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Phono Preamp Recommendations
¬†I've been very happy with my older Sutherland PhD Battery Powered¬†Phono Stage that I've had about 5 years now, and will agree that Sutherland makes some very nice products.  
Turntable bearing noise
If it is an original Aries Platter-Bearing, check clearance between the undersie of the bearing shaft flange and Bearing Well top flange. Simple then to screw in the Brass Plug on bottom to gain clearance between the two parts. They could be conta... 
Turntable bearing noise
I would suspect that this being an Aries 1 Table, and if it has the Original Aries Platter,that this has the older, conventional Oil Lubed Bearing, not the Inverted type which then uses Grease. Since it was cleaned, and re-oiled, (which a good Oil... 
using extra mat VPI 16.5?
Hello Czarlvey,Spring strength shouldn't have any affect on the VPI 16.5, or other VPI RCMs that use the same Vacuum Tower Assembly with Helical Spring. That any variance might more likely then be a alteration of Platter Height, and how the Vacuum... 
using extra mat VPI 16.5?
One of the mods I did to my own VPI 16.5 was to replace the Mat. I also had a custom made acrylic platter made too, but that is not pertinent to your question here for the time being.I replaced the cork mat with a 1/8" thick Neoprene Rubber Mat, o... 
Stylus for Audio Technica AT 15EA Cartridge
Or, perhaps another option would be the ATN-15SS Stylus, since the two are interchangeable, and I'm believing both 15 and 20 SS (Super Shibata) stylus replacements would have the Beryillium Cantilever as well.Haven't checked at LP Gear in a long l... 
Why do no audio enthusiasts use McIntosh?
Bsimpson, you're talking about equipment that is at, or near 50 years old.What would anybody expect from such? Who was around back then to compare, Levinson, Krell, ARC, Pass Labs, Accuphase, Burmester, etc etc.It's like you are saying, I onwed a ... 
Hum from SAMA
As earlier mentioned, the Drive Shaft Rod, and Bushing might be dry, and in need of lube.Carefully note where the shaft actually enters into the Motor Housing, at the very bottom. This is where lube can be added. In truth, basically any oil will b... 
VPI Classic platter - is center milled?
Correct Stringreen, and I have perhaps "jumped the gun", in that although I browsed over this thread, there may be some things I have missed, or may not be aware of?A friend I talked to about this yesterday brought up some good points. Firstly, I'... 
VPI Classic platter - is center milled?
Seems to me the question I had, and other remarks have been addressed.And it appears that VPI passed off a grave machining mistake onto unspecting customers, and for no small change either.This sounds quite pathetic on their part, and I welcome so... 
VPI Classic platter - is center milled?
So, this new table that does not come with a recess at the center of the platter, does it still then come with a threaded spindle, and a screw down clamp that is cupped on the underside?If so, this then truly sounds like a hodge podge of an incorr... 
New VPI Classic I vs. good used VPI HW-19 MkIV.
In a private email from Harry W once, he told me the Classic can be gotten minus the JMW Arm. And that it can be fitted with other Arms. What the price is minus Arm, I have no idea, but this could be an option for those who maybe have an Arm on ha... 
Audio Intelligence VS. Walker Prelude LP Cleaning
The review seems one of the most thorough, and well written that I've ever browsed through.No, I didn't read it word for word, perhaps too tired right now. I've never used Walker Prelude, but have used AIVS products for the past 4 years.I conclude... 
VPI owners.......
That is certainly a much better way than trying to rely by eye, in which nobody would be able to fully zero platter runout.Lining up dots doesn't of course insure one has the Platter optimised, and it all depends on just how well the Platter was a... 
Using the VPI threaded clamp and azimuth change
Clamping can be a little tricky, where there will be slight variances in clamp down pressure with any given record. It takes a bit more time to critically, and correctly clamp, but is probably worth it, just for the fact of better coupling the rec...