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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. 21 28.77%
I own CA TT combo (Arm & Cart) & I’d choose another CA combo above my current TT rig. 14 19.18%
I have manufacturer “X” TT/Arm & should I upgrade, CA would be 1 of 2 candidates I’d consider. 11 15.07%
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. 6 8.22%
I don’t own a CA TT/Arm but own a CA cartridge. 10 13.70%
I own a CA TT/Arm & own a different mfg'ers cartridge. 16 21.92%
The CA product I own is their accessory line (LP test record), RC'er, Phono pre or cleaner product. 6 8.22%
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:52 PM
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Default Clearaudio Turntable/Arm/Cartridge poll

What are your thoughts on this regarding Clearaudio products?

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Preamp: Dan D'Agostino Progression Preamp.
Digital Source: dCS Paganini 4 stack (Transport/DAC/Clock/Upsampler).
Analogue Preamp: VAC Renaissance SE Phono stage with XLR Output Option & with Nordost Tyr 2 P/C and Tyr 2 XLR's.
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. Akai RC-17 cabled remote.
Vibration Control: TT on HRS M3X 1921 shelf, Stillpoint Ultra SS under dCS Transport, Stillpoint Ultra-Mini's under dCS 3 Stack. HRS NA100's under Ansuz D8 Power Distribution Bar.
Speakers: Wilson Audio Alexia in Argento Silver/Black grills.
Power Cables: 3 each 2.5M Nordost Odin Supreme Reference on amps & preamp. Nordost Valhalla V1 on dCS Transport.
Power Distribution Bar: Ansuz Mainz Diamond 8(D8) fed by Ansuz Diamond Power Cable.
Power Outlets:Furutech GTX-D NCF (R) duplex outlet, GTX Wall Plate & Duplex Cover (x2).
Speaker Cables: 3M Nordost Odin Supreme Reference with 4 Nordost Sort Lifts.
Signal Cables: Nordost Tyr 2 XLR's 2M on dCS Paganini and Mono amps. Nordost Valhalla 2's 110 ohm Digital AES/EBU on dCS internal connections and Crystal Cable Firewire 1394 cables on dCS.
Clock Cables: 3 each 75 ohm 1.25M Nordost Valhalla BNC/BNC Digital
Headphones: Selling - 6M Cardas Clear HP cables. Vintage Koss Pro IV AA.
RCM: Audio Desk PRO
Tube Test Gear: Mint late '60's/calibrated Heathkit TT-1A & current SOTA MaxiMatcher Power and Preamp 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: Dan D'Agostino Progression Monos on 20A dedicated breakers.
Preamp: Dan D'Agostino Progression Preamp.
Digital Source: dCS Paganini 4 stack (Transport/DAC/Clock/Upsampler).
Analogue Preamp: VAC Renaissance SE Phono stage with XLR Output Option & with Nordost Tyr 2 P/C and Tyr 2 XLR's.
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. Akai RC-17 cabled remote.
Vibration Control: TT on HRS M3X 1921 shelf, Stillpoint Ultra SS under dCS Transport, Stillpoint Ultra-Mini's under dCS 3 Stack. HRS NA100's under Ansuz D8 Power Distribution Bar.
Speakers: Wilson Audio Alexia in Argento Silver/Black grills.
Power Cables: 3 each 2.5M Nordost Odin Supreme Reference on amps & preamp. Nordost Valhalla V1 on dCS Transport.
Power Distribution Bar: Ansuz Mainz Diamond 8(D8) fed by Ansuz Diamond Power Cable.
Power Outlets:Furutech GTX-D NCF (R) duplex outlet, GTX Wall Plate & Duplex Cover (x2).
Speaker Cables: 3M Nordost Odin Supreme Reference with 4 Nordost Sort Lifts.
Signal Cables: Nordost Tyr 2 XLR's 2M on dCS Paganini and Mono amps. Nordost Valhalla 2's 110 ohm Digital AES/EBU on dCS internal connections and Crystal Cable Firewire 1394 cables on dCS.
Clock Cables: 3 each 75 ohm 1.25M Nordost Valhalla BNC/BNC Digital
Headphones: Selling - 6M Cardas Clear HP cables. Vintage Koss Pro IV AA.
RCM: Audio Desk PRO
Tube Test Gear: Mint late '60's/calibrated Heathkit TT-1A & current SOTA MaxiMatcher Power and Preamp tube test sets.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:24 AM
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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

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: Dan D'Agostino Progression Monos on 20A dedicated breakers.
Preamp: Dan D'Agostino Progression Preamp.
Digital Source: dCS Paganini 4 stack (Transport/DAC/Clock/Upsampler).
Analogue Preamp: VAC Renaissance SE Phono stage with XLR Output Option & with Nordost Tyr 2 P/C and Tyr 2 XLR's.
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. Akai RC-17 cabled remote.
Vibration Control: TT on HRS M3X 1921 shelf, Stillpoint Ultra SS under dCS Transport, Stillpoint Ultra-Mini's under dCS 3 Stack. HRS NA100's under Ansuz D8 Power Distribution Bar.
Speakers: Wilson Audio Alexia in Argento Silver/Black grills.
Power Cables: 3 each 2.5M Nordost Odin Supreme Reference on amps & preamp. Nordost Valhalla V1 on dCS Transport.
Power Distribution Bar: Ansuz Mainz Diamond 8(D8) fed by Ansuz Diamond Power Cable.
Power Outlets:Furutech GTX-D NCF (R) duplex outlet, GTX Wall Plate & Duplex Cover (x2).
Speaker Cables: 3M Nordost Odin Supreme Reference with 4 Nordost Sort Lifts.
Signal Cables: Nordost Tyr 2 XLR's 2M on dCS Paganini and Mono amps. Nordost Valhalla 2's 110 ohm Digital AES/EBU on dCS internal connections and Crystal Cable Firewire 1394 cables on dCS.
Clock Cables: 3 each 75 ohm 1.25M Nordost Valhalla BNC/BNC Digital
Headphones: Selling - 6M Cardas Clear HP cables. Vintage Koss Pro IV AA.
RCM: Audio Desk PRO
Tube Test Gear: Mint late '60's/calibrated Heathkit TT-1A & current SOTA MaxiMatcher Power and Preamp 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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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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