Whats on your turntable tonight?


For me its the first or very early LP's of:
Allman Brothers - "Allman Joys" "Idyllwild South"
Santana - "Santana" 200 g reissue
Emerson Lake and Palmer - "Emerson Lake and Palmer"
and,
Beethoven - "Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major" Rudolph Serkin/Ozawa/BSO
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@bkeske How's the 850?
@noromance 

@bkeske How's the 850?

Fantastic. Easy to deal with, adjust, etc. I just don’t have anything I can directly compare it to, so it’s tough to say it’s better or worse than another, but in total, I would say it was a good choice. That’s why I was counting on you and others to point me in the right direction.

Although, fooling with some VTA adjustments tonight, I do wish it had ‘on the fly’ adjustment. But, USA HIFI has the Easy VTA device for $200, which is very tempting. I would have to get some bushings to raise it though, as it wouldn’t clear and be free of the plinth without. Important with the SOTA, but doable.
Brian, that's great. You can get arm pillars to add height.
@spiritofradio It looks like someone has bought that ZYX cartridge.  Did you pull the trigger?  I was looking at it, but I couldn't find much information other than the glowing review that Echo linked to.  I read a few comments about concerns with the carbon fiber cantilever possibly being fragile and also concerns about it being over-damped.  Not from anyone that actually had one, just speculation.  I decided not to be a trailblazer.  If you bought it, I'd be interested in hearing your impressions once you have it set up.