Friday, February 1, 2013
I've said it before, but I really am sorry that I haven't been posting recently (Lance Armstrong didn't count). I can't use the work excuse. The time I would ordinarily spend pursuing equipment to play with, photograph and write about has been spent listening to music on a system that's stayed pretty stable for weeks. The Marantz 1200 left the system briefly so I could check out the Sony TA-F6B (which is here and as good as I'd hoped). It's back (after having the relay replaced, the only component that hadn't been restored) and excellent. The Sony & the Marantz are both amps I could live with happily for a long time. The Technics SL-1400 has been reliable, rock solid and trouble free, and the SAE high output moving coil cartridge has continued to sound better (after the break in period of 40 hours, a friend told me I'd hear another improvement at around 150 hours, and he was right). I've been mostly listening to my Mission Argonaut Reference speakers, and taking my time deciding what might be next. Stay tuned, and thanks for your patience.