klooker

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Cartridge Opinions - Sorry
@daveyf I’m the last guy who’s going to defend Linn and their superior opinions.So what adjustments does the Ittok lack besides azimuth? Besides overhang, VTA, twist/yaw, and anti-skate what is there? Oops, I just re-read your post and you said "l... 
Cartridge Opinions - Sorry
Forgive me if I haven't read every word of every comment posted on my thread  (please point it out if I've missed something), it has gotten pathetically long as people continue their pissing contests . I understand the challenge to accurately mo... 
Cartridge Opinions - Sorry
@rauliruegas One thing I realized is that I needed to be able to do my own setups - hence the purchase of the protractor.After that purchase my budget was reduced and so were my options. I spoke with a couple distributors who both recommended the ... 
Cartridge Opinions - Sorry
I wound up getting a Hana ML and a Feickert protractor so I can do my own setups = freedom to experiment with other cartridges as the opportunities come up.I only have about 5 hours on the cartridge but I'm happy with it. This is my first microlin... 
Cartridge Opinions - Sorry
@joysjane Ha! Yes, that's what I asked for. Thanks for bringing it up.It's cool, if people are exchanging other info or just having a gold old fashioned pee pee contest, I don't mind. I was able to extract some useful info.Please carry on. 
Cartridge Opinions - Sorry
Thanks for the additional replies, especially to those who stayed on topic.How about rebuild/serviceability?Any brands or construction types that are more easily serviced? 
Cartridge Opinions - Sorry
Some interesting information being exchanged here. So let’s talk about adjustability - or if someone could point me to some comprehensive threads about the subject, that would be great.When I bought my last cartridge in the late 80’s, I trusted me... 
Cartridge Opinions - Sorry
Thanks for the replies!Now I have more to fret over, I mean think about. 
Essence Super Gem replacement woofer(s)
The drivers were made by Morel but they were custom made for Essence. That's what Dale Pitcher, the man who was Essence, told me back in the 80's. 
Is there anyone out there who knows anything about Essence Speakers by Dale Pitcher?
I have a pair of Gems. I met Dale in the late 80's when he would come to his dealer in Columbus, Ohio - Audio Encounters which is long gone. He was a little eccentric but a nice guy.His Amethyst 10's (I think) were one of the best speakers I ever ... 
Stylus Photos - Opinions Please
Thanks for the replies.The Audioquest tracks fine & sounds great. It just looked like the stylus was much smaller (possibly worn) than the Carnegie's which was supposedly heavily worn.I'll see if I can persuade our local jeweler to let me use ... 
Stylus inspection with USB microscope
It's a big PITA! Besides adjusting the magnification, you have to position it to focus and that focus distance varies on the amount of magnification.I got those from a cartridge that's not mounted so it was easy to position it.I tried on the one t... 
Stylus inspection with USB microscope
I bought one for about $15 and got these pics.https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Dr01dc8Z3N8t4Cwr_OLOWGPSmPaIrLLEhttps://drive.google.com/open?id=1JpGR9DgWozHpbk-2IjsMXCmKlhGSHREQ 
Review: Intuitive Design/Pitcher Sound Labs Summit PSL 624 Speaker
Thanks for the great review. I have a pair of Essence Gems that Dale Pitcher designed in the late 80's. Back then Dale said they were a "gift" because of the price: $995/pair. I wouldn't rate them as reference quality but they are great speakers t...