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Coincident phono stage - cartridge compatibility (EMT)?
A belated thanks to all of you for the thoughtful responses. I will indeed query Mr. Blume, armed with your insights, and report back. 
Coincident phono stage - cartridge compatibility (EMT)?
Nandric - thanks for the response. the .21mV spec you cite is indeed at 1 cm/s, which equates to 1.05mV at 5cm/s, which is the more typical standard of measurement in the US. My concern is that this looks like a big bite for the typical MC phono s... 
My new Soundsmith Straingauge cartridge
Thanks Spirit - extremely helpful. Was wondering if you had also investigated other PSU options for the Energizer, such as Mojo Audio or Hynes? 
My new Soundsmith Straingauge cartridge
Thanks, Spirit. So to be clear, the Red Wine unit can replace the standard PSU entirely, performing all of its functions? 
My new Soundsmith Straingauge cartridge
Spirit - is the stock PSU that you replaced with the Red Wine now collecting dust? Is it not an option to buy the SG without a PSU? 
My new Soundsmith Straingauge cartridge
Lew - I am referring simply to the fact that the strain gauge is using solid-state amplification rather than tube amplification. Of course, that doesn't get in the way of it being analogue.An interesting line from Peter in a 2010 Audio Asylum post... 
My new Soundsmith Straingauge cartridge
Spirit - sorry for the dribbling, but one other question for you - what is your take on the charge that the SG is ruthlessly revealing of bad recordings, with the result that one gets corralled into mainly playing clean, high-quality pressings? Is... 
My new Soundsmith Straingauge cartridge
Spirit - to Lew's point, I was also wondering about the fact that the SG is essentially a solid-state device, and was wondering if you think there's anything detectably "solid-statey" about the sound? Being a tube-o-phile who generally isn't encha... 
My new Soundsmith Straingauge cartridge
Spiritofmusic - thanks for the response, extremely helpful. Indeed, I am fascinated by the strain gauge after stumbling on Jack Roberts' review just last week. I happen to have a setup very similar to the one he had previously - Shindo pre, low-wa... 
My new Soundsmith Straingauge cartridge
Spiritofmusic - very fascinated by your comments, and wondering whether you think Michael Fremer has a point with his critique of the midrange being harmonically underdeveloped, with a relatively "stingy" sustain to notes. He refers to a correspon... 
Tried the Grado Statement1?
Reviving this thread - I also am a little amazed how there is virtually no talk on the forums about this cartridge, given the rave reviews on TonePub and especially Positive Feedback. The latter seems to talk about it like it's practically the bes... 
Charlie Byrd.... best albums ?
Just saw this thread, one year later... I've heard them all, and his best by far IMO is "Live at the Village Vanguard." A total classic. Just one of the slowest, mellowest, most relaxing and beautiful albums of all time. Amazing to me how it conti... 
Rethm Maarga Impressions.
Nd4Speed - could you elaborate on the differences between the Maargas and the Trishnas? I've got an 11x12 listening room and am considering both. Would prefer to get the Trishnas if they can give me everything the Maargas can in my relatively smal... 
KR Audio VA340 MKII vs Melody AN 845
I'm looking to drive a pair of speakers that are 87dB into 8 ohms. Considering the AN845 vs the AN211 vs the AN300b. I love sweet, extended, delicate highs and SET magic. Big bass not important, though I do like dynamic punch, macro and micro. Try... 
HiDiamond Power cords...
I just bought three of the P3s and a pair of the D7 interconnects. Very impressed with the sound out of the box to say the least. Am wondering what kinds of sonic benefits folks have experienced with further with break-in on these cables, and how ...