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  1. I am truly amazed by this spin. "Anyone who thinks a single-driver loudspeaker lacks low-frequency delivery has simply never experienced our award-winning 9.87 System" A system which proves that a single driver loudspeaker lacks low frequency delivery, hence we had to add a sub? 😂 I am sure they sound brilliant. Look fantastic too. 😊
  2. Fantastic sounding amps. Class A I believe too. GLWTS.
  3. Can't get over the power meter! GLWTS
  4. Amazed this is still not sold. I wish I had space for this - a classic . GLWTS.
  5. Sorry posted too soon, will find 20 on the list and PM you
  6. If we are talking about Jico SAS, then it is probable that the diamond and cantilever are sourced from the same supplier, Namiki, who holds the patent for the microridge stylus, which happens to look a lot like the AT Microline and the Jico SAS. If you want to wade through it, this thread is a great resource on the various designs: https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_forum/viewtopic.php?t=22894 And if you are shopping for a bulk order (!), here is Namiki's pages: https://www.ad-na.com/en/product/jewel/product/record.html
  7. Having had an AT440ml I can confirm that the new 540ML does not have the problems with brightness that the 440ml did. This very comprehensive review of the 540ml - backed by solid test data - confirms this: https://www.google.com/amp/s/hometheaterhifi.com/reviews/vinyl/turntable-accessories/audio-technica-vm540ml-phono-cartridge-review/amp/. Note they use a SL1200 for this test. The 540ML and the 740ML share the same generator, so you only need to pay more for the 740ML if you need the extra weight of a metal body, or want to access the higher cost styli available for that model. I personally think these current AT ML stylus cartridges are astonishing value. The AT VM540ML I have here sounds wonderful - it competes with the microline equipped moving coils I have, sounding perfectly balanced, punchy and detailed.
  8. You could also look into the VM540ML or the VM740ML, both giant killers and well reviewed. Here is a link to the 740ML at Decibel: http://www.decibelhifi.com.au/audio-technica-vm740ml-moving-magnet-cartridge
  9. Indeed. And importantly, it is capable of better sound than many new starter decks, indeed a serviced SL7/10/15 with a top notch p mount cartridge is a very serious deck in its own right. I used to run an SL7 with a Technics 310MC - quite a combo. This is a great price. GLWTS
  10. I loved MD, it was so fun to make compilation discs with them. I also used them to record band practice etc at the time. Sadly I sold all my players / recorders, including my beloved Sony MZ R50, though I have some old discs around still. I do have two rare pre-recorded MDs here - a Rosanne Cash album, and I still have a sealed (gulp) Mariah Carey album 😊.
  11. I agree that this is the easiest / cheapest upgrade if the TT is fitted with an OM5 - the OM20 will be quite a step up.
  12. Look forward to reading this comparison, particularly with that AT33ptg cartridge.
  13. I have also been shocked by new vinyl prices, including the supposed "sale" vinyl at JB Hifi. What I don't get is that many of the new presses are derived from a digital master, and many of these files are available for purchase elsewhere as 24 bit files, at sometimes less than half the price of the vinyl (for example Billie Eilish's "When we fall asleep... " which was $50 on vinyl in JB this week, but is available as a 24/44 file for about $20). By definition, regardless of the quality of one's rig, the vinyl will be inferior because of the limitations of the vinyl format - unless something is wrong with the 24 bit digital file you are comparing it to. Just to be clear, I don't mean to say all new vinyl records have to sound worse. I know there are special pressings etc out there, I have some myself. (I recently bought one of the Gillian Welch vinyl releases, which is a completely analogue master). But many new releases I just don't get, particularly where a high quality digital file is available cheaper . Of course, I understand that SQ isn't driving much of the current demand for new vinyl, but a range of other factors - packaging, fashion etc.
  14. Such a great deck at a great price. I wish I had space for another turntable! GLWTS
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