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Turntable and Arm Combination in 5K range (maximum)
I am thinking of trying these PHT's.  Can you return them if you can't hear changes? 
Turntable and Arm Combination in 5K range (maximum)
Thanks for these suggestions.. 
Turntable and Arm Combination in 5K range (maximum)
Another point that is possiby relevant to the question of vacuum:  my vinyl is in good shape, I don't play warped records, especially with a TKR. 
Turntable and Arm Combination in 5K range (maximum)
So far, the suggestion that rings true with me is using my existing OL Mk3 (not mk3c) on a Sota.  So, a few questions about the Sota line -- is the vacuum unit worth doing, and what about the tables above the Sapphire in the line?  And to be clear... 
Turntable and Arm Combination in 5K range (maximum)
How are the arms on the Technics? 
Turntable and Arm Combination in 5K range (maximum)
Thanks to all of you for your suggestions, certainly open to more but I will pursue some of these.  The Reed tonearm looks really nice but above my budget unless discounts and/or package dials are available..  Denon DP-80 reference didn't get me m... 
Raidho speakers with Audio Research Tube amps
I ended up passing on the Raidho's as I found a nice pair of Sanders 10 electrostatics and purchased them.  I am using the REF 75's on the panels and solid state amps on the subs.  It really does sound wonderful  The REF 75 SE is a great amp.  I a... 
Raidho speakers with Audio Research Tube amps
My room is 24 wide by 14 deep. placement would have them  about 12 feet apart and about 10 feet from listening position.  Amp is ARC Ref 75 SE.  I am using a pair of Vandersteen 2WQ subs.  Do you use these speakers with the side woofers pointed ou... 
A tube DAC with volume control, suggestions ?
Audio Research Reference DAC / Media Bridge 
Raidho speakers with Audio Research Tube amps
Thanks.  Have you heard the X-3's? 
Vandersteen 2WQ Subs and ARC Power amp
Thanks for the advice on the spikes.  I will install them after I experiment with optimal placement.  I do have some shoes for the floor.  Nice looking systems at Poverty Bay, BTW.  What are the amps in the main system? 
Vandersteen 2WQ Subs and ARC Power amp
I went through the voltmeter based calibration that audioconnection suggested, (thank you) it was spot on with the new crossovers set at 100K.  Man, the system sounds good now.  I have the subs on a wood floor, without the spikes.  Should the spik... 
Vandersteen 2WQ Subs and ARC Power amp
Got my crossovers today, set them to 100K as a start, Q is at 2.  Still evaluating, but all I can say right now is the Rockports are really singing. 
Vandersteen 2WQ Subs and ARC Power amp
After another few days of listening, I am on board with these.  The system just sounds better, some voodoo stuff working here.  Mids are clearer, imaging much sharper, and when there is bass content, it's there, although understated.  Much differe... 
Vandersteen 2WQ Subs and ARC Power amp
Mr V, BTW, was very skeptical about using the subs without the crossovers.  I did that only at low levels to verify that the subs were working.