Responses from technick

Why Don't More People Into Music Reproduction At Home Play Around With Musical Instruments
I come from a family of musicians who play guitar, piano, drums, and I personally have played guitar in rock, jazz, and tympani in marching bands, as well as percussion ensembles. I’m well aware of what acoustic and electric instruments on their o... 
Turntable and amp combination
Awesome, man. Love the plinth and armboard!  
Turntable and amp combination
“It’s my ex” lol Those decks look awesome. That SP-20 came out beautifully! Phenomenal job. I immediately took screen shots to add to my audio porn pics. I’ve still got my pretty much fully KAB upgraded and modded 1200M3D from around 2000 or so an... 
Turntable and amp combination
@chakster Great advice about a Japanese made DD Technics 1200, even if it’s an older used one, but I’d personally got for a new GR, as I did. It’s a phenomenal deck for the money. Also, an external phono pre is going to sound better than most inte... 
Should people who can't solder, build or test their speakers be considered audiophiles?
This post wouldn’t have been so ridiculous if there wasn’t such a sense of anger behind it. I personally enjoy DIYing stuff, tinkering, etc., but just because someone else doesn’t, does not exclude them from being an audiophile. They still get to ... 
Phono pre for Technics SL-1000R (Esoteric E-02?)
I own a 1200GR with a MM Goldring 1042 cart into a Tavish phono pre, and it sounds spectacular. It also has an MC input which I use for my Denon cart. It’s also got a lot of loading options for both MM and MC carts. Hope that’s of even a little he... 
Need speaker cable
+5 for the CanareIf you’re looking for something above that, I’d try Verastarr. The owner, Mike, is a super great guy. If you go for the Canare, I’d go through Blue Jeans cables, where you can get your choice of termination not soldered, but welde... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Listening through my Pixies MoFi LP collection this evening, and checking em agains the U.K. 1st pressings on 4AD.  
How many people here generally buy used?
Eh, kinda 1/2 & 1/2, but I like trading gear too.  
Left/Right Channels
Lol millercarbon and isochronism  
Most recordings you own by a single artist, group, or composer
Tweaks - An Honest Discussion
@tvad  Oh man, did I just laugh!  
Jazz for someone who doesn't like jazz.
Coltrane “Lush Life” seems easily palatable. I was in the same boat as far as not sure what to really look for, and this Coltrane album is what got me to explore jazz more deeply. Good luck! 
RIP Art Dudley
I saw this news on Ken Micallef’s YT channel, and honestly just kinda went numb after hearing this news. Art was always one of my absolutely favorite writers anywhere. I didn’t know the guy personally, but still felt a connection with him. He seem... 
Audio discounts during Coronavirus
* I obviously meant to say that your new piece of gear IS NOT basted in bad juju, but I’m sure those of you who read my comment probably figured that one out. I do think now is the time to support smaller HiFi companies, especially those you want ...