Responses from markpao

Cartridge upgrade for VPI Scoutmaster
Audiofeil,It seems there is more of a difference than just the Nordost Valhalla wire between the VPI JMW9 and the JMW9 Signature. As described by VPI "The JMW-9 Signature tonearm builds on all the advantages of standard JMW-9 unipivot tonearm. The... 
How do you level your turntable?
Just a newbie and still working on setting my my first (real) turntable, I thought I would just put in my $0.02. Being a carpenter with extensive experience with levels, I just wanted to point out the proper use of a bubble level. Although it look... 
Chime in.What's the Best Cassette Recorder ever ?
Wow! Interesting responces. I was going to sell my (basically unused) Dragon after watching Michael Fremer's "Guide to turntable setup" CD and look for a nice reel to reel, but now I think I might hold on to it. 
VPI tone arm set up
Thanks everyone who has responded. I will probably purchase the Mint Tractor just because I like to tweek, to me thats where half the fun is. My concern here though is that a couple of responces are pointing to maybe the Shelter 501 is not a good ... 
Which component upgrade will produce more BASS?
I had a pair of Mirage OM7 speakers for a short period of time and I couldn't believe the amount of bass they produced. Too much for me. From what I hear, sounds like most Mirage speakers produce this kind of bass. 
Cars. What does the typical audiophile drive?
My fun car is a 1988 Porsche 911 that I only drive at the track (not street legal). My daily driver- a Ford Excursion- 10 cylinder- 10 mpg- 44 gal tank ouch! My wife drives a 200 Lexus RX300.