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by Ron The Mon
2019-10-17 18:50
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Tony Tune-age System
Replies: 133
Views: 225688

Ekos SE/1 Status Update?

(over four weeks ago.) I'm upgrading my Ekos SE tonearm for the Ekos SE/1 tonearm. In addition, I'm upgrading my Akurate Radkal for the Klimax Radikal as well. I'm hoping this project will be completed within a week or two. Details and pictures will be provided. Any progress or are you still hoping...
by Ron The Mon
2019-10-02 06:42
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: My system up in Aberdeenshire
Replies: 11
Views: 2304

Dee 2 Ehh

Richard, I know it's too late to give you advice but maybe someone else can benefit from my experience. When the Linn Ikemi came out, it provided better sound than the Karik/Numerik. Many dealers ended up with traded-in Numeriks. My dealer had four used Numeriks at one point. I took the "best" (newe...
by Ron The Mon
2019-10-02 05:11
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265677

Apple vs. Pineapple

Please remember Charlie1 is not comparing the new AT-VM95E (or C or EN or ML) to a Linn K9. He is only comparing the "VMN" versions, meaning stylus-only on a Linn K-9 body. He is also not entirely clear on break-in period times of the styli compared. 27 hours is the minimum break-in time needed. Any...
by Ron The Mon
2019-09-18 23:00
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Tony Tune-age System
Replies: 133
Views: 225688

Hmmmmmm!

ThomasOK wrote:
2019-09-17 23:03
I've always wondered about the Ron Smith aerials too. Now you have to get one and let us know how they compare! ;-)
Tom,
I was going to respond "this will never happen", but occasionally odd items come up used at low prices.

Who knows?

I will report back.

Ron The Mon
by Ron The Mon
2019-09-18 22:49
Forum: HiFi
Topic: "Dual mono" and True Dual Mono
Replies: 29
Views: 1542

Lejonklou v Naim

Fredrik, Any prior post of mine should in no way be construed to claim Naim superior to any Lejonklou amps; regardless of the way they are earthed. I have not done such a comparison. I have listened to Naim and Lejonklou products both long and short-term. I have never directly compared them. Both ar...
by Ron The Mon
2019-09-18 21:54
Forum: HiFi
Topic: "Dual mono" and True Dual Mono
Replies: 29
Views: 1542

NOT FUNNY

...search: audiophile club athens,... in the video you see how to do it - this guy knows it (its really funny) ;) I watched your linked video and it saddens me. What I wrote above is not funny or a joke. It is based on science and current U.S. electrical code. If you wish to mock me and call me a f...
by Ron The Mon
2019-09-18 20:43
Forum: HiFi
Topic: "Dual mono" and True Dual Mono
Replies: 29
Views: 1542

Lightning and Grounding

So apparently we need to go and reconnect the grounds on our electrical poles now. Probably best not to attempt during a lightning storm. Most likely. Not true. Yes, you might need to climb your local electrical pole to get better sound. Lightning/electricity always takes the path of least resistan...
by Ron The Mon
2019-09-18 19:40
Forum: HiFi
Topic: "Dual mono" and True Dual Mono
Replies: 29
Views: 1542

"Dual mono", True Dual Mono, and Proper Grounding

but would they not meet each other in the source component as soon as you use a digital source? Yes, and there lies the dilemma... Would it work to disconnect the ground wire in one of the RCAs going to the preamp? Would that cause other problems? An easy solution is to buy an all-Naim system and u...
by Ron The Mon
2019-09-17 06:52
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Tony Tune-age System
Replies: 133
Views: 225688

SE/1 and ST-2

Unofficially named? Really? OK, you got me on that one. How about have Linn officially admitted the Ekos SE/1 is better sounding than the Ekos SE? :}) I've been thinking of mounting my big, multi-element TV antenna up on the roof for years so I could really hear what the Kremlin can do on those few...
by Ron The Mon
2019-09-14 17:45
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Tony Tune-age System
Replies: 133
Views: 225688

Magnum Dynalab ST-2 and Linn Ekos SE

I'm still deciding which antenna to purchase. Ultimately, it will depend on which one fits into my music room the best, and how much cable will be required. However, this project has recently taken a back seat temporarily. I've had an ST-2 for 26 years and it has been one of my best hi-fi purchases...
by Ron The Mon
2019-09-14 16:30
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 27
Views: 1784

AT-VM95 and JICO Photos

I added a photo of the new line in the opening post, which I should have put there in the first place. https://blog.audio-technica.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Audio-Solutions-Question-of-the-Week-What-Are-the-New-Features-of-the-AT-VM95-Series-Cartridges-2.png Below is the LP GEAR line of styli ...
by Ron The Mon
2019-09-14 01:21
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 27
Views: 1784

and The Winner Is...

https://www.audio-technica.com/vm95seriescartridges/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw_OzrBRDmARIsAAIdQ_LI_ULrq3J95hcwsRv8CyWlpagSntqAUBuoiFsW0qMEechp5uM8k_saAvGNEALw_wcB I'll bet every penny on the Nude Elliptical option. Not having heard any of them, apart from the clips presented here DING DING DING WINNER WINNER,...
by Ron The Mon
2019-09-13 23:51
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 27
Views: 1784

Overture Audio Apologies and Such

Tom, I owe you and Overture Audio an apology. I wrote my initial post here like you were just another guy on this Forum. I had forgotten how kind you, Keith, TJ, and Craig have been to me over the years. Even though I have spent a fair amount of cash at Overture Audio and sent quite a few buying cus...
by Ron The Mon
2019-09-13 17:27
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 27
Views: 1784

AT-VM95 Torque Settings

May you send me via pm the torque setting etc.? Matteo, Do you have a Richmont Sturtevant CAL36/4? I have one, plus a borrowed Wera, and a model I got for ten dollars at Aldi. I do not have the values handy as I'd been scribbling on the backs of envelopes and this was three months back. I did not e...
by Ron The Mon
2019-09-13 03:04
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 27
Views: 1784

Ron The Mon's AT-VM95 Testimonial

I now have a reverence for the AT95E but it always wasn't this way. I have to thank Tom O'Keefe for his help along the way. For those not aware, Tom O'Keefe ("ThomasOK" here) is the United States Lejonklou distributor, salesman at Overture Audio in Ann Arbor Michigan, torque-master supreme, King Cri...
by Ron The Mon
2019-09-13 00:16
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 27
Views: 1784

The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E

This subject topic includes all variants of the current AT-VM95 line and its' predecessors including older non-compatible Audio Technica models. Also included here will be discussions of the Linn K5, K9, and K18. Source-first discussions and phono stages relating are also welcome and expected. https...
by Ron The Mon
2019-09-12 20:25
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265677

Let's Play!

beck wrote:
2019-09-12 19:52
So just go for it Ron! I do not mind. :-)
You're going to regret writing that.
by Ron The Mon
2019-09-12 18:36
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265677

AT-VM95E WITH HEADLINE? ☠️☠️☠️☠️

STOP CHANGING THE HEADLINE!! I get confused and I am actually proud of the original one even though it is long! :-) beck, I change subject titles for three reasons; First is just to have fun for myself. It is entertaining to me to apply a pun or two or three. Sometimes it's just an inside joke only...
by Ron The Mon
2019-09-10 16:40
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265677

Ittok LVIII!!

The Ekos1 came out in 1988. That with a K9/AT-VM95 is a much better value than an Ittok with any other cartridge. It's actually an LVIII mk 1 so older than some Ekos arms. I just love the look of the LP12 with Ittok - sometimes it's not just about the music for me. The funny thing is back in late 8...
by Ron The Mon
2019-09-10 15:42
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265677

AT Unleashed

They are much closer to my ears now and I'm properly enjoying music with the ML for the first time - it seems to have cleared some threshold for enjoyment. The K9 still makes a bit more sense of it all but this is still great fun. Charlie1, I agree. I know the deck could be upgraded with all sorts ...
by Ron The Mon
2019-09-10 03:48
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265677

Roof

I haven't yet listened to any of the new VMN models, but as the old 95E was such a steal and I've recommended it to so many vinyl enthusiasts, for decades now, I am genuinely interested and happy to hear that you find the new design even better. Can I make this a separate thread? I think it deserve...
by Ron The Mon
2019-09-09 23:57
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265677

To E or Not to E...

I had an E before the K9 but found the inner groove distortion too much. Charlie, An ATN95 E or VMN95 E stylus? I have been listening to many "AT95" comparisons over many past months and every comparison has surprised me with different results than I expected. I am still not finished as I purchased...
by Ron The Mon
2019-08-09 04:39
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265677

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

B here too. For me it's upright vs grand -A sounds ok until you listen to B, then you realise that A is (more than) a bit one dimensional. A just presents the main note that's struck whereas B includes the other notes in the chord and resonances that makes it sound like a real piano, piece, and per...
by Ron The Mon
2019-07-30 03:51
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265677

What's Going On?

I've discovered something that was not quite equal in the last comparison. Can anybody hear a difference? Track 1 (again!): A: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xfe2i7m8bka6ps1/20190729_202625.mp4?dl=0 B: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6oim6dloytr0bu1/20190729_202916.mp4?dl=0 Are we back to iTunes vs. JRiver? "...
by Ron The Mon
2019-07-25 01:06
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265677

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

David,
Did you pull the old switch-a-roo?

On Track 1, B is better. On track 2, A is better.

Ron The Mon