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Phono preamp suggestions
Johnto, if interested there is a PS Audio GCPH on us audiomart for $500 free shipping. 
What cart should I go for
I had audioquest PT -9 tonearm same as Jelco 750 matched with Soundsmith Zephr that sounded really good together. Don't know how heavy your counterweight is but with pt9 and zephyr the weight was having to ride to far back on end stub for my likin... 
Any way I could have damaged my speakers?
That's what I do change inputs, speaker wire I shut it down 
Any way I could have damaged my speakers?
I ride and am not scared to fly through traffic but I'm terrified to tighten a rectifier or power tube socket with a screwdriver or dental pick, I don't know how to drain a cap. I always hear people use the term lethal power in the cap. Glad you d... 
Phono preamp suggestions
I've got agree on ps audio gcph. I owned the lp3 long ago it's a very quiet and nice for what it is just a little light in presentation. I use the ps Audio with parts connection mods in another room and when I compare it to a my other tube one at ... 
Dr Feikert vs Funk Firm LSD
Call Blackbird Audio he use to sell the LSD he might be able to give you some insight. I called him about my Pink Triangle Pink Link power supply. We started talking about the LSD and told me his customers and himself had nothing but trouble with ... 
Who Here Makes Their Own Power Cables?
I've had good results building my own power cords. Most of my store bought cord were JPS Labs. I use a 8 gauge wire solid core copper, stranded copper and solid core silver depending on sound I'm looking for. Solid core has big bass and more detai... 
Thorens TD-165
Agree check cartridge tags. Check table ground wire-spade connection, that wire is usually thin and fragile and sometimes many strands are broken off unnoticed, solder it if can. Table may have ground wire off tonearm bolted to chassis with anothe... 
Cartridge Recommendations
I don't think you can go wrong with Soundsmith. I find some other cartridges do somethings exceptionally well but lack something in some other area.The best way I can describe the soundsmiths I use they do nothing wrong, and ¬†that's very important... 
Difference in sound between day and night. Help!
Meant to say middle of a song. 
Difference in sound between day and night. Help!
Yea, I notice a difference in sound quality after midnight with or without a conditioner. When I first installed a good conditioner in my system and the music stopped for a split second in the middle of a sound it was so quiet I thought my amp ble... 
Linn LP12/Lingo start-up/speed problems
Glad it worked, cheap fix. 
Difference in sound between day and night. Help!
Don't knock it till you try it there johnk, you have no idea what your talking about. First Running Springs Audio (passive)conditioner I bought I told no one in the family. My wife came in the room first day( not at night) and asked what did you b... 
Difference in sound between day and night. Help!
I think what your hearing is noise floor dropping at night. Try a passive conditioner, PI Audio's Uber Buss is best bang for buck out there, I think around $1100 new. There hard to find used, they sell really fast and new have 30 day return policy.¬† 
Tracking Force?
If it was me I would back off 3.8, it has to sound dull with that much over recommended force and can't be good for your cartridge. Your range is 2.0 to 2.4 start at 2.4 since you are use to that much weight. Lighten up til you hear highs to your ...