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  1. Nagaoka Carts

    Hi Cam did you buy an MP500? How is it? Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  2. Well tempered classic

    There are two grub screws on the back at the bottom of the housing by setting the screws correctly the spindle doesn't move when dropped in. There is room to rotate but not much play. Also when removing two of the grubs i had to be quite forceful but it became easier once i "cracked" it loose. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  3. I have just put one of these on my table today in place of a Nagoaka mp500. It's a very good sounding cart and more lively and dynamic than the MP500. I've also tried the 881s alongside a 2M black and preferred the Stanton by quite a margin. It's an absolute bargain at this price but note this tracks at 0.8g to 1.0g and there is only a 1mm clearance to the vinyl no warped records will work with this classic. Glwts. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  4. Well tempered classic

    So i changed carts today from the MP500 to the stanton 881s. I also changed the bearing oil and replaced the ptfe tape on 3 of the screws one of them the bearing screw at the base of the housing. I was aware of wanting the screws to go back in at the same depth and noticed both screws were in 9 full turns. I also noticed a small notch in the housing that was set to the 9 o'clock position when viewing the table from the front. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  5. Well tempered classic

    Ah cork! It looks like copper to me with what looked like two rings of filings on top of that. I sometimes use the thorens cork mat and like it alot. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  6. Well tempered classic

    That copper platter looks very special how does the ringmat not scratch your records? For me aligning the bearing screws was by sight. How many points does yours have? I think mine has 3 so i set two of them at 7 and 1 with the motor and therefore belt pulling everything in at the 9 o'clock position. I'm going to have another go at stripping the tonearm down tomorrow so i can better set the puck lower in the pot than it is now. I'll have another look at the bearing too. From memory the nylon bushes are a bit worn and i think i will replace the oil too.... Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  7. Well tempered classic

    Thanks, and how is the nos bearing going? Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  8. Well tempered classic

    Hi[mention=140123]mloutfie[/mention] how is everything going? From memory you have a few new bits on the classic and an upgrade on the tonearm weight.
  9. Small Signal Tube Rolling

    I fancy those psvane tubes add a nice clarity, detail and punch to the mix. I've also tried the rca 5963 and enjoyed it. I think you will like the bugle boys they added something i liked but the JAN 5814A less so. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  10. No one has mentioned the price, not wanting to be rude but how much would one cost? Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  11. Well tempered classic

    Keep the pics and updates coming. If i decide to replace my bearing any information you can provide will be a great help. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  12. Well tempered classic

    That was my understanding too, you have to dial in the nylon bushes to get the spindle perpendicular inside the housing. Do those nylon bushes attach to the end of a screw? Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  13. Well tempered classic

    Ahhh it seems i have bought the clamp from this seller but missed the bearings he had. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  14. Well tempered classic

    Thanks for the heads up i may look into a new bearing. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  15. I think blakey wants a system that makes all music sound good not a system that reproduces well produced music to sound amazing. It's a trade off between all those hallmarks we like to say "inky blackness" "detailed" "a veil has been lifted" etc etc. Versus a medicore system that just plays music, is a tad forgiving but can make most recordings sound fine. You can listen to it for hours too. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
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