+ Reply to Thread
Page 712 of 876 FirstFirst ... 212612662702710711712713714722762812 ... LastLast
Results 7,111 to 7,120 of 8758

Thread: Bargains on ebay? (Part 2)

  1. #7111
    Join Date: Feb 2010

    Location: Berkshire, UK

    Posts: 2,831
    I'm Tom.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Nah I'm with Marco on this one that deck is crying out for an FR-64 (probably the FX in bad boy black).
    Main: Speakers 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys / custom crossovers; Amp - Radford STA100; Pre EAR 912; Vinyl: Thorens TD124 MkII + Ikeda IT345-CR1 / Ikeda IT-407 tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Ortofon SPU Royal N, Ikeda 9C III, SAEC/Excel C3; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 1.0, Sonovox MC-4 1.0, Edison '78' 4.0 conical, and Shure M44 strapped for mono with several Expert Stylus conicals for different eras of 78s; Phono stage and SUT from EAR 912; Esoteric Sound Re-Equalizer for equalisation of early mono and 78, switchable in from tape loop; Digital: Audio Note CDT2/II transport, heavily modded AN Kit DAC + Mutec MC3+USB.

    Study: Speakers - Tannoy DC6; Amp: Pass Aleph 'Mini'; preamp - Firebottle custom; Vinyl: Garrard 401 with AT1503 tonearm and vintage Ortofon SL-15e with matching Ortofon 2-15k SUT; Phono Stage: Firebottle Plus; Digital - Trichord Genesis III CDP + Arcam rBlink; Schiit Multibit DAC.

  2. #7112
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: Wrexham, North Wales, UK

    Posts: 76,622
    I'm AudioAl'sArbiterForPISHANTO.

    Default

    Nice T/T, shame about the arm!

    More seriously, I think the 774 sounds good, but I just don't like how it looks. I like to see a nice 'fat' headshell stuck onto the end of a tonearm, so the Mission's 'minimalist' approach, in that respect, isn't for me.

    I'd have put one of Denon's own broadcast arms (with detachable headshell), or an FR-64, on that T/T. Each to his own her own, I guess!

    Marco.
    http://www.thestainedglasscompany.com

    "A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do" -- Milan Kundera.

  3. #7113
    Join Date: Mar 2014

    Location: KY - Scotland

    Posts: 2,987
    I'm Mike.

    Default

    Just checked the prices of the FR64's, I think I'll just stick to my Mission, as much as I'd like to try a Fidelity Research arm, at 1000+ I don't think it would be 4x better than the 774, however if anyone is selling an FR64 for around 500 let me know 😉

  4. #7114
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: Wrexham, North Wales, UK

    Posts: 76,622
    I'm AudioAl'sArbiterForPISHANTO.

    Default

    Don't listen to us, Mike. Just enjoy your Mission. Sonically, it's very good. Looks are a personal thing

    Marco.
    http://www.thestainedglasscompany.com

    "A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do" -- Milan Kundera.

  5. #7115
    Join Date: Mar 2014

    Location: KY - Scotland

    Posts: 2,987
    I'm Mike.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Don't listen to us, Mike. Just enjoy your Mission. Sonically, it's very good. Looks are a personal thing

    Marco.
    Lol, I like what the Mission does but then again I've only compared it to the stock arm which although isn't as good as the Mission I'm considering putting it back on just because it looks right if you know what I mean, the Mission looks odd on the Techie though, the FR54/64 would look 'right'. I think I've just admitted to liking the style/colour of an 'S' arm 😀

  6. #7116
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: Wrexham, North Wales, UK

    Posts: 76,622
    I'm AudioAl'sArbiterForPISHANTO.

    Default

    I can easily imagine the Mission outperforming the stock Technics arm. There's no comparison, really. Therefore, I'd stick with using the Mission until (if) you find something even better that suits your T/T's aesthetics.

    If you're on the lookout for a quality S-shaped arm, and want to stick with the vintage option, but something cheaper than an FR, which will sound and look superb, rather than a modern arm like a Jelco, then consider those from Micro-Seiki, and the Denon arms I mentioned earlier, such as this little beauty, which can be found on the likes of German ebay for around 150:





    Nice simple, classic vintage looks.

    And that's only one of the many arms that Denon did. There are even nicer ones available, such as the DA-309:







    That, or something else of its ilk, is what I'd have fitted to the Denon T/T shown earlier. It's what should accompany any classic Jap D/D turntable. Fit a DL-103 to one of those and you'd be in sonic heaven!

    Marco.
    http://www.thestainedglasscompany.com

    "A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do" -- Milan Kundera.

  7. #7117
    Join Date: Feb 2010

    Location: Berkshire, UK

    Posts: 2,831
    I'm Tom.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyb View Post
    Just checked the prices of the FR64's, I think I'll just stick to my Mission, as much as I'd like to try a Fidelity Research arm, at 1000+ I don't think it would be 4x better than the 774, however if anyone is selling an FR64 for around 500 let me know ��
    64fx is about 700, it's the S that's got expensive.
    Main: Speakers 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys / custom crossovers; Amp - Radford STA100; Pre EAR 912; Vinyl: Thorens TD124 MkII + Ikeda IT345-CR1 / Ikeda IT-407 tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Ortofon SPU Royal N, Ikeda 9C III, SAEC/Excel C3; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 1.0, Sonovox MC-4 1.0, Edison '78' 4.0 conical, and Shure M44 strapped for mono with several Expert Stylus conicals for different eras of 78s; Phono stage and SUT from EAR 912; Esoteric Sound Re-Equalizer for equalisation of early mono and 78, switchable in from tape loop; Digital: Audio Note CDT2/II transport, heavily modded AN Kit DAC + Mutec MC3+USB.

    Study: Speakers - Tannoy DC6; Amp: Pass Aleph 'Mini'; preamp - Firebottle custom; Vinyl: Garrard 401 with AT1503 tonearm and vintage Ortofon SL-15e with matching Ortofon 2-15k SUT; Phono Stage: Firebottle Plus; Digital - Trichord Genesis III CDP + Arcam rBlink; Schiit Multibit DAC.

  8. #7118
    Join Date: Mar 2014

    Location: KY - Scotland

    Posts: 2,987
    I'm Mike.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by montesquieu View Post
    64fx is about 700, it's the S that's got expensive.
    Just been searching and saw that, so not beyond the realms of possibility for me, I'm now on the hunt lol

  9. #7119
    Join Date: Feb 2013

    Location: W Lothian

    Posts: 43,129
    I'm Grant.

    Default

    Yeah the da309 is a nice arm
    Regards,
    Grant ....

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D DARBEE - JBE SERIES 3/M55E/EMOTIVA XPS1 - TWIN PRO MONOBLOCK AMPLIFIERS - XIANG SHENG DAC\PRE\HEADPHONE AMP - TWIN AVANTREE OASIS CLASS 1 BLUETOOTHS - AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-MSR7 & OPPO PM-3 PLANAR HEADPHONES - WIN10 JRIVER23, DEEZER HiFi - ECHO DOT - SMSL M6 MINIDAC - RPI/AUDIOPHONICS - FULL RANGE TWIN TELEFUNKEN/Q ACOUSTIC BT3/CANTON SUB - P.INSPIRED MAINS REGENERATED.

  10. #7120
    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

    Posts: 33,721
    I'm Geoff.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyb View Post
    Just been searching and saw that, so not beyond the realms of possibility for me, I'm now on the hunt lol
    Give it a try Mike.

    I bet the 774 goes back on within a couple of days though!

+ Reply to Thread



 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •