jmcgrogan2

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Graphene in fuses and cost
I think those $150 fuses are a steal!In 5 years folks will be spending over $1K for a fuse, and look back on the good old days when fuses were under $200. ;^) 
Why do better MC cartridges cost a fortune?
In this day and age of $250K speakers, $50K+ preamps, amps, $35K phono stages, $300K+ turntables (as shown above), and $50K speaker cables, what is the big deal about $5-$10K phono cartridges? 
Fake XLO cables from China
Companies like XLO, Audioquest, Cardas, Tara Labs, and many more have had many problems with fake cables from China.BUYER BEWARE!!!! 
Synergistic Red Fuse ...
For those that are upset about the *new* Blue fuse, and feel cheated for buying the Black fuse.....look at the title of this thread:"Synergistic Red Fuse"Yes, there was a Red before the Black, and now a Blue after the Black. I'm sure in the next 1... 
Synergistic Red Fuse ...
Feel bad for Tom and new Black owners.  New owners. Well many new Black owners have taken advantage of discount pricing recently.Many dealers have been selling the Black fuses at discounts for the last couple of months.Hence, I am not surprised... 
Ugly vs Gogeous speakers
@imhififan , ugly, IMHO.Does look like R2D2. 
Synergistic Red Fuse ...
I’m sure that @wolf_garcia will be very excited to try out the new SR Blue fuse Dave!!!!Make sure that you put the fuse in the correct way wolfie!!! 
Who thinks $5K speaker cable really better than generic 14AWG cable?
In my experience cables can only ruin the sound. How have you determined this?Have you run your system without cables? 
Great Experience with Feickert Protractor
Whom are you addressing? Has someone offered to lend out  a Feickert protractor for home trial? @lewm , cetla416 is addressing the OP in his original post: If anyone is within driving distance of Chicagoland, I'd be happy to lend it out so oth... 
Test Equipment vs The Ear
+1 brf, perfectly stated!! 
Who thinks $5K speaker cable really better than generic 14AWG cable?
I have heard various Nordost cables in various systems whether at shows or at dealers, and of all the cables out there - they really do have a cool slightly bodiless tonality that has a treble lift. Nordost do a great marketing job in persuadi... 
Who thinks $5K speaker cable really better than generic 14AWG cable?
Parrot, not all are tone controls. That’s the reason I am using only the Audioquest cables. They have been the only ones I’ve had in my room that are just neutral. Sorry, but I agree that all cables are tone controls. You like Audioquest because ... 
Underspent on speakers relative to overall system?
+2 yogiboy, very well said.OP, if your 27% speakers is under-spending, then my 9% speakers are REALLY under-spending. However, works fine for me.Just like yogiboy, the speakers I have now I prefer to other speakers that I've owned that were 2.5 ti... 
Great Experience with Feickert Protractor
jmc, is the Mint turntable-specific, or arm-specific? Yes. They are basically turntable/arm specific design. Tell Yip you have a VPI Prime with a VPI 3D arm, and he probably has one in stock.If you have an odd combo, you can send Yip several mea... 
Great Experience with Feickert Protractor
Very generous offer jbhiller!!I also own the Feickert Protractor, and though I do like it, I prefer Yip's Mint LP protractor.Different horses for different courses. The Feickert is more flexible, as Yip's design is turntable specific.