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  1. #1
    Join Date: May 2017

    Location: Warwickshire

    Posts: 3
    I'm Paul.

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    Hello all, I am Paul from Rugby, UK. It was where the odd-shape ball game was invented, but not much else goes on here - slap bang in the middle of England.

    My main interest is vintage turntables, particularly Transcriptors and early Michell, which I buy, restore and sell on (eventually) as a hobby. I would describe myself as a music fan and a lover of fine engineering and design, but not really a massive audiophile or purist. Perhaps it is my slowly failing ears (way too many gigs in the 80s and 90s) but to me diminishing returns sets in at a 'half decent' level and I am not rich enough to try and pursue audio 'nirvana'. I do though value a good turntable setup and love to chat to people about turntable projects, hopefully pick up some tips and maybe pass on a few of my own.

    My current listening gear:

    Transcriptor Hydraulic Reference/Fluid Arm/Shure V15 MkIV or Transcriptor Skeleton with SME Improved/Nagoaka MP11
    Musical Fidelity V90-LPS Phono Stage
    Yaqin VK-2100 Integrated Hybrid Valve Amplifier
    Monitor Audio MA-6 Loudspeakers

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

    Posts: 26,907
    I'm Geoff.

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    Hi Paul. Welcome to AOS.

    That sounds interesting, specialising in Transcriptors/Michell turntables. You may well find a few members wanting to pick your brains or ask for assistance with a project.

    Tell us what music you like and if you have any plans in hand for your system.

    Feel free to join in the chat. The members are friendly.


    Enjoy the forum,
    Geoff.
    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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    Join Date: Oct 2015

    Location: Pulborough, West Sussex, UK

    Posts: 483
    I'm Ian.

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    Hi Paul and welcome,
    I've fancied a Transcriptor for a long time but know next to nothing about them and am very wary of buying a pup.
    Lots of friendly people here, enjoy the forum.

    Ian
    My stuff; Toshiba SR-370/Mission 774 OG/Ortofon 2M 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, Harbeth Compact 7, Klotz MC5000/MS audio, NVA LS5

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    Join Date: May 2017

    Location: Warwickshire

    Posts: 3
    I'm Paul.

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    Thanks for the welcome. The music I love is 1970 and early 80's rock, prog and hard rock. I also go for a bit of Britpop and Jazz. Fave bands: Budgie, Gong, Marillion, Blur to name a few. Happy to offer advice on Transcriptors and Ian if you are serious about buying one I list on Ebay as needle_and_grooves No whole turntables at the moment (here is a pic of a recent sale), but a couple in the pipeline. Also, if you are ever up my way you are welcome to come and see and hear one in action.[IMG][/IMG]

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    Join Date: Oct 2015

    Location: Pulborough, West Sussex, UK

    Posts: 483
    I'm Ian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strangebudgie View Post
    Thanks for the welcome. The music I love is 1970 and early 80's rock, prog and hard rock. I also go for a bit of Britpop and Jazz. Fave bands: Budgie, Gong, Marillion, Blur to name a few. Happy to offer advice on Transcriptors and Ian if you are serious about buying one I list on Ebay as needle_and_grooves No whole turntables at the moment (here is a pic of a recent sale), but a couple in the pipeline. Also, if you are ever up my way you are welcome to come and see and hear one in action.[IMG][/IMG]
    Thanks for the offer Paul, I've got some plans to modify my currant tt but I could be led astray by a Transcriptor later in the year.
    My stuff; Toshiba SR-370/Mission 774 OG/Ortofon 2M 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, Harbeth Compact 7, Klotz MC5000/MS audio, NVA LS5

  6. #6
    Join Date: Jan 2009

    Location: Essex

    Posts: 15,679
    I'm openingabottleofwine.

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    Welcome to AoS Paul,

    We have a few Transcriptors fans here - as well as Alex in "A Cockwork Orange".

    Enjoy the Forum
    Barry
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

    Barry

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