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james1969

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Turntable isolation
@folkfreak I agree, you should not have competing isolation systems which will cancel each other out. 
Turntable isolation
I've been considering two types of systems for isolation - active and passive.  Active versions are microprocessor controlled isolation systems (Herzan) and passive versions are spring based (MinusK).The active solution is one-size-fits-all.  The ... 
Torus power vs the competition
@cousinbillyl Completely agree with you on realizing what it did to my system.  Once I got my isolation transformer installed into my system, something had changed in the sound, and it took me a day to realize all the music was there minus the noi... 
Has a component ever changed your focus?
A component may very well isolate and resolve an issue you are trying to fix, so then your focus will move on to the next issue you hear. 
New Vinyl
Here's a new release from 2017 that sounds good:Cigarrettes After Sex (Partisan Records) 
Graham Phantom 1 Owner's Manual
I am in need of the same manual, for the Phantom 1.0.  Please let us know if/when you find one. 
Thumbs up for ultrasonic record cleaning
A little late to the party, but here I am.  My DIY kit came from Amazon today.  I'm a believer. 
Most satisfying system change in 2017?
The isolation transformer I went with is the Furman P-2400 IT. 
Most satisfying system change in 2017?
Adding an isolation transformer to my system. 
Static Electricity on Vinyl
There is a passive solution to static on the record.  The SK-EX-III.  Works great on records that have static build up.  3-6 seconds in the sleeve and the static is gone. 
Lowering the noise floor
@willemj Yes, very good point.  Your environmental noise can easily mask any system noise you may have.  That is my case indeed. 
Lowering the noise floor
I look at this topic in 3 different ways:background noisesignal noiseenvironmental noiseDifferent products will affect the first two aspects of noise floor. 
high frequency intermittent noise
It's all about the music...once the needle drops...I'm very happy.I was on a quest to solve the noise (which I have lived with for some time) and in the process, I resolved a ground loop issue, and inserted an isolation transformer which really di... 
high frequency intermittent noise
Thanks...unfortunately a move is not in my playbook at this time.  The noise is not very noticeable once music is playing.  Only when there is no music playing then it becomes noticeable.  So, it's tolerable for now. 
high frequency intermittent noise
@fusian  I am not using a computer as my source.I tried the ferrites and they had no affect on the noise.I got a set of Sony WH-1000XM2 Bluetooth headphones and I can hear the noise very faintly in my headphones in my apartment.  So now this verif...