br3098

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IMHO (and friend's) opinion of acrylic platter
The difference between platters is much greater than even that much [email protected]  What, seriously?I have mounted hundreds (if not thousand) of cartridges in my otherwise wasted lifetime and I always use the "ear" method for making final adj... 
Speakers hung from ceiling on aircraft cable.
In terms of losing bass, just remember that most concert speakers are suspended. Mmm, some but not most. That's why JBL makes 18" bass drivers and stage managers use plenty of 'em.Also remember that concert stages are usually higher than the au... 
Another review of a tweaked Denon DL-103R ??? Oh no! Boring? Surely not! Please read it!
@ultima700  Jose, I am not offended and no need to "unfollow." I apologize if I touched a nerve but I stand behind what wrote. Objectivity is one of the keys to believability. Again, IMO. 
Speakers hung from ceiling on aircraft cable.
Wow, deja vu all over again. Hanging your speakers from the ceining was a common practice when I worked for RogerSound Labs in the 1970s.Short answer: bad idea. Why?1. Imaging sucks. Do you enjoy the soundstage from ceiling mounted speakers? Cable... 
Another review of a tweaked Denon DL-103R ??? Oh no! Boring? Surely not! Please read it!
*Note to prospective Audiogon posters*If you want me to take your post seriously, please do not write a review as if you are 16 years old and touched someone else's naughty bits for the first time. A review containing a sentence like "This is Heav... 
Does solar + battery installation improve sound quality vs "the grid"?
I am not an expert on solar systems, but we did install solar in our SoCal home a few years ago. My knee jerk reaction to your questions is maybe but I wouldn't expect to hear a positive difference, In fact, I would have been happy had the convers... 
seeking ‘HORN’ ideas apart from Klipshc Lascalla
As you are aware, there is a wide variety of horn speakers available. As ozzy62 suggested, how about a nice pair of Cornwalls?As I have posted in other threads I'm currently running a pair of 2-way JBL L200T3s in my living room. There are essentia... 
Glue from inner sleeves leeching onto records
Tom Port looking better and better all the [email protected]  I'm sure Tom and your credit card company will be very happy to hear this 😁 
Thorens TD 124 or TD 125 MK.
Which model Thorens vintage turntable you keep is entirely your call. Assuming you have played both, which do you prefer or like best?I'm a TD-124 guy. It's the swiss watch of turntables, which is both good and bad. Good in that when restored and ... 
Bedini 25/25 1 meg
Have you ever heard a Bedini amplifier? I ask because Bedini amps have a unique sound (IMO) that is not for everyone. When I purchased my first pair of Shahinian Obelisks some years ago I was advised to drive them with a Bedini 45/45 or 100/100. I... 
Anyone know the Shahinian Diapason Ensemble????
I have always enjoyed the "presentation" (sound stage, imaging) from omnidirectional speakers. I am familiar with the various permutations the Ohm line, and I was a dealer for Larsen speakers for several years. I am still enchanted by my Shahinian... 
Anyone know the Shahinian Diapason Ensemble????
@djnagle  What information are you seeking? You didn't really ask a question in your first post. It was more of an announcement.I have owned Shahinian Obelisks and recently purchased a pair of Hawks. I have not owned the Diapasons. I find that Vas... 
MM phono preamplifier
IMO the best bang for the buck in an MM-only phono stage is Croft. Glenn offers three tube phono stages. The least expensive model uses SS rectification, the mid tier used a tube rectifier and the most expensive is a 2-box solution w/ segregated p... 
Getting him in my ARC PH3se phono pre
This sounds like a ground potential issue. Try running a ground strap from the phono pre to your preamp. I know you tried what millercarbon suggested but sometimes you need to isolate two plugs in the same receptacle. I have had good luck using a ... 
Tone arm resonance and cartridge compliance: How do they interact??
@lewm @cleeds Gents, my diatribes were only in regard to the OPs question regarding resonance. Obviously adding mass further out from the fulcrum is the most effective use of mass, but (as I described) is problematic for mechanical reasons and is ...