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Detachable Head shell or Not?
@edgewear  Can’t wait for the first 20k+ cartridge and the accompanying marketing nonsense. Or is it already among us? You have missed the boat - there have been artisanal cartridges well north of US$20k available for a number of years in Euro... 
Detachable Head shell or Not?
@edgewear the Zen Diamond is one of those ‘oldies’ that had me convinced that no ‘sea change’ in sonic improvement has occurred in recent years that would justify the ridiculous pricing of current top MC’s. It is not as bad as you think - a $... 
Hum/buzz from VM740ML cartridge
@smb1978  If you have put the VM740L on the VM95E headshell ( in other words kept everything else the same ) and you get buzz with the VM740 but not the VM95, then there is likely something wrong with the VM740L cartridge. Possibly internal wirin... 
Dynamic vs Static VTF on a SME V. Can someone explain the differences in sound?
@pgtaylor  Yes I agree - if the SME V is older, a service from SME is well worth the time and money. They will bring everything up to standard, including new arm tube if required.  
Dynamic vs Static VTF on a SME V. Can someone explain the differences in sound?
@jim94025  Agree with @mijostyn a subtle improvement. If you are chasing the ultimate, worth trying, but you need to be sure the mod is reversible, or else you will devalue the arm. You have to be sure also that you do not disturb the bearings. ... 
Sota Sapphire VI Turntables with Origin Live tonearm
@lnitm  I;ve heard all three. The Rega P10 is ideal for a plug and play, very musical. Downside - no easy VTA adjustments. Its a great option for someone who wants great sound, but doesn't like to fiddle with TT's. Sota gives you're more option... 
Detachable Head shell or Not?
@jafox  You raise some great points. I look at cables a little differently to most. I assume all cables degrade the sound, and therefore when I assess cables I am looking for the cable that does the least damage - least damage in terms of transpa... 
Dynamic vs Static VTF on a SME V. Can someone explain the differences in sound?
Its very simple - the dynamic VTF is dampening the stylus motion, reducing dynamics. The static does not.. By using a mix of both you are using less dampening than using dynamic balance only provides.  The optimum very much depends on how flat yo... 
Detachable Head shell or Not?
@mijostyn  If you get an older Corvette - you know the ones that handle like a tractor - you'll get substantially more testosterone buzz for less money. But I like your negotiation technique - I always advise my audio buddies to pick the biggest... 
Does anyone manufacture an alternative Linn Sondek belt pulley ?
@zavato  Corvettes don't handle cornering, they are built for drag strips. Porsches - I remember when you couldn't get insurance for a Porsche unless you had completed a Porsche drivers course - the handling was so bad. Like the Linn its taken 4... 
VPI Aries 3 Questions - Looking to make a switch
The Classic offers no significant improvement over the Aries 3 - you might go backwards. The weak point is the VPI arm - why don't you look into upgrading the VPI arm to a non VPI arm & new cartridge  on the Aries. That will give you maximum ... 
30 year old SME 30/2
In 40 years of sudio Sales and setup only two tables stand out gor extremely good sound quality snd a uperior design The original townshebd rock And the Merrill Williams real Yep - I used to sell the original Rock TT. It could sound good if y... 
Detachable Head shell or Not?
One major benefit from having a detachable headshell or arm tube is the ability to remove the cartridge for thorough stylus cleaning. During Covid lockdowns I used the time to go through all my cartridges and clean them thoroughly. What I realise... 
SUT Interconnects
@lewm  The Rothwell MCX uses both primary and secondary internal loading to achieve a 100 ohm load for the cartridge from a 1:10 transformer and minimise ringing etc.    
SUT Interconnects
@atmasphere  Could you please explain why it is important to have low capacitance cable before the transformer. how does that affect the transformer ? I understand the need for low capacitance after the transformer, but not before.