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Rega P3-24 Vs VPI Scout.
The better comparison would be between the P5 and the Scout. $1,800 for a Scout and $1,795 for a P5 with the optional power supply. That should make for good conversation. 
The best speakers to pair with McIntosh MA7000 ?
Match the speakers to your room size. 
TT weight for a Rega P-5
Correction Miner42, GROOVETRACER subplatter. John, unless you are using an aftermarket platter I'd forget about using a clamp for now. 
VTF on a Dynavector 10x5
What scale did your dealer use? The Shure gauge is not dead on accurate, in fact I know the one I own (which I use as a backup) is off by almost 0.3 grams. I also own a Winds gauge (my primary VTF gauge) and a 2 gram Class 1 calibration weight (to... 
How much better is rega rb1000 over rb700?
Supposedly the RB-1000 tonearms are meticulously assembled and there are only 2 trained technicians that do this. The bearings are also supposedly of higher quality. I have never disassmbled either of these arms to verify this. The RB-1000 is poli... 
Where canI find adc that'll do 24/192 or 24/176.4?
E-MU 1616M will do it. I've done quite a few needledrops with that card and it certainly does a good job at Hi-Rez, 24/176.4 is no problem. 
Which TT the Pro-Ject RM-5 SE or Rega P3-24?
Tvad, It appears you are contradicting yourself, regarding upgrading that is. There's nothing wrong with stock Rega tonearms, and for that matter, Rega doesn't "encourage" anyone to upgrade. First paragraph says, "The problem I have with Rega stem... 
Upgrade for users of 1/2" mylar belt
Doug, I don't see the frosted colour splicing tape on the website you mentioned. 
benchmark and apogee
Not to make too much of a generalization, however it seems that folks with "metal dome" tweeters have issue with the Benchmark. I have the Benchmark DAC PRE I really like but my speakers are Harbeth M40 (soft dome) that are on the warm side. I had... 
Upgrade for users of 1/2" mylar belt
Regarding the cogging issues with the Hurst AC motors, the 300RPM motors have 24 poles, twice as many as the 600RPM motors so cogging is much more moticable with the 600RPM motors. I have at least 3 Hurst AC motors in the shop right now. I only us... 
Upgrade for users of 1/2" mylar belt
Don't be too quick to replace the belt. It's a lot colder now, being winter, and thermal expansion will have an affect on your belt. I know that since I've been using a tape drive for the past 3 years this is exactly what happens when the temperat... 
new small room, big change
I recommend doing some serious acoustic treatment before buying any new speakers. You have a very poorly dimensioned room and spending more money on speakers before addressing room acoustics seems ill advised. 
Stones: Sticky FIngers.....
Viridian, I wish they had released S.F. in the SACD format.The Stones SACD's for the mostpart are fantastic examples of digital done right, too bad Sony gave up on the software side of things. 
Stones: Sticky FIngers.....
Viridian, I'm confused by your mention of SACD. Sticky Fingers was never released in SACD.Anyway, I have both UK & US first pressings of Sticky Fingers and the US LP sounds better to me and others who have sat down and compared them. THe UK pr... 
Graham Phantom Armwand
Jloveys said, "Azimuth is more parallel with Titanium."I don't see why you would think the arm wand material would make a difference with azimuth. The material would have nothing at all to do with proper azimuth. I'm sure the titanium wand is more...