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Alphason HR-100S Arm
Helloso I am at my wits end with the sizing of the hex wrench for the HR-100. I have under the recommendation of John at Audio Orgami ordered a full hex set that has royal as well as metric sizes to no avail,either it's already stripped and can't ... 
Alphason HR-100S Arm
Thanks all... I've seemed to have heard in circles it's a 0.35 ¬†Fleib could you explain "goes in on an angle"? 
Alphason HR-100S Arm
Recently acquired an Alphason HR-100 arm and like other users am curious about adjusting cueing arm height..can't quite figure out the size or type of tool to do so ..and am VERY reluctant to continue probing around in there ..any help would be ap... 
MM cart on a fr24 arm
Meroci I don't often answer threads but given the responses (or lack of) to your thread, I figured I'd offer a bit of advice. After following one of thee LONGEST threads regarding MM cartridges vs. the perceived superiority of MC cartridges (Who n... 
Highwater Sound
Plus One regarding Jeff. I had the pleasure of meeting him a few years back,went to his loft to audition a Raven AC (which wasn't set-up) ended up auditioning a Raven 1. To make a long story short I wound up purchasing an AC on the used market at ... 
Nagaoka MP-500 or Ortofon 2M Black?
For a $500 MM (or lesser) you may want to consider the Ortofon M20 FL Super a very sought after MM. I own the both the MP-500 and M20 (have yet to install it yet though) I don't have an abundance of experience with cartridges having only owned a D... 
$2500 Phono Stage Suggestions
+1 for the K&K Maxxed Out phonostage I had the the latest iteration of the Maxxed Out until about a year ago and in a word (which is useless when trying to describe this unit)was UTTERLY FABULOUS! Fast forward to August, I had Kevin install th... 
Nitty Gritty 1.5Fi vs. VPI HW16.5vs. Okki Nokki
If I may make a small but overlooked point regarding the Okki-Nokki.It has a forward and reverse rotation of the platter allowing for a more thorough cleaning as well as metal pick up tube (plus all metal construction) Otherwise I believe the 16.5... 
Inexpensive Phono Cables Recommendations
Bifto answer your last question,ABSOLUTELY, a dedicated phono cable (meaning from the tonearm to phonostage) will make a huge difference I should also point out if the rest of your system is able to let these differences show...which it should if ... 
Inexpensive Phono Cables Recommendations
I would have to agree with Glai in that Cardas tonearm cable is an EXCELLENT very NO nonsense choice I use the Neutral Reference which while inexpensive excels detail retrieval, coherence among other areas. I would put this on your list to auction. 
New favorite VINYL Album?
06-10-11: DwetteVince Guaraldi Trio, "Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus" 180 gram 45RPMThis is excellentYessss I totally agree, how I could forget this splendid album?although I've never heard the 180GM 45 RPM version 
Best TT for the buck?
HahahahhahaHiphopapotomus! that's a GREAT moniker btw I know where that's fromFlight of the Concords,,, pay attention your getting some good advise.great choice in exploring analog -braab 
Considering analog...but nervous
02-22-11: Maineiac"As for phono stages, check out the K&K threads"AMEN you said a mouthful....I LOVE happy endings. Fatgh0styou've just got a VERY GOOD education,....not to discount anything anyone has said...If you take nothing else from this... 
Nagaoka MP-500, what's your comment?
I too own an MP-500 it currently rides in an Origin Live Silver,I have to agree with Normansizemore, it is a very engaging cartridge that throws a wide believable soundstage that frequently extends well beyond the speakers boundaries.Similar to Sl... 
Attention K&K phono pre owners:
MaineiacGreat News!,glad to hear, I too being a Maxxed-out owner cannot believe this phonostage can get any better.In what ways has this outstanding unit been improved upon?Mine was scheduled to be upgraded last month but Kevin told me to wait on ...