Responses from rushfan71

Cart adjustment, that moment when you nail it!
@geof3 you ain’t lying....This past year I picked up 3 tools that made all the difference..A Mint LP protractor made specifically for my TT and arm set up.A USB microscope and a Fozgometer.Sound stage, center imaging, bass response, all improved. ... 
What makes speaker's sound big?
Even though I know you guys like to shyte on MC, as an owner of a pair of Double Impacts I gotta say adding just one subwoofer so far has made a huge improvement. The sound got bigger and I think it brought out the mids and highs as well. Been loo... 
Embarrassed....Audio furniture help
Yeah @barts +1 
Embarrassed....Audio furniture help
The direction I would point you in would be a divorce lawyer."She is demanding an A/V credenza"I thought you said you had a:"small but adequate second living area for MY system"SMFH 
Would you Upgrade?
@onehorse pony.Notice how you asked an opinion on two speakers and an audio dealers advice was to upgrade your electronics?The 802D's and the Sopra 3's are both great speakers. Listen to Sopras with gear thats on your level also. Let your ears dec... 
Suggest one obsure album we all should hear
Digital at Montreaux AlbumFeatures Dizzy Gilespie, Toots Theilman and Benard "Pretty" Purdey. Live.Also anything Frank Zappa.What’s more obscure than a Mendocino beano or a Camarillo brillo? Not to mention a Jewish princess with a garlic aroma tha... 
The Weekend
The jury is still out on who's performance was worse, the Chiefs O line or the weekend??? HahahaI figured out several years ago that the best time to go to the bathroom then grab some food was during the half time show. Nothing to see there! 
New cartridge $500 range
The Hana EL’s output is .5mv.The Sumiko that the OP is currently using is 2.5mv and he is looking for MORE gain. He doesn’t list an SUT with his gear and is looking to spend around $500 
New cartridge $500 range
How about an Ortofon 2M Bronze.5.5mv output. Your Sumiko is 2.5mv.The 2M Bronze is around $440.You said budget around $500.If you can stretch to $750 I would recommend the 2M Black. I found it has more detail than the 2M Bronze and smoother highs.... 
What are all these metal cans/pods sitting on top of electronics?
I use 1 pound bags of cannabis.I found that a sativa gives the speakers a more lively, energetic presentation.While an indica presents a more laid back, relaxed sound.It's really up to personal preference.😌 
Takedown of pricey servers, streamers OCD HiFi guy
Alot of people want to talk R&D, that's why the price is what it is.Well watch OCD's video when he opens an innous streamer.It's a box full of parts any consumer can buy off the shelf. Way over priced in my opinion.If you open my DAC's by Cees... 
Upgrading from Thiel 2.7 to Sonus Faber or Focal???
@samzx12 I dont have first hand experience but in my research on rectifier tubes (Im currently using NOS Mullard 4 notch GZ34’s) I’ve found feedback that the Phillips 5R4GYS adds warmth to PL preamps.They are taller though. The cage just touches t... 
The best TT system for under 30K
Can’t go wrong with a Lyra Delos around $2K. If you end up buying a turntable from Upscale Audio you can buy the Delos with it for around $1.4k. If you like it there are 3 Lyra models up the ladder. The Kleos $3.7k The Etna $9k The Atlas $12kThe d... 
Two subwoofers for two channel music listening
Designers at REL say to use the speaker output from your amplifier with your speakers hooked up to the same jack if you only have one set of outputs. 
Upgrading from Thiel 2.7 to Sonus Faber or Focal???
@samzx12 All 6 of the front tubes have an audible effect. The 2 center ones the most as the signal goes through them first.The Mullard long plates I have are 1958 if that helps. Call Brent he's great