tonyptony

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Stylus Microscope
Keep in mind with many of these high powered scopes, say above 200x, the focal length is typically so short that if your cart is still on the arm, you’ll probably have a he!! of a time getting the scope close enough to get the stylus in focus. Jus... 
kiseki purple heart cartridge output issues
David, I was fortunately able to return a PH NS after I heard, and measured via Adjust +, significant channel imbalance. I took the output curve picture to the last AXPONA I went to, and showed it to AJ Van den Hul (who was kind enough to look it ... 
Acoustic Zen vs Audio Sensibility interconnects
andysf, when did the V3 come out? 
U-Haul Small Shipping Boxes for vinyl
So here’s my experience so far. I saw the HD has Heavy Duty Small shipping boxes. Higher ECT than some of the others, and 12x12x12 - seemingly perfect. I went and bought one to try out. The inside is just a touch too small. The records won’t slide... 
U-Haul Small Shipping Boxes for vinyl
You have to package the large boxes separately. You want the records to fit tight so they do not slide around. That’s a good idea. I like that. Since the bulk of my collection is regular single disk vinyl, it makes more sense to get most of the bo... 
Fleetwood Sound Company
I heard these at a show in 2019 (I think it was CAF IIRC) and was quite impressed with the sound. Natural, dynamic, surprisingly good LF performance, no etch but nicely detailed. Worth the money? Hard to say. For me the thought of whether I might ... 
Bass and the REQ room simulator
I just started using this feature, too. It’s pretty cool, but did anyone see if it’s possible to do any kind of smoothing on the simulation response? I found the raw simulation curves to be interesting but “too raw” to help me visualize a summary ... 
Bedini Class "A" 200/200 power amp vs. MC-2205?
John Bedini passed away four years ago. His brother Gary passed away very quickly afterward. I owned the 25/25, the 250/250, and the 803. All good amps in their day (especially the 25/25), but IMO bettered nowadays by some amps available. Still, v... 
Pass labs X250.5 cracking noise
pistha, if what you’re describing is coming directly from the body of the amp and not through the speakers, this is very common with Pass amps. Whoever you spoke to there is correct - noise due to thermal expansion and contraction. Annoying, but a... 
Radio Swiss Jazz
Big fan of RSJ. Thanks fuzztone for the tip on WGBO. 
New Dire Straits 45RPM reissues from Mobile Fidelity
Can I ask for clarification? Is the bad BIA release AMOB 441? 
KISEKI PURPLE NS your reviews....
I owned the Purpleheart NS, and two of my friends had also purchased ones for themselves. One had their stylus fall out. Another had the suspension fail in less than a year. Mine had a frequency response curve that looked like a curved cross - the... 
Damn! My Foolish Heart--I keep coming back to this tune.
Good choice. This has been one of my go to selections for over 10 years. A classic. 
Best realistic omni type speaker option?
+2 on Shahinian.  
Which stereo amp to try under $30k
Let me just say that at least for my part, I have no affiliation or relationship at all with Merrill.