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What age did the "audio bug" hit you?
i recall my interest in the accurate reproduction of music began during a discussion with aristotle on the philosophy of mathematics. 
Just ordered the Jungson 88D Luxury Edition.
The guy I bought it from says it's ultra smooth, lush, and just seductive.hope you got this on a written guaranty backed by an irrevocable letter of credit. if not, then like all those who buy any piece of audio equipment without an audition: you ... 
mbl 116 any comments
you'll need a very high quality, high-power amp to bring out the speakers' attributes. think of a boulder 1060. 
Vinyl experts, I need your advice. TNT6, ETII,Benz
i think rushton is correct. your likely problems are the et and the vta setting. and your cartrige is fairly ancient and could have a bent cantilever or be in need of re-tipping. if i were you, i'd start by replacing the cartridge (this will "auto... 
Recommendation for a second arm/cartridge combo
i own the "anniversary" version of the maximum solution, with synchro and all the other available bits. for my second arm/cartridge, i've chosen the graham 2.2 with a benz lp MONO. as a collector of mono, especially early jazz and rock (e.g., beat... 
Recommendation for a second arm/cartridge combo
i own the "anniversary" version of the maximum solution, with synchro and all the other available bits. for my second arm/cartridge, i've chosen the graham 2.2 (used) with a benz lp MONO. as a collector of mono, especially early jazz and rock (e.g... 
Other Hobbies?
this topic has been done more than once since 1999. but, perhaps, starting what appear to be "new & novel" threads (but are most certainly not) may be defined as a hobby. 
Need to re-discover analog - please help
for phono i recommend the aesthetix io signature (which i own). can't get too many toobes. on the cartridge: your love of classical music should, in my experience, compel your audition of the upper range of koestu's. 
Coping in an Age of Uncertainty
it is both gratifying and frustrating to see that the thread i started in february 2001 remains relevant. for me: i've yet to invest in anything other than redbook and lp frontends, deciding to wait for the inevitable migration of high quality aud... 
Nagra VPA or ARC VTM200
yes. 50 watts are plenty. the vpa's have tons of current. mine have never come close to "hitting the pins" on the output meters, let alone clipping, even when the speakers (ae-3 sig. II's) are driven at spl's near the point of pain. and the sound ... 
Perfect Soundtrack for Stylish Sunday Lunch?
just plug in an xm radio tuned to the all-disco-all-the-time station. after about 5 minutes, you'll realize the mutual enjoyment of your friends' company requires no soundtrack and, for the best of them, no conversation. 
Nagra VPA or ARC VTM200
i have similarly efficient speakers that i drive with a pair of nagra vpa's. i've owned numerous amps but none as magical as these. i can't imagine replacing them but i've not had the big arc in my system. the vpa's, of course, will mate perfectly... 
Do you remember your first cd?
cd- flim & the bb's, "neon," ca. 1986lp- van cliburn, tchaikovsky¬ís 1st piano concerto, ca. 195945- the platters, "great pretender," ca. 1956 
Review: Aesthetix Callisto Signature Tube preamp
jd,another thoughtful and (unusually) useful review. bravo!fwiw, i, too, am a big fan of jim white's designs. my most recent audio system purchase is an io signature (the first shipped with platinum faceplates). this is partnered with a boulder 10... 
Help Graham 2.2 Arm lift
the correct hexkey size is 0.050 (sae).