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what are some of best tonearms you own or experience with.
I can't make comparisons to a lot of the pricey tonearms mentioned in this post but I think the Victor UA-7045 and UA-7082 tonearms have a lot to offer and they have been mentioned by at least two regular posters in this forum. I have both of thes... 
Best type of metal for turntable platform?
As far as metal goes the one material that has been in use for machine tools for decades is a special grade of cast iron called Meehanite. It's known for it's superior damping quality's , very important when designing a machine tool. The last thin... 
Electrovoice Duchess IV in California
"They sound is amazing, fantastic imaging and the best midrage you will ever hear."That is a quote from the add. Since they are pick up only I'm sure an audition could be arraigned before purchasing. lewm, why so down on vintage speakers? If take... 
I Just Inherited 4,000 LPs
Well I've known Elliott long enough that I know he will get good use out of these records. I talked to him last week and when he told me about this all I could think of is how much room it will take. My first suggestion was to make room in your ga... 
Setting bias on a vintage ARC
Have you tried calling ARC's service department? BillWojo 
Anyone try the replica B-60 Fidelity Research VTA?
For those in the US and needing plastic tipped set screws McMaster Carr has them in both Metric and Imperial. Chakster, how would you compare the VTA adjustment on the B-60 to the VTA adjuster on the Victor tonearms? ThanksBillWojo 
AUDIOPHILE OR JUST CRAZY ?
guerds, I feel the same way about my current system. Here it is.My current system is a Victor (JVC) two arm TT from the early 80's, an Audio Research SP8 MkII preamp from 1983 a set of restored Mac MC40 monoblocks from about 1961 and my speakers a... 
What's your "buy one of these and get it re-tipped" cartridge suggestion for a DL103 fan?
boothroyd, have you spent time with the Denon DL-103? How does it compare to the Hana? There is a certain musical quality to the DL-103 that a lot of carts lack, instead they are very detailed and sterile or clinical by comparison. Nothing wrong w... 
Technics phono cartridges?
If we do, more than likely they will be re-badged from another cartridge manufacture. I'm not even sure that when they did sell cartridges that they were made by Technics. BillWojo 
What's your "buy one of these and get it re-tipped" cartridge suggestion for a DL103 fan?
I'm interested in this thread as I'm a Denon DL-103 fan myself. That thing has a really good generator in it, takes well to upgrades.That said, there are some folks in here that will tell you that it's stupid to put any money into a cart as lowly ... 
TUBE BIAS, socket to me!
Elliott, if it has those tiny little pots they make adjusting tools for that. I always called them "tweakers" LOL, Radio Shack sold a set of 3 for just a couple of bucks, made of plastic. If your going to do this, just make sure that the power is ... 
Ceramic fuses
"The harm is they convince others with less financial resources that their route to audio nirvana is through the things less likely to achieve that. The view of the audiophile as a rich old guy with excessive disposable income is often not the... 
Ceramic fuses
Nonoise I haven't laughed this hard in a while. You really are funny. I will say though that when you resort to personal attacks on me that I must have backed you into a corner. I don't know George, first time I've talked to him was on this thread... 
TUBE BIAS, socket to me!
Elliott, it may still be autobias unless you found out otherwise. A tube amp that has autobias has no test points or meters, like my MC40 monoblocks. But, just because it has none of those doesn’t mean it has autobias. Most older tube amps didn’t ... 
TUBE BIAS, socket to me!
@oldhvymec, the old Hickok testers and the like tested MUTUAL CONDUCTANCE at low voltages, not at the operating voltages that they were likely to see. Makes a huge difference. Would you pressure test a gas cylinder that routinely is filled with ...