chayro

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Clearaudio Emotion lacks dynamics
I don't know if this is true for all tables, but I have found record players to be very dependent on where they sit. You probably have your new table set up the way your old table sounded best, which may not be working as well as it did before. Yo... 
Glass Shelf under CD Player or not?
I don't think you can predict the outcome. When I had a Naim Fraim with glass shelves, the glass sounded far superior to Corian under my Linn. When I moved the Linn to a wall shelf, the glass sounded horrible and Corian sounded better than glass o... 
Wall mount TT shelf recommendations
My Linn was absolutely unusable due to my springy floors, but the problem was totally cured by the Target shelf. I expected some improvement, but not the virtually total isolation I achieved. The dog can jump down off the couch and not a flutter. ... 
You're probably listening too loud
The point I was trying to make was not that people should listen at low levels. I was trying to convey that the normal deadening of the ears due to worldly noise caused us to turn up the volume more than necessary to achieve individual bliss. Even... 
Good cart upgrade for an MMF-5.1?
You may scoff, but prior to buying a new cart, try the Herbies mat. I was astounded at the synergy it had with my MMF-5. Deeper bass, richer sound... All the good stuff. I have to throw in that I much preferred the felt mat on my Linn to the Herbi... 
Researching the CD/HDCD Players from China
I find it confusing that a person with a system consisting of Threshold and Audio Research now wants to skimp on the CD player. As far as the Chinese players go, nobody knows the ultimate longevity of these players, as they have not been on the ma... 
Linn LP-12 still competitive with the very best?
Not to hijack the thread, but I've never heard "XKE" and "reliability" used in the same sentence. 
Linn LP-12 still competitive with the very best?
For myself, when I got back into analog, I just felt that I wanted to own a Linn at some point in my audiophile life, just to see what all this talk was about. I thought that there must be something there to have a tt with such loyalty, not to men... 
Ayon CD-2 sonics? thoughts? opinions?
For those interested, I just purchased a CD-2 from Paul at USA Tube Audio in Arizona.Aggielaw - you must post a review after it arrives. It looks like a great product. I realize it will take a month to break in, but you should have a handle on it ... 
Would love some thoughts on how to upgrade my gear
Internet advice is great, but ultimately, you're going to have to wander through the world of hi-end yourself and assemble a system that fits your tastes and budget. Unless you're in the "price no object" category, there are going to be some compr... 
The Room, not us, determines our speaker choices
02-05-09: AmandaraeMay I ask about what speakers are you talking about?Can you post your system here? Anything visual can make your post much more effective in conveying your message don't you think?regards,Abe______________________I don't think i... 
MC for MusicHall MMF2.2
Just one suggestion before you start spending a lot of money. Try a Herbies mat on the Music Hall. When I got back into analog, my first tt was a Music Hall MMF5. The Herbies mat transformed it more than I could have imagined. When I decided to bu... 
Ayon CD-2 sonics? thoughts? opinions?
I just looked at Ayon's website and the CD-1 was gone. Looks like the CD-2 is its replacement. 
Can we go back to 33's please?
I have an old copy of Night in Tunisia. I purchased the new reissues to see how much better, if any, they were. I was talking about reissues. I'm not nuts about used records, as I find them vastly over-graded. 
Tube Phono-Stage question.
I found the Tube Box IISE to have somewhat undefined bass response, which was cured by a switch to different tubes. I used Black Sable Tung Sols ($99/pair). However, since you're probably not going to buy the PJ just to immediately upgrade, I woul...