My system has evolved over the last few years, thanks in part to a nice PPI claim payout... unfortunately that means I did a few bits all at once, and I'm now wondering if I'm a victim of a mismatch somewhere.
Current system :
Inspire Rega P5 (in reality this is the motor and speed control/PSU from the P5, with an Inspire plinth & Delrin platter, Groovetracer sub-platter, AudioNote arm and Ortofon 2M Black cartridge)
Croft Acoustics RIAA phono stage
Cyrus 8A amp with Cyrus PSX-R
Spendor A3 speakers
I also have a Logitech Squeezebox Touch (with uprated PSU) running through a Rega DAC
I use Russ Andrews mains cabling and extension block, interconnects are mostly Chord, speaker cable is Atlas Hyper 3
Now, on listening, and comparing... my Squeezebox basically gives as good a performance as my turntable - and, bearing in mind the price differential, I'm fairly sure it shouldn't! In some regards it even outperforms the turntable, having a deeper bass (on some tracks), and imaging more clearly (on some tracks).
Can anyone spot an obvious glaring error/missing link that is the reason my turntable just doesn't 'excite' me in the way I feel it should? (excite may be the wrong word...emotional involvement is probably better).
My music tastes are a mixture of modern day prog rock (Steven Wilson, The Pineapple Thief, Riverside etc) and acoustic/singer-songwriter (especially female voices), with the occasional heavy metal included...