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What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
Nice catch.  
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
@dover  Thank you very much! I'm looking to get another cartridge to complement my diamond Koetsu. Front runners at the moment are Grado and DaVa. What ARE the best cartridges you have heard, and why? I know that's a lot to ask, so please don't b... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
@richardkrebs Thank you for your review of the Hyperion. @aj523  Why do you like yours? How would you characterize the sound? Comparison? Thanks!    
Need 25 foot interconnects
As others have mentioned, the starquad configuration is best for a noisy environment. Canare L-4E6S is the very best because the shielding is the best: heavy, braided, pig to work with. Mogami is almost as good, but the shielding is twisted, so no... 
What is the “World’s Best Cartridge”?
How would you characterize the Hyperion? Analytical, lush, ??? Thanks!  
Recommendations for HiFi Listening Room
Yes, my driver never quite gets it right.  
Recommendations for HiFi Listening Room
@kennyc TAS 50 Greatest Bargains in High-End Audio Hadn’t looked in ages - interesting though, that Magnepan speakers come up in 4 of 5 categories. Got to say that a pair of Magnepan DWM (woofer) panels really improved my system.    
Listening after your entire system was powered off cold for a week+
Hope that solves your problem !   My HT all has 'stand-by' operation, and so it sounds good almost immediately. My listening room, however, is all class A and takes time. For that matter, my cartridge (Koetsu) requires 45 minutes to sound its best.  
Listening after your entire system was powered off cold for a week+
My system sounds good after 12 hours, better at 100. Pre-amp only goes cold for extreme weather. The OP’s system needs more time to warm up after a complete shutdown. Perhaps some of his equipment has a ’stand-by’ function, which ’sort of’ keeps ... 
Planar speaker characteristics
Thanks bdp. I had not heard of Magnepan's sub - but truth to tell, I'm not too concerned with that bottom octave. Can make me feel a bit queasy, actually. Getting old is a ... how you say? Female canine? You sure are right about those Tympani bas... 
Direct Drive
@lewm  Yes, what I wrote was ambiguous. I meant, "I agree with Lew (about TT and tonearm being important) AND TT is most important ...". @pedroeb  Absolutely. Which is also why some mechanism of keeping the record flat is so important. Vacuum hol... 
Planar speaker characteristics
Planars are so fast that few subs can keep up. Magnepan also sells small bass panels (DWM) to augment the bass - I use them in my listening room and HT. I'd rather have clean bass and lose the bottom octave than have muddy sound at all frequencies... 
Direct Drive
@pedroeb Three phase is easily obtained by driving a 3 phase motor with a 1 phase, and tapping the 3 phase power inputs. Viola, 3 phase power. But 3 phase is more complicated than it looks, and so is better left alone. But it’s pretty much acad... 
Where did you buy your first audio gear?
Jonas Miller, Beverley Hills: Magnepan Tympani 1a. What memories!  
Recommendations for HiFi Listening Room
If you’re locked in for 15 years, you are very wise to get advice first. I say: audition, audition, and audition. As others have mentioned, planar speakers are qualitatively different. I am a devoted planar man: dedicated sound room uses 4 Quad E...