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  1. SOLD: FS: RCA Red Base 5692 Pair

    They're probably gone, but I'll take them if not.
  2. For what it's worth, this would be my approach: Put one amp in system. Listen exclusively to this amp for several weeks so you know the sound intimately. Now put the other amp in the system and listen exclusively to it for a few weeks. Swap the first amp back in for a while and ask yourself which setup moved you the most?
  3. I don't think so. When I said double the price, I wasn't being literal. OK, more than double the price. $3300 for MM only version and extra $850 for MM/MC.
  4. The GA Reference is double the OP's budget of $1500.
  5. All I know about Aural Thrills is I tried some of their interconnects a few years back and I can't say that I was very impressed with the build quality, though they were inexpensive. Maybe their phono stage is OK, maybe not, but I reckon it's a gamble.
  6. Amazon vinyl sales - any good?

    Most of what I want is about double the price I can get it for from their US and UK sites, even with the postage factored in. About what I expected. Aussies always get gouged.
  7. Friends of Fidelity SMARTractor

    @Hensa thanks for the reply. I gonna save my pennies and get one.
  8. It's started to happen again, in a small way.
  9. Is that because you feel that the new audio note tantalums surpass them?
  10. Friends of Fidelity SMARTractor

    I've been thinking for some time that I'd like to get myself a SMARTractor. Generally I have used a printed out arc protractor but have always wanted to upgrade to a decent tool such as this, when I can find the funds. For my SME M2-12R arm I have been using the supplied template and aligning as per the SME method of moving the arm via the sliding mechanism until the cantilever lines up; can anyone tell me what alignment this corresponds to though? What do other owners of SME arms do? Although very quick and easy, I have doubts as to the precision of the SME method, versus the use of a proper alignment protractor like this one.
  11. Yikes!!! I just took delivery of one of these units. Maybe I'd better open it up and check it has the right transformers before I use it.
  12. If the mastering is awful I prefer a warm MM cartridge (e.g. an old Shure) to make it listenable.
  13. Final Brand List Is In!

    OK, that's good. So, DeVore Fidelity needs to be added to the brand list. I heard the O96's in Sydney and was well impressed.
  14. Final Brand List Is In!

    Is Bill Mclean still coming down?
  15. Final Brand List Is In!

    Line Magnetic has dropped off the list.