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VAS (Steven Leung) cartridge repair/retipping service?
Steve recently did two Denon Dl-103 carts for me, one was a DL-103S that he retipped and the other was a DL-103 that he potted in a wood body I provided and installed a new cantilever and stylus. Excellent work for a very reasonable price.Plus he ... 
Technics or Thorens, need suggestions
Mijo, please explain "Absolutely the Thorens if you don’t like listening to oscillating eddy currents and other direct drive artifacts."  I need to know what oscillating eddy currents sound like.BillWojo 
Micro Max 282 vs. Exclusive EA-10
WTF? I started reading this thread and it wanders off into some bullshit crap that has nothing to do with the tonearm in question. Talk about thread crapping!! 
Metrum Acoustics has my headphone amp. How do I get them to give it back?
Sounds like problems with Metrum started way before the current crisis. When you get it back send it to a competent tech with a good description of the fault. Crackling and distortion could be as simple as a potentiometer needing cleaning or a co... 
6H30 tubes vs the others
My first real tube preamp that I bought to pare with my Mac MC40 monoblocks was a Audio Research LS15 with 6922 tubes. I was really hoping to get some tube warmth from it as the MC40's don't have a lot. I tried rolling tubes and I got it a little ... 
Gaining listening experience without spending money
I’ve made a point of making friends with people on audio forums. Living in NJ I’m not far from a lot of like minded folks on AK and we would have meet ups several times a year. I’ve gone up into NY state and down to rural MD and into VA to meet wi... 
Direct Drive vs. Idler Drive vs. Belt drive
Thanks chakster, I didn't know if I would get beat up by my opinion but figured I'd be safer in this post than expressing it on a Rega post. And it's a daily occurrence if you read several audio forums like I do, either the need to update or compl... 
Direct Drive vs. Idler Drive vs. Belt drive
One thing I have found in common with all of the popular British TT is the constant need for upgrades. There are dozens of threads on the audio forums with folks constantly talking about upgrading the popular Rega tables. Did you know that if you ... 
Direct Drive vs. Idler Drive vs. Belt drive
"The problem with Direct Drives is a big oscillating magnetic device directly under a very sensitive magnetic device."Magnetic fields are easy to locate and measure. If this was really a problem the British audio press would have been posting abo... 
Not much talk about Yamaha turntables.
I know the OP is talking about "new" Yamaha TT but a lot of the conversation is about the vintage Yamaha TT from back in their "Glory" years. I have a Yamaha linear tracker, the PX-3 that is an outstanding performer after a little maintenance work... 
Pass and ARC
Just use any decent quality interconnect and your good. If an interconnect starts to alter the sound it's a sign that there is something wrong with it.BillWojo 
Pass and ARC
My Altec's are 99 db sensitivity and my 1983 Audio Research SP8 preamp doesn't make any noise and I do use the phono stage on it. I doubt that Ref 2 is going to be an issue. ARC uses top notch parts in it's gear.BillWojo 
What does a tonearm contribute to the sound of a turntable?
Pretty much and if everything is of decent quality it should be fine, don't fret about it. Now some will say that your losing tons of signal if your leads from the cartridge to the preamp are not one continuous lead but I say BS. Any decent connec... 
Why no interest in reel to reel if you're looking for the ultimate sound?
That is a rich mans format, everything about it is expensive. I have come across some great deals on the upper end tape decks and have had to walk away. I know how good they sound and they really are sexy machines but I'd rather save the money for... 
Will a Rega P6 work with a Denon 103r,103D .Sumiko Blue Point Special cartridges
Technics is a much better table with a full range of adjustments and pitch perfect speed control unlike the Rega.BillWojo