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  1. #1
    Join Date: Mar 2009

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    I'm David.

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    Thank you to all AOS members who posted pics of their beloved vinyl spinners, now its time for a bit of close up camera work.

    Post your cartridge up try to make the image as interesting as possible please and BE CAREFUL obviously! Don't get too close!

    I will start things off with my Benz LP-S and let's see what all our members have. Post as many times as you want as any serious audiophile is bound to have more than 1 cartridge.

    CS Port TAT2 - Benz LPS - Funkfirm Houdini - DS Audio Vinyl Ionizer - CS Port C3EQ - Kondo G70 - Kondo Gakuoh II - Maxonic TW1100 MKII - Isol-8 SubStation Integra

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    Join Date: Sep 2020

    Location: Riedstadt, Germany

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    I'm Sascha.

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    some of my cartridges, also posted in the "little treasures thread" in the Gallery

    Quote Originally Posted by zimbo View Post
    Hi,

    Im not sure if a thread like this already exists? If so, please let me know, i could not find any similar....

    Here some photos from my collection:


    excel PRO81MC


    vintage ELAC STS in a row


    Ortofon Kontrapunkt B


    Rata RP 40

    more still to come......

    best regards
    Sascha
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    some classic Ortofon cartridges


    Ortofon SPU classicN


    Ortofon SL-15

    Sascha
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    Hi Paul,

    nice player and very nice cartridges.

    Pioneer.....


    PC70 MC

    regards
    Sascha
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    Hi,

    .... some more Ortofons....


    SPU GM-E


    Venice


    from the back side

    regards
    Sascha
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    Ortofon Windfeld Ti







    regards
    Sascha
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    another favourit....


    Shelter 901 III
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    Hi Robert,

    where did you get the retipping of the Cadenza done? Ive got also a Cadenza Bronze with worn stylus and the Gyger S seems to be a good shape for rebuilding Ortofons....



    have a nice weekend!
    Sascha
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    Kiseki Blue Goldspot







    best regards
    Sascha
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    Dynavector XX-2







    best regards
    Sascha
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    Good evening,

    comes to me from A.O.S....... Goldring Excel GS



    have a nice weekend!

    kind regards
    Sascha
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    another rare cartridge.....

    audioquest T7





    Unfortunately, I haven't found any information about this cartridge on the internet unless anyone knows something about it......?

    best regards
    Sascha
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    Hi,

    a Technics EPC305MC Mk2 with the matching SUT SH305MC





    regards
    Sascha
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    Ortofon Windfeld ti is playing Guru`s JazzMatazz.........



    regards
    Sascha

  3. #3
    Join Date: Mar 2009

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    This is gonna be quite interesting.
    CS Port TAT2 - Benz LPS - Funkfirm Houdini - DS Audio Vinyl Ionizer - CS Port C3EQ - Kondo G70 - Kondo Gakuoh II - Maxonic TW1100 MKII - Isol-8 SubStation Integra

  4. #4
    Join Date: Jan 2009

    Location: Essex

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    I'm openingabottleofwine.

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    Here are mine:

    Moving-coil cartridges

    Ortofon MC200




    Ortofon MC25FL in SME S2R shell; Ortofon S-15TE in SME S3 shell; Ortofon SL15E in Ortofon G shell; Ortofon SL15E in SME S2 shell and Ortofon SL15E II in SME S2 shell


    Top left: EMT XSD15; top right: EMT XSD15sfl
    Left top: EMT TSD15, left bottom EMT TSD15sfl; Right top EMT TSD15sfl, right bottom EMT TSD15 with Ortofon EIA adaptor


    Van den Hul MC10 Special, in SME S2R shell; Ikeda C9 III in Ikeda shell; Denon 103 in Fidelity Research S/3 shell; Ortofon SPU GM-E



    Fixed-coil cartridges


    ADC25 with red spot stylus; ADC 10E Mk.IV; ACD 10E Mk.IV; Shure M55E (brown body) and Shure M55E (black body) All cartridges mounted in SME S2 shells.

    Second ADC25 and set of stylii are elsewhere.


    Decca Mk.III with SME adapter; AKG P8ES in SME S2 shell; B&O MMC20S; B&O MMC 20E in Fidelity Research S/2 shell; B&O SP6 in SME S2
    At top: B&O MMC 20EN with SME adaptor



    Decca Mk.VI in GB block and Audio Technica shell; Decca Mk.V in EMT TSD-G shell with EIA adapter; Decca Mk.V in Sonab shell; Decca SC4E in Fidelity Research S/2 shell, and Decca Mk.III with SME adapter

    Other cartridge pictures




    Denon 103 in EMT TSD-G shell; Denon 103 in EMT shell and in an SME S2 shell, and B&O SP6 in SME shell
    Barry

  5. #5
    Join Date: Jan 2013

    Location: Birmingham

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    I'm James.

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    At last a decent post on AOS. There is some absolutely fabulous cartridges here chaps. Thanks for posting and the pics are superb. Sascha you have an amazing collection.
    VPI Scout 1.1 - Ortofon 2M Black FGS - Croft 25R+ - Croft Series 7 - Heco Celan GT 702 - Audirvana - Macbook Pro - JustBoom DAC.

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    Join Date: Jan 2008

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    At last a decent post on AOS...




    How very dare you!

    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 HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

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


    Protect your HUMAN RIGHTS and REFUSE ANY *MANDATORY* VACCINE FOR COVID-19!

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    Join Date: Jan 2013

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    I'm James.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post




    How very dare you!

    Marco.
    I am sure you have quite a collection which would make interesting viewing Marco? I wish I had a fraction of some of those in the posts above.
    VPI Scout 1.1 - Ortofon 2M Black FGS - Croft 25R+ - Croft Series 7 - Heco Celan GT 702 - Audirvana - Macbook Pro - JustBoom DAC.

  8. #8
    Join Date: Jan 2008

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    Yeah, mate, I have a few, but nothing on the level of Bazza or Sascha. Sold a few recently too, such as my vintage SPU and Denon DL-S1.

    I'm now mainly using a vintage Denon DL-103GL, with gold colis (strapped to a Houdini, like Brooky's Benz), which is one of the finest cartridges I've heard at any price, for sheer 'fun factor' and outright musical involvement, especially through my (now heavily-modded) Lentek head amp, and some sexy rare 1940s military-spec 6SL7s in the Croft...

    I think you'd approve

    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 HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

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


    Protect your HUMAN RIGHTS and REFUSE ANY *MANDATORY* VACCINE FOR COVID-19!

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    Join Date: Jan 2008

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    Here she is mounted in a rare NOS Denon PCL-300 headshell, fitted with Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads:

    [





    And in situ:



    I'll see if I can round up the others later

    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 HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

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


    Protect your HUMAN RIGHTS and REFUSE ANY *MANDATORY* VACCINE FOR COVID-19!

  10. #10
    Join Date: Jan 2013

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    I'm James.

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    Never heard of the DL-103GL that must be a rare beast. Good pic of the silver Kondo cartridge leads, very tasty. I know from a list of Denon 103 manufacturing I saw a while back they made a huge range of variants of the 103 since they first released it in the 60s many of which probably never made it outside Japan?

    It is a cartridge I should still endeavour to try in some form when I plunge back down the MC route.
    VPI Scout 1.1 - Ortofon 2M Black FGS - Croft 25R+ - Croft Series 7 - Heco Celan GT 702 - Audirvana - Macbook Pro - JustBoom DAC.

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