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Mahler on vinyl - your favorite
Your moniker suggests sound quality is of importance, so with that taken in consideration: no.1: Walter on US Columbia no.2: Klemperer on UK Columbia (emi) no.3: Mehta on Decca/London no.4: Szell on US Columbia or UK Columbia (emi) no.5: Barb... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
In contrast to the ever spiralling cost of phono cartridges competing for the ‘world’s best’ nomination, I noticed an ad on eBay about a ‘new’ cartridge called Fidelix MC-F1000 direct coupled MC at an ‘introduction price’ of €3,5k. In today’s high... 
JVC mc-t100 step up (30 hom indicated) What cartrodge suits?
I would assume this SUT was designed for the contemporary MC-L10 cartridge, which had a 30 ohm source impedance and 0.25 mV output. Generally speaking 20dB gain is on the low side for this output level, but the Victor direct couple systems were su... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
@dover sample variation probably goes a long way explaining your experience as the Colibris are more prone to this phenomenon that any other cartridge I can think of. As you know they’re also very picky about their companionship. By this I mean to... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
@dover as you know I greatly appreciate your expert opinion, but this needs to be corrected. As far as I know VdHul never used platinum magnets. However, he did use platinums coil wire for the Colibri. To the best of my knowledge he’s been the onl... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
@reimarc there are several different approaches to this ‘direct coupled’ theme of bringing the coils as close to the stylus as possible. I don’t have personal experience with the AT ART1000, but I am very familiar with the Victor MC L1000, which i... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
@mijostyn this just goes to show that reviews don’t tell you anything. It’s a different story when the Ortofon chief designer reluctantly goes on camera mentioning occasional tracking problems with Anna. This is what I experienced and to some exte... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
@mijostyn you almost sound like the Ortofon distributor. Their first line of defense was ‘blame it on the set up’. Yeah right, I’ve got 40 cartridges, including ancient ones like Ortofon MC30 and real set up prima donnas like Ikeda 9 or VdH Colibr... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
@mikelavigne the name change actually did involve a design change as well. Ortofon’s chief designer is on record explaining about the new suspension of the MC Diamond, using nanotubes or something. In a video interview with Fremer (part of his cov... 
Micro Max 282 vs. Exclusive EA-10
Thanks Raul, I’m gradually getting a handle on the EA-10’s sound. First trials with Benz LP are very positive, but I will try different cartridges before applying the damping fluid. The amount of damping can be adjusted or even discarded, so it’s ... 
Micro Max 282 vs. Exclusive EA-10
@dover thanks for that info. The EA-10 came to me with EP-03 straight armpipe only. I would like to find the S-type armpipe as well, in order to make cart rolling more convenient and also to be able to use integrated headshell cartridges like SPU... 
Micro Max 282 vs. Exclusive EA-10
Hi all, I would like to resurrect this thread from the good ‘old days as I recently acquired an EA-10 complete with dedicated AX-6G armbase to go on my Micro RX-1500. It’s the final instalment to a quartet of arms including Audio Craft AC-4400, Mi... 
Koestu original Onyx Sig pre-platinum cart vs. later/current platinum Sig comparisons
I’ve recently acquired a previously owned Koetsu Onyx, but would like to find out more about its vintage. It has black blocks with unthreaded mounting holes and a black upper side with ‘made in Japan’ and ‘18333’. No P before the serial number. Is... 
Micro-Seiki RX-5000 platter question
@hifiguys you received some very good advice from dover, as expected. As for the Micro gunmetal platters, they ring when not properly damped, so you do need a mat of some kind. Some might call the sound ‘lively’, but with the ‘naked’ platter the t... 
Best Phono Stage
Dear @lance23, starting with vinyl on a serious level at this point in time is a daunting prospect and quite an undertaking. Separating the good, the bad and the ugly requires considerable research in advance to prevent big disappointments and exp...