nkonor

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Speaker upgrade question - Wilson vs Focal
Have been searching for new speakers to replace my 14 year old Avalon Opus. Finally it has come down to Rockport Atria IIs and Wilson Yvette's.I had the Rockports for a 3 week in home audition. The tweeters burned my ears off. So much, that I went... 
Basis Turntables: Worth it or Ripoff?
ctsooner,Each of us is different. There are 8 types of MS. Mine is Primary Progressive. Diagnosed 13 Sept. 2017, Confirmed on 18 Sept. 2017 at University of Chicago.Yes, I too have issues with getting up and flipping the record to the next side, F... 
Ears hurt when listening after changing speakers
Update: Today is day 7 of using steriod ear drops, Itching has completely stopped and Hearing is significantly improved ! I am so grateful that the one last enjoyment in life is not being taken from me. For those with hearing problems, I suggest f... 
Ears hurt when listening after changing speakers
I am considering Rockport Atria IIs. I am having a similar problem. My system is posted. I was a Spectral / Avalon guy until recently. For 20 years with Spectral, this November my Avalons will be 14 years old. In 2016, I switched to Pass Lab. I ha... 
MOBILE FIDELITY ONE STEP VINYL
Equipment that I used to hear this record.Technics SL1200 G, modded with Triplanar Classic SE tonearm and Lyra Kleos cartridge.Pass 160.8 monoblocksPass  XP 20 linestageManley Steelhead phono with NOS Telfunken 6922 tubesNew Rockport Atria IIs, th... 
MOBILE FIDELITY ONE STEP VINYL
On 06-12-19 @ 8:23, I posted that it would probably be my final post. Well, I need to make this post.I need to give "millercarbon" a heads up !!  Have followed his posts for quite awhile now and find his thoughts, opinions, and shared info to be v... 
MOBILE FIDELITY ONE STEP VINYL
After the Marvin Gaye - One Step, I cancelled all my pre-orders. The sales rep asked why? I told him that the One Steps had taken a loss in sound quality and that some of my pre-orders were over a year in waiting. He shrugged my comments off. So b... 
A reappearance of Black Diamond Racing?
Just talked with the folks at Music Direct. They are not stocking the BDR shelves, but will order them for you. Looking at the BDR website, all size shelves are available, including custom sizes. The regular shelfs are 3/4" thick, the Source, The ... 
Should I keep the Turntable or sell it?
tatyana69,Please post a virtual system page. I would be interested  in seeing your Linn LP12 by AudioOrigami and your Avid Acutus Dark. What tonearm do you use on each TT and which cartridge on each tonearm?My Technics with Triplanar tonearm and L... 
A reappearance of Black Diamond Racing?
I purchased (7) from Music Direct back in the day. Both TTs, the preamp, both phonostages and a pair of Pass monos. Benefit from "The Shelf ". Yes, they were spendy but worth it. 
Who Has the New Top Technics SL1200GRE? Does it blow your other expensive tables away?
tatyana69,LP12 owner for 28 years. Recently had Tom O'keefe, the best Linn tech left in the country go over every piece and torque every screw. Sounds as new when purchased in 1988. The Technics betters the LP12.As far as over the top summations (... 
Modded or stock Technics SL1200G
jtsnead,What TT did you have the Triplanar mounted on that sounded better ?? I have no noise intruding from the Technics TT. Could it be from another component in your system or poor ground ?My system is dead quiet. First time in forever with any ... 
Modded or stock Technics SL1200G
stereo5,Happy that it was a false alarm with the cancer scare. Had a similar incident with an MRI. Had to go back in the tube for 2 hours. 1hr no dye, 1hr with dye. No Cancer. I am still hanging in. Medical Marijuana is helping me to use Less Opio... 
Tonearm suggestions for my Nottingham Analogue Spacedeck
uberwaltz,I have followed your posts for quite awhile. You keep doing these sideway, midfi upgrades and tweaks. Will you ever start saving your "nickles" and buy the real deal ? You spent $5 K on "the Gate", is it just because you can play with it... 
Need Suggestions
Kris,Still thinking about your Eidolons, I live in (Chicago) four0fiveseven6seven5. Let's stay in touch. I think that we communicated once before. If I remember right, you are on your way to retirement in Colorado. You were looking for MIT ICs at ...