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  1. savatage1973 replied to the thread Help w/ my Marantz 2245 .. i am bummed !!!.

    Probably weren't there when he picked it off the curb, out of the dumpster, or paid $5 for it at a yard sale because it wasn't working....

    Jun 21, 2018 at 1:14 PM
  2. savatage1973 replied to the thread Just a bad master?.

    This is so true, especially with albums that were recorded in several different studios with several different mastering engineers and...

    Jun 21, 2018 at 10:25 AM
  3. savatage1973 liked empirelvr's post in the thread Just a bad master?.

    Yes, this has happened to me. The truth is, while we like to think that vintage vinyl was mastered with utmost care and by absolute...

    Jun 21, 2018 at 8:10 AM
  4. savatage1973 replied to the thread Just a bad master?.

    Be interesting to listen to an alternate source (other than vinyl) to hear if the distortion is present--maybe a CD or streaming. It...

    Jun 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM
  5. savatage1973 replied to the thread one lady owner.

    Reminds me of a a classified ad I saw for a car years ago--don't even remember what model--"only driven on Saturdays by a little old...

    Jun 21, 2018 at 7:36 AM
  6. savatage1973 replied to the thread Magnetism question.

    No engineer or physicist here, but I would have to guess (and this is only a semi-educated guess) that it would affect the "shape" or...

    Jun 21, 2018 at 7:31 AM
  7. savatage1973 replied to the thread Dirty little eBay trick.

    Not all that uncommon. Dirty trick--yes, but not much you can do about it. I have also seen auctions terminated right before their end...

    Jun 21, 2018 at 7:25 AM
  8. savatage1973 replied to the thread Just a bad master?.

    I'll have to respectfully disagree on this one. The OP has tried the same album on multiple TT/cart set-ups and hears the same...

    Jun 21, 2018 at 7:09 AM
  9. savatage1973 replied to the thread DAC Image/Stage Differences?.

    I agree with the above posts, but mostly so with the importance of the analogue output stage. A DAC performs two functions--converts a...

    Jun 21, 2018 at 6:56 AM
  10. savatage1973 liked E-Stat's post in the thread DAC Image/Stage Differences?.

    Amen! The vast majority use op amps in the analog stage which I find less desirable than using discrete devices that don't require...

    Jun 21, 2018 at 6:45 AM
  11. savatage1973 liked fredgarvin's post in the thread DAC Image/Stage Differences?.

    Chips aside, it's the quality of the analog output stage and the power supply that contribute the most in a better sounding DAC.

    Jun 21, 2018 at 6:45 AM
  12. savatage1973 replied to the thread Help w/ my Marantz 2245 .. i am bummed !!!.

    NO, NO, NO, NOOOOO!!!!--do NOTHING until you have heard back from the seller regarding a potential resolution. By opening the unit...

    Jun 21, 2018 at 6:40 AM
  13. savatage1973 replied to the thread Dual Spindle Clips.

    Any auto parts store or decent hardware store will have them for a few cents apiece.

    Jun 20, 2018 at 3:24 PM
  14. savatage1973 replied to the thread New CDP?.

    Lots of options out there, but at this point, I'd be inclined to go with a less expensive CDP with a solid transport and an external...

    Jun 20, 2018 at 7:30 AM
  15. savatage1973 replied to the thread New System For Spare Bedroom--Assembling Today's Project.

    It appears that I do! The system is more than adequate for its intended purpose, and in all silver faceplates, quite attractive as well.

    Jun 20, 2018 at 7:20 AM