Responses from fusian

Speaker upgrade for classical music
Another string player here (violist) who has gone to planars.I have heard Maggies, Apogee ribbons and my custom made planars, and there is so much less "thickness" to the sound, than the cone drivers I have heard (not exceptional speakers, but I h... 
Logical upgrades to a DD turntable.
DIY tonearm fluid damper. Free, just takes a little time to implement. http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/bas/0809/ 
Looking for a good system for my apartment. Any advise?
How loud do you listen to music? I listen to classical mostly, but it is LOUD (a Shostakovich symphony has mega decibels at the climaxes).If you are limited to how loud you can listen, because of being in an apartment, or you just don't like lifel... 
What is the order of importance of the parts of an analogue rig?
1) Tonearm/Turntable (equally important, should be well-matched so they work together2) Phonostage3) Cartridge (but must match tonearm effective mass, and the better the tip and coils, the better off you are)In the end, all three or four of these ... 
How Long Did It Take You To Build Your Dream Setup?
I got heavy into audio in 2011, when I stumbled upon a NAD 3020 original amp at the local thrift store.Finally very happy with my system for the past year. S ounder a decade. 
VPI Speed Controller
I'll trade you my square wave PLC for your sine wave SDS! The PLC makes all my AC synchronous motor turntables hum, even though it also makes them keep perfect speed. 
What's been your turntable ownership over the years?
Got back into vinyl about a decade ago, and now am awash with turntables. Last count there were 13 in the house.This is the chronological order of my daily players:Technics SL-220Thorens TD160Dual 1009 SKIIThorens TD145Technics SL-D2Mission 775LC ... 
Honest question about cartridge vs. turntable performance.
1) Tonearm 2) Turntable 3) Cartridge 
Having A Tough Time Justifying More Than One Table
You need one turntable for stereo, with a LOMC, one turntable for a stereo MM, one turntable for mono post-70s vinyl, one turntable for mono LPs from 1957-1970, one turntable for pre-1957 mono, and one turntable for 78s. So you need 6 turntables. ... 
Phono stage thoughts for Benz Micro Ruby Z
I like how my Benz Wood SL sounds through a Benz Lukaschek PP1 phono preamp. 
I have made and use tail fluid dampers on my three cheap tonearms (Grace G-707 with Victor MC100 EB II, Rega RB300 with Ortofon OM20, and Thorens TP16 with Benz Micro Wood SL). They don’t look good, but the sound is better with them. At It’s a ver... 
1st Album you Ever Owned?
Stravinsky Conducts Rite of Spring, Columbia Masterworks.I was 12 years old, and this recording changed my life. Opened up a whole new world of music to me, made me get into record collecting and audio, and start composing and finally started digg... 
Is Wife Acceptance Factor (WAF) sexist?
Why are there so many wooden speakers?
I wish kenjit and I didn't share the same name. Please don't hold it against me. Suimasen. 
What's been your turntable ownership over the years?
In no particular order:Panasonic SG-999 mini stereo centre, c. 1970[then moved to a CD-based system]Sony PS-T1 (crap)Technics SL-220Thorens TD160Dual 1225, 1009, 1218Rega Planar 3 (RB300 arm)Thorens TD145Technics SL-D2Mission 775S with Grace G707 arm