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    i went round to ian's yesterday and took my pioneer,the toshiba is a bloody good direct drive,sounds lovely and is a real hidden gem,his lp12 is going in the new year and bloody good riddance too!
    My System/ Yamaha NS1000M speakers ,Pioneer PLC-590 turntable,Alphason HR-100S-MCS,Zeta tonearms,Denon 103M, 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 went round to ian's yesterday and took my pioneer,the toshiba is a bloody good direct drive,sounds lovely and is a real hidden gem,his lp12 is going in the new year and bloody good riddance too!
    👏 they are brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie123 View Post
    i went round to ian's yesterday and took my pioneer,the toshiba is a bloody good direct drive,sounds lovely and is a real hidden gem,his lp12 is going in the new year and bloody good riddance too!
    I really like Jamie's Pioneer, sounds great and looks amazing. It was really good to listen to one and then the other and we had to agree there's not much, if anything between them. Poor old Jamie spends days setting his 2MB up and I get lucky on the third attempt with mine. Still, he went home with some empty cigar tins for small screws etc and a gammon joint for dinner.
    My stuff; Toshiba SR-370/Mission 774 /Ortofon Quintet Black, Cambridge CXC CD transport/Musical Fidelity X DAC/Musical Fidelity X10v3 tube buffer, Musical Fidelity A3, Nakamichi CA-5E pre amp, Acoustic Solutions FM/DAB tuner, Mordaunt Short Signifer, Klotz MC5000/MS audio, NVA LS5

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    yep but the best bit was you saying,and i quote 'that's the best turntable ive ever heard!'
    worth all the set up time for that alone mate,i was chuffed!
    My System/ Yamaha NS1000M speakers ,Pioneer PLC-590 turntable,Alphason HR-100S-MCS,Zeta tonearms,Denon 103M, 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
    yep but the best bit was you saying,and i quote 'that's the best turntable ive ever heard!'
    worth all the set up time for that alone mate,i was chuffed!
    It does sound stunning and it was a real pleasure listening to it. All the work and time you put into it have really paid in spades.
    My stuff; Toshiba SR-370/Mission 774 /Ortofon Quintet Black, Cambridge CXC CD transport/Musical Fidelity X DAC/Musical Fidelity X10v3 tube buffer, Musical Fidelity A3, Nakamichi CA-5E pre amp, Acoustic Solutions FM/DAB tuner, Mordaunt Short Signifer, Klotz MC5000/MS audio, NVA LS5

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    I'm really chuffed with the SR, everything is set up spot on and the cosmetics are done. It sounds absolutely brilliant, even up against Jamie's Pioneer there was nothing between them. I liked the music my LP12 produced but the SR is just better. I must say thanks to Oliver ( Bigman80 ) for probably the only available original Toshiba dust cover around. With a couple of hours spent with T Cut and toothpaste it's come up a treat and finishes the turntable perfectly.

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    Really cracking turntable, but you need a Mission 774 on it mate!

    It's a 'night and day' difference. Truly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Really cracking turntable, but you need a Mission 774 on it mate!

    It's a 'night and day' difference. Truly.
    I'm on the lookout Geoff but I wasn't brave enough to risk going for that Russian one that's up for sale.
    My stuff; Toshiba SR-370/Mission 774 /Ortofon Quintet Black, Cambridge CXC CD transport/Musical Fidelity X DAC/Musical Fidelity X10v3 tube buffer, Musical Fidelity A3, Nakamichi CA-5E pre amp, Acoustic Solutions FM/DAB tuner, Mordaunt Short Signifer, Klotz MC5000/MS audio, NVA LS5

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Really cracking turntable, but you need a Mission 774 on it mate!

    It's a 'night and day' difference. Truly.
    why dont you sell him one of your ones!
    My System/ Yamaha NS1000M speakers ,Pioneer PLC-590 turntable,Alphason HR-100S-MCS,Zeta tonearms,Denon 103M, 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
    why dont you sell him one of your ones!
    Wash out your mouth Jamie . Geoff, sell a mission arm
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