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Moving from integrated to separates
I'd look at Parasound JC5 Stereo Amp, with 90 amps peak current both channels that's huge to help make those excellent JA speakers sing! I heard those speakers at Pacific Audio Fest in Seattle and were my favs of the show. Stretch your budget and... 
Music for the Pacific Audiofest show
Porcupine Tree, The Pineapple Thief, Peter Gabriel, Marillion....  
Brand new Lyra Delos - skewed cantilever
@anthos314¬†, couple of things to consider, I am a Delos user for several years. The LP may be damaged and the Delos is simply picking that up since it may be digging deeper than the previous cart was able to. Make hyper sure that azimuth is as... 
Seems tough to ensure only subwoofer is playing bass frequencies (& not the main speakers)
I've done both, with my Parasound HINT which has bass management system I can high pass mains and low pass the sub. Running the mains full range gives me the best full range sound with my sub. I like the bass from my mains so why would I cut them ... 
Looking for ideas on Lyra Delos - muddy middle
I can't recall exactly I think my AQ is around 60pF as a 1.5mt cable. I suspect you have it dialed in as best you can....Enjoy it, the Delos punches miles above its price point. 
Looking for ideas on Lyra Delos - muddy middle
@dducat what phono cable are you using and do you know its capacitance spec? Lyra carts really like to see a low cap cable so you can load at the phono stage. I used to run a very high cap phono cable with my Delos loading at 121 ohms. Pretty nice... 
Azimuth 2020
I don't know all the inner workings of the Foz, but based on the stated method of crosstalk, I can tell you it is not optimizing azimuth, which means it is not optimizing what the needle can extract from the record. I guess you should contact J... 
Azimuth 2020
Well what you mention is what I meant: maximize the minimum, minimize the numbers, however you want to describe it.Crosstalk always falls under the discussion of azimuth, hence the title of this thread and it was mentioned, so people are talking a... 
Azimuth 2020
There is no RIGHT or WRONG setting or answer, only the best scenario for your situation and setup. You need to decide do you want the most accurate channel balance or the most accurate crosstalk measurement?¬†Then sit back and enjoy. 
Is there an ideal (ish) cartridge output?
Cartridge output along with phono preamp gain setting and making sure you are not inputting more than your preamps input sensitivity (mV). Risking not so much clipping as simply raising the noise floor too much, most preamp sections can handle clo... 
Fuzzy distortion on vinyl........Stylus issue?
Could be non-fill issues on some of your records.....With good light you can see non-fill on the surface, many people say it looks like a strand of pearls. 
Azimuth 2020
Well that is easy, if it is not able to be setup right and you find the cart body skewed drastically then.....send the cartridge back and get a new one or better built cartridge. 
Azimuth 2020
Still good to check it regardless what level cart you have. But I understand what you say......My Delos after I complete all setup, points straight down, no offset.I'm pretty happy..... roberttdid185 posts06-22-2020 5:39amcatcher10, the problem... 
Azimuth 2020
The most accurate method I understand for cross talk is using a digital volt meter and measuring the output of a 1KHz tone. This method is difficult as you really need a filter so you are only measuring in the 1KHz range, this way the measurement ... 
Has anyone tried Brass cartridge mounting screws?
I bought the Soundsmith EZ mount screws because I wanted that easy method of securing my cart, I really hate the bolt and nut system, you need 6 hands to attach and then when setting up is a PITA. The Lyra helps since its threaded, love it for set...