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Galibier Teres Redpoint tape drive "LENGTH"?
The only problem with using a 1" vs 1/2" belt is the ability to manufacture a pulley that would properly fit the shaft length of most commonly used motors. Obviously as pulley length increases, run-out error at the crown of the pulley is magnified... 
Who remembers the FULTON cables?
I believe it is Dennis Fraker of Serious Stereo who also dotes upon the 'correctness' of that 57 1/4" length (or multiples/divisions thereof). I myself can neither confirm nor deny. 
Most achingly-beautiful music
Ebm dude, Dude you have a dude problem dude. Nobody likes being called dude. 
Best Rock Album in 2013
Night Beds - Country Sleep (very good fidelity on this one)Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II...on LP, of course. 
Hi-Fi Fuses - SNAKE OIL? - or something in it?
I've tried some of the Synergistic SR fuses in both my amp and phono stage. I think the improvement falls into the 'decent' category (it certainly is noticeable, but not earth shattering), but I wouldn't buy them again. While the fuse in the power... 
Stand out phono stages
Ask, Ebm - he'll tell you in less than one sentence 'dude'. 
After market Motor + Belt drive for Verdier
Mosin,Yes, I think a market exists for such a product. However, for it to be truly universal (working across a variety of synchronous motors at different frequencies and possibly voltages) would require a huge effort. If one were to include adjust... 
vpi classic works with music hall cruise control
Very unlikely that anything will go wrong with either the motor or the Cruise Control which IIRC is rated for a 3 watt motor at 120V. Since the 300 RPM Hurst motor is 3 watt motor, you should be good to go. BTW, a replacement Hurst motor is around... 
Anti-Cables Level 3
I use the Clear Day Double Shotguns in my system. They replaced a considerably more expensive (as in three and a half times more expensive) set of cables. With Paul's cables I have finally lost all desire to audition further speaker cables; they j... 
Direct drive vs belt vs rim vs idler arm
Just to clarify for those not familiar with the device, the Timeline flashes a dot on the wall once per revolution; it is not a continuously illuminated reference point and hence cannot show aberrations occurring in one revolution, but only deviat... 
Recommended Soldering Iron
"Lead makes for terrible sound" Quite an overstatement considering silver solders are only about 2-4% Ag, with the rest being the traditional lead/tin mix (though some are available in lead-free versions). I personally loathe lead-free solder, as ... 
Top rated passive preamps
I think Dave Slagle at Intact Audio/Experience Music would build you a very nice balanced passive preamp. I've been using a passive based around his autoformers for several years, and highly recommend them. 
High quality AC turntable motor
Grbluen2,There is no procedure for finding the 'magic setting', as every motor is different. For example, I have three Hurst 300 RPM motors, but really only one is worth a damn - the other two can never be quieted down to a suitable level, and nev... 
High quality AC turntable motor
Redglobe,From a cursory glance, I would say that the Sound Carrier unit is very similar to either the Walker or the SDS (with the added ability to trim output voltage). Hence, no - I don't believe the unit to offer full parametric adjustment, far ... 
High quality AC turntable motor
I use Mark Kelly's Synchrotron AC-1 controller, which contains all of the aforementioned features (and then some) but has long since been unobtainable; this was a DIY Audio kit project from several years back. You bought the raw boards, bought the...