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Marco
19-03-2009, 23:16
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Stereo-Lab-DL103-Tondose-ebony-GM-w-o-DENON-DL103_W0QQitemZ190254722106QQihZ009QQcategoryZ9627 1QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262

Roll up, roll up! :gig:

Cool or cack - what's the verdict?

Marco.

Marco
20-03-2009, 01:06
Read the history:

http://www.mds975.co.uk/Content/vinyl01.html

Marco.

Cack Handed
20-03-2009, 12:04
Like over 30's at night clubs- looks embarrassing.

each to their own though, although by the time you've finished messing about you could have bought a real one.

Mike
20-03-2009, 14:14
260+ and doesn't even include a cartridge.

No! :mental:

Marco
20-03-2009, 14:19
FFS, where's your imagination? You could pretend there's one in it! :eyebrows:

Marco.

Sgt.Pepper
20-03-2009, 14:21
Postage is a bit steep too at 52.

Mike
20-03-2009, 14:25
FFS, where's your imagination? You could pretend there's one in it! :eyebrows:

Marco.

Errrr.... :scratch:

Good point... It'll no doubt sound better that way! :D

Cack Handed
20-03-2009, 14:38
FFS, where's your imagination? You could pretend there's one in it! :eyebrows:

Marco.

same as people pretend mains cables make a difference :lol:

Marco
20-03-2009, 14:46
Mikey, until you get that 'pick & mix' creation of yours spinning tunes properly I'll happily settle for the music the old nail makes! :lolsign:

;)

If I was going to buy anything from the guy on Ebay it would be this:

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190254721564

At least it includes a 103 and the shell has been removed, too! Or this, which looks like quite a nice (if pricey) transformer:

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190254721609QQssPageNameZMERC_VI_RSCC_Pr8_PcY _BIN_Stores_IT&refitem=190254721576&itemcount=8&refwidgetloc=active_view_item&usedrule1=StoreCatToStoreCat&usedrule2=CrossSell_LogicX&refwidgettype=cross_promot_widget&_trksid=p284.m184&_trkparms=algo%3DDR%26its%3DS%252BI%252BSS%26itu%3 DISS%252BUCI%252BSI%26otn%3D2

Marco.

Dave Cawley
20-03-2009, 15:41
I just bought this :kiss:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140308602794

:bag:

Dave

Marco
20-03-2009, 16:02
Nice one, Dave. I thought you might end up doing something like that :)

So what's the plan?

Marco.

Dave Cawley
20-03-2009, 16:07
Put one of my new Cartridge Stabilisers in it, then add the DL-103SA :kiss:

:bag:

Dave

Marco
20-03-2009, 16:10
Sounds good. That should work very well!

Marco.

Mike
20-03-2009, 16:49
Mikey, until you get that 'pick & mix' creation of yours spinning tunes properly I'll happily settle for the music the old nail makes! :lolsign:

My TT is working very well thank you very much! :ner: I just happen to think there's more to come!

'Pick & Mix' indeed!?!... So tell me again, who makes your arm?... and PSU?... and feet?... and etc?...

:lol:

Marco
20-03-2009, 18:29
Hehehehe... You know I'm only pullin' ya wee chipolata :eyebrows:

Marco.

Dave Cawley
20-03-2009, 18:48
Hi Marco

Here is the The Cartridge Stabiliser :kiss:



http://www.soundhifi.com/Stabiliser.jpg

It gives all the advantages of an Audio Technica 18 gram headshell with none of the hassle. It's 8 grams in weight and a Jelco shell is 12 grams, so you get 20 grams, just about right for the Denon DL-103. The soft copper is nicer than the hard aluminium, in my humble opinion. It also raises the arm and cartridge at tad, very useful on the SL-1200 series.


:bag:

Regards

Dave

Marco
20-03-2009, 18:52
Me want one - so please arrange for it to be ready for my arrival on Tuesday, sir! :)

Marco.

Gromit
20-03-2009, 19:02
Ooooh...that looks shweeet :)

Dave - do you by any chance supply longer bolts with the stabiliser? It's just that the ones I have (the longest ones in the SME nuts & bolts kit) are only just long enough for the 103+Thru's ballast plate+Sumiko headshell. Your copper spacer looks to be a bit thicker than Thru's brass plate.

Cack Handed
21-03-2009, 01:31
makes my beefy spacer look a bit OTT :lolsign:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v323/matt_J/IMG_1778.jpg

Dave Cawley
21-03-2009, 07:57
Hi Richard, the longest plated brass screws I have are 20mm but I have some 25mm on order. You are welcome to some for free. If you need them longer, I'll have a look.

Marco, yes, I have a " The Cartridge Stabiliser " waiting for you, if nothing else they are an object of desire.

:bag:

Regards

Dave

Primalsea
21-03-2009, 08:58
It must be a generation thing (U old Pheka's) I have no idea what the point would be o f using these. Also whats the other auctions where they have put cartridges in blocks of wood about?? No one loves a good block of nice looking wood more than me but.............

Mike
21-03-2009, 09:03
It must be something to do with using a 103... it makes you a bit strange in the head! :lol:

Spectral Morn
21-03-2009, 09:19
Its a CULT don't you know.....;)



Regards D S D L----Neil :)

Marco
21-03-2009, 10:34
Marco, yes, I have a " The Cartridge Stabiliser " waiting for you, if nothing else they are an object of desire.


Noice one, matey. You're no-one without a cartridge stabiliser! :eyebrows:

Bobby, :respect:

Marco.

Marco
21-03-2009, 10:45
It must be a generation thing (U old Pheka's) I have no idea what the point would be o f using these. Also whats the other auctions where they have put cartridges in blocks of wood about?? No one loves a good block of nice looking wood more than me but.............

Pauly baby, I'm not into the wood block thing either, hence why I started the thread. I was firmly in the "cack" camp ;)

However, 'nuding' a 103 and putting a nice wooden body-shell on it (as per the example I highlighted) is a different ball game altogether. I also dig retro, so love the look of SPU headshells. Dave will I'm sure make a great job of putting a 103SA inside his and the high mass will suit it down to the ground :cool:

Marco.

Barry
14-04-2009, 22:05
If I was going to buy anything from the guy on Ebay it would be this:

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190254721564

At least it includes a 103 and the shell has been removed, too! Or this, which looks like quite a nice (if pricey) transformer:

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190254721609QQssPageNameZMERC_VI_RSCC_Pr8_PcY _BIN_Stores_IT&refitem=190254721576&itemcount=8&refwidgetloc=active_view_item&usedrule1=StoreCatToStoreCat&usedrule2=CrossSell_LogicX&refwidgettype=cross_promot_widget&_trksid=p284.m184&_trkparms=algo%3DDR%26its%3DS%252BI%252BSS%26itu%3 DISS%252BUCI%252BSI%26otn%3D2

Marco.

I have dealt with these people, though for the life of me, can't remember what it was for. Regarding the 're-housing' of Denon 103 cartridges, either in wood or aluminium (Zu), does anyone have any experiences they can share?

Regards

Barry