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What was your latest LP find??
I have been hooked lately on "Classic Records" and their high quality 200 gram Quiex SV-P virgin vinyl recordings. The most recent two: Nora Jones (come away with me) and Roy Orbison (lonely and blue) have a tendancy to tear my eyes!Regards, 
Biamping towers with tube/SS combo--am I nuts?
I have been bi-amping my Kef Reference Series 3-2 for several years. I use a Conrad-Johnson Premier 11 tube amp for the "highs" and a C-J MF2250 SS unit for the "Bass". I have been very pleased with this set up. Only draw back is dual interconnect... 
Michelle on-route service.
Purchase a spare belt...keep it in a sealed zip lock bag and out of the sun (UV rays are bad for rubber). According to the "Needle Doctor" (who I asked this exact question) the belt can last up to five years or as little as six months. Go figure. ... 
Michelle on-route service.
I have the same table but different arm (SME V). The Michelle fold out manual (not very user friendly) states that once a year oil changes are sufficient! The bearing set up utilized by Michelle is an excellent design and very robust. This princip... 
Harry Weisfeld Was Right All Along
Hi Plato,This is Quincy. No, nothing else changed in the system at that time. Only the table and arm were new. The five clicks on volume were on my Conrad-Johnson Premier 17 LS which utilizes a sealed relay type system for each .5 (or so) dB of vo... 
Harry Weisfeld Was Right All Along
This is a interesting post. When I was running my Sony PS-X555ES Linear Tracking Bio Tracer table (no antiskate) the balance was equal on my pre amp, the sound stage perfectly centered. I retired the Sony, purchased a Michell Gryo SE with SME V ar... 
What's the best preamp for under 1000
Conrad Johnson PV10B with phono stage. This is a tube preamp...entry level into the CJ family. I owned one, fell in love with CJ products, and now have upgraded to all CJ products. I know you can get one on Audiogon for under a grand. Verify the s... 
Make me feel better
You are not alone! I waited three months for a new Benz Micro Glider...Cost $800.00. When I was installing it on my arm the strong moving coil magnet pulled a small steel square I was using and clipped off the entire Boron cantilever at the base..... 
Suggestions on $1k used preamp w/ phono
Conrad Johnson PV10B with phono stage will open your ears to the wonderful world of tubes! Buy it with confidence here at Audiogon! Regards 
Help me clean and restore my vinyl collection
I posted a 'Budget Cleaning Method' about 16 months ago on this very subject to share my experience. (I was LBO back then) Many other people have done the same. I recommend that you grab a coffee, sit down, and read through all the different posts... 
Help with 30th anniversary DSOTM vinyl?
Take it or send it back for a replacement. My first copy of DSOTM suffered big time from major "ticks and pops". Not permissible, in my opinion, from a $30.00 plus 180 gram virgin vinyl pressing. Even though my second record was from the same pres... 
Who has the oldest speakers?
I am still the original owner of a pair of vintage 1978 JBL L65 speakers. I had the bass units re-foamed / coned about eight years ago (foam rot got to them). The speakers are alive and happy in my basement as a second system. I hope to pass them ... 
Why Linear Tracking never took off?
In 1984 I purchased a Sony PS X5555 ES (ES=Elevated Standard) linear tracking, bio-tracer table with the Sony moving coil cartridge. Back then the table cost $1,400.00 new. I re-carted the table with a Dennon unit, then a Benz Micro Glider unit. I... 
OL Silver vs SME 309
I recently purchased a "used" 6 month old Gryo with SME V arm on Audiogon and could not be happier. Hooked it up with a new design Benz Micro Glider M2 cartridge loaded at 47K. I understand the SME arms can accept a large cross section of various ... 
No Dustcover for Turntable, What do You do?
I ran into the same quandary with my Michell Gyro SE. Final solution, which has worked out just fine, is "canned air". Just shake the can prior to use and give the platter and arm a light blast prior to placing your vinyl.Regards