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Developing A List Of Tonearm Candidates For A SOTA Turntable
@rauliruegas  I'm surprised you've mentioned the ET2 - when I distributed Sota here our reference system primarily used Sota Vacuum/ET2 - an outstanding combo. We never had a problem with keeping the Sota sub-chassis level. Despite some folk ob... 
Developing A List Of Tonearm Candidates For A SOTA Turntable
@vinylshadow  You presume too much. A friend of mine distributes the Supertrack here. As far as Dohmann goes he will mount any arm you want - "they are all great". Make sure you replace the horizontal bearing pivot point and re-polish the arm bl... 
Dual 505-4 or Thorens TD280 Mk IV?
Thorens TD280 - simpler design, less to go wrong. They were competitors in price originally.  
Developing A List Of Tonearm Candidates For A SOTA Turntable
Sumiko MDC-800 The Arm, which SOTA's David Fletcher designed to partner with his table.  Yes - and David quit making the Sumiko arm when the SME V arrived. There's a reason for that. I'm familiar with the Supatrac. Whilst it's quite good valu... 
Yamamoto HSA-01 headshell/head amp
SPU - Stereo Pick Up. STEP 1 - Turn on computer STEP 2 - Click on G O O G LE  STEP 3 - key in SPU C A R T R I D G E  STEP 4 - hit the E N T E R button Takes about 4 - 5 seconds  
Yamamoto HSA-01 headshell/head amp
I heard a fet based front end mounted at the headshell end designed and built by Peter Suchy in the mid 80's at CES. Only difference was that he ran an external power supply with wires running through the arm tube. I never saw this go into product... 
Wish to Upgrade Phono Stage and Cart
@desalvo55  The Aphelion 2 is a massive upgrade from the Apheta 3 and I can't understate the word massive. I have listened to this combo in a very high end system and it is very good. The P10/Aphelion 2 will exceed many much more expensive analog... 
Benz micro glider cartridge loading advice needed.
@judsauce @quincy  Absolute phase. Think of it this way -  If you have cone speakers and absolute phase is correct the drivers first inpetus is to push out and then back as the signal is applied. If the absolute phase is reversed the cones fir... 
Benz micro glider cartridge loading advice needed.
@lewm  I should have added that, for those who can hear differences in absolute phase, You should be so lucky. Unfortunately I hear inverted absolute phase even in foreign systems. David Fletcher of Sumiko the same. Sadly there are many reco... 
Benz micro glider cartridge loading advice needed.
@judsauce  Please note that when you switch your SFP1 to MC it inverts phase. You will need to invert the cartridge connections plus to minus and vice versa on each channel. Personally I would try 47k and work your way down. I have run this car... 
Garrard 301 - Project
@mdalton -  @lalitk has a 301, not a 401 - it is a different platter and the 301 strobe platter does not have a lip.  
My Pro-Ject Debut Carbon turntable died...what to do?
Does the motor start without the belt on ? If it does you might need a new belt. Rubber stretches. Check the bearing has oil.      
Garrard 301 - Project
@lalitk I’ve built several Garrard’s for friends - both 301 & 401 - to very high specs. I’ve also heard varying platters/bearings including CTC aluminium, CTC Brass, Shindo etc 401 Using an Audiograil refurbished 401 as a starting point w... 
MC-MM-MI CARTRIDGES . DO YOU KNOW WHICH HAS BETTER QUALITY PERFORMANCE? REALLY?
Russian silver mica capacitors on eBay and give them a try.... These are absolutely as transparent and neutral as a TI TX2575 resistor.  This is not possible. Capacitors have phase shifts, resistors don't.    
Garrard 301 - Project
@fsonicsmith  The platter on @lalitk Garrard 301 is a 301 strobe platter. The 401 Strobe platter is different - it has an indent in the centre about the size of the record label.. The 301 strobe platter was an extra cost upgrade in the last year...