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Silver Mica Caps on Phono Inputs
Yes, Ceramic is often used, possibly more than a film type.  Certainly, a ceramic COG/NPO is far less expensive than an equivalent size Silver Mica. Folks seem to have some serious opinions about running audio signal current through a cap's diele... 
Slight buzz through speakers
Based on what you said, I believe the Mac is instrumental in the problem, but not exactly the source.  This sort of problem is cumulative and system dependent, so it is more of a system problem than a particular component.   In general, plugging ... 
Pro-Ject Audio Vinyl NRS Box S3?
I don't have any experience with that particular model and the ones that I do have experience with tend to get confused between music and noise.  However, if you have an old album that is pretty trashed and super cleaning won't fix it, then this m... 
Slight buzz through speakers
So let me understand your minimum setup.  You have your McIntosh preamp plugged into your Simaudio power amp and your speakers are connected, but nothing else, right?  Does the McIntosh or Simaudio amp have a three prong plug on the power cord?  I... 
Needing hinges for my Denon DP-900Mii dust cover.
If the plastic dust cover is about the same size and weight, then other hinges should work just fine.   The catch is, is the form factor the same, that is, will they bolt onto the existing holes or do you need to drill new ones?   You could go to... 
Time/Process of Hooking up New Equipment
I feel as you do.  I tend to put off making changes because I know, once I start, there is a long list of "Oh, dang, I could do this!"  or "Whoa! Why didn't I think of doing that?"  and of course, the ever present, "It would be a lot better if I w... 
Upgrade for old Dahlquist DQ LP1 Crossover
This is an old post but I am responding to it as I am still using my LP1.  I did modify mine to it is now singled ended from a +30Vdc supply, rather than the +/- 15Vdc.  That meant putting polypropylene caps on the output to block the DC.   The de... 
Opinions bout "Domino" Silver mica caps.....NOS
I just saw this posting, while searching for sonic info on silver mica caps.   Assuming the cap still works, it is a just sliver mica cap, I doubt it is as good as modern ones at its working RF frequencies.  But if you need the value, and you have... 
Excel Sound Corp ST 1 step up transformer
Oh, I see.  I misread this posting.   Thanks!  
Excel Sound Corp ST 1 step up transformer
I am in the market for a step up transformer.   This looks like a good one, anyone know where I can buy or audition one?  
First Streamer...
I am using two different approaches to streaming.   First, I have a BlueSound Node that I use for streaming most everything.   It also acts as a Roon endpoint, so I can stream from Roon.  I use a BlueSound Vault 2 to convert my entire CD library t... 
Voices coming through soundbar after I turn off tv
If it is only the soundbar creating the problem, try this - Put a 0.00001 to 0.001uFd COG/NPO capacitor across the speaker terminals with a voltage rating of 100V or more.   You can get a one from DigiKey, Newark, or Mouser.  If it is a RF bleed i... 
Magnus Audio
I don't have one but I had to look at the companies website.  Just looking at the datasheet, it appears this is an honest Class A amplifier.  There aren't many companies around who make a real, honest, Class A amplifier.   Decent warranty, too.  ... 
One stereo or two (stereo and mono) cartridges?
I've always played mono records with stereo cartridges.  I understand there is less noise with a mono cartridge, which could be useful.  However, for me, I put the money into a better stereo cartridge and tonearm. Rather than split the cost, why ... 
Harmon Kardon citation 2 bias question
Have you tried a search for HK Citation II Bias instructions on the net?  I did a quick look and found a ton of information.   However, I am unfamiliar with the HK C II, so I am not sure exactly what you need to know.  Are the jacks factory issue...