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Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
@tomic601 my wife tells me I'm 1000% dog. I started painting my nose black back in 95 to get more attention. Growing a tail helped. @asvjerry See, that tonearm has warped your brain. I had that H-K turntable and it warped mine. Tail wagging the d... 
Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
@lewm The problem with the weight on a string AS mechanisms is that records are hardly ever perfectly concentric. Now the cantilever has to over come the stiction. I recall the old days with a V15 in an SME 3009. I use to watch the cantilever wag ... 
Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
@rauliruegas It's good to be back on the reservation:-)  
Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
@whart  Because I am a dog. As long as you can adjust the effective mass, a dogmatic tonearm will run any cartridge at it's best. There is no magic to tonearm design only compromises. The pivoted offset arm makes one huge compromise for the sake ... 
Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
@drbond You misunderstand me. A tonearm can not improve sound quality. it can only degrade it. The difference in sound quality can be rather large between an excellent arm and a not so excellent arm due to degradation. But, between two well design... 
Best investment; cartridge or line stage?
@elliottbnewcombjr Elliot, buy the time he can afford the phono stage the cartridge will have worn out. Phono stages last a long time and the great ones are not cheap. The cartridge is usually less expensive than a great phono stage so it is quick... 
Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
Thanks @rauliruegas  Mr Tonearm gd. Every one trait that falls off represents a compromise. Compromises are frequently worth it. That is a judgement call.  @drbond , It is not how a tonearm sounds, it is how it works. The difference in sound qual... 
Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
A good tonearm will not have any sound of it's own. It will limit discrepancies so as to minimize distortion into inaudibility.  In dealing with the imperfect world of records. A tonearm must be designed in a certain way and have specific feature... 
Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz and Blues, Awesome!
If you get a chance watch the Ken Burns documentary "Jazz" Very enjoyable. I think he spends a bit too much time with Lois Armstrong and give Bill Evans short shrift, but otherwise does a good job otherwise.    
Best investment; cartridge or line stage?
The Rega P6 has a very acceptable arm. I think you have to think of this differently. A phono stage is a long term investment and can easily last decades. Cartridges are expendable devices, they wear out. If your cartridges still has some life in ... 
Crackle and hiss on some albums
Welcome to the world of vinyl. If a record is real bad return it. However if one record is noisy all other records in that batch will; be noisy. You will notice that some brands are much better than others. If you do not take pristine care of your... 
Subwoofer speed is in the room, not the box
@phusis The Sound quality at stadium concerts is in general awful, but that is not the point. The line arrays project power better which is what it is all about at these concerts. Exactly, the horizontal array of subwoofers forms a horizontal lin... 
Experience with adding super tweeter?
@kraftwerkturbo I'm afraid that is lay intuition kraftwork. If I run that test blinded very few people over 50 would be able to tell the difference.  Good tweeters have no problem getting to 20 kHz. Many of them go higher. Of all the super system... 
Townshend platform under digital component or amplifier ?
You can't isolate speakers because you can't isolate sound. Assuming your speakers are on the floor, if you have a resonant floor and the speaker excites it then you have to dampen the floor with carpeting and/or stiffen the floor.  Subwoofers th... 
VPI Prime Sig/Lyra Delos / Feedback ...help!
@tommypenngotti, If you have sound in both channels nothing is shorting. Lyra absolutely does not like that arm. They specifically specify "a pivoted arm with rigid bearings or linear tracking arm." That does not include a unipivot for very good r...