peter_s

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@chakster Yes, I do think there is a difference (~40%).  What I don't know, is what is the effective mass of my S-shaped tonearm on the Pioneer PL-512, which is a from 1978.  Anybody have a clue on this?BTW chakster - I'd appreciate it if you coul... 
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@chakster :  I am assuming that the AT and the Nagaoka dynamic compliance values are reported for the same frequency.  It's fine if it's 100hz - I said that was a reasonable assumption (though not stated by Nagaoka) in my post.  In any case, I was... 
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Thanks Elliot for your information. Good to know that an elliptical stylus is more forgiving of setup issues. Although I have the tools and knowledge to properly align the cartridge, this turntable (and many other budget tables) does not have VTA ... 
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Thanks @rauliruegas   I had reported the compliance in the specs (7.2), but the specs didn't reference the frequency, and I didn't know how to convert a 100hz dynamic compliance to a 10hz value (roughly double, I now read).  Looking forward to the... 
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This thread has been very helpful, and should be useful to many others in the future.  For me, it was a toss up between the Nagaoka 200 and the AT740 and perhaps the Goldring. Truth be told, I probably could have gone with lower cost models in t... 
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Update: it's pretty much impossible to find effective mass value for the Pioneer PL-512 S-tube tonearm. The  Nagaoka MP-200 seems to be a low compliance cartridge (though I read that Japanese specs for dynamic compliance are taken at 100hz rather... 
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@mwinkc - thanks for your encouragement.  I am hopeful.@jrpnde - I would agree that there are some advantages to pre-matched cartridges and arms.  Not that I trust the manufacturer's to provide the best sounding cartridge (there is a bottom line t... 
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Thanks everyone for your excellent advice!  This is a thread I will keep aware of.  I ended up getting a really good deal on a demo Nagaoka MP-200 from a trusted dealer, but from the posts above, it may be better than the rest of the system benefi... 
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@bkeske  A source of concern with the Goldring is the following: 1) The Cartridge is very sensitive to capacitive loading. Some experimentation with it will be necessary to get the best match to your system. I ended up with 51 kOhm resistive Load... 
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@chakster I made a small typo - I meant a Pioneer PL-512. Nothing special, but still rated as a very good TT. I get the sense that it is on par with modern entry level TT’s. Does anyone think differently? I think replacing the TT and cartridge wou... 
Holo Audio May DAC
Just ordered a KTE. will see if it replaces my direct stream DAC. Roon endpoint from NUC. Wondering if I should use the USB out of the NUC or use ethernet and a hifiBerry converter to coax? 
BlueSound Stinks(!), anyone?
I have four units scattered around in my life… And they all work flawlessly. Two are on Wi-Fi and two are wired. I think the user interface is excellent. 
ATC SCM 40 mk2 vs Salk Song3 Encore
Wow @b_limo Are you for real? With your attitude, you’ve just lost all credibility.whoops! I just read some of K’s posts, And I get where you are coming from! Not worth any of our time. 
Adding a SS amp as a 2nd amp for my tube rig has been a plus
I have much more often read that solid-state gear takes much longer to warm up. In fact, some people keep their solid-state running 24 seven. I typically hear that tube gear takes a maximum of 30 minutes to warm up. 
Update on Audiogon Member Almarg
Al - you have been a rock and a model here on audiogon. Much loved and much appreciated. Words cannot express.