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What Output is Clearaudio Aurum Classic
Hello Pdjmwj,The Clearaudio Aurum Classic is a moving magnet phono cartridge with an output of 3.6 mV. That's a little bit lower than some moving magnet cartridges, but it should be sufficient output to work well with any moving magnet phono pream... 
any info about Clearaudio Performance DC
Hello Robkapl,The new Performance model is not complete and is not on the market yet. There are going to be some evolutionary changes from the Performance SE including the motor and platter. All of the exact changes are not set as of last report.I... 
Is Stereophile seeking a new reader demographic?
Normally I wouldnÂ’t step into a conversation like this in order to avoid an argument, but since I perhaps have a bit of a different perspective on the issue because I am involved in the audio industry, I thought I might share a couple of thoughts ... 
how do you determine anti-skate settings?
As Al has mentioned, I have observed that anti-skating is normally not correct if you try to set it using a flat surface. What we should hope to achieve is to have the stylus squarely track a modulated record groove. This is what we want to do whe... 
how do you determine anti-skate settings?
Hi Afc,Yes, the Unify that you have does have the anti-skating mechanism that you describe and not the magnetic type. You are exactly correct. In practice the effect of the settings would be the same. As I mentioned, for whatever reason the Benz c... 
how do you determine anti-skate settings?
Let me pass on some information as it relates to Clearaudio pivoted tonearms and phono cartridges and Benz Micro phono cartridges. We retail these lines and use various combinations of these products from eight to twelve hours each day. It's usual... 
Well Tempered Amadeus
Hi Creativepart,Thanks for the observation. If you've looked at the rest of our website, then you know that we like to have LARGE photos of everything. The WTL photos were the largest that we could get for now. Hopefully we can do better with the ... 
Well Tempered Amadeus
Charlie,There is no doubt that the WTL arm is much easier to use than the Dynavector is. The fact that Firebaugh has done such a good job of addressing resonance problems with the standard Amadeus has made it competitive in that respect with more ... 
Well Tempered Amadeus
Hi Guys,I do need to make one correction. The plinth of the Amadeus is not Baltic birch. It is Medite. They had intended early on to use Baltic birch, but the decision was made to change that before production began. Unfortunately the literature d... 
Well Tempered Amadeus
Hi Guys,The GT version of the Amadeus has actually preceded the release of a Dynavector version. In fact, I just sold the sole example (I believe) in the USA of the GT on Sunday. But I believe that several of these have been sold around the world ... 
Well Tempered Amadeus
Hi Tom_hankins,Mike Pranka mentioned that it went very nicely and that Alan and his staff had gone to a great deal of trouble to make it go that way.We contributed some of the prizes that were give away during the event.Happy listening.Jim Pendlet... 
Well Tempered Amadeus
Hi Charlie and Tom_hankins,I think that the turtable that Tom_hankins is referring to is the acrylic-plinthed version of the Amadeus, which is called the Amadeus GT. They are also planning to sell this plinth cut for the DV-507 tonearm. It will be... 
Well Tempered Amadeus
Hello Compasmar,I am a retailer for the new Well Tempered Lab products and thought that I might respond to your concerns about Opera.Opera is only the contractor who is supplying the parts and labor for the Amadeus turntables. This is Bill Firebau... 
VPI 16.5 Problem
The only thing that I've ever had go afoul in nearly 270,000 cleaning cycles with the HW-16.5 is that the screws that hold the platter shaft to the motor arbor worked loose. If the other suggestions made here for things to check to solve the probl... 
Al Stiefel of RMAF Has Passed Away
Hi Slowhand,I plan to mail a card to this address: Red Rock Audio, 363 Cook Street, Denver, CO 80206. I'm sure the card will make it to Marjorie that way since this is their business address at least.Al was certainly one of the good guys.Jim Pendl...