noromance

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Ugh....dropped the stylus on the platter
That's nothing. I once played the platter mat thinking it was a David Byrne album. 
Tone Arm board material
My slate plinth builder supplied mine with wenge armboards saying it was the best he'd heard. 
Ask the local curmudgeon (me) anything related to tech or liquor. :)
Japanese single malt tastes digital while the real deal tastes like tubes and analog. 
Ask the local curmudgeon (me) anything related to tech or liquor. :)
Erik, 1. Do belt drives retrieve more info than idlers?2. Why is a Belgian quad the best beer? 
Is a PTP Solid 12 (Lenco) worthy of a $5k cartridge
While Lenco L75s are fine tables which make great music, they can lack the ability to render the finest details of recordings. If that's what you are after with higher-end transducers, you might do further research of your choice of turntable. 
KEF LS50 or Harbeth P3ESR for desktop system?
I've heard the LS50 and Harbeths and found both to be less alive and airy than ATC SCM7 or SCM11. 
Cartridge issues need suggestions
@pops Before you throw it out, you could try a trick we used do and that is to apply a hot soldering iron to the suspected pin.  
Cartridge issues need suggestions
Make sure that you didn’t inadvertently fix or affect the issue when you were swapping in the test cartridge. 
Cartridge Loading into Step-Up Transformer
No need for a resistor. The SUT input impedance should be 10 times the internal resistance of the MC coils. You'll need to calculate the SUT turns ratio for the given MC output level.The SUT plugs into the standard 47k MM input of the phono amp. 
Really...My favorite power tube is reissue that's not widely popular
@metman @salectric I have two sets of EICO HF35s one of which is a Stu Remmington rebuild with chokes, fixed bias and revised input circuitry. I believe they’re based on the venerable Mullard 5-20 push-pull circuit. I use a Psvane 6SN7 Globe with ... 
Fidelity Research 64s vs Jelco SA-750e
@halcro I haven't any recollection of hearing the FR64/6. However, my only dog in the fight is the Jelco 850 which the OP is asking about. I quoted and linked to a review on the 64 which said it was a little rolled off in order to assist the OP. T... 
Difference in sound between day and night. Help!
@whostolethebatmobile It sounds better at night because your hearing/brain is more sensitive at night. It is physiological and evolutionary. You've done the test.  
Pop up on audiogon
@admin Can we lose the pop-ups? No one is clicking them except by mistake. Thank you. 
Fidelity Research 64s vs Jelco SA-750e
Or is writing about the 64... 
Will technology make records obsolete one day?
@three_easy_payments Totally agree. Nothing comes close to the magic of my old 60s jazz recordings. They are so far ahead of any new pressings even the best analog efforts. Not sure why but they all sound grey by comparison.