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Upgrade from clearaudio concept MC cart
 "The one cart similarly priced to the concept is the audio Technica Art9 but everyone just raves about it being the equal of carts double its price so it’s in the running"joegator81-If your phono stage has enough gain(65-70) you may also want t... 
Alternatives ot Dynavector DV-1t
Do you mean XV-1t? If so, that sure is an impressive looking cart. If I were shopping in such a price point, I would consider the Audio Technica ART 1000.https://www.upscaleaudio.com/collections/cartridges/products/audio-technica-at-art1000-direct... 
Greatest Dowsing Rod Ever Fantastic Sound Tuning Ability
WHAT! No RCA option? I like faux carbon fiber dangle thingies. 
Infinity IRS Beta
"But they may not fit in the next home."Make them fit.  Those are the type of speaker you get, figure out the details later, as your wife frowns and shakes her head.They are now 30 years old. $10K new. I don't think speakers hold value as a vinta... 
Picking a Tube integrated amp
"Even more difficult is the Octave v PL. Apples to apples? Does it just come down to personal preference? Or is one a hands down more musical performer? What would be a good synergistic match to my speakers/source? I won’t be able to hear any ... 
Picking a Tube integrated amp
ruby tuesday-Give this thread a read:https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/considering-switching-from-audio-research-to-primaluna-troube...PL HP owner here. I attended this shootout of the ARC VSI60 vs PL. It wasn't surprising to me the PL was th... 
Considering Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Turntable
Nice score, George.I would pose this question to the cable forum.IMO, cart choice is the dealbreaker. I don't get caught up in the cable wars. Proper setup more important than fancy cables.I do prefer a certain brand, but cable talk belongs in tha... 
Carvin Audio, RIP. A little late.
just  thought everyone would get a giggle out  of this.Good ol  Joe, talking about Carvinhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HOX5cUA6ps 
Blown away by YAQIN MC-13S - tube amplifier
The reviewer here, seemed to be pleased as you:http://wallofsound.ca/audioreviews/amplification/review-yaqin-mc13s-stereo-integrated-amplifier/Looks like you may even be surprised rolling the driver tubes with some decent(not pricey)NOS tubes, if ... 
How to pick a COMPATIBLE phono cartridge
almarg-10-4 regarding your point. A great spec to be aware of when pulling the trigger and possibly investing  a chunk of cash. 
How to pick a COMPATIBLE phono cartridge
rbschauman-Perhaps a real expert will chime in, to give you real insight. Without getting into techie talk, all the high performance MC’s are low output-less than.5mv or so.Maybe your local store was just referring to only the phono stage, not con... 
Carvin Audio, RIP. A little late.
Probably has been a money loser for some time, being in California, I have a 20 year old Tele body, with a Koa top, wilky tremolo. Killer ’do it all" guitar. Doesn’t see much daylight, though. I prefer my beat up Gibson LP Special thru a Fender 65... 
How to pick a COMPATIBLE phono cartridge
"The high output has been suggested."Your phono/linestage has a combined gain total of 77db's. You can use a very low(less than .5mv) LOMC. Unless there is some specific factor for your CJ gear to NOT use a LOMC, you have plenty of choices in all... 
Considering Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Turntable
bop333-I would send an offer you're comfortable with,if seller refuses, negotiate a middle ground both you and the seller are comfortable with.Put a decent cart on it, you're in business. 
Considering Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Turntable
If you can find one of these near your price range, this may be a better deal-https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pro-Ject-X-Tension-10-Turntable-Piano-Finished-Brand-NEW-/282761018160These show up used for an even better price.