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A moment when you realized better sound was possible.
When I was about 13 or 14, my dad bought me one of those "suitcase" style stereos with the swing-down turntable and swing-out speakers. At the time, I thought it was OK. When I paid a visit to a friend of mine in college in 1970, his roommate had ... 
Jelco SA-750D cartridges
Thanks for the advice, agrippa. I had to wonder how much different the SLC stylus could be and felt that paying almost twice as much to get it was probably not going to be a benefit in my system. I would probably upgrade my tonearm before experime... 
Jelco SA-750D cartridges
Thanks for steering me in that direction, agrippa. Probably the best AT I ever owned before this was the 120E. My memory tells me it was just OK, but my memory isn't what it used to be.Since the 700 series bodies are the same, it also provides the... 
Jelco SA-750D cartridges
@schubert I listen mostly to rock, blues and jazz. No heavy metal, though, unless you consider Led Zeppelin to be heavy metal!For rock, I lean more toward stuff like The Band, The Kinks, Jeff Beck, Warren Zevon, Little Feat, old Fleetwood Mac (bef... 
Jelco SA-750D cartridges
UPDATE:I ended up buying an AT VM 740ML. I only have about 30 hours on it so far and I can't quit smiling. It is better than I thought it could be and works better in my system than the Denon DL-110.I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a gr... 
Charity store bin diving? Am I the only one that suffers this addiction?
Back in the early 90's, my local Goodwill was a treasure trove of LP's as people were dumping their record collections for CD's. I must have pulled over 300 of them out of there. I stopped there almost every day after work.That store also provided... 
Traveling to Mentor Ohio - anyone close by??
Whatsa matta, Frankie? Did you have a bad experience here in the fine state of Ohio? It doesn't surprise me given your attitude. Hopefully, you won't be back.  
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Little Feat - Hoy HoyHerbie Hancock - HeadhuntersCharles Lloyd - Soundtrack 
Jelco SA-750D cartridges
@noromance:Now ya really got me going, right in the middle of a big wave of upgrade-itis! I just replaced my W4S STP SE with a Backert Labs Rhumba 1.2 Extreme and it was a VERY good choice, indeed. I'm seriously going to consider an arm change. Wh... 
Jelco SA-750D cartridges
Thanks for the input, agrippa. I had actually begun sorting through the information and reviews on the AT VM line and trying to make sense of the different levels. I want to make sure I'm up to speed on the performance differences in the stylus sh... 
Jelco SA-750D cartridges
Thanks vegasears. I just put the AT-150MLX on my short list. From the reviews I've read, it sounds like a good choice.LP gear is selling the 150SA cartridge at half the price of the 150MLX. Is the MLX body worth the added expense?    
Jelco SA-750D cartridges
@bpoletti: Thanks for the recommendations. I grew up with AT cartridges and need to shake my bias against them. My memory of the cheaper ones I used back in the day is thin, bright and veiled, but the Signets were excellent. I'll have to look more... 
Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape
I always had a lot of fun making mix tapes. Of course, there were those frustrating times when the song you chose for the last one on a side would be just a few seconds too long and the tape would run out.More often though, there would be a little... 
New Setup Volume Issue
It's not clear from your description how you went about hooking your turntable to the Onkyo, but I have some suggestions.You don't say what cartridge you're using, but the Fluance normally comes with the Ortofon OM10. The Onkyo has a phono input w... 
Musical Concepts amplifier modifications upgrades
It appears that new driver boards are limited to the Hafler Power amps at this time, but I think they were once available for the Adcom power amps also. He does do upgrades using his MC-3 circuit board on certain Adcom preamps as well as outboard ...