Responses from mmakshak

I'd like to hear recommendations for Turntables under $5,000
I don't think you can avoid listening to the new Technics 1200(both of them), before you decide on a turntable.  Just on YouTube, I found its presentation to be a viable alternative to other presentations(from other turntables). And I am someone w... 
Brand new to vinyl: Help!
I agree with perkri.  What you will learn about setup will be necessary for your next turntable, if you decide to go that way.  I really enjoyed listening to what each parameter does(VTA, anti-skate, cartridge alignment, VTF,etc.) 
Digital vs Vinyl: The winner is ??
See what I have to say about it on comments to that video. 
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Moonglum, I believe the YouTube video of vocals shows the Caliburn to flesh out the song more than the Technics 1200G. 
Looking for the best moving coil cart that is around $5K used
Papafrgog, I wouldn't worry so much about what others here say regarding your Linn.  First, I got to hear needledrops on PinkFish Media that, to me, showed me that a Linn Lp12 was the best of the bunch, which included an SME and the old Technics d... 
Looking for the best moving coil cart that is around $5K used
I agree with tooblue.  Although the rewards might not come immediately, and it may require work on your part, I believe $5,000 is too much to spend on a cartridge, when your turntable seems to be a limiting factor(I have to admit to not being a fa... 
Rega RP8 or Technics SL1200G
I'm not talking intellectual(i.e. using your mind to come to a conclusion), and I'm also not in the market, so it's a less important subject to me compared to others.  What I am talking about is listening to the RP8 and the RP6 on YouTube.  In tha... 
Rega RP8 or Technics SL1200G
Avanti, I don't think the RP6 is in the same league as their RP8. 
Rega RP8 or Technics SL1200G
I just listened to Fremer's Coliburn versus the new Technics direct-drive.  It was hard(I might have even gotten them mixed up.) to hear a difference.  I heard it on YouTube, but I would still advise listening in person.  The areas that might diff... 
Technics 1200g vs Rega rp8, VPI aries, avenger, Basis 2000, Linn LP12 etc. Can it compete?
As far as the LP12 goes(which I own), there is no question in my mind that the newest, maxed-out one has a much more silent background than the AC motor ones.  I'm unsure if the tune(Linn's basis for audio equipment judging, which actually means w... 
Technics 1200g vs Rega rp8, VPI aries, avenger, Basis 2000, Linn LP12 etc. Can it compete?
I agree with audiotroy, but would compare it(i.e. Rega RP8) to the new Technics, which shouldn't be hard to find(I'm talking about the Technics here.)  I missed listening to the Merrill, as they were putting it away at the California Audio Show.  ... 
Rega RP8 or Technics SL1200G
This is not a fair comparison, but from what I've heard(on YouTube?), the RP8 sounded very good.  On needle drops and in person, I found the SP10 not as good as a Linn lp12(note: the Linn was tweaked, and it was mostly the Technics 1200(old versio... 
Cartridge recommendations
I actually thought Chakster was giving good advice.  You might not like how he presents it, though.  I prefer his no b.s. way of speaking. 
Anyone Ever Figure Out Who Really Designs And Build the Kiseki Cartridges?
You mean that bald spot(due to hair donations to Kiseki) I'm putting up with might not have been necessary? 
HELP PLEASE - VPI Classic Signature 3D Arm or Dr. Feickert Woodpecker Jelco Arm
I just want to respond to Raul.  I agree that digital is getting better, but don't fall for the "it's more accurate" argument.  One way to determine is whether or not you are actually listening to the music, or are you thinking about something els...