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Designing VPI HRX turntable stand long
Suttlaw, my search for the best sounding stands and platforms for my equipment is still underway. I am using my Galibier on a 3/4" thick maple butcherblock shelf from Bed, Bath and Beyond, which is supported in the corners by the solid oak posts o... 
$800 Cartridge Shootout and Upgrade Path
Artar1, I am not a materials engineer and so cannot comment on your speculations about the various materials. What matters, of course, is the resulting sound quality, and I can vouch for the sound quality of the solid aluminum base in the ALU mode... 
Designing VPI HRX turntable stand long
Rushton, The Prologue does look great! A couple questions come to mind: Is the 3.5" thick Prologue Shelf attached in any way, or is it just resting on the top shelf of the rack? And if just resting, is it resting directly on the shelf or are there... 
$800 Cartridge Shootout and Upgrade Path
Letch,While I have not heard any of the Teres models, I did seriously consider the 255 before deciding to buy the Galibier instead. Some of the factors that led me to choose the Galibier were: (1) some concern over the long-term dimensional stabil... 
$800 Cartridge Shootout and Upgrade Path
Artar1, I have the Galibier Quattro ALU with the PVC platter. This is the "entry" model which presently sells for $3850. I will be trying out the Teflon/Aluminum composite platter shortly. The details of the lineup can be found at www.galibierdesi... 
$800 Cartridge Shootout and Upgrade Path
Artar1, one of the neat things about the Galibier turntables is that it's so easy to add a second arm. I have both the 12" Moerch and a VPI JMW-10 arm mounted on mine right now. With the Teres I think you have to specify a different base in order ... 
$800 Cartridge Shootout and Upgrade Path
I second Artar1's recommendation of the Moerch DP-6, especially the 12" wand. I use the 12" wand with my Galiber Quattro ALU and it sounds very nice. (It also looks great with the Galibier's shiny aluminum finish.) By a number of accounts, the 12"... 
synergy w/ Spendor SP100
The Spendors work great with tube amps. I am fortunate to have a number of amps to drive my SP-100's with---Classe CA-300, Cary 40M monoblocks, modified Dyna ST-70, EICO HF-35 monoblocks, and EICO HF-12 monoblocks. All of the tube amps are push-pu...