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MC-MM-MI CARTRIDGES . DO YOU KNOW WHICH HAS BETTER QUALITY PERFORMANCE? REALLY?
     This thread is so far removed from the original poster (OP) that I won't even try to bring this one back. I have 3 Rega turntables and after the 4th time switching out the spacers from my B880 tonearm, I braised the locking screws. I became d... 
Advice and recommendations needed for a turntable rig...
The OP has an excellent budget of $3,500.00 including cartridge. I own several tables ranging from a REGA P10, P8, a 50th Anniversary P3 and a recent to the market Denon 3000 NE. The P3 50th Anniversary tops out at less than $2,000 and is an excel... 
Integrated amp: Component weight
The Marantz PM 10S1 would fit your requirements. It weighs about 42 pounds And has 200 watts into 8ohms and 400 into 4ohms.  S/N ratio is 106db on lone has MC/MM phono stage, dua mono design, toroidal transformer, 5 RCA audio inputs plus 2 balance... 
Rega P8--GROOVETRACER Upgrade
Thank you both for your response....  
Dynaudio - Made in China vs Denmark
Hmmm. Saw this thread and realize no-one has posted since the origin of manufacture became a main focal point here. I looked at one of my systems recently and without regard to place manufacture, I realized the following: American made doesn't me... 
Tiny Room (6' x 9') speaker advice
The higher end bookshelf speaker category is among the most competitive and qualitative market in the hi-fi arena. I also had LS 50s in a small room and I thought those were/are excellent for the price ($1,500) Having said that, I found that the ... 
Your favorite album cover...
SOME FAVORITES: Grateful Dead---Terrapin Station Pink Floyd---Dark Side of the Moon Jethro Tull---Aqualung King Crimson--Court of the Crimson King  
Your favorite album cover...
SOME FAVORITES: Grateful Dead---Terrapin Station Pink Floyd---Dark Side of the Moon Jethro Tull---Aqualung King Crimson--Court of the Crimson King  
Which pair of speakers changed your Hifi life?
This is definitely a fun thread. I've owned many pairs off speakers, but the game changer for me was when I spent the ungodly sum of $1,200 per pair for DCM Time Windows in 1980 (the equivalent of $4,500.00 today!) and they opened my ears to spati... 
Whats playing on your system today?
Grateful Dead "Steal your Face" vinyl followed by the Allman Brothers "1969--1979 Anthology". Listening to the Allman Brothers was nice and nostalgic: "In memory of Elizabeth Reed" and "Tied to the Whipping Post" sounded luscious on my newly assem... 
Class D Amplification Announcement
I have to say I love technology debates because they have been ranging forever. I  have a Technics SU-R1000 that replaced a McIntosh Integrated (MA-6300). TAS also loved this integrated, but it was Stereophile's review wherein they compared it to ... 
Help! Buy McIntosh MA252?
Dridel: I am currently using a REL sub (T/9x) with a MA352 in my main kit pushing 703 S2s and they are singing in my mid-size media room. Since I posted, I liked the B&W sound so much I upgraded the KEF LS50 metas for the B&W 705 Signatur... 
Yamaha A-S2100 vs Technics SU-G700
Just heard the Technics SU-G700MK2 with B & W 703 S2s and I have to say I don't hear a discernible difference between it and the SU-G700. I think the improved power supply and the MC phono stage are nice accoutremonts, but I see no reason to u... 
Best Home Office HiFi Systems Under $10,000 and $20,000.00
I was using "The Absolute Sound's" editors choice wherein they started at about $15,000.You will note that I also recommended a below $10,000 system also. I used new prices because used/pre-owned equipment varies in price, from Audiogon to US Audi... 
Help! Buy McIntosh MA252?
I recently replaced my aging yet venerable MA6500 with this new Mcintosh MA252 Hybrid. I also spent an additional $240 for the Golden Lion Russian Tubes (platinum /gold pins) and the sound really stepped up. The solid state amp is simply a newer c...