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Jelco TK-850L review
noromance, since your already dealing with Brian talk to him about a rewire he's an real honest and good guy, if undecided on rewire you could try replacing tag wires, but what a pain breaking in wire all over again. I don't use it much anymore bu... 
Linn LP12/Lingo start-up/speed problems
I  agree to start with removing cap, spring and ball before doing anything. It will do exactly what you discribe. It's easy to do, just do it slow because spring can through ball and you will be on your hands and knees looking for it like I did. S... 
Hihat Question
If you are considering looking at power, Is your gear plugged into a contractor grade outlet. If so buy a $10- $25 hospital grade outlets. Try a Pass Seymour, they have a clear sound, nice with cymbals. In my system Hubble is warmer to me. You can... 
Hihat Question
I've had best results dropping noise floor down as much as possible. Routing cables so no crosstalk, but I would invest in a nice passive power conditioner. I've had good luck with Running Springs but they are no longer around. PI Audio Uber Buss ... 
Cryo EL84 vs non / JJ vs EH
Thank you for the offer but I'm looking for el84, I have plenty xf2's el34, if you have some el84's I would be interested,thanks 
Turntables
Gshepard, I thought op bought table at a stereo shop used and was a trade in as he described being able to demo it before purchase. My brother has a Rega and never a problem. Friend I talked to other night bought p6 new from dealer and fought hum ... 
Turntables
I could be wrong but sounds like you may have 2 problems motor, power supply and cartridge together causing hum. The pops and clicks when no record playing sounds like tonearm ground problem. My table did pop/click while no record playing when my ... 
Turntables
Luvrockin, ran into friend at a party last night that I knew owned Rega p6 and p10 years ago and I mentioned your problem. ( noise gets louder as headshell moves toward spindle) He had same problem with p6 and said it is well documented. So it's n... 
Turntables
See if you have any power cords or interconnects running parallel or even crossing over any of the phono cables, or interconnects  involved in your table including wall wart. Try a cheater plug on phono stage. Some unshielded cables can cause prob... 
Turntables
May  want to put in your cable for digital in your phono pre temporarily just to trouble shoot, that monster cable could be killing signal. You will still need to break everything in but may make you feel better that things can be improved. Is you... 
Turntables
Luvrockin, if your cartridge and phono pre are new it's going to sound bad without break in. It's going to be thin and harsh. That's the bad part of analog there is no repeat button to burn in gear. I mean no disrespect but if you bought phono pre... 
Advise on DIY build
Call Danny at GR Research, he has alpha core inductors, mills resistors, cap, internal wire all very reasonable prices, and most of all a great guy to deal with. 
Turntables
Cool, enjoy it that's a nice table, easy set up too. 
What is the best way to tame a slightly bright speaker?
If you want to see without as much work with rectangle cut out. Go to drum shop and buy dense felt cymbal washers ( they go under and on top of cymbal on cymbal stand, much better quality felt than at fabric store)cut into four pieces and blue tak... 
What is the best way to tame a slightly bright speaker?
If you don't have time or funds for room treatment pick up some 100% wool at fabric store. Cut inside diameter in rectangle form and make 3 or four layers. It may not be pretty but in my experience it smoothed out highs and improved imaging. I mou...