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    Default New arm on a Verdier Platine Nouveau

    Here are a couple of shots of the 12" Timestep T-612 tonearm, along with a Miyajima Takumi L cartridge, that I fitted to a customer's Verdier Platine Nouveau turntable. Beady eyes might notice Magna Audio's fine work in the form of a replacement armboard crafted beautifully from African Blackwood. This combination sounds seriously lovely!



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    Surely, as per the beliefs espoused in an adjacent thread, that belt drive deck was suffering from disabling wow....

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    Quote Originally Posted by YNWaN View Post
    Surely, as per the beliefs espoused in an adjacent thread, that belt drive deck was suffering from disabling wow....
    Now now! That Verdier is a pretty massive affair and it does sound lovely, even more so with that new arm and cartridge. The DC motor is clearly reasonably torquey since it spins the heavy platter up relatively quickly, and there is no hint of speed wobbles.

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    Only pulling your leg Hugo (but you know that). I’ve heard the Verdier a number of times and it is a very fine deck .

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    Quote Originally Posted by YNWaN View Post
    Only pulling your leg Hugo (but you know that). I’ve heard the Verdier a number of times and it is a very fine deck .
    It has some complicated engineering hidden inside the plinth. M Verdier clearly knew his stuff because it does work very well, even if it’s a tad bulky, with the separate motor box, for my own preference.

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    Yes, I realise that although it looks like a solid plinth design it actually has a suspension.

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    I remember the days when Mr Verdier would visit the Uk HiFi shows a lovely man, his deck is one of those true audio classics. The Verdier is a true musical affair and one of those good value designs just like the lovely Timestep arm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YNWaN View Post
    Surely, as per the beliefs espoused in an adjacent thread, that belt drive deck was suffering from disabling wow....
    I did mention that the PV, and other similar high-mass T/Ts were a different kettle of fish!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ammonite Acoustics View Post
    Now now! That Verdier is a pretty massive affair and it does sound lovely, even more so with that new arm and cartridge. The DC motor is clearly reasonably torquey since it spins the heavy platter up relatively quickly, and there is no hint of speed wobbles.
    Indeed, and so very different from low-mass suspended designs, such as LP12s!

    Anyway, a beautiful turntable and equally lovely arm/cartridge - just my kind of thing, and which no doubt sounds superb!

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    Thanks for posting the pic of a wonderful tt Hugo.

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