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Speaker Cable Connector Accepting 2 Pairs of Cable
@dekay again, thanks. I fully agree on cleaning. Any time I pull out a connector I clean it and its receptacle with isopropyl alcohol. I also do have and use Caig cleaners. These old Monster Cable connectors will certainly require a very good clea... 
Speaker Cable Connector Accepting 2 Pairs of Cable
Thanks @dekay ! This suggestion works!  For the little that it is worth, a point of clarification. I looked further into the circa 1990 Monster Cable banana "binding post" type plugs that I have which accept terminated speaker cable and are thems... 
Speaker Cable Connector Accepting 2 Pairs of Cable
Thanks for all of your responses. From what I can see none provide what I am after which is a proper surface connection for a simultaneous connection of a speaker cable terminated with a spade and a speaker cable terminated with a banana plug, or ... 
Best cost no object tube phono
I have loved this hobby for decades and 2 years ago finally got my system to where I feel that the failings do not distract me from the wonder of reproducing music in my home at such a level that I can greatly enjoy the experience. I have every no... 
Cartridge alignment tool
There is a good review in the November 2018 Stereophile by Art Dudley of the Acoustical Systems SmarTractor of 3.5 pages. I concur with "The Smartractor is a breeze to use, and seems exceptionally well made." 
Cartridge alignment tool
Hi @folkfreak Interestingly it was Acoustical Systems that told me about AnalogMagik. Thank you for jogging my memory. I have AnalogMagik on my list of things to look into.  It looks very interesting and promising.  With your very positive experie... 
DENAFRIPS Terminator & Jay’s Audio CDT-3 MK2, A Review
Thanks @lordcloud for the kind words. This forum has given me a lot in my main interest, analog, and I am very happy that I can give something back. On the custom power supply, it really lifted the Lightspeed and cost me $1,800. Unfortunately, I d... 
Cartridge alignment tool
I agree fully with @last_lemming Nothing comes close to the Acoustical Systems Smartractor. For me, it is well worth the investment even if you only have 1 cartridge. I have typically only had 1 cartridge at a time except for the last few years wh... 
Arche Headshell and Technics 1200G
gallusThanks for the info, bluewolf! And compliments on your great setup - particularly those lovely TAD speakers!Hi gallus, Thank you for the kind words about my TAD's. The 2404's are the love of my hi-fi life and my system is built around them, ... 
SAT 30K+$$ TONEARM: W O R T H T O H A V E I T ?
Hi Raul @rauliruegas  ,I have just learnt that both the original 9" SAT and the new 12" SAT have exactly the same offset angle.  There is therefore no other conclusion than the one you have come to in your original post that the designer of this g... 
Arche Headshell and Technics 1200G
Just to let everyone know, I have just learnt that Acoustical Systems is going to release two further lighter versions of the Arche headshell: one weighing 13g and made of aluminium alloy and the other 10g and made of magnesium.  Both will have al... 
Technics Turntables...really???
Hi Norbert @nkonor,I unfortunately can add nothing to my original post on the wonderful AFI FLAT:https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/relaxing-records-for-better-sound-using-the-afi-flat A friend in Europe had arranged for one to go to a potenti... 
Technics Turntables...really???
With the title and put-down framing of its question, this to me is a provocative post especially given that this Analog forum has plenty of recent posts on the very good SQ and value proposition of a number of Technics turntables old and new. The ... 
Speed accuracy- how accurate is accurate?
Speed accuracy has got to be very important and for me the best tool is the Sutherland Timeline. 
Micro RX 5000 Renaissance?
@invictus005"Every single clone or fake part should be banned, confiscated, and destroyed by customs. I don’t care how old the original is."So true. So true. So I take it you are all for paying China royalties for all foreign produced tea and alco...