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  1. #371
    Join Date: Nov 2010

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    Tonight's Update - The Garrard Project Pt XV - Armless - Quite literally!

    I've dreamed about having 2 arms on the 301 for some time now and have decided to get the SME 3009 fettled and in working order. I salvaged the arm from a deck on ebay and it was in very sorry state. It needed a complete re-polish as it was full of rust! So far I've replaced the grommets in the tonearm mount and polished up the RCA's to the tonearm lead. The counter weight needed re-threading and the tonearm came without a domed mounting nut. I managed to find one in Canada of all places. I now have a light weight (REGA) headshell and I have a choice of three Shure carts the M55E, the V15 mk 3 and the SC35C all great little carts for the low mass 3009 tonearm. The SC35C needs a new Stylus, this has been ordered from Korea. The 3009 also needs a re-wire and shall be getting full service and fettle via J7 @ Audio Origami. The Panzerholz tonearm mount in now complete and as you can see mounted onto the 301 plinth. I had to make 4 custom made mounting bolts and I'm currently in the process of drilling out the remaining material to house the 3009 tonearm in the plinth but I was thwarted by my drill running out of power . So, tonight I decided to switch on the 301 for the usual Sunday evening of Jazz to find an annoying ground loop hum, a little detective work and the SME 3012 has lost the right channel. Another job for tomorrow. So, quite literally the 301 is now Armless .

    2 arm 301.jpg

    As ever stay tuned.
    SS CD Teac VRDS25X(Audiotuned) DAC Caiman SEG+15V PSU DECK 1210 Mat Analog Studio Crystal Mods MN Base/Bearing/Platter+Ebony arm Board Feet Isonoe PSU Paul Hynes SR7EHD-27XL/DCSXL Ag DC lead/Jaeger(low-impedance) connector/3 StageRegs/Recapped PCB+No Pitch/Strobe/Light ARM SME V(Kondo Ag Rewire&Tags) MC Cadenza Black CABLES Arm Yannis SPD-4 IC Yannis 222 Litz+Ag bullets Power WAR PRE ATC SCA2 SPEAKERS ATC 50ASL STANDS Atacama PHONO Sugden Masterclass PA4 SUT Ortofon ST80SE POWER PSAudio P10

    Valve PRECroft Epoch(Mega Modded) AMP Sondex S100 SPEAKERS Tannoy 15"MG+RFC Warwick cabs+ Reference XO DECK Garrard301 Mat Teunto Bearing 401 Plinth Moldovan Arms 3009/3012(Ikeda Ag wired) PSU No9 MCAg Meister SPU CABLES Arm Yannis 420.5 Litz+ SpeakerVdH 6mm Blue IC Oyaide FTVS-510 AgWBT 0110Ag Phonostage Paradise/EAR 3009 Clone (Telefunken)


  2. #372
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    Tonight's Update - The Garrard Project Pt XVI - Moving on.

    The 3009 is finally being boxed up and on it's way to Glasgow. The plinth is still in a state of being finished off and I still need to install the Audiosilente parts. I now have a new Speed controller on it's way from the land of Oz. This new speed controller is accurate to 1000th of a RPM which should improve pitch stability no-end and hopefully produce even more detail out of the deck. I also intend to get a new SPU. So, exciting times ahead for the 301. Watch this space.
    SS CD Teac VRDS25X(Audiotuned) DAC Caiman SEG+15V PSU DECK 1210 Mat Analog Studio Crystal Mods MN Base/Bearing/Platter+Ebony arm Board Feet Isonoe PSU Paul Hynes SR7EHD-27XL/DCSXL Ag DC lead/Jaeger(low-impedance) connector/3 StageRegs/Recapped PCB+No Pitch/Strobe/Light ARM SME V(Kondo Ag Rewire&Tags) MC Cadenza Black CABLES Arm Yannis SPD-4 IC Yannis 222 Litz+Ag bullets Power WAR PRE ATC SCA2 SPEAKERS ATC 50ASL STANDS Atacama PHONO Sugden Masterclass PA4 SUT Ortofon ST80SE POWER PSAudio P10

    Valve PRECroft Epoch(Mega Modded) AMP Sondex S100 SPEAKERS Tannoy 15"MG+RFC Warwick cabs+ Reference XO DECK Garrard301 Mat Teunto Bearing 401 Plinth Moldovan Arms 3009/3012(Ikeda Ag wired) PSU No9 MCAg Meister SPU CABLES Arm Yannis 420.5 Litz+ SpeakerVdH 6mm Blue IC Oyaide FTVS-510 AgWBT 0110Ag Phonostage Paradise/EAR 3009 Clone (Telefunken)


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    My System:
    Amplification - Sansui AU-alpha 707 DR
    Turntable - Modified Technics SL1210 MK5G
    Mike New precision bearing, bearing base plate, ETP Platter
    Micro Seiki MA-202 tonearm, rewired, hybrid ceramic bearings
    Ortofon Cadenza Black moving coil cartridge
    Yannis Tome 423.5 Silver-Litz tonearm cable with KLEI Pure Silver Harmony plugs
    Ebony armboard
    Audio Technica MS-8 Magnesium headshell, Ortofon pure silver headshell leads
    Isonoe Isolation Feet
    Paul Hynes SR7EHD PSU (plus regulator modules), DCSXL pure-silver DC lead with Jaegar low impedance connector
    CDP - Pioneer PD-91
    Speakers - Spendor D7
    QED Silver Spiral speaker cable, Airlock plugs - bare wire amp end.
    Mains - Ultra Pure silver plated un-switched socket, Missing link EPS 500 silver plated plugs with Hi-Fi Tuning gold plated silver ceramic 13 amp fuses

  4. #374
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    Tonight's Update - The Garrard Project Pt XVII - Fully armed and err... ready!

    The 301 was in a sorry state. The SPH bearing seemed to generate a shed load of noise. The 3012 didn't work, the plinth needed modding and the SME 3009 needed a complete overhaul. So what's been done? Well the 3012 now works and the 3009 has been fully origami'd thanks to J7. The plinth (after a shit load of work) has been modded to take the SME 3009, I made a custom Panzerholz mount. I've re-installed the Pheonix Engineering PSU and tachometer after has some real issues with the Aussie replacement that I ordered. The whole 301 system has been up in limbo as the Croft EPOCH pre-amp is about to be sent for major mods with Mr. Firebottle Both tonearms work but the 3009 and the 3012 need properly setting up, I cant see the point in doing this until I have the Croft back from Alan. I've currently got the 401 bearing installed and will over time make some comparisons against the SPH bearing. I also intend to service the 301 with oil that I purloined from Martin Bastin some time ago. I also fancy trying a 401 motor in the 301 and also intend to rebuild this with Audiosilente products just form some fun.

    The 301 now sporting a load of SME arms.

    garrard 2 arms.jpg


    The full 301 system

    system.jpg

    Old faithful re-instated.

    roadrunner.jpg

    Now, I'm off for a single malt....
    SS CD Teac VRDS25X(Audiotuned) DAC Caiman SEG+15V PSU DECK 1210 Mat Analog Studio Crystal Mods MN Base/Bearing/Platter+Ebony arm Board Feet Isonoe PSU Paul Hynes SR7EHD-27XL/DCSXL Ag DC lead/Jaeger(low-impedance) connector/3 StageRegs/Recapped PCB+No Pitch/Strobe/Light ARM SME V(Kondo Ag Rewire&Tags) MC Cadenza Black CABLES Arm Yannis SPD-4 IC Yannis 222 Litz+Ag bullets Power WAR PRE ATC SCA2 SPEAKERS ATC 50ASL STANDS Atacama PHONO Sugden Masterclass PA4 SUT Ortofon ST80SE POWER PSAudio P10

    Valve PRECroft Epoch(Mega Modded) AMP Sondex S100 SPEAKERS Tannoy 15"MG+RFC Warwick cabs+ Reference XO DECK Garrard301 Mat Teunto Bearing 401 Plinth Moldovan Arms 3009/3012(Ikeda Ag wired) PSU No9 MCAg Meister SPU CABLES Arm Yannis 420.5 Litz+ SpeakerVdH 6mm Blue IC Oyaide FTVS-510 AgWBT 0110Ag Phonostage Paradise/EAR 3009 Clone (Telefunken)


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