Responses from aberyclark

New Phono Cart with Character Needed
Myself, I'm thinking the Shelter 501 iii may be a good choice. I buy a new Cartridge every two years. My 1200GR Tone Arm is not a good match for an SPU or Denon 103.    Fremer did a review a few years back: https://www.analogplanet.com/content/g... 
The Sound Quality Of Commercially Pre-Recorded Reel-To-Reel Albums
I have had numerous pre recorded R2R tapes back in he day. Some good, some not so good. Unfortunately, back in the 60's and 70's and probably 80's, many tape editions were afterthoughts. Although some name Mastering Engineers did do a "Tape Duplic... 
Lowest priced MC thats better than a Premium MM?
@lewm This is the phono section specs for my Luxman  input impedance PHONO (MM) : 2.5mV / 47kΩ PHONO (MC) : 0.3mV / 100Ω LINE : 180mV / 47kΩ BAL.LINE : 180mV / 55kΩ MAIN IN : 550mV / 47kΩ  
Lowest priced MC thats better than a Premium MM?
@billstevenson I think the reason I wanted to try an MC is because all over the various forums there a "you are missing out on something" attitude by some by using a MM. I see there are a few using Denon 103's or the ZU modified versions on 1200gr... 
Would used Shunyata Anaconda CX power cables still be a good choice at right price?
I may make an offer and see what happens. There's a nice pair (selling separately) here on AG however, I'm not certain the owner will take what I have to offer.  
Monster Sigma Mythology - Need Answers
@meles organic2000 currently has a few M1000 mark 2 with black jacket. The box, assuming its original does say PEX However, the Grey jack which has lettering does not mention PEX  Very confusing Have you heard the Sigma Gold Retro rca’s? I ha... 
Monster Sigma Mythology - Need Answers
Thanks for the info  
Would used Shunyata Anaconda CX power cables still be a good choice at right price?
Its for my Luxman 595 class a integrated. I am admitting I'm considering for the visual appeal a bit....however, it must perform great as well  
Audio envy - dang!
Has anyone compared the AE phono cable vs Iconoclast phono?   
Monster Sigma Mythology - Need Answers
What would be Monster's BEST RCA cables back in the day below the Sigma Retro Gold line?  
Torus power vs the competition
@audiotroy Did you ever get around to testing the Tarus?  
Integrateds: Luxman vs. Ayre?
For me, Unless you are fine with ugrading, I’d avoid buying a pre/integrated with a DAC Built in. Sure you can always bypass, however, in years time you will hear about the latest and greatest DAC and then you’ll be back to two units again. I'd ke... 
Best and Worst customer service?
ZU Audio is the BEST that I have ever experienced.  
McIntosh dealer discount ?
When I was shopping for an integrated 2 years ago (I decided to go with Luxman), three different McIntosh dealers within driving distance (80 miles or so) offered approx 15% if I ordered thru them. One had a demo unit of the prior model and offere... 
What use to burn in power cords?
Shunyata suggest plugging into a fan for their "break in" adaptor https://shunyata.com/products/accessories/burn-in-adapter/