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Weak Link in Vinyl Playback
I had one for years. It was good until I launched myself way down the upgrading rabbit hole. You'll definitely want to replace the stock tubes though so factor that cost in.  
Weak Link in Vinyl Playback
Your Ifi is on the economical starter setup side, so it has limited features with badic adjustments. Not bad for getting started, but now you're starting to expect more performance out of your gear. It's a wonderful/terrible downward spiral where ... 
Weak Link in Vinyl Playback
@owl9113 Don't turn on the turntable, but set the needle down on a record and place the gauge up next to the tonearm. Then visually inspect from the side whether the tonearm is level in relation to platter. Pretty quick and easy.  
Weak Link in Vinyl Playback
@owl9113 That is for cartridge alignment in the horizontal plane and is super helpful. What you also should look at is for the vertical alignment of your cartridge and tonearm. That same gauge could work if tipped on its side looking to see if t... 
Weak Link in Vinyl Playback
Here is a couple cheap essential items for setting up your table. I know some tonearms and cartridges are more susceptible to setup, and your micro line cartridge would certainly play into that. Mine surely does. Here is a cheap digital scale ht... 
Weak Link in Vinyl Playback
@owl9113 So I guess we aren't going to acknowledge that it could be a super simple turntable setup issue that could be solved with a few quick measurements? Do you know what your stylus tracking force is? Have you measured that with a cheap littl... 
Weak Link in Vinyl Playback
On your turntable, do you have a VTA adjustment to adjust the rake angle of your tonearm? If your platter is slightly low and your tonearm is slightly low on the cartridge side, it’ll increase the highs and thin out the low/mid. If you were to rai... 
Stephen Stills
"Hey, Knives, this is Stephen Stills. He's the talent." -Scott Pilgrim   That movie is chalked full of CSNY jokes/references and in this case, musical fact.  
Some more modern jazz piano trios
GoGo Penguin is one of my favorite new jazz trios. Definitely one of the leading groups in the new London jazz scene. Check out songs like Raven, Control Shift or GBFISYSIH.  
Candidates for best speakers in the $2000-5000 market
Though these posts usually end up as a confirmation bias for people's own purchases or wishlists, let me add my own to the mix. For some of the best monitor speakers I've ever heard, I went with GR-Research NX-Studio monitors. They have all the de... 
Tonearm Parallel?
That’s what she said.   I’m sorry, that was just too good of a setup. On a serious note, every cartridge will have a recommended angle for the cantilever in relation to playing the record. If you really want to get perfect about your setup, pic... 
Disappearing Jazz?
Jazz isn't dead, it just moved to London. One of my more favorite new jazz groups is GoGo Penguin. They're one of the forefront bands of the new London jazz scene where they have taken the classic genre and adapted some more modern styling. Not as... 
Share your ‘I MacGyver’d it’ solutions
My stereo at the time had only a mono sub out, but I wanted true stereo subs. I found out how to convert speaker level to line level, and now I have stereo subs. Not only is the music better with channel separation, it also serves to even out room... 
ETHERNET CABLES
After a 48hr spin of playing music off and on with my new cables, I swapped back just to check what's what. Gone were the crisp, clearly defined details. Gone was the soundstage depth. But most noticably, gone was the tone of the sound. Guitar sou... 
ETHERNET CABLES
Ok, what the hell!?! I understand that everything makes a difference in the system, but I never would have thought ethernet cables for the 3ft between server pc to router and then 8ft router to streamer. There is so much more low level background ...