mikelavigne

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Tone arm length
there are a few classic 9" tone arm verses 12" tone arm points to consider. this is assuming all other things are equal between the 2 arms. 1--a 9" arm will have less mechanical resonance. just by being shorter. 2--a 9" arm will be less set-up c... 
Warm relaxed digital coax
@pindac i’m not the right guy for such a thread; i only happen to have this clock since i acquired it to optimize my Esoteric T1 turntable. so not knowing about what effect it would have with the transport, i tried it and it blew my mind at the e... 
Warm relaxed digital coax
@pindac the point of my first post was to comment that my inexpensive transport (a little over $2000 new) and inexpensive cable (under $1000 used) were boosted a lot by adding the clock, and my final comment was that likely a clock less expensive... 
Warm relaxed digital coax
Given your system, interesting decision on Teac transport. Are you testing the waters with Teac transport before you upgrade to Esoteric top tier CD transports like K-01XD or Grandioso K1X SE. @lalitk this is a bit involved...sorry for the lon... 
Warm relaxed digital coax
Thoughts? @soix i wanted (1) the new version of the VRDS transport, and wanted (2) a front loader for my rack. and (3) my Wadax Reference Dac does not have the i2S interface (it does have a proprietary Wadax interface, plus an option for an ev... 
Warm relaxed digital coax
Just got a new CD transport, the TEAC VRDS-701T, to plug into my Wadax dac, to access my 4000 disc CD collection. the price of this transport, $2700 list price, is very modest in the context of my Wadax dac (over $200k in it’s current config). ht... 
TIME'S CELEBRATION: ORTOFON FIRST CENTURY ANNIVERSARY ! ! ! ! !
Dear @rauliruegas, i hope you are well, my friend. yes, Ortofon cartridges have been a big part of my story. my close friend was a dealer who was very connected with what Ortofon was doing from 2008 or so, and he would allow me to get an early u... 
Vibration Control
observe the paper read out from a seismograph. all those squiggly lines. now add resonance feedback from playing music over the top of that. now add any industrial noise, or traffic noise, or waves or even airplane noise. all those things are the... 
What was the most expensive record that you ever bought ?
OT but do you use any special isolator pucks/pods etc directly under your DAC, streamer and amplifiers? I’ve recently heard very good things about Stack Audio’s Auva 100’s for speaker isolation and their EQ’s for individual components. I think i... 
What was the most expensive record that you ever bought ?
  i collected almost all of the Classic Record sets but passed on the 45 LZ suitcase because I had all the other LZ editions.... What a mistake! How does the 45 LZII rate against the LZII RL SS? @vinylshadow i’ve been told that the Classic ... 
What was the most expensive record that you ever bought ?
  I have a sneaking suspicion that eventually, Chad at Acoustic Sounds will get the rights from Jimmy to reissue the Classic 45’s of Zep. After buying Classic Records, Chad probably has all the Classic master tapes. @vinylshadow I think Cla... 
What was the most expensive record that you ever bought ?
I hope you have a serious relationship with your insurance agent.  @noromance not as good as my kids. 😀 they make sure my stuff is covered. and I have guard elk, and guard hummingbirds to help. a point I do want to make is that with vinyl, the... 
What was the most expensive record that you ever bought ?
And they say that equipment is expensive, $26k for a reissue set. Led Zepplin recordings are very good, and Led Zepplin fans are hard core. LZ being likely among the top 3 or 4 all time rock groups. #1 for many. epic even. considering all that.... 
What was the most expensive record that you ever bought ?
my most expensive record? it’s actually a box set, the Classic Records LZ 45 box set. the Holy Grail for LZ fans. cost me $750 in 2006. Currently Discog shows 5 for sale. from $10,645 in Greece, $14k from Italy, $18k from the UK, $20k in the US, ... 
Best LP edition of Jazz at the Pawnshop?
i have two of them (1) is the early Prophone Records #PROP 7778 from 1990. Pressed at Pallus in Germany, but the better one is (2) the 1977 Propius from Audiosource pressed in Japan.#PROP 7778/7779. there have been other releases since but never w...