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@phusis , trust me on this one. Adding a processor like the Trinnov or DEQX is in no way shape or form a "plug and play" solution. They try to market them as being simple to set up, but if you are perfectionistic they are not. You have to experime... 
Lyra Kleos arrives after eight months. . Worth the wait? First impressions
Jaco records on Hejera , Don Juan's Reckless Daughter, Shadows and Light and I think Mingus but, I am not sure of that one. He is the only electric bass player to make it into the Jazz Hall of Fame. He also has an extremely tragic history. He was ... 
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@donavabdear , What a beautiful thing. Player pianos have been around forever, but that one gets the cake.  Pianos are like HiFi systems. They will sound different in different rooms. Every one sounds different and their sound is very complex plu... 
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@kota1 , Thanx for the compliment. As a child I was always wanted to know how mechanical devices worked. To the chagrin of my parents, I took just about anything apart, and I do mean anything. I got really pissed when I did not have the right tool... 
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@kota1 , you answered your own question. They only use AB on the low power HF amplifier. With a DEQX I can use class A amps at all three levels. And there is another problem, 3 way. I vastly prefer one way plus a subwoofer.  @sokogear , I do not ... 
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@phusis , I am inclined to agree entirely. The best amps I have ever heard have all been Class A at least up to a certain output. These amps can not be put into an active speaker because of the heat they generate. They are forced to use Class D am... 
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I want my system to do what I want it to do not some engineer wants it to do. I have been using digital signal processing since the late 90s and having experimented with hundreds of target curves. I know exactly what I want my system do to.  The ... 
High Performance Low Mass Tone Arm Suggestions Needed
@neonknight , I own a Sota Cosmos Eclipse Vacuum. Many of the arms mentioned above will either not fit like the Trilanar or be a disaster like the Moerch. The Triplanar is a fabulous arm. The Moerch is....not good. The Arms that are best suited to... 
TechDAS Reliability vs SME
@chauncey , which Sota do you have?  I believe a turntable requires two features to qualify, a suspension and vacuum clamping. The SME is a better table than the Techdas for a number of reasons. The SME uses reflex clamping which is good but not a... 
Counter weights on your turntable...another dirty little secret?
1+ @baylinor ,  The guys that set these turntables up at dealerships know less about turntable set up than most of all of you. Setting up a turntable is not rocket science, it just takes a few tools. There are YouTubes all over the place on the su... 
System that sounds so real it is easy to mistaken it is not live
@lewm , I was not trying to give you a lesson on TL design, Just my opinion. I have heard some excellent TLs from Celestion back in the day and more currently Sanders also under an ESLs!   MDf is OK for a woofer, but not for a subwoofer actually p... 
System that sounds so real it is easy to mistaken it is not live
@rauliruegas , sorry if I F-ed that up. I don't always read things right. Your a little more difficult for me to understand sometimes.  You are one of a few that I have some confidence in their hearing and technological shrewdness. I know for a fa... 
Tonearm Parallel?
The SRA needs to be 92 degrees. The arm has to be adjusted to achieve that angle.   
VTA my compromise in setting
Thank You @testpilot! If you can hear the difference between the various record weights you need to have a long discussion with your shrink. It is more likely that the variation between record Lathes is greater. Set Your SRA at 92 degrees on a 180... 
System that sounds so real it is easy to mistaken it is not live
@lewm , transmission lines are arguably the hardest type of enclosure to design. Yes, you can effectively double the size/efficiency of the driver at some frequencies. The problem is that the front and rear waves are only exactly in phase at certa...