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 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: Oh No I broke my Benz

 Post subject: Re: Oh No I broke my Benz
Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:39 pm 

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When I broke mine a few years ago, I took advantage of the trade in. Got a decent discount on the new cartridge, and the new one had the improved stylus (Microridge) which tracks sibilance much better. I really like Gliders, and think those as well as the Ace are amazing cartridges at their price po...

 Forum: CDs and LPs   Topic: Too many defects in new vinyl purchases

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:41 am 

Replies: 76
Views: 4829

And the award for most abysmal pressing I've ever purchased new goes to: I couldn't believe this actually made it out the door of ...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Power bar/distribution suggestions?

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:04 pm 

Replies: 68
Views: 4008

These look interesting.. .
Also available in kit form for less money.


 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: First Jico, then Audio Technica, now Ortofon...

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:48 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1335

JimJones wrote:
is there some article you can tune us in on?

 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: What makes a great Turntable?

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:37 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 2314

Greetings All, In a previous post I asked which TT should I use as my main and got many suggestions to dump what I had and buy a good TT. Sound advice if the wallet is agreeable. Now my question today is : What makes a great TT? What qualities should I look for? Is the price the determining factor?...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: UHF Magazine ???

 Post subject: Re: UHF Magazine ???
Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:32 am 

Replies: 67
Views: 6992

I've only ever picked up an issue, maybe two. But, I wasn't keen on it. Wasn't all that interesting... However, my Stereophile subscription just ran out, and, with the Canadian Dollar not doing good up against the US... It cost almost $50 to renew! A far cry from when I first started when I believe...

 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: Needing advice on R2R

 Post subject: Re: Needing advice on R2R
Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:51 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 1374

It's still threaded wrong. The tape should be on top of the lifters (those two pins on either side of the heads}. They keep the tape away from the heads when fast forwarding or rewinding, and move back to let the tape contact the heads in play and record.

 Forum: DIY   Topic: iFi phono preamps - Dealers in Canada?

Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:53 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 1188

Audio Alliance is the Canadian distributor for iFi. You can enquire about a local dealer on their site : . We have iFi at the store I work in out in Saskatoon, but there must be dealers much closer to you! For what it's worth, I think the iPhono 2 ...

 Forum: CDs and LPs   Topic: Buying from Acoustic sounds and other online US stores

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:28 am 

Replies: 12
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I often order from Acoustic Sounds and Elusive Disk. Count on about $5.00 US per disk for shipping via USPS (double records $10.00). I usually get dinged for brokerage and GST (we don't have HST out here). Make sure you use a discount code as all of the big USA record dealers run specials almost all...

 Forum: CDs and LPs   Topic: Do you enjoy music that isn't "audiophile" quality?

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 7:42 pm 

Replies: 45
Views: 3621

I find myself enjoying lots of music I thought was poorly recorded and unlistenable in the past simply because my system has gotten better. Good gear gets you closer to the music, no matter how it was recorded. It isn't just about deep bass and clear highs, if your system can portray rhythm and harm...

 Forum: Sources - Digital   Topic: Differences between DLNA, MPD, Squeezelite, etc on Bryston B

Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 6:37 am 

Replies: 6
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I would strongly suspect no. The software is really just controlling Music Player Daemon, a Linux module that actually does the work. I have used Mpad along with Bryston's Manic Moose, and never noticed any difference in sound quality.

 Forum: CDs and LPs   Topic: Blue note 75th anniversary vinyl reissues

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:21 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 2325

HI, greetings to all my fellow anyone aware of a good source for all the budget priced vinyl reissues from the Blue note 75 anniversary series? i have not seen to many in Canada anywhere? all help or info appreciated.thanks alot! :?: London Drugs has some titles. I don't usually see them...

 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: Record Cleaning "Solutions"

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:34 am 

Replies: 158
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Yeah, that's where I got mine. It came right from England and took around a month and a bit. Amplifoto has the Ilfotol back in stock. About $30 with delivery for a litre. The only Amplifoto I found is in Madrid, Spain. Ilfotol is available in Canada from Amplis Photo which is the distributor for Il...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: CES 2016 Systems

 Post subject: Re: CES 2016 Systems
Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:27 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 2281

The best setup IMO was the Kaiser Acoustic Kawero/Kondo combo but for my personal listening tastes I liked the main Raidho room. A gentleman I had dinner with also liked the Kharma and Lamm the most but everyone at the table had different favorites. The Egglestonworks Ivy Signature SE/Dan D'Agostin...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: Record Cleaning Machine Recommendation

Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:17 pm 

Replies: 62
Views: 5939

There is more info on the Amari RW 600 near the bottom of this thread : Sounds like the Cattylink people are a bit unreliable. Too bad, as their price at $888 usd is quite a bit less than the eBay listings. As ...
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