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Technics SL1210GAE + Accuphase E-480 (AD-50) + ??? (cartridge)
Try ART1000, this is very interesting new design inspired by Victor Direct Couple models.  
New Cartridge Time
Thanks, I don’t understand. Give me some suggestions for the Rega RB 330 tone arm that would match well in the $750.00 range. Ok, SONY XL-50 with Boron Pipe cantilever and Hyper-Elliptical stylus tip. Excellent MM cartridge if you can find NOS sam... 
Help my analog sound as good as my streaming
Some people know nothing about high-end Direct Drive turntables and just demonstrate a lack of knowledge in every post about them on this forum. Every lacquer discs master cut on direct drive, constant speed and stable rotation forever - this is w... 
Funny how streaming/digital still chases that analog benchmark.
@glupson Rare records pressed in 300-500 copies on private labels about 40 years ago, some of them cost now $300 - $1500 each and you will not find them in the shops like those junk pressed in million copies that still cost 50 cents. There are auc... 
Funny how streaming/digital still chases that analog benchmark.
Streaming can’t replace record collecting. It will never happen. Records have value, and prices goes up in time for rare stuff, people with quality records are rich in a good way. It’s an investment. One rare record even in VG condition can cost m... 
What is it in MM that can give me goose-bumps? 🤔
@chakster good to know. Any carts that worth its time using jico? Hico made some many cheap styli just to let people buy something for their old cheap cartridges. JICO SAS is extremely expensive profile and not available for all cartridges. I thin... 
MM Phono Input impedance change 47k to 100k ohms
@chakster...I just pulled out my dealer binder from Grace. The literature for the F9E & F9E Ruby, state 47,000 as the recommend load.I don’t like F9E cartridge compared to better Grace and to some better MM. I think F9E is nothing special. 100... 
MM Phono Input impedance change 47k to 100k ohms
I agree with Al. I have sold, (I was a Grace dealer) and personally owned many various F9 cartridges and have found that in most cases, the 47K setting is perfect. I currently have several F9E's and have tried many different phono stages with th... 
New AT ART and OC9 cartridges
ART series changed a lot over the time, if you will look at the cantilever/stylus assembly on the latest you will realize it’s completely different, not AT’s unique anymore. On older ART series there was a Gold-Plated Boron cantilever. New cantile... 
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There are much better cartridges than Grado available for your tonearm.But using low compliance DL-103 on Rega is just a demonstration that you don't understand tonearm/cartridge matching theory, read here.  And your dealer too.  
Sota or Technics
It’s a big deal to build nice quiet direct drive motor. Production requires lots of work and investments so it should cost different figures at exhaust. This is why Direct Drive from Matshushita (Technics/Panasonic) is the best in the world, they ... 
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You tonearm effective moving mass is .... ?  
What is it in MM that can give me goose-bumps? 🤔
@anthonyaI have all of them (high output XSV/5000, low output XLZ/4500, XLZ/7500), fully original with Stereohedron styli, using Jico or any other fake styli on Stanton/Picekring makes no sense. Genuine Pickering/Stanton top models goes up in pric... 
Sota or Technics
Technics for sure 
What is it in MM that can give me goose-bumps? 🤔
I must admit that not every MC is bad and not every MM is good. I prefer some top vintage MM (NOS) because of the obvious difference in performance (and cost) compared to modern MC carts. I don’t like modern MM cartridges, most of them does not ha...