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  1. PeterA

    Sublime Sound

    Hello Bill, These Furutech IEC connectors are 15 years old. I do not know what you mean by "IEC receptacle or the plugs themselves". Given their age, I do not know if they have the Rhodium plating or are the NCF versions. Perhaps neither given their age. I used the Furutech IEC connectors...
  2. PeterA

    Tonearm Comparison: SME 3012R and SME V-12

    Thank you Tang. I suppose I could also decrease the VTF of A by 0.1g. I wonder if that would make it sound closer to B and lesson the slight upper midrange emphasis and make it sound a bit more relaxed. Right now, they have the same 1.50g on both arms.
  3. PeterA

    Tonearm Comparison: SME 3012R and SME V-12

    I guess we are channeling each other today Bonzo.
  4. PeterA

    Sublime Sound

    Good question Fransisco. I do not know. The Furutech connectors are gone not to return to the system. I never made any videos with them in the system. I could certainly hear the differences myself, and I think Al M. heard them pretty clearly when he was last here. It is a tricky question...
  5. PeterA

    Tonearm Comparison: SME 3012R and SME V-12

    I posted these videos for fun. Like with Tang, it is an exchange or sharing of music, and it provides some kind of context of one's system for others who can not hear it any other way. People have already told me that they have ordered the two LPs based on hearing these videos. And the bonus...
  6. PeterA

    Sublime Sound

    I posted these videos for fun. Like with Tang, it is an exchange or sharing of music, and it provides some kind of context of one's system for others who can not hear it any other way. People have already told me that they have ordered the two LPs based on hearing these videos. And the bonus...
  7. PeterA

    Sublime Sound

    Holst: Argo ZRG 5497 Crumb: BIS LP-65
  8. PeterA

    Sublime Sound

    I have been playing around with making a few phone videos of my system. They are posted on the Tonearm Comparison thread of the SME V-12 and SME 3012R. I have been inspired by Tang's videos and simply want to share some music and perhaps learn something in the process. I do not take these...
  9. PeterA

    Tonearm Comparison: SME 3012R and SME V-12

    Thank you for the responses so far everyone. The value of these videos is certainly controversial, but I appreciate and enjoy the posts from those who have taken the time to listen and share their impressions. I will disclose which arm is which a bit later as I want to discourage as much bias...
  10. PeterA

    Tonearm Comparison: SME 3012R and SME V-12

    Surely. However for these two videos I used the exact same cartridge by switching from one arm to the other arm.
  11. PeterA

    Tonearm Comparison: SME 3012R and SME V-12

    I started this thread more than four years ago wanting to learn more about these two 12" tonearms from the same company. The last post was two years ago, so I figure it is time for an update. I completed an outboard armpod project and purchased an SME 3012R. I have been listening to both...
  12. PeterA

    YG Acoustics Announces Sonja XV Loudspeaker

    Ron, that is indeed what I had thought until I began to reexamine everything besides components and the room. I had been working for years on optimizing my system until someone suggested a different approach. Taking a fresh look at my supports, acoustic treatments, isolation, and now power...
  13. PeterA

    YG Acoustics Announces Sonja XV Loudspeaker

    It was a good question. I think few people have had the opportunity to listen to the M9. Having not done so one would think that a value assessment cannot be made especially relative to the other speakers with which it competes.
  14. PeterA

    YG Acoustics Announces Sonja XV Loudspeaker

    Dave and Mike, Is a room’s influence on the overall sound greater or lesser when one listens in the near field as Mike does in his purpose built room to his four tower system? Do you think a distributed subwoofer system would provide more or less performance in a room and speaker system like...
  15. PeterA

    Magico M9 >>>>Fulfillment

    Love the look of the M3. The three small woofers are clever for this size speaker in these types of rooms. I see a drum set next to those M2s. Must be a pretty nice NYC apartment to be able to have a drum set.
  16. PeterA

    Wilson Audio Chronosonic XVX First Impressions

    No. The cock and the hen have to like each other for you to get music. Otherwise you get just ruffled feathers.
  17. PeterA

    Wilson Audio Chronosonic XVX First Impressions

    The speaker is the hen. The amp is the cock. The music is the egg.
  18. PeterA

    How Many Different Tables, Arms for each, Cartridges, and Phono Stages for Full Emotional Interpretation of music? Forget the Budget! What's Best?

    Don’t forget sample variations between the same cartridge models. Mike now has two Etsuro Golds. They may sound different on the same arm/cartridge/table. Now imagine sample variation and cartridge set up inconsistencies and pressing differences......
  19. PeterA

    Magico M9 >>>>Fulfillment

    I thought it was a reference to the rather generous M9 girth below the waist line.
  20. PeterA

    Does Magico have a "house sound", and if so, how would you describe it?

    Congratulations TLi on the M6. I am very familiar with the M Project as it belongs to a good friend. I have also heard the M2 and M3 but not the A5. Are you saying that you think the M2 has great low frequency extension than the A5? That would surprise me given the drivers. Very interesting.
  21. PeterA

    Wilson Audio Chronosonic XVX First Impressions

    New Old Stock. :eek: That is in vogue these days. I just commissioned my signal cables out of NOS wires. Couldn't be happier. You are going to love the Pendragons again some time very soon. I hope to visit to hear your super system with the SOTA AS2000. Can't wait. And given your...
  22. PeterA

    Wilson Audio Chronosonic XVX First Impressions

    Nice report Ron. Could you share some details about the rest of the system, and what music did you listen to?
  23. PeterA

    Sublime Sound

    Ian, The VDH Grand Cru is a very well balanced cartridge and it is very natural sounding. It is extremely resolving and portrays the energy captured in the vinyl record. The problem was that the system lacked lower mid range to mid base energy because the Furutech connectors were colored and...
  24. PeterA

    Sublime Sound

    Tang, That is Al’s opinion. It is not mine. In my view the system sounds more natural now that I no longer use the Furutech IEC connectors. They seemed to exaggerate the high frequencies and created more “ detail“. As ddk suggested to me, the Furutech IEC connectors are colored. I don’t...
  25. PeterA

    How Many Different Tables, Arms for each, Cartridges, and Phono Stages for Full Emotional Interpretation of music? Forget the Budget! What's Best?

    Hello Caesar, I do not have 50 combinations in mind. MikeL introduced that number in his post as I presume an example. I do not have much experience with different turntable/arm/cartridge combinations, certainly not like some other members here. Other than the combinations I have chosen for...
  26. PeterA

    How Many Different Tables, Arms for each, Cartridges, and Phono Stages for Full Emotional Interpretation of music? Forget the Budget! What's Best?

    Hello Caesar, I often have discussions that start with one person telling me what he thinks about a subject, and then asking me what I think. Asking you the question would be helpful to me to better understand in what context you are framing your question, or if you have any of your own...
  27. PeterA

    What do you think of this video

    Of course that can happen also. That is why I described it as a risk. I think taking a video of someone's system and then posting it without permission is rude. I would hope anyone sitting in my listening seat would ask me before taking a video. It is not honorable behavior, and there are...
  28. PeterA

    What do you think of this video

    There is another danger, it seems to me: the sharing of a video privately which is then posted publicly. What if the original sender was only asking a friend for an opinion but had no intention of the video being put out there to be discussed on a forum? Now suddenly, people are forming...
  29. PeterA

    How Many Different Tables, Arms for each, Cartridges, and Phono Stages for Full Emotional Interpretation of music? Forget the Budget! What's Best?

    Mike, there are the reasons for owning multiple combinations, and then there are the opinions of the various sounds. I would expect 50 opinions from the owners about the sounds of their own combinations, and then many multiples of that for opinions from the owners of the combinations in the...

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