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Cartridge for Symphonic music .
I agree with everything bdp24 mentioned.  The Townshend Audio Rock would be the ultimate platform for the DL cartridges.  I have never had a chance to test this deck but hopefully someday. 
Cartridge for Symphonic music .
Any good turntable could work, assuming it's quiet and doesn't generate a lot of rumble or motor vibration. The usual mantra for the London Decca cartridges is to use heavy, damped unipovot tonearms. These do work well but I have found that arm st... 
Speakers for First Watt SIT-1 amp
I will second glennewdick's recommendation of the Omega SAMs.I would also suggest you try to audition the Coherent speakers from Canada.  I have a pair of 8s in my office and they sound stunning.  The 10s and 12s are even better and there is no ne... 
FR64 cartridge suggestions
Which would be more lively and dynamic?London Decca Jubilee or London Reference.  Both are the lively and dynamic cartridges I have ever heard and are a great match for the FR-64.  Note: I have never used (or heard) a London Decca cart mounted o... 
Cartridge for Symphonic music .
I will recommend two cartridges in your budget, but neither are a good match for your turntable and tonearm:1- London Decca Gold, $1,200.  Simply the most revealing cartridge and widest soundstage I have ever heard.  Detailed but not bright, steri... 
Best vintage DD turntables from the 70's and 80's?
When I worked for RSL in the 1970s we were a Luxman dealer.  As I recall, the Luxman repair tech that would come by the stores occasionally told me that the PD-441 and PD-444 motors were designed for Luxman and manufactured by Teac. 
Best amp for Raidho Speakers
You are correct, my bad.  Sorry! 
Best amp for Raidho Speakers
Now that Raidho is owned by GamuT I would guess that any new speakers will be voiced with their own amps.  I would try demoing with the GamuT Di150 integrated or D200i stereo amps.  IMO the Di150LE is the best SS amp I ever heard. 
Klipsch Heresy III vs Forte III
The Forte is a completely different speaker than the Heresy.  IMO it sound much more detailed and has a much larger soundstage and presence than the HIII yet is just as musical; maybe more so.  But it's also significantly larger cabinet.As good as... 
Klipsch Forte III--Pleasantly Surprised
mrdecibel said:" Just to be clear, the Fortes are not part of the Heritage line."I'm looking at a Klipsch brochure from 1991 titled Klipsch Heritage Speakers and it lists the following models: Khorn, La Scala, Belle, Chorus II, Forte II, Quartet ... 
Klipsch Forte III--Pleasantly Surprised
I love the Klipsch Heritage line.  Not a polite, refined sound but big and brassy.  Great for jazz and hot vaocals.The Forte II/III is a great speaker, but IMO the Chorus just sounds better.  A little larger and weighs a LOT more than the Forte, t... 
Dealers and Preachers
Getting back to the OPs original topic:As a former audio dealer I will opine that commenting on Audiogon and other audio forums is a tricky thing for those in the industry.  Dealers often offer advise to try and be helpful.  Some go overboard and ... 
LTA micro zotl preamp
kw6, I think that we are getting mixed up with naming. Admittedly, LTA does not make it easy.  I assume that you just purchased the new micro ZOTL preamp.  I owned the older MZ2 unit, which was an integrated amp but many guys used it as a preamp. ... 
LTA micro zotl preamp
kw6, How would you compare the sound of the microzotl to the MZ2?I ask because I purchased an MZ2 last year, for my den.  And while the unit is very quiet it does not compare, soundwise, to my Radu Tarta/Shiny Eyes 41PL DHT preamp.  Admittedly, I'... 
Small or large sub for music
sleepwalker65 wrote: Subwoofers are a bad solution for inadequate speakers. They are mutually exclusive with high fidelity because they can never perfectly integrate. Some people and rappers don’t care about sound quality. Low-Fi is fine for them...