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  1. Wiring headshells to tone arms

    Quote Originally Posted by jcarr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bonzo75 View Post
    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Checking tube bias

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calle_jr View Post
    I have the Jadis JA-80 and my friend has VTL MB-750. We don't have the same speakers, and I think that's what makes the biggest difference.
    I think you should keep the MB-750. The Jadis are wonderful and I will keep mine forever for the wonderful dynamics they are capable of. The thing with Jadis is that they have extreme spec tolerances. You really have to match tubes every time. If not, caps and things start to melt in them.
    A big advantage with the MB-750s is that they measure and
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  5. Best Acoustic Products for First Reflection Points

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Resnick View Post
    What is your recommendation for acoustic treatment products to absorb or diffuse the sound from the loudspeakers hitting the first reflection points?

    ASC, for example, makes sound-absorbing rectangles, around 1" to 3" thick, that can be mounted on the wall or just leaned against a wall at the points of the first reflection.

    RPG has a bewildering array of products. What is the best RPG product for absorption and for diffusion at the first reflection points?
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