Responses from rushfan71

Help me spend $100,000 on a new system
Mike congratulations on your new venture. Sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun. Although I don't know what your sound preferences are I won't try to suggest what components or speakers you should get especially not knowing what your new room ... 
What was your first record?
KISS  Destroyer 7 years old bought with my own Christmas money. That same year my uncle gave me The Who - Who's Next. My dad got a new stereo system that year so my older sister and I were allowed to use his old Scott system that was relegated t... 
TRAVELING TO JAPAN! Recommendations for shops for cartridges?
Songs with excellent advice?
RUSH - Freewill   You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice. If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice. You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill. I will choose a path that's clear. I will choo... 
Name 3 songs where audio quality and song quality completely align
So many, but here are a few good as test tracks also.   Big Daddy Wilson - If you were mine  Janice Ian - Breaking Silence  Vanessa Fernandez - Here but I'm gone            
LOUDEST Concert and Tinnitus
1991 6th row Providence Civic Center RI Iron Maiden with Anthrax without a doubt. Incredible set lists from both. Ears rang for 3 days. The quiet nights in bed where maddening! Others have come close ( Judas Priest, Metallica, Motorhead) But ... 
"Audiophile" Power Cables: The Greatest Audio Conspiracy Theory of All Time?
I recently sold a pair of speakers that I replaced all the XO components with high quality parts. This made a huge difference in clarity, transparency and detail. When the buyer was auditioning them at my house he saw a pair of blue jean speaker ... 
Psychologist dissects Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon'
dadork well said I agree completely   
Ozzy is done
A well deserved retirement.   He was killing himself to live!  
6922 Preamp Tube Recommendations
Mazda 7308 French Military   
A cartridge with more bite, please and thank you
Consider Lyra cartridges. Dynamic, lively, extended frequency range, nice midrange, tone, and soundstage. Takes a little time to break in then wow!  
Cartridge setup experts: Azimuth critique
Fozgometer with Ultimate Analog test LP. No guessing  
Best Alignment Protractor?
Mint LP along with a USB microscope and plenty of patience.  
A double bass is the best instrument to pair with vocals
No Erik you're actually quite right. Have a listen to Big Daddy Wilsons' song "If you were mine". Just his vocal and stand up bass. One of my favorite demo tracks.  
Do You Tell Others How Much You Have Invested in Your System?
I get that question more about my watches. I guess that's something that they can relate to more.