equipment, you want to be sure to use something […]

How To Restart a Stored Tube Amp and Pre Amp Yourself

On November 2, 2012

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  We all like to swap out equipment, but handling your equipment the right way is imperative for both maintaining it and your resale value.  Some audiophiles may take a break from listening or may just change out their equipment every so often, leaving some electronics stored away for a period of time.  It is […]

How do I make the most out of my oddly shaped room?

On November 1, 2012

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Question:  What are some quick, cost-effective ways to make the most out of my oddly shaped listening room? Answer:  Per John Klintz of The Soundsmith, he recommends room treatments.  “So many people forget about how their picture frames and wooden desk reflect sound!”  You don’t necessarily need to invest in expensive professional sound treatments, though […]

How should I start a system with a small budget?

On November 1, 2012

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Question: How should I start a system with a small budget? Answer: While each audiophile may provide a different answer to this question, many would agree that all of the components are equally important.  However, the speakers are most influential on how the system sounds and tend to be the most expensive component to acquire […]

What is a “bright” turn table?

On November 1, 2012

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Question: When someone refers to a turn table as “bright” what does that mean? Answer: Bright refers to the sound (i.e. glare or sharp as in a musical note).  Typically a turntable would not produce the bright sound but rather the cartridge attached to the tonearm.

What can I do about a ground hum?

On November 1, 2012

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Question:  I keep noticing a ground hum, though my friends swear they can’t hear it.  I’ve unplugged every other device in my listening room and still it won’t go away.  What can I do? Answer:  Again, we refer to John Klintz’s expertise.  ”Have an electrician come out!” he exclaims.  With older homes, you can never […]

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