Category Archives: Audio/Video Hardware

Articles about audio and video hardware.

Settling in with the Ortofon 2M Black

It’s been a love/hate relationship with the Ortofon 2M Black.  But, the problem is not entirely with the 2M.  Alignment issues are hexing me.  For one, I cannot move the cartridge forward enough on the arm to get it to … Continue reading

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The Walker CJ55 “Phoenix Edition”

Phoenix Edition?  Yep, the Walker has once again risen from the dead.  The new belt arrived on Halloween, of all days, and I promptly moved the arm and cartridge from the Denon back to the Walker. I managed to get … Continue reading

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Cartridge Hopping

I was waiting for the day this would happen: the stylus on my Shure V15 Type V has finally worn out.  (Amusingly, this is the first stylus for that cartridge I ever wore out–I managed to damage the brittle cantilever … Continue reading

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Selling a Sony rear-projection LCD HDTV?

I’ve been perusing local “for sale” listings for Sony rear-projection LCD TVs.  Built in the mid 2000s, most of these sets failed due to an overheated blue LCD module (and often, the accompanying polairzer) within the optical block.  The symptoms … Continue reading

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System Upgrade Part 4: DacMagic

As many know, I really do not care for the sound of digital.  Not all digital–DSD (via SACD) is fairly nice, and higher resolution files tend to reduce the characteristics of digital sound which I do not care for.  With … Continue reading

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