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holmz

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Parallel resistor in line level output
I would run without the potentiometer if the system #2 has a volume pot. Or I would use a 20k or 50k potentiometer if you had it… But it only might make a slight difference to the sound if the cables are getting high in capacitance. As @erik_squ... 
Phono Pre Gain
Make sure to post a follow up please.  
Vandersteen 2CE Signature III — video review on YouTube by Steve Guttenberg (1/15/2023)
God save the generally factual ! And save me, on the generally hyperbole end… @tomic601 you took the bait.  
Can I get more out of my Koetsu ?
@jasonbourne52 has a good point… but I would side wth @lewm on this lash out on the line of reasoning using that 5c investment to get a datapoint. Or push it to a quarter in Anton Segur fashion…  
Parallel resistor in line level output
There is a resistor to the left of the + sign on the left side, and it is called the output impedance. If you get that number for your system, then you’ll see it is effected more as the output impedance goes higher.   if the output impedance is ... 
Vandersteen 2CE Signature III — video review on YouTube by Steve Guttenberg (1/15/2023)
  Thank you guys!   Would the Treo CT mate well with a McIntosh MC275 VI? Just looking at the sensitivity. @tubular1 I would say no one general principle 😙, but @tomic601 runs some McIntosh and generally is pretty factual. 😁   Back in the ... 
Phono Pre Gain
Ask Ron Sutherland.   But be aware that total system gain (including the sensitivity of your speakers amp and line stage) is what really matters.   herb A friend emails Sutherland about using his VdHull and did not hear back for a month o... 
DC blockers - what's your experience
holmz Said: I do not think that UV and heat affects aluminium, In response to this statement of mine; "Also new hook up terminations. Aluminum wire terminations start to corrode and loosen over time when exposed to the outdoors environment... 
Phono Pre Gain
I would be calling the Sutherland fellow… as I believe that he would likely know.  
DC blockers - what's your experience
    Also new hook up terminations. Aluminum wire terminations start to corrode and loosen over time when exposed to the outdoors environment. Sun’s rays, heat, cold, rain, wind. All will break down a tight, clean, low impedance termination. A p... 
Vandersteen 2CE Signature III — video review on YouTube by Steve Guttenberg (1/15/2023)
I have always been curious about Vandy speakers because they consistently get great reviews.  All Models it seems. Therefore, is it worth buying any of the higher end models?  Or just buy the 2Ce sig 3 and be done?  Are the Treo TC or the Quat... 
DC blockers - what's your experience
@tunehead what DC voltage are you measuring your incoming power at?  
Looking for recommendations for a phono preamp under $2k
I don’t have any complaints with the Schiit, but I don’t have anything to compare it to. I hadn’t used that turntable in 20 years until recently. It sounded very good with the ortofon, so my audio compulsive thinking took me right to throwing mor... 
Looking for recommendations for a phono preamp under $2k
What do you like with the Schiit?  
need amp recommendations for more separation of instruments
Four years ago, after acquiring Atma Sphere M-60 amplifiers for my Quad 2912 speakers I have posted the following comment on audioreview site. "After various solid state and tubes amplifiers (including all Quads, several Jadis and McIntosh etc...