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Denon DL103R with Shindo Monbrison
BTW,if the combo is not a good one in stock configuration, it is probable that a little soldering of a few resistors and maybe a v small cap will make the match work fine. SUTs, like all other transformers, do not have an intrinsic impedance; they... 
Aesthetix Io Sig vs Manley Steelhead-opinions pls
Dear Exlibris,Oy! I think you've been sipping the same suspect brew that used to affect HP's conceptual powers in strange ways. But, I got it (I think). 
Nottingham Owners: Motor Question
It's meant to be left on all the time. I never gave it any further thought. After 6-7 years it has not harmed the motor one bit, using a Walker Audio PMC. 
Aesthetix Io Sig vs Manley Steelhead-opinions pls
I have an older (very much older) MP1 that I purchased used and in virtually non-functional condition. Therefore after purchase I was forced into DIY mode, both to fix it and to update it to what were then Mk II specs. This took more than a year's... 
Aesthetix Io Sig vs Manley Steelhead-opinions pls
Exlibris, As a fellow owner of the Atma-sphere MP1, I am curious to know what you might not like about it that causes you to want to change to the (very much more expensive) 6-box Aesthetics, fine as the latter preamp may be. Or is it the eternal ... 
Triplanar VII tonearm & Koetsu Jade Platinum cart.
Guess I'll just limp along with what I've got, which sounds wonderful to me. Possibly the Jade has a higher weight than does the Urushi, which might compound any problems related to matching with the Triplanar. I will try out Doug's suggestions on... 
Triplanar VII tonearm & Koetsu Jade Platinum cart.
I must interject that I own a Wheaton Triplanar with a Koetsu Urushi. I tried implementing some of Doug's suggestions. I did not remove the anti-skate weight entirely, but I mounted it as close as possible to the shaft, so that it exerted minimal ... 
Stand out phono stages
Essential, Are you quoting the phono gain of the Boulder or its true S/N ratio? 46db S/N sounds impossibly bad for any commercial product, let alone one that costs as much as the Boulder. 
Building high-end 'tables cheap at Home Despot II
Mosin, I apologize; I am afraid that each of your responses engenders further questioning, and I am sure you don't want to play host on this thread. However (a big however), I am very interested to know more about what you did to improve on the Le... 
Grand Prix Monaco review in new Stereophile- OUCH
I don't want to be a spoil sport, but this thread is not about a low to mid-price Denon tt; it is about sturm and drang over a review and the reviewer of megabuck (almost hypothetical due to cost) tt's in a magazine. Carry on. 
Building high-end 'tables cheap at Home Despot II
I agree with Mosin that mating a Verus to a Lenco may well result in a bull with teats; I was just inquiring about Chris' future plans. However, I don't think it's crazy to mate the Verus with a Garrard, since the Garrard at least was designed for... 
Building high-end 'tables cheap at Home Despot II
Chris, I think I speak for most of us when I say that I admire your guts in bringing the Verus to market, and I am happy for your evident success with it. As for driving a Lenco with the Verus, have you given any more thought to either orienting t... 
Grand Prix Monaco review in new Stereophile- OUCH
Mtkhl567, When I opined that you did not need Mike Fremer's approval to validate your purchase, I was not intending to denigrate MF's opinion so much as to let you know that I think you are/were over-reacting to it. Mike has said here and elsewher... 
Grand Prix Monaco review in new Stereophile- OUCH
Mtkhl567, Do you really mean to say that the pursuit of a fine audio system takes third place to eliminating famine and child abuse as worthy goals? See, that's the problem here. What about the mess in the Middle East, the gradual collapse of the ... 
Grand Prix Monaco review in new Stereophile- OUCH
Raul, This is getting to be fun. According to what you wrote above in response to my last response, a reviewer should take into account that one preamp contains different values and brands of capacitors and resistors and circuit topology than anot...