Responses from dodgealum

New York Stereo show at Park Lane Hotel
I was there on Saturday. As I've found with every show I've attended, better for looking and chatting with folks than listening. The sound in most rooms ranged from mediocre to poor. I'm not sure why anyone would do a "live" display of equipment w... 
3 Cartridges Reviewed
Avanti....glad my write up was helpful. To try and clarify, I guess some might consider the ART 9 a tad "polite" but my read is more "refined". It lays back just a touch but at the same time is very quick, detailed and dynamic. To me it just lacks... 
3 Cartridges Reviewed
Thanks, Chakster. I am not familiar with the discrepancies between the American/Euro and Japanese compliance scales. I do know that Audio Technica website specs for the ART 9 indicate a "Dynamic" compliance of 18CU and a "Static" compliance of 35C... 
Pani ... New ART-9 up and running ...
Hey guys for anyone interested I just posted a review of two cartridges that I ran in my system against the ART 9: hope it furthers the discussion...... 
What should I buy to replace my Herron VTSP 1
Maybe see if Keith will work with you on a trade in toward one of his newer linestages? 
Low output gain amplifier for ZU 101db Efficient speakers
If you want a great sounding amp that is dead quiet check out one of the offerings from Linear Tube Audio. These are David Berning designed amps that are simply fantastic. 
Donald Fagan The Nightfly Ultra One-Step
Mine came yesterday....can't wait to break the seal (though I just saw a sealed copy posted for sale here for $699. Are they sold out already?? 
Cartridge Compliance Measures
Answering my own question.....they all mean the same thing! All that matters is the number, not the letters that appear subsequently. 
High Pass (Brick Wall/Rumble) Filter Suggestions
OK, ordered the FMOD from Harrison and will give it a try. If it works I can see whether the KAB offers better performance for a bit more scratch. Thanks as always everyone! 
Sarah Vaughan....Best Performances and Recordings
Hey thanks guys for the nice comments about my system. I've been very fortunate to have the support of some great friends in audio and feel I am getting closer to where I want to be. The forums here have been a great support! 
Sarah Vaughan....Best Performances and Recordings
Hey great this place! Tablejockey--not sure what "gizmo" you are referring to but my table is a "one off" collaboration with Mat and Harry that has some unique features. The 3D-10 gimbaled arm is just coming online--mine is from... 
VPI 2nd Pivot for 3D
For those seeking a more "stable" platform for their cartridge that combines all the virtues of 3D construction (non-resonant, tonal purity) and unipivot design (extended treble, lots of inner detail) you may be interested in the new VPI 10" gimba... 
DIY Pass Labs First Watt F5 amp impressions
kdude66 would love to hear the details of your time with the LTA equipment in comparison with the First Watt stuff. I'm interested in the LTA stuff as well. 
DIY Pass Labs First Watt F5 amp impressions
Anyone know if there is a version of the SIT-1 monoblocks available that will put out more watts than the production version? I'd be interested in these if there were a pair that put out 40 wpc or thereabouts.... 
Lesser known 2 way bookshelf Speakers from the 80's
Maybe straying into the next decade a little but the Epos ES-14 was a great two way design.