lohanimal

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TESTING DIFFERENT DECKS AND ARM COMBOS
@lewm¬†I have no problem with any opinion you may foist ūüėĀ ¬† I just think that fixing all parameters save a single component may well be quite futile - ie put an SME v on a Linn and it is not good at all whereas say a cheaper Linn Akito does work.... 
TESTING DIFFERENT DECKS AND ARM COMBOS
@lewm¬†its more a discussion as to what is a better form of evaluating a component or system¬†  
Phono Stage upgrade to complement Dohmann Helix One Mk 2
@drbond¬†for a man that says he knows little about turntables - I commend your choice in the Dohmann Helix. I've heard three vinyl front ends that have stuck with me. One had the FM Acoustics phono stage in a live v recorded demo and nothing i've ... 
Rega P10 v Complete rebuild Garrard 401!
can I just say that the Rega and Garrard appear in very different parts of the audio spectrum. The Rega is like a light sportscar and the Garrard a large 4X4. ¬†The Rega is all about a lightness and quickness of sound without overhang - the Garrard... 
Those singers you enjoy,....that don't really have a great voice?
Prince  
If you had $12k / £10k to upgrade your analogue front-end...
@grislybutter¬† i was once of the thought that a phono stage requires less of the budget. However - especially with MC‚Äôs they actually have the most difficult job in the amplification chain having to keep noise low and amplify the signal the most.... 
If you had $12k / £10k to upgrade your analogue front-end...
If it has to be new - the decks you cite have a great variation in sound style and quality. The Rega's are a bit of a Lotus Elise to the Avid Mercedes SL.¬† Do you want to buy new or second hand? For instance second hand would allow you to buy a ... 
When were the best tube amps made?
@atmasphere¬† Tis ever thus... I keep flirting with the idea of getting a valve integrated for my nearfield set up which has 4 ohm monitors. My current integrated is superb. I am odd coz i love integrateds  
amplifiers tube vs. solid state
Not sure of ur budget, but the Berning inspired Linear Tube Audio might be your ticket. As to reliability I think that thee late great Tim de Pavaracini said that power tubes have a great lifespan. I spoke to him and he said 300B's should be used... 
When were the best tube amps made?
@dynamiclinearity¬† thanks for thee superb explanation. May explain why i love solid state.¬† @atmasphere¬† what are the tubes nowadays like? I keep getting the impression that NOS are the best  
EMT 948 w/ 929 tonearm.
What's the internal wire on the EMT arms like? ¬†  
Rives Parc - does anyone have the BARE software
theres a guy called who has a Rives Parc for sale - why not give him a bell?  
EMT 948 w/ 929 tonearm.
Speak to Benjamin at Dusch Studiotechnik- he‚Äôs very helpful- also there‚Äôs an EMT page called ‚ÄėEMT turntables‚Äô (original I know). Also have you a full set of 948 instructions? If my 950 instructions are anything to go by I bet they are comprehensive¬†  
Advice for a new analog system
Can I just say there are some other great decks at ur price: Dohmann Helix 2 SME model 30 and the SME Anniversary (it may come with a Nagra phono stage but don‚Äôt quote me on that) Technics Sl1000R - direct drive - remember they were one of the ... 
Advice for a new analog system
I think at times @ftrot¬†many contributors to posts are not appreciative that questions are posed by people who are high net worth individuals who do not have the time to through a lengthy process of going up through various turntables over the yea...