markpao

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VPI VTA Base question
Yeah, I must have pulled measurements and reset the arm on the pivot a hundred times over the past week. I know what you mean stringreen, at first setting the arm down on the pivot felt a bit awkward compared to my older version. But you know whe... 
VPI VTA Base question
Yes the V cut is adjusted to the pivot bearing the way it's supposed to be. I can't imagine the arm being out of spec, they are all made from the same mold, right?  I'm not new to this as this is my 4th arm I've mounted on this table, where I ha... 
VPI VTA Base question
Dynavector XX2 mkII Supposed to be a popular match with the Fatboy  
VPI VTA Base question
My alignment results are from a brand new VPI 10" jig I just ordered along with my new arm and base.   
VPI VTA Base question
I got confirmation from VPI that I do have the correct JMW VTA base. I'm just puzzled as to why I can't get the proper alignment when I have the correct P2S distance. Right now I'm using the VPI jig and the diamond is at the forward most part of ... 
VPI VTA Base question
Thanks for the response's so far........ but back to my original question- can anyone tell the difference between the 2 arm bases? Something visual or something I can measure? Visually they look the same to me on VPI's website. I recently acquir... 
VPI VTA Base question
I have the proper P2S distance. The cartridge is pegged to the rear of the headshell slots and it needs to go back a bit more.  Just trying to find out if I got the right base at this point.  
Which pair of speakers changed your Hifi life?
Large Advent- standard cabinet- bought new in the early 70's. Couldn't afford the upgraded style cabinets.   
What are/were the best sounding cheap components you have ever had?
 I'm surprised Magnepan hasn't been mentioned yet (unless I missed it somewhere). I bought a pair of the LSR's for my son and a was simply amazed what those speakers could do at that price.   
Tube Socket Savers, why?
Socket savers are a wise idea for tube testers.  
VPI-HW19 first model
Hmmm, I was just in touch with them a few days ago via email and got a response the same day.  
Phono cables
 I replaced a grounding wire I ran from the bottom of the spindle under the TT to the grounding lug on the tone arm junction box (probably some 12 years old- the copper strands were badly oxidized) and I cleaned all the connections at the junction... 
Jadis Branded KT88's (manufacturer?)
Not sure about your KT88's but I had a pair of Jadis branded 274b's that were a mirror image of Full Music brand I have.   
Phono cables
@lewm  Dynavector xx2 mkII on a VPI Aries table and VPI arm.         
Phono cables
  Doesn't the fact that there is no more hum with the Aural Thrills cables mean the problem is solved?