martykl

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Curved and Straight Tonearms
As some have already noted, s shaped arms tend be higher mass designs.  The choice of arm  (mass being a key issue) is generally dictated by cartridge matching (compliance), so you're usually nudged toward the curved camp or the straight camp by y... 
Established popular artists who released real stinkers
Okay, I think we're gonna have some disagreements here.  Todd  Rundgren's "Nearly Human" is IMO nearly perfect and a top ten record in my collection.  Yes, the SQ sucks and it sure sounds crappy, but the songwriting is flat-out fantastic and Lyle ... 
Who actually played drums in Whiplash movie?
I usually don't admit it, but, yes.....it was me 
Ohm Walsh Micro Talls: who's actually heard 'em?
I just converted my listening room to dual purpose - it now doubles as a home recording studio.  I'll be monitoring my mix with Ohm 100s (and with Rythmik subs/Audyssey for a second pass).  It will be interesting to see how these recordings play o... 
Fav Consecutive Albums by An Artist
John Hiatt had a nice run in the late eighties with:Bring The FamilyStolen MomentsSlow Turning.He had done some great stuff earlier, and he's done some great stuff since - but those three are the rabbit passing through the snake. 
Will you be going to see YES or YES this summer?
Yes 
Ever Bought an Audio Product that was Stupid Good for the Money?
Rega RB 300 
Disappointment with Pro-Ject...
I was unaware of the issue.  Since we are about to buy an inexpensive 'table as a birthday gift for a friend of my wife (who has suddenly decided that she wants LPs), this is timely info.  I was looking for the least expensive table with a Rega ar... 
Small room electrostat/ planar speaker?
Nothing with meaningful bass is going to sound great in an 11x12 room - too small and nearly square, double trouble. I’d try to find something with limited bass output and a mellow top end. That will sound balanced without subwoofers, which you sh... 
Favorite Genesis Tracks?
I think I've got the title for first Genesis concert - November, 1971.  We sat on folding chairs in the gymnasium at Paramus Community College.  They were basically debuting Foxtrot.Consequently, I'm partial to the early material.  I'll go with Wa... 
Best sleeper movie, an artistic journey...
Sorry. Audiogon e-prompt. Didn't notice the date 
Best sleeper movie, an artistic journey...
Best sleeper?  Sleeper Directed by Woody Allen 
Brightest but shortest artistic bursts in the sky
I also love the Rockpile answer - you can make a good case that they are the mother of all one and dones.  Still, "CCR", "Bayou Country", "Green River" , "Willie and the Poorboys", and "Cosmo's Factory" all within two years......Nothin' like it in... 
Brightest but shortest artistic bursts in the sky
A favorite topic of mine....and IMO.........In the rock n roll division, there's only one right answer to this question:Creedence Clearwater Revival.They released 5 classic albums in the 24 month period between Spring 1968 and 1970.  They also rel... 
XLR/RCA dilemma
Sorry, I haven't read thru this thread, but (unless there's something in there I don't know), I'd go single ended into the SMS-1 and single ended out into your amp.  The SMS is a PITA to optimize, but it's really, really good.  The improvement in ...