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LIVE concerts and studio sessions despite covid. Soundsmith Strain Gauge
I'm soon to order up to four replacement stylii, and Level Twelve mods to my Straingauge energizer. Fully signed up to l/t ownership, at least 2027 lol. 
LIVE concerts and studio sessions despite covid. Soundsmith Strain Gauge
It is! Much as I loved the Red Sparrow and Dava carts I heard, they were just too much on the lush side for me, compared to the Straingauge.The Aidas Panzerholz was probably the closest in terms of dynamics and position on the tonal spectrumLyra/C... 
LIVE concerts and studio sessions despite covid. Soundsmith Strain Gauge
I've been running the Straingauge system since 2013, initially the SGS-5 stylus, w Red Wine Audio Black Lightning battery psu to energizer, and now SGS-6 and Alternative Audio bespoke LPS.I'm not gonna make any claims on it's superiority, and I ha... 
Trans-Fi Terminator Tonearm: 2019 Update
Yes...super fine tonearm wire.I'm soon to install Zavfino Litz-76.Really hoping this mitigates drag/varying VTF issues. 
Trans-Fi Terminator Tonearm: 2019 Update
I Iearn not to be too fussy. Middle of the lp does for me. On average, I need to adjust 2x per week, occasionally 3x.Just something I've got used to. But fully concur for some/many this would be a deal breaker.I'm optimistic that the super-fine Za... 
Trans-Fi Terminator Tonearm: 2019 Update
No, you're unfortunately right. It's my biggest bugbear with the arm. I pretty much check VTF on a daily basis, normally have to adjust at least every other day.I'm about to install super-fine Zavfino Litz-76 tomearm wire which should minimise thi... 
Trans-Fi Terminator Tonearm: 2019 Update
Ledoux, setting those counterweight for correct VTF seems one part luck and...one part luck Lol. I wish there was a slam dunk way to set and forget precisely. 
Trans-Fi Terminator Tonearm: 2019 Update
I'm about to try the Eheim pump. Have decided not to go to crazy on pumps/smoothing tanks mods.Andrey's new arm is absolutely undeniable. I'm using it in conjunction w Owen's Al arm mount from NZ. 
Trans-Fi Terminator Tonearm: 2019 Update
What do you need to know? It's an improvement in every way. Critically lower mids/upper bass articulation, imaging and air. I was hugely skeptical...I mean, it's pretty much the same design except for the mix of brass and aluminium in the manifold... 
Trans-Fi Terminator Tonearm: 2019 Update
I think cart weight is the major limiting factor. My 7g Straingauge works flawlessly. A mate of mine JUST manages the 15g Clearaudio Goldfinger.I heard the DaVa field coil yesterday, and am smitten. But at 23g, never gonna happen. 
Trans-Fi Terminator Tonearm: 2019 Update
So Ledoux, the benefits audibly of adding extra tanks outweighs the theoretical disadvantages of having to run a higher pressure/air flow? 
Trans-Fi Terminator Tonearm: 2019 Update
I'm confused by this. Vic formally warns against using higher flow pumps. 180-250 litres/hour is his recommendation. So if using extra tanks necessitates more pressure/higher flow, isn't this contradictory? 
Trans-Fi Terminator Tonearm: 2019 Update
Ledoux...adding additional smoothing tanks permits lowering of air pressure at the pump? 
Zu def 4 are they the best speaker made?
Jas, nothing much else re this combination. I believe Zu needs about 40W to come alive...in my case 70W triodes gets my Defs 4 to fully saturate my space approx 4x larger than most standard living spaces. 
Trans-Fi Terminator Tonearm: 2019 Update
I'm running Andrey's new Terminator/Owen's Al armbase. I cannot praise the combination enough.