jollytinker

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Horn Speaker Recommendations
It's not that simple I strive for top quality sound but I don't want my sitting room to look like an audio lab. It's not just the wife who cares but me, too.  Everything has compromises somewhere.  
Has anyone finally decided to sell their Turntable and Vinyl collection?
I'm with @prof on this question. For me the joy of audio is a lot about cultivating my ability to focus on sound. Vinyl grabs my attention in a way that digital never has. It feels like an actual event happening while digital reproduction feels li... 
Blood On The Tracks MoFi UD1S
I just pulled out my old copy of Blood on the Tracks, inspired by this thread, and man did it sound crummy. Just dull and lifeless and muddy. Could be the LP itself I guess. So bad that I tossed it in the cull bin. It makes me wonder - what Dylan ... 
Has anyone finally decided to sell their Turntable and Vinyl collection?
Oops posted about Bob Dylan in the wrong thread! Haha should have gone to bed. My sincere apologies 
Has anyone finally decided to sell their Turntable and Vinyl collection?
I just pulled out my old copy of Blood on the Tracks and man did it sound crummy. Just dull and lifeless and muddy. Could be the LP itself I guess. So bad that I tossed it in the cull bin. It makes me wonder - what Dylan LPs sound the best? Puttin... 
Has anyone finally decided to sell their Turntable and Vinyl collection?
Great story @brucenitroxpro! My issue is not getting rid of my collection but culling out the excess. I’m a hardened vinyl lover at this point and I still have the LPs from most of the key phases of my youth, like the copy of Rubber Soul I used to... 
Blood On The Tracks MoFi UD1S
Dylan himself said recently that his own LPs never sounded that great because they did too much compression to get more music on each one.  Sorry I don't have a cite for that. Debating the best Dylan LP is fun but also a very deep and beguiling ra... 
ZYX Optimum phono cartridge - a defining statement
There’s no way to go back to the "golden age" in my opinion. those old MM cartridges really are old, hard to get, hard to trust, and anyway life moves on. As with cars, designers and engineers are now revisiting old products and updating them with... 
ZYX Optimum phono cartridge - a defining statement
Yes, but any good piece of audio gear is part Newton and part Dostoyevsky. There’s the rub. 
ZYX Optimum phono cartridge - a defining statement
So Zyx carts are "poorly built" says a poster because of ... pure hearsay. My concrete experience has been very good. I've used Zyxes for about five years without any issues. Just one actually - a split stylus that was resolved to my satisfaction ... 
ZYX Optimum phono cartridge - a defining statement
@nandric I think he's referring to the consensus you described so acutely in a prior post. Not provable but not unfounded either. @mijostyn I had to think hard about your question but in the end I'd go with the McLaren, even though the extra weigh... 
ZYX Optimum phono cartridge - a defining statement
@lewm the new Zyx Optimum has a closed body. It's gone back to the clear acrylic used in the UNI II, not the coated material used for the Premium. I wonder how much that contributes to the changes in the sound.I'd like to amend one point in my com... 
ZYX Optimum phono cartridge - a defining statement
I concur with @audiotomb that something special is going on with this cartridge. I acquired one just last week after owning the UNI Premium and the UNIverse II before that. I've only put 6 or 7 hours on the cartridge so far, but already its streng... 
Is it possible to have vinyl nearly noise free?
My experience jibes with what @atmasphere and others have been saying here. Once I moved up to a high quality phono stage (by Nick Doshi) my records have been generally silent. No need to buy expensive new releases to get that quiet - in fact, I p... 
Anybody out there re-cantilever their cartridge with a Soundsmith Contact Line diamond ?
Cartridge Nazi? Heh. I guess you're offended by my Zyx comment @tooblue . Actually I would just prefer to have Mr nakatsuka work on my cartridges if possible and he won't touch them if someone else has worked on them. I'm sure your SS-zyx sounds w...