effischer

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Technics or Thorens, need suggestions
Your C2600 has one of the best phono sections out there at any price point. Don't worry about that.At your budget level, I suggest take a hard look at SOTA turntables. Their Sapphire is one of the best performers available. 100% made in USA, super... 
New TT or upgrade cartridge/platter on Project DC
What mc notes is correct; I would add that you want to consider how much tinkering you like/want to do. If you enjoy optimizing mechanical systems, you will be well-rewarded with a more advanced table. That comes at a cost though, so you want to c... 
Tempted to buy a Macintosh
I'm not sure a Youtube video is an adequate overview of what a system could sound like.  That said, I am very confident that any Mc amp section will deliver everything your speakers can take.  The depth, silent backdrop and fidelity are exceptiona... 
Most valuable LP
MFSL Beatles box set; purchased new and mostly unplayed.  Number 4300 something from the first pressing.   
Tempted to buy a Macintosh
I'm not familiar with your speakers, but if they are as efficient as you note, then McIntosh power could be a very desirable choice.  While many might disagree, I find they provide super-clean power and uncolored flat presentation.  Their tube amp... 
sound quality: optical audio out from TV to AV preamp or HDMI audio extractor to preamp
If I understand correctly, you don't have a cable box feeding the TV.  If that's true, I'd suggest you use the TV audio out to the MX135.  Using an extractor puts another connection set into the existing signal path.In my case, I've got a TiVo cab... 
Any experience with these turntables?
Hey man! Been awhile since I’ve seen your handle on a new thread, and I trust you’re still doing well.I’ve got some experience with the AR, Marantz and Garrard tables. Of those, the AR could be the best way to go, especially if you like to tinker.... 
Help with cartridge
Sad to say it but you’ll have a hard time working with Needle Doctor (Minneapolis MN); the owner closed it last year due to poor health. I’m also pretty certain they didn’t do repairs or upgrades, just re-tip trade-ins. Perhaps you’re thinking of ... 
McIntosh C2300 vs C2500/C2600 A/B Comparison
Congratulations!  I feel that was a very good call on your part.  No fuss, no muss and minimum bucks.  I never got to tube roll my C2300; turned it in on a C50 for reasons not relevant to this thread.  I'd always wanted to try the Telefunkens; it ... 
McIntosh C2300 vs C2500/C2600 A/B Comparison
If you're not interested in the DAC, save your money and keep the C2300.  The analog signal electronics are the same as what's used in the C2500/2600/2700.  An argument could even be made that without the DAC and the associated I/O subsystems, the... 
All the brands I don't like...
This is supposed to be a hobby. You know, something people do to have a pleasant experience?Just stop the hate fests and tell us what makes your listening happy. Keep the rest to yourself.  
Please suggest a few really good classical recordings
@almarg @rcprince @newbee Thank you all for your suggestions.  Have them noted down and will look to see what pops up at various resellers & [email protected] I've had several copies of the same LPs by multiple artists that really show the di... 
Your last concert was to see who and when?
Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, Severance Hall, 8 February 2020, Cleveland OH. Susanna Malkki conducting Sibelius' Symphony #1.  Leila Josefowicz, guest violinist for Sibelius' En Saga, Opus 9 and Knussen Violin Concerto, Opus 30.  Simply stunning. 
sound quality control (mixing) at live venues
I believe that a notable percentage, perhaps even a majority, of the poor quality sound I’ve heard at recent amplified/electrified concerts has indeed been due to the change to digital technology. The best (read worst) example both my wife and I e... 
Disappointing On Mcintosh......help
Listen to as many systems and speaker sets in various combinations as you can. You first must find a sound that pleases you. Without that, the rest is pointless. FWIW, I prefer to start with speakers. It is an approach that has served me well. Usi...