Responses from ricmci

Do You Play Or Save Your Best Cartridges
You only live once. Life as we know it is too short and filled with the absence of nothing. Keep the best cartridge you have and put it on the best table you have.   
Vinyl - One Word - WOW!!
Both sound fantastic with the right setup. A clean vinyl recording with the joy of handling the physical media vs the convenience of having an endless supply of music? Why not do both as best you can within your budget! If I had an unlimited budge... 
Favourite Guitarists
So many greats listed. I would add Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin on "Love, Devotion, Surrender" as beautiful.   
I feel so inadequate after seeing this guy.
It is awesome that he has a love for something and has mastered it rather than creating an internet post to rip someone else apart on something that he has no clue on how to perform.   
I spent much of my life in Buffalo. Very sad to see that kind of behaviour. We have always been better than that. For goodness sake, we lost 4 Super Bowls in a row and always showed a personna of grace.  Please don't hold an entire city hostage du... 
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Last listen for the night before retiring. Carlos Santana & Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, "Love Devotion Surrender". Nice!   
Whats on your turntable tonight?
@big_greg, I tell you what, sometimes I put that Red Octopus album on and it just doesn't stop playing for hours. It really is fantastic and under-appreciated.   
Whats on your turntable tonight?
The Claypool Lennon Delirium, "Lime and Limpid Green". Neat little EP. Their version of "The Court of the Crimson King" is pretty stellar.   
Rant against the industry with hopes for discussion on positive change
I have 2 daughters. They both enjoy music. The 25 yo loves going to live performances. The 21 yo loves listening to music on her devices. Eventually, they will both love to sit down and listen to music in the sweet spot. Then, they will fight abou... 
Chris Sommovigo has passed away
From experience, a million dollar policy will only cost you $500 a year at 25 years old and $2500 a year at 50 years old. Jump on it. Yes, a million dollars isn't worth what it once was, but it still is a million dollars. One Million Dollars! That... 
What Is Most Important?
For myself, it is the artistry of music creation. Most of the time I could care less how my system reproduces the sound or the quality of the recording. It all has to do with the artist. I truly admire the 0.0001% who are able create what we call ... 
MoFi controversy
I have a handful of MOFI LPs. In general, I think they sound great. However, I would have to say that every Tool album I own sounds better than my MOFI albums and the Tool albums are not MOFI.  Quality control probably has a lot to do with sound r... 
Best Stereo Upgrade Value
Clean records. Anything is better than nothing in regards to equipment   
What is your record cleaning regimen?
I use Keith Monk's prodigy machine. Really dig it for many reasons including not overly loud and can still appreciate music playing while cleaning. With that in mind, I don't think there is any system out there that will remove deep clicks and cra... 
McIntosh Group purchased by PE firm
McIntosh has weathered the storm in the past. I believe that they will do so again and find a path to ongoing audio growth. The negative commentary adds nothing! Only savvy fate plays an important role here. The administrative powers of McIntosh a...