chayro

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vibration control - cd player
First of all, I would give you and the player 2 months to break in so you really know what it sounds like. Otherwise you’re just tweaking to what it sounds like now and it might change, which is a waste of effort IMO. After that, I might start wit... 
A good cd transport for my Chord HugoTT2 DAC with Chord M-Scaler
@toronto416 - I wouldn’t say it’s “crazy” to use the Luxman as a transport, but you might end up driving yourself crazy comparing the Luxman to the Chord. That’s fine if you enjoy it, but for me, it’s a distraction to be switching back and forth. ... 
20 Years?
@milpai - thanks. I knew a lot more back then.   
Still Looking for a DAC - Audio Mirror Tubadour v and ANK Audio 5.1
I’m very glad it’s working out for you and I’m sure it will get better. My Audio Note sounded good out of the box, but much better after about 2 months. Also, with any dacs, but especially tubes, IMO, warm up time makes a difference. For me an hou... 
Here's to the temperate, the gentle, the moderates in audio
La souris est sous la table.   
Footers- Break In? Such A Change.
I’m a Symposium user, so I’m not anti-platform or footer, but did you ever consider that the CMs make your system sound bad for a week and then maybe it just comes back to what is was originally?  But it sounds better now because it’s back to norm... 
integrated amp with phone for graham ls6 under $4000 new
Morrow speaker cables are good, but I would highly recommend the break in service. I’m not sure how many days he offers now. I would take at least 5 days. Whatever you buy, there will always be something else and another opinion. Personally, right... 
Where to go next with the turntable
In my experience with Linn, it was very sensitive to the shelf it was placed on. In fact, my dealer who installed it was shocked at the difference in sound between the standard wood shelf on my wall shelf and the Neuance platform, which unfortunat... 
What happens when the stylus tip wears out on a $12,000 cartridge?
@pgaulke60 - just an aside, most retippers offer different cantilever options, such as ruby or others. Personally, I would ask them what they think works best. In my case, both retippers suggested just a retip on the original cantilever and they c... 
What happens when the stylus tip wears out on a $12,000 cartridge?
@pgaulke60 - for me, after a few years, the cartridge just starts sounding a little ratty, as if the stylus is dirty, or mistracking. You can always just send it to a retipper for an inspection and, at least in the case with VAS or Soundsmith, I t... 
What happens when the stylus tip wears out on a $12,000 cartridge?
@scott22 - good question. I don’t think there is anyone who would not prefer a factory-rebuilt cartridge to a retip, but as stated above, it’s not always possible, as the maker is  no longer around, as in the case of Transfiguration.  All I can sa... 
Safe to use an old Sumiko Talisman Virtuoso B?
Send it to VAS for a checkup. Steve is great and can give you an honest, informed decision in short order, assuming he can work on it.   
Does anyone know where to get a Rega P8/P10-style dustcover?
Why don’t you check out Stereo Squares who always advertises here?  He did a nice custom cover for me to fit between a double wall shelf. The first picture in his ad shows my black Basis table with the cover. He does very nice work.   
Cartridge wear with clicks and pops…?
It’s actually sort of an interesting question. All I can say is for myself, I never worried about anything short of a damaged groove or extremely loud pop. Your speakers will let you know in short order if it’s something that could damage the styl... 
integrated amp with phone for graham ls6 under $4000 new
I recommend Belden 12 gauge from Blue Jeans with locking bananas. If you’re using 6 feet now, order 8 feet to get a little positioning flexibility. Later on you can fool around with more expensive cables.