larryi

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push pull or single ended
It is hard to offer any meaningful generalizations about the differences between pushpull and single-ended triode (SET) amps; there are many good and bad examples of both types.  I am personally a fan of lower-powered tube amps and I own both SET ... 
Is my anti-skating too strong.
mijostyn,I agree that if horizontal mass is high enough, it raises concern with very low frequency resonance.  I was just pointing out what is the theory behind the anisotropic arms.  As long as the bass frequencies are above the low frequency res... 
Is my anti-skating too strong.
lewm,You are describing the Moerch anisotropic arm I described above.  I think the model is the DP8 or DP9.  I have no idea if 25 gms is too high, I just know it is WAY higher than is common with conventional arms.  In the past, some users of air ... 
Nain Audio
I agree that the 555 CD player is remarkably close to vinyl in terms of sound.  When I went from that player to the NDS server, what I noticed was that there was a substantial increase in the difference between vinyl and digital playback.  I could... 
Is my anti-skating too strong.
It is NOT ideal to have the cartridge moving.  You want the cartridge position to not change so that the full motion of the needle swinging side to side is transferred to the generating element of the cartridge.  If the cartridge moves, the amplit... 
Nain Audio
I once had the CDS3, and then later, the CD555.  I liked both players, but, the CD555 is quite exceptional.  It had a meaty, full sound, without being murky or sluggish like other players that can be described this way.  But, because of how hard i... 
Is my anti-skating too strong.
An effective mass of 25 gms is very high.  Whether or not this translates to a real problem is another matter.  As lewn notes, some arms deliberately have a higher horizontal mass to improve bass response, but, it is usually not that high.  Bass n... 
How to go about collecting Classical Music
I don't know how much of the box I've listened to because I don't make it a point to listen to everything in such a large box; I tend more to pick out favorite works to hear the particular performances contained in the box.  It is only when a box ... 
Is my anti-skating too strong.
Air bearing linear tracking arms can be made to have reasonably low moving mass, but, they lack the mechanical advantage of a fulcrum and pivot of a conventional arm, meaning that for any given effective mass, they do impose a lot more force on th... 
Is my anti-skating too strong.
It is a bit confusing that some posters are saying that overhang or offset angles "cause" the skating force.  The WallyTools videos posted here that shows that, under specific conditions, skating forces can even be in the opposite direction, add t... 
How to go about collecting Classical Music
I have that Mozart box too, and it is certainly a good way to become familiar with his works.  He is one of those composers whose every known works is topnotch.  After finding favorites, you can then search for alternative performances.  That is a... 
Suggest one obsure album we all should hear
trentmemphis,I like that album too.  I would also add to this list White's "Transnormal Skiperoo."Have you seen the terrific music documentary he made called "Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus"?  This look into Southern culture and music is very ... 
How to go about collecting Classical Music
You can do research on "historically informed performance."  I don't know if there are particular labels that specialize in this, certain performers, such as the conductors Nikolaus Hanoncourt, Trevor Pinnock, Phillippe Herreweghe, Christopher Hog... 
How to go about collecting Classical Music
I have no problem with taking the original instrument/historical performance approach.   But, for anything composed before the 19th century, this will not be easy.  For early opera and other vocal music, it would mean castrati singers (not many, f... 
How to go about collecting Classical Music
While I think some of the guidelines offered above are helpful in making initial selections, they should not be treated as "rules." One of the best things about classical music and performances thereof is how wide open and varied are the possible ...