Responses from jmphotography

Inexpensive turntable to play old records
Thanks all. Surprised at the amount that just say run it. I am sure it may be fine but I just have a hard time running some of them on a $2500 cart. I may look at one of the U-Turn or Audio Technica's to just plug in every now and then.  
Analog vs. digital
My digital consist of an Innuos Zenith mkIII and Chord Qutest connected by Shunyata Alpha USB. Streaming Qobuz and a lot of purchased hi res files, some DSD and ripped CD’s that were ripped by the Zenith. So about $7500 investment. My analog is a... 
VPI Prime vs Scout
Not familiar with the scout, but I did just recently upgrade from a Prime Scout to the Prime 21 and it was a substantial upgrade. The bigger heavier platter and all the upgrades on the arm made for a more livelier sound and very quiet table and bl... 
Looking for a tube phono pre
@sokogear Never said I was unhappy. Sutherland is a fabulous pre for the money. Yes its detailed and dynamic. I am running tubes for amplification and just wanted tubes on the phono as well. I received my Chinook and its also very clean and detail... 
Looking for a tube phono pre
Well to my surprise a Manley Chinook just showed up at my door. They were not dragging their feet, they just had it drop shipped right from Manley. Its going to be a fun night.  
Looking for a tube phono pre
@big_greg Thanks, I sent Echo a message  
Looking for a tube phono pre
I am not interested in electronic azimuth adjustments. I have test LPs and a Foz to set azimuth, so I’d rather not derail this thread discussing electronic azimuth.   
Looking for a tube phono pre
@audiosaurusrex thank you, that’s one I did not have on my list, but now I certainly do.  
Turntable parts upgrade
@johnss @iseland So I ordered a Manley Chinook. I also worked a deal with my dealer I bought the table from and traded the Quintet Blue for a Hana ML. The ML is just getting broken in but already it is an amazing difference. Looking forward to wha... 
Turntable parts upgrade
@iseland Do you feel my Sutherland Insight LPS is a weak link?  
How many of you are digital only systems?
Well since this thread was resurrected after a few months I thought I better provide an update. I did end up getting back into vinyl after 30 years. I bought a VPI Prime Scout/Ortofon Quintet Blue going into a Sutherland Insight LPS phono pre and ... 
Streamer/Server to replace Innuos Zenith
@soix yes, internet is fine, 530mbs speed and no connection issues. I’ve filed several problem reports with Innuos.@audioman58 Bricasti has intrigued me as a DAC, I forgot you add to it. 
Streamer/Server to replace Innuos Zenith
Thank you. I am using a Chord Qutest as my current DAC.@antigrunge2 I get a lot of times where the app and the web browser version (Mac Safari) both stop communicating with the server. My iPad is brand new with the latest iOS. I updated to the lat... 
Help me decide on first turntable purchase
@elliottbnewcombjr I am not certain, that is why I don't want to jump in at 5 to 7K. I don't have much vinyl, so we will see how it goes and if I like it and stay with it then I can upgrade in a few years. @cd318 sorry, just not a fan of the Techn... 
Review on Bricasti Design M3 DAC
I am currently running a Chord Qutest being fed via USB from my Innuos Zenith mkIII. I was thinking of upgrading the Qutest and the M3 is on my short list, along with the Hugo TT2 and Denafrips Pontus or Venus. Anyone compare the M3 with a Hugo TT...