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Why According to some Turntable extremists Pitch Control and Direct Drive is Sacrilege?
Is Lenin still on display?  Didn't Putie put him away somewhere? Chak would know. 
Should I keep the Turntable or sell it?
Cartridges mate with tonearms, not with turntables.  You can use any cartridge you like with any turntable, so long as the tonearm is a good match to the cartridge.  And the matching only starts with determining the resonant frequency.  Beyond tha... 
Why According to some Turntable extremists Pitch Control and Direct Drive is Sacrilege?
It’s “mausoleum”. 
SignalScope FFT Analyzer for Setting Azimuth
I use a now ancient Signet Cartridge Analyzer and the Shure test LP made to work with the Signet.  I agree with Captain Winters; I don't see why you'd need to use FFT, but I guess your question is related to the fact that you already own the compu... 
Anyone have this turntable issue?
I have no clear notion of what is going on, but I just wanted to point out that a static discharge can be very very high in voltage (thousands of volts or more, over the span of a few micro- or milliseconds), although vanishingly low in current.  ... 
Why According to some Turntable extremists Pitch Control and Direct Drive is Sacrilege?
Uber, the website “Lenco Heaven” will tell you everything you could want to know about the L75, and more. There are a few inexpensive vintage tonearms that are drop-in replacements for the original. And then you’ve got something really good. You c... 
Why According to some Turntable extremists Pitch Control and Direct Drive is Sacrilege?
Uber, This is all nothing but my opinion based on owning two consecutive Lenco L75s, one that I bought from John Nantais with one of his heavy plinths and his other tweaks, and the other that I bought absolutely stock (NOS) and tweaked myself.  Fi... 
Why According to some Turntable extremists Pitch Control and Direct Drive is Sacrilege?
No disrespect to SOTA was intended. As I understand it, their newer models have cured the pitch problem, according to hearsay evidence. 
Why According to some Turntable extremists Pitch Control and Direct Drive is Sacrilege?
Tacit admission that some belt drive turntables exhibit audible pitch instability. During the 90s, when I owned the SOTA Star Sapphire III, I used to believe it was just a problem inherent to recorded music. “We” are much more sensitive to varying... 
Why According to some Turntable extremists Pitch Control and Direct Drive is Sacrilege?
My Notts turntable sounded way way better after I inserted a Walker Audio Precision Motor Controller into the AC supply and calibrated the speed.  However, everything associated with speed stability (e.g., pitch stability most easily detected with... 
Should I keep the Turntable or sell it?
Just to keep the facts straight, let me repeat that coreless motors in direct drive turntables are not new.  Dual is probably the only company that can claim the invention, since Dual was the first company to market a coreless motor DD, back in th... 
Name Your Top 5 Most Musical Dynamic Sounding Tonearms of All time?
And of the LT tonearms you named, I’d bet the TFT is not only the least cost but also the best sounding. Rabco, Goldmund, and Mapleknoll are essentially the same, IIRC. 
Add a volume remote?
I’m using a Khozmo shunt attenuator in my preamplifier. It is indeed very good. But in my case it sits inside an active circuit. 
Should I keep the Turntable or sell it?
Take a deep breath and keep what you’ve got for a while. The foregoing conflicting bits of advice should be reason enough to take it slow. With all respect to Chakster, I am really rather surprised at some of his pro-Technics opinions, because in ... 
Plinth ideas for DENON PD-80 DD turntable
Chakster from the text you quote, it seems that the new product is a “real transformer“ in that it has a primary and a secondary that are discrete from each other. This provides the mentioned galvanic isolation. What you have been using sounds lik...