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Got a new (to me) VPI Aries for Xmas... what’s the arm upgrade path?
+1 @melm  
Got a new (to me) VPI Aries for Xmas... what’s the arm upgrade path?
Congrats on a fantastic table. I started out with an Aries 1 and gradually upgraded everything but the plinth. The JMW 10.5 is probably a better bang for the buck than the 3D IMHO. I never fell in love with the 3D. On the other hand the Fatboy was... 
Analog vs digital?
Great suggestions here but I'd add one more: Chord Hugo M Scaler. To me, it's a device that can truly bridge the gap between digital and analog. If you (like me) have 'analog ears' then you might find (like me) that digital will always be unsatisf... 
Dedicated Vinyl system next upgrade?
I can relate to your predicament. But I think @chayro asked the pertinent question: what exactly is the problem? What's the first thing that pops into your head when you try to imagine what isn't right with your sound? MAybe you already have an in... 
Should I buy a VPI SCOUTMASTER. I OWN 25 RECORDS.
Ferrari "better" than a Porsche?No.Heh. I should have left it at the guitars.  
Should I buy a VPI SCOUTMASTER. I OWN 25 RECORDS.
"VPI sucks" is silly and false, and doesn’t come out of any of the comments that I can see except for maybe one post that is short on data and substance. if you want to get good advice from internet forums you need to grasp the underlying principl... 
Should I buy a VPI SCOUTMASTER. I OWN 25 RECORDS.
beware of ideologues. MC vs. MM, digital vs analog, direct drive vs. belt drive - all depends on the implementation, not the format per se. choose the one that gives you mental energy and focus.  for god's sake forget about the pops and clicks. A ... 
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...