effischer

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klipshorn speakers
We have contributed to each other's posts in the past, and this combination is one I know something about having owned several pairs of Klipsch speakers along with a variety of McIntosh tube and SS gear. Comments regarding the less-than-desirable... 
Another “How to choose an arm” question
Another long-term Sapphire owner here, and I'm not sure why @rauliruegas is universally down on uni-pivot tonearms.  My Graham Phantom is certainly an ideal match for my rig and has been bullet-proof reliable as well as easily repeatable for VTA o... 
Decisive moments your your audio journey
For me, it was a Sansui 1000X my sister gave my parents as a Christmas present in 1971.  I spent hours listening to the radio with headphones I'd saved my allowance months for (I was 10).  I've been on the "how do I get the music to sound better" ... 
McIntosh C-28 knobs
#1 source for all bits and pieces McIntosh: https://www.audioclassics.com Ryan Kilpatrick is the go-to guy for parts there.  If anyone has them, they will. BTW, you say an electrostatic cleaner?  I'm not 100% sure, but I believe most plated knob... 
Help with McIntosh Repair Facility
I agree with all the above comments regarding the Westchester OH quote; totally out-of-line.  I also agree that your first call should be to Ryan Kilpatrick at Audio Classics in Vestal.  They are known world-wide for their excellence with all thin... 
RIP oregonpapa
Wow.  Just wow. There isn't really anything I can add to the sentiments above.  I will say that I'm going to miss the always thoughtful input and courteous demeanor.  Safe travels, Frank.  
Is JRiver still the best software?
Here's the latest installment of where things stand.  As @sandstone suggested, I downloaded all the manuals and the Windows USB driver software from McIntosh. I do have a company Wintel computer that allowed me to install the software in the hopes... 
Is JRiver still the best software?
@auxinput I fully agree, which is why I’ve been chasing this irritating fly in the ointment for so long. Moreover, the native file is how the artist released the material, and one would presume that’s how it was meant to be presented. It also tur... 
Is JRiver still the best software?
@sandstone I appreciate the input - gave me the trail of breadcrumbs I needed to sort things out. It wasn’t actually quite that simple; had to uninstall and reinstall JRiver before I was able to bypass the MIDI and get the settings changes to wor... 
Need help with MM cartridge choice
Update on this:  Did some final tweaks on VTA and VTF and am very satisfied with the results.  Substantially better sound quality and tracking ability than the Pioneer PL-15 II I had been using as a second table.  The ATC 440 does indeed perform w... 
60 Hz noise shielding suggestions?
Thank you all for the suggestions!  They gave me a simplified path to further isolate the problem.  Here's the current status:@imhififan Swapping positions of the 2 units had no effect.  Had tried that before I posted yesterday.  60 Hz hum equally... 
Older Dynavector 17d2 mII vs 20x2l
@chakster is spot-on! The 17D2 is also a substantial step up from the 20X.  If you have a rig that can take advantage of it, that's the way I'd go.  If you could find one, the 23RS is even better, IMO.  Always was very impressed with the slightly ... 
Need help with MM cartridge choice
My sincere thanks to everyone for all of the excellent input!  It proved very useful and enabled some more interesting reflections as I went through the evaluation process.Which turned out to be far longer than anticipated.  Did the geometry check... 
Is JRiver still the best software?
Thank you for the input, everybody.  It tracks with what I'd been advised before.  Went ahead and pulled the trigger earlier today, imported my library and gave it a brief try.It has noticeably better sound quality than Apple Music, but doesn't kn... 
Connecting MacBook Air to DAC
It's the day for Mac!  USB will be fine, but you may have to adjust your Audio MIDI settings (in Utilities) to get the bit rate and speed you want for your files.  The Mac will up-convert, but it doesn't do a really great job.  Better if you match...