lohanimal

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Experience With Linear Tracking Turntables
@mijostyn and @dover  I get the mass is mass - likewise I also get the issue with reviewers - many a culprit there - too many to mention - a lot of Emperors New Clothes. The Derrenger (at least i think that's the name) does a very sophisticated ... 
TONEARM DAMPING : DAMPED OR NOT ? ? USELESS ? ? WELCOMED ? ?
@rauliruegas  you said you tried all permutations - therefore did you re-create the Townshend Trough? I have a Moerch DP6 which allows damping - and frankly i prefer it without damping - however - mounted using a Towsnhend front trough is an alto... 
SME IV To V Upgrade, Worth It?
@dover  Thanks for the clarification. On that basis I agree with the upgrade path. As a Townshend user - a damping trough works at the head-shell - not the base of the arm. As to. the calibration - i assume having a toolset overcomes that issue?... 
Experience With Linear Tracking Turntables
@lewm interesting ur experience with a B and O cartridge. I understand from speaking to the Classic HiFi writer at Hi News Tim Jarman that the cartridges were designed to be in the linear tracking B&O turntables and turntables. As such the st... 
SME IV To V Upgrade, Worth It?
I’m curious as to what are the exact differences  
What Does It Take To Surpass A SME V?
It’s not a simple case always of surpassing so much as better matching. Before selling it - it’s an old V have you consider a quick refurb and rewire? The originals used Van Den Hul - Kondo; Ikeda are well known - Missing Link and Towshend fractal... 
XLR to RCA plugs or cable
@rdk777 I bought a custom made cable called AFA Audio - pure silver.   I can't tell you about how good or bad they are as i need to get my EMT 950 back which requires the cable  
TONEARM DAMPING : DAMPED OR NOT ? ? USELESS ? ? WELCOMED ? ?
@rauliruegas try and recreate a trough on a large scale. I did (i will email you a design i made once) I tried this out using a paddling pool and found that the water and paddle steadied the movement of my makeshift arm and significantly alleviate... 
TechDAS Reliability vs SME
I'm sure the Techdas is made incredibly well. If you are worried see how old the owner is and if someone is gonna take over the reigns. SME changed ownership and I hope they will continue to service products in the future. I have encountered seve... 
TONEARM DAMPING : DAMPED OR NOT ? ? USELESS ? ? WELCOMED ? ?
@rauliruegas  You say you have very good damped arms and have read the Bugge thesis i sent to you. That being said have you heard the townshend in action? The original excaliber arm and the current one (which is custom made to order) could also ... 
EMT 75th Anniversary series... TSD75 SFL ... and a bit of history.
Has anyone compared the tsd15 SFL with the new tsd SFL?  
XLR to RCA plugs or cable
I have decided to get a custom made pure silver cable with XLR's at one end RCA's on the other. 
First phono stage upgrade
@dayglow  Given your system specifics and your ear I see your logic. I considered and auditioned a P9/RB1000 but bought an Amazon Model One with a Moerch. I do think that it's good that Grand Prix Audio and Rega follow the low energy storage mod... 
First phono stage upgrade
@dayglow Rega Aura best under $10,000. That’s some serious claim. I personally have a soft spot for those made by Whest - I have their first one and assume the later ones are better still. If you can get hold of one - find a second hand Vendetta s... 
Field coil dava cartridge
@lewm  WBF also has some superb contributors - some are from the press and also people who often comment based on experience as opposed to theory. Many are speaking as the Dava as mana from heaven. I understand the AT Art1000 follows many design...