Responses from palasr

AR-XB. Is it worth a new motor?
If the motor is humming, and the motor shaft spins freely then it's likely the phase-shift capacitor/resistor assembly in need of replacement, and not the motor itself.  This is an AC synchronous motor, with the simplest of control circuitry.  I'd... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Muireann Bradley - I Kept These Old Blues  
Teres turntable motor problems
I'd contact Thom at Galibier; he and Chris and Peter from Redpoint worked together prototyping those early tables, and knows a lot about their design .  More than likely there's an issue with the control electronics for the motor/sensor assembly. ... 
Building a 100 album vinyl collection 3 must have albums are?
@tony1954,  You should also mention to the OP that an original, genuine pressing of Tool's "Aenima" will run at least $1000.  There are many, many bootleged versions, but very few genuine articles.    
Mazzy loves Little Feat!
@bdp24 - Great story!  Thanks for sharing.  Los Straitjackets plays in the area frequently, as Eddie Angel was born in Albany NY.  Aforementioned dive bar is in Troy NY (best chicken wings in the entire area, but I'm biased) and has a small concer... 
Mazzy loves Little Feat!
I saw Nick Lowe eating lunch with Los Straitjackets at my local dive bar last Friday.  They were en-route to Syracuse NY for a gig with Elvis Costello at the Landmark Theater the next day.  
300b lovers
Best thread on Audiogon in a long, long, long time.  Great information, and has me wishing I could attend the Seattle show.  
Speaker Cables - Long Run
"Also, consider moving your amp next to your speaker and using long interconnects to your preamp. A better sounding alternative."   I've never understood this advice.  So, sending a line level voltage (typically a volt or two at most) for 20 fee... 
Why so few devices with BNC's??
"BNC is an acronym for British Nut Connector"   Incorrect.  The acronym is for Bayonet Neill–Concelman.    
A cartridge with more bite, please and thank you
I did indeed.  Hope all is well, and happy holidays to you and yours!  
A cartridge with more bite, please and thank you
I've ran several Lyra and now an Audio Technica ART9 XI on my Triplanar (a decidedly medium mass arm) with no compliance or resonance issues whatsoever.   
What Gear Has Disappointed You?
All Rega moving magnet cartridges - dull, boring, and thick sounding. Ortofon SPU Royal N - harsh, shrill, lacking in musicality.  Not an Ortofon fan in general. Vandersteen 2ce Signature - if you like a blanket over your music and own a 250 wpc... 
Field coil dava cartridge
A fine summation.  
Well I joined the Silversmith FIDELIUM Speaker cable club today
Huy, The cables are more robust than they appear.  No special treatment or handling is required.  As for the cats (I'm owned by two as well), I'd recommend a door for your dedicated audio room.  Happy listening.  
Tube PHONO preamp interference - RFI, EMI, bad grounding?
Sounds like a router or wi-fi extender/repeater.   I too would go with the elimination process described above.  It has to be something in the house (unless you live next to a broadcast transmitter or a ham radio enthusiast).  Good luck.