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  1. Struggling with overpowered headphone amp....

    Hey guys! Looking for some advice here.

    I've got a HiFiMan EF2A tubed DAC/headphone amp. I really love the little thing. Cool design, solid knobs and switches, RCA inputs, and plenty of power. ...
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    Need Help Just took the VPI Traveler home tonight, and...

    Just took the VPI Traveler home tonight, and finished setting it up a couple albums ago. I'm very, very happy with it. It's a very handsome turntable with a great sound! Looking forward to many...
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    Need Help Thanks for the recommendations! I'll keep my...

    Thanks for the recommendations! I'll keep my eyes (and ears) out for those. For now I'm going with the Dynavector, which has recommendations from several sources on the internet as well as the...
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    Need Help Well I did a lot of listening to the Rega RP6 and...

    Well I did a lot of listening to the Rega RP6 and the VPI Traveler today and it was a pretty tough choice. The RP6's cartridge was Rega's match for it (I forgot the name) and the Traveler was...
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    Need Help That's one way of looking at it, sure. However,...

    That's one way of looking at it, sure. However, the tables are very close in price and I'm a big believer in system synergy, so I'll follow his lead on this for now. If I get the sense that he's...
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    Need Help That would have been my thought initially, but...

    That would have been my thought initially, but I'm looking to buy a cartridge to go with the table. The man I spoke to at the shop said he has different cartridge recommendations for each table, so...
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    Need Help I'll be demoing a Rega RP6 and a VPI Traveler on...

    I'll be demoing a Rega RP6 and a VPI Traveler on Saturday!
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    Need Help Yeah I'm definitely considering used as well. ...

    Yeah I'm definitely considering used as well. Paying a visit to a local stereo shop on Saturday and hopefully they have some nice used models in stock.
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    Need Help Thanks for the input, guys! I should clarify;...

    Thanks for the input, guys! I should clarify; the budget I gave is for TT only. I'll probably be looking for a cartridge in the range of $100-250 for now, and I already have a phono preamp. I'll...
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    Need Help Looking for my first serious turntable!

    I'm currently in the market for a turntable (with a cartridge). My budget is $1000-$1500. I am very strongly considering the VPI Traveler, having read an absolutely glowing review from...
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    Need Help Thanks for the help. I didn't realize the...

    Thanks for the help. I didn't realize the electronics would be so simple! I'll take a look at disassembling the motor and making sure it's nice and clean.
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    Need Help I cleaned and lubricated the platter bearing and...

    I cleaned and lubricated the platter bearing and leveled the thing best I could. I'll check the motor pulley itself... hadn't thought of that! But won't there be some capacitors that will affect...
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    Need Help Thanks for clearing that up for me, agfrost! ...

    Thanks for clearing that up for me, agfrost! These unit prefixes still confuse me sometimes haha

    I'm doing some shopping. Do these look suitable, I wonder?...
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    Need Help Re-Capping Pioneer Turntable

    I've been gradually working on restoring my mom's old Pioneer PL-A45D turntable. So far I've cleaned and re-lubricated the platter bearing, replaced the belt, and replaced the stylus. Now, I think...
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    Need Help Well I've just placed an order at Madisound for a...

    Well I've just placed an order at Madisound for a set of ClarityCap ESA capacitors as well as an order at Sonic Craft for the Mills resistors and some Cardas Quad-Eutectic solder. I also bought 12...
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    Need Help Tannoy D100 Mods?

    For a while now, I've been planning on re-capping my Tannoy D100 bookshelf speakers. Fortunately, the crossover design is quite simple and should be relatively inexpensive and easy for a first-time...
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    Just my two cents: I bought an MC-100B from a...

    Just my two cents:

    I bought an MC-100B from a Canadian seller (tabnaac) and if that's where you're looking I think you'd be hard-pressed to find better service. That seller is very helpful and...
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    Need Help I've browsed some of your threads and ogled...

    I've browsed some of your threads and ogled plenty of your crossover photos, VR3, and I had hoped you'd weigh in on this haha

    I'm not much of a tweaker (yet), and I don't think space will be a...
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    Need Help Making external passive crossovers?

    I'm planning my first crossover upgrade, i.e. replacing the caps and resistors in my Tannoy D100 standmounts. I've been playing with the idea of making passive external networks since I've heard...
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    Need Help (to tonyb and others:) Just to clarify my...

    (to tonyb and others:) Just to clarify my original post, he's looking for 2-channel, most likely an integrated amp (possibly pre/power combo if the price is right). We only had the Onkyo receiver...
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    Need Help I'd definitely have him consider Yaqin, but he...

    I'd definitely have him consider Yaqin, but he seems to be leaning more towards solid state at the moment. I'm very happy with my MC-100B and it's a name we'll be keeping in mind.
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    Need Help Emo for a new enthusiast??

    Since I bought Tannoy D100 speakers and a Yaqin MC-100B integrated tube amp, my Onkyo home theater receiver and Polk Monitor 40s have been used by my younger brother, who is just starting to get into...
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    Need Help Well, I've got most of my materials. One detail...

    Well, I've got most of my materials. One detail remains to be worked out, though. I'm still a bit iffy on spikes and the size/shape of the bottom plate. Besides trial and error, is there any way...
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    Need Help I was thinking rubber O-rings would be a good...

    I was thinking rubber O-rings would be a good idea to incorporate into my design. I think I've seen the design you're talking about and I certainly did like the idea. Definitely a concept I'll keep...
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    Need Help I do like the allthread idea, the more I think...

    I do like the allthread idea, the more I think about it. I'll probably need to buy a hole saw drill bit in order to do the countersinking thing, unless the one I do have happens to be the right...
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