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    Default The Task At Hand

    2010's "no choice/must do" project was to somehow shrink "The Old Room", partially seen below, down to a system that would fit in my living room. Everything had to go. I would say I didn't cry; but, I think I did...

    Biff

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    Wow, wow, wow

    I would try and find away of keeping as much of that as I could.

    My upstairs listening room sometimes looks like that.....only in my case its tuners and reel to reel machines.

    Got any nice tuners ?


    Regards D S D L

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    I'm seeing things surely

    2 x Pioneer CTF 1250 & 1 x Pioneer CTF 950

    Seeing that just reminded me i need to put my own CTF 950 into the rack as well

    Lovely collection of equipment you have there
    Bests, Mark



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalek Supreme D L View Post
    Wow, wow, wow

    I would try and find away of keeping as much of that as I could.

    My upstairs listening room sometimes looks like that.....only in my case its tuners and reel to reel machines.

    Got any nice tuners ?


    Regards D S D L
    Oh, I'm certainly keeping everything. I just can't have nearly as much gear "at the ready" anymore. [I've seen some of your gear pics. "Salivating" is the word that comes to mind.] Unfortunately, I do not have any nice tuners, just black box stuff. There were only two good NPR stations in this area: one classical, one jazz. The bad economy forced the jazz station to become part talk radio. Having a great tuner would probably add insult to injury for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reid Malenfant View Post
    I'm seeing things surely

    2 x Pioneer CTF 1250 & 1 x Pioneer CTF 950

    Seeing that just reminded me i need to put my own CTF 950 into the rack as well

    Lovely collection of equipment you have there
    Thanks. I wish I had a CT-F950 (maybe two)! That's actually a 900. It still sounds quite nice, though. If you've got the space, I would certainly put the 950 back in rotation!!
    Biff

    Technics SL-1200MK2 (x3)/SL-1200M3D (x2)/SL-1500MK2/SL-150MK2/SL-1400MK2/SL-M3, Thorens TD 150 Mk II AB, Dual 1019, Trans-Fi T3 Pro Terminator, Stanton Trackmaster (SoundSmith ruby/NCL)/Trackmaster RS II (x2)/Groovemaster II Pro (x2)/890SA/890AL (JICO Shibata)/681EEE (x2) (JICO Urushi Shibata), Empire 2000E, ADC QLM 30 MK III/K8E, B&O SP 14, Audio Technica AT-331LP/VS-245LP, Ortofon TM14, Grado MT+, Shure M75MG, Mike New bearing, TTWeights Classic 454g, Tascam DV-RA1000HD (x2) (M-DISC capable SATA optical drive & CompactFlash card internal storage), Pioneer CT-F1250 (x2)/CT-F900, Sony TC-K615S/TC-KA1ESa (x3), Revox PR99 (x2), Teac X-10R (x2), DIY braided ICs, Audio Research SP17, Bottlehead Seduction/Foreplay III, Parasound A 23, SAE Mark IIIA, dbx 200/222/224 (x3), Fostex T-50RP, EPI 100 (pr), JBL L112 (pr)

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    Quote Originally Posted by WOStantonCS100 View Post
    Thanks. I wish I had a CT-F950 (maybe two)! That's actually a 900. It still sounds quite nice, though. If you've got the space, I would certainly put the 950 back in rotation!!
    I soon will have & yes it'll definately be going back in the rack

    Never heard of the 900, it looks virtually identical to the 950 from what i can see of it. Lovely machine the 950 is, sounds like a decent CD spinner

    You have a lot of kit there & some lovely stuff to! Very nice indeed, it must have taken a while to gather those cassette decks up. I was lucky with both my good cassette decks, the 950 i found in a secondhand shop & snatched the blokes hand off at 40, an Akai (also three head & dual capstan) i found at a boot sale & paid i believe 50p
    Bests, Mark



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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid Malenfant View Post
    I soon will have & yes it'll definately be going back in the rack

    Never heard of the 900, it looks virtually identical to the 950 from what i can see of it. Lovely machine the 950 is, sounds like a decent CD spinner

    You have a lot of kit there & some lovely stuff to! Very nice indeed, it must have taken a while to gather those cassette decks up. I was lucky with both my good cassette decks, the 950 i found in a secondhand shop & snatched the blokes hand off at 40, an Akai (also three head & dual capstan) i found at a boot sale & paid i believe 50p
    Nice grabs. I didn't pay a whole lot for any of the gear I have, either. I guess it wasn't fashionable, then. Oh, well... Most of the gear has spent sometime on my workbench to bring it around; well worth the effort. I'll have to check out some pics of your gear.

    Regarding the 900: From what I've read, it wasn't manufactured for very long, perhaps a year or so before they went quartz-controlled.
    Biff

    Technics SL-1200MK2 (x3)/SL-1200M3D (x2)/SL-1500MK2/SL-150MK2/SL-1400MK2/SL-M3, Thorens TD 150 Mk II AB, Dual 1019, Trans-Fi T3 Pro Terminator, Stanton Trackmaster (SoundSmith ruby/NCL)/Trackmaster RS II (x2)/Groovemaster II Pro (x2)/890SA/890AL (JICO Shibata)/681EEE (x2) (JICO Urushi Shibata), Empire 2000E, ADC QLM 30 MK III/K8E, B&O SP 14, Audio Technica AT-331LP/VS-245LP, Ortofon TM14, Grado MT+, Shure M75MG, Mike New bearing, TTWeights Classic 454g, Tascam DV-RA1000HD (x2) (M-DISC capable SATA optical drive & CompactFlash card internal storage), Pioneer CT-F1250 (x2)/CT-F900, Sony TC-K615S/TC-KA1ESa (x3), Revox PR99 (x2), Teac X-10R (x2), DIY braided ICs, Audio Research SP17, Bottlehead Seduction/Foreplay III, Parasound A 23, SAE Mark IIIA, dbx 200/222/224 (x3), Fostex T-50RP, EPI 100 (pr), JBL L112 (pr)

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    Quote Originally Posted by WOStantonCS100 View Post
    I'll have to check out some pics of your gear.

    Regarding the 900: From what I've read, it wasn't manufactured for very long, perhaps a year or so before they went quartz-controlled.
    A lot will be changing starting from tomorrow now i have cables that are long enough, just got robbed by the UK governbent over import VAT, should have been a few quid, maybe three - but i got charged over 6. However is it worth the hassle trying to sort it out? In the end it'll cost you more Once i receive a few american style plugs from Hong Kong it'll change a bit more & i'll have to strip the whole rack out to bring things up to where i want

    Long story, but i'm sure you'll see it sooner or later
    Bests, Mark



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    Default A giant leap forward

    The Trans-Fi T3 Pro in situ on my second (and well loved by a previous owner) SL-1200MK2 using an Origin Live/Rega armboard. I am really liking this. I'm going to be up late tonight!



    Now, I'm just waiting on an alternate weight from Vic (a top notch guy!) so I can use my recently received SoundSmith ruby-ized Stanton Trackmaster. What fun this is... ...and the sound!
    Biff

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    I missed this first time round. You have a lovely collection of gear there Biff. Excellent taste in tape playback equipment - cassette and open reel!

    I hope you can find room to keep at least one tape deck and one reel to reel in your main system!
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