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Phono Stage upgrade to complement Dohmann Helix One Mk 2
@drbond  Well, that is a riot. My other cartridges are a Signature Platinum and an MC Diamond and I am not a huge Koetsu fan. The MSL is a lovely cartridge. The Atlas will be the last cartridge for a while. I need to replace my preamp processor an... 
Phono Stage upgrade to complement Dohmann Helix One Mk 2
@lewm , in my mind, simple as it is, there is only one "right." Everything else is distortion. The "right" is what is in or on the recording. I admit that it is not always easy to determine exactly what "right" is. The most sensitive aspect of a r... 
Gauging interest in a 2008 Continuum Caliburn
A turntable that expensive by a small manufacturer that has been discontinued is a very hard sell. Hi Fi gear is a terrible investment. The more you spend the worse it gets.   
Phono Stage upgrade to complement Dohmann Helix One Mk 2
@drbond , my experience with current mode phono stages pretty much mirrors yours.  Whether or not you hear the venue or get the effect that the musician is in the room is more a function of the recording than anything else. What I find the distor... 
Best container to move prized records between homes? Thanks!
The Classic is Orange crates. You can get them free from your local supermarket.   
VPI upgrade?
@larseand , No, it is not a significant up grade. Your best move is to replace that tonearm. I believe the VPI gimbal arm is a direct swap. Once you have swapped arms you can move up to less compliant cartridges if you like. I suggest an Ortofon W... 
Why aren't all modern vinyl releases 45s?
@whart , I tried something like 10 times to get through. Would you like to recode the situation? As for 45 rpm LPs, they are as a rule better sounding. The dynamic range is a little wider as is the bandwidth. Distortion is a little lower particul... 
What Does It Take To Surpass A SME V?
@o_holter , your experience with the Souther arm is typical. If you are the least bit discerning they will drive you nuts, almost as nuts as air bearing arms. If you are looking for the ultimate pitch stability you need to check out vacuum clampin... 
Anyone try this combo: Rogue Audio Ares II Magnum with Lyra Kleos
Welcome to the recently retired club! I am very familiar with the Kleos but not with the Rogue. The Kleos has a very low impedance and would mate well with a Current mode phono stage like the Sutherland Loco or Little Loco. This set up improves t... 
What Does It Take To Surpass A SME V?
@lewm , I wouldn't know Lew. Since I have been studying cartridges more carefully I have not seen any noticeable zenith error. Having said that I have seen some pretty shabby stylus assemblies the worse being an inexpensive AT cartridge. I was not... 
Need advice for upgrading my analog setup
The Voice is the next and last cartridge up the Soundsmith high output series. It has a Ruby cantilever and Soundsmith's best stylus.   
What Does It Take To Surpass A SME V?
@lewm , It means that the stylus is perfectly vertical as seen from the front and has the correct 92 degree SRA when loaded at the recommended tracking force.   
What Does It Take To Surpass A SME V?
@lewm , I guess my ears are not as good as yours. Yes, you are wrong again. Zenith is critically important. It is vital for phase coherence and syncopation not to mention constipation. May I suggest a jar of Citrucel? @albertporter , You are for ... 
Phonostage comparisons
@audiofun , you had best have a look at that stylus under magnification to make sure it is not pointed in the wrong direction. A stylus tilted anticlockwise as you face it would explain more noise in the left channel. Much stranger things have hap... 
Need advice for upgrading my analog setup
It looks like you have done your homework. I would not mind you upgrading a notch to The Voice. Best high output cartridge made IMHO.