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Thoughts on the EAT C series tables
Interesting that you mention the SUT.  About a year ago I got a great deal on an Auditorium 23 SUT (not the Homage unfortunately), the one for very low output cartridges (so the one that matches best to the Orpheus).  I tried it as an experiment e... 
Thoughts on the EAT C series tables
Thanks Uber and Fjn.  Very helpful information.  I agree that the Amadeus does and awful lot really well and I’m not really inclined to replace it.  I just have that bug to try something new after about 5 years.  I’m sure you can relate.  With the... 
Thoughts on the EAT C series tables
Rekindling this old thread as it relates to a current question I am pondering.  Fjn did you ever hear the C-Sharp and how did it compare to your Amadeus?  I have an Amadeus Mkii and I love it but I’ve had it for 5 years or so and sometimes get the... 
If you could just pick one instrument that you think sounds best on your speakers
Saxophone.  On my Merlin VSM Black Magic speakers, it sounds perfectly natural and real.  When I put in a good recording of Getz Gilberto, for example (reel to reel or Analogue Productions 45RPM vinyl reissue), you can hear the spit flowing throug... 
EL34 tubes- alternates to matched octet for Primaluna HP dialogue premium
I had that exact amp for a while and had a lot of fun doing some shootouts with various EL-34s and KT-120s.  The clear standouts were the NOS RFT EL-34s and the PSVane EL-34s.  I could have lived happily with either set and they made a huge differ... 
New or used cartridge
I’m on my 5th used cartridge and have sold the first 4 as used as well.  I have had no issues whatsoever and have been able to buy cartridges I could not have otherwise afforded.  There is a risk for sure.  But that’s part of why you get them for ... 
Well tempered gta and Allnic 1201 which cartridge?
I used that same phono pre with a WT Amadeus for a while and did a lot of research and tried out a few different cartridges.  I went from the Ortofon Rondo Bronze to the Dynavector XX-2 to a Transfiguration Orpheus.  They all sounded great, but in... 
Best 845 tube out there?
I absolutely loved my PSVane WE Replica 845s in my Sophia Electric 206 powers 845 monoblocks.  They took the system to another level, particularly in the midrange, over the stock Shuguang 845 B (or A?  I can't remember).  I've since sold the Sophi... 
why no recent Merlin speaker reviews?
A tragic loss, but Bobby's legacy lives on, in my listening room and many others' as well.  I too wish Bobby could hear how good my VSMs are sounding these days with my recent switch to a Shindo Monbrison preamp and Sophia Electric 845 monoblocks.... 
I think I need more bass traps, where to place them??
I had great success with room equalization and did it all in the analog realm without spending much money.  I had a major issue with boomy bass in a small room last year.  I got an XTZ room analyzer Pro and it identified a big room mode at 38hz, s... 
rush hemispheres great music
My Rush vinyl collection has required me to do some serious explaining to my wife as to why I would possibly need 2-4 (or sometimes more) pressings of every album!  But they are also some of my most spun records, particularly 2112, Hemispheres, Pe... 
In Memoriam: Bobby Palkovich of Merlin Music
I am shocked to hear this news.  I just got my VSMs upgraded by Bobby to the Black Magic edition this year.  He was so passionate about his speakers and the improvement of the upgrade, and so generous with his time.  I can't remember how many time... 
Anyone Attend RMAF?
I made it to a bunch of rooms on Saturday. The music selection was notably bad this year in my opinion. I was demo'ing the new vinyl of Roger Waters Amused to Death and played that in about 15 rooms that had turntables. My favorite sound was in th... 
1990s speaker recommendation
I just sold a pair of KEF 103.2 speakers on Craigslist for $300. They show up every now and then in that ballpark. I sold them for my aunt, who bought them new in the 80s. I hooked them up before selling them and was blown away, and would have bee... 
Building the Audio Note Kit 1 SET amp...
I too was on pins and needles and checking the "My Forum Threads" link (which used to be on the left column but is now buried in the "Community" tab) at least twice a day hoping for updates and good news.Rebbi, so glad to hear that they were able ...