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  1. ^^^^^^^^ I'd be saving for a little longer whilst waiting for a second hand unit from a reputable seller to turn up in the classifieds here. I'd also grab that mimic phono in the classifieds, it saw off my Jasmine lp2! Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  2. I bought an 881s after a recommendation from good ol Vince from once analog..... I preferred it to the 2M bronze i had at the time and bought a Nos one from ebay for not alot of money. It took a good 40 hours to break in and sounded fast and punchy but gracefully detailed. I've no experience with after market stylus but remember the cart has a stereohedron tip on it. I too removed the brush and remember the only draw back i could find was it sat about 1.5mm above the record at a TW of 0.7g. You will find electronic scales a help when setting this one up. I'm using a different cart at the minute but may give it a spin again tomorrow.... Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  3. Very nice pictures too. I have a soft spot for this unit and have fond memories of it connected to my Grado headphones in Holland during the mid 80's. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  4. I have the classic Naim Chrome Bumper separates that would match these speakers beautifully...... They'd sound very good too.... Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  5. @bellmouth Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  6. There was someone in the Wtb section looking for some Kan stands not so long ago. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  7. "Follow your heart" I think you did! Lovely table by the way at a great price. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  8. I must be getting old! I bought the new Gorrilaz album yesterday and i struggled with side A/B.... I'll try the other record tonight......
  9. South of Sydney towards the Gong, it's not a bad trip the roads are pretty good. This deck is bloody good, it has great dynamics and speed stability with every adjustment you could need. I rebuilt mine about 4 months ago and couldn't be happier. This has the majico pot on it. For the money nothing will go near it, at double the price I'd back this table too.... Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  10. The cleaner you can get your vinyl the less you will need this. Yes a stylus brush should be part of your routine, there is also the Onzo gel. I wet vacuum all my vinyl and store them in new inners and outers this process is an investment in itself but will give you back more than you put in. Add to that washing your hands before every listening session, a carbon brush over the record before each play. It's about the routine and process there is a reason pristine old vinyl is so expensive as you don't get a second chance with it. I'm absolutely committed to serving my cartridge with the best medium i can deliver to it. Then we are into labels, releases and so on. People comment that its amazing it sounds so good but it can take alot of thought, process and application to get it right, the great thing is that during that journey vinyl still sounds very good. Enjoy the ride but learn to look after the medium and player. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  11. As with all of the phono stages you have rossb this is a classic glws. If i had a mc cart I'd be all over it. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  12. Great choice Felix, back in blighty in the early 80's i had a then illegal A.M. C.B. I would call out on channel 19 that Bowie would be playing on 24 very soon. After playing side one to alot of fellow hams by holding the mike to the speakers on my old stereogram i felt the power supply and it was red hot..... Time to play side 2 then..... Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  13. Yup, just hit the tare button......= 0.00 Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  14. I'm leaning towards a plastic storage box from a big box retailer. I'm then going to kit the garage out with a few of those metal storage shelves from Bunnings or the like and stack them on them. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  15. A loaned set of Amperes 12ax7s are sitting in the Tron7 and making music sound like i have never heard before. A dynamic grip with so much delicacy and subtlety the depth and air is astonishing. Mark Hollis has never sounded better a cracking moody album, thank you James.