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    You know i just don't understand this First up he goes & buys some Celestion Ditton 66s (which i own as well) & now he goes & buys the same cartridge that i also have kicking about here somewhere

    I'm off looking for a hidden camera
    It's a just a case of dafties think alike!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    It's a just a case of dafties think alike!!

    Marco.
    I guess audio dafties should after all
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    Daftie or dafteeee, well Marco you are quite a character, what does it sound like with some techno or house music daftee?

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    Rocks like f*ck, super-daftee - as it does with all my 80s 12" singles. Bass is powerful and extended but tight as gnat's arse, and as rhythmic a Rasta throwin' some shapes, diggin' the jiggy in da crib on nature's finest herbs.....

    It's also very detailed sounding and not at all dull or 'soggy', like I've heard people referring to it as. However, not only does it boogie, it also does subtlety too, and is exceptionally good at rendering vocals with a goodly dose of realism, for an MM design.

    It took a bit fine-tuning though to get it to sing. I can understand it not working well on some modern tonearms, which are of the low-mass variety, particularly unipivots. But it LURVES the Jelco in a heavy (ish) headshell!

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    You must have too much time on your hands sourcing all this vintage gear, wot should I put on the end of my Garrad 401 then, its been sat 2 months waiting for an arm board!

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    What arm's on your Garrard - the 309?

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    No, no, no. The 309 is waiting for the Roksan Shiraz to be re-tipped and then that is my Techie finished, no more will be done to it.

    The 401 has the Technoarm sat next to it, not wired in yet as no arm board, I also have an audio technica arm and RB250 and RB300 and a Linn basic plus.

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    Lol - you're certainly not a one-armed bandit, eh? Which Audio Technica arm is it? That sounds quite intriguing.

    Going back to the Goldring, one must remember that the BBC would've used it in a Gray tonearm, something like this:





    ...which is of course high-mass, so I doubt you'll get the best from the G800, using it in the sort of tonearms found on most modern turntables. An original Lenco arm, I think would be ideal. Something like this:





    The other thing is that the G800 is physically a big cartridge and difficult to accommodate elegantly (or even optimally) in a 'normal' headshell. The LT-12 I'm using is around 3cm longer than the standard headshells found on most tonearms today. Have a look at the headshell on the Lenco arm (above), noting its size and relative bulkiness, to get an idea of how to house a G800 properly in order for it to perform optimally.

    Here's a more detailed picture of one:

    You can see how much space is in there to do the job properly. It's no use crushing all the tonearm wires to get it to fit into a puny-sized modern headshell, which will ruin the sound, and also increase the likelihood of signal loss.

    Marco.
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    When I started selling hifi, the bog-standard cheap as chips system was Garrard SP25, Goldring G800, Amstrad 8000 and Wharfedale Dentons. All items equally "cheap and cheerful"!

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    Indeed, but consider the desirability of some of that kit now, and also how much of it would outperform much of what's made today - and realise that, in reality, it wasn't really "cheap and cheerful", certainly not in a sonic sense

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