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Technics SP 15 SP 25
Armstrod sorry about autocorrect error in your name. 
SAT Comparison
Which is why my wife can always hear the phone conversation,when I am planning to go out for a drink with friends. However, she often cannot hear me when I ask what’s for dinner. 
Technics SP 15 SP 25
Armstrong, have you recapped your SP 15? There really is no reason for it to be dodgy. It is not in the nature of a technics turntable to be dodgy. However turntables with 30 or 40-year-old capacitors inside can be dodgy. 
ADC 26 BEST PRITCHARD CARTRIDGE EVER? or BEST CARTRIDGE EVER?
Your experience supports my side of my discussion with Chakster. The materials of which a cartridge is built and the shape of its stylus are not necessarily guidelines to excellence.   
ADC 26 BEST PRITCHARD CARTRIDGE EVER? or BEST CARTRIDGE EVER?
99,  Do you refer to "sibilance"?Thanks for your response, Raul.  I gather that the AT 1503 must be a low mass tonearm; is your own tonearm also low in effective mass?I like probably a few others of us took a look on eBay for the ADC 26/27. No luck. 
ADC 26 BEST PRITCHARD CARTRIDGE EVER? or BEST CARTRIDGE EVER?
 Dear Raul, you and I both agree on the central importance of the tonearm in determining how a cartridge sounds. The tonearm and cartridge form a system of their own. So please tell me why you wrote that very long review without mentioning the act... 
Is a GREAT turntable under $2000 possible???
Chakster is using his Vulcan mind-meld on you. Zu speakers next. 
Manley Chinook with (very) low output MC ZYX?
I own a Steelhead; I use it at 65db setting with an AT ART7, which has about the same output as a low output ZYX. You will have no problem. Moreover, I like my low output ZYX UNIverse a bit more than the ART7.  
When to replace preamp tubes?
What Viridian and some others said.  Tubes usually just fade away.  You may notice a loss of gain, first of all, with tubes in a phono stage. Sometimes tubes also become noisy, but if no catastrophic event occurs, they just lose their mojo very sl... 
Who needs a MM cartridge type when we have MC?
GOT IT!DON’T OWN ONE AND NEVER PLAYED WITH ONE BUT AT LEAST THE OP KNOWS, now if not before. 
Who needs a MM cartridge type when we have MC?
Good point that the Einstein may have too much gain for HO cartridges; I was assuming it has an MM input (low gain) option.  
Who needs a MM cartridge type when we have MC?
J2d2,  keep in mind that when calculating the resonant frequency, you need to include the mass of the headshell the screws and the cartridge in the equation. However taking the SME by itself, it would fall into the category of low to medium mass. ... 
Mounting a Triplanar or similar on an SP10
 To answer the question directed at me, no, I never mounted my triplanar on my SP 10 Mark III, even though my plinth is custom built out of slate. What I did do was to purchase a Reed 2A tonearm that is 10.5 inches in effective length. The added l... 
A History of Ultrasonic Record Cleaning
Which Elma product would you buy for cleaning LPs? I looked at their website. It seems they make a very wide variety of ultrasonic cleaning machines, but most of them are for various industrial purposes. Thanks. 
A History of Ultrasonic Record Cleaning
No argument here. I didn’t mean to imply criticism of the article per se. Interesting to know you use a surfactant. So far as I know there is a school of thought favoring pure water. I would be on your side if I ever adopt US.i think a post cleani...