Responses from brf

Is my anti-skating too strong.
@millercarbon could you post a link to any article that supports or further explains your skating force theory.  
The Linn Karousel bearing.
$975 sounds very reasonable, especially considering the cost of Linn’s “other” upgrades.   
I’m looking to upgrade my Magnum Dynalab MD106T???
Your “true differential” balanced output requirement will significantly limits your options.   
The Linn Karousel bearing.
@daveyf, what does the upgrade cost?  I assume that it consists of a female bearing with a male and inner platter. 
Charging A Fee To Demo An Amplifier In A Brick & Mortar Store
Just to be clear, the $500 gets you a store credit that can be used towards anything else the retailer offers.  Quite often when I visit an audio retailer and audition something, I typically purchase an album or 2 as a way to show my support and a... 
What Percentage Off Would You Expect to Discount For Open Box Amp with Blemish
Instead of asking what's an appropriate discount, ask yourself what you would be willing to pay and make an offer.  IME, dealers react more favorably to an offer to purchase.    
Beware of Wayne's audio - Poor product quality & worst business ethics
@bdp24 wrote Well then, if the Wayne's ring doesn't use the platter edge to secure it in place (as does the VPI), there is nothing to keep it from sliding around on an 11.5" platter when the latter is spinning, which is just what the OP discove... 
Beware of Wayne's audio - Poor product quality & worst business ethics
@bdp24 wrote Though it is a buyers responsibility to insure the ring fits his particular platter (as brf---the main man on the VPI Forum---said, VPI has made platters in both 11.5" and 12" diameters), shouldn’t the maker of the ring---designed... 
Soundsmith - Thank you to everyone.
One of the best threads on Audiogon in a long time.   
Beware of Wayne's audio - Poor product quality & worst business ethics
The VPI ring will only work with their 12 inch platters as it uses the platter's side wall to center the ring. Universal rings require a centering tool to ensure that the ring's inner perimeter is equal distant from the spindle so that it engages ... 
Playing Vinyl in a Cold Room
Place a 100w incandescent bulb above the table which will warm up the surrounding area.   
Beware: New (at least to me) scam being run on Audiogon members
Received an email yesterday from a newly registered Agon member in a response to a wanted ad I had on another website.  Sounds like the same scam.   
Gold Lion KT88's Upgrade
You cannot go wrong with New Sensor's reissued of the Genalex Gold Lion KT88 tubes  They are well made, good sounding, reliable and well priced tubes.  I have not kept up with all the Shuguang / Psvane KT88 variants, but I am always wary of compan... 
Krell fpb 250m
Does this happen with both mono amps? 
Questions to ask as I shop for a tonearm?
Check out the Jelco line of tonearms as they fall right in your budget and offer performance above your budget.