Responses from almandog

Do You Tell Others How Much You Have Invested in Your System?
I forgot get to tell you what my system is composed of. Here we go: Amp (Mono Blocks), preamp, Phono Stage, CD player, Room Correction System, and Power Conditioner are all McIntosh. Subwoofers are Rel Carbon Special. Speakers are Wilson Audio ... 
Do You Tell Others How Much You Have Invested in Your System?
I never tell anyone how much I spent on my system, and not to mention what I invested in vinyl records. When someone ask how much my equipment cost, I just give them the model numbers and tell them to Google it to get an idea. But of course I don'... 
At this level of high(er) end audio why not offer balanced connections?
This is a good thread on the subject.  I have an all McIntosh system and I was using RCA interconnect all along but I was always getting a Hum from my system. I tried everything but couldn't get rid of the Hum completely. Seeing that the McIntosh... 
What cable companies make the best cables and sell them directly?
Hello: Have you thought of making your own cables? Get the raw cable from Beldin, mogami, or other company that make the raw cables. Then get the connectors from company that make connectors like Furutech. Get your solder and soldering iron and ... 
Review: Totem Acoustics Hawk Speaker
I bought mine in 2003 and I still have it. It is located in my bedroom with my second McIntosh system along with a Pioneer RT909 reel to reel tape recorder. I have no plans to sell them. 
Casters to replace spikes
esthlos13:I have a pair of Wilson Audio Alexia and I had them on the casters for quite a while, ever since the Dealer dropped them off and set them up, and the left them on the casters. Later on I conjured up the courage to put them on the Wilson'... 
Speaker cable and Interconnect BRASS Connectors
Not sure about what you are saying. But seeing that most connectors are made of brass, seems to me one can't tell the difference. I looked for copper connectors but hard to find. This topic is highly debatable. But to each his own. Just be satisfi... 
Sweetvinyl Sugarcube - SC1 and SC2
Yes the Sugarcube is an awesome unit.But that does not mean you should stop buying clean and unscratched records. The cleaner the records, the better the sugarcube performance. 
AV Receiver Upgraded
I use the Receiver for only for home theater. The speakers are Totem Acoustic Rainmaker plus two Definitive Technology cs2000 small subs. The receiver is not connected to the internet, so video streaming is done directly through the the Sony 77"  ... 
turntable recommendations
I recommend: VPI Prime Signature. If you get the chance to audition it, its worth the effort.Mando.. 
Speaker cable and Interconnect BRASS Connectors
Another thing we dont know is: The kind of wire used inside the speakers. But that is another subject because cable makers and speaker makers are mostly different companies. Last weekend I was in Tokyo and I went to my favorite spot to buy some in... 
VPI Uni-Pivit Tone Arms
Mreeter:No. Its about issues I have with the uni-pivot arm on my VPI Classic  III being crooked no matter what I do to straighten it out. Go to the first message in the thread.  
VPI Uni-Pivit Tone Arms
Today I heard from VIP. They are sending me a new spike. I thought of getting a VPI Fatboy tonearm but it's at the same price point as trading in my Classic III for a VPI Prime Signature. Now I am in limbo now: The Fatboy tonearm for the Classic  ... 
VPI Uni-Pivit Tone Arms
Selling it is an easy option. But I don't want to sell something that's not working properly. It would still cause issues for the buyer. I never sell anything that's broken. I think I will get a new spike and the double pivot.  
VPI Uni-Pivit Tone Arms
I am in touch with VPI and they are going to send me new spike. Mine is worn down badly.