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Mainstream Phono Stages Incorporating Premium Branded PCB Parts - Do They Exist?
I did not come to any conclusion. I was speculating. Sorry to have offended you. Glad you’re happy.  
Mainstream Phono Stages Incorporating Premium Branded PCB Parts - Do They Exist?
Atmasphere use teflon film and foil capacitors to couple one stage to another where it is necessary to block DC. Typically they use the VCap brand, which at least for the hobbyist like me are among the most expensive. And coupling capacitors are t... 
Mainstream Phono Stages Incorporating Premium Branded PCB Parts - Do They Exist?
But you don't know what capacitors were installed(?)  If you can say for certain that the amplifier sounds better, presumably after not having heard it for a few weeks while it was away for the upgrade, then the original capacitors might have been... 
Mainstream Phono Stages Incorporating Premium Branded PCB Parts - Do They Exist?
Haven’t we gotten off the topic of boutique individual parts and their efficacy? Simply naming preamplifiers doesn’t get us anywhere. Just saying.  
Why I don't hear bass drums on Jazz LPs?
Also Philly Joe Jones. Connie Kay? And how can we forget Art Blakey?  
Why I don't hear bass drums on Jazz LPs?
Too bad about Cobb. I heard him perform in person maybe 10 years ago. Or so it seems.  
Developing A List Of Tonearm Candidates For A SOTA Turntable
Pryso, I would think that the mass that moves in an ET or ET2 (the arm wand, cartridge, and mounting hardware) is small in magnitude, small enough not to disturb the suspension, I hope.  
Mainstream Phono Stages Incorporating Premium Branded PCB Parts - Do They Exist?
IMO, after decades of investigating the parts content of preamplifiers (including those that do and do not incorporate phono stages), I’ve come to believe that circuit design is far more important than the content of boutique (means expensive for ... 
Why I don't hear bass drums on Jazz LPs?
+1 for Tony Williams and Billy Cobham. Also for Jimmie Cobb, who lives in my area (if he hasn’t passed) and can be heard on KOB. if we start listing excellent jazz and rock drummers, this will be a long thread.  
Why I don't hear bass drums on Jazz LPs?
Bernard Purdie ? One of my friends who played drums with rock bands as a side line idolized him.  
MC-MM-MI CARTRIDGES . DO YOU KNOW WHICH HAS BETTER QUALITY PERFORMANCE? REALLY?
I agree it’s not audible as “mistracking” necessarily. That was my point.  
Why I don't hear bass drums on Jazz LPs?
Morello seems to lay back until the last millisecond and then let loose with a meticulous riff, on those Brubeck albums.  I think i read somewhere that the time signature was 11/13 or something ridiculous like that, on Take Five.  Although the nam... 
Why I don't hear bass drums on Jazz LPs?
What do you professional drummers think of Joe Morello?  I was always amazed at his time keeping on the iconic Brubeck albums, Time Out and Take Five. I have one LP on which he is the lead musician.  But he did not receive much notoriety for his s... 
MC-MM-MI CARTRIDGES . DO YOU KNOW WHICH HAS BETTER QUALITY PERFORMANCE? REALLY?
With the Decca cartridges I have owned, I’ve always wondered whether their noteworthy zip and immediacy were not a fortuitous byproduct of mistracking owing to their lack of a cantilever. Sometimes imperfect is more.  
Why I don't hear bass drums on Jazz LPs?
For that matter, I attend live small group jazz gigs two or three times a month, usually in small clubs sitting within 15-20 feet of the drummer. Even in that setting one is not very aware of the bass drum. High hat and snare drum ( correct me if ...