Responses from hoytis

system synergy and problems with SQ
Curious...what do you have the gain set to on LS25? Also, have you taken the Bellari out of the mix and just used the internal phono on the LS25?  
Hey, I'm looking for the highest quality recordings from the following Artists:
And completely agree with the Japanese pressing sentiment. They're always brilliant.  
Hey, I'm looking for the highest quality recordings from the following Artists:
If good early pressings aren't available I've found the reissues from Craft Recordings amazing. Albums include: Chet Chet in NY Chet Sings: It Could Happen To You Chet Plays Best of Lerner and Loewe You can find them on Discogs. Usually around 20... 
Vintage amplifier specifications
My trusty Sansui AU-999 still delivers the goods. Has specs for delivering 70 watts at 4 ohm load. Drives my DLKs perfectly.  
Technics 1200 w/ AT440ML/OCC ... BENT!
+2 for VM750SH. Excellent cart.  
Have you heard a VAS cartridge?
I've been running the VAS Ebony 103 for quite some time. Never gets old, absolutely love the detail and warmth. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending it to anyone. Paid $510. Steve is very responsive to questions.  
what cart for my Lenco L70?
I've been loving the VAS Ebony 103...essentially a suped-up Denon DL-103 with a nude hyper elliptical stylus and heavier mass with wood body. I'd imagine it would be great fit for that tonearm.  
Phono preamp with best mid bass
I've been loving the Softone Model4. Tube stage but still very articulate with beauty mid/highs. I also have the Vincent PHO-701. Keep in mind that's a tube buffer on the output, not true tube stage. I still really enjoy that as well, especially t... 
Rock performers that play/record a different genre
I've always liked Neil Young with the Shocking Pinks doing rockabilly. I also think Maynard James Keenan's work as Puscifer is more interesting than Tool.   
First table, second cartridge, ...
Many folks prefer the SUT option. Personally, I've been really happy with well-built phono stages. You could go up the Vincent chain and check out the PHO-701. I've used that one and love it. Lehmann is another brand I really enjoy. Anyway, in my ... 
what’s a song cover that you think is better than the original?
John Coltrane "My Favorite Things" Nirvana "The Man Who Sold The World" Talking Heads "Take Me To The River"  
Best integrated amps
No. Not worth the change. Listen to ghdprentice. You're not going to find anything better for $300. NAD 3020 is a classic. You'd have to spend a lot more to out perform it. What are your sources and speakers? Keep the 3020 and focus on those if y... 
Tracking force
If this is it then should be .75-1.5g. I generally keep the anti-skate on my SL-1200 the same as the VTF.  
Need some suggestions for a desktop amp.
@jb505 I think you'll be surprised by the Sprout. Congrats!  
Need some suggestions for a desktop amp.
robelvick I can’t believe we just posted this at the exact same time 😂