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Looking for a mid-priced TT to install my 2M Black Cart
bsmg, The fact that most people do use belt-drive turntables is mostly a result of decades of market pressure, not a careful analysis of the virtues of each drive system.  However, your point about wanting to be left alone is valid.  Certainly, no... 
Linear tracking turntables, whatever happened?
sgunther et al who use the Terminator: The most knowledgeable guy I know as regards the Terminator is Dave Garretson.  He devised a novel way to reduce drag of the wiring on the movement of the arm and he also manufactured a novel arm wand with ad... 
What's the deal?
It's actually well in hand. Handily. 
Tracking Force?
I don’t know what other misunderstandings pertain but if the max recommended VTF is around 2.0, then 3.8 is likely to collapse the suspension over time and to damage any LP. Don’t do it. 
Any one try the new Synergistic Research BLUE UEF Duplex receptacle?
Jea, Your point is fairly taken.  However, there is some "science" around power cords and interconnects, to name just two elements.  Power cords may be heavy enough in gauge to transfer the current needed by the component, or not.  They may be shi... 
Sony PS-X9
besty,  I once owned a Transcriptors Hydraulic.  The thing was irresistible of you were a gadgeteer, which I was and am.  However, the shortcomings of the turntable and especially the weird tonearm with the floppy headshell were readily apparent, ... 
Sony PS-X9
Back when I used to frequent local audio stores, which is to say back when such stores even existed in the DC area, that's how La Platine was set up for demonstration. The motor was situated at least 3-4 feet away from the platter, on its own sepa... 
Linear tracking turntables, whatever happened?
Please tell us what Rabinow did with coat hangers to prevent a toilet from being flushed while the train was in the station. Inquiring minds want to know. 
Sony PS-X9
The La Platine has one design flaw (at least).  The unit is top heavy and rests on spongy feet.  Since the platter is well balanced, this isn't an awful problem, but platter inertia coupled with the biasing weight of the tonearm and its built on m... 
A Night with three phono stages Allnic 1202, ANK and GoldNote PH10
Chakster, The Steelhead and its max 65db of gain "works" with my MC2000, but it depends upon the LP.  Some LPs are encoded with more gain than others.  LPs with higher gain work fine, and I have no hiss problem.  (I do have hiss problem when tryin... 
Sony PS-X9
Jose', I certainly did not mean to cast aspersions on either the Basis turntables or the Verdier.  They are both worthy.  Mr Verdier passed away a few years ago, so the Platine may in fact start to accumulate some collector value or at least it ma... 
Any one try the new Synergistic Research BLUE UEF Duplex receptacle?
What I would want to know, if I was in the market for changing out wall outlets in order to change the tonal balance of my audio system, is what is the science behind ANY of the claims made by SR? From what I can see on the SR website as regards t... 
JVC TT-101 Won't Stop
I'm too lazy to look at the video you quote, but the switch for "run" or "hold" makes no change to function quality.  It only alters the read-out of the tachometer, in the ways that you have already discovered. I found the "run" display to be a bi... 
A Night with three phono stages Allnic 1202, ANK and GoldNote PH10
Thx, Ketchup.  If 71 db is available, that would handle even an Ortofon MC2000 with .05mV output at the standard stylus velocity.  (Ask me how I know.)  My Steelhead maxes out at 65db and the MC2000 is marginal with that much gain. At those levels... 
A Night with three phono stages Allnic 1202, ANK and GoldNote PH10
Can anyone enlighten me?  I found this sentence in the Gold Note ad copy on AA:"PH-10 can be set with 4 different GAIN levels [-3dB, 0dB, +3dB, 6dB] to match precisely the output level of any MM or MC cartridge."  That would leave a 9db spread bet...