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The best speaker cables you’ve had
Iconoclast TPC are fantastic cables if you’re a soundstage and detail freak. I could easily live with these given careful matching with the rest of the gear.      
Sonus Faber Olympica nova 2 VS Sonus Faber Cremona M Loudspeaker vs
I just picked up a pair of Cremona M and they sound very good. Nothing I've played so far appears off-limits - Jazz, rock, metal, etc, have all sounded very good. In my system with my ears, these are not your typical warm and cozy sounding Sonus ... 
What's A Good Upgrade From A Manley Steelhead?
@lewm Did you ever talk with the factory about the coupling cap upgrade? I’d be tempted to send it back to them if it’s something they would be willing to undertake.  I know it’s relatively simple to do, I’d just rather it were something factory ... 
What's A Good Upgrade From A Manley Steelhead?
@dhcod and @goofyfoot Thanks for the suggestions. Two units I’ve heard little about so I’ll do some reading… Actually the ASR unit piques my curiosity as it’s battery powered. My preamp and power amps are also battery powered and I like what that... 
What's A Good Upgrade From A Manley Steelhead?
@larryi I wrote to Basis a couple of weeks back and got a quote from Alex for a new belt.  I hear you on the sonic signature of the Basis deck. I also like it. A while back I had an Origin Live Resolution and a Feickert Volare side by side and fo... 
What's A Good Upgrade From A Manley Steelhead?
@tomic601 Thanks for the input. I did just replace a Graham 2.2 with the Phantom B44 and it was a very worthwhile improvement. I will continue to monitor the used markets for a Phantom Elite. I did email Graham Engineering a few days ago requestin... 
What's A Good Upgrade From A Manley Steelhead?
@grislybutter - OK, thanks. I was asking since I've been trying different speakers and thought you might have some experience with the Piegas. I've had horns in this room and I like a lot of their properties but not all. I've had Klipsch Khorns, ... 
What's A Good Upgrade From A Manley Steelhead?
@grislybutter "You can go sideways or down. Looking at your system, you would benefit more from different speakers...." Thanks. I'm curious to know if you've heard the Piega C40, and curious to know more about why you think I'd benefit from somet... 
What's A Good Upgrade From A Manley Steelhead?
@larryi I'm with you on the virtues of tube gear. Thanks for the suggestions. I've heard very little from Audio Note's electronics line, just their speakers, which I've heard at shows and up at Deja Vu Audio near DC. I suppose the idea of running... 
What's A Good Upgrade From A Manley Steelhead?
@bdp24 Interesting idea. I've heard Shindo gear a few times over the years, always in well-curated systems and it has always impressed. Your mentioning the 912 has reminded me that that particular unit was high on my 'watch list' a couple of years... 
What's A Good Upgrade From A Manley Steelhead?
@fsonicsmith1 I agree it’s an excellent phonostage and I’m sure it isn’t the constraining factor in my analog setup… just interested in trying something different.  @ledoux1238 yes, a different cartridge is on the list. I wanted to upgrade the arm... 
Stepping Up From A Graham 2.2 On A Basis Audio Debut Deck
Just closing the loop here with some feedback on the Phantom B44. It was a very worthwhile investment and a good improvement over the 2.2. I hear more air and detail and more low end extension and solidity. The soundstage is deeper and wider, thou... 
Stepping Up From A Graham 2.2 On A Basis Audio Debut Deck
@thekong  I was a little concerned about this and wrote to Basis for clarification but never heard back. The deck basically plugs into the wall, there’s no outboard power supply, so I figured the walker would at least give me clean and regulated... 
Stepping Up From A Graham 2.2 On A Basis Audio Debut Deck
Well I took people’s advice and picked up a Phantom B44 along with a Walker motor controller. This possibly won’t be as big a step up as I was hoping for but it sure makes things simple on the installation side of things. Thanks for the input.  
What's A Good Upgrade From A Manley Steelhead?
@marantz8  Not presently. I ran an Audio Tekne MC 6310 (0.1mv) and used an Audio Tekne SUT for a while, but it actually worked better without the SUT.