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Old 02-02-2019, 09:06 PM
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Freddie, nice to hear your impression! I believe I found a dealer who still has one in stock for the discount, so I will likely pull the trigger. I need to grab a new stylus for my 2M Black to use as a backup too.
Check with Ivan first for the Paua. He might be able to do something better for you. I didn't know he dealt in Soundsmith when I ordered mine. Either way, if you're in the market, definitely get one on the big discount before they're all gone.
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Old 02-02-2019, 09:19 PM
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Soundsmith is completely sold out now!
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Old 02-03-2019, 12:16 AM
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Soundsmith is completely sold out now!
Looks like I finally did something right for a change.
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:28 PM
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The Paua Mk II is dialed in... And, I have to say, what a spectacular phono cart! Peter Ledermann nailed this (as I'm sure he did on all his creations). The last iterations of this version are going fast, so if you've been on the fence,... you owe this to yourself.
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Old 02-03-2019, 10:22 PM
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The Paua Mk II is dialed in... And, I have to say, what a spectacular phono cart! Peter Ledermann nailed this (as I'm sure he did on all his creations). The last iterations of this version are going fast, so if you've been on the fence,... you owe this to yourself.
Glad to hear it's working out so well in your system. You know we all enjoy seeing pictures if you'd be so kind... TIA and enjoy it in the best of health!

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Old 02-04-2019, 09:41 AM
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Glad to hear it's working out so well in your system. You know we all enjoy seeing pictures if you'd be so kind... TIA and enjoy it in the best of health!

In comparison to the stellar pics that Ivan posts of all his gear, I know I'm photographically challenged and a bit intimidated.

I'll do my best though.
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:58 PM
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Just pulled the trigger on the Paua, the output is a tad lower than is recommended for my C2300's MC stage, but based on what I've read there should be no issues.
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:35 PM
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Just pulled the trigger on the Paua, the output is a tad lower than is recommended for my C2300's MC stage, but based on what I've read there should be no issues.
You Da Man! You're going to love this cart.

The gain on my MA8000 is 60db and and I see the gain on your preamp is the same. It's going to work perfectly for you so don't sweat that part. Just take the time to get the cart set up right. It'll reward you.
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:08 PM
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Congrats Maks!
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:17 PM
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Just checked the MD site - none left. Is this where you grabbed it from Maks? A great cartridge, looking fed to your review.
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