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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... 
Is idler drive better than belt drive or direct drive?
@teo_audioIf we modified a impact testing rig so the given edge of the moving or rotating platter could impact upon said impact gear, we could probably prove, via data obtained... that idler wheel is better than belt or direct drive. Not necessari... 
Is idler drive better than belt drive or direct drive?
A very informative and interesting YouTube can be pulled up by:“Garrard 301 vs Studer reel to reel”. Not only is this one of the best sound quality MP4s I have heard, it is a great comparison. When he changes from TT to Tape, you don’t want him to... 
Review: Sempersonus TE-2 Idler-Type Turntable System (TW Raven 12/Charisma Signature One)
@dodgealum Great write up.Just a small technical point. This is not an idler turntable. An idler turntable is when you have an idler wheel between the motor pulley and platter ( hence the name "idler" ).Sempersonus drives the platter directly off ... 
Phono Preamp. With transformer or fully active
If one choses to use a loading network and likes the sonic results, that is fine. I have always found that sonically, loading is the worst thing you can do to a transformer and using anything more than the absolute minimum required is relying on a... 
Phono Preamp. With transformer or fully active
Which phono stage is this?  Zesto 1.2 uses Jensen transformers with zobel network in place. 
Remember the Ringmat? You should!
Turntable mats are like seasonings on food. They certainly make an important difference, but no one of us is in a position to say whether the perceived difference that one guy hears is right or wrong. Like salt and pepper, it’s a matter of taste. ... 
Phono Preamp. With transformer or fully active
Jensen named the parts of the Zobel Rdamp and Cdamp which clearly tells its purpose. I do not know of any phono stage inputs with those parts intentionally in placeI do, it retails for $3500 and has had stellar reviews.It would be interesting to s... 
re-tipping Dynavector17D?
Chak, you frequently recommend the 17D2. As you know, it has been superseded by the 17D3, more than a decade ago or even two decades ago, and even the 17D3 has been discontinued and replaced by the 17DX@lewm Thats probably because he's reached th... 
re-tipping Dynavector17D?
If a well thrashed 26 year old Dynavector 17D2 is offering a similar level of performance to the Delos, then the 17D3 & 17DX would trounce it.You should just go and buy the new 17DX - its a significant step up from the old D2. well informed me... 
Looking for tonearm inspiration
I agree with Raul & Atmosphere aboveThe Triplanar you will need to check the arm clears the suspension tower right hand back corner.SME V is a natural partner and is excellent with the DynavectorI have recently installed a Kuzma 4point and was... 
Choice of Phono Cartridges
Given the quality of your amps/speakers and size of record collection, I personally think you would get more enjoyment from your records by upgrading the whole turntable.There are some great deals out there at the moment - for example Music Direct... 
How much will you pay for an exotic cartridge....
Air Tight PC1Original Price - $2000Price 3 months later after TAS Review - $4000Price then rose to $10000 over a short period of time ( happened to conincide with the release of the dumbed down versions PC7 etc that are still more expensive than t... 
Cartridges: Kuzma CAR or Lyra on a 4-Point (11") arm
@vortrex I have heard the Air Tight PC7 on a very good front end - $60k worth - muddled in the mids. CAR50 in my experience far more resolution, more coherent. Can only assume it didn't match your system.  
Cartridges: Kuzma CAR or Lyra on a 4-Point (11") arm
@hamburger Hi, Have installed CAR50 Kuzma 4Ppoint on the Kuzma 4Point, and can report back.Previous cartridge on arm was the Van Den Hul Colibri Black Grenadine.To give you some background I have set up the Colibri in 3 tonearms in the same system...