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Field coil dava cartridge
it seems like some prefer to debate design elegance, history, methods, materials, and measurement minutia instead of actual music playing performance. nothing wrong with that unless you are actually wanting to play music.  i hope that some involv... 
Field coil dava cartridge
@mijostyn i guess we will all just have to be on pins and needles 🙄 until you hear a DaVa, since nothing anyone says about it matters to you. except it seems to be important somehow to you as you keep talking about it. probably dream about it, and... 
Crossover setting on Rythmik F12G
here is where you ask about all things Rythmik....and the manufacturer pays attention to stuff on that thread and forum. Audiogon has some Home Theater subwoofer info, but it's small time comparatively. https://www.avsforum.com/threads/official-r... 
Recording Degradation on Recording to reel to reel
yes; performance will diminish by playing; but you can’t really generalize about tape signal quality degradation as there are many variables. and also the question is at what point is this degradation audible? modern tape formulations hold up bet... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
@daveyf every forum has it’s warts and baloney factor. and i’m on the outside of that WBF tribe you describe. but i can’t disagree it exists. i push back against it occasionally. most other forums are much more owner dominant than WBF. but it’s... 
What is Your End Game System?
@ghdprentice  Well, when you retire you have something to look forward to. I can’t tell you how much joy my system has brought me since retirement. Having time to really immerse yourself and not have to end your sessions because of other respons... 
What is Your End Game System?
I noticed you use Auralex T-fusors in the front, did you fill them with rockwool of polyfil? I use the Geofusors on the ceiling You must get room service all the time because I would not want to leave that room once I sit down. Your vinyl collect... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
@rauliruegas look at that. you wrote a whole post addressed to me without once saying my opinions, gear or process is flawed. so it is possible. i have no problem with anyone’s writing skills and respect that English is your second language. th... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
@rauliruegas sorry, but considering my feelings, and your apparent concern that i am not happy, your post above is just more of the same negative ranting. you continue to try to demonstrate that my opinions are flawed. From there you conclude... 
What is Your End Game System?
my end game system = where i want to be. and i’m close right now. you can view my system page https://systems.audiogon.com/systems/615 although the pics and descriptions are not entirely up to date. the turntables are correct, but not the arms a... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
btw, it’s possible to split hairs and also respect listening perspectives. but here it does not commonly happen. the hair splitting gets focused on attacking the listening opinion credibility, especially at higher priced gear. the balance is a for... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
i guess one man’s perspective of listening opinions not being respected, is another man’s delight over splitting hairs over hifi equipment. so time for me to go fishing. or......be where my listening opinions are more respected. the balance here ... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
@rauliruegas  I was banned not only one but twice from that forum now i remember why i should not post here or attempt to interact with you.  note to self; don't take the bait again.🙄  
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
@dover over the years i’ve had multiple phono cables through my system; currently i have three other ’basic’ phono din<->rca’s i have swapped in and out. over the 3 years i’ve tried various versions of the LFD including the Dongle/Raptor r... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
if you want to learn about the theory behind the ’zeel’ 50 ohm cable interface, here is a paper published in the September 2001 issue of Stereophile by Herve Delatraz (manufacturer/designer of darTZeel), describing ’echo’s in conventional cable in...