Responses from macg19

Politically-inspired music is alive and well.
@hickamore you do know we are on the verge of WW III and Trump isn’t in the Whitehouse, don’t you?  
Politically-inspired music is alive and well.
Julie Miller, whose career began in the Contemporary Christian market, wrote this scathing song as a response to a figure she obviously feels very strongly about. Agree or disagree, it’s very moving. No it isn't. And no one will be listening to... 
New expensive power cord for amp and no change in sound?
@immatthewj  To the best of my knowledge, we have not, nor whether the $500 pc was much of an improvement over OEM. Thanks, that's what I thought. @roxy1927 Was this just click bait?   
New expensive power cord for amp and no change in sound?
He just set a new land speed record for getting banned, two whole days.  Ha! And that is no mean feat! Did we learn which "expensive cable" the OP stated didn't sound any better than the "$500 cable", or what the $500 cable is? IMO without tha... 
Record player sounds out of tune and "wavy"
OP, even if your record collection is significant, given your budget, maybe invest in streaming until you have funds to get a better TT. You could probably get a used Bluesound NODE for $300. Add Quobuz for $11/mth and have access to almost anythi... 
Record player sounds out of tune and "wavy"
I also had a slipping mat problem.  I could stop the record spinning with slight finger pressure on the side of the record.  This is how slip mats are supposed to work...hence the name.    
All in One Solution for Streaming
I'd also suggest looking at Hegel based solely on the fact that the previous owner of my T+A PA 3100 HV settled on the Hegel 590 because he wanted to move to a one-box solution. He thought Hegel competed well against the T+A sonically, which is no... 
Benchmark Media Systems. Right or wrong
Getting back to the question, right or wrong… Generally, right. But someone spent a lot of time writing an essay that likely won’t increase sales…and some of numbers were way off…like $200 isolation platforms…sign me up!    
How you know your system is improving?
@baylinor +1 Bluethinker - I tried to look at your virtual system but it is blank. That might help with getting advice here from those way more knowledgeable than myself. I learned the hard way that the wrong tube amp paired with a non-tube frie... 
T+A PA 3100 HV owners question
@mgrif104 My pleasure.  First dedicated listening session with the T+A last night, playing some of my best vinyl. Extraordinary indeed.   
Ethernet Cables - what are you using and why?
DHLabs. Much better than BlueJeans and an Audioquest Cinnamon I tried out which was no better than the BLueJeans My guess is the Ethernet cable matters more if you have a noisy environment/ router - I’m connected directly to a Cox Cable Panoramic... 
Music first or sound first?
Music first. I did read all the posts...some thoughtful, insightful and honest commentary. I recall hearing Nat King Cole’s voice at around 5 years old and associate that with my Dad’s reel-to-reel that was in a small suitcase. I bought my firs... 
T+A PA 3100 HV owners question
@audiotroy you were spot on!  
T+A PA 3100 HV owners question
@mgrif104 I ended up with a used Voodoo Infinity PC. I was more than a little surprised at the immediately noticeable improvement in dynamic range, detail, air (not sure if that is the right word), and better soundstage/more holographic. Definitel... 
Mark Levinson Has Saved Me And My MUSIC!!
Some of you need to take your meds cause the OP’s innocuous post went south really fast for no good reason.