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    Zero-Distortion: Visit to Mike Lavigne - Saskia vs CS Port vs NVS, DaVa, Etsuro, Primary Control

    I will add one other point:. I thought it was unfair to take a snipe at the GPA Monaco table. You don't explain what your issue is with the table or make any comparison. I have the GPA Monaco II and think it is one of the finest turntables I have heard. If you disparage a particular product, you...
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    Free Opera and Demo Albums

    I have 8 boxes of Opera to give away to anyone who can pick them up. They are all in excellent condition and many are from Europe (eg. Decca, Phillips). I also have a box of demo like albums from Command, Project3, Phase4, Everest, etc, for free. I live in White Plains, NY. Pm me if you are...
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    South East Florida

    I'll be moving down to Boca Raton in June and I'm trying to find other audiophiles down there. It looks like there was once and attempt to have a club down there, but it apparently dissolved pretty quickly. I contacted a couple of audio stores, but so far have not gotten contact details. If...
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    Ortofon's new flagship 'MC Century' announced

    I've had the MC Century since it came out. I think it is one of the finest, if not the finest, cartridges I have heard. Prior to owning the Centruy, I had the Anna, the MC 90 and Dynavector XVs (in reverse order). I liked the speed and fantastic detail retrieval of of the MC 90, but longed...
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    Pruning My Collection

    So, a few things I should have initially made clear: I won't be able to send out the albums, and will not accept payment, until the virus lockdown here in NY is lifted (hopefully in a couple of weeks). If you tell me what you want now, I can pull the albums and get everything ready. I will...
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    Pruning My Collection

    I got into audio and buying LPs over 40 years ago. I was never interested in becoming a "record collector" - that always seemed to require too much time and effort. Nonetheless, somehow I have wound up with a pretty sizable collection (I'm not sure how many, I've never counted them - whenever...
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    NJ/NY Area-Introduction of the Merrill Audio Tape Head Preamp- this Saturday

    Well, that's a really good question. I guess it was audiionervosa. The fear that there may be the occasional tape where I would need to adjust the HF (also the meters are cool). As it turns out, on 99.9,% of my tapes (from a number of different sources) the HF is no more than 1/2 db out ( on...
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    NJ/NY Area-Introduction of the Merrill Audio Tape Head Preamp- this Saturday

    Ron, I don't know anything about the electronics (other that it is solid state) and an not an engineer, but I can say that the purity of the sound must reflect a focus on purity of the signal path. I have the master version and aside from the unbelievable Dynamics, it's the natural transparency...
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    New idea for Bass mode treatment

    Given the size of bass waves, particularly those below 150hz, i have real doubts that those will be effective addressing bass nodes. They may be effective for mids and highs, but are not real diffusion. In my experience, to address anything below 100hz, good diaphragmatic bass traps are the only...
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    8 Stillpoint Ultra 5s

    8 Stillpoint Ultra 5s. Excellent condition, with original boxes. Fantastic under speakers. $3,200 for all
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    Bass Traps and Diffusers for Sale

    They are made from a Maple-like veneered MDF, so I guess you could call that blonde
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    Bass Traps and Diffusers for Sale

    I will be moving to house that will not accommodate all the acoustical treatment that I have purchased over the past 7-10 years. I have been building fine furniture for over 25 years and have a professional level shop, so the treatment I have built is of very high level of construction - in...
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    Acoustic Treatment for Sale, Part 3

    No-Name N23 Skyline Diffusers – I purchased two of these (24” x 24”) from a company in California (I can’t remember the name and can’t find the website – I think it might have been through Etsy). These are very effective, in fact maybe more effective than the GIK diffusers. I only purchased two...
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    Acoustic Treatment For Sale, Part 2

    Low-Frequency Bass Traps - https://www.acousticfields.com/product/acda-10-studio/ I had a pretty bad bass overhang problem in my listening room, with a pretty big peak shown on Room EQ Wizard in the 25hz – 40hz range. This muddied not only the low bass, but smeared the entire presentation. I...
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    Acoustic Treatments For Sale Part 1

    Hi all, I have decided to retire and move down to Florida to start a new woodworking business. Unfortunately, the house we have down there is quite a bit smaller than my existing home and does not have anything like the listening area I currently have in my basement (no basements in Florida)...
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    Acoustic Treatments For Sale Part 1

    Hi all, I have decided to retire and move down to Florida to start a new woodworking business. Unfortunately, the house we have down there is quite a bit smaller than my existing home and does not have anything like the listening area I currently have in my basement (no basements in Florida)...
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    Documentary: Making a Murderer - Part Deux | October 19, 2018 - Netflix

    Though it's easy to focus on the fact that the documentary has been very profitable for Netflix, it is good that it has brought to people's attention that unfortunately our justice system is not perfect and innocent people sometimes wind up in prison for very long periods (and executed). Ms...
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    Want to buy a new espresso machine

    I've had a Breville machine that has the grinder, frother, etc. Not cheap, but it has performed flawlessly for 10 years
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    REVIEW: Silent Running Audio - Virginia-Class Reference isoBASE

    Mike, What do you use for your Dartzeels? Did you use the SRAs for your 108?
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    Ortofon MC Anna Cartridge

    For sale: Ortofon Anna MC Cartridge. Excellent condition with no more than 150 - 175 hours of play on albums that are always cleaned on an Autodesk cleaner. Recently sent to Ortofon in Denmark for confirmation of condition. As you can see from report below, the cartridge is in perfect operating...
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    Tascam 42 Reel to Reel Tape Deck and King-Cello Tape Preamp

    Selling a Tascam 42 Reel to Reel Tape Deck. It has 1/4" 2-Track heads and can play 7.5 and 15 ips. The deck was completely overhauled and tweaked by a professional service (just 8 months ago), plays perfectly and is in excellent cosmetic shape. A new Flux Magnetics extended frequency repo head...
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    Wiring Directly from Tape Head

    But Why Does the Noise Affect the Signal Goig Through the Deck Amplifier So I get the point that the inside of a tape deck is a noisy, crowded place, but why is signal going through the deck's amplifier not affected by the noise? It seems to me that if a properly shielded cable is used and...
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    Wiring Directly from Tape Head

    Hi all I know this has been discussed here and on Audionirvana, but just wanted to get people's view's before I push the button. So, I have bought a Tascam 42, which is getting a Flux Magnetic Extended Response head. I wish to circumvent the internal amplification, so I am having the it...

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