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    Are there any members who own or have listened to the Korf tonearm?

    If I remember right the first of the Korf tonearms aren’t due to be delivered to customers until March 2022 so you might have a while to wait for an answer. Like you I will be interested to hear any comments once they are with customers. David Whistance
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    VIV Laboratory Rigid Float Tonearm, first experience.

    Thank you both. I will keep investigating but I must say I’m tempted! I do need to try and listen to both aluminium and carbon versions in several lengths to try and understand the differences. David
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    VIV Laboratory Rigid Float Tonearm, first experience.

    Thank you. Which cartridges have you tried with it? David Whistance
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    VIV Laboratory Rigid Float Tonearm, first experience.

    Can I ask if you are still just as happy with the arm two months on? I recently had the chance to hear the Cb7 and was very impressed. I would also be interested to hear from anyone who has compared the carbon and aluminium models in 7” and 9” versions. What are the differences in sound...
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    Modern speakers vs Vintage speakers

    So far I’ve never heard a 211 amp at home though they are very much on my radar and I have enjoyed the ones I’ve heard at shows etc. I’d love to hear some with my Ocellias, sadly a 211 amp with minimal compromises is quite an expensive undertaking! Hopefully I’ll get a chance to try some here soon.
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    Modern speakers vs Vintage speakers

    I generally use an SJS Arcadia PSE 2A3 amp but am borrowing a similar PSE 300b amp at the moment. Although I prefer my amp, probably due to it now being only 2 stages rather than the original 3 and using higher spec components, I do like the extra power of the 300b amp. I therefore need to...
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    Modern speakers vs Vintage speakers

    The PHY-HP speakers you show in the video are the smaller version of my Ocellia's, mine have the larger 30cm drivers and twin "tweeters". Quite a clever design. David
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    Modern speakers vs Vintage speakers

    As a quick follow up from my earlier post I very much liked the TP1. Although I am sure there are better horns for Lowthers if you get a chance to hear a TP1 do so as it is very good.
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    Modern speakers vs Vintage speakers

    Thomas, I really think you need to hear some Lowthers in a good horn, even better a compound horn (front/rear loading). Although there is a company in the US that suggests that they are best in large bass reflex enclosures if you look at the T&S parameters of any of them you will see that they...
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    Modern speakers vs Vintage speakers

    I’d be interested to know which cabinets and which Lowther drivers you used? The limitations you noted were probably due to the cabinets and maybe to a mismatched driver. Having followed lots of Lowther builds on forums over the years one of the things that generally strikes me is that there is...
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    Modern speakers vs Vintage speakers

    If you are going to try “single drivers” I’d be inclined to go for the Arcadian Audio Pnoe rather than the Ampeggio. Or if you just want to try them buy some Lowthers (on which both the AER and Voxativ drivers were based) and build some back loaded horn cabinets.
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    Modern speakers vs Vintage speakers

    All the drivers are available from Great Plains Audio as are crossovers though there are better ones available from elsewhere - try Pete Wriggle at vtaf.com. That just leaves cabinets which are easily made from plans on the Lansing Heritage site and the treble horn which is generally available...
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    Possible physical deterioration of stylii

    From my experience with MM cartridges with replaceable styli any problems are with the cantilever suspension/damping which can deteriorate over extended periods. It does seem to be somewhat random though as I have installed 40 year old stylus assemblies which have played perfectly and 10 year...
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    Modern speakers vs Vintage speakers

    No, certainly not without a crossover. I’ll try to dig out the details as I can’t remember them now - at the time I was lucky enough to have a big room and his setup was optimised for his much smaller space so I went with something else. Looking back I was both naive and stupid and fixated on...
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    Modern speakers vs Vintage speakers

    Jean Michel LeCleach used to use the TAD2001 from very low, 200-250Hz from memory. I had some email correspondence in the early 2000's with him about it, he felt it was the best driver for this particular implementation, much better than the bigger TAD's or the later 2002. Sadly I can't seem to...

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