It is true that with the passive arms you might have radio interference if you do not take care on shielding etc.
On the other hand with the active arms you have a lot of active parts having impact on the arm tube and on the needle (energy transfer).
I remember the Goldmund arm...
How do you compare your arm against Kuzma Airline and ET-2?
Agree that tangential arms have some advantages but you need to stick better to rubber free carts, like Zyx or AS/Palladian!?
In general you ´re right when it comes to electronics or other equipment. It is hard to say when you have not listened to the system (cabelling etc.). In case of the design of a listening room you have some fundamental issues I realized when getting deep into the facts. It is from...
I understand that you love your room and that you have installed many good preconditions to enjoy your music. I do not want to bring you in a defending position. Please go on.
Improvements are always possible but it also means a readiness to learn and discuss.
If you like you may give me your...
You need to experience it. I studied it for two years and built my listening room depending on these studies. You need to have sufficient reflection areas around the system. Not here at all as I could see. You need to have exactly measured reflection areas in the ceiling as well, not a rounded...
I do not need to visit the room, glass surfaces are the enemy of good sound as you may know.
I built my own listening room and I do have some experience, believe me!
Okay, if you are happy with the sound it is fine!
They can provide it in your area (BT) if you have old records and motivation.
Another question: I saw you used the Kondo M7. Which tubes would you recommend exchanging with the standard ones?
I am on your side Shakti, using many SUTs (over 15) in my phono chains (see www.audiocirc.com, older postings).
I am a SUT Fan! Regarding the Boulder I made the experience with 40O Ohms for LOMCs less than 10 Ohms internal resistance of the cart, and 800 Ohms for carts around 40 Ohms...
I am using Vishai resistors in my Boulder 2008.
You need to load more than recommended.
100 or 200 is usually not enough for LOMCs.
The Boulder is an animal you have to deal with.
Most give up, and most did not hear the Boulder in its best ways.
Using MM is a solution but the cards with the...