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    Join Date: Sep 2014

    Location: brighton uk.

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    I'm jamie.

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    Ive had an itch for a while regarding these beautiful turntables and today it was scratched!
    My biggest concern was if it was a sideways move from my Pioneer PLC-590,a few questions asked to 'those in the know' confirmed it was a step up so the Calamine lotion was slung in the bin and off i went to ipswich to buy it

    This 1 owner from new, UK model, had been on gumtree for a while and looked very dusty in the sellers photo's which did put me off a little. the seller did confirm it was only dust so after i got back home i set about giving it a good clean.
    Its come up a treat!

    The platter is damped as standard,a nice touch.


    Platter edge and controls shinning like new!


    Original Sony oil filled matt is in great condition.


    The plinth weighs a ton and is in top nick too.


    A good clean reveals a mint dust cover.


    A PMAT-1010 tonearm will be fitted soon so ive got time to make a panzerholz board for it.
    My System
    John Wood KT88 Amp.
    Paradise Phono Stage
    Sony TTS-8000 Turntable.
    PMAT-1010 MK6 Tonearm.
    Sony X555ES Cd Player
    Yamaha NS1000m Speakers
    Audioquest Columbia & Colorado interconnects

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    Join Date: Mar 2008

    Location: Dunfermline, Scotland, UK

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    I'm inthescottishmafia.

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    Drool. :-)
    “Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of fuel. Sentimental people call it inspiration, but what they really mean is fuel. I have always needed fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio”

    Hunter S Thompson

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    Nice one Jamie !

    Love a man who scratches the itches somehow - life is for living so good to dream big !

    Congratulations on the purchase of a lovely high end deck
    My System:
    Amplification - Sansui AU-alpha 707 DR
    Turntable - Modified Technics SL1210 MK5G
    Mike New precision bearing, bearing base plate, ETP Platter
    Micro Seiki MA-202 tonearm, rewired, hybrid ceramic bearings
    Ortofon Cadenza Black moving coil cartridge - Fritz Gyger S re-tip
    Yannis Tome 423.5 Silver-Litz tonearm cable with KLEI Pure Silver Harmony plugs
    Ebony armboard
    Audio Technica MS-8 Magnesium headshell, Ortofon pure silver headshell leads
    Isonoe Isolation Feet
    Paul Hynes SR7EHD PSU (plus regulator modules), DCSXL pure-silver DC lead with Jaegar low impedance connector
    CDP - Pioneer PD-91
    Speakers - Spendor D7 on Soundcare SuperSpikes
    QED Silver Spiral speaker cable, Airlock plugs - bare wire amp end.
    Mains - Ultra Pure silver plated un-switched socket, Missing link EPS 500 silver plated plugs with Hi-Fi Tuning gold plated silver ceramic 13 amp fuses

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    Join Date: Oct 2015

    Location: Pulborough, West Sussex, UK

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    It's a good job I can't get up your stairs or I'd have that in my bag and be out the door.
    Turntable
    Toshiba SR-370/Mission 774/Van Damme cable with MS Starline plugs/Ortofon Quintet Black
    CD
    Cambridge CXC transport/modified Musical Fidelity X-DAC/modified Musical Fidelity X-10 V3 tube buffer
    Network Player
    Cambridge NP30
    Amplifier
    Denon HA-500 head amp/Nakamichi CA-5E pre-amp/Chinese passive RVC/Proton AA-1150 DMC power amp
    Speakers
    Mordaunt Short Signifer on original factory stands
    Cables
    Mogami with Rean Neutrik plugs/NVA LS5
    Headphones
    Sennheiser HD600/Sennheiser HD650/Koss Pro4 AA

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    Join Date: Nov 2015

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    Fair play Jamie, when I looked at it on gumtree, I felt it was too much for the condition. If I'd had half an idea that it would come up like that, I'd have bought it.

    Wow, it's stunning. Really looking forward to seeing how much you sell the Pioneer for

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    Join Date: Sep 2014

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    Very nice

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    It's all about the appearances isn't it?

    In this case though, there's some justification to be proud of it. At the time, I liked the oil filled mat, but audiophiles today don't it seems and it's decades since I 'heard' a deck with one, so maybe a tweak there might do it

    P.S. 50 years ago, the belt driven TTS-3000 was rated higher than the TD124, 401 and G99 in a test...
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    Join Date: Sep 2014

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    i thought for one minute you were going to recommend the space mat again then dave!
    actually in this case its not all about appearances,it doesn't come close to the turntable im currently using,i bought it for its abilities
    My System
    John Wood KT88 Amp.
    Paradise Phono Stage
    Sony TTS-8000 Turntable.
    PMAT-1010 MK6 Tonearm.
    Sony X555ES Cd Player
    Yamaha NS1000m Speakers
    Audioquest Columbia & Colorado interconnects

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    Join Date: May 2008

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    How known? Sorry, I'm being awkward again, as decks like this are usually only talked about 'cos very few in the UK have ever heard or even seen one..
    Tear down these walls; Cut the ties that held me
    Crying out at the top of my voice; Tell me now if you can hear me

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    Join Date: Sep 2014

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    yes they are a japan/uk model only i believe.
    just checking the tonearm board out,its made of billet aluminium,12mm thick with a sticky layer of sound deadening type material on the bottom.

    My System
    John Wood KT88 Amp.
    Paradise Phono Stage
    Sony TTS-8000 Turntable.
    PMAT-1010 MK6 Tonearm.
    Sony X555ES Cd Player
    Yamaha NS1000m Speakers
    Audioquest Columbia & Colorado interconnects

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