Responses from laviathon

What is the quality and performance level of Fluance turntables??
There’s nothing wrong with the Fluance. Comes with a nice cartridge and is reliable. I like the removable headshell. My Denon DP 47 F was $10......Luxamn PD 272 $15......Pioneer PL 535 $20.....Yamaha YP 450 $10. You can get out there and look ar... 
Totem Mani 2 At The Thrift
Sound great listening to Art Pepper on MY VERSION of speaker stands.   I would upgrade my Amp, but nah. Only on the fly. Local dig spot won't put good amps out any longer. Sigh. (A few vintage pieces will be going in the near future)  
Totem Mani 2 At The Thrift
I could do lots of things........🙄 They sound great on top of my NS 1000’s......😁  
Totem Mani 2 At The Thrift
I found a pair of JBL 4311’s a week before the Mani 2’s. $40, sold for $600.....nice speaker, just didn’t need them. The Totem’s are sitting on top of them. Not familiar with Spica. I am always on the hunt......  
Totem Mani 2 At The Thrift
I would mention that I been running these for two years now with a Denon 980 R. Couldn't be happier......(I know I could do better amp wise but not for the price....)  
Trying to hook up Totem 1 Bookshelf’s …..
I am beyond cheap. I just run bare wire at the end of the speaker wire on my Mani 2’s. I just have it long enough to connect the posts.  
Totem Mani - 2 Signatures vs. Original Mani - 2
You could always pay $30 for the regular version like I did.....(I know this is an ancient thread)    
After years of separates, I'm going integrated. Anyone else do the same?
I barely have 3K in everything I ever bought. Sure made more though. Guess I'll keep rolling with my $20 Denon PMA 980R, and $30 Totem Mani 2's. (Sansui AU 919 needs a refresh, Yamaha CR 2040 just needs light)  
Pet Sounds: Most Overrated Album of All Time?
Old thread. Still think the record is way overrated. But Hendrix overrated? There are two very underrated beach Boys albums. Friends, & Sunflower.  
Denon PMA 980R For those that don't want to spend $$$$+$'s
And my local tech who became to old to work on gear was working on units and usually charging $300 like he did to service a Marantz 2500. About the same for a Yamaha CR 3020.I will find out. Again, the PMA 980R is a fine performer.I don't have to ... 
Denon PMA 980R For those that don't want to spend $$$$+$'s
The sound of the amp sounds fuller with the loudness switch on. And I will continue to use it that way.Anyway....... I have nothing in this stuff. The Sansui will probably cost around $350 for a refurb. To me it’s worth it. And that will be by far... 
Totem Rainmakers experts needed
I know, zombie thread.I can't help but notice many comments on many sites referencing that the Totems are power pigs, they need lot of power......I guess certain Totems do? But the Mani 2's I have been running do not. I am using an Acurus A250, bu... 
New to vinyl - How to get the best out of old classical discs?
The bottom line is the source. Some records are just not well recorded/mastered. If you had the right disc, recording, and pressing you would not need these suggestions.  
replacement drive for Rega Apollo
I know, old thread. I tried this a couple years ago and it didn’t work because the round holder that holds the CD in place did not have the snap down pins. Some of these don’t, and some do. And this is an easy repair if it works. But you need the ... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Sounds great through my Totem Mani 2 Thrift Store finds........