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  1. Great to hear the Shure M55EM is sounding good. Its an older design (some info here) so probably worth keeping an ear out for distortion as the stylus may be worn after all these years. In addition to the advice from @aussievintage , you might also consider an upgrade replacement stylus from Jico, which are available at relatively low cost - eg https://www.lpgear.com/product/SHN055VLIMPL.html . This stylus should be better than the original.
  2. A really useful observation. An interesting question for me is , given all the inherent flaws of vinyl, why do some recordings still sound best on LP? This anomaly is why (or at least one important reason why) so many of us audio folk continue to persist with vinyl as a medium. It is of course about the mastering, but why these mastering decisions are made is a mystery to me. Has anyone done a side by side comparison of the eponymous album on CD vs the vinyl? I only have the vinyl version of this - the 1988 DMM version @TravellingTT refers to - so I can't compare.
  3. Thanks for this share. Very sad, but nice to learn a bit more about the brothers.
  4. Fantastic price, cheapest transmission lines around! How do they sound? I have been curious about them for a while, but could never fit them in my place. Though after reading your thread I am wondering if I should reassess my appraoch! 😊
  5. Truly wild thread and journey. Love it, thanks for sharing. Is that a Sony transmission line - SS TL5?
  6. I was a bit surprised. I am a pretty chilled out person and follow forum rules - never been given a warning before on any online forum. But, just to emphasise - I am not having a go at the mods. They are doing a thankless job which helps us to enjoy this community, and the classifieds are high volume and must be difficult to categorise. However, in this case I hope we can have some certainty!
  7. So I wanted to start this discussion again, as I remain confused 😊. A few weeks ago I posted a listing in the classifieds for two phono cartridges, which I listed in "Stereo, Home Cinema and Headphones". I only posted them in this section because I had seen several cartridges posted there and I had assumed this issue had been resolved. However, I apparently I got it wrong, and apparently cartridges should be an ""accessory." Not only that, I was also hit with two formal warnings for my error. So learning my lesson, today I dutifully p
  8. Audio Technica AT32E Moving Coil Cartridge. 0.2 x 0.7 mil nude square shank diamond mounted on a beryllium cantilever. Includes stylus guard, box, manual and little AT screwdriver. I have had this cartridge for about 20 years and used it sparingly in a SME 3012 tonearm. Unknown hours before I received this but this sounds clean.
  9. I remember drooling over these when they were new. Wish I had space for these rare beauties. GLWTS.
  10. Further information: Technics 300MC Moving Coil Cartridge. Nude elliptical stylus mounted on a tapered Titanium Nitride pipe cantilever . This has Technics' coreless twin ring coil and one point suspension. Includes stylus guard and I will also include an old cartridge box / case to store it. Unknown hours but as you can see this is very clean. I bought this about 6 months ago as I was curious. It sounds marvellous - a touch warm, but with a punchiness that I also recall hearing from its boron cantilevered sibling - the 310MC. Photos:
  11. Further information: Audio Technica AT32E Moving Coil Cartridge. 0.2 x 0.7 mil nude square shank diamond mounted on a beryllium cantilever. Includes stylus guard, box, manual and little AT screwdriver. I have had this cartridge for about 20 years and used it sparingly in a SME 3012 tonearm. Unknown hours before I received this but this sounds clean.
  12. Great stuff, looking forward to hearing how it goes in your system!
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