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Ortofon Century Turntable…Any thoughts or experiences?
Thanks for the input, everyone!  Definitely going to think this thru further…Cheers!Arvin 
Thiel Owners
Hello all!Just wanted to say that there is a good looking pair of 3.5’s for sale over at US Audio Mart.  Speakers, the Electronic Bass module, spikes & original copy of 3.5 instruction/data brochure...very complete offering. Speakers are in Ch... 
Thiel Owners
Hello all!Want to chime in on the amp topic, using my personal experience: while they don’t get enough love when compared to their tube-based brothers, I have to say that the solid-state models from Audio Research make ideal amps for our Thiels, n... 
Thiel Owners
Hello all!Haven't posted in a while, but happy to see the "usual suspects" as well as some new posters contributing to this great thread...I hope everyone is safe and well.Tonight, looking to listen to something on the more mellow side, I decided ... 
Thiel Owners
Hello all!Regarding the recent discussion on cables, I had always been interested in the Alpha-Core Goertz cables & the principals behind their design. Having read that these match well with Thiels has only peaked my interest even further.  Ho... 
Upgrades for Thiel CS 3.6?
@gpaulmg1unsound is correct...there are literally hundreds of posts in the Thiel Owners thread regarding all the work being done on mods & upgrades for legacy Thiels. Preliminary projects are offering replacement crossovers that feature top-le... 
Thiel Owners
@tomthielHi, Tom.  That’s the height I get in my new, lower listening chair. Still considering elevating my speaker using butcher-block atop brass cones/spikes, but have settled down for now...enjoyment-factor is just too good!Arvin 
Level mismatch in speakers when using tube amp
Growing up here in Baltimore, Polk was always viewed very fondly as a small, hometown company that really made a name for themselves.  Glad to hear that even though they've changed ownership a few times since Mathew Polk passed, their customer ser... 
Reducing Humming Sound
@oldhvymecThanks for the report and I am very happy to hear it wasn't too trying a chore for you!  I actually sent your findings to a friend of mine who happens to be an electrician and he said it looks pretty straight-forward...we're hoping to me... 
Thiel Owners
Hi @tomthiel,The core of my system remain the Thiel CS 3.5's being fed by two Audio Research D240 MKII solid-state amps (in bridged-mono configuration), with Audio Research tube preamps (LS7 line-stage and PH3 phono).  The source I was streaming T... 
MUST Have Vinyl
@stickman451 " Wish that I had bought an extra copy however, it’s out of print currently."You and me, both!Arvin 
MUST Have Vinyl
Something I didn’t see mentioned and is still kind of an "unknown" to many is "The Trinity Session" by The Cowboy Junkies. What makes this album so special are the incredible, haunting vocals of Margot Timmons, the perfect performance of the band ... 
Question on how DAC’s work...
Thanks, @mahler123...I completely forgot to confirm about the digital outputs on the Denon. In my haste, I thought it had a coax among all the other outputs back there!Arvin 
Question on how DAC’s work...
Thanks for sharing, @jazzman7...that's exactly what I had hoped for!Arvin 
Question on how DAC’s work...
Thanks everyone...as usual, you've all been very helpful!Arvin