Responses from jpwarren58

Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
So if it is very problematic to determine the sound of a tonearm what were the goals of the manufacturer's? Did their engineers go for improved tracking?, easier adjustments?, cost variables? Then there is the question of marketing and subsequent ... 
Yes, cables do make a difference -- regardless of price...
@bellemusique Explain to me how mixing cables is an issue? My TT source employs different cabling than my CD source. They are different sounds in the first place. They do not interact with each other at all is the second. Why should I use the s... 
Best Covers
Same Train, Different Time Merle Haggard cover album of Jimmy Rogers Pancho and Lefty Old and In the Gray  Sweet Emotion Leo Kotter, Mike Gordon  Voodoo Child Angelique Kidjo  
Anyone listen to Music on a FM tuner anymore?
I have 4 vintage tuners and a Krell receiver that I use at our mountain cabin. No wifi, no phone, no tv...just WNCW on 24/7 while there. Books, Scotch, Pipes, and dogs. Glorious.  
"The Mystery Of Sound Is Mysticism"
I also agree with Mahgister, but wish he would express himself via Haiku.    
"The Mystery Of Sound Is Mysticism"
Music is not a mystery. Combine it with alcohol and wait nine months.   
What is meant exactly by the description 'more musical'?
Engineer types explaining musicality. Like Sherwin-Williams explaining Rembrandt.  Read Keats aloud and get back to me    
Is it important to long demo or own HIGH END gear to have a fair accurate view about it?
Impossible to hear all high end gear; have to depend on other's opinions and manufacturer's fluff. OP reveals a problem with those whose $10 beats the sucker's $100. A tiresome activity. Must someone always win? Mike's adroit inclusion of passion ... 
Purchase on Audiogon arrived not as described
Not having the original boxes is usually a deal breaker especially speakers. Did the pictures in the ad not show those areas of the speakers? And did the pictures appear "stock"? Another red flag. I have been very fortunate with my hundreds of pu... 
Happy Holidays and Your Favorite Tips?
Not all systems equally resolve. Accepting and understanding that leads to tranquility and a more civil forum.  
Tweak Pink Himalayan Salt Lamps.
Hide not your light under a bushel of salt. Lot's wife is just a glance away. Salted roads rust Himalayan engine blocks.    
What was the best (most impactful) piece of new equipment to hit the market in 2023?
@vinylvalet  What external power supply have you stumbled upon? I am hoping the Weis 204 is a simple transcendent DAC for my system.   
Table,cartridge,phono...where to put most of my money?
Vinyl is a rabbit hole. Acceptance and budget constraints. Don't think otherwise. Just go with the few pressings that satisfy, and depend on the digital that beats the analog. I love my evolving vinyl setup but it is limited due my specific situat... 
Is There Just One Single Album That Does It For You, Completely? Just One.
Pizza Tapes Grisman, Rice, and Garcia    
Question/Help Needed: Boomer who is totally inexperienced with DACs and streamers.
As  a fellow boomer I struggled mightily understanding streaming and bits and days. Go slow. I turned the corner with a dedicated streamer (innuos zen mini) connected directly to my router. Plus incorporating stand alone sacs progressively moving ...