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Turntable is the most expensive in the chain, do it make sense
After listening to a CS Port TAT1M2 table I can now say YES a table makes a HUGE difference. TAT1M2  (Dealer disclaimer)  
Phantom Supreme to 4Point-14?
The largest sonic change I've heard in all my time with analog is when I installed the Safir arm, it wasn't subtle it was jaw dropping. Yes cartridges have their flavor, tonearms have had their flavor and even the dozen or more tables that I've ow... 
Phantom Supreme to 4Point-14?
As @mijostyn stated, sometimes I also prefer the 4Point9 vs the original 11" but it is a close call. Yes for the $$$ the 4Point9 is the better buy BUT if you are into adjusting VTA per different LP's then DON'T buy the 9" it's a PITA to adjust fre... 
Phantom Supreme to 4Point-14?
@wrm57 now I understand, have not had the pleasure of using a SP10R so not aware of the best tonearms to use with it. But based on your description then the 4Point 14 does seem to meet your criteria. Since the Safir uses the same template as the 4... 
Phantom Supreme to 4Point-14?
PS: Did you ever buy that Gold MSL? 😉  
Phantom Supreme to 4Point-14?
@wrm57 I've not directly compared these 2 tonearms BUT I'd suggest the original 4Point 11" over the 14" IMO. Yes have heard both and even the 4Point9 may be a "better" buy than either the 11" or 14" if you don't change cartridges often and don't n... 
How rare is an audiophile
It's extremely small. The high end watch industry is likely 50,000 times larger than the hi-end audio industry.  
Options for ridding records of static electricity
Curious if something like this inexpesive meter will show how much static electricity is on your records? https://www.amazon.com/pzlobiet-Electromagnetic-Radiation-Detector-Inspection/dp/B0BB17NTKC/ref=d_pd_di_sccai_cn_sccl_3_7/136-1302127-474425... 
Phono Stage upgrade to complement Dohmann Helix One Mk 2
@mijostyn I've been using the SmarTracter for the last 18 months (prior I used the  feickert protractor). As you know the SmarTracter has 5 different setting you can use to align a cartridge. When I first received it I went back and forth listenin... 
Phono Stage upgrade to complement Dohmann Helix One Mk 2
Sorry @rauliruegas I usually place at the end of a post "Dealer disclaimer" especially when I talk about any equipment. I've been a member here since 2006 and as you can see I don't post much, up to 114 posts now. As for Kondo gear, initially it w... 
Phono Stage upgrade to complement Dohmann Helix One Mk 2
@rauliruegas what is "true fidelity"? Do you know? Do I know? No. (My wife tells me I should know after being married for 46 years!) It was Kondo-san himself that taught me things about analog and it's sound and it was he who showed me the light r... 
Phono Stage upgrade to complement Dohmann Helix One Mk 2
@lewm correct I'm contemplating the CS Port C3EQM phono. I have a Stabi R with the SAFIR arm and a MSL cartridge and couldn't be happier.   
Phono Stage upgrade to complement Dohmann Helix One Mk 2
By the way, I think Mike Lavigne owns the CS Port phono. Yes, Mike does and really likes the CS Port phono. Have PM him via WBF and quickly discussed. It's one of the reasons I'm thinking of it, his opinion is highly thought of.  
Phono Stage upgrade to complement Dohmann Helix One Mk 2
@drbond  stated on 4/29/2022 11:39 "Thanks for the recommendations, but both the CS Port C2 EQM 2 and the EMT 128 (both of which are but phono stages, and look like high quahily products) only have one input.  With my two tonearms, I would prefer... 
Discuss The Viv Lab Rigid Arm
Agree with those that say "just listen" and then tell us your thoughts. I’ve never heard a Viv tonearm or even seen one in the wild but it does look interesting. Many people said that Kuzma’s new SAFIR tonearm that has a mass of 60 gms would NEVER...