rauliruegas

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Experiences With The Ikeda Arms?
Dear @neonknight  : The Ikeda tonearms in reality never was and are a truly  " refinement " ( other that maybe the internal wire. ) of the vintage FR tonearms. It's more of the same that looks a little different and that only takes the advantage o... 
Yamamoto HSA-01 headshell/head amp
@stereo5 : I think that the Ortofon SPU models were the first integrated cartridge that appeared in the market and that in the latest times we can buy in stand alone version ( some models. ) too. Through the years other cartridge manufacturers d... 
Yamamoto HSA-01 headshell/head amp
Dear @stereo5  : Obviously with all respect.You arrived to Agon in 2008 and you have 6,283 posts that are a lot and that could means you were/are participating in hundreds of threads in the forum. So, it is weird that from all those years you nev... 
MC-MM-MI CARTRIDGES . DO YOU KNOW WHICH HAS BETTER QUALITY PERFORMANCE? REALLY?
Dear @theophile  : That you mentioned  that is extremely appreciated and yes I could czan test and compare against the 981 what the HZ does but I think that before that we can interchange information where maybe I can help for you can listen in yo... 
Yamamoto HSA-01 headshell/head amp
Dear @lewm : You are rigth today op-amps are way better that the ones in the 80’s. I’m with you that bougth it more by " curiosity ".   " will be a revelation ". I think not because it has very limited frequency range ( I can’t understand why ... 
Transfiguration Phoenix S cartridge - impedance loading recommendation?
Dear @toronto416  : MC cartridges are not sensitive tochanges in loading impedance but a " not so good " phonostage design it couldbe. I owned the Phoenix and other Transfiguration models, the one you own is truly and has a very  good quality per... 
Yamamoto HSA-01 headshell/head amp
Dear @lewm  : That's not a new idea, many years ago appeared in the market but with no true success. Rigth now I can't remember the manufacturer but if I remember ( ? ? ? ?  ? it came together with the cartridge. ( Can't be sure. )   Regards and... 
MC-MM-MI CARTRIDGES . DO YOU KNOW WHICH HAS BETTER QUALITY PERFORMANCE? REALLY?
Dear @theophile : I think that some of the gentlemans that posted about in AK have a misunderstood because never existed the Streohedron III ( as one of them named. ) and : why now I that? because the dimensions of that III version in the Epoch ... 
Who needs a MM cartridge type when we have MC?
Dear friends: This time and thank's to the link that posted @theophile  we can read the review of the Stanton Epoch HZ9S  ( page 32. ):   HiFi-Stereo-Review-1985-01.pdf (worldradiohistory.com)   R.      
MC-MM-MI CARTRIDGES . DO YOU KNOW WHICH HAS BETTER QUALITY PERFORMANCE? REALLY?
Dear @theophile : Good/nice to meet you again in Agon. No, unfortunatelly I never had the chance to listen in my system but were Stanton top of the line in its times as were the CS 100, both 981 II and Pickering 7500. All those share with the Ep... 
MC-MM-MI CARTRIDGES . DO YOU KNOW WHICH HAS BETTER QUALITY PERFORMANCE? REALLY?
Another one interesting cartridge information from a true expert. This gentleman is the retipper I’m using and is a great one: Joseph Long.   https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/replicant-100-stylus/post?postid=2327670 Btw, the Goldring ... 
MC-MM-MI CARTRIDGES . DO YOU KNOW WHICH HAS BETTER QUALITY PERFORMANCE? REALLY?
@mijostyn   :  Audiogon Discussion Forum   Audiogon Discussion Forum   R.  
MC-MM-MI CARTRIDGES . DO YOU KNOW WHICH HAS BETTER QUALITY PERFORMANCE? REALLY?
 @mijostyn :  No,I'm not kidding you the subject is that you think that because you have a " super-microscope " that makesyou a cartridge expert but certainly you are far away from be a cartridge expert not even with decent knowledge levels. " co... 
MC-MM-MI CARTRIDGES . DO YOU KNOW WHICH HAS BETTER QUALITY PERFORMANCE? REALLY?
Dear @mijostyn : I don’t know why you are following posting no-sense information almost false and un-true. Medium mass tonearm " require lower compliance ": totally false at any audio standard. I own amodern mediummass tonearm and several vinta... 
MC-MM-MI CARTRIDGES . DO YOU KNOW WHICH HAS BETTER QUALITY PERFORMANCE? REALLY?
Dear @mervo  : I don't know what you mean: " removed by the OP ", I did not.   You are totally right with your last sentences:   "  our collective audiophile hobby has no price points, just the desire to appreciate music and seek the respectiv...