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Very Bad purchase from upscale audio Acoustic Zen Adagio
Based on my visits at UA, Kevin and his staff are good people.Does sound odd that the condition of  the speaker wouldn’t be fully disclosed as such?I wouldn’t be emailing. No luck calling him? Now that he opened his superstore(more like an audio p... 
turntable/cartridge for old 50's 60's rock records.
then your budget is under 20K? 
AudioTechnica ART 9 users - break in, VTF/VTA and loading questions
Jjss49-My time with the ART9 is going on 2 years. Mounted on a VPI Classic 1.Tail slightly up, 1.8 grams. 100 ohm loading as suggested by AT.I can't even hear any differences changing loading while playing, so I just leave it.Replaced a Koetsu Bla... 
My first tube roll in a Primaluna Dialogue HP Integrated
aionlim-the authority on PL  is the distributor @ Upscale Audio.Kevin also sells a  bazillion tubes, he can offer insight on the tube rolling thing. 
Ayon's "Scorpio" tube imtegrated amp vs PrimaLuna Dialogue Premium tube integrated??.
anyone heard this "other"  value Chinese amp? Also sold by the guys who plaster Agon with the Ayon line.https://www.audiogon.com/listings/tube-mingda-mc-368-kt-150-150-150-watts-rms-superb-2017-02-07-inte... 
My first tube roll in a Primaluna Dialogue HP Integrated
saki70-your insight is appreciated. Guess I will pass on those. I have a hard enough time really picking out the subtleties between the 4 brands I have on hand.Presently rockin with a full rack of RCA glass:6L6G coke bottles and a row of blackplat... 
My first tube roll in a Primaluna Dialogue HP Integrated
Has anyone tried the Brimar 12au7 in the 2 L/R slots? I understand it to be a nice tube. Impressions? 
My first tube roll in a Primaluna Dialogue HP Integrated
"the bottom 2 positions (nearest to the front) don't really benefit"saki- do you mean to 2 INNERMOST positions?its always been my understanding(per distributor/most of discussions) is first stage L/R channel of the preamp circuitry(the other 2 are... 
My first tube roll in a Primaluna Dialogue HP Integrated
"..and used to pull Baldwin brand tubes"Jbhiller-if you're not already familiar:http://www.audiotubes.comReasonable  pricing on tubes. Especially the cosmetically imperfect, otherwise fine RCA,GE brands. 
My first tube roll in a Primaluna Dialogue HP Integrated
"Next up is a set of 6 ciftie military grade set of 12AU7s."I don't have an extensive collection of different NOS, but do hear the subtle refinements of the 2 preamp(innermost). The 2 other stages don't seem to be as sensitive to rolling. I ended ... 
Picking up my Prime on Saturday
Stereo5-im jealous I'm not upgrading my VPI Classic to the Prime. Consider the Soundsmith Counterintuitive for future cart tweaking. Easy VTF & azimuth.Hopefully, you're plugging it into an equally competent phono stage?Happy  listening! 
Pani ... New ART-9 up and running ...
"Having lived with the 9 for over a year now, I'm really wondering at what cost will a worthwhile improvement come at?"ps68- I mentioned in another thread at some point, we should see a MKII model and perhaps there is something to fill in the cons... 
Ahhhh...breaking in a cartridge.
With all the praise and gushing the ART 9 has earned over these last couple years, imagine the hysteria it will cause for owners if AudioTechnica releases an MKII NEW AND IMPROVED version.Its been done with all their popular carts, so perhaps it’s... 
MC cartridge input - Lyra Delos or AT Art9 (or higher AT)
Price difference between the 2 is significant, so comparing the 2 may not be ideal. Having heard both, the "value" cart is the ART 9.Subjectively, the 9 more neutral. Delos has the " focus" knob turned up a  couple notches. Also the "tint" bumped.... 
MC cartridge input - Lyra Delos or AT Art9 (or higher AT)
Have read this thread already?Morr insoght on the ART 9.https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/pani-new-art-9-up-and-running