Responses from pkatsuleas

Anyone with tinnitus or hearing loss who is into "high-end" audio?
Yes, very timely post.  A few months ago I noticed my soundstage was drifting to the left.  I messed around with speaker placement and the balance control on my preamp.  This seemed to help a bit.  I soon realized I had a pretty constant high pitc... 
What do you think causes the crackle and clicks we hear?
Zero Stat lol.  Unfortunately, I see absolutely no improvement when using.  I'd say best used as a paperweight, only its not heavy enough.  The maple shade static draining brush looks intriguing.... cheaper too! 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Brand X - Moroccan rollIntroducing the 11th House with Larry CoryellA couple of recent finds in great shape, sound nice.  Now David Grisman Quintet (not vinyl unfortunately) 
Cassettes still rock!
 I don’t play cassettes anymore but my brother does. He has a very inexpensive system in his garage with an old Panasonic cassette player I believe.  Maybe 100 old cassettes.  Does it sound good? Hell no, it sounds like total crap! But he absolute... 
What would you say is THE MOST important factor to good imaging?
I never knew good imaging in my room until DIY room treatments - first reflection points and bass traps on the front wall.  Instant huge improvement, even with my very modest system.  Are treatments the biggest influence?  In my experience maybe. ... 
These seem a bit pricey $$$
I was slightly surprised at the pricetag (I say slightly because there are so many very expensive audio products out there that nothing shocks me).  Before he mentioned the price I was guessing around $3 - 4k.  Best of luck to the company.As far a... 
Seriously considering tube preamp…opinions?
Yours is a pretty common story, myself included.  Took the plunge into tubes some years back with a Jolida 502brc integrated and was glad I did.  Love the tube sound.  I was apprehensive at first but nothing to worry about really - piece of cake. ... 
Vinyl woes / cartridge upgrade
Thanks all for the replies.  Mike, the AT-VM95SH looks good.  Or, maybe the 95ML for a bit less.  I have been researching the Microline and Shibata types and the shape seems to make sense.  The Gallos still sounding great BTW!The Mapleshade brush ... 
Vinyl woes / cartridge upgrade
Wow yogi, that is a positively gushing review.  Those always make me go hmmm....   Do you have the Grado black 2? 
Vinyl woes / cartridge upgrade
Lol chakster, easy now.  I don’t  have any plans to get one.  Although I would experiment if the price was right.  ;-)Cartridge, etc. first.Thanks yogi for the link, I’ll check it out.   Think I remember hearing that Grado cartridges are a little ... 
Vinyl woes / cartridge upgrade
I was reading about that piece.  Very cool, glad it works for you.  If someone wanted to loan me one...... 
First time last year.  Went on Friday and had a great time.  Hoping to go two days this year.  Looking forward to it!  Hopefully Zu and Tekton will have speakers there this year.  Trying to focus on higher sensitivity speakers. 
Neil Peart of Rush passed away
Well said, prof!!! 
Whats playing on your system today?
Rush - what else?  Signals right now, next probably Moving Pictures 
Neil Peart of Rush passed away
Great drummer is an understatement.  Ground breaker, the first of his kind.  Countless have learned from him and copied him, an awe inspiring legacy.  We used to have air drum contests to Hemispheres!  My first concert at the Chicago Amphitheatre....