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Field coil dava cartridge
DaVa Reference FR graph... https://www.whatsbestforum.com/threads/vinyl-upgrades-dava-fcl-tone-arm-emia-silver-phono-corrector-mc-trio.34405/page-5#post-826777  
Field coil dava cartridge
spent the weekend (5 hours Friday, 12 on Saturday, and 8 hours today) with Kedar (Bonzo75 on WBF) doing compares between the DaVa on my Tosca tonearm and Saskia tt, and my 2 other tt’s, the CS Port LFT1 and the Etsuro Gold ’special’ cartridge, and... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
i think it's a mistake to use generalizations about materials to be the final arbiter of choice. it does take the pressure off actually investigating with an open mind and ears. i do respect it is simpler just to read specs and throw out pronounce... 
Why do so many members seem afraid of making an audio decision?
some develop their own mental listening reference for decisions, and their own decision process. some prefer to rely on other’s opinions and trust their references. for some the process of investigation is work, or maybe not something they have th... 
Where did you buy your first audio gear?
when i was in my first year of college in 1969 i bought an AR turntable, Sherwood receiver and KLH speakers from Len Tweten of Magnolia HiFi when it was in a house in the Magnolia neighborhood (where it got it’s name) of Seattle. i did buy a used... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
@rauliruegas i changed my mind. had something to say, so i said it. and i deserve flack for being a putz. bring it on.😀 as far as digital ’smears peaks’ what i mean is that in a relative sense, digital rounds off the top of the transient compar... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
i listen to Dizzy Gillespie’s Big 4 lp pressing on the DaVa Reference cartridge. then listen to a digital transfer. with the Lp Dizzy’s trumpet hits 95 watt peaks on my dart 468 monoblocks. at the same SPL’s the digital hits 45 watt peaks. the Da... 
Its not vinyl
@sns thank you for the kind words. today i had 9 visitors for a 3 hour session. it’s a an audio club about 75 miles away that has visited me before. really nice and knowledgeable group and it was great fun for me. love these sessions. we freely... 
Its not vinyl
agree with the thought that with digital we celebrate the unlimited music access and ease of use. streaming music is a wonderful experience. and performance wise we need not worry about vinyl directly, only worry about digital eliminating the sin... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
Raul, nothing personal regarding my dropping out of this discussion. i simply do not see the value to me in this thread. unfortunately a frequent Audiogon experience. and honestly the Audiogon interface is very frustrating to navigate compared t... 
Tripoint Grounding Question - Troy Signature and Troy NG
in the USA mostly you deal with Miguel directly. i also own a number of Entreq boxes and they have their place in the big picture. in my system i use the Tripoint as the main signal path chassis grounding. and with Tripoint the better cables make... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
"To make comments lacking the experience to back them up is absurd" i used the word silly to express the same thought. listen to the gear, tell us what you hear. or know you will not be taken seriously. do the work. i acquired the cartridges, li... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
  In my own world objectivity leads to the best subjective results. The problem with strict analog paths is that every step degrades the end result. @mijostyn watch the video. Bernie agrees with you about every step degrading. so best to mas... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
honestly; this stuff is not that complicated. but it does require commitment and effort. acquire great digital and analog sources, and great original/native media, then a great room and system to listen. listen and see what you prefer. don’t te... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
any illusions about digital transfers and analog gets dispelled here by Bernie Grundman, listen to 1:17--1:25. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DArqAgLO5s