Responses from dodgealum

Who else is using old cables/interconnects, and is happy?
Still using several Empirical Design power cords and ICs in my system after a dozen years. In fact, system move left me needing a power cord recently and could not imagine anything better for the money so called Karl and picked up another ED-316 f... 
Cartridge upgrade?
Hi Paul: I have not heard the Hana (looks very interesting) or the Purple Heart (which people I trust tell me is super). If I were in your shoes I'd check with Clearaudio (dealer or manufacturer) to see what they suggest with your arm (magnetic be... 
Best Joni Mitchel Album
One of my favorite artists of all time. +1 on "Urge for Going" what a great song! Recent LP reissues sound very good so highly recommended. I'd suggest starting with "Clouds" and exploring the arc of her career. She is one of those artists who evo... 
Kef Blades (1), being auditioned...please share your experience.
With the speakers in your room with your gear only you can (should) determine whether they are the right speaker. If you are working with a dealer ask them to ensure proper setup, sit back with your favorite music and decide whether YOU like them.... 
Feickert Woodpecker vs Acoustic Signature Double X
At that price point I’d suggest you take a look at the Sempersonus TE-2. Paired with an Origin Live, Brinkmann or TW Raven arm and a cartridge that compliments your system I think you would be extremely pleased. 
SoundSmith cartridges how good?
I like Peter and his business model and have owned the MIMC Star (original version). It is a good cartridge but I feel that the Soundsmith line is now overpriced and there are other cartridges that represent a better value for money. For example, ... 
My new to me Herron VTPH-2A - First impressions
+1 @mulveling "The Herron 360 preamp looks like a good play." 
My new to me Herron VTPH-2A - First impressions
+1 on a Herron linestage when you can! 
Worst Concerts You Have Attended ??
Saw Lucinda Williams at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair NJ maybe 10 years ago. Before the concert she was boasting about having "Neil Young's sound guy" at the board. She started playing and the sound was terrible, slowly driving people out of t... 
Mini Review: Herron VTSP 360 (ESP)
@manfred1020 You can see my system profile here which should help with your synergy question. I also used the VTSP-3A (R03) with a Modwright KWA-150SE which was a nice pairing. By design the VTSP-360 (ESP) ... 
Keith Jarrett
Yep Standards Vol 1 & 2 are awesome. I use Never Let Me Go as a demo track. 
Looking for a new phono preamp
+1 on the Herron. Ran mine with an ART 9 and it worked out nicely. All Keith’s designs are dead quiet and super reliable. 
How does Donald Fagen do it?
Actually, I think it is Cisco. 
How does Donald Fagen do it?
I own it—sounds great best version I’ve heard. 
Let’s share the music that gives us the chills every time.
Not sure which version of Wichita Lineman you are referring to but the one by Cassandra Wilson off "Belly of the Sun" is incredible--gives me the chills every time.