chayro

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New, Very Interesting CD Transport
From the number of transport threads and the number of transports currently available, it looks like CDs are making a comeback. I know people love streaming because of the limitless choices, but sometimes too much choice has one flipping around ra... 
Anybody heard the new Audiolab 9000CDT yet?
So if I got it right, you were comparing the Cambridge into the AMR as opposed to the 6000 into the Morpheus?  If so, I think you were hearing more the dac than the transport. The AMR was a great player with a strong bottom end. Is the Sonnet brok... 
New Goldberg Variations
Love the GVs. Ito Ema version on MA recordings is very good. I recall reading that Goldberg commissioned them from Bach to help him sleep.   
Bel Canto CD3t transport replacement
One glitch and you’re ready to throw it out?  Why don’t you at least speak with a tech and get an estimate?  That’s a nice transport and you’re probably going to have to spend 3k+ to better it. And it matches your dac, so it looks nice too. As far... 
Jazz LP Audiophile Recommendations
The Bill Evans trio albums are very well recorded. The music is not too bad either. 😉  
Audio Quest Niagara 5000
Maybe look into Audience. No transformers- no hum. Excellent sound, top-notch service.   
Going from MM to MC
With all due respect to all of you very knowledgeable analog persons, I think you’ve succeeded once again in driving another analog novice into the weeds with too much information and scaring him off. That’s why I suggested the Linn cartridge so h... 
Better desktop DAC
@o_holter - Norway?  I was there two years ago. You should visit Audio Consult in Denmark. They’ll get you set up. 💸💸💸  
Better desktop DAC
@o_holter -  not really. I’m not a desktop dac person, but I did buy my Topping from them and I thought they were helpful. They seemed to carry a lot of lines, so I figured they could help you out. They really have no incentive to recommend someth... 
Need help!!!
I would try a Herbies mat before doing anything. It made a very large difference when I had my MMF 5. It was horrible on my Linn, so it’s not a cure all, but it really works on the Music Hall. I am generally not a fan of tweaks, but this worked ve... 
Stand mount speakers to replace Magnepan 1.6’s
I know you said stand mount, and I’m a stand mount fan as well, but I think you’re unnecessarily limiting your choices, as the smaller floor standers take up no more living space. I’m thinking of the Totem Hawks or Forests. Both great speaker and ... 
Going from MM to MC
I would go with the Linn so you know you’ll have a cart well -matched to the arm. No, you certainly can match different brands and they may work fine, but if you stick with Linn it’s one less thing to think about. And you got the Linn 3-point moun... 
Better desktop DAC
I would contact Apos Audio. They sell topping and a lot of other desktop dacs, so they might be helpful in narrowing your search.   
Power strip recommendations
the HB Cable Design strips are very good. https://destinationhifi.com/collections/hb-cable-design    
Lab12 DAC1 Reference Problem
So do you think the Lab12 sounds better than the Electrocompaniet?  That’s a damn good player and I would think it’s pretty hard to beat.