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Ortofon Quintet Black vs 2M Black?
IMO the 2M Black is one of the best MM cartridges on the market, albeit maybe nor for every tonearm, phono stage, music prteference or set of ears.Having said that, compared to the 2M Black the Quintet Black is a lot more sound for not a lot more ... 
Micro Seiki MA-505 variants - any oracles around?
chakster, you are correct of course.  My bad.  I meant to say that the MkIII tonearm was designed for HIGH-compliance cartridges.Thanks for the catch. 
Decca London Super Gold Compatibility Question
noromance1, my example was only... an example. 
Decca London Super Gold Compatibility Question
The horizontal and vertical compliance differences presented by the London Decca cartridges necessitate the use of a "stiff" tonearm.  Adding weight to the headshell and increasing the counterbalance weight of a tonearm will not compensate for a r... 
If you love the Ortofon 2M Black, you'll really love...... (help me upgrade)
There are lots of great high output cartridges out there.  The Ortofon 2M Black is a great cartridge with lots of detail and is not particularly rolled off on the top and lower ends.If you are willing to sacrifice just a little detail for warmth, ... 
Decca London Super Gold Compatibility Question
Unipivots are not right for the Decca. Lots of resonance reflects back into the arm....you need solid bearings. Sorry stringreen, I gotta disagree with you on this one.  Not all unipivots work well with the Decca cartridges but those that do w... 
Decca London Super Gold Compatibility Question
There are several tonearms that work well with the London Decca series cartridges, the Fidelity Research FR-64 and FR-66 being the most notable (and among the most expensive).  I have used Ortofon, Jelco and the Thomas Schick tonearms with good bu... 
Matching phono section with either cartridge or turntable.
As chakster said above, it's easy if you are using an MM cartridge.  Not that all phono stages sound the same, but most (but not all) high output cartridges will work fine with standard MM settings.If you are going to use an low output MC cartridg... 
Swapping Platters on Thorens 124
Are you having a problem with the London Decca cartridge and the TD-124 iron platter, or are you anticipating a problem?I ask because I am using a London Decca Super Gold with my TD-124 Mk I and it works fine.  I am also using several SPU cartridg... 
Micro Seiki MA-505 variants - any oracles around?
Guys,I forgot to add that (apparently) the XII and LXII tonearms also featured silver wiring.  Again, color me skeptical if you own one you tell me.But all in all the MA-505 line are very good tonearms; if not equal to those in the highest class. ... 
Micro Seiki MA-505 variants - any oracles around?
There is a lot of confusion over the differences between various MA-505 models.  I can only provide you with what is my understanding and others may correct me if I am mistaken.MA-505 Mk I - the original MA-505 dynamically balanced tonearm.  A 9" ... 
Coherent speakers from Canada
17' x 26', but that's deceiving.  One long side is essentially a pathway to the back door.  I have the speakers placed on a long wall, on either side of a fireplace centered on that wall.  I would rather use the standard placement (narrow wall) bu... 
Coherent speakers from Canada
I own and use a pair of Coherent 8s paired with my 45 monoblocks.  These are great speakers, comparable and different (not better or worse) than, say, Omega speakers.  I am currently running a side-by-side comparison with both speakers and am find... 
Ahhh--Problem solved. Adding a REL sub-bass unit...
I am a SET amp guy and, after testing many speaker and amp combinations, I firmly feel that for my setups a great stand mount monitor paired with good subs is the best way to get great sound.  Properly placed and tuned, a single driver system with... 
Nottingham Spacedeck vs Rega Planar 8 vs Technics SL1200G
I know that you didn't want other recommendations, but this is sort of in the family:  IMO if you are seriously interested in the Nottingham decks you should definitely look at the Pear Audio Blue line.  These are the last turntables designed by N...