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Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
@drbond There is some wisdom here if you listen close enough. None of us can compare every tonearm and there is no dealer that can compare every tonearm. Frankly, never trust a human who isw trying to sell you something.  But many of us have owned... 
Free air, tighter bass - snake oil or cheap tweaks?
Its a bl--dy stereo, not the prince of Wales.  
How important is the efficiency of a speaker to you?
@herman Would that be in Denver or NYC? Efficiency is not the issue, unless you have a silly pea watt amp. What you like to listen to is the issue and speakers, being the most difficult of all components, are always a compromise. I'll only listen... 
Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
@rauliruegas  Who said anything about a huge difference? I seem the recall specifying at the beginning of this thread that the sonic difference between these arm is extremely minor. I said, "It is not how it sounds it is how it works." I'm sure yo... 
Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
@drbond Theory?? No tracking angle error and very little if any skating force? Those are huge benefits, not that you can ignore other aspects of tonearm design. Schroder and Reed arms are otherwise well designed and built with only very minor quib... 
Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
@pindac The Blackbird is a brilliant design. I think calling it a sideways unipivot is somewhat derogatory. It is a braced pendulum bearing pivoting on a horizontal thrust bearing. The mechanism is not obvious looking at the arm and it is hard to ... 
Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
@rauliruegas I would like to emphasize your point on having a reference.  When tuning a HiFi system you have to have some idea of where you are going. You have to have a reference. You have to know what is possible with the very best systems, whi... 
Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
@tomic601 Panzerwood? That stuff is ugly as h-ll. Send me a template and I will make you a handsome one out of Rosewood or Ebony. Both are extremely dense having a specific gravity almost as high as water. I laminate it with 1/16" thick aluminum p... 
Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
@tomic601 my wife tells me I'm 1000% dog. I started painting my nose black back in 95 to get more attention. Growing a tail helped. @asvjerry See, that tonearm has warped your brain. I had that H-K turntable and it warped mine. Tail wagging the d... 
Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
@lewm The problem with the weight on a string AS mechanisms is that records are hardly ever perfectly concentric. Now the cantilever has to over come the stiction. I recall the old days with a V15 in an SME 3009. I use to watch the cantilever wag ... 
Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
@rauliruegas It's good to be back on the reservation:-)  
Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
@whart  Because I am a dog. As long as you can adjust the effective mass, a dogmatic tonearm will run any cartridge at it's best. There is no magic to tonearm design only compromises. The pivoted offset arm makes one huge compromise for the sake ... 
Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
@drbond You misunderstand me. A tonearm can not improve sound quality. it can only degrade it. The difference in sound quality can be rather large between an excellent arm and a not so excellent arm due to degradation. But, between two well design... 
Best investment; cartridge or line stage?
@elliottbnewcombjr Elliot, buy the time he can afford the phono stage the cartridge will have worn out. Phono stages last a long time and the great ones are not cheap. The cartridge is usually less expensive than a great phono stage so it is quick... 
Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
Thanks @rauliruegas  Mr Tonearm gd. Every one trait that falls off represents a compromise. Compromises are frequently worth it. That is a judgement call.  @drbond , It is not how a tonearm sounds, it is how it works. The difference in sound qual...