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    (Tube) phono stage with multiple equalization curves

    For the true MONO-Lover, the Swiss THORENS Specialist Jürg Schopper, the associated SWISSONOR Company respectively, have this model in the program. https://www.schopper.ch/index.php?page=swissonor-historic-8910 http://www.swissonor.ch/pdf/PricelistV2.pdf Regards Urs
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    London Decca Jubilee revisited - combination with SME 3012R ?

    First a clarification. A comparison between a Koetsu Onyx and the London Decca Reference is absolutely unfair - they are in a very different price range. Well, after some further highlights with the Reference and “Jazzy type” music, a moment of frustration followed (as a few other users...
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    London Decca Jubilee revisited - combination with SME 3012R ?

    "The world belongs to the brave" :cool: Here a first impression: The newly arrived REFERENCE plays „cold out of the box” just fine. Luckily, my concern about any additional finicky behavior (compared to the Jubilee) was not justified. The Reference presents a very strong, but tight bass...
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    London Decca Jubilee revisited - combination with SME 3012R ?

    I’m either very courageous - or utterly crazy ? – Or probably both: :cool: I just ordered a Decca Reference ! (My dealer made me an offer, I couldn’t resist…) ;);) Urs (I'll report back later)
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    London Decca Jubilee revisited - combination with SME 3012R ?

    Bill & David, Thanks for your interesting suggestions. Actually, I'm not so much into "Vintage" sound - even vintage DECCA is likely to have a very different musical presentation as, say a vintage SPU. :) Somewhere in the “NET “ I did find a "commercial comparison" of Jubilee vs Reference -...
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    London Decca Jubilee revisited - combination with SME 3012R ?

    „I smelled DECCA Blood“…. and I’m already thinking of up-grading to a DECCA REFERENCE cartridge. WHO can give me some impressions of how the Reference compares to the Jubilee ? Not only in terms of sound quality – which I assume would be improved ;)– but also concerning the handling, such...
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    London Decca Jubilee revisited - combination with SME 3012R ?

    Dear Colleagues, (See fotos below ) Doesn’t it look nice ? Even kind of "Vintage –Like" ?? :) Anyway it not only looks nice, it also plays beautiful. Maybe I was plain lucky that the Jubilee and the JELCO Headshell just match the tonearm & tonearm base on my Thorens TD 520. I have to confess...
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    London Decca Jubilee revisited - combination with SME 3012R ?

    Thanks guys, I realise that I'll be on the way to a “snotty (?!?) & tacky" experience…. I do have some of these damping mats to go between cartridge and head shell, which I’ll try. Regards Urs
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    London Decca Jubilee revisited - combination with SME 3012R ?

    Sorry, for my ignorance: What’s this “Elephant Snot” & “pencil lead form the tiger shop” o_O Thanks for any “enlightenments” ;) Urs
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    London Decca Jubilee revisited - combination with SME 3012R ?

    ====== Just ordinary blue tac between the plastic bracket and the headshell? ======= How do you assure that it is mounted parallel ? Urs
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    London Decca Jubilee revisited - combination with SME 3012R ?

    Stacore, Thanks as well ! As I already trusted Bill – and others- I have ordered a Jubilee - should arrive in 3 weeks. Needless to say: I'll report back dutifully...!! ;) Urs
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    London Decca Jubilee revisited - combination with SME 3012R ?

    Bill, Thanks for your encouragement ! Urs
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    London Decca Jubilee revisited - combination with SME 3012R ?

    There are many reports about incorrect set up of the DECCAs leading to all sorts of problems. BUT, there is hope that sometimes small tuning steps can make a huge difference ....nothing new with Analogue...?! ;) One tuning feature of the 3012R , not found in many tonearms, is the lateral...
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    London Decca Jubilee revisited - combination with SME 3012R ?

    spiritofmusic, the Jubilee is a different model from the Reference Urs
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    London Decca Jubilee revisited - combination with SME 3012R ?

    Dear all, I’m a Wannabe-DECCA-Newcomer and seeking advice on a topic that was indeed discussed already way back in at least one similar Thread. I’m simply curious how this very different technology of the DECCA cartridges could sound. Hence my query - and also as a possible stumbling stone ...
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    Powered monitors for everyday hifi listening?

    Jackelsson, Your comments make a most excellent summary ! The opinion of active classical musicians is nearly always the best possible reference for me. And your pictures show an additional feature of the MEG (I don’t know whether it applies to all models): The concentric arrangement of the...
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    Powered monitors for everyday hifi listening?

    Brokesnob, Well, I personally don't necessarily associate "Studio Monitor" with “Neutral “or even cool sounding. I rather think they are meant to sound musically correct (Please, don’t ask me, to clarify any possible difference…..) And in the case of the MEG’s (and I assume any other...
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    Powered monitors for everyday hifi listening?

    brokesnob, Congrats to your RL906 - I'm sure you'll enjoy them, as I do since a few years. :) Here is at least this thread on "Active Speakers" https://www.whatsbestforum.com/threads/active-loudspeakers.27360/page-2#post-566688 BTW: IF your DAC has already a built in volume control, you can...
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    Any Shellac 78 RPM Listeners ?

    David, Needless to say: you are most welcome to visit me in Switzerland... ;) We poor souls over here in Europe are currently isolated from the real world by a nasty little bug. :mad: and we are happy to meet Virus-Free guests.... @kach22i: DON’t give them away before you had a chance to...
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    Any Shellac 78 RPM Listeners ?

    the back side is even more impressive :cool:
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    Any Shellac 78 RPM Listeners ?

    David, See attachment - I know I'm very mean:mad:...! Recording Date is stated (assumed ?) as 1908 ; the actuall production date of the record I don't know - it could be a later re-issue ?
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    Any Shellac 78 RPM Listeners ?

    David, Selling Caruso ?? :eek: Sorry - but no :( Urs
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    Any Shellac 78 RPM Listeners ?

    our collection is growing https://sfpd.cultlib.ch/de/index.html including some rather old CARUSO material from 1908 - Sound quality is "very Historical" :cool: https://sfpd.cultlib.ch/de/track.html?sfpdid=19-UM0017A Have fun !:) Urs
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    (Tube) phono stage with multiple equalization curves

    Since just a few hours, a second hand AMR PH-77 Phono stage is installed in my system. First of all, I'll have to learn and apply those many interesting options and functions, until everything is finely tuned ……there are some 20 odd EQ curves to choose from, among many other features ….;)...
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    "secret Info“ from AUDIO NOTE !?!?

    Mike, Thank you as well ! Frankly, I was kind of surprised of this “Unexpected Price Drop”, compared to what I had in memory.... Doubling those figures makes sense. I was also looking in the German "Hifi-audio market" platform for used gear, and it tallies reasonably Regards Urs PS: I'm...
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    "secret Info“ from AUDIO NOTE !?!?

    Howiebrou, Thanks a lot ! Regards Urs
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    AIR TIGHT ATH-2 Reference SUT

    Howiebrou, I'm very happy with mine (frankly I'm unsure whether I've got the "reference" version, though). Works well with Very Low Output cartridges, such SPU Century, KOETSU Platinum Generators, the IKEDA Mono and since a few days even with an EMT shellac cartridge. ;) The “Bypass” (Direct...
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    (Tube) phono stage with multiple equalization curves

    BruceD, You have a PN Urs
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    (Tube) phono stage with multiple equalization curves

    Just found this model; reportedly also with Remote: McIntosh MP-1100 Reference phono stage Any comments / recommendations - or warnings...?? Further question: How would the "Mc" compare to say the Audio Research "ARC" Rev 2 or Ref 3 ? (except the steeper price tag for the ARC ?) Urs
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    (Tube) phono stage with multiple equalization curves

    Thanks to all for your additional valuable input ! BruceD - === ....consulting with AMR there could be a cracker stage in the works soon--worth a listen then maybe ?... ==== THIS is interesting news indeed :cool: - as a matter of fact, I was surprised to learn that AMR should stop their...

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