Responses from jdougs

Sound quality of new vinyl recordings.
Don’t ignore or underestimate the importance of a vinyl cleaning system THAT YOU WILL ACTUALLY USE.  It makes a tremendous difference but only if you use it.  
A public service announcement
@jetter That’s gonna be my next purchase! 😂😂😂  
A public service announcement
@deadhead1000 I’ve been using a Hana ML since pretty much the day it was released and have never been disappointed by it.  I really can’t wait to get the Umani.  I don’t think I’ve ever heard a negative word about a Hana cart.  
A public service announcement
For those asking… Soundsmith Paua Soundsmith MIMC Star Mono Hana Umani Red They were already on my radar, but things got expedited a bit! And yes, I will be 100% alcohol free during installation!  
Why didn't I sell my vinyl rig?
For me, streaming is for finding new music.  Vinyl is for the music I love.    
Whats on your turntable tonight?
George Wein’s Newport Jazz Festival Allstars. Just came in the mail today and got a bath.  1963 promo copy stereo pressing.    
Best turntable under $4000
JVC QL-Y66F with a good cartridge sounds great and will still allow for safe buzzed listening.    
Should I upgrade my Advent 5002 speakers?
@jasonbourne52 I really do like the Advents, but guess I’m just wondering if they’re a weak link in my system.  My listening is mostly jazz and rock, with a little classical thrown in from time to time.  Bass is only important in so far as the can... 
Should I upgrade my Advent 5002 speakers?
Should have mentioned that the crossovers have been rebuilt already, but always good advice for older speakers.  
Advise on buying electronics out of-the country
I’ve bought from all over the world and never had a problem.  I bought a very expensive turntable last night (alcohol may have been a factor 😂)  Coming to the US from Austria.  Not a single concern based on past experiences.  
Classical music newbie needs your suggestions
@edcyn That’s awesome!  Most people I mention it to look at me like I have two heads.  Thanks for sharing. 👍🏼  
Classical music newbie needs your suggestions
My number one favorite is Prokofiev’s 3rd Piano Concerto, and Ashkenazy and The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andre Previn is the best I’ve found.  Also, Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique, Munch and The Boston Symphony Orchestra RCA Victor Re... 
What are your top 3 favorite female singers?
Ann Wilson - Heart Annie Haslam - Renaissance  Those two are set in stone.  Just about impossible to narrow down a number three.