mglik

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Remarkably better sound possible with just 1 system component change?
Not to be needlessly redundant, I can’t recommend SRA VR platforms enough. Their improvements when placed under my components is major- night and day. 
Better Records White Hot Stampers: Now the Story Can Be Told!
Just bought an Almost White Hot Stamper of Peter, Paul and Mary.It was only $99. I should like the content and mostly voices should be easy to be good being in the mid frequencies.Interesting to mention, Doug Sax’s mastering chain front end was al... 
Better Records White Hot Stampers: Now the Story Can Be Told!
Doug Sax was one of the greatest mastering engineers in history.In the mid ‘90s I almost bought Sheffield Labs and had the pleasure of being close to Doug and Lincoln. Speaking of Doug’s gear at The Mastering Lab in Hollywood, one day he opened up... 
Do you ever miss vintage gear you no longer have?
Quad 57 ESLs!There is a drive and impact with dynamic speakers but I will never forget the 57’s sound! 
Disappointment with Pass Labs - I'm looking for something else
Hi opm,I must first admit that I am very biased toward tubes. For many years, I was a dedicated single ended triode guy. Anything SS always disappointed and turned me off. Solid State still pushes me away.After 50 years in this hobby, my final amp... 
Better Records White Hot Stampers: Now the Story Can Be Told!
Hey Chuck,What are your recommendations for WHSs?How many do you have?Are all those WH pressings also great masters?Thanks 
Better Records White Hot Stampers: Now the Story Can Be Told!
Hey glunson!Thanks for the Muppet Show link.What a wonderful laugh!Did you know that the Lime in the Coconut song was Nilsson’s tribute to his cocaine addition? The lime and coconut referenced the method for refining coke!Now Better Records...Chuc... 
NOS Tubes - Ecstasy or Agony
In the past, I have had great success with NOS tubes. But recently, have had consistent failures of 12AT7s. Bought 3 pair from,I thought a reliable source.Have made a note of Brant Jesse. I have been told that NOS, especially for a preamp, are rar... 
Having trouble reducing the vibrations on my turntable setup
IME, SRA VR platform under my Woodsong Garrard 301 was a night and day difference. I am sure that there are other excellent devices but Silent Running Audio has 40 patents and three companies. One for Audio, one for Medical/Science and one for Mil... 
Best "Bang for the Buck" you have owned?
Hard to choose just one.But initially, I thought: what can vibration control really do?Found that the answer is A LOT!Stillpoints under my $30k speakers turned them into $50k ones.No exaggeration, 3 $125 Ultra Minis tightened up the sound and incr... 
Reference Recordings
I agree. I own all of the RR vinyl and am disappointed in the sound.Had high hopes but they all sound pretty flat. 
Best type of metal for turntable platform?
They are $1500 but an incredible upgrade for a TT-Silent Running Audio. VR platform. I put one under mine and the improvement in sound was the biggest change in my system short of upgrading my speakers from $10K ones to $30K ones!SRA has two separ... 
Atma-Sphere Owners, MP-3 Upgrade
I had a chance to get the resistors when my MP-3 was made but Ralph moved me away from it saying it was the least vital.And it is quite expensive.But your improvements seem significant. I will think about it.Thanks,Mike 
what are some of best tonearms you own or experience with.
I had an Ortophon 309 arm on my Woodsong Garrard 301. Replaced it with a Tri-planar SE. the T-p runs circles around the 309. Used to have 20-30% of my record collection that was unlistenable. Now it is rare that a LP is not interesting and enjoyable. 
will changing to solid-state make the bass in my wilson sophias better at low volume?
IME, tube power will produce full and detailed bass but SS can produce more sharp edges. Tubes have a more loose sound but also more real. If you like that SS sharpness, try it. My preference is tubes.