johnnyb53

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Technics SL-1200 goes out of production
Here (https://www.technics.com/global/sl1200/heritage/#product2) is a timeline on a Technics website that summarizes their turntable evolutions from the SP-10 in 1970 to the SL1100 in 1971, to the SL1200 in 1972, SL1200Mk2 in 1979, SL1200Mk3 in 19... 
Help me with the name of a Dutch speakers company.
Kharma Loudspeakers, made in The Netherlands? 
Most “disappeared” speakers.
shkong78 wrote: You can try out Magnepan LRS with generous 60 days return policy. Planar speakers are known for disappearing act. Boy, did I learn that when I brought home a pair of Magneplanar 1.7s in Nov. 2013. 5-1/2 years later they are more s... 
Why the fascination with subwoofers?
Excerpt from the OP:I guess I understand why any audiophile would want to hear more tight bass in their audio system, but why add a subwoofer to an existing audio system when they don’t always perform well, are costly, and are difficult to integra... 
Tonearms: Ripoff?
Before we continue to respond to Master Troll madavid0, I suggest we look at the subject lines of his previous posts.Gee, see a pattern here?Tonearms: Ripoff?Job amps: Suck?Schiit not that Good?Isolation stands: snakeoil?tIntegrateds: Why do they ... 
looking for ideas on must have classical music
77jovian wrote (in part):... Mahler...the second symphony, Resurrection (again, lots of versions, but *I usually reach for Gilbert Kaplan with the London Symphony*).Good call. Kaplan is the ultimate amateur enthusiast. He recorded his version arou... 
looking for ideas on must have classical music
bdp24 wrote (in part):...Holst The Planets conducted by just about anyone (I favour Sir Adrian Boult)...I also have an EMI/Angel pressing of Adrian Boult's rendition. I have several versions of The Planets on CD and LP, and have heard the Seattle ... 
Do any of your Rolling Stones recordings bring "Satisfaction"?
When I play a stack of Stones LPs, I mostly come away with a week’s worth of earworms. Talk about unintended consequences!One could say that hit songs require "hooks." And "hooks" are mechanisms that intentionally cause earworms. At least, that's ... 
broken dreams - new cartridge help please!
The Absolute Sound review comparing the $249 Audio-Technica VM540ML against the $649 VM760SLC to be nearly equivalent in performance, not just in technical detail, but in communication of emotional content.  
Turntable got absolutely crushed by CD
Turntable got absolutely crushed by CDYeah, sure it did. :rolleyes: 
Any Love for the Pioneer PLX-1000 Yet?
invictus005:No love here. I don’t support fraudulent products that steal.Steal?Nobody held a gun to Technics’ head to drop the SL12x0 series. Panasonic didn’t want to be bothered retooling the assembly line. In doing so, they created a gaping hole... 
What's been your turntable ownership over the years?
"1972-1976: Garrard SL95B and Shure M9ED"M91ED?Sorry Larry, sloppy typing on my part. My first stereo was an Altec-Lansing 911A compact system. The included turntable was a Garrard SL95B fitted with a Shure M93, a bonded. .4x.7 mild elliptical. A ... 
new L100?
kosst_amojan wroteI’ve never heard them. I doubt I ever will. I think $4000 is a ridiculous price for rehashed nostalgia. I run across these and the 431X models a few times a year around town at record stores. They never made much impression on me... 
What's been your turntable ownership over the years?
1972-1976: Garrard SL95B and Shure M9ED1976-1981 or so: Hitachi P38 DD turntable with a Grado Z3+ cartridge--the top line just before Grado came out with the twice-as-expensive Joe Grado Signature series. That was a great-sounding combination.1987... 
What is the most dramatic way of increasing a speaker's Bass and Low mid?
From Dumbeat (addressing bi-amping):...These Merlins are total magic in certain respects that im afraid to lose at this point. To remedy what i consider their weak point(Low Mid and bass fullness) would be ideal for me, so maybe bi amping would do...