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    Lyra Cartridges

    I just completed the installation of my new Lyra Etna SL and couldn't believe the improvement in SQ after fine-tuning all the usual parameters. I used the Dr. Feickert Alignment gauge for overhang, the Fozgometer for azimuth and an digital stylus gauge for VTF. I set the VTA at parallel...
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    Lyra Cartridges

    Thanks XV-1. Appreciate your input!
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    Lyra Cartridges

    If tail slightly down sounds more focused, how does it compare to dead level (parallel) or tail slightly up? Not planning to change VTA for each record. I know I should just listened myself but welcome the opinion of others with more experience and better ears!
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    Lyra Cartridges

    Vienna, Thanks for that feedback. Unfortunately, if and when I upgrade to a Fatboy, it would most likely be a unipivot as I do like changing cartridges and having a single-arm table (TNT6/rim drive) would make it hard to do with the gimbal version. I would love to figure out how to add a...
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    Lyra Cartridges

    Thanks Vienna. Do you have your Etna on the gimbal or unipivot...just curious. Any difference?
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    Lyra Cartridges

    Re: set-up of Lyra Etna SL I recently acquired a Lyra Etna SL and in the process of fine-tuning the installation. I wanted to know how other Lyra Etna SL (or other Lyra model) owners have set the VTA. I do not have a USB microscope. Do you set the top of the cartridge (or tonearm) level to...
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    FS: Audio Research Reference REF CD-7 in excellent condition

    FS: AUDIO RESEARCH REFERENCE REF CD-7 in excellent condition Asking Price: $3400 (new $8,995) or best offer Description This ARC Reference CD7 is approximately nine years old and I am the 2nd owner. I purchased the unit in 2015 and it has been sitting in the same position on my rack until...
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    Ref 6 help

    Have you tried changing the batteries? What happens when you hold the remote in close proximity to the ref 6? Any response to the remote controls? I bought a used ref 6 earlier this year and the prior owner said he had trouble with the remote. Turns out it was a "stuck" key - i.e. one of the...
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    FS: AUDIO RESEARCH REFERENCE REF PHONO 2SE in excellent condition with new faceplate in natural fini

    Price reduced on ARC REF 2SE with new faceplate Price reduced to $5700 or best offer.
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    FS: AUDIO RESEARCH REFERENCE REF PHONO 2SE in excellent condition with new faceplate in natural fini

    Price reduced on ARC REF 2SE with new faceplate Price reduced to $5950 or best offer.
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    FS: AUDIO RESEARCH REFERENCE REF PHONO 2SE in excellent condition with new faceplate in natural fini

    FS: AUDIO RESEARCH REFERENCE PHONO 2SE in excellent condition with new faceplate in natural finish Asking Price: $6250 (new $12,995) Description This ARC Reference Phono 2SE is approximately five years old and I am the second owner. It was originally purchased from Optimal Enchantment in...
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    Audio Research Reference 160M

    Alex, As an ARC dealer, how would you compare the 160M with the 250SE? Thanks in advance for your thoughts. Bob, Thanks for your reply.
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    Audio Research Reference 160M

    Congratulations on the new amps and the completion of your beautiful audio room. I had a question about the 160M: prior to purchase, did you have a chance to compare these new amps to the ARC REF 250SE? They're sort of in the same price range ($30K vs. $34K) although the 250SE's are an older...

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