Responses from palasr

High quality AC turntable motor
Interesting to refer to motor mechanics in terms of digital distortion. The "pulsing" you refer to is known as cogging, which refers to the rotation of the rotor through the fixed poles (stator) on a synchronous motor. Depending on the rotational ... 
The New Radiohead
I've been listening to the Alt-J LP since it came out in the UK around six months ago. Needless to say, if you do your listening on vinyl, the UK copy (white vinyl/no bar code) is the one to own. The US pressing is decent, but the UK is simply ama... 
High quality AC turntable motor
Just a thought, but have you tried a new belt and a good cleaning of the motor pulley and subplatter belt contact area? The stylus drag you are hearing sounds like compliance being introduced through belt slip or stretch. If you can find one, I've... 
Breaking in speaker cables??
"Of course it really does not matter since 'break in' in just part of high-end nonsense."Spoken like a true philistine. Me and my cable cooker will disprove you every minute of the day. 
Clearaudio Concept - Used - Careful
Give a man a fish, he eats for a day; teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime.In other words - don't blame the turntable for your inability to set it up correctly. Surely you knew about the learning curve regarding vinyl. The 'plug and play' m... 
How many switches do you have to flip the play a CD?
None. I do not play CDs at home. 
Storm Sandy - best wishes
Donjr,Consider one of these:, but worth it. Never needs batteries or fiddling with. If the municipal water supply goes out, we all have bigger problems! 
Clear Day Cables Speaker Cables
I use Clear Day 6" jumpers. 
high torque AC motor ugrade or kit
FYI, all the Origin Live motors and controllers are DC. 
Review: ZYX UNIverse II Cartridge
"I have no more to say. Don_c55"I'll drink to that. 
APO Doors Reissues
Yup. I prefer the original die-cut/cellophane window copy I have. The 45RPM is a bit sterile and clinical sounding, lacking in emotion and life. I also find the bass to be somewhat bloated. The original has better spectral balance top to bottom an... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Last night I took the new 45RPM version of LA Woman out for a spin. Nope. I'd pass on this one if you own a nice original with the die-cut/cellophane cover. The original has the music in spades, whereas the 45 leaves something behind - it's rather... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Rushton, I also own the first Doors LP and Strange Days from the 45 RPM series, and I think they both make significant improvements over the originals. My impression of Morrison Hotel is that it may be the best of the lot (thus far) - it really pa... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Tu Fawning - A Monument (LP)Doors - Morrison Hotel (45 RPM/Analogue Productions) 
New Music Recommendations 2012
Alt-J: An Awesome Wave (LP...UK import). It's been stuck on my turntable for a couple of months now.