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Developing A List Of Tonearm Candidates For A SOTA Turntable
I have the entry OL Onyx which replaced an RB300 for my Rega P2 (Groovetracer modified all the way down). Everything was instantly more transparent and full bodied (if I can use that term). The downside was after a month of happy listening I began... 
Does it have to sound good for you to like it?
@soix, ha, ha.  I have to chuckle a bit because I’ve been guilty of nudging a couple of the guys to upgrade, if just a little.  One of the guys actually went from Bose cubes to KLH 5’s!  The only snag (to me), was he kept an AV receiver in the cha... 
Does it have to sound good for you to like it?
I belong to a small group of friends who get together once a month “for music night”. It all began at my home with my  system, which, in this forum, is a tad beyond entry-level,  but to all the others in the group,  is extraordinary.  Though I hav... 
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@ghasley ,  thanks for having a look and the suggestions. You’re right, there’s been no plan, just swapping stuff-in/out and adding-in,  based on pure feel or recommendations.  Sitting down to create a real plan is the right way to start a long-te... 
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I just updated my system page with some newer photos in order to get more feedback as to room treatment, etc.  Thanks to everyone for the help.  
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@soix  that may be exactly what I’ll eventually end up trying, soix.  In the meantime I think I’m going to start working on the room. Lots of good suggestions here about that.  But thanks for the tip about the Boenicke W5s. I took a look and some... 
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@erik_squires What’s “kited around”? While you’re composing your response here’s a definition for you: ”troll”: “A…troll is someone who intentionally tries to start arguments, hostility, or conflict in an online community by posting offensive o... 
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@ghasley I’m all in. I want the sound. I don’t give a flying wallenda about the gear if it doesn’t produce the right sound. Later today I will post more up to date pictures of the gear and room to help you all help me get this right. Thanks so much!  
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@mapman A recipe for sanity in this insane hobby. Thank you. And thank you to everybody for talking me off the ledge and helping me get through this reality check so that I can get back to the music. Even you, Eric. Thank you.  
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@erik_squires  Well, Eric, I certainly don’t know how else to measure  the quality of sound except to hear whats in front of me.  I sat down to listen to the speakers in the Gryphon room, the Vandersteen and the Boenicke rooms.  I did not know th... 
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@roxy54  You know, Roxy, I think you’re right,  the non-audiophiles in my life were always astounded when they heard my system. That helped a lot to give me succor and the  illusion that all was well.  That, and the sweat work and money I put int... 
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@erik_squires  Geeze, dude, “troll”?  Give me a f’ing break already.  I could not have “ lost track of what a full-bodied system sounds like” since I’d never  heard it until  I was pummeled with it at The Show.  That was the point of my post.  Yo... 
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@grislybutter Well said. It hit me hard, I can’t lie, the feeling of being so foolish as to believe my inexpensive panels could rival those monstrously engineered speakers and boxes that only the rich can patronize. Well, at least I know now. I’... 
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Don’t want to be downer.  Just don’t want to fool myself anymore.  
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@grislybutter  Yes, you’re absolutely spot on, it’s all relative in the end.  I  had, at one time, an even  more modest system. It sounded good.  But I kept reaching and I cobbled together my funds, swapping-out gear, used good tweaks, and all th...