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  1. How do I know if my current AC is good or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by microstrip View Post
    A few basic tests that can be carried with a decent AC voltmeter. Monitoring the AC voltage is the first step, the second is measuring line resistance - connect the voltmeter to the line and switch a power device of known power, such as heater, off and on, taking note of the difference of the readings. Compute the current of the heater I = P/V and then Rline = (V2- V1) / I . Use amps, volts and watts to get a result in ohm!

    In order to get a view of line distortion we should
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  2. Recommend me a set-up tool(s).....

    Quote Originally Posted by tima View Post
    Acoustical-systems Smarttractor for pivot-to-spindle distance and cartridge alignment.

    http://www.arche-headshell.de/alignm...s/smartractor/

    Ortofon DS-3 stylus force gauge. Check ebay to purchase from Japan. Last I knew these are not sold in US.

    STARRET 130 - small machinst level

    A small bright flashlight such as the Olight S10R Baton III

    A 20x loupe for stlus inspection.

    I will add more later.
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  3. VTA set up

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    Do you guys have any tricks for getting the arm level (i.e. flat VTA) before you adjust by ear?
    I have one of these. http://www.nasotec.com/design/nasote...manual(EN).pdf
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  4. 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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  5. 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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