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Choosing the right SUT for my setup
I don't really see anything wrong with that Ebay kit, all you really need is a well shielded box with decent RCA connectors. The CM-1254 are shielded in MU metal cans so the metal box is mainly to shield the exposed wires inside. You might want t... 
Choosing the right SUT for my setup
I think that most folks looking to get into an MC cart already have a MM phono stage so the only expense is the addition of a suitable SUT. An awful lot of MC carts can be handled with a 10:1 step up ratio. Look at dover's experience with carts, ... 
Need some Cart recommendations, $300 - $700 (New/Used) range…warm, full, yet great def.
For your budget I would look for a used/broken Denon DL-103 cartridge and send it off to Steve at VAS for a basic elliptical tip rebuild. That puts you at about $250 for the cartridge. Than go on Yahoo Buyee and set up an account, this lets you pu... 
Choosing the right SUT for my setup
artemus_5, you keep saying there is another component in the path when one uses a SUT. With a built in active MC stage there are a LOT more components in the signal path, look at any MC stage schematic for verification. A high quality SUT will amp... 
Inexpensive Good Vintage Turntables?
@pindac, could you tell us more about this "Kaneta" design? I'm not familiar with it.   BillWojo  
What trans (SUT) for a Victor mc-5E cartridge?
I'm real happy with a Denon AU340 SUT. Has 2 sets of inputs, 3 and 40 ohm selection plus a bypass if one of the inputs that your using is a MM cart. Uses Tamura TKS83 transformers but you can often purchase a complete Denon AU340 from Yahoo Buyee... 
Inexpensive Good Vintage Turntables?
"I recommend an indestructible Victor QL7/QL7A"   I use that motor drive in a Victor CL2P plinth with 2 tonearms. Very good speed stability, JVC/Victor really knew what they were doing when they designed this drive. Extremely well engineered and... 
Inexpensive Good Vintage Turntables?
Just because your biased doesn't mean your right Probably typed without a hint of irony.   Like I stated at the beginning, I own all three types of drives. For sheer fun my restored and hot rodded Russco Studio Pro Model B is the table that ... 
Inexpensive Good Vintage Turntables?
"Just say no to DD."   Wow, as an owner of all types of drives I had to laugh at that moronic statement. There are plenty of vintage DD tables that still perform better than most of the junk sold today. It would take a hell of a good belt drive ... 
Denon DL-103 retipped with micro ridge stylus on boron cantilever & denuded body
@elliottbnewcombjr, I typically pay about 80 bucks for a Denon 103 cart with a broken cantilever. Maybe check with Steve to see if he has any carts that he hasn't done up yet so you can have him build you what you like. Take some time and read up... 
A bit too "non-audiophile", but what are your favorite high-end tuners based on Looks?
Opps, anyway, that's what my Citation 18 tuner looks like. It looks even nicer on the inside if your into high quality military like build specs. Most boards are plug in and all the sockets have the wire's labeled on the chassis for easy service. ... 
A bit too "non-audiophile", but what are your favorite high-end tuners based on Looks?
Picture taken from the internet, but this is what my HK Citation  
Upgrade SUT For Denon DL103
I'm pretty happy with my Denon AU-340 SUT, that uses some very nice Tamuri transformers and it doesn't break the bank. Check out the bandwidth of the older higher end Denon products. Tells you a lot about the quality of the transformers. These Tam... 
recommended oil for well tempered spindle cup
The problem with engine oils is that they are designed to absorb moisture, releasing it later when the engine comes up to temperature. I used to smear engine oil on my machine tools as a teenager out in my parents unheated garage to protect them f... 
World's largest vinyl record
That's Fooking Crazy! I love it!   BillWojo