Responses from jecman

Best Covers
Whiskey in the Jar - Metallica  "Garage Inc." album. In fact the whole album is covers  
Are you on or off? What say you?
OFF.  As in off-loading. I have way too much gear and LP's. My kids don't want it. My grand-kids don't understand it. So I have to sell it, which is a giant pain in so many ways. My wife asked me (more than once) why do I need 9 turntables, 6 sets... 
looking for an integrated amp in the $1500 range
Pioneer A-27 integrated amp from 1978-80 recently serviced by a good technician will bow away anything else in the $1500 price range. First 30 watts pure class A, the rest class A/B up to 120W per channel. Finest example of the Golden Age amps and... 
Speakers 10 years old or older that can compete with todays best,
Still love my Altec-Lansing 604-8G' in Model 620a Cabinets, Tannoy Berkely's and Revel Salon I's. They can match anything else I've heard at various Hi-Fi shows.  
What speakers work with low wattage class A amps
Altec-Lansing 604-8G drivers in a 620 9cf cabinet. Classic that will sound good with 25 watts or less.  
LOUDEST Concert and Tinnitus
Led Zeppelin at the Fabulous Forum in LA 1975 tour. We had second row center VIP seats courtesy of my friend Scott of Casablanca Records. He provided me with ear plugs. I used them, but my ears still rang for two days. Great concert!  
Do You Tell Others How Much You Have Invested in Your System?
I'm a retired accountant. I keep an excel spreadsheet inventory detailing my equipment. It includes manufacturer, model, serial numbers, purchase source, date of purchase and of course costs including: sales tax, S&H, upgrades and modification... 
Has anyone finally decided to sell their Turntable and Vinyl collection?
I have four turntables in operation and seven more awaiting restoration.  Also a collection of cartridges tonearms and parts.  This all to play my 10,000+ vinyl collection that I have built over the past 55 years.  My rock, jazz, pop, classical, b... 
So just how much vinyl do YOU own?
I estimate about 15,000.  Includes many genres rock, jazz, blues, country, classical, folk, pop etc. I've been collecting for over 60 years.  Most are in very good to near mint condition, as I used to record new records on my reel to reel or casse...