So my wife says to me this morning

So my wife says to me this morning "What did you do to your stereo"?

This morning I took the DL103 off the VPI Scout and mounted it on the Rega P25 with modified RB250 (paint stripped off the armtube and tungsten counterweight installed). I was dying to hear what differences where to be had with my tonearm mods.

"it sounds do much better. Sounds more like music, and less tinny."


That's not what I wanted to hear. The VPI costs so much more, and it looks so much better! Should sound better, right?

It did sound good, damn good. My feet were tapping for the first time.

Well, I put the Scout back in, and had the wife listen again. She said "it sounds irritating, it sounds like noise."

I guess I could put the Scout on display and the P25 in the back somewhere and have it spin the vinyl instead of the Scout.

:( I just love the looks of the Scout.
That's the classic dilemma with this stuff - the best sounding isn't always the best looking.
Good points all. Cableplex, I don't know about your wife, but 9 times out of 10 when I ask my wife for an assessment of a change to my system she says "You're the one with the golden ear, dear, it's all the same to me." (Golden ear? Hardly.) So when my wife says something like what yours said, I know it's time to sit back and smile because the stereo has just scored points in the WAF area, and that makes EVERYBODY happy! :)
I guess that's what you get when you listen with your ears instead of relying on the reviewers! Bravo to you.