bimasta

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SAT Comparison
Just for fun, I invited my wife, who has no audio experience or interest whatsoever, who ... identified them straight off. Impressive!Women's hearing is famously superior. It goes way back the evolutionary timeline. Women, especially with childr... 
Highest detail cartridges
Many of us are familiar with those EMT cartridges. What iscurious by them is the output. We are used to low outputcarts with probable assumption that they need less wire fortheir coils. However this cart produces 0,9 mV output whichis like our ’’b... 
“Sharp Objects” Tonearm/ Cartridge
Obviously that Alan is not a true audiophile because he is not using a top LOMC cartridge but an Ortofon entry level.It wasn't in the budget, and the producer said "No one will know the difference anyway." Little did he know the millions of us on ... 
The 'tube-transistor' enigma by MC carts?
@nandric — A poem? From a mutli-leveled literary stylist like you, that’s high praise!@analogluvr — One brief vignette how cool that meet was. I approached a table laden with goodies. I saw a clear plastic bag stuffed with, bursting with, cartridg... 
The 'tube-transistor' enigma by MC carts?
it’s nice to run into somebody with an FRMC201. I have had one for a while when I picked it up on a curiosity. I absolutely love it.Likewise, Analogluvr. I got my first 201 at an "Audio Swap Meet" near Los Angeles in the mid-90s. I knew nothing ab... 
NOS Grace F9E question
@chakster — I’ve no doubt you have truly great cartridges, and if I heard them I’d agree enthusiastically and turn dark green with envy.You softened your language, but you still give us "true winners", as if a mere "winner" is a "false winner".Doe... 
NOS Grace F9E question
@tzh21y — The F9E is a wonderful cartridge and you’re fortunate to have it, especially if it’s NOS with years of beautiful music ahead of it.Chakster doesn’t consider it a "winner". Maybe he means "winner" must be "the greatest", he doesn’t define... 
The 'tube-transistor' enigma by MC carts?
@chakster — Thanks, I think I have that text in the booklet that came with it. But a question..." Air core coil is adopted as coil.... In addition, by adopting a new special lightweight resin coil bobbin...It seems "core" and "bobbin" are differen... 
Theory about Fidelity Research MC & PMC Carts
Your erudition and wit are fun to read, as always. But I don’t think the question is whether Vienna = Wien (of course it does).Ateal is asking if the FR MC-201 and MC-202 are the same cartridges as the FR PMC-1 and PMC-3.If they are, substitutio s... 
The 'tube-transistor' enigma by MC carts?
Raul indicates "bobbin" is synonymous with "armature", just different terms for the "thing" they wind the coil-wire around. Is "core" another synonym?I ask because there is also the "air core" design, where the coil-wire is wound around — nothing.... 
Input to Use for a Phono stage
Any line level input will work. There's no preference between them, as they all function the same. You don't say if your amp has a Phono input, but if it does, do NOT plug the Slee into it — the result would be gross distortion.You are now using M... 
My 6922 Tubes Are Too Bright!
Most of you have more experience with 6DJ8s than I. But I recently started using a Moscode power amp (tube input, Mosfet output). The 6DJ8s were nameless generic Russian, not even a "brand". I thought surely I could improve on them.I had a pair of... 
Harman ST-5 Turntable RabcoTonearm and Cart
Easy? That would be too easy. But from your description, not terribly difficult. 
Which Nakamichi to choose?
I stopped using cassettes 20 years ago. But "turd"? I had the Nak 505 — and tapes, whether from CD or Vinyl or R2R, were indistinguishable from the original. Not only could I not tell which was which, nobody could, including musicians and sound en... 
Can every tonearm be set up with Stevenson, Baerwald, or Lofgren?
In response to the original question — "Can EVERY tonearm be set up with Stevenson, Baerwald, or Lofgren?" — I know one that can't. The Syrinx PU3 uses it's own unique alignment. Unfortunately it's hard to find but makes a very audible difference.