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    New Album & The Beginning of Basketball Season

    Waiting for a good GSW 2022 book - so much drama. Luckily it all came together at the playoffs. Next season = continued growth = amazing! In this copycat sport, you cannot copy competitiveness, hard work, focus, and selfless teamwork. Looking forward to Wisemann- tired of center cheap shots
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    New Album & The Beginning of Basketball Season

    Going to miss GP2 - so much fun to watch.
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    Turntable setup advice needed for newbie with top cartridges

    LOL, I can relate. Can't clearly see far or near anymore, so I'll be relying on my stash of reading glasses
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    Turntable setup advice needed for newbie with top cartridges

    I just purchased 3 tonearms from Chris: 4point, Schroeder CB-L, Schick. The 4point will be set up w shims for my MC carts, the CB-L will be dedicated to the VDH GC because Chris says it’s an ideal match, and the Schick will be for my SPUs. I’m also plan to develop mounting my carts myself so...
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    Installing whole house Ethernet wire - audiophile wire type advice

    Due to aged related lower back issues, I'm hiring out the "in wall" install. Therefore, limited trial/error ability. How do I check directionality? I hope it's written on the cable. Maybe both, but leaning to not - this is not my forever house. Likely move within 5 years. Each install...
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    Installing whole house Ethernet wire - audiophile wire type advice

    I'm installing CAT6 Ethernet wiring in the house and will have a dedicated line to my digital audio chain. Is there a better wire than CAT6 for my run to my digital audio? I'm looking for first hand experience/knowledge advice rather pointing to a brand that sells it. A side question, maybe I...
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    Turntable setup advice needed for newbie with top cartridges

    About 6yrs ago, I started in-depth research into high-end audio. I had no clue how much it was going to cost or what was out there. My first foray was into Century Stereo (closed now). I was very intimated in going in to check out the stereos likely afraid of a pushy salesman. After a few...
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    How do you store your cartridges and tonearms?

    I have a number of cartridges boxed and will likely purchase extra tonearms. Rather than winging it with my own ideas like tackle boxes or design a horizontal tonearm rack, I realized that many established audiophiles on this forum also have multiple cartridges and arms. Also, any good ideas...
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    Turntable setup advice needed for newbie with top cartridges

    That's news to me. Thanks for the valuable advice.
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    Turntable setup advice needed for newbie with top cartridges

    Great news. J.R. Boisclair at WAM engineering offered to mount all my MC carts on the headshells of my Kuzma 4Point arms so all I have to do is swap headshells. I also just received Audio-Technica VM740ML MicroLine cart so I can practice on. Thanks to all for the support and advice
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    Turntable setup advice needed for newbie with top cartridges

    A salesperson at Artesian Fidelity said he compared the AnalogMajik to an oscilloscope, the software was accurate enough. After talking to him awhile he seemed extremely knowledgeable and customer service focused.
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    Seeking SPU tonearm advice

    Thanks all. I’ve decided to start with the modern Groovemaster II because older tonearms may have issues and inconsistencies and I can easily sell if I decide to upgrade later. I like the idea of brand matching an Ortofon arm with an Ortofon SPU. So if someday I give in to the itch I may get...
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    Turntable setup advice needed for newbie with top cartridges

    @ACHiPo Thanks for the cart suggestion. I’ll order one tomorrow. I do have a lejonklou3 phono stage which I can use to practice on. Regarding oscilloscope vs software, seems like the oscilloscope is the most accurate while the software “should” be just as accurate. Unfortunately, I...
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    Turntable setup advice needed for newbie with top cartridges

    Just received my Aida Mammoth Gold mkII and the cantilever looks hairline breakable - Yow. Better order a practice cartridge or two. I was thinking a Denon 103r because I can play with various headshells, but it's conical tip may not be challenging enough for me to develop set-up skills. Not...
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    Turntable setup advice needed for newbie with top cartridges

    I researched the best set-up softwares including AnalogMagik and read that it may have some limitations the details I cannot recall. After I discuss and purchase some set-up tools from J.R. Boisclair at WAM Engineering I’ll re-examine AnalogMagik.

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