louisl

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What should I do?
@dhcod You are absolutely correct!!!  I'm such an 'Immediate gratification' kind of guy, that when I installed the cartridge, brand new, cold, out of the box, I wanted it to blow me away....immediately.  Well, that just didn't happen.  I really ne... 
What should I do?
Sorry guys that I haven't responded, but I am trying to put some more hours on the cartridge for break-in.  To answer everyone's question about this "mystery" Cartridge, it is a Mytech Hyabusa mounted on a VPI Classic 3 (JMW Memorial 10.5 unipivot... 
Has anyone finally decided to sell their Turntable and Vinyl collection?
Yep, back in the 80's I sold my tt, however, I kept all of my records!  So glad I did, as after not being able to listen to my vinyl for several years, I decided to buy a Music Hall tt.  Wow, I couldn't believe how good they were sounding.  Now, m... 
Looking for great jazz guitar recordings - any recommendations?
One of my favorite "great jazz guitar recordings" is Laurindo Almeida & Charlie Byrd, 'Tango', on Concord / Picante Jazz label.  Two acoustic guitar masters, impeccably recorded.  This is one of my go-to's when I evaluate any change in my syst... 
PASS XP-17 or Allnic H-1202?
That is does "not" support balanced inputs. 
PASS XP-17 or Allnic H-1202?
No, as my preamp does dot support balanced inputs. 
Koetsu Rosewood - Best/safest way to clean stylus
As recommended by Peter Ledermen (Soundsmith cartridges), I use Blue Tack.  It's safe, easy, and best of all does a great job. 
Phono Protractor. Recommendations?
@wlutke How do I find what the correct "pivot to spindle" distance is supposed to be?  (My TT is a VPI Classic 3, my tonearm is the JMW 10.5). 
Cartridge Recommendations
I own a Soundsmith Zephyr Mk3.  What a great sounding Cartridge. I've been listening to a MC (very popular, $3695 retail), but I always had issues with noise.  So I picked up the Zephyr on sale ($899 from Elusive Disc), just to see what a MI, high... 
Why don't all phono preamps include a rumble filter?
@dwette Happy New Year!when I engage my KAB (in my tape loop), I hear absolutely no degradation in sonics, so, as you say, I guess it is system dependent.  So, what was the root cause of your problem with rumble, and how did you correct it?Thanks! 
Why don't all phono preamps include a rumble filter?
@lewm sorry, don't mean to sound as if I'm arguing.  It's a New Year, and I have too much to be thankful for! My TT is very well isolated.  I can literally do jumping jacks directly in front of my TT, without affecting the tonearm while it is play... 
Why don't all phono preamps include a rumble filter?
@wlutke its been maybe a year since I have lubricated the main bearing, but when I did, I didn't notice any change.  However, thank you for reminding me that it's time to do that again.Also, isn't acoustic feedback the same as rumble.  If not, wha... 
Why don't all phono preamps include a rumble filter?
U@stereo5 interesting, that you've owned 3 different VPI tt's, and you had the same problem with rumble, until you inserted a different TT.  Hummm?  Makes me think.@tooblue i have a 3" maple platform, mounted on top of multiple 2" square rubber/co... 
Why don't all phono preamps include a rumble filter?
Thank s for these quick responses to my question.  First:  @clearthink my analog system is a VPI Classic 3 TT, using either a Lyra Kleos Cartridge 0.5 mV, or a Spectral Reference Cartridge 0.2 mV. Using High Fidelity Reveal interconnects, into a A... 
Phono cable recommendations
Jbrrp1.  Hopefully I will have the same outcome as you did.  I don't know if going from a regular pair of standard IC's, to a pair of dedicated 'phono' IC's, will either help, or eliminate this small level of noise, but I'm sure going to give it a...