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Who needs a MM cartridge type when we have MC?
LOL. Raul & Halcro need to get a room :-)Raul prefers neutral to slightly lean cartridgesHalcro prefers slightly relaxed to warm cartridges.All it seems to reflect is listening bias combined the neutrality or warmth of the amp/speaker interfac... 
Where to go from XP-15? XP-17? XP-25?
I owned the xp-25 for 5 years.  Excellent phono stage.   I have also heard the xp-15 im my system and the xp-25 is a step above in sound quality.  Have not heard the xp-17 . 
Phono preamp Pass Labs XP-17 or XP-27
I used to own the XP-25 phono and listened to the XP-15 quite a bit before I bought the XP-25.  The XP-25 was quite a bit better than the 15. almost every aspect of the music was better, especially the flow of the music and dynamics, both macro an... 
Mint LP provides Stevenson Alignment
@billstevenson Hi Bill. thanks for the reply.  Given the 3 tables you mention, logic dictates Yip used Stevenson. the VPI alignment jig, Harry says its designed to have the least distortion in the last 3rd of the LP so similar to Stevenson.  As we... 
Mint LP provides Stevenson Alignment
rauliruegas9,055 posts02-05-2019 7:[email protected] : Perhaps not?, I have no doubt: do you? because is you who like it higher distortion levels in the 97% ! of the recorded grooves ! ! that you listen it and maybe not the 97% but 100% %.Good for y... 
Mint LP provides Stevenson Alignment
those japanese tonearms that use Stevenson did it only by ignorance of those designers of what I posted here to bimasta. Really Raul.I have tried my P3 and P10 with Baer and Uni-din alignment.  I prefer the sound of Stevenson with these two Jap... 
Mint LP provides Stevenson Alignment
billstevenson OP157 posts02-04-2019 7:05am"If you don’t specify a specific alignment when ordering Yip will provide you with designer intended alignment for your specific tonearm." Not according to Yip. I asked and he told me his protractors are ... 
CD Got Absolutely Crushed By Vinyl
Isn't CD a dead format these days?   Hilarious that vinyl will outlive it.anyone that says vinyl destroys itself after every play is an idiot.  set your cartridge up correctly and your vinyl records will last longer than you. 
Turntable got absolutely crushed by CD
As the father of two teenage daughters - they could care less about CD or vinyl. Streaming is where it is at - same with 99.99 people under the age of 21. They still love music, but don’t really care about the absolute SQ. My Daughters know vinyl ... 
Dead Can Dance reissues - not happy
You should also pass on the audiophool mofi inner sleeves as well. 
Does anyone use white gloves to handle records?
I had to check the date: nup, not April 1st :-)If you really think your fingers are going to seep oils onto the vinyl, white gloves is not the answer. surgical sterile dental gloves would be the correct choice and give you a better change of actua... 
Stones mono box set thoughts on audio quality
I have the Stones mono vinyl box set.   It is wonderful.   very happy with the set.  sound quality varies from album to album but overall its better than I have heard before. 
What separate tube phono stage do you use ?
Accuphase C-37.   wonderful sounding phono stage with 3 inputs that save the settings and the MM stage has 100K as well as 47K.I used to own the Pass XP25 and Esoteric E-03.   the Accuphase handily sounds better.cheers 
Upcoming Technics SP-10R (100th Anniversary Model)
Ianwelcome to the vintage DD club!!   don't say I didn't tell you over the years :-)how cool is it to have superb sound and the table starts and stops within one second.Its a slippery slope from here thou, as you know :-)wait til you get a Lyra ca... 
Vintage Turntables compared to modern?
This question is still relevant 10 years later :-)I have owned my 1979 vintage Pioneer Exclusive P3 for 9 years next week.   Its never missed a beat and sounding superb coupled with a Lyra Etna SL.6 months ago (I bought a SP10mk3) I sold my Pionee...