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Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
Did anyone ask @drbond what the goal is with another arm? Improvement over the Reed (which looks very nice)? A second arm for mono or a cartridge that likes to see higher mass? If you want an amusing read, go find j.g. holt's original review of t... 
SUT With a Manley Steelhead RC?
Nope Lamm did not make it lean, just the opposite- put more meat on the bones, though the frequency extremes were rolled off compared to the Veloce (line stage comparison). As to lacking gain, perhaps that was an issue. It was a couple of iteratio... 
SUT With a Manley Steelhead RC?
@lewm- Yes, the Veloce unit I own is a line stage and it replaced the Lamm at the time. I do remember the tweak/mod you described from an earlier thread here but your saved summary is helpful. I don't know the internal differences or running chan... 
SUT With a Manley Steelhead RC?
@lewm- I love older Alfas- tried to buy the Duetto, 69 or earlier, in Italy to run the Targa Florio back in the day but prices there were higher than the US and there were few specimens for sale (the idea being I'd save on the cost of shipping a c... 
SUT With a Manley Steelhead RC?
I had a Steelhead before they offered remote control but after the first batch. I rolled the tubes on the audio path, using NOS Tele, Siemens and old Raytheons for the 7044. I could never get it to gel in my system, especially using the MC autofor... 
Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
@mijostyn said "The air bearing does absolutely nothing to alleviate the high horizontal mass, that would be magic. " I understand- I guess, from my crude understanding of mechanics/physics, this is the difference between "weight" and "mass,"- th... 
Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
@mijostyn - I won’t argue about sound engineering principles and do not pretend to be an engineer. I do remember people using arms like the Keith Monks with the old Decca cartridges back in the day. I guess I come back to the OP’s question, which ... 
Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
Ha. We had to listen to a few things that Max wanted to hear, including Patto on Vertigo. No problem. Queen sounded pretty spectacular- they made some killer sounding records at their peak and I hadn't listened to them in years. I did play the Pat... 
Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
@viridian - turns out, we have a mutual friend in our record collecting buddy, Max. I have no absolute answer to this-- I’ve been using a couple of Koetsu stone bodies in the Kuzma Airline and whether it is the overall mass (horizontal) or the de... 
Has anyone heard from bdp24 lately?
Glad to hear you are ok, @bdp24. A year or more ago, I was reported here as dead, and a few folks posted. While it was interesting to see those first couple comments, it felt weird, and I had to post to say, "Nope, all good here." Like I said, gla... 
Acoustical treatment to minimize exterior noises?
You may find more results in researching soundproofing rather than acoustic treatment. I have soundproofed for a couple situations. One was a large walk in closet where I kept the compressor for my tone arm (plus a whole lotta records that were mo... 
sub rec. for McIntosh 275
Hey, @aball. My experience, FWIW, is to match your woofer to your subs. The amps driving a lot of modern subs are "plate amps" so the fact that you are using a McI model X almost doesn’t matter if the feed is high level or line level. The trick fo... 
Amp — Leave on or turn off
Tube stuff gets shut down when I'm not near the room or ready to go back; some solid state stuff needs to be plugged in for a long while before it comes on song.  I used to have a Lamm L2- two chassis line stage with a solid state audio path and ... 
Upgrade My Turntable - How Much Do I Need to Spend?
I've been playing in this sandbox since the early '70s. I bought an SP-10 new back in 1973. After restoration (by the late Bill Thalmann, RIP), it runs in my vintage system, replinthed with a Kuzma 9 " arm. I have a bigger system that started i... 
Best Neil Young Vinyl Recordings
Clean OGs are tough today. Harvest, cut by Lee Hulko, is outstanding, even more than a decade ago, finding a quiet copy wasn't easy. There is a more recent Bellman recut that is popular and was cheap when issued. My preference for sound is the Hul...