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Jelco TK-850L Installation and Initial Impressions
@bpoletti, unlike other Lyras I have heard, the Skala is NOT a very dynamic cartridge. It is warmer than typical Lyras though. I had the skala too but yea it does not have that hair raising macro dynamics nor are the micro-details that special. It... 
New Audio Technica ART9XA Up and Running.....
Very good news! We now have a better ART9. I may go for the XA too :-) 
Best tube preamplifier for under $15k
@keithr, Since you are coming from a Music First Audio TVC preamp, you will value a preamp that's not colored or voiced I guess. Shindo, Audio Note, CJ and the likes are all very voiced products. They have a strong house sound. At least I have use... 
Is there a Solid State amp that can satisfy a SET guy?
@mglik, I know what you are searching for. I too am a long time 300b SET user. And now looking for a more powerful amp for my Tannoys. The reality seems to be, there is no exact match without a compromise. Solid states that sound good to my ears a... 
Technics Sp10 Mk2 vs SL-1200G - I finally did an A/B
Or may be A-E considering how many hours sleep I had on the days of comparison 
thinking to buy Luxman M900u mono , what other similar amps should i look?
Parasound JC1 monoblocks or Symphonic Line Kraft. Either of them are proven to deliver both quality and quantity without sacrificing naturalness. Imo, a lot of todays amps which uses esoteric parts and circuitry ultimately sound just that. Esoteri... 
Cartridge options for current gain phonostages (47 Labs)
Waiting for your opinion @chakster  
Has anyone compared the EMT 139st phonostage to others ?
Thanks @normansizemore .Those Rega and Bellari are of course not the best comparisons but still...thanks :-). I have written to some 927 and 930 owners asking for their feedback 
Has anyone compared the EMT 139st phonostage to others ?
Thanks @lbelchev , I have read that review already. The thing is, I have heard the EMT 938 and 950 with TSD-15 cartridge, EMT SUT and EMT 155st phonostage. One thing I can tell you, even the 155 phonostage, which is considered "basic" by EMT stand... 
Has anyone upgraded from an AudioTechnica ART9?
Yes @rauliruegas I understand the sensitivity and impedance curve properties and their effect on the output. An amp not being is trouble is not enough. Typical modern multi-driver speakers like Magico, Rockport, Avalon, Focal all need a lot of cur... 
Has anyone compared the EMT 139st phonostage to others ?
The issue is, is it worth Euro 5k ? This includes an external PSU so that it can be used with other turntables outside EMT. 
Has anyone upgraded from an AudioTechnica ART9?
Magico is a typical modern day speaker. It loves to be driven by quality high power solid state amps. I have heard some of the best installations of Magico and it always shone through with a nice and proper 500 watt amp. 
Has anyone upgraded from an AudioTechnica ART9?
@audiofun uses an ART1000 
Has anyone compared the EMT 139st phonostage to others ?
@normansizemore how did you know the sound of 139st ? It must be integrated inside the 930 TT. Were you able to make any direct comparisons with external phonostages ? 
Has anyone compared the EMT 139st phonostage to others ?
Thanks @normansizemore , that gives me some perspective.