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Small dedicated listening rooms
In a room that size I have used very successfully the Harbeth P3esr and the Trenner and Freidl Suns (the latter with integrated amplifier from Brinkmann).  I agree that headphones eliminate the problems of a small room, but sometimes one doesn’t w... 
Advice for killer desktop speakers
Following with interest.  I have been going back and forth (for months!) trying to decide between two possible systems:Audience 1+1 v2 (or v3!) with Benchmark amplifierorOmega Super 3i with new 25th anniversary Zen Triode amplifier.  That should h... 
Amplifier for Harbeth 40.2
Vinnie Rossi LIO 
Confused about Rega and VTA....
Hi all-Just an update and to say thanks for all the advice.  I ended up using Acoustic Signature spacers with the Hana SL cartridge.  (Well actually I had the turntable set up by a pro, who did an amazing job.)  It sounds incredible.  Huge leap fo... 
Graham ls5/9 vs Harbeth M30.1
David Michael Audio in Royal Oak, MI.Really good guys! 
Speakers (and system) for a small-ish room
I have the KEF LS50s and the Harbeth P3esrs and love them both.  (I have also gone with the philosophy of not repeating speakers because there are too many great ones out there.)  I also own and love the Trenner and Friedl Suns which will do great... 
Graham ls5/9 vs Harbeth M30.1
my sister and i demoed both with her dealer in Michigan.  both lovely but the Graham blew us away.they were set up with NAIM electronics.Margot 
Headphones for ~$1k
mr. speakers aeon 
"Best" mini-monitor?
I have a similarly small listening room (9 by 11) and tried a lot of speakers there before I felt like I got it right.  The best for me is the Trenner and Friedl Sun (little sibling of the Arts) with the Brinkmann integrated.  Heaven!I would also ... 
Retiring my Green Mountain Audio Continuum 3s for Stand Mount Speakers
See the December 2017 review of the Watkins Stereo Generation 4 speaker in Absolute Sound.  Sounds like they might be just the ticket!Margot 
fixing hum on Rega Rp6
I did watch the video and that is my plan!  Thanks.  Also - for now- the hum is gone.  I moved cords around so maybe I was just getting some interference...But I think I’ll ground the PSU just to be sure.Thanks for all your suggestions! 
fixing hum on Rega Rp6
No change when I touch the tone arm.  I notice it when I turn on the PSU TT...Thanks! 
fixing hum on Rega Rp6
Thanks very much!  I hadn't thought of the tonearm.  I will experiment with this and see.The problem is intermittent, but I haven only noticed it when the TTPSU is plugged in...Margot 
fixing hum on Rega Rp6
Yes.  I think the hum is from the wall wort for the Rega PSU... 
LIO versus LFD NCSE with Harbeth Compact 7?
Just an update on this (as the original post was 2 years ago):  both my sister Greta and I ended up going with the LIO.  She has LIO (with AVC tubestage) driving her Compact 7s, and I'm running LIO with DHT Pre with my KEF LS50s.  We're both happy...