Responses from vonharaland

Stereophile review of the $30,000 tekton speakers
I read the review- finally learned that all those tweeters are mostly a mid-range array. And I learned that the cabinets are .. no where near awesome.  I'll stick with Vandersteen.  
New In 2024
Steven Wilson   The Raven that Refused to Sing LP March 2024 Burning Shed   
High quality recordings any genre
My results: Roger Waters- Amused to Death and Is This the Life We Really Want? Thomas Dolby - Golden Age of Wireless( I am still shocked by how good this 8$ 40 year old LP sounds ) Modern re/re : Bowie, Pink Floyd, Beatles Parlaphone! Particular... 
Whats playing on your system today?
Before falling in love with LPs all over again, my best playback was an OPPO 95. I've only recently rediscovered the many CD/DVD/ Blu-ray in my library unavailable on LP. Now Playing: King Crimson ( the 7 Headed Beast ) Radical Action to Unseat t... 
Resolving CD Transports Crowd Sourcing
My OPPO 95 has gotten noisy, and I'm looking at the new Schiit Urd. Waiting for early adopter reports.  
Resolving CD Transports Crowd Sourcing
My OPPO 95 has gotten noisy, and I'm looking at the new Schiit Urd. Waiting for early adopter reports.  
How big is the sweet spot for the vandersteen quatro wood CT speakers?
Johnny R guided my cloth Quattro set up, ( purchased from Audio Connection, shipped to California without incident).  They are pushed into the corners and image outrageously. I've read that the Wood CTs are tuned to work best further from boundari... 
Bought a system without auditioning, thoughts?
You may prefer a less powerful tube amp for those Klipsch- conversely, your amplifier can drive a much less efficient speaker. Curious why so much muscle on these Klipsch?  
Budget preamp recommendation...besides Schiit.
The ARC LS series, used, could work well ( LS 26 was 2300 in 2018). It has for me.  
The "Very Best Record Cleaning Formulation"
Are your assertions supported by clinical trials, control groups, or pier review? If not, any claim to ' proof of efficacy ' OR lack of long term consequences is specious.  
What was the craziest location that you made an audio purchase from?
Sea-Tac Airport- Sub-POP outlet store.   Who knew you could buy records at the airport?  
Songs with excellent advice?
Taj Mahal- Goin' Fishin'  
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Funkadelic: Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow, Funkadelic Recent English reissues          
My analog journey - time for a new phono stage or?
Right at your budget is the Sutherland 20/20 with the PSU. Works great for me with Hana ML at loading of 100, gain 64.  
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Maher's 9th Symphony  Karajan conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker  1981?   I listen as an hommage to Lewis Thomas. His collected essays, Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's 9th Symphony has shaped my thinking on our relationships t...