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    Allnic H5500

    I wonder if a used Allnic H-3000 would be a better performer at a cheaper price.
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    Allnic forum

    I was wondering the same thing yesterday.
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    What are the Top Horn Speakers in the World Today? Vox Olympian vs Avantgarde Trio vs ???

    In the USA, these guys are a gem. Like I have always said, if I had all the money I would just call Slage up and have him build me a full kit.
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    BEST300B.COM Tube Buying Experience?

    Yes, great service.
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    My Journey With SUTs

    I think the Allnic H3000 SUTs are quite good for stock, especially since you can buy one for $5000ish. The Slage silver SUTs a step above. I agree with you traveling again, living the audiophile dream. I have on my list to hear a set of Tad/ Altec or similar this year. Hopefully Merlin’s when...
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    Thorens TD-124 on its way back from the shop

    Very nice, enjoy!
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    An Allnic system?

    I run the Daedalus Zeus with the Air Tight 300r. I would have went with Allnic 300B monoblocks but wanted to support a local dealer that took my previous amps on trade. I think the Zeus is decent with <10 watts at reasonable listening levels. It does run out of steam when pushed very heard on...
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    Runners and Riders

    I picked one up, all these are gone now. These value lists are greatly appreciated!
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    Any owners of B&W series 800 D4 yet?

    I don't see many people talking about B&W on this forum. Try:
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    Rhapsody.Audio Listening Rooms

    I visited the Rhapsody Dallas location the other day. I spent a couple hours listening to the Diesis/ Kondo system. Chris was a great host and the system sounded great. The Diesis speakers are pretty unique sounding and it was nice to be able to compare high end digital (Taiko/ Pilium) with...
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    pre-amp for airtight ATM3

    Something to start with, good luck:
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    Zero Distortion: Altec Assault and the Magic of Misho (Audio Antiquary)

    I am originally from the Philadelphia area and my family is still there. I hope to make it back there next year and would love to hear your system.
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    Best Pressing of Black Sabbath Paranoid Album?

    I went through this same search a month ago. Yes, the original pressings but... WWA007 pressed at Phonodisk around 1973 with the 6360011 etching is said to have used the original stampers. I managed to pick up a NM version for a reasonable amount. Also has the nice Gatefold. Make sure you...
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    Impressions from Capital Audio Fest 2021

    Nice to hear Daedalus made a good showing. I have the Zeus (the bigger one at the show). They are indeed a big speaker, the photographs don't seem to capture their size. Thanks for the reports.
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    Allnic HA-5000: the Head Amp

    Take a look through this thread:
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    Thanks for the diamond feedback everyone, I look forward the diamond upgrade when it is time to rebuild my Blue Lace. Likely in a couple years.
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    Vinyl Bars/Audiophile Bars/Japanese Jazz Cafe's
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    SUT for Ypsilon VPS-100

    A few of us use Dave Slage's Intact or EMIA Step ups. If you are in the US he offers free demos. I would recommend the silver version if it is in your budget.
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    Metal Mats

    Very nice, I do not have any experience with Gunmetal but have heard good things. That Melco is a beast!
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    Metal Mats

    That is a legitimate variable and one I can't compensate. If I had the resources and time, I would perform a like for like comparison between three identical mats made of Copper, Ti and Stainless.
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    Metal Mats

    My Titanium Mat came in the other day and spent the last couple of days listening and tweaking the cartridge setup for the differences. I had to change VTA due to the thickness and azimuth. The azimuth adjustment was quite substantial going from -.4 degrees to +1 on my feickert spirit level...
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    System upgrade

    Maril, if you don't mind, where are you located?
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    New Garrard Build

    I keep coming back to this thread thinking about a new DIY Plinth for a Winter Project. I was thinking Aluminum- Richlite (Resin Impregnated Paper, kind of like Panzerholz but not quite), Brazilian Cherry, Richlite, Aluminum sandwich. Total would be about 5” thick. Bronze Armbases that extend...
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    tima's DIY RCM

    I use the P60H, mainly because my Wife does the food shopping and she can pick up a single 1 or 2.5 Gallon Jug of distilled water on a trip. I only clean 2 records at a time, works well for me. I haven't compared the 120H vs. the P60H.
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    An Audio destination map?

    As we get back to traveling, a thought came, is there such thing as an audio destination map? Something that has all the dealers, manufacturers, and power users (Who are willing to audition) pinned? It would be nice to pull up a google map and look through the nearby destinations for a given...
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    Metal Mats

    I ordered one last week, in the same dimensions. I chose Titanium Grade 2. I have been curious about titanium after reading all the AF1P user experiences. I also asked to keep as much thickness as possible out of the 0.25" plate that will be used, it will probably be closer to 6mm at the...
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    New Garrard Build

    I tried a bunch of headshells for my FR-64S + Koetsu a few years back. Titanium, wood, Ikeda, Graphite and a few others that I have forgotten. I have never tried the SME, since I don't have an SME arm. The Arche is my favorite, by a long shot, for sound quality. I ordered mine with the 4mm...
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    SET amp owners thread

    Yes, no issues with the Elrog 5U4G in my Air Tight 300R. Between the 300B-Mo, Elrog Recti and NOS tubes I am really enjoying the 300R. Thomas's customer service is top notch.
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    Violin videos: solo or with small ensemble

    Sorry for the surface noise, this is a dollar bin level copy. Might have to seek out a better version, or grade.
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    Metal Mats

    What are the subjective sound differences between stainless steel and copper? My platter top is copper, never had the option to compare against stainless. I may try one of these mats with a slope.

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