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Moving cables around killed dynamics for days anyone else experience this?
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Cartridge for Clearaudio Concept TT
The price jump is part of my issue Matt.  A few years ago this same cart was $200 cheaper.  At $450 I wouldn't have too many reservations on giving it a shot.  At $650 it's starting to get into 2M Black territory, and $1K carts aren't that far off... 
Time for a new 2 channel amplifier - looking for suggestions
Great suggestions everyone.  I've crossed the Yamaha off my list.  As appealing as those sexy VU meters and the vintage/rarity factor, that thing is one mishap from being a door stop. 
... how important is Damping factor in determining what amp to buy
That’s a good question. On the surface it looks like it should be very important.  The higher the DF the better the sounds would be a reasonable assumption.Who wouldn’t want better control of the bass drivers? Wouldn’t that yield tight and accurat... 
Yamaha M-60 worth a refurb?
The other reason that intrigues me about this amp is the class A mode.  My Chorus II's are very efficient so I believe the amp would be in class A mode quite often.I liked the Rotel RB-1080 a lot better when it was driving a pair of Vendersteen 2C... 
Clearaudio Virtuoso Ebony Wood or Ortofon 2M Black Cartridge?
What Johnnyb53 says makes a lot of sense to me.  I have a Clearaudio concept TT with their basic MM cart.  It's nowhere in the same league as the Virtuoso Ebony Wood. I've been kicking around upgrading the cart, and a local shop is pushing me to... 
When I have seen people listing their systems lately
I think stand alone CD Players are mostly dead, but I don't think the Redbook CD format is dead.  I differentiate CD players from universal disc players that player SACD, CD, DVD, and Blu Ray.My old standby player was a Rotel RCD-950.  Having an I... 
Any suggestion on DAC below $1,500
Eddy, is the DAC for your CD Player?  Or are you looking at hooking up a laptop/PC? 
When I have seen people listing their systems lately
I ran into the same situation as mapman.  I had all my CD's ripped as wav.  Due to the non-existent tagging options in WAV, I was forced to manually add each CD into the windows media player database.  Basically rip a CD, load windows media player... 
What vintage speaker might you use today
I'm using a pair of circa 1989 Klipsch Chorus II's as my everyday main speakers.  I found a mint pair in oiled oak on craigslist a few years ago, and refurbished them with new crossovers and horn diaphragms.They might not be the most "accurate" sp... 
No cartridge is good enough.
In my opinion a cartridge does not "extract" music from the groove, but instead interprets the music from the groove. I view them as musical instruments that impart their own subtle flavor to the music.The trick is to find the flavor you like. 
Measuring VTF on a Clearaudio Concept
Thanks for the response. The concept is made to be used without a mat so no issue there. I was amazing how much the weight is skewed with the verify tonearm by a small amount of vertical distance. I tried an old Shure force gauge and that was also... 
Help deciding which TT
"As I said above, bicycle inner tube. But you seem to prefer anti-gravity guns and new turntables."I'm willing to give an inner tube a shot. I did try some packing air pockets under each of the three feet, and it really didn't seem to make much di... 
Help deciding which TT
A quick update. I had the stylus sitting on a stationary record, and turned the volume up to the point where the subwoofer started to slightly pump and the sound (low level rumble) was just audible. I gently put my hands under each side and exerte... 
Help deciding which TT
"Your sub is to loud, turn the volume down."Your probably on to something there. I have it set where I like it for digital sources. I can decrease the volume on the AUX input so I'm going to play with that.The wall shelf I purchase is not the Rega...