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What music are you guys listening to? I'd love to find something new!
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Here's something old that may be new to ya... One that I used to audition a lot of my gear on was either Jean Michele Jarre's Equinoxe or Oxygene (but the Telarc Labs pressings). They're both nothing but oldschool analog synth, but hit nearly every frequency! LOL Some of the stuff I'd SWEAR rolls off around 20 and there's a good bunch of 17K plus! Real good stuff though! He was originally lumped into the "New Age" genre if you could even find him in the old record stores, but if you're familiar, he's kinda like a milder Kraftwerk without vocals!
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Pick up Andreas Vollenweider's White Winds for a tasty sonic treat!
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Bro you just brought back soooo many memories! He's a Harp guy right? I had a few of his too... White Lion or Dancing Lion..Off the top of my head! Thanks for the reminder! I'm definitely going to have to "re-discover" him again!
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Tool. Man, I love these guys. I have a lot of their vinyl (Puscifer and A Perfect Circle, too). They sound great, but man, are they noisy! APC sounds nice, but given the rarity of this stuff on vinyl, I'm hugely disappointed in the quality of these pressings (Ænima goes for $200+)
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I'm big a fan. :).
A Perfect Circle is my stuff.. I serenaded my better half with APC and some NIN.
She was out of my league but Maynard helped me scoop her off her feet!
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BtW. I have McIntosh all the way around. My grandpa was a pimp for that. Best stuff on the market even to this day.

I could sell it on EBAY for a bundle. Better than New :D
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The Martin Logans were ALWAYS a favorite of mine! Cost was prohibitive at the time when I first auditioned them! LOL My first wife got my first pair of MandL "Quests" DAMN I miss them speakers!!!
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My God, they are sexy! Would love to hear them!
 Quoting: Fret Wiz


They (IMO) capitalized on Mag's idea, but greatly improved on it by not only hybridizing them by implementing a coil driven woofer, but they also wrapped their cellulose "tweeter" around a curved frame as to disperse the sound unlike shooting it straight at you like the Mags.
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Wow, your knowledge is impressive! I found and fell in love with Allisons. I have them all! I wanted to go analog, so I sought out speakers from the 70's/80's. I started with Cerwin's and graduated up from there. I'm learning a lot from you, thanks!
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Keeping it to that era, the best tip I could possibly give you would be to seek out an original set of JBL L112s. By far, the BEST speaker in that category EVER. Bar none. Everybody from the top studio producers, to the purist homeowners used them. Runner up and a bit less expensive the JBL L166 Horizon series (about half the cost, but alomst as musically accurate).


* BOTH were categorized as a "Bookshelf" speaker, but were in truth, floor standing size (studio monitor) with 12 inch woofers!

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Tool. Man, I love these guys. I have a lot of their vinyl (Puscifer and A Perfect Circle, too). They sound great, but man, are they noisy! APC sounds nice, but given the rarity of this stuff on vinyl, I'm hugely disappointed in the quality of these pressings (Ænima goes for $200+)
 Quoting: Fret Wiz


I'm big a fan. :).
A Perfect Circle is my stuff.. I serenaded my better half with APC and some NIN.
She was out of my league but Maynard helped me scoop her off her feet!
 Quoting: Paved In Chaos


There is much truth in all of his music! Your 'better half' is a lucky and wise individual to see that truth and be with someone that knows truth as well. I bet she didn't have to think too hard!

hf
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BtW. I have McIntosh all the way around. My grandpa was a pimp for that. Best stuff on the market even to this day.

I could sell it on EBAY for a bundle. Better than New :D
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DROOL, you lucky fucker!
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My God, they are sexy! Would love to hear them!
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They (IMO) capitalized on Mag's idea, but greatly improved on it by not only hybridizing them by implementing a coil driven woofer, but they also wrapped their cellulose "tweeter" around a curved frame as to disperse the sound unlike shooting it straight at you like the Mags.
 Quoting: St3v3


Wow, your knowledge is impressive! I found and fell in love with Allisons. I have them all! I wanted to go analog, so I sought out speakers from the 70's/80's. I started with Cerwin's and graduated up from there. I'm learning a lot from you, thanks!
 Quoting: Fret Wiz


Keeping it to that era, the best tip I could possibly give you would be to seek out an original set of JBL L112s. By far, the BEST speaker in that category EVER. Bar none. Everybody from the top studio producers, to the purist homeowners used them. Runner up and a bit less expensive the JBL L166 Horizon series (about half the cost, but alomst as musically accurate).


* BOTH were categorized as a "Bookshelf" speaker, but were in truth, floor standing size with 12 inch woofers!
 Quoting: St3v3


WOW, thanks! googling now!
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BtW. I have McIntosh all the way around. My grandpa was a pimp for that. Best stuff on the market even to this day.

I could sell it on EBAY for a bundle. Better than New :D
 Quoting: Paved In Chaos


Dude? SRSLY?!

Beats my ass any day. LOVE Macs stuff!
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B&D Orphean speakers
Dual velodyne 15" subs
Symphonic line RG1 on cabs
Bottlehead Paramounts on Horns
Josh Stippich 801a Preamp
Allnic LCR head amp
Forsel table w dtnavector cart
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B&D Orphean speakers
Dual velodyne 15" subs
Symphonic line RG1 on cabs
Bottlehead Paramounts on Horns
Josh Stippich 801a Preamp
Allnic LCR head amp
Forsel table w dtnavector cart
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OMG. I just wet myself!
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Figured I would jump on the bandwagon, Im mostly portable audio. My DAP is a 1st gen zune 30gb (Still running strong as ever) and for amplification I have a JDS Labs C5 Amp, A RSA Predator USB DAC/AMP, and a RSA F-35 Balance Lightning amp. My cans include: Beyerdynamic Tesla T1, Senheiser Hd 800 and Ultimate ears custom reference monitors.
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I had a pair of Infinity RS-II Reference Towers back in the 80's - nice speakers at the time. They were a work of art.

[link to www.canuckaudiomart.com]
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They are beautiful, AC! What caused you to part ways, if I may ask?
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I moved to Arizona and the heat was not too kind to them...I was sad to see them go
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Keeping it to that era, the best tip I could possibly give you would be to seek out an original set of JBL L112s. By far, the BEST speaker in that category EVER. Bar none. Everybody from the top studio producers, to the purist homeowners used them. Runner up and a bit less expensive the JBL L166 Horizon series (about half the cost, but alomst as musically accurate).


* BOTH were categorized as a "Bookshelf" speaker, but were in truth, floor standing size (studio monitor) with 12 inch woofers!
 Quoting: St3v3


So, these seem kinda basic, but I do want a pair now that you mentioned them! I love their look on the stands. I have some eBaying to do. Anyone wanna buy some Allisons, I have way too many speakers!
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B&D Orphean speakers
Dual velodyne 15" subs
Symphonic line RG1 on cabs
Bottlehead Paramounts on Horns
Josh Stippich 801a Preamp
Allnic LCR head amp
Forsel table w dtnavector cart
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Never heard of the B&Ds. B and Os yep! B and Ws too. Where are they made?
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Figured I would jump on the bandwagon, Im mostly portable audio. My DAP is a 1st gen zune 30gb (Still running strong as ever) and for amplification I have a JDS Labs C5 Amp, A RSA Predator USB DAC/AMP, and a RSA F-35 Balance Lightning amp. My cans include: Beyerdynamic Tesla T1, Senheiser Hd 800 and Ultimate ears custom reference monitors.
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How are those upper end Sennheisers? I find my 180's kind of bland!
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Keeping it to that era, the best tip I could possibly give you would be to seek out an original set of JBL L112s. By far, the BEST speaker in that category EVER. Bar none. Everybody from the top studio producers, to the purist homeowners used them. Runner up and a bit less expensive the JBL L166 Horizon series (about half the cost, but alomst as musically accurate).


* BOTH were categorized as a "Bookshelf" speaker, but were in truth, floor standing size (studio monitor) with 12 inch woofers!
 Quoting: St3v3


So, these seem kinda basic, but I do want a pair now that you mentioned them! I love their look on the stands. I have some eBaying to do. Anyone wanna buy some Allisons, I have way too many speakers!
 Quoting: Fret Wiz


[link to users.intercomm.com] Kinda basic? LOL
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Figured I would jump on the bandwagon, Im mostly portable audio. My DAP is a 1st gen zune 30gb (Still running strong as ever) and for amplification I have a JDS Labs C5 Amp, A RSA Predator USB DAC/AMP, and a RSA F-35 Balance Lightning amp. My cans include: Beyerdynamic Tesla T1, Senheiser Hd 800 and Ultimate ears custom reference monitors.
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How are those upper end Sennheisers? I find my 180's kind of bland!
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Like the UAs and the Beyer (Mics) stuff too! Thanks!!!
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Keeping it to that era, the best tip I could possibly give you would be to seek out an original set of JBL L112s. By far, the BEST speaker in that category EVER. Bar none. Everybody from the top studio producers, to the purist homeowners used them. Runner up and a bit less expensive the JBL L166 Horizon series (about half the cost, but alomst as musically accurate).


* BOTH were categorized as a "Bookshelf" speaker, but were in truth, floor standing size (studio monitor) with 12 inch woofers!
 Quoting: St3v3


So, these seem kinda basic, but I do want a pair now that you mentioned them! I love their look on the stands. I have some eBaying to do. Anyone wanna buy some Allisons, I have way too many speakers!
 Quoting: Fret Wiz


[link to users.intercomm.com] Kinda basic? LOL
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Wow, yeah. Balls deep, I need a pair!
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Figured I would jump on the bandwagon, Im mostly portable audio. My DAP is a 1st gen zune 30gb (Still running strong as ever) and for amplification I have a JDS Labs C5 Amp, A RSA Predator USB DAC/AMP, and a RSA F-35 Balance Lightning amp. My cans include: Beyerdynamic Tesla T1, Senheiser Hd 800 and Ultimate ears custom reference monitors.
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How are those upper end Sennheisers? I find my 180's kind of bland!
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They are good, but definitely not worth the price to be honest. I actually forgot to mention my brainwavz hm5s, those are definitely worth the money and don't sound much different than the $1k+ cans that I have. Very neutral cans but I like neutral, not too much emphasis on one spectrum and can easily be changed by the EQ.
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Figured I would jump on the bandwagon, Im mostly portable audio. My DAP is a 1st gen zune 30gb (Still running strong as ever) and for amplification I have a JDS Labs C5 Amp, A RSA Predator USB DAC/AMP, and a RSA F-35 Balance Lightning amp. My cans include: Beyerdynamic Tesla T1, Senheiser Hd 800 and Ultimate ears custom reference monitors.
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How are those upper end Sennheisers? I find my 180's kind of bland!
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Like the UAs and the Beyer (Mics) stuff too! Thanks!!!
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I love my beyers. Audio technica makes some good stuff too.
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Nice thread, OP. Don't know if you've visited audioasylum, but it's a great place for hi-fi. Like most sites, you have to wade through the inane to get to the gems but they're worth it. Site covers all aspects of hi end audio from cables to speakers analog and tubes, etc.

I'm running all tubes (BAT VK60 amp and 5i preap), Nottingham Spacedeck turntable w/ dynavector MK17 cart and Meadowland Shearwater speakers.

Another smaller rig is all Cayin (tubed integrated amp and ss ceedee player) with
older B&W 601 speakers.

Good listening (mofi label has some good vinyl reissues).
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Figured I would jump on the bandwagon, Im mostly portable audio. My DAP is a 1st gen zune 30gb (Still running strong as ever) and for amplification I have a JDS Labs C5 Amp, A RSA Predator USB DAC/AMP, and a RSA F-35 Balance Lightning amp. My cans include: Beyerdynamic Tesla T1, Senheiser Hd 800 and Ultimate ears custom reference monitors.
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How are those upper end Sennheisers? I find my 180's kind of bland!
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Like the UAs and the Beyer (Mics) stuff too! Thanks!!!
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I love my beyers. Audio technica makes some good stuff too.
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Audio Technica made a real good turntable cartridge! I use their interconnect RCAs.
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Figured I would jump on the bandwagon, Im mostly portable audio. My DAP is a 1st gen zune 30gb (Still running strong as ever) and for amplification I have a JDS Labs C5 Amp, A RSA Predator USB DAC/AMP, and a RSA F-35 Balance Lightning amp. My cans include: Beyerdynamic Tesla T1, Senheiser Hd 800 and Ultimate ears custom reference monitors.
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How are those upper end Sennheisers? I find my 180's kind of bland!
 Quoting: Fret Wiz


They are good, but definitely not worth the price to be honest. I actually forgot to mention my brainwavz hm5s, those are definitely worth the money and don't sound much different than the $1k+ cans that I have. Very neutral cans but I like neutral, not too much emphasis on one spectrum and can easily be changed by the EQ.
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These aren't getting a good rap on the 'net, they seem like Fischer clones, but I respect your opinion. They don't seem too neutral from people's reviews, what are the 1k cans you're comparing them to?
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Nice thread, OP. Don't know if you've visited audioasylum, but it's a great place for hi-fi. Like most sites, you have to wade through the inane to get to the gems but they're worth it. Site covers all aspects of hi end audio from cables to speakers analog and tubes, etc.

I'm running all tubes (BAT VK60 amp and 5i preap), Nottingham Spacedeck turntable w/ dynavector MK17 cart and Meadowland Shearwater speakers.

Another smaller rig is all Cayin (tubed integrated amp and ss ceedee player) with
older B&W 601 speakers.

Good listening (mofi label has some good vinyl reissues).
 Quoting: BxMac


AHHHH..The good ole' Matrix series! I was waiting for somebody to post up on them! The were a SERIOUS speaker a few years back! I haven't owned a set in years though, so I don't even know if they're still around or not... GRAET stuff you have there..ALL of it!
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Keeping it to that era, the best tip I could possibly give you would be to seek out an original set of JBL L112s. By far, the BEST speaker in that category EVER. Bar none. Everybody from the top studio producers, to the purist homeowners used them. Runner up and a bit less expensive the JBL L166 Horizon series (about half the cost, but alomst as musically accurate).


* BOTH were categorized as a "Bookshelf" speaker, but were in truth, floor standing size (studio monitor) with 12 inch woofers!
 Quoting: St3v3


So, these seem kinda basic, but I do want a pair now that you mentioned them! I love their look on the stands. I have some eBaying to do. Anyone wanna buy some Allisons, I have way too many speakers!
 Quoting: Fret Wiz


[link to users.intercomm.com] Kinda basic? LOL
 Quoting: St3v3


Wow, yeah. Balls deep, I need a pair!
 Quoting: Fret Wiz


Earlier you mentioned the Harmann stuff? Ya know, JBL was actually bought out by "Harmann International" a few years back. I guess business must be good. Is their stuff any good these days? Or you pimpin a vintage receiver?

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Nice thread, OP. Don't know if you've visited audioasylum, but it's a great place for hi-fi. Like most sites, you have to wade through the inane to get to the gems but they're worth it. Site covers all aspects of hi end audio from cables to speakers analog and tubes, etc.

I'm running all tubes (BAT VK60 amp and 5i preap), Nottingham Spacedeck turntable w/ dynavector MK17 cart and Meadowland Shearwater speakers.

Another smaller rig is all Cayin (tubed integrated amp and ss ceedee player) with
older B&W 601 speakers.

Good listening (mofi label has some good vinyl reissues).
 Quoting: BxMac


Yeah, I'm familiar w/ audioasylum, great site. I get a lot of my vinyl from acousticsounds, they're a little pricey, but their service is great.

Wow, your setup is impressive! Are those speakers 2-ways? Do you run a sub with them?
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Figured I would jump on the bandwagon, Im mostly portable audio. My DAP is a 1st gen zune 30gb (Still running strong as ever) and for amplification I have a JDS Labs C5 Amp, A RSA Predator USB DAC/AMP, and a RSA F-35 Balance Lightning amp. My cans include: Beyerdynamic Tesla T1, Senheiser Hd 800 and Ultimate ears custom reference monitors.
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How are those upper end Sennheisers? I find my 180's kind of bland!
 Quoting: Fret Wiz


They are good, but definitely not worth the price to be honest. I actually forgot to mention my brainwavz hm5s, those are definitely worth the money and don't sound much different than the $1k+ cans that I have. Very neutral cans but I like neutral, not too much emphasis on one spectrum and can easily be changed by the EQ.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26347494


These aren't getting a good rap on the 'net, they seem like Fischer clones, but I respect your opinion. They don't seem too neutral from people's reviews, what are the 1k cans you're comparing them to?
 Quoting: Fret Wiz


My Sennheisers, I'm not happy with them honestly. Those brainwavz actually use the same driver as the fa-003 but are cheaper. I have wooden cups on them too which help the sound alittle.
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Mine was all damaged from the Oklahoma Tornadoes. Snake Farm Insurance is being terrible, but after jumping thru hoops and documenting all extremely visible damage from two sf adjusters and my public adjuster and then documentation from service centers we had to drive a total of 8 hours (as we have no high end dealers close to our home) I finally have all the paperwork for these sob's to pay.

I had, Martin Logan Request speakers, purchased almost new in 99. Upgraded to new panels in 08.

Adcom 565 monoblocks tricked out in 2000 for bottom end
Burmester 956 for top

Meridian 565 pre and processor and 506.20 cd

rane thx 44 eq

NBS sig 3 cables

Yamaha 3090 for ht and surround

mk thx 150 center and rear surround

Marshall jmc800 79 gibson les paul standard black, jackson charvel mod6, regal tricone resonator guitar, really cool

I have stored German Physiks Borderland, ATC 100 passive, legacy focus, altec 9846 studio monitors ala 1970 era recording studio refugee and an old pair of vmps classic something 2

So I am about to be depreciated from HELL. Any advice on beating actual cash value ( as some equipment was perfect but aged, kind of like the owner) and replacement value?

I have a plan but would like to hear something from an experienced earth surfer.

I plan on replacing with Summit X from ML
Manley neo classic 500 tube amp, and a McIntosh c50 tube pre amp with tone controls. Might use a Wolcott Audio 440 gold amp.

I will use a media server yet to be determined, I like meridian (used)
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So, these seem kinda basic, but I do want a pair now that you mentioned them! I love their look on the stands. I have some eBaying to do. Anyone wanna buy some Allisons, I have way too many speakers!
 Quoting: Fret Wiz


[link to users.intercomm.com] Kinda basic? LOL
 Quoting: St3v3


Wow, yeah. Balls deep, I need a pair!
 Quoting: Fret Wiz


Earlier you mentioned the Harmann stuff? Ya know, JBL was actually bought out by "Harmann International" a few years back. I guess business must be good. Is their stuff any good these days? Or you pimpin a vintage receiver?
 Quoting: St3v3


Nah, nothing that sexy, just a Harman Kardon AVR 525. I'm a novice at this stuff, but eat it up!
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07/23/2013 11:37 PM

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Re: Audiophiles! Let's talk about gear and great audio production!
No, straight two-way, OP. Bit of a purist and a two channel guy (no sub for me).

Glad you know about the asylum. Another good place to get used gear at a reasonable price is at audiogon. Front owners (not the brick and mortar or online stores) offer good prices on high end gear. I've sold a lot (and bought a bit) on this site and many guys just roll gear. Again, thanks for the thread, OP.

On another note, thanks ST3. I noted you mentioned audio technica earlier and I agree with you. Some good and resonable priced carts from them. I have a Thorens 160 tt in one of my kids system and I toyed with the AT cart, but went with a reasonably price Grado. I guess that's the fun of it. Trying a lot of gear until you find the fit. All good things to you, ST3

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