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  1. MikeT.

    Carts - Installation, Listening, Likes and Dislikes (No Brussels Sprouts)

    “Woth” - With or without??
  2. MikeT.

    Sewell Direct Speaker Wire

    BJC has a superlative reputation. Very, very good speaker cable. No experience with Sewell.
  3. MikeT.

    Ultimate Audioshow Album Cliches?

    Now don’t be hatin’, but I must confess, I LOVE Live in Paris. Based on that album, I bought three more and thought they were all dreadful and unemotional.
  4. MikeT.

    Static Electricity Neutralizer

    Does anyone use a particular cleaner for your turntable dustcover that reduces static electricity? Along with Herbie’s turntable mat and damp cleaning of the records, I’ve managed to tamp down a lot of static on my records. The dustcover seems to still attract a fair amount of very fine dust...
  5. MikeT.

    Carts - Installation, Listening, Likes and Dislikes (No Brussels Sprouts)

    The Fozgometer takes the P out of patience, in fact removes the need for patience. It’s that easy, except for the frustrating manual. Okay, you need a little patience.
  6. MikeT.

    Carts - Installation, Listening, Likes and Dislikes (No Brussels Sprouts)

    It’s quite amazing what a headshell can do for the sound. When I was experimenting with my Thorens, an aftermarket Schopper headshell was a major upgrade to the standard TP-11 arm. What we learn from just listening, eh?
  7. MikeT.

    Carts - Installation, Listening, Likes and Dislikes (No Brussels Sprouts)

    One of the test records is Analog Productions Ultimate Test LP, the one I purchased for this.
  8. MikeT.

    Carts - Installation, Listening, Likes and Dislikes (No Brussels Sprouts)

    @JohnVF , this can only help with your Audio OCD. Both magnesium but certainly a bit of design differences.
  9. MikeT.

    Carts - Installation, Listening, Likes and Dislikes (No Brussels Sprouts)

    Yep, the channel balance difference was huge AND the resulting soundstage! While looking at another site, the analogdepartment.com, I saw the pic below. I suppose the “balance bar” method of azimuth adjustment is an option, I wouldn’t recommend it. @JohnVF , is there any third party headshell...
  10. MikeT.

    Carts - Installation, Listening, Likes and Dislikes (No Brussels Sprouts)

    Thanks to members here for lots of good advice on my cartridge purchase decision, so here’s a bit more on my new Dynavector 10x5 MKII (Shibata) Set up difficulty for Shibata is high but a Fozgometer and Feickert protractor made setting up this cartridge much easier. Particularly the Fozgometer...
  11. MikeT.

    Wow

    As a starting point with my new Shibata, I leveled the arm and fussed with the overhang obsessively for about an hour. With the sound of the previous elliptical model Dynavector recently owned as a comparison, I could indeed discern a notable difference. And to the good! I ordered an alignment...
  12. MikeT.

    Thesaurus club

    Confabulate is a no then?
  13. MikeT.

    Wow

    Beautiful! I wonder if I’ll ever get a chance to listen to one of these.
  14. MikeT.

    So this [movie trailer] looks interesting

    I’ll go see it just for the music.
  15. MikeT.

    Cartridge Decison Made

    OK , now the next and last thing I need, really nothing more, really I’m sure, the only thing , one last piece of gear, really, is a reasonably priced record cleaning machine. Hmmmmm, now what can I sell? GOT IT!!! The Thorens TD165 going on the block this week.
  16. MikeT.

    Cartridge Decison Made

    A brand new Dynavector 10x5 successfully installed and playing Kenny Burrell, Midnight Blue. This 10x5 is the most expensive new cartridge I’ve ever purchased and my first Shibata. As one of the “sell something to buy something” audiophile population, rather than the “collector” my greatest...
  17. MikeT.

    If you need more evidence that "Times, they are a changin' " here you go.

    The times they are changing part deux, presented by Frames by Bose. https://www.bose.com/en_us/products/wearables/frames.html?mc=25_PS_FR_BO_TB_GO_&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7-rBnPnB4AIVhUBpCh1DAQskEAAYASAAEgLB7PD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.d.s.
  18. MikeT.

    Any experiences with MS Phonomena II and MM carts ?

    I have really enjoyed my Phonomena and I’ve owned both the ii and the ii+. Small but audible differences as I recall on the ii+. Haven’t tried it with the version ii. Not sure this helps at all.
  19. MikeT.

    Ryan Adams #metoo'd

    Yes, I can ;)
  20. MikeT.

    Ryan Adams #metoo'd

    Marc Cohn is your ... Memphis guy. I love his stuff. The verse is powerful.
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