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Any Members Tried the Audio Interface CST-80 SUT?
I notice there is one for sale in Japan for $900 but it has obviously gone unsold for quite some time. That kind of brackets the price effectively. I wish I had a use for it but I look forward to finding an appropriate home soon.¬†Thanks again! 
Any Members Tried the Audio Interface CST-80 SUT?
Thank you both! 
Any Members Tried the Audio Interface CST-80 SUT?
Coming in late here, but, a friend gave me one of the 3 ohm versions to sell for him along with several other pieces. I don't need it for my own system as I added Sowter SUTs into my Hagerman Trumpet years ago. I'm trying to get a sense of the val... 
What Makes a Good RIAA or Line Stage?
I don't believe he was talking about CPU usage. 
Rega P5 owners
A good system will, of course, reveal the strengths of the source, but also the weaknesses. It will also reveal how much better a better table/arm is. The P5 is a great value, no question. That doesn't make it a giant killer, just a good choice at... 
Should I get a new cart, TT or phono stage?
Congats on a fine choice. In addition to the above and perhaps to highlight some of the above implications, I would emphasize that saving up for a better table/arm would definitely yield worthwhile benefits, although you may need to up the ante. I... 
What is "rich mans" DL-103?
Mapman,reality is, in fact, infinitely "delicate", although not exclusively so. Yes? Perhaps a better word might be "subtle". 
What is "rich mans" DL-103?
Dopogue,the Magic Diamond is a high ticket cart, evidently based on the 103, that has been Lloyd Walker's reference for a number of years. 
What is "rich mans" DL-103?
To answer the original post, the Magic Diamond appears to be a close relative of the 103. 
Steam Cleaning - RCM or not?
remember that a thorough RCM vacuuming can leave the record with a strong static charge that needs to be dissipated with a Zerostat, Ionoclast, Talisman or some such device. If the record is still damp this will not be the case. 
New Maplenoll Ariadne owner needing advice
good work! 
Koetsu vs Dynavector
"Garbage in/garbage out", if not "source first" per se, is irrefutable, and is not in conflict with the fact that speakers/room make gross differences that would seem to eclipse the source, nor with the fact that the amplifier/speaker relationship... 
A turntable?
A' feil,but if you expect to spend more than you expect to spend, then that's what you're expecting to spend and then you have to expect spend more than that and...Welcome to audiophillia! 
Koetsu vs Dynavector
"Rega is the only true tonearm and all other tonearms are actually machined from the femur of the devil to ensnare us into spending too much money". Damn! and here I thought it was just the jaw bone of an ass! (except for air bearing linear tracke... 
A turntable?
If you're in the states go to the site of The Sound Organization, the Rega distributor here, and find your closest dealer.