Headphone Humpday Honey!

tumblr_krkkavaIAc1qzr8cqo1_400 Looks like someone is a bit confused as to where her ears are located, but it’s all good! Who am I to judge? I used to do that to my wife’s prego belly. Maybe she has twins?

I suppose this is a swell time to mention that I carry Grado headphones! If you own any kind of device that has a headphone jack, getcha some! Improve your quality of life! It’s always the little thing that make the biggest difference! Those iBuds suuuuuck.

It’s Zu-rific!

Got the Zu DL-103 a few days ago and have been having a blast putting it through it’s paces on the P5. No VTA spacer needed. Set up is easy! With the cart all the way forward on the RB700 you hit Baerwald perfectly. Tilt it in about 1mm. You could probably set it up on your own without a wally-tracter or any other alignment device. The only glitch is it’s a heavy little bugger, so you’ll need a heavier counterweight. I had to add some “audiophile duct tape” (Blu-Tack) to add some mass until I get a heavier weight from Michell or Groovetracer (the 150 gram). Right out of the gate I was pleased. I’ve never heard a Denon DL-103 before, Now I know why they call it one of the best products in the history of Hi-Fi. The thing sings! The Auditorium 23 step-up tranny was designed for the 103! Zu have done a great job machining and damping the body. It’s an extra $200 over a plain Denon version, but worth it! It doesn’t sound like a $439 cartridge. More like a $2K cartridge! So what’s a couple Franklins?

The Newman…

I stumbled across Randy Newman’s record “Good Old Boys” back in college. It’s a great concept record about the South. Solid prolific songwriting indeed. I remember taking a road trip to DC for a wedding and driving through the landmarks in these songs as they were playing through my car’s cassette deck. You’ll learn more American history in 35 minutes than you ever did in skewl. ; )