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Micro RX 5000 Renaissance?
 Opus, I respect your opinion, but you do realize that you are the one who is in the minority in your dislike of the M – S tonearms. The value of the tone arms in the used market place is a testimony to the fact that both of them are very highly s... 
Jelco Easy VTA on the Fly
Does anyone here care that someone has co-opted this forum for the sole purpose of selling a product? If you don’t care, I don’t care either. 
Reed 3P dealer
It would be impossible for any local dealer to keep up with the variations available on Reed  tonearms. I think I once counted that there were six types of wood, at least three different finishes, and other options for wiring. If you calculate it ... 
How tight do you tighten a record clamp
8.7 Newton.meters of torque.  No more; no less. 
Micro RX 5000 Renaissance?
At least the arguments keep the thread up front for a longer time, which leads to an opportunity for more arguments, which leads to lengthening the life of the thread and the number of posts, which is kind of entertaining. And sometimes informativ... 
Micro RX 5000 Renaissance?
Tom, I respect your knowledge and your opinions, but you cannot have it both ways with respect to others' opinions.  Do you believe that null points are LESS important than platter mass? And when it comes to platter mass, is more always better?  W... 
Micro RX 5000 Renaissance?
AMG56, Thanks.  I have learned something.  The DDX1500 looks like a typical belt-drive M-S, from the view shown in the VE photo, but apparently with no need for the belt.  I like it.  I heretofore thought that the DDX1000 and later the DQX1000 wer... 
Micro RX 5000 Renaissance?
The DDX (which is direct-drive) is a totally different animal from the massive M-S belt-drive turntables, one of which carries the "1500" numeric designation (RX1500, or some other alphabetical prefix depending upon price point).  In fact, isn't t... 
Micro RX 5000 Renaissance?
Raul, without commenting on most of what you wrote, I would only say that I think you’re wrong about the price of the NVS turn table. I think most of these micro seiki  copies are less expensive than the NVS, which I think is about $40,000. Of cou... 
Micro RX 5000 Renaissance?
I'm a little confused by the fuss over the Chinese business practices, since the M-S copies seem to come from Germany or Austria.  Anyway, the new copy of the RX5000 seems to retain one feature of the original that has been criticized: apparently ... 
Micro RX 5000 Renaissance?
Errr...  Are the "Chinese" the only ethnic group that ever made a copy of anything?   Sixty years or more ago, the Japanese were derided for doing the same.  Since then, we've come to appreciate their homegrown skills and the quality of their prod... 
Micro RX 5000 Renaissance?
The one URL you did provide takes me to a site written in a Germanic language, and none of those URLs go anywhere interesting.  Can you provide reference to actual photos of the turntables to which you refer?The "technology" of a belt drive is qui... 
Outer ring - who uses and what are your findings
Systems that rely upon a center clamp or weight, such as the SME one, certainly are superior to doing nothing, but if the LP is truly warped in a nasty way, you cannot flatten the outer edge of the LP reliably just by clamping it at its center, no... 
Technics Sp10 Mk2 vs SL-1200G - I finally did an A/B
Stalker, know thyself. 
Parasound JC 3+ Phono Preamp Hum
Separate the AC cords from the ICs first, then we'll talk.  If you could manage it even for experimental purposes, for example by bringing power via a long extension cord that would permit you to re-route your AC cords so they don't have to go thr...