Responses from pratorious

Songs you use when auditioning gear
Whatever I’m most familiar with or have lately been listening to so I can hear what is different or improved from what I usually hear.  
BEST little know Jazz Album that you ever heard?
The Bobby Hamilton Quintet Unlimited - Dream Queen  
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Morphine - The Night light in the attic records   
eero mesh WiFi system
I agree you don’t seem to require a mesh network in that small space. I use an eero mesh network to run Roon to 3 and sometimes 4 zones successfully in 2500 sq ft. I do run an Ethernet cable from the eero wifi node in a couple of the zones to be s... 
The MoFi Mess and TAS rolling over for them
@sokogear For me? Yes an analog tape copy is better than a digital copy for a vinyl record. As Chad said "Why tie one arm of the mastering engineers hand behind his back? Once it's [digital] in there you can't get it out." I am not interested in ... 
The MoFi Mess and TAS rolling over for them
@sokogear Chad's caveats for Aja and Gaucho were that they are from tape copies because they could not find the master tapes. Not digital. You can see the source information on the Acoustic Sounds website.  
The MoFi Mess and TAS rolling over for them
It was one of MoFi’s engineers on YouTube. You can find it if you want. Aja and Gaucho from analogue productions will be all analog. In Chad we trust.    
PreAmp Hook up question
No. You cannot bypass the preamp in that Mistral unit. Consider experimenting with an interesting solid state or tube amplifier (not integrated), maybe something you have been curious about, to use with your harmon kardon preamp. Or add a phono p... 
Advice for mounting a TT shelf on a wall
My wall shelf shares a wall with some french doors leading to my garden. In hindsight this was far from an ideal location. It is/was where I wanted the turntable in the room though and is infrequently an issue, thankfully, depending on the guest a... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Oliver Nelson  - The Blues and the Abstract Truth  Yusef Lateef    - The Doctor is in…and Out  
I finally got a record cleaning machine. First thoughts.
I have the basic Clearaudio Matrix which replaced a VPI HW-17. The clearaudio had a smaller footprint along with manual brushing and I hoped it would be quieter. I prefer the manual brushing. I was using the clearaudio brand fluid but importing be... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Alice Coltrane - ETERNITY   
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Wim Wenders! Good flick and what a great collection of music. Run Out Groove issue my wish list now. @spiritofradio  Yes! This is OG German 1991 single disc. I am curious about the run out groove two disc. Great music great production and much... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Bis ans Ende der Welt - original filmmusik (Until the End of the World - soundtrack)  
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Miles Davis - Nefertiti