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Recommend an MC cartridge
FWIW, I had my Grace Ruby re-tipped by SS using their top line ruby cantilever/OCL stylus option.  When I got it back, suffice to say it did not sound "good".  I notified Peter of my dissatisfaction, and he agreed to have a second look at the inst... 
Discuss The Viv Lab Rigid Arm
Dave, in line with what you say about the placing of the single null point, I related earlier my experience where I had gotten sloppy about using the supplied template to align the Viv; I was slapping cartridges in there without checking with the ... 
Mainstream Phono Stages Incorporating Premium Branded PCB Parts - Do They Exist?
Pindac, it is possible to post that URL as a clickable link. Can you give that a try?  
Discuss The Viv Lab Rigid Arm
Yes, that is what I’ve been offering as a possibility along with the reduction in skating force.  
Discuss The Viv Lab Rigid Arm
No. That’s not what I wrote, and that’s not “the answer”. I’m not a glutton for punishment, and your mind is made up, so we have nothing further to discuss. If you or anyone else actually has a meaningful question, I’d try to respond.  
Mainstream Phono Stages Incorporating Premium Branded PCB Parts - Do They Exist?
One afternoon at DeJaVu Audio, I listened to a pair of Audio Note speakers, I think their model E, if that makes sense, being driven first by an AN Kegon amplifier (for sale then at ~$125K) and then by the AN Ongaku (probably around $80K). This wa... 
Discuss The Viv Lab Rigid Arm
theophile, For those who are adherent to the gospel about minimizing tracking angle error (TAE) at all costs, the terms "distortion" and TAE are interchangeable. In other words, they (and apparently you) use the two terms as synonyms, where TAE is... 
Pass XP-17 and Hana ML loading question
OK.  
Pass XP-17 and Hana ML loading question
Again, you’re relatively happy with load resistance other than 47K ohms, so a mismatch between cartridge and tonearm is not high on my list.  
Pass XP-17 and Hana ML loading question
I don’t quite understand your last post, except it seems you’ve checked the cartridge and speaker wires and the two channels are NOT out of phase. Do you understand that point? the rest of your last post eludes my grasp. The issue I focused on is... 
4Point9 vs. OL Conqueror vs. Vertere Super Groove HB
“Varies” was inserted by cursed autocorrect, obviously I hope.  
Discuss The Viv Lab Rigid Arm
Doggie, cleeds makes a very good point. Note that the bearing assembly at the pivot of the SME tonearm is offset to match the headshell offset angle. That would confound any attempt to use the SME as a test bed for underhung-ness. You could try it... 
4Point9 vs. OL Conqueror vs. Vertere Super Groove HB
All that stuff varies vibrates in sympathy with the speakers and colors the sound in a bad way.  
4Point9 vs. OL Conqueror vs. Vertere Super Groove HB
You have a beautiful listening room. I suggest you remove all chotchkies from speakers and even from the vicinity of either speaker, especially what appears to be a second turntable on top of the R speaker. Get all that stuff out of there and have... 
Pass XP-17 and Hana ML loading question
Also check the leads at the cartridge as Atmasphere suggested and even though you say you’re relatively happy when load R is 1K or less. So this is a real shot in the dark. Color code as follows: red= right channel hot green = R channel ground ...