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Floor Stander with Small Footprint 7K - 15K
Certainly late to this party, the solution to your quandary is the Chapman T –8 MKII loudspeaker.if you want something aesthetically pleasing but a little bit more money go to the Chapman T – 7 in the special rounded dual cabinet version. There’s ... 
Koetsu cartridges - what arms work?
This might seem odd.it would seem to be hard to believe that a Technics 1200GAE is an audiophile table, and while not quite as good as my old Goldmund Studios with T3f with its midbass detail and full wave launch ...shockingly it is pretty good, m... 
Technics SL1200: standard overhang gauge or MintLP
I’m in Laguna Beach , California USA. I get mixed feedback on the 52mm vs the MINTLP and someone said that given the use of the turntable the 52mm, does meet some sort of standard derived with the arc having two null points within the stylus tip a... 
EAR 912 impression
I have had this pre-amp for 2 years. It is lovely sounding and has no problem surprising you dynamically  like real music.  It only suffers slightly on channel separation which seems to improve in the mid or near field it your side reflections are... 
BRICASTI M1DAC DIRECT TO VAC PHI 300.1A OR...?
A little late here, I find that unless the pre-amp is of exceptionally good quality the sound suffers vs using a DAC with a quality digital volume control.I have done rooms for T.H.E. Show Newport and RMAF and we did some tests fully expecting an ... 
Tube rolling for EAR 912
I also have one, and have heard Bob Levi's E.A.R. 912 Dave Weinharts E.A.R. 912 at his shop when I brought in a pair of speakers to demo for him. Like you I also bought it for the phono stage, and remote, and the fact it can drive multiple outputs... 
Do anyone have a pair of Monster M1000 cable?
I have the M1000 cable, just lying around now as a spare cable. Great cable for smoothing out edgy systems I have (3) .5 meter lengths. Sometimes in a pinch I use them for digital coaxial cables for sources like TV. I want to sell these at some po... 
I need to adapt a Hegel HD 25 DAC to 12 volts.
Last ditch... Would be taking my apogee mini DAC to a tech, 1 measuring the voltage the mini DAC motherboard requires, and gets from the power supply.2. Doing the same for the HegelSwapping the mini DAC power supply to the Hegel mother board if po... 
I need to adapt a Hegel HD 25 DAC to 12 volts.
My GF owned the Butler home and the tube driver 5150, it's nice but it's really a hybrid design and it's just using the tube as a buffer stage. I would probably like the Milbert amplifiers more, they were designed by David Berning and are ZOTL des... 
Contact info of Steve Huntley
Thanks Atmasphere ... I unfortunately saw this a little late..but got it fixed anyhow by an ARC repair guy in LA.I am contemplating acquiring another of Steve's creations... I decided to NEVER sell my Audio Research VS 110. Which is bizarre since ... 
Motor repair for Goldmund Studio TT /w Pabst motor
Thank you W. I am also hunting for a Goldmund Studio with T3-F arm..no real luck yet. I tend to shy away from ones in the NYC tri state area that are not from original owners. I am in Newport Beach CA now. 
has anyone had problems with wadia service?
Here is an update.I sent the unit in because it had an issue playing hi-res files (A USB module was fitted which used to work great- failed after 2 years ) the CD transport worked flawlessly.I sent it in to Audio Research Corporation, and they fix... 
Contact info of Steve Huntley
HIfiGeek1Any contact for Steve I need some service on one of his mods. I am in Newport Beach, CAI have a ARC VS110 that needs a new cap. 
ARC VS-115 Amp with new KT-120 Tubes
It sounds pretty amazing. I wonder if I could put hte KT-150 tube in and expect more. The Midrange is magical.So I went and met Kevin Deal- nice guy, opiionated- but with good reason. I bought replacement 6550s to replace my non winged 6550s. Went... 
has anyone had problems with wadia service?
So now that Fine Sounds acquired Mcintosh, Sonus Farber, Wadia, and Audio Research...looks like I am sending off my favorite Wadia 860x with GNS Statement level upgrade in for a tune up. Wadia's address is not McIntosh's old address 2 Chambers St....