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Looking for great jazz guitar recordings - any recommendations?
Seems all a bit vanilla so far 😏 what about a bit of Mary Halvorson or Nels Cline? 
Ingress Audio Engineering
Re Stacore -- I'm not sure I see anything new or particularly innovative in their approach. The basic isolation is passive pneumatic which is well established and the top plate is slate -- which some like, others see as problematic. They've put it... 
Marigo Aida CD Mat
I have had three generations of the Marigo mats in my system with the Aida replacing the last generation Clear Transformation. Interestingly the Aida is much more subtle in its effect than the prior mat. The Clear Transformation really improved th... 
Differences in Audioquest Storm series (Thunder, Tornado, Hurricane)
And before the peanut gallery weigh in on “$200 to change a plug 🤯” the plug alone is $150 plus if you go through a dealer there are no shipping costs. Also AQ will return the 15A plug for future use should you need it. All in all I think it’s pre... 
Differences in Audioquest Storm series (Thunder, Tornado, Hurricane)
@dave-t there's no need to sell your 15A Thunder as AQ will change the IEC to a 20A for a nominal charge. The after care from AQ is great so simply talk to your dealer and they'll ship it back to the AQ factory and you'll have the cable you need i... 
Big systems - Little rooms
As one of the individuals with a system such as you describe you make a fair point. But if you a) select speakers that are designed to be used relatively close to the rear wall (e.g. no rear ports), and b) design and treat the room for such use (i... 
SUT or phono stage?
Good news is that the specs on your two carts are similar enough (0.35mV/10ohms vs 0.5mV/12ohms) that the same SUT should work for both and therefore you can get one and try whether you like the sound of each cart via the MC or MM inputs bestLike ... 
Perfect Path Tecnologies ‘The Gate’
@whostolethebatmobile -- I have two PowerCells because my system is configured with the sources 30' from the power amps so one conditioner cannot cover both ends (plus I need a lot of cords for my sources).And @lak I use no other PPT products (I d... 
Best earphone for the value
@shkong78 you really need to try them to see, this is where attending an audio show like the upcoming T.H.E. Show in LA is a good idea so you can see and try a bunch of options.  
Perfect Path Tecnologies ‘The Gate’
So after a recommendation from Ron Hedrich at Marigo, who is now a PPT dealer, I took the plunge and had the Gate installed. My system already has some pretty extensive power conditioning (dedicated 40A 240V line with SR treated breaker and ground... 
Anybody planning on attending T.H.E. Show in Long Beach next month?
Actually it was another show (The Los Angeles Audio Show, LAAS) that was cancelled last minute in 2018 -- T.H.E. Show actually went ahead (after being cancelled the year before!) So lets hope everyone is on firmer footing this time around -- unfor... 
Would an Isolation TT platform further improve my TT?
Just so happens Kuzma are showing a full range of passive and active platforms in Munich now including one model they distribute which is made by TableStable/Herzanhttps://www.monoandstereo.com/2019/05/kuzma-at-munich-high-end-audio-show-2019.html... 
Would an Isolation TT platform further improve my TT?
@inna that is a nonsensical comparison. The task of a stylus retracing the groove is to all intents exactly the same as a microscope or scientific instrument and hence solutions that work for the latter will assist the former. This is one area at ... 
Would an Isolation TT platform further improve my TT?
Also adding seismic isolation will also potentially change the sound of the tableAs @noromance noted I have always found that the more rigid the support, the tighter, more incisive and clearer the soundThe same is true for true seismic isolation -... 
Would an Isolation TT platform further improve my TT?
@rsf507 - You gets what you pays forVibraplane ELpF 95% at 10Hz - and a rather pronounced bump at its natural frequency of appx 2Hz - $2.5K plus compressorMinus-K CT-1 99%+ at 10Hz (vertical), 95% or so (horizontal), natural frequency vertical 0.5...