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    My Prime Signature

    Nice. Hadn't heard of that one before.
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    My Prime Signature

    What vinyl ring are you using there?
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    Analog Magik

    I found the same. It's a journey :) You are on a very similar path to me. I started out with a ScoutMaster/Dynavector and then slowly migrated/upgraded to a Prime Signature/Benz. I find AM invaluable now whenever I change anything with the setup.
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    Analog Magik

    If you adjust the azimuth to get a closer/better reading with AM does the sound improve?
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    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    I guess it would depend upon the preamp? If I had just one source, I'd probably skip the preamp.
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    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    They should work, unless someone knows different? I might be interested in purchasing them.
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    McIntosh MC303

    It's going to be great for HT. Even better for stereo with a decent standalone DAC.
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    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    And there were a LOT of construction differences over the years from the manufacturers. Just look at the differences with the KT66 from the 1940's to 1970's. There's a reason why a 1954 Mullard 12AX7 will cost a lot more than a 1959 version.
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    Oh jeez - M6, another super-speaker from Magico

    Are Magico that much worse at hyperbole than other manufacturers?
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    LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

    They will sound great. Especially early ones from the 40's ;) On amps I've tried, they have the typical Fivre house sound - which is very clear, revealing, neutral and dynamic/alive.
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    Analog Magik

    I emailed Richard Mak and let him know about this thread. Perhaps he will be kind enough to comment.
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    Analog Magik

    i don't think a single cart has ever measured that high with AM. As mentioned earlier, it's rare to see a cart measure over 30 with AM, even though Vienna has seen an AM measurement of over 31 with some of his carts. I'm quite confident my Benz is fine, especially as it came back from Soundsmith...
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    Analog Magik

    Your experiences are very similar to mine. Regarding the low channel separation number reported by AM, I could noticeably hear differences when the L and R had higher measured differences (i.e. 27 and 31), so my primary focus was achieving L and R measurements that were close together (i.e...
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    Analog Magik

    As with all measurements, all you can do is compare results from one measurement to another. With AM, and making slight adjustments, I've not only heard better performance, but I've also seen better measurements. The two have coincided for me. I think that's all I can ask for from a piece of...
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    Analog Magik

    I don't really give it too much thought as things improved after I slightly adjusted the zenith and then measured with AM (which showed improved measurements after the slight adjustment). All other measurements are very good and my Benz cart/sytlus is very difficult to adjust as it's tricky to...

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