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    Miyajima Labs 1.0 mil Infinity Mono

    Phenolic appeals. I have had great results with my permali-cored plinth and armboards.
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    Miyajima Labs 1.0 mil Infinity Mono

    Been contemplating getting one of these for a while to check it out. Past experience with graphite has not been great (a bit harsh sounding) but it seems these headshells are somehow oil treated to smooth this out.
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    Miyajima Labs 1.0 mil Infinity Mono

    I previously had a PSU from Martin Bastin on a 401 - I can't remember if it was regenerating or non-regenerating, but it was able to vary both voltage and frequency. I found it really hard to balance individually the effects of varying voltage and frequency independently. Having owned both, I...
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    Miyajima Labs 1.0 mil Infinity Mono

    I know the designer of the Longdog PSU, Nick Gorham, and have had various bits of his kit over the years. An interesting individual to say the least. In mine, the PSU's second iteration, it has several main features: 1) It's regenerating - it uses a quartz reference generator to reconstitute...
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    Do You Still Play Compact Discs?

    The typical set length at a classical concert is around an hour. However there's no doubt that attention span is heightened at a formal concert and I would say 20-25 minutes per side is ideal when sitting at home, with a house's worth of distractions at at arms length. I know when I'm playing...
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    Miyajima Labs 1.0 mil Infinity Mono

    Well curiosity could be contained no longer .. I finally ordered up a Miyajima Infinity 0.7. It joins a MySonicLab Eminent Solo mono and Otono Edison Replica 4.0 - from the days before Noriyuki Miyajima established his own brand and nowadays known as the Miyajima Kotetu 78 - as the third mono...
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    Do You Still Play Compact Discs?

    If you can't be bothered with the complexity and expense of vinyl that's fine (if I didn't have a collection going back over 40 years, or had sold up in 1990 in a fit of madness, I might not be so keen to get into it either), but I'm not clear on the rest of your point. Are you asserting that CD...
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    Do You Still Play Compact Discs?

    Yes I still play CDs. I prefer vinyl of course, but a lot of classical music has only been available on CD (or latterly streaming) since the 90s or so, so CDs it has to be. I stick with CDs not becase they are so great, but because file-based replay or streaming from online services totally...
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    Which tube ampli for Tannoy Canterbury Se

    Would love to have the opportunity to hear these with my Tannoys. I no longer buy amplifiers without hearing them - too much variability in performance with different speakers, and price is no guide whatsoever!
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    EAR Yoshino 912

    I enjoyed my EAR912 but it was a far better phono stage than it ever was a preamp - ultimately that's why I sold it. The LCR phono section was hard to replace and I tried quite a number of quite well-reviewed phono stages that struggled to better it. In the end I went for an Allnic H7000V, and...
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    SET amp owners thread

    Gorgeous. I'm just waiting my turn to demo these with my Audiopax Model 5 and big Tannoys. Tannoys and single ended are not normaly an ideal combination but we'll see ... very much looking forward to it.
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    Miyajima Labs 1.0 mil Infinity Mono

    Utter nonsense.
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    Miyajima Labs 1.0 mil Infinity Mono

    It's more than that. Over a decade ago, with a previous equalisation component - an Esoteric Re-Equalizer, which sits in the tape loop and applies re-equalisation to a signal after RIAA conversion - I got a booklet containing multiple pages containing literally hundreds of labels and...
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    Miyajima Labs 1.0 mil Infinity Mono

    I'm sorry I simply don't get the logic of this. Why not have a scale that enables you to set it to 350 and -10 on the dial (the global standard, as I say, for nearly a century) then tweak as necessary. Why have to refer out to a translation table for your numbering system?

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