nmmusicman

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Any tricks to remove drivers from a (sticky) cabinet
+1 for Mitch2. Being a long time Alon,Nola owner, I've pulled many of their drivers and the only safe way to do it is with a jacking screw as described. Prying a driver out is only asking for trouble/damage to the cabinet and/or driver.  
Low Output MC recommendations?
The new Benz Micro S series are simply outstanding with the Wood SL being the sweat heart in the middle. The Wood SL has simply slayed all comers with its Micro-Ridge stylus and new suspension. Feed it into a transimpedence phono stage and look out!  
Does anyone have any experience with a Sutherland Little Loco?
I've had the Little Loco for about a year now. It replaced a Parasound JC-3. The cart is the new Benz Micro Wood SL and the difference with the LL is not subtle. First, the soundstage is much more delineated and solid. Some records I have that exh... 
EAR 834P MM/MC options help
@ds4000 - I've owned the EAR 834P for many years although don't use it any longer but as to the tube rolling, it is a literal palette in what one can create. Just remember V1 is the input stage, V2 is the RIAA stage and V3 the Cathode follower out... 
Vandersteen 7 and room treatment
Fellow NM here(Rio Rancho) and have Vandersteen Quatros in an ASC treated room. I started with the existing traps in place from the previous speakers that were in the same spots(Nola Viper 1AX). 1 half round behind and a bit to the outside of each... 
Is PS Audio the only game in town for Power Regenerators?
timo62, PM sent.  
Is PS Audio the only game in town for Power Regenerators?
Kemp Elektroniks makes a front end AC regenerator. Check it out here: https://www.kempelektroniksshop.nl/brands/www-kempelektroniks-nl/power-station-75.html    
Upgrading my Niagara 1000 with a higher quality power cord?
The Cable Co. will lend you cables to try for yourself. This way one can make an informed decision for themselves and yes, it will make an improvement as one ascends the AQ power cable line.  https://www.thecableco.com/audioquest.html    
Vandersteens-- Removing M5-HPs for a Digital Xover?
Once I got my Quatros dialed in, I tried using my OPPO BDP 105 for the high level crossover to eliminate the extra IC's, connections and the inline passive crossover but was ultimately disappointed.  The outboard inline crossovers provide much mor... 
Audioquest Fog Lifters
I have them in two of my systems mainly on power cables and they do work as advertised. They respond to tweaking as well. I put some small tabs of f.oQ TA-102 tape on them under the support lifts for a small improvement is resolution. 
Lousy IEC Connections
As millercarbon suggests, a couple wraps with teflon tape or in my case, a couple wraps of electrical tape around the exposed barrel will tighten her up just fine. Experiment with the amount of tape to get just the right snug fit... 
Welcome to the tweakend!
The trick is getting 6", 8" and 12" inner tubes and choosing the one that best fits the size and weight distribution of the component. Fill with 3-5 PSI and balance the component on the tube. I even went so far as to fill a 6" inner tube with 90 w... 
DragonFly Red stopped working
I had a Dragonfly Red that I use with my laptop to listen with headphones thru and it started getting an intermittent connection. Tried different USB connections but it was clearly the AQ unit. AQ replaced it without question but I have since move... 
Best live albums from 1970's college days
Are you ready to rock?This is the best live album of the 70’s:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Some_Enchanted_Evening_(Blue_%C3%96yster_Cult_album)Enjoy! 
Garth Powell on Why Audioquest does not make AC Regenerators
I’ve owned and currently own PS Audio’s P300(2) and P600 AC regenerator’s and prefer the older series that utilized balanced power on the output, sounding much better than their later series IMHO in a direct comparison. One has to remember not to ...