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  1. Shane, you only had to ask, mate - would happily have loaned you a spare AT-95![emoji3]Might have only got you through 6 minutes rather than 6 months though! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. And I'm thinking short odds that what you're hearing is as good as most of what you heard in HK - and better than evens in terms of musical content![emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Jazz: Currently Spinning

    And my Quality Records arrival today, also a superb pressing and fabulous album: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Looks stunning, Shane! How does it compare with the Atlas which I assume was your benchmark?
  5. And I'd strongly suggest getting that crud of the end of the stylus before playing any records...
  6. Any more information? What tonearm is it? Some better photos showing the tonearm from a couple of other angles might also assist.
  7. Cartridge Setup Help

    On the Consonance, it's both the counter-balance and the pivot point at the headshell - actually a pretty tricky set up... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Having spent a long time with the GCPH, I'd suggest different. The MC stage of the GCPH is actually quite exceptional but right now I'm slightly preferring the combination with the SUT (exceptional plus, for argument's sake)[emoji3]. There's additional gain using the SUT and I'm not A/B comparing so that could also be a factor. Definitely not a reason to say the PS Audio MC is a let down - couldn't be less right IMHO. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Cartridge Setup Help

    You loosen the top screw, adjust to parallel while maintaining the alignment geometry you've presumably already set, then hold headshell in that position while tightening the top screw back up - headshell should have no motion once the screw is tight. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Cartridge Setup Help

    Just loosen the large screw on top of the arm and adjust the headshell downwards on the fingerlift side until the headshell is parallel to the record surface. A tip is to do initial adjustment while the arm is in the rest, then move and lower on to the record to check, then back to the armrest for further adjustment, etc - more chance of damaging the stylus if adjusting it while the arm isn't anchored.
  11. 1. David Bowie - Blackstar 2. John Murry - Graceless Age 3. Agnes Obel - Citizen of Glass 4. PRINCE - HitnRun Phase One 5. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories 6. Ed Kuepper - Lost Cities 7. Fire! - She Sleeps She Sleeps 8. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit 9. Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate 10. Scott Walker & SUNN-0 - Soused 11. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! 12. The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream 13. The Neal Morse Band - The Grand Experiment 14. Kamasi Washington - The Epic 15. Bassotronics - Enchanting Bass 16. Wayne Shorter Quartet - Without A Net. 17. David Torn - Only Sky. 18. Black Mountain- IV 19. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel 20. Muse - The 2nd Law 21. Russian Circles - Guidance 22. Dominic Miller - Ad Hoc 23. Destroyer - Kaputt 24. Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness 25. Marilyn Manson - Pale Emperor 26. The Gentle Storm - The Diary 27. D'Angelo - Black Messiah 28. Ameen Saleem - The Groove Lab 29. A Grave With No Name - Feathers Wet,Under The Moon 30. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake 31. Trentemøller - Fixion 32 .Dick Diver - Melbourne, Florida 33 .Sean Rowe - Madman 34. Tame Impala - Lonerism 35. The Harlots - Sattelite 36. Van der Graaf Generator - A Grounding in Numbers 37. The Glitch Mob - Drink the Sea 38. Diamond Mine - King Creosote & Jon Hopkins 39. Nicolas Jaar - Space Is Only Noise 40. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues 41.Voyager - The Meaning Of I 42. Jocelyn & Chris Arndt - Edges 43. David Bowie - The Next Day 44. Devin Townsend Project - Epicloud 45. Holy Holy - When the Storms Would Come
  12. Cartridge Setup Help

    I don't have a shot handy from the front but here's one of the VdH showing the cart body being parallel to the record surface. Yours is tilting sharply upwards towards the outer grooves. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Cartridge Setup Help

    Definitely not! Azimuth looks a mile off - the cantilever, when looking from directly in front should appear perpendicular to the record. The starting point is to have the headshell parallel with the record surface and then adjust from there if the cantilever isn't dead straight.
  14. A quick LCR-1 update as I know some are interested in this model. It seems that there was a bit of confusion about this as ebay had listed the item as sent but it turns out that the builder wasn't happy during testing (after arranging pre-paid shipping) and didn't send it while he rebuilt a new LCR from scratch, creating a new impedance matching circuit and a new PCB which will become the basis for future LCR-1 builds. Building should be complete this week and will not be shipped till next week once testing is complete. I'm impressed with the pride being taken in his workmanship - he asked me to open it up so I can see the newly designed board and how meticulously it has been wired! I shall do this and post pics in due course.