For several months I've been debating if Vinyl was really for me or if I should sell the Rega and invest elsewhere.
The debate is over!
I recently changed my audio rack from a 60" tall fiberboard cabinet with glass front to a VTI BL503 rack.
I was changing the rack for aesthetic purposes and wasn't even really thinking about it creating any sonic improvements.
I only made the correlation to improved resolution several days later after everything was setup.
While originally my Monitors were out past the 60" rack it was only by a few inches with the rack in between. I had always thought this was a problem and vibration less so. The lower wider VTI rack certainly has no wobble from footfalls as the old cabinet did. I suspect there are fewer "high frequency" vibrations as well.
All I know is that some of my Vinyl really does sound better than some CDs. I'm now a believer in vinyl! The clarity and resolution has gone up an entire level. Though I've only had this Rega table I would liken the change in sound to having an entirely new table and or cartridge.
Whatever the cause this has been impressive. Better than the 3-4 different types of isolation feet I have tried under my components and better in most cases than a change in tubes.
Now being a sick individual this has somehow translated into me hearing the weaknesses of the Rega and Elys 2 despite them sounding better than ever! (Groovetracer/Dynavector in the future?)