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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbird View Post
    Yes Sien told me he had sold a few more via lenco. I wound him up about using my copyright .ha! No skin off my nose mate hope it works well for you ?

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    I told Sien (he asked me) that I cannot hear any difference with it or without it but I will admit to buying it more for aesthetics as I love the look - yeah I know... Mine is due a polish too. I did get stung a week or two back with customs charges though

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    Now you'll have to change your avatar Karl . . .

    Congratulations on a lovely deck and hopefully a result you're after. Love the classic design and chunky controls.

    Mad/brave, whatever but it takes guts to start over like that so fair play mate.

    I don't doubt it will best the LP12, (in most ways) that arm is superb looking although I haven't heard one but they have an excellent rep and a real look of quality.
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    System 2 - Amp: Musical Paradise MP-701 - Neurochrome 686 -
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    - Speakers: Cambridge Acoustic "Grand Master Evolution"

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    Absolutely gorgeous , I hope it sounds half as good as it looks Karl . Enjoy
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    Karl, it looks stunning, will be lovely to see it all set up and finished, very interested to hear what the listening experience is, I am sure it will be great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opti-cal View Post

    I don't doubt it will best the LP12, (in most ways)
    With that Reed arm and a cartridge to compliment, it will certainly show the LP 12 with a Nima, a very clean pair of heels indeed...in every way !
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    Wow, that looks amazing. Great job 😃

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    The Track Audio feet are excellent.
    Regards Neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbird View Post
    Is that some kind of foam lining?

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    I'm Karl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotty38 View Post
    I told Sien (he asked me) that I cannot hear any difference with it or without it but I will admit to buying it more for aesthetics as I love the look - yeah I know... Mine is due a polish too. I did get stung a week or two back with customs charges though
    That fair enough mate. I designed mine to help tackle warps rather than the sonics but If it will definitely look the business perched on the new rig.

    Its a bugger getting hit with customs but sometimes it still works out cheaper to buy abroad, even with the tax on top . A clamp like this in brass was well upwards of £150, Sien made me one for half of that.


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    Linn Sondek LP12 ( Santos rosewood plinth ,Roksan Nima with Tiger Paw Skale and Yannis tonearm cable, Cirkus, Trampolin2, SSP12 inner platter, Tiger Paw tranquility, Vivid subchassis, Vinyl Passion thick top plate / Mose Hercules 2 gold power supply / Audio Technica ART 9 / Whest 2.2 phonostage / Croft 25RLS preamp with NOS RCA valves / Croft 7R monoblocks with NOS RCA valves/ Spendor SP2/3R2 / Chord cobra 3 interconnects / QED signature revelation speaker cable / Marantz CD DAC /Atacama Equinox rack

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    Quote Originally Posted by WESTLOWER View Post
    You shouldn't have notable noise with a well serviced unit.

    I certainly wouldn't listen to anyone casting doubt on switching from the Linn Sondek LP12 to a well serviced Idler drive TT, I personally have never looked back. The simple connection you get with your music from a good idler, for me, far far out weighs what the LP12 offers, even a pimped one. I know, I had one and sunk a lot of money into the Linn upgrade path!

    I'd go for an external 3rd party PSU for the Garrad.
    The LongDog Audio Re-Generator Quartz Locked Speed/Power Supply is a very worth wile investment.

    Your Reed is a lovely arm too.. well done!
    I recently heard the very top of the tree limited edition version of the Reed 5T tonearm at Unique Audio, both visually and sonically very impressive!

    Enjoy!
    Yeah thatís probably what I will go for. The mark2 version. They seem to be the ones that everybody recommends. I do like the look of the Hanze hifi HAT power supply as its fully analogue , but its double the price of the LDA and that extra dough would pay for my Audiomods arm , plus it likely wonít be twice as good as the Longdog supply either


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    Linn Sondek LP12 ( Santos rosewood plinth ,Roksan Nima with Tiger Paw Skale and Yannis tonearm cable, Cirkus, Trampolin2, SSP12 inner platter, Tiger Paw tranquility, Vivid subchassis, Vinyl Passion thick top plate / Mose Hercules 2 gold power supply / Audio Technica ART 9 / Whest 2.2 phonostage / Croft 25RLS preamp with NOS RCA valves / Croft 7R monoblocks with NOS RCA valves/ Spendor SP2/3R2 / Chord cobra 3 interconnects / QED signature revelation speaker cable / Marantz CD DAC /Atacama Equinox rack

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