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    Join Date: Dec 2015

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    I'm Adrian.

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    I saw this marvel of Norwegian engineering mentioned in a post a while back - the Little Fwend tonearm lifter, and it got my attention.

    I hate worrying about being there to raise the arm at the end of a side, it complicates things when you're working while listening or lost in a reverie. So I ordered one.

    It arrived yesterday in the most functionally perfect packaging I've ever seen - suspended in a crafted H frame wooden case. The lifter is beautifully made and oozes care and attention to functionality with style. Fitting it to the deck was a doddle, and as I waited for the first side of an album to finish I watched, expecting done mishap. But no - as the stylus moved towards the label it rose as if by magic without a sound or wobble.

    I then continued to enjoy my new found freedom - getting on with paperwork at my desk knowing the little fwend would take care of things.

    Yes, it's expensive at 200 - but for peace of mind it's worth it.

    Here's a pic from the net - will post one of it on my deck later.


    Technics SP10 mk2
    Jan Allaerts MC 1 Boron mk1 cart
    Miyajima Shilabe cart
    Hashimoto HM-X SUT
    Siggwan (gimballed not unipivot) Cocobola 12"
    Aurorasound Vida LCR Phonostage
    The Truth linestage
    Dave Slagle Autoformer Volume Controller
    Cary 805c SET amps
    Audio Note ANe-SPX speakers
    Townshend Isolda speaker cables
    Cardas Golden Presence interconnects

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    The epitome of "almost too expensive".
    Rob.
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    I'm Paul.

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    "too expensive"
    Linn Sondek LP12, Ittok, A&R P77 > Musical Fidelity XLPS v3 Phono Stage
    Sony CDP-XE520 CD Player > SMSL Sanskrit DAC
    Pure DAB tuner
    Tisbury Mk.1 pre-amp > 2 x Meridian 205 monoblock power amps > Rega Jura Mk.2 speakers
    Grado SR80 headphones

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    At 5% the cost of my cart and the protection it offers it I think it's worth it.
    Technics SP10 mk2
    Jan Allaerts MC 1 Boron mk1 cart
    Miyajima Shilabe cart
    Hashimoto HM-X SUT
    Siggwan (gimballed not unipivot) Cocobola 12"
    Aurorasound Vida LCR Phonostage
    The Truth linestage
    Dave Slagle Autoformer Volume Controller
    Cary 805c SET amps
    Audio Note ANe-SPX speakers
    Townshend Isolda speaker cables
    Cardas Golden Presence interconnects

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    Join Date: May 2010

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    "almost"
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    Quote Originally Posted by farflungstar View Post
    At 5% the cost of my cart and the protection it offers it I think it's worth it.
    absolutely, not once i forgot to lift the arm to find that out only an hour or so later...
    Gordan.
    Speakers: Oris Swing MkII
    Amps: Thomas Mayer 300b (main) or Hiraga La Maison de L'Audiophile 20
    Preamp: Dave Slagle EMIA AVC
    Phono Preamp: Shishido LCR by Solaja Audio
    Decks: Garrard 301 with Fidelity Research FR64fx (main) or Kuzma Stabi S with 4 Point
    Cartridges: SPU Spirit (main) or Koetsu Black revisited by Salai or Miyajima Shilabe
    Step Up Transformers: Tango MCT 999 (main) or Ortofon T-5000 or Luxman AD8000 with 8030 capsule or Fidelity Research FRT-5 or Lumiere SUT
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    Quote Originally Posted by anubisgrau View Post
    absolutely, not once i forgot to lift the arm to find that out only an hour or so later...
    The run out groove of a record has no modulations, so imposes little wear on a stylus.
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    I have a couple of records that have a soft click or some other noise in the final groove - I've never forgotten to lift the arm but the relief of not having to worry about it is great.
    Technics SP10 mk2
    Jan Allaerts MC 1 Boron mk1 cart
    Miyajima Shilabe cart
    Hashimoto HM-X SUT
    Siggwan (gimballed not unipivot) Cocobola 12"
    Aurorasound Vida LCR Phonostage
    The Truth linestage
    Dave Slagle Autoformer Volume Controller
    Cary 805c SET amps
    Audio Note ANe-SPX speakers
    Townshend Isolda speaker cables
    Cardas Golden Presence interconnects

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    A gentleman I once worked for who ran a well known Hot record store in Plymouth once went on holiday for a fortnight leaving a TD150/Shure M75ED running in the runout groove of a record. The record was visibly worn, but the stylus was fine.
    Time flies like an arrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shane View Post
    A gentleman I once worked for who ran a well known Hot record store in Plymouth once went on holiday for a fortnight leaving a TD150/Shure M75ED running in the runout groove of a record. The record was visibly worn, but the stylus was fine.
    Holy shit.
    Technics SP10 mk2
    Jan Allaerts MC 1 Boron mk1 cart
    Miyajima Shilabe cart
    Hashimoto HM-X SUT
    Siggwan (gimballed not unipivot) Cocobola 12"
    Aurorasound Vida LCR Phonostage
    The Truth linestage
    Dave Slagle Autoformer Volume Controller
    Cary 805c SET amps
    Audio Note ANe-SPX speakers
    Townshend Isolda speaker cables
    Cardas Golden Presence interconnects

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