Responses from jazdoc

New Music Recommendations 2012
New LPs getting a lot of play on my system:Dirty Projectors "Swing Lo Magellan"Jamey Johnson "Living For A Song"Tame Impala "Lonerism"Storm Corrosion 
Mc Anna , Lyra Titan or DynaVector XV 1s
I am familiar with all of the cartridges you are considering. Before investing in new cartridges (or tonearm cable), invest some time and ask yourself a few questions...1. Why are you considering a change, i.e. what do you hope to improve? If you ... 
Why do my rolling stones albums sound bad?
Playpen --You really need to hear an original unboxed, mono Decca "Aftermath". 
New Music Recommendations 2012
Really enjoying The Bad Plus release "Made Possible". 
Beautiful Vocals...
Maria Rita (Brazil)Shingai Shoniwa (UK - Noisettes)Cat Power (US)Melody Gardot 
Why do my rolling stones albums sound bad?
The best sound quality for their early recordings are the original Decca monos. When you get to "Between The Buttons", the original Decca stereos sound the best. These aren't audiophile by any means, but revelatory when compared to subsequent late... 
Got addicted to White Stripes.
Sorry, senior moment it's "White Blood Cells" 
Got addicted to White Stripes.
"Icky Thump" and "Red Blood Cells" are my favorite White Stripes LPs 
Wave Kinetics NVS Turntable - Stereophile Review
From the manufacturer's comments on the Stereophile review..."The platform has a natural frequency of 3.5Hz. The platform was designed to attenuate low frequency events like footfall near the platform, low frequency music getting passed back throu... 
New Music Recommendations 2012
Cat Power's "Sun" arrived today. First spin is very positive...an extremely well recorded album. 
Best Metal Vinyl Album
For sound quality & content:Opeth "Damnation" (Koch)AC/DC "Back In Black"White Stripes "Icky Thump" (180 gm) 
Devore Nines and Daedalus Athena comparison?
I was interested in the comments regarding the Athena's sound at the Capitol Audiofest. Daedalus speakers are extremely sensitive to phase issues...makes me wonder if that might have accounted for what folks are reporting. 
Sibilance from Van den Hul Colibri
I've never owned a Colibri but have heard it in many high end systems. It is EXTREMELY finicky with respect to set-up. When not properly tuned, the sound will tend to be as you describe and there is a very fine line between heaven and strident. 
Table/Cart Set Up - By Ear or Test Record?
I use both. Pivot to spindle, overhang and offset require precision tools like the MintLP. VTF, VTA and azimuth are set by ear. 
Pitch Perfect Audio
Great guy. Knows his stuff. Very pleasant and responsive. Highly recommended.