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Besides the BBB how do you fight claim resolution against FedEx
I'm sorry about your loss. This has happened to me many times and shippers almost always fall back on "packed incorrectly..." But IMO shippers are also almost always right. Most folks who buy and sell used audio have no idea of how delicate audio... 
McIntosh MC275 vs Dynaco ST70
I think @viridian¬†covered it pretty well. I appreciate the ST-70 design but most of the original units sound pretty noisy, by today's standards. Especially the user-built kit amps. The new ST-70 clones can sound pretty good but they have a specifi... 
Purchased a used Shure V15 Type IV cartridge, looking for stylus
Gents, I agree that using a brush shouldn't affect the platter speed. This isn't a universal problem. Yet there are a few turntable designs when this can happen. I used to be a dealer for Pear Audio Blue turntables. They are a Tom Fletcher design,... 
Purchased a used Shure V15 Type IV cartridge, looking for stylus
With all respect to Elliot, who is a knowledgeable Audiogon contributor, I'm not a fan of using a brush mounted on any cartridge, for the following reasons: 1. it screws up the geometry of the cartridge and makes azimuth adjustment almost impossi... 
SEEKING ADVICE: Which component would you upgrade first?
My rule is work your way in from the outside. Sources first. My priorities are: 1. speakers - source for your ears. The single largest improvement you can make to a system is to choose the best speakers for your ears, your room, your music and to... 
Purchased a used Shure V15 Type IV cartridge, looking for stylus
Any of the options you mention will work great with your Shure V15 Type IV cartridge. All but the NOS will sound different, but still great. Keep in mind that the V15 is an "old school" MM cartridge design: thicker in the midrange and rolled off a... 
Sophia Electric is not honest
I understand that some of us choose not to purchase Chinese-made products for political reasons. Fine. But the baiting and xenophobia is completely unnecessary, IMO. AFAIK, all Sophia amps are made in the U.S.A. except for the Baby amp line, whic... 
Dog pissed on speaker
Don't feel so bad; I once had a dog that ATE a pair of speakers. RSL Studio Monitors, about 1983. So much for leaving the 6 month old Lab puppy home alone and uncaged.  
Graham Phantom B44 on a TD124 or a SOTA Sapphire?
I would opine that the Phantom B44 arm is not the best fit for the TD-124. Although it's not quite the same thing, I tried mounting Graham 1.5 and 2.0 arms on my TD-124. It was not my cup of tea. The TD-124 transfers a fair amount of energy to the... 
Amplifier Pairing with Coherent 15s
@mmcgill829 No worries. Have fun. I have owned several (many?) SET amps and while I appreciate their simplicity and beauty they just didn't do it for me, sound wise. Personally, I find 23a and 45 tubes too "polite" for my taste. 300bs are better b... 
The Aesthetics of Sound: Showcasing the Most Beautiful Amps and Preamps
Pretty gear is nice, but at what cost? Not just in $$$ but also in SQ. When I was an audio dealer my opinion was that most audiophiles buy gear with their eyes and not their ears.  
Amplifier Pairing with Coherent 15s
@mmcgill829 have fun with your new Aric separates. Good choice, enjoy. I'm a little confused re: your comment about Decware and tube choices. They offer several different amps and amp designs. Some of them use tubes that are less known. I believe... 
Amplifier Pairing with Coherent 15s
My bad. That's RADU TARTA  
Amplifier Pairing with Coherent 15s
There are many great amps that will drive your Coherent speakers well. I had a pair of Coherent 8s for years and finally settled on an EL-34 amp and 4P1L preamp by Raul Tarta. Made in CT (as I recall). I know, you prefer an integrated solution but... 
Speakers for weird sized room.....
@audioaddict79¬† I assume by your post that you need to place the speakers on the front (9') wall, and not on the longer 19" wall. If yes, I suggest that you take a look at the new Buchardt A10 speakers. These are active, wireless 2-way stand moun...