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  1. mjw21a liked needlestein's post in the thread Okay, now what?.

    Thanks for the input and thanks for the help! Every clue brings me closer to a solution! This turns out (no pun intended) to be more...

    Jan 19, 2018 at 5:31 PM
  2. mjw21a liked Mister Pig's post in the thread Okay, now what?.

    Got an Ortofon catalog the othrr day. It had an image of a device that looks to be what you need. [ATTACH]

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  3. mjw21a liked ScooterMcTav's post in the thread Okay, now what?.

    You mentioned air gap though. I have to think that if there is any play in the wires vis-a-vis the lobes that it will be absorbing...

    Jan 19, 2018 at 5:30 PM
  4. mjw21a liked needlestein's post in the thread Okay, now what?.

    The air gaps reduce efficiency which I'm sure correlates to reduced voltage output. I've read the Wikipedia article on coils a million...

    Jan 19, 2018 at 5:27 PM
  5. mjw21a liked needlestein's post in the thread Okay, now what?.

    I got it all assembled and rewired last night. Couldn't help myself. The good news is that I got the connections right. According to...

    Jan 19, 2018 at 5:25 PM
  6. mjw21a replied to the thread The Valab LCR-1 Phono Stage Arrived Today..

    I've found the same myself. The optimum gain to get the best from a cartridge gives me more volume than I can achieve through my digital...

    Jan 19, 2018 at 4:49 PM
  7. mjw21a liked fiddlefye's post in the thread The Valab LCR-1 Phono Stage Arrived Today..

    While I'm sure that with endless amounts of time a resources someone could sort out why the interactions between the components in the...

    Jan 19, 2018 at 4:42 PM
  8. mjw21a liked muovimies's post in the thread The Valab LCR-1 Phono Stage Arrived Today..

    There's also burning in your brain for new components - at least personally I've noticed unless the leap in quality is fairly clear (and...

    Jan 19, 2018 at 4:42 PM
  9. mjw21a liked Mister Pig's post in the thread The Valab LCR-1 Phono Stage Arrived Today..

    One thing I will say is that it is important to pay attention to the gain structure of the analog chain. One thing I noticed last night...

    Jan 19, 2018 at 4:41 PM
  10. mjw21a liked ripblade's post in the thread The Valab LCR-1 Phono Stage Arrived Today..

    Mark Levinson burned in their components back when he owned the company. It wasn't to affect change in SQ so much as to guarantee that...

    Jan 19, 2018 at 4:38 PM
  11. mjw21a liked SPEC2man's post in the thread The Valab LCR-1 Phono Stage Arrived Today..

    5 AM in Vancouver and my eyes are barely open ... Mr. Pig has likely been up all night spinning. If anyone can pull a gem out of the...

    Jan 19, 2018 at 4:38 PM
  12. mjw21a liked Gibsonian's post in the thread The Valab LCR-1 Phono Stage Arrived Today..

    From my little bit of experience with the Valab company they do a nice job, esp with value for your dollar. I owned the 4395 Platinum...

    Jan 19, 2018 at 4:36 PM
  13. mjw21a replied to the thread The Valab LCR-1 Phono Stage Arrived Today..

    Those are bogan pigs.... You get bogans in every race. Please don't define us by the worst of our kind. That's kind of like saying...

    Jan 19, 2018 at 4:46 AM
  14. mjw21a replied to the thread The Valab LCR-1 Phono Stage Arrived Today..

    Pigs are known to love quality and have good taste.... Our job used to be to find truffles back in the day ;)

    Jan 19, 2018 at 3:44 AM
  15. mjw21a replied to the thread The Valab LCR-1 Phono Stage Arrived Today..

    A few of the blokes on Stereonet have run and resold them citing rolled off highs. There's also another fellow on there owns the very...

    Jan 18, 2018 at 10:28 PM