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Turntables and Trusting Online Reviews
Not sure about you guys, but if you read old Martin Colloms reviews - he did not pull punches although he has a Linn champion. If you speak to reviewers at shows you actually get the best/most honest info. Alvin Gold wasn't too bad back in the day... 
Why so many linn lp12s for sale
The thing is that Linn Sondeks were almost an ideology along with Naim. It was all about Pace Rhythm and Timing. The ideology was challenged by the likes of Roksan and Pink triangle in the UK. The rest of the world woke up to the fact that for all... 
Why According to some Turntable extremists Pitch Control and Direct Drive is Sacrilege?
This almost as ludicrous a question as why does Donald Trump style his hair like he does 
Plinth ideas for DENON PD-80 DD turntable
@chakster Hi ChaksterI have that page saved as a favourite - I am not who the owner of that web sight is but he is a man of both great wealth and taste :) I used Wilkinsons I the UK - boy are they slooooooooowwwwww. That said I am awaiting deliver... 
Plinth ideas for DENON PD-80 DD turntable
I'm absolutely loving this thread especially given that I am eventually gonna get round to finishing off two plinth projects for a: Sony TTS 8000JVC QL10 (TT101)I have effectively two designs in mind.I have thus far made two 'aerolam' style planks... 
Should an amp have a "personality"?
I heard a demo of live unamplified vs recorded of the same musician back to back at an fm acoustics demo and was taken aback with how warm and how much body live music has. Don’t be scared of a bit of warmth. It’s amazing how easy one can fall int... 
How much difference will a phono stage upgrade make?
The op’s question is not so much is something better than the Manley - but if it will be a worthwhile and significant upgrade. IMHO when you have a jump in the price of a component you can and ought to expect a jump in sound quality as well - it m... 
The truth about why modern music is so awful.
I tend to agree with most of what the man said, although I personally think the Beatles are over-rated. It is, I'm afraid, the steady march of commercialisation of everything - food - music - you name it. Instant gratification is the unfortunate n... 
Tidal and MQA
@anotherbobSo you're saying the MQA was better than 44.1? Interesting - so are you saying this applies to streamed music? did you do a back to back with your actual CD player?I am still baffled how it is that digital replay can be so different - I... 
Best Retailer Youve Done Business With?
Best store - Audio Emotion - superb trade in deals - no faffing around - very efficient. 
How important is it for you to attain a holographic image?
I recall an article - It's all about thee music article in HIFIPLUS years ago and thought what a total load of crap - otherwise we'd all be listening to £20 Walkmans or MP2 players.As you invest more in a system and its' connection to you, you pri... 
Impressing friends with your rig
@elizabeth Your comment makes me think of Spinal Tap - the band with the loudest reputation with volume level 11.I must say that most people who do listen think its 'all about the bass' but then they realise it is the enveloping 3d sound staging a... 
Tidal and MQA
I have started some tentative steps with tidal - I just wanted to see the music that it had that is available. I was astonished that it had some great rare groove music that is hard to get hold of on vinyl so it has me hooked. That said at present... 
Speakers with the most detailed midrange? (non-ESL/planar)
I think the OP is asking about detail - not necessarily the most neutral/accurate (Harbeth)What's your amp. If its a flea powered amp - then you need an easy load such as an Avantgarde Horn - but by the same token very sensitive speakers pick up a... 
Help me - am I stupid
@mzkmxcvasas as to the 10 second thing - I think we are at cross purposes. Simply put there are certain cues in analogue that I find red-book just does not do so as to make the music listenable - it never truly feels relaxed. I always wonder if cd...