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Hum with Ypsilon MC26L SUT that goes away with touching
@kanchi647Yes, but star quad will have much higher capacitance than a single twisted pair. Plus they use a ribbon wire - it would be interesting to measure the capacitance - I suspect it is not as low as you might think.Otherwise it could be the s... 
Hum with Ypsilon MC26L SUT that goes away with touching
@kanchi647Unfortunately like many expensive audio cables, the Stage 3 Concepts phono cables are rich on fancy materials, multiple shields, and fancy sounding jargon. The reality is that there are no electrical specifications on their website for t... 
Internal Wire Upgrade for SME V
The best place to get an SME rewired is by SME themselves.SME still service their arms, and will rewire upon request.Their service is superb, not cheap, but often they replace parts, even the whole armtube if they are not up to scratch. Your arm c... 
Looking for tonearm inspiration
For home use the anti-skating must be set up equal to tracking force (less for advanced profiles). At least this is a basic recommendation, following this advice, if the tracking force is 2g then the anti-skating is about 2g too. If the tracking f... 
Looking for tonearm inspiration
Things could be that you are a tube audiophile No, I select amplifiers based on their ability to drive  the particular speakers to be used and the consequential sound quality of the COMBINED PAIRING.Nobody in their right mind would try and drive S... 
2020 update : JC Verdier La Platine
On the Cartridge end, I have been persuaded by the opinion that vintage cartridges from the 70's and 80's are comparable in quality to the some of today's more expensive offerings. One of the project right now is to seek out a vintage cartridge, s... 
Looking for tonearm inspiration
Chak, as I understand it the Pro version of the FR64/66fx is simply one that comes without the anti-skating device. A bit of a mystery actually, ’cause why should a pro user go without it and us regular folks supposedly need it and cartridge manuf... 
Looking for tonearm inspiration
@atmasphere if not headroom explain how those 25 watts can handle the Scintilla. It can't. I distributed Apogees in the 80's. Heard the Classe amps on Apogees including Scintillas many times. They drove them but the sound was awful, big upper base... 
AT-ART9XI Cartridge - Reduced Compliance
@keegiam Bear in mind that if you are using your Classe Audio 6 MkII phono, the recommended minimum is 0.3mv. If the gain is marginal the 0.2mv XA will sound will probably sound thin. I think it would be safer to go with the 0.5mv XI and ensure yo... 
FR66s vs Ikeda IT-407 CR tonearms
Kondo is too expensive! How about Crystal Silver Gold Alloy Tonearm Cables?Or Nordost Frey II?  What about the Kondo copper phono cable, it is reasonably priced.Nordost, personally I find to be very hifi - very clean and crisp, but does not sound ... 
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@lewm Thanks for the info, I was aware of the science on this, and use them myself in this application. It was the $$$ silver grounding cables I'm less sure about. Do you have any experience with the original non magnetic shinkoh tantalum resistor... 
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@frogman Does single crystal oxygen free copper have an inherently different sound than plain old copper? Some feel it does. Both are copper....no? Why should it? I don’t know. Jus’ sayin.. I have spoken to some designers who believe "dirty copper... 
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@halcro What could possibly explain the differences here, is that the proportions of the RUBY CANTILEVER to the SAPPHIRE CANTILEVER appear to be different?The main theory for going to exotic cantilever materials is not only stiffness, to improve r... 
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@halcro So on the usual macair/airbudsSapphire appears initially more resolving on both pieces of music.Ruby cantilever is awful - splashy top end and lacks definition from the midrange down. Weavers on the Ruby is unlistenable. Orchestral less so... 
FR66s vs Ikeda IT-407 CR tonearms
Isamu Ikeda recommended copper based phono cable with his silver wired arms - he believed in balancing the sonic attributes of each cable type.Personally, with my silver wired FR64S, I use different cables depending on cartridge - for moving coils...