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Anybody hear both the Coda 07x and the Herron vtsp 360?
Haven’t heard the Coda but have owned the VTSP-3a (R03) for many years now (previous model to the 360) which is a fantastic pre. The thing you should know is that Herron’s do not have a classic tube sound (excessive warmth, truncated extension, no... 
New speakers and guidance
Congrats on the Apollo’s they are phenomenal and far superior to the Ulysses which are no slouch but do not have the new Eton tweeter, latest crossover design and components or the ten inch woofer. All of which are game changers. I know the Ulysse... 
How many people here generally buy used?
I spent many years buying and selling used gear, figuring out my sonic preferences while living within my means. More recently moved to working directly with small boutique manufacturers to obtain new gear that gets me really close to what sounds ... 
3 Cartridges Reviewed
Hey Garth—I’ve sold my VPI along with the MIMC Star and do not have much direct experience with the 103. I understand the stock 103 is quite good and the modded versions move the bar up further but I’m sure you have read the same online. Looking b... 
Charisma Audio Cartridges
Just circling back now that I have the Charisma broken in on my new Sempersonus TE-2/TW Raven arm/WyWires Platinum phono cable. I've got at least 50 hours on the cartridge. My previous vinyl playback system was a custom VPI Scout "Supreme"--basica... 
Recommended SET amp and speakers to 20k
I’d get this: https://www.daedalusaudio.com/bundle-muse-ltaif you must spend the full Monty and have a larger room I’d swap in the larger Apollo speakers. Check it out! 
Are manufacturer AC cables good enough?
My experience aligns with Tante—the better the power supply design the less important the power cable. I found this out trying different cords with my LTA Ultralinear. It sounded just as awesome with the stock cord as several megabuck cords. David... 
Can I go wrong with Stillpoint Ultra Mini anti-vibration isolation feet?
using ultra minis under my line stage and phonostage and love them. Saves me from spending lots on a rack 
Direct Drive vs. Idler Drive vs. Belt drive
I had run various belt drive tables for years but got the urge to try something different when I listened to a friends Artisan Fidelity Garrard 301. It had an addictive quality that the TW Raven AC sitting next to it did not seem to capture. So I ... 
A must watch YouTube video on stylus in the groove!!!
I watched the video of Peter’s talk at RMAF end to end. Very interesting. I have a lot of respect for his knowledge, expertise, humility, and kindness. He is really exploring the dynamic interface between stylus and groove in a meaningful way. He ... 
Corona playlist- time to smile
Check out Marc Cohn’s “Only Living Boy”. It better captures the zeitgeist and is really well recorded. 
Is it all worth it?
All in, no regrets--ever.  
I need a good looking and good sounding speaker ....
Another nudge toward Daedalus. Muse Studio should fit the bill. Incredible craftsmanship and sonics. A lifetime purchase. Call Lou. 
Review: Linear Tube Audio (LTA) "Ultralinear" Amplifier
@ntolsen may be your best bet here—LTA regularly shows with Spatial so he has probably run the various LTA amps with the M5’s. Also, from what I understand LTA has enhanced the latest ZOTL 40 (aka the “Reference”) such that performance comes very ... 
ModWright 150 SE? Thoughts?
Don't know the Moon gear but had the KWA150SE for many years--great amp. At 92.5db I would suggest the LTA Reference 40 or LTA Ultralinear. Way, way better. Way.