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    Another trawl through gumtree last night and this TT was listed,i emailed and the seller called me and explained it was a present for his daughter given to her by a guy who worked at townsends in 1987.

    She wasn't into vinyl and didn't know what to do with it,so its been up in her fathers loft ever since.
    He said its been used only a few times and looking at the condition id say hes right.
    It has a Mission LC tonearm on it,(shame it wasnt an Excalibur!).
    I collected it from walton on thames and apparently the townsend factory is not far away.
    It has the original box with tools and bottles of bearing oil and damping fluid.

    Anyone know anything about the cartridge?

    First thing tomorrow morning i'll be bunging the alphason on it!







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    got to ask .... how much?

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    Lucky lucky man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killie99 View Post
    got to ask .... how much?
    20.
    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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    Lucky sod....20........ amazing what people have in their lofts thats how i got my thorens/SME...

    Surely you gave him more?
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    Musical Fidelity E100 Amplifier & Mission 770 Freedom Speakers - Linn Interconnects & Van Den Hul Cables Speaker Cable..
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    Rega Planar 2 / RB250 / Ortofon OM Super 10 / VDH Oil Bearing Upgrade / Roksan R Mat

    Second System:
    Technics 909U Pre / 909S Power Amplifiers / Celestion A1 Compact / Sony CD S1 / Thorens TD125 / SME 3009 / Shure V15 T2 / Cambridge Interconnects

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    Quote Originally Posted by dantheman91 View Post
    Lucky sod....20........ amazing what people have in their lofts thats how i got my thorens/SME...

    Surely you gave him more?
    Im just winding you up,no i paid the going rate,not cheap.
    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
    Im just winding you up,no i paid the going rate,not cheap.
    Blooming hell dude..... thats good what a stunning piece gorgeous

    Here is one for you what do you know of the Mission 775 turntable ones local with an LC tonearm? worth a go?
    Main System
    Musical Fidelity E100 Amplifier & Mission 770 Freedom Speakers - Linn Interconnects & Van Den Hul Cables Speaker Cable..
    Vinyl :
    Rega Planar 2 / RB250 / Ortofon OM Super 10 / VDH Oil Bearing Upgrade / Roksan R Mat

    Second System:
    Technics 909U Pre / 909S Power Amplifiers / Celestion A1 Compact / Sony CD S1 / Thorens TD125 / SME 3009 / Shure V15 T2 / Cambridge Interconnects

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    Nice turntable Jamie, have owned a few myself, great bass from these when set up right, nice compact footprint as well.

    Should sound great with the Alphason arm fitted, try it without the damping paddle first.

    Nigel

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    cheers for the info Nigel,did you own one with a plinth? if so how did it fit? did it just wrap around the sides?
    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 dantheman91 View Post
    Blooming hell dude..... thats good what a stunning piece gorgeous

    Here is one for you what do you know of the Mission 775 turntable ones local with an LC tonearm? worth a go?
    if its the 775sm then yes for sure!
    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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