13blm

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Tekton or Klipsch
Pick up a pair of used Heresys and if you like them but need "more" sell them ( klipsch heritage  sell fast in my experience ) and move up the line. The new forte sounded very good at Axpona  btw and is gorgeous. The Heritage  line can sound wonde... 
Why According to some Turntable extremists Pitch Control and Direct Drive is Sacrilege?
Chakster you really dont get it do you? My belt drive does speed as well as a direct drive and is a 65# beast. Some other belt drives too. Any reasonably engineered tt can do it ( manufacturing a different story ) plenty of other parameters affect... 
Why According to some Turntable extremists Pitch Control and Direct Drive is Sacrilege?
Thanks for the kind words. Yes the maglev implementation (when properly executed) is a win win, although it does add a bit to cost. I remember our conversations and enjoyed them. As you discovered  assembling a top notch tt can be frustrating!Rega... 
Why According to some Turntable extremists Pitch Control and Direct Drive is Sacrilege?
I'm still in business  but not taking orders currently. The tables are difficult  to manufacture  and I am looking into ways to simplify a few procedures. Actually  my table has little in common with the Trans Fi. Sorry. Lol ( but he makes great g... 
Why According to some Turntable extremists Pitch Control and Direct Drive is Sacrilege?
My "Alloy Convertible" turntable routinely measured .02 wow and flutter and platter rundown times of as much as 7 minutes, also dead quiet Bruce 
Why According to some Turntable extremists Pitch Control and Direct Drive is Sacrilege?
Imo, heavy platters are MUCH better, however care needs to be taken to relieve  the bearing of its weight. It's one reason heavy platter turntables cost more.  
Why According to some Turntable extremists Pitch Control and Direct Drive is Sacrilege?
TomwhYou will need an air bearing  or a magnetic assist for that kind of weight  
Why According to some Turntable extremists Pitch Control and Direct Drive is Sacrilege?
Agree. I'm fond of the Phoenix controllers and used them with my tables. Too bad they are gone.  
Why According to some Turntable extremists Pitch Control and Direct Drive is Sacrilege?
None of what you presented was evidence justifying  your former comments, just subjective listening with a ton of variables. What does "opposite " even mean?  Like I said before  well executed  versions of each technology  can compete with each ot... 
Why According to some Turntable extremists Pitch Control and Direct Drive is Sacrilege?
Wow, you are quite misinformed.   Belt drives use low hundreds rpm motors, idlers use motors in the 1500-2k rpm range. Threads dont stretch like rubber belts and stylus friction is true of all turntables.   Idlers and dd have plenty of issues and ... 
Why According to some Turntable extremists Pitch Control and Direct Drive is Sacrilege?
My goat is hard to get, but shows up occasionally. The forces in well designed  oil and air bearings essentially  prevent what you described  above. There is no contact, or wear or "tilting", generally. my bigger point is bearing design accounts f... 
Why According to some Turntable extremists Pitch Control and Direct Drive is Sacrilege?
The torque of the motor,  has NOTHING  to do with the perceived   dynamics of a turntable.  Also , belt drives when properly  designed  can match the dynamics of idlers and dd's, so let's not kid ourselves about inherent superiority. if there is a... 
Hard to sell my Klipsch Heritage Speakers for a possible Harbeth upgrade.
I ran ALK crossovered Cornwalls for many years in a rotating system. Also had fantastic results with the Decware 6 watt el84 "Taboo" amp. Amps make a difference  with these speakers. ALK difference  night and day.  
Is there actually a difference?
What a dope Aczel is. Dummer are the people who hired him. How you can have that opinion and be an Audio reviewer  is beyond me.  
Best Loudspeakers for Rich Timbre?
Vienna but they all need a monster amp imo