Responses from jazdoc

Why do my rolling stones albums sound bad?
"Down In The Hole" from Emotional Rescue is one of my favorite Stones songs and very well recorded.  I've picked up an original UK pressing of "Exile on Main Street" and it is revelatory.  It's actually a pretty good recording and worth every penny. 
Your Go to CD to Impress
Naomi Wachira "African Girl" 
Daedalus Athena
jjue -My speaker decision came down to DeVore and Daedalus. Unfortunately, I was unable to procure Silverback's to audition in my system and chose the Daedalus.  I have been very happy with my decision.  Both speakers are excellent; there is no ba... 
Found Music Blade Amplifiers
goldenerguy,Thank you for the kind words...I've been collecting LPs for over 40 years!Charles,Thank you!  Honestly, I couldn't wrap my head around the idea of improvement from the Scuttle rack to Ohio Class amp stands.  Bass is more articulate and... 
Found Music Blade Amplifiers
Well the SRA Amp stands have arrived.  Packaging is bomb proof and finish is outstanding.  Best of all and unexpectedly, there is actually an improvement in the sound from sitting on the SRA Scuttle Rack. Highly recommended. 
Found Music Blade Amplifiers
Thanks everyone.  The sound continues to improve with break-in, although I'm appear to be reaching steady state with>250 hours.  I'm excited to hear the changes (if any) when my SRA Ohio stands arrive in a couple of weeks.  Salectric, the amps ... 
Found Music Blade Amplifiers
Thank you Charles.  I'm still trying to completely take the measure of things, but it feels great to be 'done' with big purchases.  Plan on doing the little tweaks (better outlets, etc) that can make a big difference.  Hope you can visit sometime.   
New Jazz Releases
Avishai Cohen's "Dark Nights" from last year is killer..Just got JD Allen's "Graffiti"....the man seems unable to make anything less than an extraordinary record.Rudresh Mahanthappa's "Bird Calls" is excellentLike my initial spin of Chris Potter's... 
Artists/Lps you should be aware of.
The Eilen Jewell LP is killer... 
LCR phono stages we know about
Lewm --I certainly do not have the technical background to comment intelligently on your question...all I know is it sounds good! :-) 
LCR phono stages we know about
Lewm --Sorry I missed your post from last week. The 'Kahn' in Kahn phono stage refers to the metalworker who implemented the design of the box -- very steampunk!As to the performance...spectacular. I have experimented with tube rolling and am very... 
LCR phono stages we know about
I am thrilled to own an Experience Music LCR Kahn phono stage 
New $35K pivoting tonearm
Conflict of interest alert: I own two Durand tonearms; a Telos and a Talea.To clear up some of the unintended misinformation on this thread...a. The new composite Telos armwand is not an upgrade; it is an option. b. The composite armwand does not ... 
Dumb VTA Question
J Carr's comments are spot on. If you look at the original paper Michael Fremer cites re: SRA, it is not an exact measurement; rather it indicates a range. You are correct in assuming that it is difficult to measure SRA with precision and accuracy... 
An audiophile in Chicago .....
Don't forget to eat at Kuma's for heavy metal burgers. They also sell vinyl.