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  1. mountainjoe

    Koetsu

    I like mine best at 100Ω and using an Ypsilon MC-16L SUT with my Blue Lace Platinum.
  2. mountainjoe

    Introducing Center Stage 2M

    Hi Russ - I think you will be pleasantly surprised at what the LS footers do under your Ultra 9s if what I experienced with them under my Ultra 55s is any indication. Cheers, Joe
  3. mountainjoe

    Center Stage2 "LS" Series Loudspeaker Feet

    Interesting - does that work better than putting them directly under the monitors?
  4. mountainjoe

    Center Stage2 "LS" Series Loudspeaker Feet

    He's using then under his floor stands - as in between the stands and the floor, or under his speakers sitting on the floor stands?
  5. mountainjoe

    Koetsu

    Yes, I got that - I have the Urushi Black too. There is a “plain” black without the gold speckles but I’ve never heard that one.
  6. mountainjoe

    Koetsu

    Congratulations on your first Koetsu! The Urushi Black was also my first Koetsu many years back and though I’ve moved on to a Platinum Blue Lace, the Black still holds a special place in my collection - it’s not the most resolving but it has such a great warm, lush tonal balance that I really...
  7. mountainjoe

    Center Stage2 LS 1.5 Speaker Footer Experience

    Hi Damon - thanks for adding your observations to the discussion. You brought up something that I neglected to mention - with the LS 1.5 footers, low level performance is enhanced and makes listening at night, when I have to reduce the volume much more enjoyable. I attribute this to the lower...
  8. mountainjoe

    Center Stage2 LS 1.5 Speaker Footer Experience

    Hi Steve - that might well explain the difference in settling time.
  9. mountainjoe

    Center Stage2 LS 1.5 Speaker Footer Experience

    That’s a good question - with the original CS2 footers, we believe that playing the gear speeds up the settling time. I only noted the playback time for reference as I’m not sure that we know enough about the settling characteristics of these speaker footers to say one way or another if it...
  10. mountainjoe

    Center Stage2 LS 1.5 Speaker Footer Experience

    As some of you have read in Steve's thread, Joe Lavrencik at Critical Mass Systems has developed footers for speakers leveraging the CS2 footer technology. I received a set of the LS 1.5 footers back in late October and mounted them under my Von Schweikert Ultra 55 speakers. I will present my...
  11. mountainjoe

    Center Stage2 "LS" Series Loudspeaker Feet

    There must be more to it than that as there is no threaded hole in the top of the LS1.5 - unless they make a different version to use with the adapter.
  12. mountainjoe

    van den Hul Colibri Grand Cru

    I have mine playing well on an FR64s - though mine is tuned for 18g. Could you send it back to AJ and get it tuned to a higher effective mass?
  13. mountainjoe

    van den Hul Colibri Grand Cru

    Hi Shakti - I ran through a couple of iterations of azimuth, VTA, and VTF. I always check VTF after VTA adjustments and set to the target value. I’m waiting for some break in before going much farther with further adjustments.
  14. mountainjoe

    van den Hul Colibri Grand Cru

    No, but I think it would be best to break in the suspension first. I‘m not sure if I will have the cart long enough to reach ~50 hours as it is on loan to me.
  15. mountainjoe

    van den Hul Colibri Grand Cru

    Note I corrected my calculation above - the delta is 0.033g - not 0.001g as I originally indicated. I mixed inches and mm the first time so got a bad result ;-)
  16. mountainjoe

    van den Hul Colibri Grand Cru

    And since we can’t ever be too anal when it comes to analog :p, if you extrapolate the 0.07g/2.92mm factor and correct for the difference between the scale height of 0.145” and a 180g LP at 0.09”, then you get a 0.033g correction for my numbers given above. That’s assuming a constant g/mm slope...
  17. mountainjoe

    van den Hul Colibri Grand Cru

    Hi Peter - understood. I just checked the VTF with and without a 0.115” (2.9mm) spacer on the scale. I measure 1.33g without (0.145” height) and 1.40g with (0.260” total height) for reference. This is with an FR64s tonearm as the VTA dependency will be a function of the tonearm design. Even so...
  18. mountainjoe

    van den Hul Colibri Grand Cru

    I use the Ortofon scale - had to break out the micrometer but the weighing surface looks to be 0.145” - so a bit higher than where a 180g LP would sit (I measured one around 0.09” thick). Are you concerned about this affecting the VTF measurement?
  19. mountainjoe

    van den Hul Colibri Grand Cru

    I’ve got a CGC on loan and ran through the setup with Analog Magik and found that the distortion did indeed drop with reduced VTF. Here are the results I got for my cart; Azimuth: Left = -31.10 Right = -30.88 VTF: VTF = 1.30g 7KHz = 2.11 & 3.28 300Hz = 0.70 & 1.10 VTF = 1.35g 7KHz = 2.25 &...
  20. mountainjoe

    Dune (2020) / Directed by Denis Villeneuve ... Starring Timothee Chalamet

    Story about how Zimmer put together the score for the trailer - https://www.indiewire.com/2020/09/hans-zimmer-recorded-dune-trailer-pink-floyd-cover-1234586758/
  21. mountainjoe

    van den Hul Colibri Grand Cru

    Hi Peter - are you saying you had a Master Sig converted to Gran Cru specs? Thanks, Joe
  22. mountainjoe

    Dune (2020) / Directed by Denis Villeneuve ... Starring Timothee Chalamet

    I'm very excited for this movie now having seen the trailer about 20 times ;-) I first read Dune in high school in the late 70s and have reread it several times - it is one of my favorite novels and I had given up hope of ever seeing a decent adaptation given the (imo) disastrous Lynch attempt...
  23. mountainjoe

    Center Stage2 "LS" Series Loudspeaker Feet

    Where did Mike post this?
  24. mountainjoe

    Analog Magik

    I think also that most of the adjustments are iterative - you have to cycle through them a couple of times to converge to the ideal settings. That said, some settings like anti-skate seem to inherently have a lot of variability - at least on my setup.
  25. mountainjoe

    Analog Magik

    It's a Technics SP10MK3 with custom plinth from Artisan Fidelity.
  26. mountainjoe

    Analog Magik

    Wow - I've never been able to get the azimuth (xtalk) better than -28dB with any of my carts - very nice!
  27. mountainjoe

    In Search of the Perfect Cup of Coffee in 28 Iterations

    Interesting though I wonder why they don’t use BT instead of a wired USB connection to the tablet. They could then just provide an Android or iOS app and folks could use their own tablets?
  28. mountainjoe

    In Search of the Perfect Cup of Coffee in 28 Iterations

    What I've read is that an espresso has about 60% of the caffeine of a standard cup of American coffee (~10oz) but of course, volumetrically speaking, an espresso is anywhere from 1-2oz. So you can fit ~5-10 of them into a standard cup which equates to 3x to 6x the amount of caffeine.
  29. mountainjoe

    Munich 2020 cancelled

    Bummer - the one time when I had an opportunity to see this show and it's canceled. Best to be on the safe side though so I understand.
  30. mountainjoe

    In Search of the Perfect Cup of Coffee in 28 Iterations

    I had to work at an earth station installation in Italy years ago and one of our mechanical engineers was on-site to align the dish. This is one of those big parabolic dishes used for satellite control and communications. The dishes have to be aligned in the middle of the night so that the...

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