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Cartridge Upgrade ...AT ART-9?
Comment 1:Have seen too many compliments about Soundsmith retipped carts.  Never heard anyone say they regretted it or it sounded worse.  And I have seen a quite number of SS customer comments on this.Comment 2:AT doesn't retip but if you send in ... 
does temperature affect speaker performance?
Driver surrounds, spiders are affected by temperature changes.   If cone speakers OP is talking about, it's likely the driver suspension parts. 
My JL Audio sub is dead. What exactly happened?
JL drivers quite good.  Attaching so so plate amps to a vibtarating box, not so smart.   I would recommend buying a higher quality amp not attached to the vibrating box. 
This question is aimed to TRUE Elec Engineers, not fuse or wire directionality believers.
3:18amHi GibbsI was referring to the main drivers that will burn, I am well aware of the audio bypass cap on tweeters...which wont pass dc.ANDthere are speakers out there with a resistor to limit the tops, so they could be smoked.Many retro speake... 
This question is aimed to TRUE Elec Engineers, not fuse or wire directionality believers.
It’s an expression used by someone who still thinks there’s room for argument regarding aftermarket fuses and fuse directionality. A renegade. A refusenik.Ok, then that sounds a lot like me then.  Not a fancy fuser here.   Although wire directiona... 
This question is aimed to TRUE Elec Engineers, not fuse or wire directionality believers.
What is a fuse believer? 
This question is aimed to TRUE Elec Engineers, not fuse or wire directionality believers.
Most speakers have a capacitor in circuit before the tweeter which blocks all DC.   The tweeter won't be harmed in this case.I used a Phase Linear 700 without output relay for years, (original design had no relay) and it had multiple issues and wo... 
Is the Last Record Preservative system a worthwhile investment?
Records need no coating imo.  Keep em clean, don't apply any gunk to them is what works for me.I've never worn a record out yet, I surely don't need a preservative.Obviously your experience may be different than mine. 
I like my system flat, no tone controls, no eq..........what is your preference, and why.
Tone controls? Isn't that just admitting that your gear/room are crap or that you prefer colored music?Preferring colored music is the realm of tube enthusiasts.    For some of us, the presence/use of tone controls is admitting that some recording... 
Hornshoppe "the Truth" preamp - any opinions?
I tried one in my system for a couple weeks and while the Truth did not appear to lie to me in any way that I was aware of, I eventually returned it as it simply did not sound as good as what it had replaced, an old but recapped and serviced Yamah... 
I like my system flat, no tone controls, no eq..........what is your preference, and why.
I listen to old school FM radio, to CD's, and phonograph.   From mono recordings pressed in the 50's to compressed over bassed CD's from today.    I would not be able to listen to all of that on one system without eliminating some recordings if I ... 
The nightmare of the cartridge buyer...
You guys got me all pumped up to dump several G on a new cart I've never heard.   Giddyup! 
Kickstarter for all analog "No Filter"
Have listened to 3 of 4 sides on The Turn now.  Love the music and how it was put to the vinyl.    Wonderful work beginning to end.  
JVC tt-101 repair
TT-101/QL-10 user here as well, nice read.My unit has been recapped by the prior owner, but I also experience some speed issues (fast, etc) when the unit is cold in the wintertime.   Zero issues in summer, and only seen in winter if the man cave i... 
Technics 1200G - clamp record weight or no record weight?
Gunmetal mat user (Tenuto) on TT-101 here.  I prefer the sound without weight so don't use one.  I have tried and have a couple but unless warped badly, I leave them sit.Most records pretty darned flt in my experience.