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Best Phono Cable for SME Series V
As of mid December Nordost has (finally) put to production their new versions of analogue/tonearm cables and this includes for the first time a TYR2! 
Miyajima Lab Zero Specs?
folkfreak1,306 posts11-30-2017 1:23pmThe coil impedance for the Miyajima Zero Mono is 6 ohms and the recommended loading is 200 to 300 ohms, I prefer mine at 300 ohms rather than 200 but your tastes may differ. The Zero can be a bear fro hum so ... 
Curious How These Nordost Speaker Cables Do What They Do
Of all the conversations about conductors and signal path “science” what I see very little comment on is one of Nordost’s most prominent physical characteristics. This differentiates it from most other brands, and with the Norse 2 and up lines is ... 
Review: Allnic L-5000 Tube preamp
Thank you cjfrbw for a very thoughtful review. To my ears and my audio belief system this is exactly where a DHT should take up residency, in the line-stage. It keeps sounding more and more like I’m headed towards Allnic. :) 
Aesthetix Rhea and Calypso Tube rolling-what did you do?
73cuttyspreme, I certainly agree with your choice of gear and your take on what you want sonically out of these fine components. It very much mirrors my own. Your approach is sound. After investing what you have in the hardware it would be a huge ... 
Aesthetix Rhea and Calypso Tube rolling-what did you do?
Old thread but current thoughts... I have had the Calypso and Rhea Signatures for a long, long time, tried most every band/type and find a 5751 RCA triple mica black plate to be the weapon of choice in my pre, with Amperex 6DJ8s. I utilize an NOS ... 
Aesthetix Rhea & Calypso Tube Upgrade
Old thread but current thoughts... I have had the Calypso and Rhea Signatures for a long, long time, tried most every band/type and find a 5751 RCA triple mica black plate to be the weapon of choice in my pre, with Amperex 6DJ8s. I utilize an NOS ... 
Ground loop with Miyajima Premium mono
You have the answer with Aesthetix Rhea or Io. They have already provided a thoughtful solution built into these units. (unfortunately not in the Aesthetix owners manual) Contact Glenn at Aesthetix and he has a complete solution. Essentially, you ... 
What is the best dielectric?
No dielectric is the best dielectric.That said, air would be my weapon of choice.  
Best Phono Cable for SME Series V
Hey all, old thread, perhaps better late than never... I might be able to lend a bit of experience to this subject. I have had a SME V with the Kondo fairy-hair silver litz wire in it now for years and have transitioned from a Linn Arkiv, then Aki... 
Please help me chose a tube preamp
I have had an Aesthetix Calypso and Rhea (phono stage) for over a decade and halfway through I upgraded to the Signature version of both, and am very satisfied. They both lean toward neutrality without sounding dry or lifeless but, a perhaps bette... 
Do you listen mainly to Audiophile CDs and records?
Hell no! I’m a music lover, not as much an equipment sound lover. Way to eclectic tastes for the run-of-the-mill and very likely overplayed stuff. Sufficed to say, it is of course, a bonus when the performance is captured well, the transfer is eng... 
Synergistic Red Fuse ...
oregonpapa, I enjoy hearing you have had and liked the Atma-Sphere gear. Like with any other amp but, perhaps OTL's especially, having a good (impedance match and) power match is vital. Yeah, for me, the transparency and tonal quality they bring, ... 
Synergistic Red Fuse ...
Yes, Charles. I have the Atma-Sphere OTL MA1 Mk3 Silver Edition. But I am yet to fund the four large fuses for them (don't believe the heater would show any benefit with hi-fi fusing). It's on the list, but I just dropped a little cash for a pair ... 
Synergistic Red Fuse ...
As the burn hours (200+) mount on these SR Blacks I’m simply amazed at the focus they bring to voices. There is a solidity and drive they bring to the music. Leading instruments also get the benefit of this focus. And surprisingly, my lower midran...