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Hold your horses - Glanz carts (same thing as Astatic, produced by Mitachi of Japan ) are worth searching for the replacement stylus. They are about as common as pink elephants these days. If you like the house sound, there is one currently on ebay from England http://www.ebay.de/itm/GLANZ-MFG-110EX-CART-AND-NEW-STYLUS-/351363818402?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item51ceea63a2  It is the entry level, but that "something more" provided by the Moving Flux Mitachi cart is still...
Type of filtering is the core of the Sygnalist HQ player http://www.signalyst.com/consumer.html . You can choose pre-ringing, post ringing - etc - according to the known defects of CDs that were recorded on known equipment producing these undesirable effets - and software will add exactly the opposite pre or post- ringing, effectively restoring the desired response. It takes one hell of a computer to do it right ( IIRC - 12GB RAM is minimum requirement ) - actually, they...
How about something guaranteed to be 101% PCM free - entirely DSD vs DSD comparison. Two ADCs, original recordings on both in DSD64, DSD256 recording on the more capable machine, DSD128 "bounced down from DSD256", DSD64 "bounced down from DSD256" using Sygnalist software, the same using Pyramix - IIRC. The first DSD64 file was originally 0.34 dB too low in level being later "lifted by 0.34 dB" using Sygnalist soft. In short - 6 files, of which 5 are level matched < 0.1...
At long last - a really good post. I'm dead beat from the whole day of recording, but in a nutshell - everything you said does hold water.
OK - the truth and nothing but the truth. ES drivers are in principle perhaps the simplest to make - of all the generating priciples. They are equally the most difficult to make them work right. Because they have to be geometrically exact and have to keep that geopmetrical perfection to work - no matter what. I will tell you the true anecdote regarding the ES headphones by Neil Pollock, published in Wireless World in late 70s ( I shared the link ). Three students , me...
I was thinking about the same - but  the Stylus 20, as it is correctly called, is pricier than entire 2M Red. But it is roughly an equivalent of 2M Blue, so it still makes $en$e. Better yet would be getting a Digitrac 300SE P-mount cartridge http://www.turntableneedles.com/Digitrac-Cartridge-300SE_p_2826.html (for the USA customers ) or http://www.ebay.com/itm/400198106489?rmvSB=true#shpCntId (you can ask Thakker if he can deliver to your adress ) - it is an equivalent of...
I know that. My modified Technics SU-C04 (one of the best sounding amps out there, regardless of cost - or size...) exceeds the output section of BAP-1000 - no contest. I did not have the time to compare BAP-1000 used as a processor only - driving another amp. But since I found the processing of the BAP-1000 to be absolutely unavoidable for proper performance, the point is moot - I would like to have BAP-1000 regardless if it has an inbuilt amp or not. I merely reported...
Quite a guy, that uncle of yours (ML 29) ! Did he gave you perhaps Beveridge 2SW, for which you can not find a single use on your continent ? ( Just kidding...) As suspected, that Onkyo has nothing to be ashamed of : http://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/onkyo/a-8190.shtml http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=348372 If I understand you correctly, you plan to use your TT and ML29 together in one system - and need only phono preamp - or at least some form of...
Hi, John ! Any surplus uncles with Linns and Zetas ? That was very generous of him - Zeta arms never grew on trees. I would leave it as it is for now. Onkyo stuff can be VERY high quality - please note the exact model. 0.8mV cart should be non problematic even with reasonably good MM phono input - you do not need MC setting by default. The only drawback in real life is that you have to turn the volume knob (way) higher than for the same perceived volume on say CD. And if...
Interesting. As noted, in my time limited experience, BAP 1000 - amp section - benefits tremendously from warming up (or was it burning in again, it was used very sporadically and for short time(s), in a studio; only to check the final master ).  I will re-check for this in due time - the difference "from the cold" was so big my friend has already been considering not buying the combo at all - when "some" mid old Sennheisers almost chopped the BAP/K-1000 in two - when...
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