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Dolby NR encoding - did it ever work
"11-09-15: Raymonda... all Sony D 5's engaged a brick wall multiplex filter when dolby was engaged. This cut off all frequencies above 14,000 hz."No, this is mistaken. First, it wasn't a brickwall filter at all. What the Sony had was the same mult... 
A new player in the quality Mono cartridge game
11-10-15: Johnnyb53" ... These days if you want a mono switch, you have to shop for 40-50 yr-old preamps or integrated amps, order a custom unit or DIY."Sorry, but this is mistaken. Many modern preamps include mono switches, including ARC. 
$510.00 for an Aluminum cover for the ARC Ref. 10?
"11-09-15: BrfWill ARC give me a $510 price reduction if I buy a Ref 10 without a top cover?"Why don't you ask your dealer?There seems to be no problem with the acrylic cover when the unit has sufficient ventilation, btw. 
$510.00 for an Aluminum cover for the ARC Ref. 10?
"11-09-15: Geoffkait... why have a cover at all?"One good reason is because the electric current inside of a tube amp or preamp is potentially deadly, often for quite a while even after AC power is turned off. 
Dolby NR encoding - did it ever work
Yes, Dolby B and Dolby C both work. (Dolby A was a professional system.) They require careful level matching however, and that meant that many consumer rec0orders were often out of Dolby alignment. Better recorders such as Nakamichi offered built-... 
$510.00 for an Aluminum cover for the ARC Ref. 10?
11-03-15: Statman" ... This is for Cleeds, you work for ARC? It is a flaw ..." No, I don't work for ARC.I haven't had any problem at all with the acrylic lid on my preamp. It sits on the top of my rack, though. It's very well ventilated. 
$510.00 for an Aluminum cover for the ARC Ref. 10?
10-30-15: Lostbears" ...It is a design flaw and ARC knows it."Hmmmm, no it's not a design flaw. If the unit is placed on top of a rack and air allowed to circulate freely around it, then the top will not warp.However, if ventilation is restricted,... 
why do people feel the need to buy expensive cable
10-29-15: Zd542" ... the price of copper is $5 a pound . So , it is not the price of the copper . What's left ? ... "The raw materials cost is only part of the cost of a manufactured product. 
why do people feel the need to buy expensive cable
10-29-15: Mapman" ... in some cases, a power cord might serve a shielding function against RFi and/or EMI noise, but neither of those are necessarily a problem to start with in all cases."I think Mapman hit a bullseye with this remark, which I thi... 
new Cadenza Blue issue?
" ... this one has its cantilever slightly misaligned, that is when one looks at it from the front, it veers a few degrees to the right. Is this considered normal?"I would not consider that acceptable in a new, high-end cartridge. 
VTA for a Dynavector 20X2L
Rodman99999, that's a great link you provided to the Jon Risch article. It really cuts through a lot of the mumbo-jumbo often associated with cartridge alignment.And you are right, of course, that our hobby should be fun. Otherwise, what's the poi... 
why do people feel the need to buy expensive cable
10-26-15: Tonykay" ... If you have the means, go for it. But I don't believe you are getting your money's worth."What we have here is the enduring law of diminishing returns. It's inescapable. Each person must settle the value equation for himself. 
Does anyone else think this
10-25-15: Geoffkait... Innocent question: why did vinyl LPs go by the wayside? Please remind us.The primary appeal of CDs over LP was convenience. The CD is compact, and the players are plug 'n' play.A secondary appeal was price. Compared to a fin... 
VTA for a Dynavector 20X2L
10-24-15: Ml8764agJust get tonearm as close to parallel (with stylus on record) and you've nothing to worry about.Really? So azimuth and overhang aren't at all important? Correct VTA/SRA even when using a narrow profile stylus simply requires a pi... 
ARC Reference 10 melting polycarbonate cover
If the cover is warped, you haven't provided enough ventilation for the chassis! Those tubes require that air be able to circulate through the unit.