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    i have to agree re fluid damping,it works 100% on the rock2,the difference with/without is very noticeable.
    My System/ Yamaha NS1000M speakers ,Pioneer PLC-590 turntable,Pioneer PA-5000,Alphason HR-100S-MCS,Zeta tonearms,Denon 103SA Cartridge's,Denon HA-500 Head Amp, John Wood KT88 Valve Amp,Sony 700ES Amp,Sony X555ES CD Player, Nakamichi ca5 pre amp ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by montesquieu View Post

    I'm on record as having had serial disappointment with Deccas as well so I guess I'm well out of step with the general consensus of the forum.
    ive read up a lot since buying the decca,i would have to say all the hype about them being special is true,im very happy with mine,i also read that they can fail,i wonder if that still applies to rebuilt ones,i would like to think there is some kind of warranty once rebuilt.
    My System/ Yamaha NS1000M speakers ,Pioneer PLC-590 turntable,Pioneer PA-5000,Alphason HR-100S-MCS,Zeta tonearms,Denon 103SA Cartridge's,Denon HA-500 Head Amp, John Wood KT88 Valve Amp,Sony 700ES Amp,Sony X555ES CD Player, Nakamichi ca5 pre amp ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie123 View Post
    i have to agree re fluid damping,it works 100% on the rock2,the difference with/without is very noticeable.
    Don't get me wrong I'm a fan of the Rock, I've had a Rock 2 and a Rock Reference. But I understood it, the fluid in the trough is mainly to damp out resonances in the cartridge and tonearm that would otherwise get in the way of sound reproduction. I've never taken it to be a device for modifying cartridge compliance. There are of course other ways to handle resonance.
    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.

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    good point tom.
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  5. #8055
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    The Decca International unipivot pickup arm was of course designed for use with Decca cartridges. It was a lowish mass device with fluid damping provided by a 'well' at the pivot. It worked perfectly with my Decca cartridges and sounded very good. The damping was specifically intended to give low compliance cartridges a means of properly articulating the stylus excursion. In other words, the stylus was provided with a load additional to the arm mass.

    The arm also gave excellent results with other cartridges of any compliance, with damping adjusted accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyb View Post

    They look rather tidy!

    S.

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    I have fond memories of that as a lovely speaker in about '73.

    The only concern I have is the lateral radiation of the Kelly, I think it would be better turned 90 degrees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyb View Post
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    A pair of nice looking Mordant Short MS 400's - £65 Worcs

    https://www.gumtree.com/p/speakers/v...-st/1272550660
    I only ride 'em, I don't know what makes 'em work

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