melm

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Rythmik L12 or F12
You can’t go wrong with a Rythmik sub. FWIW, I’ve been using an L12 for a few years. A single one in a relatively small environment and I’m quite happy with it. It’s a quality sound used here principally for classical music and some pop, not theat... 
Has Anyone Auditioned an LKS MH-DA004 DAC?
An unanswerable question.The LKS has two 50 watt toroidal transformers.  One is for the digital circuits; one for the analog circuits.  The Holospring appears to have one transformer about that size (Is it, in fact?) and one quite a bit smaller.Wh... 
Cartridge Upgrade ...AT ART-9?
@chakster Mr. Carr sells cartridges and retips. He sells HIS cartridges and retips. SoundSmith is a competitor. They sell cartridges and retips of their cartridges and other people’s cartridges, including those of Carr.Peter Ledermann, the proprie... 
Cartridge Upgrade ...AT ART-9?
@chakster Aside from the retip, which is usually a replacement, i don't really understand what is meant by "full support from the manufacturer in Japan."  Given that the cartridge is in good shape upon receipt I have never seen anything go wrong w... 
Wireless to Ethernet Adapter for DAC
FWIW I was using a portable hard disk into a lap-top and then USB out to a very fine DAC. I decided to get a NAS and the files were transferred and I then used wi-fi between the NAS and lap-top.  The SQ suffered.  I finally bit the bullet and dril... 
Cartridge Upgrade ...AT ART-9?
Most people in the US, I think, buy gray market and a retip deal through AT is not available to them.  If you buy through local authorized dealer you can inquire there.  In the US, the dealer is LP Gear.The cartridge is more widely distributed thr... 
Vinyl heresy-overhang induced distortion is not that important
I agree to the extent that I think (what some call) horizontal tracking alignment or angle (HTA) is not as important as some have made it seem.  In the first place, with 2 points of tangency or one (as HW of VPI has often argued for) almost all th... 
iFi Nano Black Label upgrade
For the price point of less than $1k - $1.5k the very best values IMO are found in direct Chinese imports.  But you need to do some research..  
Cartridge for Symphonic music .
+1 for the Audio-Technica ART-9.  Since you're here on Audiogon, do a search on the Art-9.  A lot has been written about it here, and I think virtually everyone has praised it, even as compared to much more expensive cartridges.  I believe what I ... 
Oppo Udp-205 HDMI ARC volume issue
Can't comment on your set-up, but when I watch ordinary TV I send TV sound to my Oppo 105 using the optical out on the TV and the optical in on the Oppo.  Works perfectly. 
How much would I lose going to a Bluesound Node 2i
This is not exactly responsive to your issue, but I noticed that you are using a Synology NAS wirelessly. to the Auralic..  When I moved from a small hard disk near my desk-top and DAC to a wireless Synology, I noticed a drop in SQ.  So I consider... 
VPI Classic 3 or SME 20/2
I have no opinion to offer.  The sound will likely be different.  But would it be better?I notice that the responses here are all sort of market-trading ones.  Very Audiogon-y!  No one has offered an opinion on your principal question which is wha... 
PC+Dac or Streamer
mgrif104, FWIW I was using a simple laptop running jriver and outputting USB near the stereo and with my music files on a small portable HD.  Control was on my phone.  The sound was fine.  But I got a NAS so that I could centralize my music an... 
Azimuth adjustment on VPI Scoutmaster
Just for the record, I am not a fan of the second pivot.  Assuming the compliance of your cartridge is within reasonable bounds it should not be necessary.  Single point designs have proven their value over the years.  The VPI second pivot is a Ru... 
Azimuth adjustment on VPI Scoutmaster
A few suggestions from my own experience.  Yes, with the Lemo in place.  I find the Soundsmith Counter-Intuitive device to be very useful for making small changes in VTF and azimuth with minimal change in the other.  I use an AT cartridge.  I find...