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    Join Date: Jun 2021

    Location: Falkirk Central Scotland

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    I'm Andrew.

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    Hi , My name is Andrew and I am a newbie/novice to Vintage Audio.

    Music tastes most music except Heavy Metal .I like music from 60s and 70s.

    I have just purchased an Amplifier Sony STR 7035 and Turntable Rotel RP 1500 and pair of vintage
    Castle Durham Speakers still to set this combo up as I am waiting on Turntable .

    Do you think this set up will be OK?
    Also what stylus would you recommend ( not too expensive)

    Kind Regards

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

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    Hello Andrew. Welcome to AOS.

    There's plenty of interest in vintage equipment here, take a look through the Past Masters section.

    Join in the chat, everybody is friendly and there's a lot going on.


    Enjoy the forum,
    Geoff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andypp10 View Post
    Hi , My name is Andrew and I am a newbie/novice to Vintage Audio.

    Music tastes most music except Heavy Metal .I like music from 60s and 70s.

    I have just purchased an Amplifier Sony STR 7035 and Turntable Rotel RP 1500 and pair of vintage
    Castle Durham Speakers still to set this combo up as I am waiting on Turntable .

    Do you think this set up will be OK?
    Also what stylus would you recommend ( not too expensive)

    Kind Regards
    Awwright, Andy, ma man, welcome to AoS! Plenty of Scots here too, so also welcome to the Scottish mafia! Know Falkirk quite well, nice place and a good halfway house between Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as being near Stirling. I use to live in Glasgow

    Anyway, get stuck in and enjoy... Are you a footy fan at all?

    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.

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    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.


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    welcome Andy.. Enjoy the forum mate
    Regards,
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    Join Date: Jun 2021

    Location: Falkirk Central Scotland

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    I'm Andrew.

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    Hi Marco,

    Yeah ! looking forward to the Euro Games .

    Heading down to Portpatrick for 3 or 4 Days so hopefully be allowed to watch games in the Pub.

    Then when i get home looking forward to setting up new Turntable i just bought !

    Cheers !

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    Join Date: Jun 2021

    Location: Falkirk Central Scotland

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    I'm Andrew.

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    Hi Grant !

    Thanks .

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    Welcome to AoS Andrew,

    I am unfamiliar with the equipment you have bought for your proposed set up, but see no reason why it should not work well together. The Castle speakers have a good reputation, though sadly the company is no longer in business. Your Sony receiver has sufficient power to drive the speakers, though don't expect the system to be able to play heavy metal rock bands at high volume!

    Regarding a suitable, and affordable cartidge for your turntable, I would suggest either a Nagaoka MP11 or a Shure M75ED.

    Enjoy the Forum
    Barry
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    Join Date: Apr 2016

    Location: West of Scotland

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    I'm Robin.

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    Welcome to the forum Andy
    Regards
    Robin

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    Join Date: Jun 2021

    Location: Falkirk Central Scotland

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    I'm Andrew.

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    Hi Barry,

    Many Thanks for Info !

    Regards

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    Join Date: Jun 2021

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    I'm Andrew.

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    Hi Robin ,

    Thanks for welcome.

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