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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. A small upgrade in speakers... The CLXArt a true masterpiece!

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dog RJ View Post
    G'day to all, music lovers, enthusiasts and fanatics, the time has come to proclaim my insanity...

    Through a few decades of learning about the highend, having purchased various systems thought to have been top notch, only to realize not so as I lived with these systems and maintenance issues started... Along the way upgrading to various iterations of amplification and speaker systems, trying to achieve the perfect match and perfect blend, I was perplexed for a while, until I heard
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  4. VTA set up

    Quote Originally Posted by pcosta View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MadFloyd View Post
    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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  5. USB Cable Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by astrostar59 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by wisnon View Post
    The Phasure Lush Cable is damn good, especially when you cut the power with either and adapter or special unpowered USB 3 to a Dac that does not need the 5v, even for handshake. I tested it yesterday with a pal where we rolled 5 types and it may even be the marginal favourite over the Curious Cable, which is also good. Note that its a 2m Lush vs 0.8m Curious.

    Others that did well were 0.75m iFi Gemini (data only connected), Light harmoonic 1m dual cable and Lampi unpowered (mega-volt
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