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    Re: what Phono stage do you using?

    Quote Originally Posted by bonzo View Post
    Sorry, can you please again state how the esoteric compares to your accuphase?
    the Esoteric E-03 has a slightly full loose bass with exceptional treble extension but can be a little forward in the lower treble.

    the Accuphase - Stability is the word - the bass is tighter and faster, but the rest of the music sounds coherent. Accuphase has exceptional soundstaging and stability in instrument placement within that soundstage without spotlighting any particular frequency.
    Source: TW Raven AC-3 - Thales Simplicity II, Graham Phantom, Exclusive P3 and P10,Technics SL-1000MK3D,Linn LP12 - Naim ARO
    Cartridges: Lyra Atlas, Etna SL, Delos, Dynavector XV-1s,Technics EPC100mk4, Ortofon A90, GM Royal, GM Classic, Denon ESC'd 103R, DL-S1, Audio Technica AT25, OC9II, Linn ESC'd Troika
    Phono Stage: TW Acustik phono, Accuphase C-37, Esoteric E-03
    EQ: ​DEQX HDP-4
    Preamp: conrad johnson GAT,
    Amps: conrad johnson teflon premier 8a's, D'Agostino Momentum Stereo
    Speakers: Wilson Maxx3

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    Re: what Phono stage do you using?

    Hagerman Cornet2 modified to use a 6SN7 in the cathode follower and switchable gain stages so I can use 12AX7 or 6N2P.
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    Two Channel: Yaqin MS-20L amp, Hagerman Cornet2 phono pre, Technics SL1200-M3D, Emotiva ERC-1 CD player, Nakamichi CR-1A cassette, Klipsch La Scalas.
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    Re: what Phono stage do you using?

    anyone have any experience with the rogers pa-1a?

    http://rogershighfidelity.com/portfolio-type/rogers-pa-1a-phono-preamplifier

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    Re: what Phono stage do you using?

    Quote Originally Posted by XV-1 View Post
    Accuphase C-37.

    a step up from my previous phono the Pass XP-25 in sound, flexibility and absence of any noise. 3 inputs, 3 ground terminals, 100k loading for mm, build like a tank and memory for each setting.


    Same here, except Iíve only had it in the rack for one day. Dead dead dead quiet, much wider and deeper soundstage, but brittle as ice right now. Bass comes out a little more with each spin, but the first three of four album sides were excruciating. I own a full rack of accuphase stuff though, so I have every confidence it will continue to improve. But wow - painful at first.


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    Amplification: Accuphase A200 (2)//C3800//C37
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    Table/Cart: ClearAudio Innovation // Lyra Kleos
    Speakers: TAD CR-1, REL S/3 SHO
    DAC/Spinner: PSAudio DirectStream DAC/ Memory Player
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    Re: what Phono stage do you using?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hounddog View Post
    Same here, except I’ve only had it in the rack for one day. Dead dead dead quiet, much wider and deeper soundstage, but brittle as ice right now. Bass comes out a little more with each spin, but the first three of four album sides were excruciating. I own a full rack of accuphase stuff though, so I have every confidence it will continue to improve. But wow - painful at first.


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    It will sound like garbage for 20-30 hours. For a while I thought I had made a mistake. Then everything starts to bloom - highs get extended and bass gets tighter and more tuneful.
    Ends up one hell of a coherent music playing machine.

    let us know how you like it after break in.
    Source: TW Raven AC-3 - Thales Simplicity II, Graham Phantom, Exclusive P3 and P10,Technics SL-1000MK3D,Linn LP12 - Naim ARO
    Cartridges: Lyra Atlas, Etna SL, Delos, Dynavector XV-1s,Technics EPC100mk4, Ortofon A90, GM Royal, GM Classic, Denon ESC'd 103R, DL-S1, Audio Technica AT25, OC9II, Linn ESC'd Troika
    Phono Stage: TW Acustik phono, Accuphase C-37, Esoteric E-03
    EQ: ​DEQX HDP-4
    Preamp: conrad johnson GAT,
    Amps: conrad johnson teflon premier 8a's, D'Agostino Momentum Stereo
    Speakers: Wilson Maxx3

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    Re: what Phono stage do you using?

    Any thoughts on the hagerman frybaby2 or any other device to sped this up while not wasting the stylus? Itís got all the pieces (depth, precision, quiet, et al), but sounds like itís made from glass right now.


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    Amplification: Accuphase A200 (2)//C3800//C37
    Tuner: MagnumDynalab 108T/SE
    Table/Cart: ClearAudio Innovation // Lyra Kleos
    Speakers: TAD CR-1, REL S/3 SHO
    DAC/Spinner: PSAudio DirectStream DAC/ Memory Player
    Silenzio Music Server
    Verastarr Cables
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    Re: what Phono stage do you using?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hounddog View Post
    Any thoughts on the hagerman frybaby2 or any other device to sped this up while not wasting the stylus? It’s got all the pieces (depth, precision, quiet, et al), but sounds like it’s made from glass right now.


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    I use one of these Granite burn in cd's. I also have the luxury of multiple tables, so just use a cheaper mm cart.


    https://www.musicdirect.com/equipmen...ono-burn-in-cd
    Source: TW Raven AC-3 - Thales Simplicity II, Graham Phantom, Exclusive P3 and P10,Technics SL-1000MK3D,Linn LP12 - Naim ARO
    Cartridges: Lyra Atlas, Etna SL, Delos, Dynavector XV-1s,Technics EPC100mk4, Ortofon A90, GM Royal, GM Classic, Denon ESC'd 103R, DL-S1, Audio Technica AT25, OC9II, Linn ESC'd Troika
    Phono Stage: TW Acustik phono, Accuphase C-37, Esoteric E-03
    EQ: ​DEQX HDP-4
    Preamp: conrad johnson GAT,
    Amps: conrad johnson teflon premier 8a's, D'Agostino Momentum Stereo
    Speakers: Wilson Maxx3

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    Re: what Phono stage do you using?

    Quote Originally Posted by XV-1 View Post
    I use one of these Granite burn in cd's. I also have the luxury of multiple tables, so just use a cheaper mm cart.

    https://www.musicdirect.com/equipmen...ono-burn-in-cd
    Strongly endorse the recommendation of this phono burn-in CD, with tracks containing MM and MC level signals!

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    Re: what Phono stage do you using?

    Quote Originally Posted by audio.bill View Post
    Strongly endorse the recommendation of this phono burn-in CD, with tracks containing MM and MC level signals!
    Totally agree! Iím using track 33 right now on repeat to burn in the new ARC REF3 Phono.
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    Re: what Phono stage do you using?

    Itís on order. Thanks.


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    Amplification: Accuphase A200 (2)//C3800//C37
    Tuner: MagnumDynalab 108T/SE
    Table/Cart: ClearAudio Innovation // Lyra Kleos
    Speakers: TAD CR-1, REL S/3 SHO
    DAC/Spinner: PSAudio DirectStream DAC/ Memory Player
    Silenzio Music Server
    Verastarr Cables
    AudioDesk Systeme RCM

 

 
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