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    A.J van de Hul's "Frequently asked questions about phono cartridges"

    Yeeeeeeeees, I searched for that for months now. It was available on vdH homepage in the past, but deleted now. Thank you very much, Tima
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    Art Dudley

    It is so sad. Since the Listener days I followed him. I used Idler wheel record players and Lowther horns for years because of his recomendations. Sincere condolences to his family and friends.
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    Thöress "Super" Preamplifier (with phono)

    I am using this Preamp for over 10 years now and there is definately no problem with the pots. If your poweramp is very sensitive, there could be some noise over the speaker. Thöress suggests input sensitivity of 2 Volt I think. Please check with Reinhard if there will be no problem with your...
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    It's Raining Plastic now ... as if ....

    Jute or cotton bags are my solution. These last for years. Since decades our family tries to avoid any plastic bag.
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    Chinese "Odin" cables

    Nethertheless, if these things are bought, they will reach the second hand market. Then these fakes will destroy the original because of poor performance. Some guys in a german forum are very proud that they found a cheap copy of an well known tubeamp. If you remove a sticker from the...
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    How do you clean your stylus?

    I am a ME believer. For years I use this this wonder an all my styluses ( Lyra, vdH, Denon, AT). I cut very thin pieces from the block. Lets say 2-3mm thick, 5mm wide and two inches long. When you blow on it, it will bend. So it is very flexible and will do no harm to the stylus, cantilver and...
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    Thoughts and musings on DIY silver solid core speaker cable

    When I dealt with high effinciecy speakers, I tried cheap silverwire and it was worse. Even magnetwire was better. Then I got in contact with Mr. Schmidlin in Switzerland. http://www.audio-consulting.ch/?Parts:Silver_Wire For speakers = One wire for + and one for - , not (!!!!!) twisted. This...
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    "High End" Speakers you have owned

    Not soooo many during the last 30 years..... Ohm F Apogee Caliper Thiel CS2 Intonation Terzian Hedlund Horn Magnepan 3.6SE
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    What turntables do you use? Pictures would be nice as well :-)

    Hi Jackelsson, I am impressed! You upgraded your setup " a little bit" since I bought your Mint protactor. In these lazy days I am thinking about going back to airsuspension for my TW. Your DIY looks very interesting for me. BR Andreas
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    What's Spinning Tonight?

    Timbuk 3 "Eden Alley" <iframe width="360" height="270" src="" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    Am I just weird?

    Hi Jim, as I changed the tonearm on my Oracle to an OL Conqueror, I contacted Oracle and they send me the needed springs for that heavy arm (nearly 2 labs). When you are sure which arm you will purchase, ask them for advice which springs you will need. I am sure you will get great support. BR...
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    Thoress Phono Enhancer vs. Aesthetix IO Signature

    Hello, I own the full function Thöress Preamp and it is not slow. It has a very similiar phono stage as the old TW one. Beside of this, I heard the Enhancer several times on audio shows. It was really great. But there was no comparison of course. BR Andreas
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    Another Win for TechDAS

    It is " Live in Tokyo 2". A King Record release. Very rare, I guess
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    RIP Leonard Cohen

    Very, very sad News. I have gotten Leonard Cohen "Live Songs" as a present 40 years ago. At this time I heard Status Quo, Scorpions and Queen. This record changed my musical horizon. I adored him and his work since then. R.I.P
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    L'île de Corse (Corsica)

    Hi, incredible nature. Hmm, only two hours flight from my home. You made me thinking :o))
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    Quality of today's LP pressings - are they really that good?

    Hi, the situation in Germany is not really better. I stopped buying new releases 2 years ago. From time to time I buy some used ECM records. As a hard core vinilyst, I bought a labtop and a DAC to enjoy new releases. I never thought that would happen. But I have fun with my 5000 records from...
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    Collectible speakers

    Hi, one of my favorites are the Ohm Fs. These were my first "real" High End Speakers. Visitors wondered, what these things were good for.:D These are my Hedlund horns. Very rare and beautyful. Not used for years now but I will never sell them.
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    Best violin I heard

    You are right, this recording is great. But if you like this because of the playing, try to get the EMI vinyl Release of his birthday concert ( for Melodiya) of Tchaikowskys Violinconcert. Sound quality is not very good, but the playing and atmosphere of this recording is outstanding...
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    Stands for the LS50 Speakers

    HI, you are right. These stands are tailored for each Harbeth model. They are manufactured by "Hifi auf dem Bauernhof" in Bavaria .
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    WBF Poll: Which Sounds Better, Digital or Analog?

    Because I am an analog guy, I voted for it. But within the last years, I am not quite sure that analog is always better. My problem is the pressing quality and mastering quality of the new releases. My collection from the late 50s to the 90s sounds much better to me. New recordings I buy as CD...
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    Oracle Paris Mk V turntable.

    Hi John, glad to hear that everything turned positive for you. A bad start not often leads to a big love. My Oracle has now over 20 years on its platter. I will never give it away, although I own a TW Acustic, too. Have fun Andreas
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    Stands for the LS50 Speakers

    Hello, after trying very heavy and rigid stands as suggested, I was not really satisfied with them. On this boring weekend I tried two wooden stools from IKEA: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/306878162082037859/ I tilted them backwards a little bit, Using using Q-Dampers under the frontlegs...
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    Oracle Paris Mk V turntable.

    HI John, sorry to hear that. It does not help, but I have gotten first class service from them. Was there a change in management? Hopefully the problem will be solved soon. BR Andreas
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    Horns+Tubes+Vinyl and digital too- Listening Room 1

    Hi David, very, very impressive. Think you have a lot of fun with these. BR Andreas
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    List of Turntable Manufacturers

    Hi John, if you like, you may add: 1. Wagner Audio / http://www.wagner-audio.de/index.php?wagner-audio 2. Sperling Audio / http://www.motordose.de/index.php/en/models BR Andreas
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    Sperling turntable

    Here you see it in action
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    Sperling turntable

    Hi, I am sorry, but I was not awareabout this propblem.
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    Sperling turntable

    Hi, the german " Analogue Audio Association" will have a little Audioshow this weekend. Here you find the first photos from Friday...
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    Bamboo

    Hi, I bought two Aptitlig boards ( around 40 US$) and use them under my Thöress pre and Bryston poweramp. Between the components and the board I use BDR cones as I did before. There is really a big difference in sound. Better? In the moment I think so. Less glare and tighter bass. Thanks to...

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