Sometimes I think I’m going crazy because I hear very clear distortion either from mic overloading or miss-tracking despite spending countless hours checking and rechecking my cart alignment. Meanwhile everyone else is raving about the sound quality of these reissues and I’m wondering what I’m doing wrong. I guess it’s probably just Rudy’s recording Technics. I don’t really have an issue with anything besides 50s-60s jazz. Almost every other reissue I buy sounds fine. I guess it’s not my system then. And the crazy part is I have argued with people over this and they swear that the distortion I hear is not there... I don’t have a problem if the distortion is part of the tape. I can accept that it’s just a part of the music and a product of its time and of Rudy. I can’t accept misstracking on most of the reissue jazz records I buy, which is what I keep assuming I’m hearing.