Gear:
Technics SL-1210GR
Paratrace tipped Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
Cyrus 2 Amplifier
System Fidelity SF-3050 Tower Speakers

Cleaning:
Okki Nokki Cadence
Stylus Brush
Green Paper Stylus Cleaner
(Record Brushes Are Overrated And Missused)
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added Yoko Takahashi, Megumi Hayashibara - Evangelion Finally to their wantlist. about 13 hours ago
added Steely Dan - Can't Buy A Thrill to their wantlist. about 23 hours ago
posted a comment on King Crimson - In The Wake Of Poseidon. 1 day ago
spacemusik
Was the flute distorted on your copy? Because that's where I noticed distortion on mine. Other than that it was pretty solid.

Its right at the end of B2, where the swirling effect comes though, I think it may be a flute... See full review
added Yes - Yes to their wantlist. 1 day ago
added Yoshihisa Hirano - Hunter X Hunter to their wantlist. 1 day ago
added Takagi Masakatsu - Wolf Children (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) to their wantlist. 1 day ago
added Alex Somers - Untitled to their wantlist. 1 day ago
posted a comment on Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny. 1 day ago
[quote=Flabbergasted_Vibes] I came here to say this. I will sum to mono (for example, any receiver that has a mono button you can engage) on older records with surface noise or cross-talk and it will make the music shine. The only problem is I... See full review
posted a comment on The Gil Evans Orchestra* - Out Of The Cool. 1 day ago
cobascis
Sounds great, however mine came warped. Doesn’t impact sound but annoying for such an expensive pressing.

This is cheap compared to many other audiophile releases.
posted a comment on The Gil Evans Orchestra* - Out Of The Cool. 1 day ago
HasanYikici
I have AP 45 version. Im just not sure get this version or not.

Do it, you will be glad Im sure.
posted a comment on The Gil Evans Orchestra* - Out Of The Cool. 1 day ago
HasanYikici
Anyone compare this version from Analogue Productions 45 RMP. İs this version better or not?

Ive only seen people prefer this one, with a few exceptions. This uses the master tape while the 45 probably does not.
added Prince And The Revolution - Purple Rain to their wantlist. 1 day ago
added Prince And The Revolution - Purple Rain to their wantlist. 1 day ago
posted a comment on Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny. 1 day ago
[quote=bighappydinosaur] Mono records should sound just fine played through any stereo rig. You just can’t run a stereo record through a mono setup. And I totally agree with you on the “planned scarcity” model of some labels and pressings. Although... See full review
posted a comment on Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny. 1 day ago
[quote=lagoskid] I don't have a mono cartridge or mono phono stage, so I generally keep away from mono records; I didn't know this record was mono until I was at the counter to pay for it (for $25, I decided to chance it). This record has certainly... See full review
posted a comment on Joan Armatrading - Joan Armatrading . 2 days ago
__David__
I can confirm your impressions, probably the cut is a bit difficult to track for MM systems.

Theres nothing more difficult with MM carts, they can track just about as well as MC and MI. Its probably on the tape.
added Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny to their wantlist. 3 days ago
posted a comment on The Gil Evans Orchestra* - Out Of The Cool. 4 days ago
pseudoty
I have this on my copy really bad as well. I wish I read this before ordering from AS but instead went by a video review on YouTube.

Besides that its the best sounding version of this album as far as I can tell. So dont be too picky. See full review
posted a comment on The Gil Evans Orchestra* - Out Of The Cool. 4 days ago
grandbleu
I can't believe no one else mentioned this distortion issue on this track and the previous on the left channel. I honestly thought my speaker was giving up. really poorly sourced tape or digital in this case.

If you scroll... See full review
added Stanley Turrentine With The 3 Sounds* - Blue Hour to their wantlist. 4 days ago
added Stanley Turrentine With The Three Sounds - Blue Hour to their wantlist. 4 days ago
added AJJ - Good Luck Everybody to their wantlist. 5 days ago
added Kirka Babitsin* - Anna Suukko Vain to their wantlist. 5 days ago
added The Deejays - The Deejays to their wantlist. 5 days ago
posted a comment on The Syn - Original Syn (The Complete History Of The Syn 1965-69). 6 days ago
[quote=PsychedelicGuy] An incredibly frustrating compilation. I've owned at least three copies of this and they all skip. Not just a little blip, like needle running across the record. Such a good package, its a shame this seemed to doom multiple... See full review
added Rupert's People - Hold On to their wantlist. 6 days ago
added Rupert's People - Reflections Of Charles Brown to their wantlist. 6 days ago
added Fleurs De Lys* - Gotta Stay By Me to their wantlist. 6 days ago
added Donald Byrd - Byrd's Word to their wantlist. 8 days ago
added Ornette Coleman - Tomorrow Is The Question! to their wantlist. 8 days ago
added Ella Fitzgerald - Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book to their wantlist. 8 days ago
added The Who - The Who Sell Out to their wantlist. 8 days ago
posted a comment on The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle. 8 days ago
[quote=aggeliki78] I've got my Big Beat copy for eons (definitely bought before/round 2000) and like brim85 said there are horns all over "This will be our year" and while I'm no expert it does sound mono to my ears. I'm defininetly sure this is a... See full review
posted a comment on Mili (5). 10 days ago
Would love some of this on vinyl .
posted a comment on Ornette Coleman - The Shape Of Jazz To Come. 10 days ago
[quote=crowsonthedock] Just got a message form Speakers Corner. The representative told me that this affects the entire first pressing (which they have sold out of) and will be corrected on the next pressing. I was also given this explanation of how... See full review
added Ornette Coleman - The Shape Of Jazz To Come to their collection. 10 days ago
added Julie London - Julie Is Her Name Volume II to their collection. 10 days ago
added Dexter Gordon - One Flight Up to their collection. 11 days ago
posted a comment on The Gil Evans Orchestra* - Out Of The Cool. 11 days ago
grandbleu
Horrible ear bleeding distortion that sounds like a tweeter capacitor failing. Unacceptable for such a release. Probably really poor condition master tape or digital master.

Its on the original too I think, so its probably... See full review
added Hank Mobley - Soul Station to their collection. 11 days ago
added Dexter Gordon - One Flight Up to their collection. 11 days ago
posted a comment on Vashti Bunyan - Just Another Diamond Day. 12 days ago
[quote=civictv] I agree with bigmikeydread and wildfoot - you're the outlier on this. The De Cristina is not as good as the Branch. In fact, I compared the Di Cristina with streaming on Spotify, and it wasn't close, and not in the Di Cristina's... See full review
added Neil Young With Crazy Horse* - Zuma to their collection. 12 days ago
added Kirka - Kirka Keikalla to their collection. 12 days ago
posted a review of Joan Armatrading - Joan Armatrading . 13 days ago
As has always been, this is a fabulous audiophile favorite. Perhaps this reissue is even the best version yet so keep this in mind while I give a rather nitpicking review.
Theres an outstanding balance to the sound having a nice bass and airy highs... See full review
added Joan Armatrading - Joan Armatrading to their collection. 13 days ago
posted a comment on Grant Green - Nigeria. 14 days ago
[quote=porkpie_hat] What's wrong with that? All the original pressings were cut louder. This lowers the noise floor. Sure, you need wider grooves and this means that you end up cutting closer to the spindle.Seriously... IMHO guys cutting records... See full review
added Janis Joplin - I Got Dem Ol´ Kozmic Blues Again Mama! to their wantlist. 14 days ago
posted a comment on The World Of Oz - The World Of Oz. 16 days ago
[quote=trb427] This album is brilliant from start to finish. A collection of 60's psychedelic pop gems with excellent production. It's a shame it never got the audience it deserves. The album cover art gives the misleading impression of a... See full review
added Louis Armstrong - Satchmo Plays King Oliver to their wantlist. 17 days ago