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  I have to tell you, the money I spent on your turntable setup is the best use of money for me in a long time. It simply sounds fantastic!

-- Dennis G.

Here is what Jim Howard of Applied Fidelity (turntable aftermarket 'hotrodder') had to say on a popular audio forum:

  I can vouch for your set up, Brian, it is the best I have heard. PERIOD.

That Feickert software just nails set up. I am very lucky to have watched you perform the set up a couple of times now.

This kind of attention to detail goes way beyond a simple paint by numbers approach.

Link to Jim's post

Around the time I went to work at Music Direct, Christopher F. asked me to come set up his turntable and dial in his cartridge. His reactions to the results were ecstatic, as you can see in his long post on Yelp, part of which follows:

  Mr. Walsh drove to our home in Madison, set up the table, installed the cartridge, then optimized the cartridge and showed me what he achieved with the software set up tools and his expertise; 35db separation almost exact in both channels; SRA of 92.4 degrees. He showed me the arm tube resonance and frequency response of the cartridge as well as the speed of the turntable.

From the moment the stylus touched down in the groove it was instantly apparent how alive and real was the sound.

Mr. Walsh's business card says "Analog Expert" and this is not hyperbole.

If you have invested $2,000 or more in a turntable and cartridge and want to have music extracted from your LPs in the most optimal way, go see Mr. Walsh.

I believe if you purchase a turntable from Music Direct he can set up the table in your home regardless of where you are, otherwise your table must be transported to their showroom for set up.

The $400 "Ultimate Setup" service was the best upgrade to our system with tangible results that your ears will easily discern. Finding Mr. Walsh from Wisconsin was finding a needle in a haystack; a Miracle; we are so grateful to him.

Please note: Music Direct no longer offers this service since I was the one doing it.

Testimonials from other satisfied customers:

  OK - I got done working and have been listening to some favorite LPs.

Pant-crappingly good.

(...a few hours later:)
I have been listening more - I am too busy weeping. No shit.

My turntable has vaulted beyond my high-end digital stuff in a way I can't express at the moment. I always liked it better - but it was just sort of warmer and happier.

Now there is no comparison.

-- Mark M.

  I just got the chance to listen to the TT, it really sounds great. The issue that I had with the harsh highs is gone. Vocals are really clear. Thank you. I believe that it was money well spent. Thank you again for your help, I hope to talk to you again soon when I am ready for a new cartridge.

-- Thomas S.

  Brian did an alignment job on my Oracle Delphi/Rega/Shinon Red for me in February and I just now got my table hooked back up due to the shelf project. My complaints were with mistracking and sibilance. Brian did some fancy schmancy alignment work and turned my rig around. I was so frustrated with getting the last 10% I decided it was time to give it to someone with more experience. I had met Brian in the past and he is an AK member so why not?

After much fussing and use of a computer Brian was able to do some real magic. He gave me a stack of printed data that makes absolutely no sense to me. I can say that my rig sounds MUCH better and I wouldn't hesitate to do it again. It's almost a 4 hour round trip to get to his home but it was worth every penny.

I also had my table at Robie's house for an AK get together and it really went over well. I would have been embarrassed to take it there if Brian hadn't sorted it out for me.

Thank you very much Brian.


Evan's comments can also be viewed here.

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