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Discuss The Viv Lab Rigid Arm
@intactaudio  That said, when eyeballing it I have always picked the slots that error on  trailing side since the thought of the stylus leading the pivot terrifies me.  My gut feel is the opposite. If the pivot trails the stylus tip the canti... 
Discuss The Viv Lab Rigid Arm
@intactaudio  Thanks for the explanation - I did pick up that if the pivot directly above the stylus, then it cannot be self aligning. They claim that the pivoted headshell deals with needle chatter. It is important to note that in both of the ... 
Discuss The Viv Lab Rigid Arm
I hear no problem that I can relate to the extreme TAE, with my RS Labs RS-A1. " , fine with me. Doesn't the RS Labs RS-A1 have a rotating headshell - therefore its like comparing apples and oranges with the Viv Lab  
Small form factor, SS phono preamp recommendation.
@oranfoster  Check out the Black Label iPhono 3 - superb, punches well above its price. Can run with phonos up to $5k.  
SME Model 15 MK2 vs Feickert Blackbird or Firebird or Sota Millennia Eclipse
@chauncey  Ouch not a VPI. Unless you want a new TT or the smaller footprint of the SME, I would recommend getting the SOTA serviced and upgraded - it is still a great deck, more than competitive today. Similarly with the SME IV.VI - if you are... 
Grounding a turntable and a tonearm
@justinrphillips  The standard SOTA armboard is MDF and non conductive, so the tonearm ground and TT ground cannot form a ground loop. I would connect both the arm ground and TT ground to the phono grounding post. You can get carbon fibre brush... 
VdH cartridge on heavier tonearm
@milimetr  re the Phasemation - in that case the Phasemation is medium compliance - quite unusual for such a ow impedance MC. It doesn't alter my view on the van den hul - I have sold and set up several over the years. Here's van den hulls phil... 
VdH cartridge on heavier tonearm
@milimetr  here you go http://www.music2.nl/van-den-hul-analogue/models-van-den-hul/  
VdH cartridge on heavier tonearm
@milimetr  The compliance of the Phasemation PP1000 8. It's much lower than the van den hul. The van den hul frog has a dynamic compliance of 14, static compliance of 28. The phasemation is a much better match for your arm.      
If I could afford, I’d purchase 100% Oswald Mills Audio gear
Perhaps, but why over years have you been so persistently antagonistic toward Richard?  Thats not true. In actual fact if you read the thread on the Eminent Technology air bearing arm I simply disputed his suggestion of adding 30 grams of mass... 
VdH cartridge on heavier tonearm
@milimetr  I wouldn't advise using the Frog on such a heavy arm. It is a medium compliance cartridge, van den Hul's reference arm is an SME V with 11g effective mass. His test arm in the workshop is the Technics EPA 100 which has en effective mas... 
If I could afford, I’d purchase 100% Oswald Mills Audio gear
Richard Krebs designed and probably built at least the first prototypes of K3. Richard is an honorable gentleman and a qualified engineer.  Richard is not a qualified engineer. I have known him for 30 plus years - he has an electrical certifica... 
Refurbish Fidelity Research Tonearms
Fin Heureuse Pigalle Paris  
Best container to move prized records between homes? Thanks!
Last time I shifted a large record collection I had double walled cardboard boxes custom made cost was not much more than regular boxes. Trick was to keep the boxes smaller in terms of numbers of records so that they are easy to lift and addition... 
What Does It Take To Surpass A SME V?
Belt Drives in General have Two Bearings. One utilised to Mount and Rotate the Platter, and one to supply a Lateral Force for a Coupling (Belt ) to rotate the Platter at a required Speed. Two Spindles in use that can’t be set into their housing...