jtnicolosi

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cost of speakers in relation to the rest of the system
At $5500, my restored ESL’s are the least expensive component in my system, where the other end is the five times more expensive Kuzma Stabi M/4Point. 
Anyone experience Cala Mighty Sound Denon 103's.
Did you get it back yet @audiofun ? I sent a 103 to Cala and will hopefully be getting it back next week in its new malachite body.  
What is your speaker ownership history since 1995?
Started in 1999, just out of highschool and still living at home. Through one apartment and two houses, in various systems:KEF 103/3Decware RadialJM Reynaud Twin SigHarbeth SHL5JM Reynaud Cantabile SigJM Reynaud Offrande IVJM Reynaud Offrande Supr... 
Who needs a MM cartridge type when we have MC?
Thank you both. At the moment it looks like I can get a Z1 for $180 and the SAS for $211. Looks like a good way to spend $391. I'll report back! 
Who needs a MM cartridge type when we have MC?
@halcro thank you very much for your guidance. There's a certain internal conflict that doesn't allow me to accept that a $200 MM cartridge will replace $3000+ MC cartridges, but I'm certainly willing to give it a shot and prove my gut wrong! I re... 
Who needs a MM cartridge type when we have MC?
Ha! The 4Point is 14g, so if Chakster's Reed works at 18g, the 4Point should be fine.  
Who needs a MM cartridge type when we have MC?
@Chakster do you have any experience with the Garrott FGS ruby? 
Who needs a MM cartridge type when we have MC?
Thank you very much chakster! I'll do a bit more research and look into the Audio-Technica's.  
Who needs a MM cartridge type when we have MC?
I know this information is on this thread already, and I've done my best to look through it, but there's just too much here! Could any of you point to MM cartridges that are either currently being produced, or vintage ones that are easily availabl... 
Best tonearm for London Reference Cartridge
At this moment I'm listening to a London Reference/4Point/Stabi M. I'd say the 4Point works well with the Refernece, slightly better than it did with a Triplanar. I haven't had any tracking difficulties on the mentioned arms nor a SME 3012R and Sc... 
Anyone experience Cala Mighty Sound Denon 103's.
Yes yes please let us know what you think. In my case I'd probably want their heaviest body as I'd like it try it on my 4-point, and Kuzma's own cartridges are 17g. 
New Ikea storage unit great for LP's!
Thanks bdp24. Makes  Looks like it's time to get to an IKEA and check them out.  
New Ikea storage unit great for LP's!
Thanks very much! I also need six, but will probably need to stack them two high. I had much the same thought about the supports, but wasn't sure the single length under frame would attach to a double wide unit. Let us know how it turns out! 
New Ikea storage unit great for LP's!
Hey bdp24, which base are you getting, if any? I'm considering these and like the look of the wood base, but I'm conserned it wouldn't support a shelf full of records.  
KUZMA CAR
Bumping this old thread. Anyone now have experience with these? I'm thinking if trying one on my 4 Point, which should of course be a good match. Specifically I'm wondering if the leap in price from the 40 to 50 is worthwhile. Thanks.