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Amp's that are better sounding than a nad 3020
It's like asking, "what's faster than a Geo Metro?"  
which turntable for the future?
Today my turntable is a Michell Gyrodec with SME V. I'm in love with its design: a lot of competitors got ideas from it and after years and years is still a star to follow. Then why not keep it?  Have you contacted Michell as to any updates tha... 
Detachable Head shell or Not?
Just an update here.  After taking delivery of a Schroeder tonearm, I soon realized that this tonearm has a similar cartridge interchangeability as the Tru-Glider.  In the case of the Schroeder, the cartridge attaches to a plate which is then atta... 
Detachable Head shell or Not?
It is difficult to see where the benefits are for the mechanical interfaces on the Tonearm using the methods suggested by the Tonearm Dealer you are in communication with. For my TT setup, the arm sits on a tower (cylinder) adjacent to the plat... 
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Raul - I tend to not be fond of the word, best.  The use of superlatives often gets us in trouble.  Even when we refer to one product over another as better, this too is often not easily quantifiable.  When I compare products, I think of preferenc... 
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@pindac - I read again your comments on tube rolling while also evaluating cable differences.  During the decade that I compared many cables, I did much more experimenting with tube rolling.  It was 15-20 years ago that some A'gon members, most no... 
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Raul,  Concerning Reed tonearms, a few years ago an audio dealer had a TT for sale that I wanted but it was sold just before I contacted that dealer.  I then bought the Triangle Art TT.  A year later, that same dealer had some Reed arms for sale.... 
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Raul, Starting around year 2000, I began to put many hours into cable evaluations.  I have great respect for the Stealth cable products.  In the mid-late 2000's, I owned two Stealth Indra ICs and many of their Dream power cords.   That was about ... 
Detachable Head shell or Not?
I wish I had said that 😊 Indeed you did in your ET2 arm discussion.  A posted picture here of the end result would be nice to see.  But the thought of someone using this idea to try many different wire configurations with copper, silver, gold, ... 
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about routing a Wire Externally for the purpose of trials ..... Now this would be a very cool test!  I assume a little bit of painter's tape to secure the twisted/braided wires at the cartridge and then again at the back of the arm wand, and th... 
Detachable Head shell or Not?
what tonearm offers both a continuous wire connection AND an interchangeable headshell? Here it is: Tru-Glider Tonearm  
Detachable Head shell or Not?
Raul, Thank you for joining this discussion.  Yes, my system has a lot of tubes.  The addictive bloom and decay presence that I had 15 years ago is now much more tamed.  I know you are not a fan of tubes from your many comments in these forums on... 
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Lewm - It’s not about any conjecture suiting me or not. And I did not disagree or agree on anything. I noted suspicions, based on cable differences I have heard, and that was it. The only variable in the comparison would be whether there is a DIN ... 
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frogman - I indeed understood your comment to rewire the entire cable from clips to RCA's with the same wire as before but this time with no intermittent connections.  We would suspect an "improvement"  here.  But hearing this would be tough to co... 
Detachable Head shell or Not?
if the quality of the wire used to rewire in a continuous run is not at least equal to that of what the arm is presently wired with, as well as that of the cable connecting the arm to the preamp, then the net improvement after rewiring will be le...