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  1. #141
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    Quote Originally Posted by hermit View Post
    I don't doubt it but I've got a Kiseki Purpleheart sitting idle so I'll probably use that initially.
    Yes, I guess you'll just have to 'slum it' with that until then!

    Marco.
    Main System

    Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from a TCD-420.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW18.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


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  2. #142
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    Quote Originally Posted by zimbo View Post
    What? Ive won a price with that old Sonylady? A belt drive, by the way.......
    Crazy, cant believe it.
    Appreciate that, thank you very very much!
    The Sony is a belt-drive but it's the right kind of belt drive. The motor is bigger than my fist... The belt is of a non-stretchy kind. They were used for broadcast duties in Norway!

  3. #143
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Yup, right up my alleyway (as I love high quality, hand-built bespoke equipment), and it's a superb match for low-compliance MCs, specially SPUs!

    The combo of the Schick arm on that drop-dead gorgeous Sony, made it a no-brainer winner, IMO. For me, both Sacha's and your T/T are equally lovely, in different ways, but I prefer his arm.

    Not a big fan of modern SMEs, sorry. I prefer their older stuff, such as the 3012 or the modern equivalent M2-12R (or their 9-inch counterparts), which I think has sadly now been discontinued:

    https://hifilounge.co.uk/product/sme...2-12r-tonearm/

    I've also always preferred the look of classic 'J-shaped' Jap detachable headshell arms, in preference to the 'straight' design/look. Just a personal thing... *BUT* - aesthetically the SME suits the lines on your T/T perfectly, and so taken as a whole it looks superb!

    You should give a Schick a go sometime, as I suspect you'd LOVE how it sounds, which is quite different from the SME.

    Marco.
    SME any model is not a touch on the "proper" arms out there, the V was nearly 5.5k before they stopped selling it direct that's far too much when you have brands like REED available for less.



    Then in the ultra high end you have Acoustical Systems who made a limited edition arm for 50,000 euros and sold all 21 of them within weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Vinyl Adventure View Post
    SME any model is not a touch on the "proper" arms out there, the V was nearly 5.5k before they stopped selling it direct that's far too much when you have brands like REED available for less.



    Then in the ultra high end you have Acoustical Systems who made a limited edition arm for 50,000 euros and sold all 21 of them within weeks.
    Absolutely love my Reed. Style and substance in one superbly engineered package . So simple to set up and use too .


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  5. #145
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    The Reed does look like a well engineered arm
    Main system:

    Digital.
    Philips DCC 730
    Technics SL-PJ28A CD Player
    Analogue.
    Michell Orbe with arm decoupling kit & Pete's Pylons. SME V. Goldring Elite MC and Firebottle OTP MKII Phono Amp
    Lenco L75 in Birch ply plinth. Linn Basik Plus. Denon 103M cart Cairn Boost Phono Amp
    Network Player.
    Raspberry PI plus IQAudio DAC+ (also used as a CD player) plus Pi NAS Server
    Amp.
    Pure Sound A30
    Speakers
    Reiver Jenna floor standers
    HeadPhones.
    Sennheiser HD545 Ref, HD600, HD477
    Headphone Amp
    Myryad Z40 (also used as a pre amp)
    Backup Speakers.
    TDL RTL2, Some home made concoction...
    Backup Amps
    Audiolab 8000a, Armstrong something or other, Amstrad Quadraphonic something or other, home built EL34 power amps.....

  6. #146
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    Here's the Lenco GL75 with the 12 inch wooden arm in use and sounding supberb

    Main system:

    Digital.
    Philips DCC 730
    Technics SL-PJ28A CD Player
    Analogue.
    Michell Orbe with arm decoupling kit & Pete's Pylons. SME V. Goldring Elite MC and Firebottle OTP MKII Phono Amp
    Lenco L75 in Birch ply plinth. Linn Basik Plus. Denon 103M cart Cairn Boost Phono Amp
    Network Player.
    Raspberry PI plus IQAudio DAC+ (also used as a CD player) plus Pi NAS Server
    Amp.
    Pure Sound A30
    Speakers
    Reiver Jenna floor standers
    HeadPhones.
    Sennheiser HD545 Ref, HD600, HD477
    Headphone Amp
    Myryad Z40 (also used as a pre amp)
    Backup Speakers.
    TDL RTL2, Some home made concoction...
    Backup Amps
    Audiolab 8000a, Armstrong something or other, Amstrad Quadraphonic something or other, home built EL34 power amps.....

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