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ddk

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I am interested in buying the AnalogMagik as well. I need all the tools that can help me because, I will say this out loud in the open, I suck at cartridge set up! I am probably the only vinyl person in this forum whom not good at setting up cart. I rely on my tonearm guy who makes his living of setting up carts and tt for so many systems here in Thailand. In fact I should put him on my company payroll :D.

So you guys don’t for one second think I know what I am doing setting up carts. I am no ddk or Peter. I only can use my ears to fine tune the setup that my tonearm guy do for me. Dietrich is another tonearm guy who does his things for me and egolessly ask me every time if it sounds right to me. Ddk will be with me in maybe a month. There shouldn’t be any question of setup by then since he did setup the RS in his system once before.

Kind regards,
Tang
I promise to teach you how to setup cartridges when I'm there Tang, not much to it when you know what you're doing and no gadgets needed!

david
 

ddk

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Is taking out my grounding gadgets part of the cartridge setup training? :p

Tang
It will make life and setup easier, your choice in the end and you can always hook them back up again :).

david
 

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I am interested in buying the AnalogMagik as well. I need all the tools that can help me because, I will say this out loud in the open, I suck at cartridge set up! I am probably the only vinyl person in this forum whom not good at setting up cart. I rely on my tonearm guy who makes his living of setting up carts and tt for so many systems here in Thailand. In fact I should put him on my company payroll :D.

So you guys don’t for one second think I know what I am doing setting up carts. I am no ddk or Peter. I only can use my ears to fine tune the setup that my tonearm guy do for me. Dietrich is another tonearm guy who does his things for me and egolessly ask me every time if it sounds right to me. Ddk will be with me in maybe a month. There shouldn’t be any question of setup by then since he did setup the RS in his system once before.

Kind regards,
Tang
I am near sighted, have deforming arthritis and a lengthy genetic legacy of in-coordination. If I can competently set up a cartridge, anyone can do it!
 

Tango

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Hi Tang

What do you load the Red Sparrow at? I see it's not an MC and closer to MM in design. 47k or more normal loading of 100 ohms or similar.

Cheers
Shane
Hi Shane,

Sorry I thought I already answered your question yesterday. I used my mobile to answer you yesterday. But I guess it didn’t go through.

I don’t like putting any restrictors on my Ayon phono. I tried trstrictors but guess what.. I felt it restricted my sound...hehe :D. It is like Lamm LP1 that has no loading adjustment.

Kind regards,
Tang
 

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I am near sighted, have deforming arthritis and a lengthy genetic legacy of in-coordination. If I can competently set up a cartridge, anyone can do it!
One of the few times near sight is of benefit
 

DaveyF

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Hi DeveyF,

The new tubes for my Ayon Phono are on the way. I haven’t changed tubes yet. But I don’t think this will effect much of the aspects of sound I commented. Beside the Opus1 is also using with this very same phono and on SAT as well. Only variables are tts and cartridge setting.


Kind regards,
Tang
Ok, but once the new tubes are in, please do get back to us with your impressions. I have a sneaky feeling you will be very pleased!
I would suggest some exotic tube rolling into the Lamm phono stage, but this would probably not be met with much enthusiasm.
 

ddk

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I would suggest some exotic tube rolling into the Lamm phono stage, but this would probably not be met with much enthusiasm.
I’ll do it gladly if you can offer an alternative to the Russian 6C3P & 6C45P-E tubes.

david
 

JackD201

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As David is the only one I know with WE 417As, I wouldn't be surprised if he had those LOL
 

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Yes, the sound has a lot of family resemblances. One cart has more in degree of some attribute in comparison to another doesn’t mean it is better generally than the other imo. MSL P has nicer midbass than Opus1. Opus1 has better high extension and more holographic than MSL P. So it is really up to personal preferences. The MSL P is now on my Axiom/EMT. I took the Palladian off. I like the MSL more than the Palladian.

Kind regards,
Tang
I appreciate the response and comparison, Tang. I was curious since the MSL is less expensive than the Opus. Good to know what the differences are.
 

ddk

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ddk

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Do you ever sleep? Go back to bed Khun David.
I have really bad sleeping habits, 3-4 hours/night most of the time.

david
 

spiritofmusic

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Dave, too many tts/arms/carts
Too few hours sleeping.
Gotta be a connection.
 

ddk

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Dave, too many tts/arms/carts
Too few hours sleeping.
Gotta be a connection.
:). Bad habit lingering from my younger days, 12-14 hour work days at the factory and then out with friends into the morning almost every night, but I must admit that I’m not at the same energy level anymore.

david
 
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Will be breaking in the Red Sparrow with the Primary Control Kinea on the LE system tomorrow. See how it stacks up to the Transrotor and Opus 1