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The nightmare of the cartridge buyer...
Davey,  You're wasting bytes.  What you want to happen is never going to happen.  It's from an era that is dead and gone.  Get used to it.  Or maybe, move to Japan or Hong Kong.  I would guess that home demo of phono cartridges can be done in thos... 
Anyone with Manley Chinook use a custom Power Cord?
 I didn’t have any reservations about changing the output coupling capacitors in my steelhead, because it is several years old and I am not the original owner. Thus I assume that I have no warranty in place. However, Manley seem to be very in tune... 
Anyone with Manley Chinook use a custom Power Cord?
Apologies to slaw, but I have come to think that SR is throwing sand in the public eye with $150 fuses and many (but not all) of its other tweaky products. While I also question the bang for buck value of very expensive power cords, at least there... 
The nightmare of the cartridge buyer...
davey and tangramca,  You guys may agree that lending expensive cartridges for demo is, what?  A good idea?  It would be a good idea if we all were not so human.  You agree that most or many dealers would not know how to demo a cartridge properly.... 
The nightmare of the cartridge buyer...
If I owned a restaurant, I would say please don’t come to my restaurant. I cannot guarantee you will like the food. After you chew on it, I cannot take it back.Do you really think it makes sense for a US audio dealer to lend out very expensive car... 
Denon DP-60L?
Sorry if my first post was a bit caustic.  I would say that you got the DP60L at a very fair price, for $300.  I would say that if you were to spend another $300 or so on it, in order to put it into tip top condition, that would not be a bad inves... 
The nightmare of the cartridge buyer...
Why not drop the term "rip-off" and all its grammatical variants? It makes you sound too much like that other guy who thinks everything in his audio system is a rip-off. (I won't name names, but you know who I mean.) You could say that buying an... 
The nightmare of the cartridge buyer...
Davey, Dave Garretson gave you very sound advice. I never realized there were so many whiners here. Suck it up! We’re lucky to be affluent. 
Denon DP-60L?
Who is “they”?do the recap.do you notice that “I don’t want to put too much in it” and “I’d like to get many more years out of it” are internally contradictory?The capacitors are cheap. Many of the parts they protect are not cheap and are sometime... 
Tonearms: Ripoff?
Wrote, not “Road”. 
Tonearms: Ripoff?
Folkfreak, if what you say is true about the cost of the 12 inch SAT tonearm, then one really ought to buy one as soon as possible. Because at its current rate of appreciation, it is a great investment. Every time anyone writes about it, the cost ... 
Ortofon Super OM40 compliance and tonearm match (I'm getting crazy with the numbers)
Keep in mind that the effective mass of the tonearm should include the weight of the headshell, the mounting screws, and of the cartridge body itself. Given that that is the case, I find your estimate of the effective mass of 7.5 g to be probably ... 
Best MM?
In this hobby, I try to avoid the categorical statement (like "all MC cartridges are superior to all MM cartridges", or vice-versa), and I am suspicious of categorical statements put forth by anyone else.  Therefore I would say that a $15K cartrid... 
Counterfeit DL103?
Perhaps you make a valid point.  The incident I described occurred about 5 or more years ago.  Maybe Paypal is offering better protection these days. 
Counterfeit DL103?
Chakster, We’ve had this discussion (about the "protection" afforded by Paypal) before. I am glad you found them to be helpful. The one time I needed to resort to Paypal for help with a dishonest seller, they were worthless. In fact, the Paypal re...