dkarmeli

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Windfield Cartridge
Pops, Jubilee was/is a great cartridge and as I mentioned one of my all time favorites, The Winfeld is from the same family, just better. I can demo them side by side for you if you're ever in Southern Utah.davidDisclaimer- Ortofon dealer 
Receiver recommendation
Stick with another Denon, you're not going to find better even if your budget was triple that!davidDisclaimer- dealer but not for Denon. 
TONEARM for Tsd-15, and SPU's
Fjn04, I'm not familiar with the Luxman tt but I know/own the arms and your EMT cartridge very well. You won't go wrong with either SME M2 or Ortofon arm but given your choice of cartridges my preference would be for a vintage SME 3009-r. But you ... 
Windfield Cartridge
Pops, The Winfeld is superior to the Jubilee which was one of my favorite Ortofons. It has more body, its more dynamic and most importantly more natural sounding than the Jubilee. But they share a common family sound signature.davidDisclaimer- Ort... 
XLR vs RCA
Codytara, Given all the different personalities, each with their own individual systems and the many variables, I don't see how you're going to collect any kind of meaningful data here. These days balanced and pseudo balanced electronics seem to b... 
Windfield Cartridge
Never heard of or came across the 1200 hour problem mentioned above with either cartridges.davidDisclaimer- Ortofon dealer 
Windfield Cartridge
You're welcome Stringreen! Of course I'm biased towards Ortofon and prefer it but in reality you won't go wrong with any of these cartridges.davidDisclaimer- Ortofon dealer 
Windfield Cartridge
Stringreen, not sure what you specifically want to know, the Winfeld is a very musical, detailed and natural at the same time. Certainly among Ortofon's best and one of the top modern cartrigdes. It's also relatively affordable for a highend cartr... 
Picture Thread
Peter, the record weight adds additional damping, ie; deadens the sound. Depending on your arm+cartridge setup, you might like or dislike the effect.david 
Anyone of you ever heard of Dissanayake?
Since listening is out, looking and reading is the only option.david 
Anyone of you ever heard of Dissanayake?
Eclectic bunch of pictures and no info on their site to know what's under the hood but I like the red chassis!david 
SPU Gold Reference vs Silver Meister vs Synergy?
Prcinka, Do you know what makes the SPU Spirit special? The special addition SPUs I own have a different balance than the Classic, the goosed the high frequencies for these cartridges, without that I'd like them a lot more.davidDisclaimer- Ortofon... 
SPU Gold Reference vs Silver Meister vs Synergy?
The only I haven't heard is the Synergy, Its going to take a few pages to describe the qualities of each cartridge here. They're all different enough from one another in character to warrant different names.The Gold SPU use to be in the same price... 
DAC Being Impacted By Home Power Issue - Help
Bojack, depending on our starting point and individual sensibilities our mileage may vary. While according to APC's literature the unit might protect against against power drops,has a fan something the OP expressly wants to avoid.david 
DAC Being Impacted By Home Power Issue - Help
John, your best and imo only move is running a couple of dedicated lines and as it happens that would probably be the least expensive option as well. All the regenerators and UPS's mentioned here change the nature of the sound, and generally not f...