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What brands are used by Bill Gates?
Supposedly MBL X-treme ! 
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They are very cool indeed ! I have found adjustable crossover setting and separate  bass level settings crucial in my own setup, but adjusting the sensitivity of a electromagnetic driver just takes it to another level ! 
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Jay, have you had a chance to play around with the crossover adjustments and settings for the electromagnets power supply ? Do the cranking and subsequent changing of driver positioning make a large difference in your room, or are they gimmicks ? 
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There are some instruction on the settings of the controls in the manual, if you can find them in english among the other languages !  https://www.focal.com/sites/www.focal.fr/files/shared/catalog/document/notice_stellautopiaemevo_web.... 
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Congratulations Jay, those big speakers can work well in your room. My brother has a pair of regular Utopia without all the fancy adjustments in a tiny room, same driver size and configuration, and it sounds great ! 
Krell kps 25 sc
Click on my user name, and send me a private message.  On the Krell : Go into the menu,by pressing “Menu” turn the volume dial until it says “Cover” then press menu again, and turn the volume dial again until it says “Off” ( it gives you the other... 
Krell kps 25 sc
Normally the disc spins if the clamp is in place, even if the laser is not working properly it will try to read TOC. What happens if you try starting it with no clamp ? Does it say “no clamp” in the display ? There is a sensor connected to the lid... 
Direct Drive vs. Idler Drive vs. Belt drive
I think the last Maplenoll’s where made early 90’s, but Lloyd Walker basically copied the Ariadne when he made his original TT. The RoadRunner is a measuring system that can be used independently or together with the Condor, Eagle or Falcon. You c... 
Direct Drive vs. Idler Drive vs. Belt drive
The CS Port looks like a much better built Maplenoll. Heavy plinth, air bearing, belt drive and integrated air LT arm. Most Maplenoll’s where badly finished, and the pumps where nightmares. High pressure pumps where made out of oil lubricated refr... 
Direct Drive vs. Idler Drive vs. Belt drive
@mikelavigne Have you done the spin test with any of your current TT’s Mike ?I disconnected the belt from my Maplenoll yesterday, and gave the 100 lb platter a spin. It took 45 min before it was stopped completely, i was expecting 10 min or someth... 
What's the best and/or favorite piece of equipment you've owned? And do you still own it?
The Maplenoll Ariadne Signature TT i still own modded with extra arm and 100lb platter and custom motor. Regretfully it makes my large digital music collection sound uninspiring and has therefore decimated my choices  about 80%. 
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jetterHe is what he says he is. I have read his yelp reviews. 
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I run MBL 101E’s with mono 9011 amps and Martin Logan Statement E2 subwoofer stacks. I have not tried Mephisto in my system, but they are as well built and as powerful as the MBL amps.I used big Krell‘s  previously, but they did not have the resol... 
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justmetoo I do believe the Mephisto is perfectly capable of driving the big MBL’s, you just need 2 stereo amps, or 4 monos. My big MBL 9011 amps where designed specifically to drive the difficult load of MBL speakers, but Mephisto is a capable dev... 
Krell kps 25 sc
What part is working ? It has 3 separate parts, drive, d/a converter and class a preamp. The dac is probably not working and if it is the 20 bit version will likely not work again, those dacs are almost impossible to locate. In the preamp section,...