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Gain specs for Jolida JD-9A phono preamp
Well got the Jolida on Tues;)-~. Out of the box, I do not know how many hours are on the unit. NOS tubes is a no brainer, I am using some MatsuSHITa tubes. They are as forementioned. Some RF did appear with the stock tubes. The station deminished ... 
Quest For Phono Preamp
Check the PS Audio GCPH it has the volume control for running direct to an amp. Also balanced outputs, phase switch and mono! Loading is adjustable via knob on back of unit along with gain. check over at the vinyl asylum, I know some 'philes over ... 
Gain specs for Jolida JD-9A phono preamp
Well mine should arrive on Monday, but from what I can figure out is that there is NO volume control. SO running direct to an amp is out. The gain is higher than most, but I run a ZYX Yatra with a .24mv output so I am looking forward to what this ... 
Time for a "massive" turntable: Spacedeck vs Scheu
have you considered DIY via the Lenco. Try writing 4yanx as he had a Spacedeck that he eventually sold, b/c he liked his Lenco home brew better. 
Newbie..TT question
What cartridge are you using? 
Newbie looking for cheap dependable table
I am not familiar with the cart or PIB-1 phono board, but have heard a VPI HW19 MKI before. It was mounted with a Grado Platinum and Rega 300 arm. PLayed through some Magnepan 1.6's left nothing to be desired in my mind. They sound good and have s... 
Monster Alpha Genesis 2000 rebuild?
Hmm isn't ZYX now the equivalent to the Sigma in it's day? Would he Nakatsuka san work those older carts? I don't know, try emailing Mehran, from Sorasound from any new ZYX listing. If not ZYX makes an entry level Bloom that's a little more than y... 
Lenco L70 need help
Post this on the "Home Despot"(under analog) thread that's where all the Lenco players are at. Someone might even have one for you for free! 
Blue-Book for Magnepan MG1.5?
That's $1100! and yes to me that's high, but to him that's what they are worth. I am guessing his logic is that the 1.6's can fetch that amount. The 1.5 has a different crossover, though. Check E-Pay from time to time , I have seen 2.6's go for un... 
What song best sums up the previous year?
"Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don't want war: neither in Russia... 
What song best sums up the previous year?
Well Danlib, I guess we did liberate them in WWII. AS far as oppressive regimes we have supported the time frame is longer than the 60's and 70's as Tomryan puts it. How about the CIA's coup of Arbenz in Guatemala in the 1950's. This ended Guatema... 
What song best sums up the previous year?
It is quite clear that the facts of history are missed on some of us more than others. How many Nations have adopted democratic systems because of our intervention? Does anybody know? I do know that the number of oppressive regimes we have support... 
What song best sums up the previous year?
and to think it was Martin Luther King Jr's Day. Remember that "they went after King after he spoke out on Vietnam!" 
Is Smoking Really That Bad For Audio Equipment?
Gtthrush1 I say vaporize!;)-~ 
Teres, Galibier and Redpoint
Here's another possible source for your platter ring, that was shared on the Lenco thread: Sorry I do not know how to do the nifty link thing;)-~