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    SET amp owners thread

    Those Views!!!
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    Fidelity to source analog guys

    I think the realization that my phono system was “there” was when different albums made it seem like I was playing them through different systems. This was the effect when one album made me think my speakers had a tipped up sound and others made me feel my bass was boomy. In other words I was...
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    Why Aren’t All Simple Solo Vocals Recorded in Mono?

    I I’ve personally never had the experience of being able to isolate instruments or singers during an orchestral piece or opera in a live setting and would think a properly made mono recording would be superior there too. Because of the cutting method I think mono LPs always have the potential...
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    Is an air bearing for a platter really a good thing?

    Among my turntables is a Micro Seiki 1500 that does mono duties in my system. It has a conventional oil and ball bearing but has a vacuum holddown. The vacuum is supplied by the filtered inlet of an aquarium pump but puts a real grip and coupling between the record and the platter. Not sure I...
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    It’s Mr. C

    Thanks for the suggestions. I like Miles Davis from the 50’s and 60’s but what he became in the 70’s is not to my taste. I have a lot of Modern Jazz Quartet and Cal Tjader. If you are looking for the more eclectic might I suggest Paul Horne from the Taj Mahal or Pharoh Saunders, if you like...
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    It’s Mr. C

    Lots and lots of jazz. Little classical and mostly quartets or arias as I don’t like to be hearing a compacted orchestra coming through my speakers. I live in New York so if I want to hear opera I can buy a ticket. Late sixties and seventies rock. I have every album from every rock band I like...
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    It’s Mr. C

    Music lover and audiofool hailing from god’s own land of Brooklyn, New York. After much wasted time and money I am down to all tube electronics and only vinyl as a source for listening. The best audio lesson ever delivered in the form of a question was from the proprietor of Leeds electronics...
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    Is an air bearing for a platter really a good thing?

    This is undoubtedly a fair statement and I have had my preconceptions about turntable designs tossed in the dustbin after hearing a turntable I lusted for bested by a cheaper deck playing through the same system. What I’m getting at is why something sounds better and whether things we think of...
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    Is an air bearing for a platter really a good thing?

    With the researgence of air bearing turntables by Techdas and now Kuzma, I wonder if an air bearing for a TT platter is really a plus. I am not talking about possibilities of air puffing from the pump translating to the bearing, though unless properly accounted for and filtered that can be an...
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    Atma-Sphere MA-2 Amplifier

    If you are interested in the MA-2's I would definitely suggest finding a place to audition them with the speakers of your choice. I'm running a set of MA-1 Deluxes, which seems a rare bird and probably made as a custom order for the guy I bought them from, having the power supply of the MA-2...
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    Who Still Has A Tape Deck?

    I use a tape only system with a nakamichi 600 direct to amps at the beach house. Having to sit through a tape without the constant track hunting like on a CD or MP3 is somewhat relaxing

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