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    A Funk modified SL1200 would be where my money was spent. The rest would be spent on vinyl.
    I dislike sorbothane damping on a turntable.

    I have not heard a Monarch, but I am sure that it will not be that much different to my SL1200.
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    Well, I can't comment, as I haven't heard your modded Techy, but I can say, as a statement of fact, that the Monarch is up there with mine.

    Besides, I'm not talking about modded Techies; the *point* I am making is in reference to the Monarch versus established high-end 'badged' T/Ts, and for me it hammers home the fact that the highest SPPV will always come from owning quality bespoke-engineered, judiciously 'race-tuned' hi-fi, not commercially produced stuff 'off the shelf'.

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    But some "cots" turntables have been race tuned in their development.
    With a budget of at least £7k you are pretty much spoilt for choice.
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    Cots? No understandy....

    Most commercially produced hi-fi equipment, at virtually any price point, is not 'race-tuned', or designed to be as good as it possible can be; it's built to a price (usually dictated by company accountants), and in that price you're paying for many things that have nothing to do with sound quality - and you can hear the limitations as a result of that, or at least I can.

    £7k is 'pocket money', in true high-end terms, where it's not uncommon to see T/Ts selling for in excess of £50k, and more!

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    "Cots" commercial off the shelf.

    £7k may be pocket money compared to high end, but for the majority of members here, it is still probably too much.
    I could spend £7k on a turntable if I wished, but my common sense is still functioning.
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    Yup, same here, although I've probably spent the best part of £5k on my own T/T, which includes a top-notch arm and cartridge, so significantly cheaper than the Monarch, and I'm sure like yours, definitely in a similar ballpark, sonically

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Lightweight... If you were super-dedicated, you went to the Stylus Show on Saturday, and then Scalford on Sunday!

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    Yes I totally agree , Lightweight indeed , So why were you not at Salford on Sunday then ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoidburg View Post
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    When we walked in the room there where 2 blokes in there, One had a huge white beard and the other didn't. I talked to the one who didn't! Only briefly but I asked about the various kit we were listening to and the acoustic baffles that were arranged throughout the room. maybe it was you I talked to?
    Ah must have missed you then. The bloke with the beard is Nick who designed the amps, phono stage and Garrard power supply, collaborating with the chap you spoke to, Andrew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio Al View Post
    Yes I totally agree , Lightweight indeed , So why were you not at Salford on Sunday then ?

    No commitment TuT TuT TuT

    Marco you must try harder
    I know, I always had 'must try harder' written on my school report!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Well, I can't comment, as I haven't heard your modded Techy, but I can say, as a statement of fact, that the Monarch is up there with mine.
    Marco, I got to listen to most of the decks yesterday at the show but when I went into the Inspire room I found it really 'uninspiring' - some very strange music was on at low volume and the reps seemed to be just chatting amongst themselves, so we headed off elsewhere for entertainment. Now reading your thoughts it looks like I need to give it a proper listen another time hopefully ...
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