Responses from normantaylor

Thoughts on the Linn LP12 turntable
I own a Linn.  The design is about as basic as you get.  It does not have the flash some of the new models I've seen for sale.  But, as for sound output and with the right cartridge and pre-amp, it competes with anything.  I've done upgrades from ... 
Thorens, TD-125 MKII
Thank you.  I have passed on your experience with this.  He is grateful! 
Zappa Recommendations ?
My favorite Zappa album was Overnight Sensation.  Just brilliant. 
What is your favorite album cover?
King Crimson - In The Court of the Crimson King 
Vinyl cleaning - Ultrasonic vs. Walker products
Ultrasonic is superior.  I learned this from experience and formulated my opinion.  I had a very expensive VPI cleaner top of the line (like 4K), vacuum etc.  It cleaned my records well and I had no complaints.  There was noticeable improvement on... 
An audio rack that really does make a difference.
Several months ago I bought a new rack from TimberNation.  Solid, thick and beautiful wood.  The dimensions were exactly as requested and it was delivered very timely.  Very satisfied customer.  If you like a high end wood look, this is the place. 
Upgrades that met/exceeded your expectations and those that felt short
Miller Carbon "Happy to say its been several years now since anything has not exceeded expectations, and usually by quite a lot. Tekton Moabs are probably #1.."With all the equipment you have and have gone through, it blows my mind that your Moabs... 
Does It Matter?
As usual, thank you Millercarbon for your sage input.  And alsoto the others who responded.   
Does It Matter?
Does it matter if it one precedes the other by one second? Or is it advisable for a "warm-up" or more extended period of time?  
Determining the Source of Noise when TT is On
I did the cable test switching connections in the back of the av control.  The noise changed speakers.  I already put a call into my dealer from whom I purchased the balanced cable a few months ago.  Thanks for the help and direction gents.  You a... 
Determining the Source of Noise when TT is On
Excellent guidance.  Thank you! 
Determining the Source of Noise when TT is On
Stereo5I would not know how to check for a cable problem.  I have wiggled connections and it did not make a difference.petg60Yes, the MC 1100 phono pre-amp has tubes.  I'll give that a try.  I will also switch the cables to rule that out.  Thank y... 
It happened again tonight
Geezuz.  When I read what millercarbon shared - I could esily understood what he was saying, to imagine the moment.  It helps when you are familiar with the music.  I am.  I know I don't have the system he has, but mine isn't too bad.  I can imagi... 
Equipment Rack - How important in the grand scheme of things?
The wood rack you shared is truly gorgeous.  I recently bought a rack from Timbernation.  It looks much like the one shown in link provided with Tiger wood maple shelves - 2 inches thick and for me, I had the legs died dark cherry to match the woo... 
Which to Upgrade first? My Amplifier or Speakers?
Thanks for your feedback.  Much appreciated.  Well, since I posted this originally, I ended up upgrading both.  I got Magnegpan 20.7's.  Awesome output.  Really beautiful. I also got a McIntosh MC462 beast - 400 wpc.  Probably not to your taste, b...