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  1. Why do some people listen to a cello when evaluating a system? What can / could one learn?

    Quote Originally Posted by miniguy View Post
    The best ever (IMHO) cello recording for evaluating systems is one I have used for decades - a several minutes excerpt from the Kodaly Op. 8 sonata. While most selections on this demo record were taken from other sources, this demo piece was engineered especially for the record by Ensayo with a minimum of room reverb, so the full range and all the nuances of the instrument spring forth in true-to-life fashion.

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  2. So You Think You Know Vivaldi? Think Again

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    Most beautiful choral pieces, magnificently recorded, especially the solo female voices. Some compositions of striking originality. 7 LPs total.
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  3. Wiring headshells to tone arms

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    Jonathan, you use the FR 64 with the Lyra? Silver wire? Any other tweaks?
    These days we are using the SAT, which has a captive tonearm cable.

    But for any tonearm that uses the universal headshell system (including the FRs), the headshell contacts and wiring are a decided weak point.

    The sound quality can be improved by providing each headshell with a dedicated wiring harness that is long enough to reach the phono stage, and made of thin Litz (or magnet)
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  4. Lyrita

    Quote Originally Posted by astrotoy View Post
    Hp's listing of Lyrita records on his TAS Superdisc List was a revelation to me. In addition to wonderful sound, engineered and produced by the Decca greats (Wilkie, Dunkerley, Goodall, Harvey, Woolcock, Walker, etc) the label introduced to me the world of modern composers from the British Isles in addition to the big three, Elgar, Holst and Vaughan Williams.

    There are only 100 records in their entire vinyl stereo catalogue, so it was pretty easy to collect them all. I started collecting
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  5. Thoress Phono Enhancer vs. Aesthetix IO Signature

    Quote Originally Posted by bluepearl View Post
    Good day,

    It seems there are several users of both the Thoress Phono Enhancer and the Aesthetix IO phono stage on this forum, I am presently considering both phono units and I would greatly appreciate feedback from users, ideally from someone who has owned/auditioned both. I am specifically considering the Aesthetix Signature version for budgetary reasons. Although I would also appreciate user feedback regarding the sonic benefits of the IO Eclipse vs. the IO Signature model.
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