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Old 12-10-2007, 09:41 PM
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Is it me, or do most people use this forum to sell items?

Is this not agains't forum rules?

Anyway, I look forward to the reviews of my audio clips!
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Old 12-10-2007, 10:51 PM
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i don't sell too often....

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Old 12-11-2007, 05:02 PM
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if any one is trying to sell old wire as godlike improvements they are completely losing the plot ?
if its only $40 dollars then yes it may be a placebo like tweak upgrade but i have pure silver headshell leads on one of my headshells and that does not make a difference that can be a b x -ed realiably so it is not a real improvement.
sorry but this is bull shite.
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:27 PM
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Well I've had a good listen and I cannot hear any difference at all between these 3 clips.

Don't know what the actual differences in headshell wires are but there it is.

Would be interested to see if anyone else can spot anything.

Maybe we need Shorty to post some clips for download so we can critique them.
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Old 12-12-2007, 06:32 PM
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I guess i've proved my point then!

There was actually a change of cartridge also, though only an upgraded model.

1. Audio Technica AT440ML Cartridge, Standard Technics Headshell Wire.

2. Audio Technica AT440MLa Cartridge, Audio Technica PCOCC Headshell Wire.

3. Audio Technica AT440MLa Cartridge, Standard Technics Headshell Wire.

Also the cartridge for clip 2 has been "broken in" while the other 2 were fresh out of the box, all 3 clips used different cartridges.

Other equipment used, Chord Gold Plated Phonos (Turntable), Formula Sound PM80 Mixer, Cambridge Audio Pacific Interconnect, Philips CD Writer.
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:37 PM
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[quote=djchrishiggs]I guess i've proved my point then!

Guess you have Chris.

Now all we need is for Shorty to come on the board and prove his !
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:18 PM
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Better headshells would probably make a much bigger difference than headshell wire !
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:08 PM
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virak "Better headshells would probably make a much bigger difference than headshell wire!"

How?

As long as the cartridge is correctly aligned at all angles (which may be affected by inadequate headshells) ,sufficiently isolated from external vibrations, and correctly balanced/tracked then it shouldnt make any difference to the audio output.
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Old 12-20-2007, 10:37 AM
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Why I'd rather upgrade the headshells first:
I'd get higher rigidity, different mass (if needed), better resonance properties, adjustable azimuth (no adjustmend on the Technics arm/shell at all!), and better coupling with the cartridge. Probably at less cost than for 4 tiny pieces of "audiophile" wire.

I believe an upgrade here (and matching it to your cartridge of choice) is way more significant than fooling around with wires, like a d*mn audiophool. Btw, as a bonus, better headshell wires are actually often included!
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Old 12-20-2007, 11:18 AM
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if you can't afford that, a little putty on the technics headshell is a somewhat "known" tweak to get a little more "performance" out of the stock headshells...
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Old 12-20-2007, 11:29 AM
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if you can't afford that, a little putty on the technics headshell is a somewhat "known" tweak to get a little more "performance" out of the stock headshells...
Improved coupling, and resonance damping on the cheap
SME used to sell a "special" compound (well, putty ) for improving the performance of their headshells. It was also included with their fluid damper kits (FD-200).
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Old 12-20-2007, 11:55 AM
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Have you looked into better headshells?


these Zupremes seem to have a following....
http://www.lpgear.com/Merchant2/merc...ode=HEADSHELLS


I've not gone there yet...

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