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View Poll Results: What are your Clearaudio product line intentions?
I own CA TT/Arm/cart & not interested in a more expensive TT rig. 16 34.04%
I own CA TT combo (Arm & Cart) & I’d choose another CA combo above my current TT rig. 8 17.02%
I have manufacturer “X” TT/Arm & should I upgrade, CA would be 1 of 2 candidates I’d consider. 8 17.02%
I don’t own analog rig, but a CA TT w/arm/cartridge combo in addition to 2 other manufacturers. 0 0%
I don’t own analog rig, but a CA TT/Arm/Cartridge combo would be my primary manufacturer. 5 10.64%
I don’t own a CA TT/Arm but own a CA cartridge. 5 10.64%
I own a CA TT/Arm & own a different mfg'ers cartridge. 10 21.28%
The CA product I own is their accessory line (LP test record), RC'er, Phono pre or cleaner product. 6 12.77%
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:52 PM
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What are your thoughts on this regarding Clearaudio products?

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Preamp: VAC Sig MK IIa w/phono in Black w/silver controls
Digital Source: dCS Paganini 4 stack (Transport/DAC/Clock/Upsampler)
Analogue Sources: SME 20/2 w/SME V arm & Nordost Valhalla TA cable, Palo Santos Presentation Cartridge & Akai GX-400D Reel-to-Reel w/relapped heads by JRF Magnetic Sciences.
Tuner: McIntosh MR74 and MR71 w/L12 Cabinets
Vibration Control: HRS NA150's under amps & dCS 3 stack. HRS NA100's under dCS Transport and 3 per under each VAC Signature MK IIa Preamp instrument
Speakers: Raidho C3.1's in Burl Walnut
Power Isolation: Isoclean PT-3030G III 3KVA Isolation Transformer w/Isoclean Super Focus In/Out Cables.
Power Bar: Isoclean ICP 206 Non-Filtered Power Bar.
Power Cables: Wireworld Platinum Electra on amps, preamp & each dCS Paganini component.
Power Outlets: Isoclean ICP-003 Power Wall Socket.
Speaker Cables: Wireworld Platinum Eclipse
Signal Cables: WireWorld Platinum Eclipse XLR's on dCS Paganini & VAC Sig MK IIa to MC2301's. Wireworld Platinum Starlite 110 ohm Balanced on dCS internal connections and Crystal Cable Firewire 1394 cables on dCS.
Headphones: Sennheiser HD-800's and Koss Pro IV AA.
Tube Test Gear: Mint late '60's/calibrated Heathkit TT-1A & current SOTA MaxiMatcher tube test sets.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:57 PM
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The only Clearaudio product I own is a Clearaudio Discovery Cartridge - getting old now, but still sounds remarkably good (currently on a VPI arm)
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:02 PM
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Thanks fellow AA'ers -- the AA web site will be forwarded to CA in Erlangen this evening.

They will be surprised how fast, Ivan added a Clearaudio manufactuers forum up & running with excellent results in such a short period of time.

The end result -- we're hopeful CA will become a contributor periodically to answer CA related questions/issues from AA members, etc. (another AA member benefit)

Perfect.

Thanks

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Amps: MC2301 tube mono's/dedicated 20A breakers.
Preamp: VAC Sig MK IIa w/phono in Black w/silver controls
Digital Source: dCS Paganini 4 stack (Transport/DAC/Clock/Upsampler)
Analogue Sources: SME 20/2 w/SME V arm & Nordost Valhalla TA cable, Palo Santos Presentation Cartridge & Akai GX-400D Reel-to-Reel w/relapped heads by JRF Magnetic Sciences.
Tuner: McIntosh MR74 and MR71 w/L12 Cabinets
Vibration Control: HRS NA150's under amps & dCS 3 stack. HRS NA100's under dCS Transport and 3 per under each VAC Signature MK IIa Preamp instrument
Speakers: Raidho C3.1's in Burl Walnut
Power Isolation: Isoclean PT-3030G III 3KVA Isolation Transformer w/Isoclean Super Focus In/Out Cables.
Power Bar: Isoclean ICP 206 Non-Filtered Power Bar.
Power Cables: Wireworld Platinum Electra on amps, preamp & each dCS Paganini component.
Power Outlets: Isoclean ICP-003 Power Wall Socket.
Speaker Cables: Wireworld Platinum Eclipse
Signal Cables: WireWorld Platinum Eclipse XLR's on dCS Paganini & VAC Sig MK IIa to MC2301's. Wireworld Platinum Starlite 110 ohm Balanced on dCS internal connections and Crystal Cable Firewire 1394 cables on dCS.
Headphones: Sennheiser HD-800's and Koss Pro IV AA.
Tube Test Gear: Mint late '60's/calibrated Heathkit TT-1A & current SOTA MaxiMatcher tube test sets.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:24 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vintage_tube View Post
Thanks fellow AA'ers -- the AA web site will be forwarded to CA in Erlangen this evening.

They will be surprised how fast, Ivan added a Clearaudio manufactuers forum up & running with excellent results in such a short period of time.

The end result -- we're hopeful CA will become a contributor periodically to answer CA related questions/issues from AA members, etc. (another AA member benefit)

Perfect.

Thanks

Corporal Bob
You might be better off asking Musical Surroundings to get involved. Maybe Joe Wessling will be willing to check in here. I just sent him an email with a link to this forum.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:33 AM
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You might be better off asking Musical Surroundings to get involved. Maybe Joe Wessling will be willing to check in here. I just sent him an email with a link to this forum.
Thanks Dean -- Ivan and I discussed that. I tried speaking with Martin yesterday, but they were walking out the door (it was 5:30PM their time).

Appreciate the take charge attitude with the email/link to Joe.

Not asking a lot from either party; just periodically check in and provide input to questions/issues from AA members, etc.

Again, Thanks

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Amps: MC2301 tube mono's/dedicated 20A breakers.
Preamp: VAC Sig MK IIa w/phono in Black w/silver controls
Digital Source: dCS Paganini 4 stack (Transport/DAC/Clock/Upsampler)
Analogue Sources: SME 20/2 w/SME V arm & Nordost Valhalla TA cable, Palo Santos Presentation Cartridge & Akai GX-400D Reel-to-Reel w/relapped heads by JRF Magnetic Sciences.
Tuner: McIntosh MR74 and MR71 w/L12 Cabinets
Vibration Control: HRS NA150's under amps & dCS 3 stack. HRS NA100's under dCS Transport and 3 per under each VAC Signature MK IIa Preamp instrument
Speakers: Raidho C3.1's in Burl Walnut
Power Isolation: Isoclean PT-3030G III 3KVA Isolation Transformer w/Isoclean Super Focus In/Out Cables.
Power Bar: Isoclean ICP 206 Non-Filtered Power Bar.
Power Cables: Wireworld Platinum Electra on amps, preamp & each dCS Paganini component.
Power Outlets: Isoclean ICP-003 Power Wall Socket.
Speaker Cables: Wireworld Platinum Eclipse
Signal Cables: WireWorld Platinum Eclipse XLR's on dCS Paganini & VAC Sig MK IIa to MC2301's. Wireworld Platinum Starlite 110 ohm Balanced on dCS internal connections and Crystal Cable Firewire 1394 cables on dCS.
Headphones: Sennheiser HD-800's and Koss Pro IV AA.
Tube Test Gear: Mint late '60's/calibrated Heathkit TT-1A & current SOTA MaxiMatcher tube test sets.

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Old 08-01-2012, 07:37 AM
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As for the poll...I am waiting for my Clearaudio order, a Performance DC with Talisman v2 cartridge. I have been told it should ship early to mid August, but that was after the mid to late July date slipped. Hopefully, it won't be too much longer now.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:46 PM
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I didnt see it covered in the poll...I own a CA TT , a different companies arm and a different companies cartridge. And at this point I do not have any intention of upgrading - I havent heard anything that is significantly better!
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:14 AM
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The other option that should be in the poll is "I own a C.A. TT Arm combo and i will upgrade via Upgrade Kit. e.g Champion upgrade kit to Champion level 1 or Magnum.
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have a concerto V2 on my Basis Vector arm
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Know this is old but nothing for owning a cartridge alone. I have a CA DaVinci cartridge I enjoy immensely.
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