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Oppo customer service
Another happy camper with Oppo. They are quick to reply and very helpful. I wish more companies valued customer service as much as they do. I will gladly do business with them in the future. 
rewiring preamp will it work
Al, the DJH does not have coupling caps. It's direct coupled. I don't know how that influences impedance, but I wanted to point it out. There is very little in the way of documentation on this preamp. I had one for several years and loved it. You ... 
Is HDtracks really selling you Hi-Rez music?
Has anyone else noticed HD Tracks high rez to be louder than Redbook? I noticed it with Fleetwood Mac Rumors and verified my hunch with an spl meter. The high rez version is 3 dB louder than cd. There are folks in the forums who swear that ALL hig... 
Rega P5 w/Denon 103R what should I upgrade to?
Tbromgard, what tubes have you tried that you like? 
Rega RB300 Tonearm alignment protractor
Sebrof is correct. You don't need an expensive strobe light. Just use an incandescent light and pay close attention to the bars. They should appear stationary. If they drift in one direction or the other, your speed is off. 
???Phono Preamp for Rega RP3 W/Elys2 ????
What Parasound preamp do you have? 
???Phono Preamp for Rega RP3 W/Elys2 ????
I agree with Zd542. There's a Conrad Johnson PV-10A with MM phonostage in the classifieds right now at a great price. It would be a really nice one box solution. Old CJ preamps are classics. Do a search. If I were in your shoes, this would be at t... 
Analog setup - do it your self or hire a pro?
I encourage you to learn as much as you can. You'll appreciate vinyl more when you know how to make adjustments to optimize the sound. I strongly recommend Michael Fremer's instruction video. It's an excellent starting point for seeing the big pic... 
which to keep...
Which sounds better to your ears? 
Rega RB300 Tonearm alignment protractor
Have you seen the docs at Vinyl Engine? They have the original protractor. Make sure you're not scaling when you print. That would be a problem. Print at 100% scale. 
can I get your input on a inexpensive pre-amp
I see an AES DJH in the classifieds for $800 which is a good price. I owned one for several years and was extremely happy with it. It has a beautiful midrange. I had it connected to a Belles 150A. AES is a Cary design so you have someone to turn t... 
tonearm on a technics sl1200mk2-help
The cartridge *has to be* installed before you can balance the tonearm. Check out this set up video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbsCWMh9nwY 
Metrum Octave versus Eastern Electric DAC
Morganc, I sent a couple of messages to you through Audiogon, but haven't heard back. Please check your inbox 
Audirvana Plus Update
Never mind. It looks like you solved your problem. I wish Audiogon would remove these duplicate threads. 
Audirvana Plus Update
Some apps are sensitive to read & write permissions. Here's a potential fix:- Highlight your Applications folder.- Go to the File menu -> Get Info- Click the pad lock in the lower right hand corner and authenticate. - Click the + sign in th...