chayro

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Do I upgrade my cartridge or my turntable
First- if you just bought a preamp and phono stage, I would give them at minimum a month to break in before doing anything. Then, if you have a dealer, bring in the Linn for a checkup, probably get a new belt at least and probably a new stylus for... 
Grounding Box Q
I wasn’t really talking about the sound. I just don’t understand how any currents can flow into the box without both a + and - wire attached. I wonder if you attached the ground wire of your turntable to a ground box instead of the phono preamp gr... 
Streamer to Denafrips Iris to Pontus need cable suggestions please
I think it’s good to start with a decent pro cable from Worlds Best or similar. I just swapped a Worlds Best AES ($25) for a Wireworld silver coax ($500) and I’m not sure I hear a difference. But I recall your other post about cables and I said to... 
"Diminishing Returns"
@kennymacc - today you are totally satisfied. Tomorrow maybe not. Opinions can change. Situations change.   
DACed and Confused here...
You have some beautiful stuff and it will only show the deficiency in a cheap dac, IMO. If you’re just starting out, I would get a Denafrips Aries, which is universally praised, get used to streaming and then look for something else. The Aries has... 
Suggestions for Giant Killer rca coax digital cable under $500 used
I use a Wireworld Starlight Gold, which I believe is silver and it sounds very nicely balanced. I know swapping cables can be fun, but if you’re looking for “giant killer” results, I think you should upgrade your dac. If you sell the Pontus and mo... 
cleaning gritty surface noise on LPs
They may well be damaged beyond repair, but I would try washing them in the sink with some Dawn and free-flowing water. Sometimes the amount of rinsing you can get on the nitty gritty is not adequate to remove all the residue. No need to wet the l... 
Cost effective and Quality Backing Track Solutions
I would call Sweetwater Music. They have all that stuff and people who know how to use it.   
help choosing a turn table
Rega is definitely not the best turntable, but it is the best for a first because it is basically set and forget, which is what you want when you’re starting out. Later on you can move to other things if you like. But not now. IMO.   
How long does it take your tube amp to warm up?
When I had my Viva, it was 45 minutes. Now I’m putting together an Audio Note system and I find it’s about 2 hours.  Peter Qvortrup leaves his tubes all the time I think. But that’s not a good idea for most people.   
help choosing a turn table
I would never recommend a used table for a newbie. You will have questions and you will need dealer support. I second the recommendation to buy from Gene Rubin.  He is great to deal with and will get back to you within the hour with any questions.... 
ISO - grit, texture, decay, life from snares and bass drums
If you think your system sounds great, you might try some better speaker cables. Whether they can give you what you want is a crapshoot. I have heard everything from no difference to system-changing, so I would recommend borrowing something from a... 
help choosing a turn table
The technics is a good idea, but I always recommend Rega with a rega cartridge for newbies. You just bolt in the cartridge with their 3-point mount and then you don’t have to think about anything like alignment, rake angle, whatever.  If you don’t... 
Pictures at an Exhibition
@mahler123 - Yamashita transcribed it for guitar and recorded it as well. BTW, I retuned it. Nobody I know could come remotely close to playing it.   
Pictures at an Exhibition
So this is funny- I said above that I ordered the Yamashita guitar version on CD, but apparently I ordered the sheet music, which looks like what we used to call flyshit back in my musical years, meaning a lot of notes. I have a friend who plays g...