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    Need Help apologies, Signature was my older Grado, the...

    apologies, Signature was my older Grado, the current model on my TT is Grado Reference
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    Need Help Many years ago I sold every cartridge under the...

    Many years ago I sold every cartridge under the sun. The Grado Signature MM is best bet in your price range... plan on spending twice that if you want a better well balanced MC from Dynavector or...
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    Need Help answering the question...

    the original question was basically what can be done about music sounding bad
    out of a laptop... lets answer that

    1. the PC audio section of a laptop is often low grade, under powered,...
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    Review old style burson regulators

    partsconnexion is selling the old Burson regulators at $20/$25.

    http://www.partsconnexion.com/regulator_burson.html
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    Audio Mystics vs Audio Scientists

    I love this link, I've been noticing for a while on audiogon that many who comment there are "audi mystics" and not applying unbiased science in their attempts to compare and identify a better audio...
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    Need Help tube dampers help

    I'm using Pearl tube dampers with my CJ PV-10A (admittedly smaller tubes than a power amp section), they are inexpensive (~$10 each), help eliminate high frequency edge and give you a more solid low...
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    Review Guys a question. I've done some playing around...

    Guys a question. I've done some playing around with the Nichicon Fine Gold caps in some of my other gear. On the Hafler DH-200
    PA-3D board and on the boards for the Oppo-Dv970HD I replaced all...
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    I have been down the path praedet has been down,...

    I have been down the path praedet has been down, albeit with a windows 7 64 bit solution. Basically processing speed, fast hardware, stripping of caching/cycle stealing processes, minimal environment...
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    Need Help Oppo DV90-HD power supply upgrade?

    Does anyone have experience upgrading the power supply of an Oppo DV-970HD? I've recently played around with replacing all the audio path and power supply bipolar caps with Nichicon Fine Gold and...
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    Review echidna, 100uf is a pretty big value, are you...

    echidna, 100uf is a pretty big value, are you sure you don't mean pf?

    At this point I have completely replaced all my cables, using some Analysis Plus Oval One
    and Audioquest Black Mamba II from...
  11. Thread: CJ Upgrades

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    Need Help PV-10A update pictures

    Ok, some pictures, not great quality because my digital camera died and I had to use my phone. The tube sockets also came in, I've installed them, effect is more subtle than the other changes......
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    Need Help Wow. Got the Multicaps and EIC socket installed...

    Wow. Got the Multicaps and EIC socket installed today... the magic is back. Rolled highs are no longer there and plenty of punch... the CJ may be back in my audio chain again. In removing the power...
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    Review decided based on echidnas comments to buy some...

    decided based on echidnas comments to buy some better cables... always been a skeptic when it comes to digital cables. Bought some Monster cable M850 digital cables (both RCA and toslink). The...
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    Need Help So I have bypass caps, EIC connector, power cord,...

    So I have bypass caps, EIC connector, power cord, and tube sockets on order. Will post before and after pictures as well as any audible differences. Hoping the sockets and EIC power connector will...
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    Need Help I may not understand what those black plastic...

    I may not understand what those black plastic pieces are for. They have some better quality sockets listed but they appear to require an adaptor which I agree look to be a nuisance. I think this...
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    Need Help PV10A = with phono section PV10AL = line stage...

    PV10A = with phono section
    PV10AL = line stage only

    Also contemplating changing out the tube sockets... gotta be bad news considering age (looseness, corrosion) and what appear to be gi issue...
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    Need Help when I talked to RHB, they mentioned two options,...

    when I talked to RHB, they mentioned two options, line stage only Ultralinear upgrade (basically a new circuit) at about 650 for my model and a like price for power supply upgrade. So not cheap...
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    Need Help CJ is now advertising that they use a proprietary...

    CJ is now advertising that they use a proprietary Teflon capacitor

    http://www.conradjohnson.com/It_just_sounds_right/cap_upgrades.html

    anyone know if there is a similiar manufacturer out there?...
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    Review BTB i did buy a PS Audio Jewel power cable and...

    BTB i did buy a PS Audio Jewel power cable and use with the Adcom, definite improvement in base and percussive transients. So will be buying a few more and adding IEC connectors to my CJ-PV10A, and...
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    Review actually I've done the full upgrade in this...

    actually I've done the full upgrade in this thread, and have enjoyed since about May last year. But with my speaker upgrade to MG1.7's there is no mercy shown to bad inputs. While experimenting with...
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    Review Trying to remedy "digititus" on violins and...

    Trying to remedy "digititus" on violins and aggressive edge on combined female vocalists. The Genki analog out reduces this compared to the Adcom mod output but loses high frequency sheen/air. Toying...
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    Review Hmm, so basically if I'm using a Linn Genki the...

    Hmm, so basically if I'm using a Linn Genki the clocking should be good and whatever I
    hear has nothing to do with jitter?
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    Review Arrgh. Seems the Monster Cable M650i cables have...

    Arrgh. Seems the Monster Cable M650i cables have quite a grip and the inexpensive RCA outer metal contacts on the GDA-600 crimped into place couldn't hold on. Looks like I'll be doing an unplanned...
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    Review is it possible to improve the clock in Adcom GDA-600?

    I've been playing with PC audio for the last 4 months, a learning experience which has shown me how insidiously destructive jitter is to lifelike musical reproduction. I have reached the point now...
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    Need Help After playing around between 16 bit and 20bit...

    After playing around between 16 bit and 20bit recordings the musical difference of more bits is very evident. Since the aged Adcom 600 is only a 20 bit DAC I've decided to try a complete bypass of...
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