|Song With Best Beginning|
Sweet Jane on "Rock and Roll Animal" album.
|What is the Best Phono Pre-Amp Under $750?|
See if you can locate a Heed Quasar demo. Got mine for $700 (demo) and am lovin' it.
|Your best chair you listen to your gear|
I have an Ekornes Stressless and now use a "Luna" chair. It has a low back and is very comfortable with ottoman. It's about 1/4 the price of the Ekornes. You can also get a version with headrest. There is a picture of one on my System page.
|Great and well-recorded jazz on CD|
Clifford Jordan "Live At Ethyll's"Ellington "Blues In Orbit"Charlie Haden "Nocturne"These came to mind right off the bat.....
|Loricraft PRC, multiple-step cleaning and static|
Try less time on your last cycle/rinse. I don't know what you had before, but on my VPI 16.5 I shut it down after no more than 3 rotations or else I get static. Possible that the Loricraft dries more efficiently and so in less time. The static is ...
|Inexpensive speaker cable for Merlin|
Find a pair of TG Audio HSR speaker cables at about your price point used, or new for just a little more. Just my opinion, but shared by a few others who have or had Merlins.good luck,
|SS amp for Merlin VSMs?|
I was always pleased with the Plinius SA100 MkIII on my TSM-MX's. This was with a Reference Line passive and later with the Joule LA100 MkIII preamp. I now have the Filarmonia integrated amp, but miss having my amp powered on 24/7 where I could si...
|Heed Quasar or Jasmine Audio phono stage?|
I have not heard the Jasmine unit, but have the Quasar in my system for the past couple years. I purchased mine as a demo for $750 (full warranty) and am entirely pleased with it. I'm running mine with a Dynavector DV20XL and have plenty of gain. ...
|Berning EA-230 vs RM-10mkII with Merlin VSM|
The Joule is a wonderful preamp for the Merlins. Used to have this one that I used with a Plinius amp for my TSM-MXe's. Nice combo but I ended up with a Filarmonia integrated. Still wish that I would have kept both the Joule and the Plinius.....ju...
|REL Strata III spikes|
The Strata originally came with spikes and Sumiko recommended to "not" use them. I don't with mine atop a sandbox.
|Cables & Merlin TSM-XMr|
Tg Audio HSR speaker cables is what I've been happily running for 7 years now.
No Firesign Theatre?....blasphemy!!!!!!
|Merlins & Speaker Wire|
I'll second the TG Audio wire. I've been running these with my TSM-MX's since getting them about 8 years ago. Very nice match.
|Cary, Cayin or Primaluna EL34 for Merlin VSM-MME|
I think you'd do well to try to audition a Manley Stingray integrated. I think that you could find one used close to your price range.
|Best way to couple monitor speakers to stands?|
The best method would be attach via screws to firmly couple to your speakers/stands. This is what I would do with my Merlins, but refuse to drill into the cabinets so I use blu tak. I think the secret is to use just very small blobs. About the siz...