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Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #38: Plan B by starboy on 2008-09-14 
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Romy  The bridge has burned down and please revoke my membership to this forum.  Drdna  I knew many a Tenor player that could improvise and move a jazz loving person to an inner experience.  When younger I would ask them how t...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #34: Internet entertainment.... by starboy on 2008-09-13 
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I would have left this alone but the facts and truth will out...1) The Mantis was well known to me and others around me before Andre joined V.E. though maybe not to you Americans.2) There are possibly 2 owners other than myself on...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #32: Audio Relief by starboy on 2008-09-13 
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drdna wrote... the Mantis is probably still thin, inner detail and no connection to sound...As you have never heard it please explain this not to me (as I write this just to amuse myself) but to yourself while smoking a Cohiba Esplendidos.Romy wrote....

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #21: Versus by starboy on 2008-09-07 
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Paul S used the same subject title I noted after placing my post. It just surprised me somewhat.Rgds all...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #20: Versus..............? by starboy on 2008-09-07 
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The Jubilee I was referring to was an Ortofon. I stated with no second thought it hit the bay. Really I should not presume that as maybe it was a first or hundreth thought.A review of the Mantis from the former Jubilee owner is below.http://www.vinyl...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #17: Hybrid by starboy on 2008-09-07 
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RomyBy hearing the rest of the Shelter line you will eliminate that curiousity and may find the answer also. Methinks the Shelter line will increase in time and become as confusing as the ZYX state of affairs.Mr Hanekom may also have some answers to ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #15: Reference cartridge by starboy on 2008-09-07 
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RomyYour first question was "Does it do bass"... Yes, and it does it full frequency with great tonality. I am a ribbon panel owner as you may remember and also have modified Tannoys as monitors so I know easily when I am lacking in the bass departmen...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #2: LAST CART by starboy on 2008-09-05 
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RomyI for the last couple of years have been a happy Shelter 901 owner until now. The reason for the change is written here.http://www.vinylengine.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=14487My low mileage 901 is about to go as it was bettered by a looong margin...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #4: Pol Roger... by starboy on 2007-02-22 
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I and a few of my audio friends wonder why we are drawn to this site, but for me I guess sometimes I feel I put too much emphasis and effort into sound reproduction. When I venture here that feeling quickly disappears.Yep, your into horns a...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #2: Ribbons by starboy on 2007-02-22 
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Some background first... My first initial foray into buying some decent speakers took me onto the path of Quad 57's, they had their limitation that are well documented i.e. sweet spot, not the most extended treble and not a speaker for a party.....

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #7: Tannoy Barkingside by starboy on 2007-02-21 
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My preferred type of speaker is a full range ribbon, though I've always had a monkey/Tannoy on my back which is surprising as I don't really care for box speakers. I've heard many over the years but I was never really that impressed but wan...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #15: Seven Thousand by starboy on 2007-01-18 
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The 901 is to be replaced with the 7000 I've read. I would also guess that the 9000 will be the new 90X.The 7000 is around 2000 dollars, here comes the cashing in.The king is dead, long live the _____?Rgds...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #5: London Hi-Fi Show by starboy on 2005-10-27 
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Well I tend to agree with most of this thread, but if you think you got bad on your side of the pond then read this thread as the audiophile animal is lame and limping over here.http://www.vinylengine.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4744Regards all...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #2: Re: SME M2 by starboy on 2005-09-02 
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Methinks the SME 309 headshell may work and if so they appear on the Bay every now and then.Sold one recently that I acquired years ago for near 90 bucks. Did make me wonder how much they were new.Regardsp.s. I guess someone has to pay the electricit...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #8: Fixed or detachable...? by starboy on 2005-07-05 
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A friend has a fixed headshell model S2 and is about to trade for a detachable just for convenience but worries if there is any extra sonic merit in the model he already has?Any idea Mr B____p.s. Romy, I've got my 901 and I'm very much impr...

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I use Jecklin Float Electrostatic headphones (known to some as ear speakers as they sit slighlty away from your ears) and the nearest speaker I have ever heard emulate the feeling of these headphones is the ESL 57's. They are noto...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #12: Re: The Shelter 90X: mystery or mastery by starboy on 2005-07-01 
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Shelter's can be got from Tokyo stores at a lower price than the West but none I know of can export at that price point. Basically you need a friend/contact to get it for you.This store has a good price and at times even lower...http://store.yah...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #9: High-End, High Art and alas we must part... by starboy on 2005-05-25 
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I guess the infamous JerryS didn't like the 90x that much...http://cls.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?anlgcart&1122213293Any takers boys...?Regardsp.s. Hope the rave review he gave up helps to get his asking price.   ;-)...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #8: High-End or High Art? by starboy on 2005-05-19 
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Okay, my point was not really the cost and not really even the magnets. (though I was surprised they were that cheap) Just the justification, but hey when has the 'high-end' needed any justification.When I was a dreamy youth there was exotica out the...

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I decided recently to add the Shelter 901 to my collection of 'Groove Riderz' and wondered what was the justification of the price hike for the 90X. Read the same review as yourself and thought that I learn't nothing other than someone's opinion with...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #7: Re: Mono Orts by starboy on 2004-12-12 
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Methinks that Mr C is correct in that the SPU cannot be deconstructed as I asked the same question elsewhere and got shouted down.   :-(  But hey, maybe they were minor league rookies and some major playa has the answer.... By the way ...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #2: Re: Tell me about more about Ortofon SPU Sound. by starboy on 2004-12-03 
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Well, maybe a little cussing first to set the tone. The older SPU's are now well sought after, many will end up in collections at now over inflated prices probably in the Far-East where they are worshipped. I've heard a few older SPU's and even those...

Read the Post in new Window Read the Post in Threaded view  Post #11: Denon 103 by starboy on 2004-11-29 
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Well I'll 'fess up to the possible reason that this thread has had so many hits, I linked it to a thread on another site that has a few 103 owners (and remember for every owner there are many reading/waiting to become disciples due to the "...
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