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    Dereneville DAE 01 CL

    @TooCool4 What is the purpose of having another setting for the second tonearm / cartridge? Is it to deal with the minute difference in stylus drag? Thanks!
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    Techdas AF3P issue

    I am not familiar with the Techdas, but if they are similar to the Micro in arrangement, you may want to stop playing the turntable until the issue is solved! If the pump unit suddenly stop working when the platter is still turning, it may cause the platter to crash down on the bearing and...
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    Aesthetix Io Output Connection Poll

    I use XLR cables from Io to Callisto. Since I don’t have 2 identical sets of cables with XLR and RCA, I have never compared the two input/output. I can’t recall why, but I am under the impression that Jim White prefers the XLRs.
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    Thanks Kcin and oldvinyl, that really put me at ease !
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    Hi Kcin, I have been told by other Io users and technicians that the Io runs the tubes very hard. Since you have multiple tube testers, I wonder whether you have monitored the conditions of the tubes constantly, say every 3 to 6 months. If you have, do you find the tubes deteriorate much faster...
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    DS Audio ES-001 Eccentricity Detection Stabilizer

    Thank you for the information!
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    DS Audio ES-001 Eccentricity Detection Stabilizer

    Since you have to (re)position / centre the LP around the turntable spindle, I assume you have to enlarge the hole on the LP to do so, is that correct? If so, once you have enlarged the hole, you must use this ES 001 every time you play the LP?
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    According to my Maxi-preamp tube tester, my Sovtek 12AX7LPS are about 4-6db lower noise than my Psvane. All of them brand new, not sure if some burn in would change the measurements for the better. I have not put them in the Io yet
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    Thanks! I have Tele in the first 2 gain stages right now, but will be testing some Sovtek 12AX7LPS and Psvane soon.
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    Thanks a lot!
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    Anyone knows what 12AX7 is Aesthetix currently shipping with the Io in the power supplies? My unit came with the Sovtek 12AX7WB, but they are getting old and need replacement. Thanks in advance!
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    Hi Kcin, I wonder whether you have tried the Aesthetix Callisto line stage? I am using the Io and Callisto Eclipse, both with two power supplies. While I can’t say the pairing better the Io alone in every category, I prefer it overall! Certainly the dynamic and authority have improved...
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    tima's DIY RCM

    Thanks Neil, I probably will take the chance then. Worst come to worst, I will just use the 40 kHz mode. Thanks again, Michael
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    tima's DIY RCM

    Hi Neil, The model I am considering is 360W into a 10L tank. Do you think that is sufficient? Thanks, Michael
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    tima's DIY RCM

    Hi All, Thanks to you, especially tima and Neil, my first US tank is working smoothly! Now, I am getting a second tank to separate the cleaning and rinsing. I have found this 10L Chinese made tank with 40 / 120 kHz due frequencies, and heating capability, at a reasonable price. As I understand...
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    TechDAS Airforce V arrived :-)

    If there is indeed oscillation created by modulation of the vacuum pump, I wonder if some sort of buffer tank and regulator could smooth out the modulation! Audiophiles have been using these methods to smooth out air supply to airbearing arms, albeit the air flows in the opposite direction in...
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    Brinkmann 10.5 - How would you describe its sound?

    Talking about the Schroeder CB, I wonder if anyone has compared the wooden and carbon fibre wand versions directly ?
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    tima's DIY RCM

    Thanks Neil, I have ordered five 1 micron filters, but will certainly upgrade to the 0.35 micron once I have used them up. Will also take a look at the book you mentioned, and consider the higher grade filter options! Thanks again, really appreciated Michael
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    tima's DIY RCM

    Just placed an order for the HM Digital COM100 : )
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    tima's DIY RCM

    Thanks Tim and Neil, As a start, I am going to use a 10L tank with 1 micron filter, and plan on washing 4-5 records per batch. As for surfactant, per Tim’s recommendation, I will be using Tergitol 15-S-9 at around 2ml for the 10L tank. Thanks Michael
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    tima's DIY RCM

    Hi All, First, I must apologise for not having read all the posts in this thread, so my question below may have already been covered! Anyway, I am starting to build a US cleaning system including the filtration. My question is, after the water (with additives such as wetting agent) pass...
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    HumminGuru - an inexpensive desktop RCM

    Yes, not sure if I have told you, right before taking my sabbatical, I have acquired a Rockport Sirius II, which was once owned by Mike Lavigne before he switched to the Sirius III. I have also got myself a JC Verdier La Platine just a couple of months ago. : )
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    HumminGuru - an inexpensive desktop RCM

    Thanks Ked! Yes, I had been busy, so took a 4-5 years sabbatical from audio. Now that I am retired, I have started to put my system back together : )
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    HumminGuru - an inexpensive desktop RCM

    Thanks Neil, appreciated
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    HumminGuru - an inexpensive desktop RCM

    Hi All, I am using 2 Humming Guru, one for wash and the other rinse. I usually do 2 wash cycle (ie 10min total) with Tergitol added, and the rinse cycle is 5 min plus 10min blow dry. I am a bit skeptic about the water filter, which looks just like a piece of hard sponge. As such, I am...
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    Aesthetix Io Users Group

    Just want to share an easier way (at least to me) to load the Io. Instead of playing around with the small dip switch at the back of the unit, I have been using the XLR input terminals for loading. As the Io has both RCA and XLR input terminals without any selector switch, the 2 inputs are...
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    Aesthetix IO

    Hi Ron, I would suggest you tried out the stock tubes first to see whether they fit you system / taste. I may be in the minority here, but I don't believe vintage tubes are inherently better than current production tubes. Rather, matching to the system is the key. If I am not using the...
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    Aesthetix IO

    Hi Ron, I am using mainly stock tubes or current production tubes in the IO! I have experienced using vintage Telefunken ribbed plate and smooth plates ECC83 in the first gain stage with very good result (to my ears) ! It gives a more airy sound than the stock tubes, which is exactly what I...
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    Benz Micro LP S

    Hi Jackelsson, how are you connecting the two Pass XP-25s? The normal way of one XP-25 for each cartridge, or the Dual XP-25 mode, i.e. using only one channel on each XP-25? We have found considerable improvement using two X-ono in the Dual Mode, so am interested to know whether a Dual XP-25...
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    Artemis tonearms

    I got a pre-owned one from Audiogon after a very favorable comment from a friend whose ears I trusted, but I have yet to put it in action. The one I have is 12” with ebony wand. I am under the impression that Schroder has taken back the production role after Artemis’ closure. However, it seems...

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