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Audio Technica AT150MLX finally gets some respect
Almarg, I appreciate your explanation. It helps. I am running a KABUSA Pro S40 which is an Ortofon cartridge that fits into the arm without a headshell. I like it alot especially since I played with the capacitive load switch on the Jolida. Gettin... 
Audio Technica AT150MLX finally gets some respect
I have a Jolida phone amp as well and understand that one can adjust the gain and the capacitive loadings.While I think that I understand gain, I do not understand capacitive loadings.Can someone please explain this in simple laymen's terms?Thanks! 
Maggie 3.6 Interconenct Upgrade
Jwpstayman,Would you care to recommend any particular brand of fuses for upgrading?Does this get into the copper or silver versus nickle or steel discussion? 
Maggie 3.6 Interconenct Upgrade
Elizabeth,I see your posts quite often and you always have something to share that is common sense as was your comment about the steel connectors and steel sleeves. So...unless one was to change out the whole crossover, why bother, is how I unders... 
Warm Sounding Speakers
I appreciate the comments that everyone has made. Gives me something to think about although I believe that roxy54 hit it right on the head and I will never like the Krell because of the way it sounds regardless of the speaker.I have heard Krell w... 
Magnepan 1.7 w/ Tubes & lots of Class D Power
I had the 1.7's for less than a year and then traded them in for dealer demo 3.6's. The 1.7's were way too sterile for me. The 3.6's are much better to my ear. I bought Mye stands on Augiogon and they improved the 1.7's tremendously. Better bass a... 
TECHNICS SL1200 MKII.......THE REAL FACTS
I set up a NEW SL1200MK5 that I found on eBay last December and went with a KAB/Ortofon Pro S cartridge and STY40 stylus.It took only twenty minutes to set up the table and catridge and I was spinning my old vinyl from the 70's. My albums sound gr... 
Magnepan announces the 20.7
I had 1.7's and felt that, among other postive things, they sounded sterile compared to my 1.2's utilizing the same Pre amp and amp (W4S products). I traded up to a dealer demo pair of 3.6's at a steep discount and a one year full trade in value o... 
Best speakers in the 3000 -5000 range
Maggie 3.6'sLook for a deal. I got a dealer demo pair with full warranty. Cost me $1,000 cash plus full value trade in on Maggie 1.7's ($2,200) = $3,300. My opinion is that you you should check out the 3.7's carefully before nixing the 3.6's.Based... 
Emerald Physics 2.3 or Magnepan
I owned Maggie 1.7's for about a year. Blew away my 1.2's. The 1.7's are very dynamic with good bass. However, I thought that they were a little bit sterile sounding - not as sterile as B&W but just not warm enough. Then I heard Maggie 3.6's w... 
Personal speaker evolution
Small Advent LoudspeakerLarge Advent LoudspeakerDouble stack Large Advent LoudspeakerMaggie 1.2Maggie 1.7Maggie 3.6 
Magnepan 1.7 too bright, HELP
I tried a couple of different subwoofers with my 1.7's including a Genesis 928 with dual 12 inch woofers. I did not like it - could not seem to get the bass right in terms of loudness. I was changing the gain all of the time depending on what I wa... 
Wyred STP-SE : Break In Times
I bought a new W4S STP-SE and ST1000 amp and probably have 100 to 125 hours on the units. They are running Maggie 1.7's with an AudioSpace CD8 as the source. I routinely play the Maggies at 40 to 50 on the volume control so I am staying in the pas... 
DENON DL-304. Is it the bargain sound or not?
Many threads mention a thick slab of butcher block wood to help the sound of the table.I was wondering if a slab of solid granite (like a leftover from a kitch counter project) would do the trick?Or is there something inherently wrong with stone/g... 
Magnepan 3.7's versus 20.1's?
Brownsfan, Thank you for your comments. As I think about it, certain albums do provide better soundstage and depth of field than other albums.So...it appears you are suggesting that the 3.7's would not necessarily be too big for my space?