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Never Use HiFi-Exquis - Worst Merchant Ever!
I made a purchase from Hifi-Exquis in China In China? Hmm. During a pandemic which started in......Hmmm. Education is most often expensive. Hopefully, AE will be able to recoup your $$$. 
Replaced Mylar Belt with Kapton (Polyimide) Belt. Very Nice Results
An Update.When I tried my TT again, it was obvious that I had a problem. I checked the belt and the adhesive had somehow returned. OK, back to the drawing board for NON adhesive Kapton. Apparently, Goo Gone, Soap & water and alcohol does not c... 
Audio Research VT100 MKIII Tube Replacement
I’m confused by the question Are you trying to replace 6550 with 6H30? Or asking if there is a difference between the 6h30 and 6h30pi?Fwiw all 6h30 tubes are the same. 
Is this the best way?
+ 1 @noromance Some PC's are detrimental to the sound. I know APC makes computer surge protectors which I have heard do NOT make a good Hifi PC. The question then is whether this is a rebadged computer PC or a real Hifi PC made for hifi. I have no... 
MQA actually tested
@jasonbourne52  Excessive signal processing never results in better SQ! BINGO!!! 
If you had to choose, which cable would you buy?
I've bought 2 pieces of gear based a lot on measurements. They were  my first & my last. Lesson learned. It was a high end piece, expensive and measured great. I still cringe when I see that brand posted. I was happy to get rid of it.  
Is it a Merger or Bust?
I tried it years ago. It seemed like a simple process to do. I put a 3 channel amp/processor in the tape loop of my 2 channel system. And, of course the rear and center channel speakers.It was OK at best & complicated as he** to operate with t... 
Is it Me, the Vinyl or the Equipment?
I can only speak to the ScoutMaster of which I had 2 or 3. They were above the Scout, which I believe the Prime replaced. They were good TT's and I had no problem. As I said earlier, there are several things to check. VPI IS one of the better mfg'... 
Is it Me, the Vinyl or the Equipment?
IMO, its something in the system. maybe your phono preamp. They have a lot to do with the sound of the TT. If its a tube pre, it may be a bad tube. Or if not, it may not be up to the task. Did you set up the cartridge? How about the cable from the... 
My Terrible Emotiva Experience
@ghdprenticeMy reply to your lack of understanding my postIts a Grown up position. its like when you were 4 yrs old and fell down and started to cry. Then your dad comes over, and, seeing that you are not hurt, he brushes you off & tells you t... 
My Terrible Emotiva Experience
@himeropeI believe I heard you 15 or 16 yrs ago. Yep. Yer that little fellow that was sitting in the shopping cart, raising hell because your mom wouldn’t let you pull things off the shelf, aren’t ya?Nobody shot at you. That’s you, shooting yourse... 
What's in your CDP tonight? the minority report
@ghosthouse Sorry about  the confusion. I do not own a copy of the digital. So I cannot speak to the sonics of the digital. But the music is good IMO. Most of it is Bluegrass I believe. And THAT was what early country music started out as. I learn... 
Replaced Mylar Belt with Kapton (Polyimide) Belt. Very Nice Results
@boxer12I use 1/2 inch. But I believe width of your motor pully will limit what size you use. IE, Gabilier uses 3/8"@dover There are different types of Kapton film available, with antistatic properties and conformability properties to suit the ap... 
What's in your CDP tonight? the minority report
Last night"Will the Circle Be Unbroken" w/ the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. On VinylWow! What a fantastic triple album (2 cd) (1 Folder)(-:I was never a big country fan but did like some bluegrass, especially banjo. Whether you like country or not, you... 
My Terrible Emotiva Experience
@himerope  I think your reading comprehension is lacking. They told me the items were used 30 days or less, and sent me an item that had been used for several years. There's a huge difference between a demo that someone tried for 30 days or less ...