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A Second Tonearm on an SME Model 10
Fantastic ! A true Analog Warrior   
Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
@mijostyn from one dog to another, your offer accepted… i’ve got the “ neat “ Panzerholtz covered thinking “ pretty is as pretty does “…. but one look at the applewood veneer on my Denon should reveal…my wood.. for Wood tendencies…. @lewm I appla... 
My First Stereo. What Was Yours?
@bbarten Yes i remember….. sadly i was at the remnants of it on the last day in business in Seattle. An aside, i worked at The Speaker Company in Columbus, Ohio which initially anyway fashioned itself a Midwest version of Speakerlab… Fun…. It mor... 
My First Stereo. What Was Yours?
@ellajeanelle You really should create a virtual system…or 6…. Great story. 1978: Denon DP-790 TT w Grado cartridge, Onkyo A-5 Integrated ( 1st 5 watts Class A ) and 3 way Infinity Qb speakers w the famous EMIT tweeter…. i was happy as can be….... 
Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
Same can be said of the DV -505… including just ploping it down on the plinth… yikes… $3k for an armboard is insane…. i balked at the $600 Brinkman wants and fabricated a short stack of Panzerwood, i’ve done same for the duplicates for the bespoke... 
Anybody out there re-cantilever their cartridge with a Soundsmith Contact Line diamond ?
@thehorn alas… Chackster has left the building…. several years on now… Enjoy the music ;-) BTW had it roll both ways w Soundsmith retips…. But in general +  
The Emperor Has No Clothes!!
One should also consider…as @mahgister hints at the the actual character of clothes are unaltered by our words to describe them… warm, analog and tube like will not keep ya from freezing to death in the Karakoram….. Can they apply to a DAC….. abs... 
Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
@pindac  - you make excellent points… i myself have ( obviously ) a hodgepodge of arms… This Spring the Triplaner which i acquired used will go back to Tri for a checkup and probable upgrade, but it’s not in the same $ latitudes as the SAT.  The ... 
Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
iF you want to understand the room / system / awesome proprietor Ed - check out Audio Ultra website in Seattle… Great neighbor….  
Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
…..ah the Safir….. a thing of beauty and technical triumph…but. Ive some significant but never sufficient seat time listening to it w Ortofon Verismo on a Dohmann w integral Minus K…. vs ( in same remainder of system / room in same session… ) a K... 
The Emperor Has No Clothes!!
….. and yet…. just try to unhear the tube power supply on a fantastic German direct drive TT…… :-) And some people wax poetic about Mad Dog 20-20… Chill  
Is it even possible to get a factory authorized dealer to give a discount?
I also have Many fantastic hours on my REF Phono 2 se…..Dude, you are in for a treat  
Is it even possible to get a factory authorized dealer to give a discount?
OP congratulations on the ARC gear, my REF 5se with about 6k hours on it was unpacked at the selling dealer, a slight defect noticed, new part ordered for drop ship to me , dealer ( Robert Taylor of Taylor House in NC ) ran it in for two weeks, de... 
Comparison of sonic qualities of some tonearms
I always use my headshell arm to play Leonard Cohen : “ i’m just a lazy bastard living in a suit “…..  
20 Years?
@chayro Congratulations ! my born on date says May, 2003 but i’m pretty sure it is really 2001. No matter. i’ve met some really fantastic people here…many in person…  Enjoy the music !   Just about to push play on some tasty Walter Becker…. sna...