edwyun

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VPI Scout upgades?
Biggest bang for the buck when I had my VPI Scout:  (1) MC cartridge, (2) tube phono stage/step up transformer, (3) thicker Classic/Prime platter, (4) VPI periphery ring and HRX weight, (5) Phoenix Engineering Eagle/Road Runner (Now SOTA Condor), ... 
Brand new Technics SL-1210GR platter wobble ... disappointed!
" Direct drive turntables have the best wow and flutter specs in the industry. "Everyone says this (and maybe it is true as far as "published specs" go). But those specs typically are measured based on testing parameters that are not real world (e... 
My new to me Herron VTPH-2A - First impressions
Congrats.  You might also want to try your SUT into the Herron's MM tube stage (bypassing the Herron's FET stage). 
Pure tube phono preamp
If you are talking about a phono preamp for genuinely low LOMCs, it is not really possible to get the high gain/low noise needed with just tubes.  Hence the need to use opamps, FETs, SUTs, etc., to do so.  Even the ARC Reference Phono 10 uses FET... 
Herron VTPH-2A Phono Preamp....anyone familiar?
The Herron & Modwright are both great.  But I would choose the Herron.  One reason IMHO is that the Herron has a FET first stage for MC followed by a tube second stage for the MC (the tubes also act as the only stage for MM).  So, you can bypa... 
Measuring TT Speed
I have yet to see actual W&F measurements for a DD table that is any better than most other tables. Published W&F measurements from the manufacturer, sure. 
Measuring TT Speed
@ml8764ag The RPM Turntable Speed Accuracy/World TT Database app for iPhone has a way to calibrate the app and then applies a multiplier for better precision.The RPM Speed and Wow app and the RPM Calculator app both for android, which are popular,... 
Measuring TT Speed
@johnss:  Correct.  And that is what you get with AnalogMagik.  But still there are potential variables, including proper center hole on test LP, warp, etc.@ lewm.  Some RPM apps are better than others.  The preferred ones have a way to be calibra... 
Measuring TT Speed
There are a lot of variables with measuring speed and W&F. That’s not to say you shouldn’t try to measure it, but take the values with a grain of salt. As an example, I get the following for the same belt driven TT:RPM App/World TT Database: 3... 
Tango Step Up Transformers vs Bob's Sky Blue Cinemag
@lalitk Congrats and enjoy.  You will love the Hashimoto.  FWIW, I use the 15x setting with some loading resistors to get the loading down from 209 Ohms to 120 Ohms for my cart.  Perfect setup for me.@no_regrets Congrats and enjoy also.  Lots of g... 
Tango Step Up Transformers vs Bob's Sky Blue Cinemag
Tried Bob's Sky SUTs.  Sound was good but I preferred the Hashitmoto HM7.  Also, make sure the Sky is wired correctly.  One of mine was not. 
VPI Speed Controller
>I would not use any VPI speed controller. Your best bet would be>going with SOTA. It uses the technology developed from the old>Roadrunner and Eagle PSU. No comparison!!!! See comparison and review of the motor here:http://www.vpiforu... 
Looking for phono preamp suggestions
https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2020/06/28/jeff-rowland-design-group-conductor-phono-preamplifier-rev... 
Is there a Solid State amp that can satisfy a SET guy?
I would opt for the Aleph 5 (rather than the 3) if doing some HT. 
Is there a Solid State amp that can satisfy a SET guy?
I would second the recommendation of your friend regarding the Alephs being SS amps that are closest to tubes. They are "single ended transistor" designs. But to sound their best, your speakers need a nominal (not just recommended) impedance of be...