Responses from gjohns

Why not?
I've used Cullen PC and ic for some time and they're good value and good performers ( for my gears and ears ).  
Shakti Stone
I don't have the stones to reply to this but I do use tinkertoy creations for cable lifters. Is there a sea change? Who cares, my cables are suspended and I'm just fine. The dude abides.  
My Major System Upgrades in 2022 and Impact of Each
Since I was retired I sold my low mileage car and bought pre-owned Wilson Sabrinas for half the cost of new. I'm loving that decision. My MA312 never sounded so good. Good for the environment and good for my ears. Happy birthday to me.  
New VPI purchase
I've had the og Prime with the 2M Black for several years. You will love that table. Pay attention not to set the motor too far from the plinth.  This will strain the belt. Also if you hear clicking when the platter starts don't panic. Some talc o... 
Why Purchase A CD Player or Transport ?
I purchased the Audiolab CDT 6000 also. No regrets. Sounds great. Not going to start down the streaming hole at the moment. Lots of good music in house. CDs and vinyl. Less wear and tear on cartridge too.      
First impressions of the Isoacoustic Gaia 1’s
I have used the Gaia ll on my LSIM707 pair and enjoyed the improvement. +1 for the upgrade.  
Has anyone compared the Heresy to new KLH model 5?
I bought the Model 5s back in January. I have them driven by a McIntosh MA8900. Reason I chose them at first was due to them being a sealed enclosure. It reckons back to the days of my youth, 1976, when I owned speakers with similar attributes. Mo... 
If you want the utmost clarity from your CDs
I bought this disc several years ago. It does work but not on all CDs it seems. I did a blind test with my son-in-law with a certain Red Hot Chili Peppers cd and he, and I, could hear a difference in tightness of bass and clarity of sound-stage. ... 
Differences the Project RS2 Transport and the (newest) Jay's Audio CD2 Mk 3
I have neither transport but had considered both models plus the PS Audio model (which is 6.5K!). In the end could not justify the cost. I did purchase the Audiolab CDT6000 to connect to an internal DAC on my pre-amp. It substituted for my Marant... 
Fritz Carrera BE vs. Harbeth 30.1
Would you think that a McIntosh MA8900 is a good fit/ or too much for the Carrera BE speakers? I have a set of large towers running off of a separate MC312 and I'm considering a pair of book shelf stand mounts for a smaller room off of the main li... 
Do you have ways to ease use of vinyl?
I have a VPI Prime TT on a rack at chest ht. I also use a VPI outer ring to couple the record to the platter. I installed a TRU-lift to raise the arm but I attached a small strip of the soft side of a velcro on the top of the lifter that contacts ... 
Is a separate phono preamp worthwhile?
I wanted to update yinz on my initial thread. I purchased an  'open box' Sutherland Insight w/LPS  that was in my budget and I'm amazed at the difference already.It sounds like I've changed my speakers or front end. It's that feeling many of you... 
Is a separate phono preamp worthwhile?
I am grateful to those who responded. Your advice is helpful. Greg 
Keith Jarrett on the importance of audio sound quality
+1 on quality of KJ  ECM recordings. Top notch. Wonderful talent. 
Footers under my speakers double the perceived value of my speakers!
I replaced the standard spikes on my towers with a set of Gaia isolation. Measuring the spikes vs. the Gaia, elevation was less than 1/4 inch. Improvement was remarkable. +1 for Gaia.