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Looking for a turntable around $1k...
How about that NEW Technics 100C. At least it makes sense in that you don't have to pay for a phono stage you won't be using. Should be an interesting comparison sound wise to the 1200 mk. 7. I'm a fan of the cleaner look (-: 
Funk Firm LSD or Well tempered Simplex
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Clear difference between Harbeth 30.2 & Super HL5 Plus?
Which Luxman are you talking about? (-: I have the 550 AX/II driving C7's on the Trager stands. It's not quite tubes, but they get on quite well together. I could see the wrong tube amp being too much of a good thing with the 7's...as in having to... 
New Technics turntables
There’s one at my local audio shop, but I have not listened to it yet. I like the look a good bit. Darko has a you tube review site and owns a Planar 2 and a 1500C. Please check his site to confirm, rather than trusting this exact info, but that’s... 
New turntable: TW or Obama?
Since mijostyn mentions the Ref 2...I figured I'd chime in and say I love mine. I use the Ref 313 VTA. My guess is the Stabi R and M both outsell the Ref 2 by a pretty wide margin. Perhaps it's due to the Ref being in production so long, and/or ma... 
Duelund 16ga vs. 12ga
I asked a cable guy who I trust (not Jim Carey) about the situation. He said stick with my 16 GA on Horns. But on the bass, the 12 GA would definitely be worth trying. Another option would be the double up (stack) the 16GA for the bass, which he s... 
Duelund 16ga vs. 12ga
I wanted to bump this thread. I’m using Altec Valencia’s. Now running Duelund 16GA from Werner Crossover to 15" woofers and the Horns. I want to try the 12 GA and see what that does. Certainly in reading above the 12GA would be an attractive optio... 
Headband type magnifier w/ lights for TT setup
Ordered an LED light magnifier with interchangeable (2.5 X, 5X, 16X) type lenses. I think that will do me well. Thanks -Don 
Headband type magnifier w/ lights for TT setup
Thanks all...I can see this thing as being intrusive. Maybe I will simply purchase  a better hand held magnifier (mine stinks), and a jewelers loupe.Miller carbon: I do find it a bit hard to see where the needle hits the spot on the Kuzma alignmen... 
Best used TT for under $1k?
I sold a Well Tempered Amadeus (mk 1) last year for $1,000. I upgraded to a table costing 4 X the price. Since then I purchased a pair of speakers and integrated amp (w phono) for a second system. As I once again plunge down the rabbit hole, I'm t... 
Peter Lederman in Second Bout With COVID-19
One of the good guys for sure...get well soon Peter.  
Cartridge recommendation around $2k?
I have the Charisma Audio version of the Denon 103. I believe Sound Smith has their own (very similar) version. I find it quite competent with macro-dynamics and slam. Jumping up to 2K, I like both the Air Tight PC7 and EMT TSD 15 and 75. I find t... 
Help me complete my stereo system (Harbeth, ClearAudio Concept).
...there is the 2.5-3.0 db difference between the 3's and 7's, but again, the 550 is very competent powering the latter.  
Help me complete my stereo system (Harbeth, ClearAudio Concept).
I'm quite content with my 550 AX II and Compact 7's. I'm running a Kuzma table, Ref 313 arm, and EMT cart direct in to the very competent Lux phono section. There was a post I read that says the magic starts at 507. I can't comment on that, but wo... 
Feickert Woodpecker vs Acoustic Signature Double X
I have never heard the AS. I have heard and enjoyed the sound of the Woodpecker with Kuzma arm. I believe it was a 12" Unipivot. I eventually bought a Stabi Ref2 with the Gimbal Ref 313 VTA arm, and I'm quite happy. Being that you're looking at no...