I'm all for supporting U.S.-made products, and do so as often as I can, but has anyone come across an in-depth review of their turntable that cites hard, real-world measurements?
If I were to drop $2k+ on a TT, I'd probably be more apt to spend it on one of raymonda's gorgeous builds.
Interesting, with due respect, are measurements made on the customs?
Wow & Flutter, tracking angles, tracking consistency, pressure consistency, frequency response, dynamic range, etc.
I'm not Julian Hirsch, so I'm not sure how to stack rank these, or which are important, or what else is relevant.
I appreciate that there is an aesthetic component to a beautiful TT that cannot be denied.
However, I am not truly impressed by vinyl, even though it was all that I listened to for 20 years.
Fundamentally, I'm a numbers guy when it comes to audio components.
Instead of forcing my brain and ears to compensate to deviations from baseline, flat response, I prefer to begin with it and keep my ears attuned to on a reproducible standard.
The brain is a magnificent thing, it can adjust to very big variations in sensory input.