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Field coil dava cartridge
@rauliruegas i think Bonzo is just teasing you. and he is amused by your responses, not frustrated. you are not holding him back from anything. it is your right, anyone’s right, to dismiss any product without hearing it. but when a product stop... 
Turntable isolation
@nhmanmtb back 12-14 years ago i purchased 4 turntables from Steve Dobbins, Xact Audio. three were vintage tt’s (Technics SP-10 Mk2, Mk3, and a Garrard 301) with tweaking and plinths built by Steve, and one was his Kodo ’The Beat’. all used Stil... 
Turntable isolation
This the ultimate isolation both vertically and laterally. Nothing else comes close. There are painfully few other options that really work. Most of it is just wishful thinking. @mijostyn i use the Taiko Tana active resonance control system u... 
Turntable isolation
mostly mixing different passive isolation devices is not the best idea. think of adding an additional suspension below your current automobile suspension. the result would be unpredictable. therefore it’s likely that the best result is to not add ... 
DSP vs New Cables ??
you just cannot generalize. to me dsp would be an alternative to room treatments for 2 channel, not cables. consider maybe a product such as GIK treatments as an alternative to dsp for 2 channel. https://www.gikacoustics.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIh... 
Mahler on vinyl - your favorite
the Bernstein Mahler Box Set is a great place to start. either CD’s, or file download, or streaming (Tidal and Quboz both have this complete set), or the Lp Box Set.....you can’t go too far wrong. https://www.discogs.com/master/1193298-Gustav-Mah... 
Why do so many sellers take offense to offers on their listings?
i’m the GM of a large Honda Automobile Dealership. over 48 years in the car business i’ve managed the sale of around 150,000 cars......one at a time. i don’t take low offers personally. OTOH many of my customers take everything personally. so whe... 
The character of analog and digital
far away from wanting to prove you wrong! I am just pointing out that digital would have to have a fundamental problem yet to be identified to be eternally inferior to vinyl. @antigrunge2 let’s just say, digital won’t quite equal vinyl in my ... 
The character of analog and digital
your postulate of asymptotical closing of the gap between vinyl and digital seems counterfactual: vinyl suffers from distortions simply not present in digital, e.g. tracking angle on conventional tone arms, warp and flutter depending on pressing ... 
The character of analog and digital
in a perfect world, digital should be close to ’of a piece’ with analog. in other words, you ought to be able to switch back and forth from digital to analog/vinyl or analog/vinyl to digital and while the analog/vinyl is farther down the road to s... 
Do YOU have a flat frequency response in your room?
two better questions are; is a flat frequency response in your room desired? if not, what type of FR curve is preferred? and if you are going down this road, what is the frequency response at your listening position? are there any big humps or d... 
Static attack! Time to get the humidifiers going
  come on ghd! I'm much better looking the @mikelavigne  @mijostyn truth be told, that's not saying much.🙄  
Static attack! Time to get the humidifiers going
do you worry about the ozone that these ionizers produce? I’m sure you are aware that ozone can be deadly to the respiratory system but not sure how much these devices produce. Your thoughts? @rsf507 my info is that these devices do not produce... 
Static attack! Time to get the humidifiers going
or.....two of these...https://www.csport.audio/products/products-ime1-en.html and one of these....https://ds-audio-w.biz/products/181/ these devices project continual negative ions on the record surface to eliminate static. the reason i’m using ... 
Field coil dava cartridge
i only hope those who visit this thread for specific cartridge listening feedback, and have to sift through all the ’other interesting things’, do eventually find what they seek. tech talk has it’s function too, of course. but is it the meat? or ...