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Thread: Wanted: 47 Labs Shigaraki transport

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    Join Date: Feb 2010

    Location: Berkshire, UK

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    I'm Tom.

    Default Wanted: 47 Labs Shigaraki transport

    I've had the same Audio Note digital front end for five years now (mainly I guess because it's very good).

    However I'm contemplating a shake-up, just for a change really (or at least a contrast).

    I once had a 47 Labs Shigaraki transport and really rather liked it - so maybe out of nostalgia, I'm on the hunt for another.

    They do seem very thin on the ground though. So anyone got one for sale, or any pointers to one, please let me know.

    EDIT: scrub that .... on a hunch I changed out the existing rectifier and regulator valves for a Bendix 5852 and RCA ECL82 that I bought and never got round to fitting. I can't imagine moving this DAC on under any circumstances. And may as well keep the matching transport, whatever I do it sounds better than any streaming software or interface I try up against it.
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    Main: Speakers 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys / custom crossovers; Amp - Radford STA100; Pre EAR 912; Vinyl: Thorens TD124 MkII + Ikeda IT345-CR1 / Ikeda IT-407 tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Ortofon SPU Royal N, Ikeda 9C III, SAEC/Excel C3; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 1.0, Sonovox MC-4 1.0, Edison '78' 4.0 conical, and Shure M44 strapped for mono with several Expert Stylus conicals for different eras of 78s; Phono stage and SUT from EAR 912; Esoteric Sound Re-Equalizer for equalisation of early mono and 78, switchable in from tape loop; Digital: Audio Note CDT2/II transport, heavily modded AN Kit DAC + Mutec MC3+USB.

    Study: Speakers - Tannoy DC6; Amp: Pass Aleph 'Mini'; preamp - Firebottle custom; Vinyl: Garrard 401 with AT1503 tonearm and vintage Ortofon SL-15e with matching Ortofon 2-15k SUT; Phono Stage: Firebottle Plus; Digital - Trichord Genesis III CDP + Arcam rBlink; Schiit Multibit DAC.

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    Join Date: Nov 2008

    Location: belgrade serbia

    Posts: 635
    I'm gordan.


    Interesting coincidence, I recently acquired a beautiful Shigaclone unit from eng. Ferenc Lazar labs (of various SUTs fame here, like Tango, Hashimoto etc). My digital never sounded so good and so close to analog. Plus it kills any PC/Mac option I tried. I didn't expect that.

    It feeds Lampizator Amber II which is another masterpiece.

    If you are still after the original Shigaraki transport, there was one for sale on AudioMarkt, though not sure if it still there. They go in a second!
    Speakers: Oris Swing MkII
    Amps: Thomas Mayer 300b/ Hiraga La Maison de L'Audiophile 20
    Preamp: Silver AVC by eng. Ferenc Lazar
    Phono Preamp: Shishido LCR by Solaja Audio
    Deck: Garrard 301 with Fidelity Research FR64fx
    Cartridges: SPU Spirit/ Koetsu Black revisited by eng. Salai/ Miyajima Shilabe
    Step Up Transformers: Tango MCT 999/ Ortofon T-5000/ Lumiere SUT
    Digital: Shigaclone by eng. Ferenc Lazar with Lampizator Amber II
    Wires: of sufficient length

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