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Perlisten D212 Subs (2) in the house.
I also have the Perlisten D12s. It has evolved into a very nice sub. Initially it needed lots of break in as I couldn’t get enough gain out of it. But now is performing well. That driver when new is really tight and seemed quite closed in. It wou... 
What was your first record?
I remember playing a 45rpm of Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford. Over and over... I think my folks were initially relieved when my paper route allowed me to then invest in a 45 of The Rolling Stones HonkyTonk Woman, and Donovan's Hurdy Gurdy ... 
Why is solid state more popular when tubes are better?
OP so how did your comparison of the tube monos vs SS go?! Any thoughts?  
Why is solid state more popular when tubes are better?
I have a feeling a pair of 300 watt tube amps are going to show you some downsides pretty quickly. Better get a tube tester for a start. And have a good AC system- even in the winter 😎  
New MOFI speaker (Andrew Jones)
Prof- Thanks for the well considered review of the SP10.  I am impressed it seemed they did well even in comparison with the 22k B&W 803 D4. I would guess with sorting out the synergy and room interactions the SP 10 really could show good valu... 
McIntosh C2700 or Luxman L38uC
Not a good idea to install the wrong tube. Stick with the 12au7  
Luxman 595ASE
I’ve had mine for a while it has maybe 100 hrs so far. It replaced an L590 that was here for about three years. I really enjoyed the 590, and it’s looks were elegant. Loved the dancing meters.    The L595 takes the sound of the 590 a step or two ... 
Low buzzing through speaks
I just went around with this same problem.  At full volume with no source playing I was getting 48.5 dB hum and hiss from each speaker. Loud. I finally traced it down to the subwoofer rca cables. I put in a different and better made cable and my... 
Early SOTA vs New Something: Conundrum
I just wish I could get my cd/sacd front end to sound as good as the SOTA  ATart9xi does right now  
Early SOTA vs New Something: Conundrum
The new AT art9 solved issues with the tonearm placement , so that was a good thing. The MDC-800 arm I quite like. Simple, straightforward to adjust and stays there without fiddling. Seems to work well. I have considered trying a Technics 1200g ... 
Early SOTA vs New Something: Conundrum
Hi Spencer thanks for your reply With the new cartridge installed I am currently (other than the switch failure) very happy with the SOTA. My plan is to run it as-is for the moment. It now bests my digital front end; I'll call that a win I did s... 
Early SOTA vs New Something: Conundrum
Thanks for all your replies I don’t know if the motor is ac or dc. I suspect dc but could be wrong.  Thanks for the tip on the arm board. I might go that route and the bearing service, but found when the new cartridge (AT art9xi) went in it most... 
Early SOTA vs New Something: Conundrum
An update: The new SOTA belt came in. I know I had replaced it once before years ago, but this one is quite different. Much narrower in width and quite a bit shorter. Whatever; it works very well. The old belt took a number of seconds to reach s... 
Early SOTA vs New Something: Conundrum
I found this in a similar thread:   gyneguy225 OP 83 posts 09-12-2022 at 09:23pm  I spoke to Donna today, and she still recommends the Origin live tonearm. >I found out that there are a number of upgrades for my 30 year old SOTA for about... 
Early SOTA vs New Something: Conundrum
Thanks for all the replies I have taken a first step by ordering an AT ART9XI cartridge The tonearm is solid even if it's not in optimal position. This will show me what I can expect going forward with the SOTA as-is. Or, to see what is SOrTA ...