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Tonearm quandry

February 28, 2011 // 2 Comments

It’s not like it’s an emergency or anything, but at some point, some day, I’m going to want to upgrade the tonearm on my Dr. Feickert Blackbird turntable. [...]

I Hate FedEx

February 8, 2011 // 1 Comment

Did I mention that I sold my awesome Sumiko Blackbird Cartridge? I was just sitting in the box, looking lonely, so I AudiogoN’d it. Went out last week and the lucky [...]

VTF and a Cadenza Update

December 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

I got my Ortofon Cadenza Black a month or so back and, quite frankly, have not been terribly impressed. The sound quality I heard from this cartridge at RMAF was simply not [...]

New Cartridge!

December 6, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Ortofon Cadenza Black is now on the table and breaking in. So far, the sound is worthy of a lacquered string of superlatives hung around the neck of an exclamation point. [...]

Turntable 101

November 15, 2010 // 3 Comments

There are a lot of industry folks current wringing hands and gnashing teeth over the state of the audio marketplace. The only new customers are old. Apple’s iPod & [...]