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verdier Platine or Nottingham Analogue hyperspace
: )The same with the humble Trans-Fi tonearm, it´s reasonably ugly, well to me at least, but it does the job, to get the music out of a record. Yes its beauty lies in design and functionality, not marketing hype with fancy websites full of beautif... 
Getting it on with Prog
Pekka Pohjola: "Harakka Bialoipokku", a jazz rock fusion masterpiece featuring gorgous brass section, composed by the Finnish bass virtuoso. In 1974 after a session played with Frank Zappa visiting Finland, Pohjola politely refused to join Zappa´s... 
Linear Tracker ...I was wondering
... nor a Trans-Fi T3Pro. I also have a Sonus Blue Gold, works without issues whatsoever, on eccentric records as well.  
VTF gauge
Rega Atlas: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&... I had Ortofon DS-3, it´s OK with MM carts but with LOMC kind it suddenly after a few months use started to show odd readings resul... 
Cover Songs that are better than the Original
"Tallahassee Lassie" by Hurriganes in Finland 1974, from the fabulous "Roadrunner" album. Also contains superb versions of the title track and "I Will Stay". Nothing beats Little Richard but Hurriganes´ "Keep on Knocking" is the best that white bo... 
Linear Tracker ...I was wondering
Why dontcha buy the new Trans-Fi Audio T3Pro, now with stiffer carbon fiber/brass manifold, the best bargain in analog audio already since 2008 https://www.musicfromvinyl.shop/  No maintain needed, as long as cheap aquarium pumps are available. 
180 gram vinyl vs First Pressing used
The weight of a vinyl does not refer to SQ, it is just marketing hype and actually nonsense. The mastering and manufacturing process alone matters. So a 180 gram reissue can sound good or bad, usually they have been OK, IME. But I always prefer th... 
Underrated album: Sonics AND Music
https://forum.audiogon.com/users/ghosthouseATTWT by GENESIS is a wonderful record, a stylish mixture of old grand schemes and pop ballads. There is the pastoral beauty with poetic landscapes alongside simpler rock approach, this album has always s... 
Best cartridge for very old worn vinyl
Firstly, buy an ultrasonic record cleaner then rinse and dry the records well. 
Neil Peart of Rush passed away
Moving Pictures (1981) has very emotional tunes, like Limelight which for me personally is the Rush anthem because there is everything of Rush and even without a guitar solo, and I have never lusted for any solo there. It is that great.Signals (19... 
'Diamond' cantilevers: a man's best friend?
Terry, I would be interested in those copper pivot screws. Maybe you could sent me PM.Regards, 
Who needs a Diamond Cantilever...? 💍
Very interesting as that will reveal a difference within those materials as such in a well controlled, meticulously prepared environment and situation. A scientific inquiry in, shall we say Halcro´s laboratory. 
Who needs a Diamond Cantilever...? 💍
I´ve been enjoying my Highphonic MC R5 w/ ruby cantilever for a year now. Indeed very low output 0.12 mV and very low VTF 1.0 gr and it simply makes magic in my system. I have never been an expert on MC cartridges and my experience is very limited... 
Most annoying song, period.
Radio Ga-Ga. Defines the worst decade in pop history, it´s even worse than Life Is Life from the same year. The pinnacle of rubbish practically in everything in pop culture, so far well things are horrible in today´s "pop".The funny thing, without... 
Recordings with incredible effects or imaging that we may not know about
Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience is pretty awesome in everything really, space effects culminating on "Moon, Turn the Tides... Gently Gently Away". This will blow you away. Hendrix is a genius. 1968."Grantchester Meadows" and "Seve...