wrm57

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Thoughts on VTA......
Raul is right, of course, that time is precious and trying to obtain the perfect VTA for each LP side is a waste of it. But at the same time, VTA close to perfect always sounds better, and obviously so. I won't own an arm without VTA adjustment th... 
Does anyone care to ask an amplifier designer a technical question? My door is open.
VAC seems to be doing some good work these days. I have worked on one of their big preamps, it was nice but picked up hum from a power amp 2 feet away. We were surprised. Yes, we were! Hey Roger. Great thread!Bill 
Best MM?
Dear @wrm57 : I own it, nothing to " die for ", good an that's all.Thanks, Raul. I think I'll mount it soon and see how it fares against my Grace F-14 with a SoundSmith OCL, which I like quite a bit.Bill 
Best MM?
I have a never-used TRX-2 that's been sitting in my cartridge drawer for a couple of years. I'll be interested in your opinion.  
Tidal Hifi has a very limited jazz selection
I don't get it. I listen to those guys, too, though mostly on vinyl, and don't really see the lack. A quick search for Coltrane resulted in all the Atlantic recordings, and what looks to be all the Impulse records, too. Even the newish releases of... 
Tidal Hifi has a very limited jazz selection
Just out of curiosity, what are you looking for that you can't find on Tidal? I listen almost exclusively to jazz and find the selection to be pretty good, even for the more esoteric stuff like Human Feel or AlasNoAxis. Sure, there are holes. But ... 
Upcoming Technics SP-10R (100th Anniversary Model)
I can’t really understand why anyone would design DD table that takes 8-12 seconds to start up. Is there something the Japanese knew how to do that current manufacturers don’t? This "white paper" from Brinkmann on the Oasis kind of explains the l... 
Gold Note PSU10 , anyone yet get one?
Thanks a lot for the detailed reply. It gives me some perspective. I’d bring in the PH10 as additional phono stage behind my Allnic and the built-in MC/MC in my VAC preamp (fed by nude Vishay’s like yours), so it would mainly be for MM carts and S... 
Gold Note PSU10 , anyone yet get one?
I'm interested in this piece, too. Chakster, what other phono stages do you use and how does the Gold Note compare? 
Plinius amp repair in Michigan
Hi ihcho,I bought a used SA103 here on Audiogon a few years ago. It arrived with a noisy right channel, so I contacted the Plinius importer for repairs, who put me in touch with Vince. Vince told me about the suite of mods he had developed over ye... 
Mounting a Triplanar or similar on an SP10
Thanks.  
Plinius amp repair in Michigan
Ralph Abramo has taken over for Vince as the Plinius warranty tech. He bought Galbo Designs and does the Galbo mods. The two are old friends. I can attest from the mods he did on my SA103 that Ralph does excellent work. https://www.pliniusrepairs.... 
Mounting a Triplanar or similar on an SP10
Well, I’ve possibly answered my own question. Here’s an example of a successful mounting, near the bottom of the page:https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=60342So, it apparently can be done, though whether on an Aco... 
Mounting a Triplanar or similar on an SP10
mikelakers, I’ve actually been emailing with Lee at Acoustand for the past several days as we try to determine whether his plinth will handle a Triplanar. He has never made an armboard for this arm.  
Mounting a Triplanar or similar on an SP10
@lewm,Exhuming an old thread: did you ever succeed in mounting your Triplanar to the SP10? With the new SP10R coming to market, I'm weighing the possibility of making the move and having a plinth made for it. That is, if it will accommodate my Tri...