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Headphone setup - dual setup w/ speakers
stringreen - indeed, I agree.  I should clarify:  I do plan on getting a dedicated headphone amp, but I'm not sure how to integrate it into my setup w/o having to swap cables all the time.  Trying to avoid splitters, so I was thinking there was so... 
New TT -- $1k - $1500
Hey everyone -- I thought I would report back with my decision.  I decided to spend about $130 on a tone arm rewire, RCA jacks and the wax bearing mod from Kevin at KAB.  This weekend I embarked on the tonearm rewire (which is quite intimidating b... 
Recording Quality and Different Studios
gpgr4blu -- I will never order anything from Music Direct again.  Based on my experience with their customer service.  I ordered $50 worth of vinyl not a $5k amplifier.  Ridiculous.  You're exactly right about the packaging.  In total, my package ... 
Miracast not working on new Yamaha BD-S677 bluray player - Please advise me
Ah ok. I think I get what’s going on after doing some reading. Miracast creates an ad-hoc wireless network, so you’ll likely have to connect to it through your phone. So, search for wireless networks on your phone and you should find the yamaha. Y... 
Miracast not working on new Yamaha BD-S677 bluray player - Please advise me
I don't know anything about the network setup interface on your Yamaha, but I'd check to see if it has an IP address through your router.  Though, if you can stream netflix and pandora through it, the networks setup is probably ok.  Also, another ... 
Recording Quality and Different Studios
I placed an order with acousticsounds and just received it yesterday.  I'll be checking it out this weekend.  I'm sooo impressed with the catalog!  I'm pretty down on music direct.  Last year I ordered some of the Pink Floyd reissues - wish you we... 
Miracast not working on new Yamaha BD-S677 bluray player - Please advise me
Is the transport bluetooth or wifi?   
Best HT 5.1 for movies and music (50/50)?
Thanks rlwainwright - I appreciate your suggestion.  I'm on the fence about Emotiva stuff.  I get the ID value prop (it's one of the reasons I went with PSA), but i think for my usage it would be overkill.  They don't have a middle of the road off... 
New TT -- $1k - $1500
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New TT -- $1k - $1500
effisher:  thanks for the hup - i contacted george and we're exchanging emails.  I haven't looked at SOTA tables before - mainly rega and VPI.  Rega: Many dealers carry themVPI: Nice clean looksSOTA looks very good too!  Very few complaints online... 
New TT -- $1k - $1500
johnnyb53:  You were one of the primary influences in me getting a technics when I posted about what I was looking for back 3 years ago.  I was just getting into vinyl and wanted to test the waters. The technics is one of the many reasons I stuck ... 
Recording Quality and Different Studios
Is acoustic sounds related to music direct at all?  They have the same holiday discount code...  just seems odd.  I looked through ACs site - i'll be ordering next from them.  Really good stuff.  Thanks for the suggestions.  @bdp24 - is there an e... 
Techinics Sp-10 Mk2a break-in period
In my experience there is no break-in period for caps. However.. each cap brand / type has a different tonal quality. I find that in building tube amps this is widely accepted as the truth. 
Phono Stage Selection - PH-16 or Hagerman Cornet3
Not much to add other than i was in the same position that you were a few years ago. Having built my own guitar amps I was comfortable with a soldering iron. I ended up going from a Jolida JD-9 to a Hagermann Bugle2 that I built myself. In hindsig... 
Upgrade from Technics 1200 MK2? $1-$1.5k budget
Thanks everyone.Surprisingly, I was able to dial in anti-skate by ear after reading through a few forum posts. Onhwy61 -- many thanks for the direction.Now, as someone earlier in the thread pointed out, I can spend ~$500, send the 1200 to KAB and ...