One of our good customers had this to say about some Hot Stampers he purchased recently:
Well one thing I know for sure is the record matters A LOT. I have a handful of White Hots and oh my god can I hear what I am missing on all of the other nonsense. Even my Super Hots beat all of my other average stuff.
For example, my White Hot of Belladona is so far over the top of sounding like she is heard in the room that it’s scary. Same with my Bob Marley and Tom Petty. But in guessing they could be even better. I’m gonna update my cartridge and phono amp soon.
The problem with audio systems is that you are always flying blind, never knowing what you are missing until you hear it. Again, more evidence to support the success of mediocre Heavy Vinyl!
I relate to that. It’s like our race cars. It’s maddening to get into someone else’s race car…
That analogy works better if the other race car in question has a flat tire or two and the owner of it cannot even tell that it does.
Which explains perfectly why there is such a thing as Heavy Vinyl!
Now that makes more sense! I don’t think my systems have any flat tires, but I’m definitely trying to make it better.
Do you have any experience with Sound-Smith?
Only second hand, friends of friends had some rebuilds done that they say did not work out for them well, but I have no idea what I would have thought of the sound because I just can’t listen to other people’s stereos anymore. Too many faults and colorations, makes my head want to explode. (more…)