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Andy Kim - Needle Clinic
I just received back the Benz Ebony L I sent to Andy.  It was back within a week after I sent it including two cross country trips.  It sounds better than before and the price was quite reasonable.  Fantastic service from Andy!  
Thorens PSU124
Thank you, Elliott.  It is an absolutely wonderful TT.  I bought this one just a couple of months ago.  It was refurbed by STS and I've been taking to Greg there for some assistance on adjusting the speed as it seems that mechanism was removed due... 
Thorens PSU124
Thank you, Elliott.  I did pug it straight into the wall but the speed was about 1 RPM too fast.  Not sure how to adjust that without the PSU.    
Phono Stage in inputs for 2 tonearms
I will chime in once again whenever this question is asked…. Aesthetix Rhea Signature All tube based Dual mono design Not 2 but 3 inputs Balanced and SE outputs Memorized gain and loading for each of the three inputs Fully remote control sw... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
@sim_audio_nerd as I have a Pass XA30.8 your thoughts and comparisons are really helpful.  Thanks for taking the time to post!  
Phono preamp with multiple inputs?? Suggestions please!!
I have an Aesthetix Rhea Signature.  Not only is it fantastic sounding with its tube based dual mono design but you can change the gain and loading settings on the fly with the remote for each of the three inputs separately.   Once the unit is tur... 
TUBE REPAIR WESTERN MASS-ALBANY
Reach out to @bigkidz   Peter is in NJ and I'm sure he can take care of you.   Paul  
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Thanks @johnah5 appreciate your insights on the Coda vs XA30.8.  
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Would love to hear it.  I'm sure it's fantastic.  I am very happy with my Pass XA30.8 but how would you describe the differences between the two, Teajay?  
Your Not-So-Obvious Best Fidelity LPs
@dorkwad @coltrane1 This weekend I was able to listen to my new copies of Eva Cassidy Live at Blues Alley and Allison Russell The Returner as well as my new-to-me copy of 360 Degrees of Billy Paul.  All fabulous albums that I'm thrilled to have no... 
I found my new reference album
Thanks @aldermine i just bought it on discogs.  I didn’t even stream it first!  Living on the edge.  Thanks for the recommendation and I’m really looking forward to hearing her.  
Your Not-So-Obvious Best Fidelity LPs
@slaw I think you mean just going after the not-so-obvious good pressings.  What’s obvious or less so is certainly subjective.  I know everyone here has good intentions of just passing on the news of great sounding recordings.   Keep it going!  
Seeking Legit Cartridge Expert?
@tommypenngotti So glad to hear that!  There's a million ways to skin the cat in this hobby and you figured out your own unique way to get the sound you want.  Kudos!  In the end, your happiness is all that matters anyways.  
Your Not-So-Obvious Best Fidelity LPs
@laynes ​​​​and @2channel8 thank you for those thorough lists.  I have some of those but I’ll check out some of the others you mentioned.  My copy of Morning Phase also sounds incredible.    
Seeking Legit Cartridge Expert?
As others have mentioned, the Soundsmith Paua Mk II is an excellent cart.  It’s detailed and neutral but not boring or bright at all.  I’ve had mine for about a year and it’s a keeper.  New models are quite expensive but used one can be had for un...