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Zu 103R + Thorens 124 = Hum
The type of hum that you've experienced isn't caused by any electromagnetic interference and is commonly referred to as acoustic feedback. This can easily be identified by an increase and 'swell' in the hum until you lower the volume control setti... 
Anyone heard of T +A Theory and Application
Details of this preamp from the distributor's site:http://www.myquartet.com/ls/qrt/site.taf?function=magnify&sec=4&item=1#titleI have no first hand experience with this preamp, just trying to help out my fellow high-end audio junkies. 
Looking for a vinyl Bluebook
I think the Goldmine Record Album Price Guide would suit your needs. I found it at Barnes & Noble (link provided), as well as from numerous other sellers...http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&endeca=1&isbn=0... 
Longer Power Cords Sound better?
Cables have their rated electrical parameters specified per unit length, typically per foot or meter. As such, their level of capacitance (for example) will increase linearly as the length of the cable increases. Therefore depending upon a cable's... 
Phase Inversion in Preamplifer?
The line and phono stages of the Audible Illusions Modulusseries are both phase inverting, but since the phono stageoutput is always routed through the line stage (unless youare using the phono stage only through the tape output) thenet result is ... 
TT set up question
Inner groove distortion can be caused by misalignment of the cartridge or incorrect anti-skating. The alignment and overhang settings should be checked with an appropriate guage that is usually supplied with the tonearm. If you notice that the dis... 
Does anyone know about Sphinx amplifiers?
May Audio appears to be the US distributor for Sphinx.I have no other knowledge or experience with this line,but I thought this would be a good source for details...May Audio 
Cart for VPI Scout? Blackbird, Ruby2H, Shelter 901
I recently setup a Super Scoutmaster with a Dynavector17D2 cartridge and the P-75 phono stage. I checked withthe Dynavector distributor, and he said that the P-75 isbest matched with the 17D2 in the phono enhancer mode atthe high impedance setting... 
Ever hear the "Maggie Scream"?
I recently had a discussion with an owner of some Piegaribbon speakers that experienced the same problem thatyou're describing. I noticed that you have Outlaw poweramps, and that happens to be the same brand of amps thathe uses! I'd be pretty cert... 
Rega Arm lift?
This is a common "problem" with Rega's cueing mechanism.It can usually be overcome by only moving the lever to justpast its vertical position and then letting the lever lowerwith the tonearm. If the arm still won't lower using thisprocedure then t... 
Have you ever had this problem with a Rega P-25?
If you're lowering the lever all at once, try just lowering it past its vertical position and then letting it fall on its own. Rega recommends this, and it should work unless your arm has a defective cueing mechanism (which can be replaced if need...