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  1. #1
    Join Date: Dec 2015

    Location: Alicante. Spain.

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    I'm Adrian.

    Default Wanted - Loricraft

    Long shot I know but looking for an RCM and from what I've heard Loricraft is the quietest machine - but sooooo expensive.

    Anyone got one lurking under the bed?
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    Join Date: May 2013

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    Get a Project RCM, not quiet but great vfm, better than the Moth RCM according to a friend of mine who’s owned both.


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    Join Date: Feb 2010

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    [QUOTE=steve-z;923629]Get a Project RCM, not quiet but great vfm, better than the Moth RCM according to a friend of mine who’s owned both.

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    Talk to Terry at Loricraft he'll do you a deal.

    I wouldn't be without mine. And yes they are quiet.
    Main: Speakers 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys / custom crossovers with Tannoy ST25 supertweeters; Amp - Radford STA100; Pre EAR 912; Vinyl: Thorens TD124 MkII + Ikeda IT345-CR1 9 inch and Ikeda IT-407 12 inch tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Miyajima Takumi, Ikeda 9TT, SAEC/Excel C3; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 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 + Miyajima ETR-Mono SUT; 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'; tube preamp - Gate Audio tube; Vinyl: Garrard 401 with AT1503 Mk I tonearm and vintage Ortofon SL-15e with matching Ortofon 2-15k SUT; Phono Stage from Gate Audio preamp; Digital - Trichord Genesis III CDP + Arcam rBlink.

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    Join Date: Mar 2011

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    I have been tempted so many times to sell my loricraft but remember the days when I had a moth RCM while it does the job the noise of it use to get me down.
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    Join Date: Mar 2016

    Location: Barnet, london UK

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    My nitty gritty is great but sounds like a 747 coming in the lounge for touchdown !!
    Loricraft is on the list ! Tom's is basically silent in comparison
    "lack of passion is fatal"

    Vinyl: Garrard 401, Russ Collinson 'shindo style' plinth / Tenuto gun metal mat / SME-3012 j7 rewired / audio-technica ATP-12T - phonomac modified / Ortofon Vintage SPU GTE /Shure M3D / Ortofon Royal N / Cartridge Man Music Master with isolator / Miyajima Zero B 0.7mil mono / Vintage GE VRII mono / Amps: Radford STA25 mk3 / David Coe AD Audio 'Satchmo' pre & phono / Hashimoto HM-7 SUT / Digital: SW1X Audio Design DAC 1 signature / Roon / Tidal Speakers: Tannoy 12" MGs' in RFC custom 'Rutland' Cabinets with RFC custom crossovers / Cables: Duelund DCA16GA tinned copper / Kimber 12TC / SW1X Audio Design USB-SPdif / Duelund DCA20GA interconnects / SW1X Audio SPDIF Aero 6 / Mains Power Conditioner / Box Furniture sapele rack

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    Join Date: Dec 2015

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    I had a bad experience yesterday but thanks to the Allaerts superb build there was no damage. The loudest of clicks had me running to check the vinyl (third play) to find something embedded in a groove. No idea what it was our where it came from but a good clean got rid of it. Lesser carts would have lost their tip for sure but it made me realise I need to take better care of my vinyl.

    The Loricraft is so bloody expensive but all others, okki nokki etc are reported as noisy.
    Technics SP10 mk2
    Jan Allaerts MC 1 Boron mk1 cart
    Miyajima Shilabe cart
    Hashimoto HM-X SUT
    Siggwan (gimballed not unipivot) Cocobola 12"
    Aurorasound Vida LCR Phonostage
    The Truth linestage
    Dave Slagle Autoformer Volume Controller
    Cary 805c SET amps
    Audio Note ANe-SPX speakers
    Townshend Isolda speaker cables
    Cardas Golden Presence interconnects

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    Join Date: May 2012

    Location: Dagenham Essex

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    I'm I'mteachingmarcotheartofpishanto.

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    +1 for the Loricraft , I had a deal at the Whittlbury show

    Best RCM I have owned
    Music , fills the gaps between silence !

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    RCMs containing vacuum cleaners can be expected to be noisy, I don't see the problem... Mine is in the garage and I only ever do a few records at a time so it's all over in 10 minutes, much quicker than when my wife decides to hoover the whole house!

  9. #9
    Join Date: Mar 2016

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    Quote Originally Posted by Len Co View Post
    RCMs containing vacuum cleaners can be expected to be noisy, I don't see the problem... Mine is in the garage and I only ever do a few records at a time so it's all over in 10 minutes, much quicker than when my wife decides to hoover the whole house!
    I think the point is they don't HAVE to be noisy. The Loricraft is not, it makes a huge difference as it is actually possible to listen and clean at the same time.
    And thats something I would like to be able to do. It's also incredibly well put togeather.
    Good luck with the search Adrian
    "lack of passion is fatal"

    Vinyl: Garrard 401, Russ Collinson 'shindo style' plinth / Tenuto gun metal mat / SME-3012 j7 rewired / audio-technica ATP-12T - phonomac modified / Ortofon Vintage SPU GTE /Shure M3D / Ortofon Royal N / Cartridge Man Music Master with isolator / Miyajima Zero B 0.7mil mono / Vintage GE VRII mono / Amps: Radford STA25 mk3 / David Coe AD Audio 'Satchmo' pre & phono / Hashimoto HM-7 SUT / Digital: SW1X Audio Design DAC 1 signature / Roon / Tidal Speakers: Tannoy 12" MGs' in RFC custom 'Rutland' Cabinets with RFC custom crossovers / Cables: Duelund DCA16GA tinned copper / Kimber 12TC / SW1X Audio Design USB-SPdif / Duelund DCA20GA interconnects / SW1X Audio SPDIF Aero 6 / Mains Power Conditioner / Box Furniture sapele rack

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    Join Date: Feb 2010

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    Quote Originally Posted by Len Co View Post
    RCMs containing vacuum cleaners can be expected to be noisy, I don't see the problem... Mine is in the garage and I only ever do a few records at a time so it's all over in 10 minutes, much quicker than when my wife decides to hoover the whole house!
    I keep the Loricraft next to the turntable. It's whisper-quiet, enough to keep on playing music (it's pretty much inaudible from my listening chair) if you want to, though it does need a bit of attention obviously when cleaning and you'll want to QA the result.

    I particularly like the really focussed way it works on a tiny patch at a time. You can see the water collector (jam jar!) at the side fill up and view the crap it collects.

    I have a routine that involves multiple passes depending on the problem. For example I acquired a rare Czech recording of the Mozart 'Haydn' quartets, covered in mould spots. First off some enzyme cleaner, got the worst of it, then an alcohol-water-surfactant solution, then purified water/surfactant - result was perfect, not a click on any of the three records - but a jam jar full of black stuff. (Had to wipe the inside of the box with an alcohol wipe as well though).

    Sometimes though a quick squirt of the alcohol solution and a second go with purified water is all a record needs.

    I really wouldn't be without mine, I pull a record out for a listen and if it's anything less than pristine, a few minutes of cleaning later (without the need for ear defenders or a trip to the garage) and it's on the deck. When I had the Moth I used to build up a massive 'to clean' pile, then every six months or so I'd grit my teeth and do as many as I could face. (Which was never as many as the pile). No longer.
    Main: Speakers 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys / custom crossovers with Tannoy ST25 supertweeters; Amp - Radford STA100; Pre EAR 912; Vinyl: Thorens TD124 MkII + Ikeda IT345-CR1 9 inch and Ikeda IT-407 12 inch tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Miyajima Takumi, Ikeda 9TT, SAEC/Excel C3; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 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 + Miyajima ETR-Mono SUT; 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'; tube preamp - Gate Audio tube; Vinyl: Garrard 401 with AT1503 Mk I tonearm and vintage Ortofon SL-15e with matching Ortofon 2-15k SUT; Phono Stage from Gate Audio preamp; Digital - Trichord Genesis III CDP + Arcam rBlink.

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