neonknight

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Early SOTA vs New Something: Conundrum
I own a SOTA Cosmos Eclipse and have owned a gen III Star Sapphire so am familiar with the earlier tables.  My opinion is that a refurbished SOTA is going to be a far better table than the Technics. Especially if you go with the magnetic bearing,... 
One turntable with two arms, or two turntables with one each - which would you prefer?
I have two tables, one is a SOTA Cosmos Eclipse with a SME V, so a 1 arm 1 table combo. With a suspended deck its really not possible to run two arms on it. The second table is a Scheu Analog Das Laufwerk No2 which is an 85 pound non-suspended de... 
Think Its Possible To Order Tubes From the Ukraine?
So I got the tubes in the mail today. Looks like things still work and it took 23 days.   
Classic Ortofon Cartridges: The MC2000 MK II or the MC3000 MK II?
I have my doubts it’s either of that. The marks on the silver portion of the body could be dust. But what is on the panel behind the cantilever looks too close to corrosion for me to chance the purchase.   This is the image of the MC5000 I am bu... 
Classic Ortofon Cartridges: The MC2000 MK II or the MC3000 MK II?
@rauliruegas  I have not listened to it yet, it is bought and being shipped from the UK. I like the MC3000 MK II, and my understanding is this is the same cartridge with gemstone cantilever. Past experiences have shown I like ruby and sapphire can... 
Classic Ortofon Cartridges: The MC2000 MK II or the MC3000 MK II?
@lewm As an example. This MC2000 looks fine till you get to the last image. The close up shows pitting. I have been to Japan twice and the shops are nice, but I am not flying over to make the purchase of a cartridge. I am kind of dependent on the ... 
Classic Ortofon Cartridges: The MC2000 MK II or the MC3000 MK II?
@lewm Well perhaps the Gods of Analog will bless me with their favor and a MC7500 in good condition will become available. I certainly will buy one. On Ebay the Japanese one is about $2300 or $2500 and hours are unknown. So I would plan for a trip... 
Classic Ortofon Cartridges: The MC2000 MK II or the MC3000 MK II?
Thought I would add to this post. Still have the MC3000 MK II here, and use it on a Dynavector DV505 tone arm and Scheu Das Laufwerk No2 table. I also have acquired a MC2000 with T2000 transformer. Expert Stylus refurbished the cartridge and fitte... 
Think Its Possible To Order Tubes From the Ukraine?
I did just order a quad of them from the Ukraine.   
Think Its Possible To Order Tubes From the Ukraine?
Jesus. I don't care about what your opinion is of whatever state, or the country in general.  All I did was ask a question about ordering a set of tubes for an amp. I don't CARE what you think about wherever you do, do not, or used to live. Give ... 
Think Its Possible To Order Tubes From the Ukraine?
Thanks for all the responses fellows I will look into options for ordering.    As far as the tubes I will have on hand I will have one set of used outputs and two spares. Not 2 sets of full tubes. Seems prudent to have another quad on hand.   
Buying New TV Need A Soundbar Recommendation
Thanks all, I will be picking up my order Saturday. I needed to grab the TV quickly as there was only one of the G1 in the box left, as the G2 is now coming out. Works well for me as its a significant discount off of normal selling price. Of cours... 
Buying New TV Need A Soundbar Recommendation
After work I decided to call over to Video Only and see what they sell a 65" LG G1 OLED for. They were having a close out for the upcoming model so I got So I got one for $1699 rather than the $2399 at other places. That works for me. They bundles... 
Buying New TV Need A Soundbar Recommendation
Thanks for all the responses, I appreciate all of them and did not intend to be snippy. I was at work and posting between tasks, so the writing style gets very direct and blunt as I have short blocks of time available.  The LG recommendation and ... 
Buying New TV Need A Soundbar Recommendation
@grinnell  The point of the post is that this is not a high performance installation in terms of sound. The wife is NOT going to use a HT system and doesn't want a bunch of speakers in that room. So an AVR and 5.1 or 7.1 system is not going to hap...