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Reasonable moving coil cartridge
Ok, I picked up the DL-103S with a worn stylus for 100 bucks, the DL-103 with broken cantilever for 80 bucks, seller gave me a wood body that he never used with it as well. So 180 bucks for two rebuildable carts. Got a new fine elliptical replaced... 
Custom Plating for amplifier faceplate......any possible problems
Some of the vintage gear had copper faceplates and they looked awesome. Can you show a picture of the finished project?I made a set of Model 19 Altec crossovers for my Altec project, stand alone, made the control panel from 1/8" thick brushed bras... 
Why don't amplifier Companies use high end fuses?
You want high end fuses? Try companies like Bussman, Littlefuse, etc. They manufacture fuses to very strict tolerances and industry standards. No way in hell would I put some "magic" fuse in any of my gear! This crap reminds me of the morons that ... 
Reasonable moving coil cartridge
I've been MC curious for a few years now but have been put off by the high prices and all the talk about how you don't really experience what a true MC cart does until you get above the $1000 price point. So it's always been on the back burner... 
Do any still use an older high end tuner from the past?....
I use a highly regarded Harman Kardon Citation 18 tuner. Works very well, looks great and the build quality is mil spec. Introduced in 1977 for $595.00 and only sold in very limited numbers for 2 years. I lucked out and found mine on CL, the owner... 
Linear Tracker ...I was wondering
mijo, stop spreading bad information. As far as electronic driven LT having to "trip a limit switch" and being so far out of tangent as to not make them worth while, here are some facts. I'll use my Yamaha PX-3 as an example. There are no mechanic... 
VPI Turntable Motor Pop - Did I Damage My Analog System?
A really loud POP in your speakers could wipe out one of the tweeters. I would check them for proper operation. You said you lost some airiness, that comes from the tweets.BillWojo 
Phono stage for 0.2mv cartridge?
Why not use a SUT to bump up the output and than run that into a good MM phono stage. SUT will not introduce noise if properly built and grounded.I use a SUT for my Denon DL-103 and run that into a Audio Research SP-8 preamp. Very musical and no h... 
Need to adjust the speed every time I turn on turntable
Well, that link doesn't seem to work, just type in FNET and look for FNET Server Web Display. US Frequency Gradient Map on the top bar will show you the display in real time. BillWojo 
Need to adjust the speed every time I turn on turntable
Found an interesting site that shows the entire North American grid in real time and the deviations as they occur. The bar graph above the map goes from 59.940 to 60.060 Hz and is color coded to the map. It changes more rapidly that I thought it c... 
Anyone have this kind of problem with their amp?
My first thought after reading your post was a cold or cracked solder joint as was posted above. Billwojo 
What's the future for vinyl lovers?
People buy new records? I have a blast digging through all the piles in thrift stores. Sure, some turn out to be in bad shape but the vast majority are pretty decent to great. Yea, you need to go through piles of them to find the better ones but t... 
Help- audiophile husband just dies
A very good friend of mine who has done this kind of thing before stopped by Julies house today and made a list of all the gear. He will be researching prices for her and she can decide what she wants to do. I was just happy to be able to put thes... 
Help- audiophile husband just dies
Not a bad idea either. Like you said, I wouldn't want somebody taking advantage of this situation. First thing that needs to be done is to document everything in the collection, than it could be researched. BillWojo 
Help- audiophile husband just dies
I have contacted julierae to try to help her with her situation. BillWojo