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Paul R

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  1. I've had this TT. With the JH arm. The arm is good but fragile and difficult to setup. The bearings are rubbish. I used teflon plumbing tape and shoved some into the receptacle in the platter where the spindle goes in. Also buy some plasticine and put same on the inside rim of the platter. Do this evenly. Increases weight of platter and reduces ringing. A simple TT but with potential for playtime fun. Paul
  2. I use a Pioneer TX-9800. IMHO it is rather under rated. Plus it looks nice in the late 70's style. Antenna, I was advised to piggyback off that for the digital TV. It works and presents Classic FM well. Cheers Paul
  3. Reminds one of XLO and Kimber, not to mention Anticables (which I use for all ICs). Regards Paul
  4. My 2 cents FWIW. I am using an Elektra Reference HD. 300w into 8ohms, 600 into 4ohms. Plenty of power. Also a most tube like SS power amplifier, made in Melbourne AU. Preamp, I'm using a Doge 8 Clarity 2017. This is the same as the 2019 version save the latter has tape out. Tube rolling is a must. I was using the JAN GE 12AT7WC for the line stage. I've since changed to Mullard 12AT7 NOS which are sweter. Phono I am using Haltron 12AX7 NOS. You will have lots of fun tailoring the sound by tube rolling. Good luck with the options and confusion. Paul
  5. Years ago I bought direct from the factory a Dennesen Geometric Soundtraktor. Works a treat. https://www.vinylengine.com/library/dennesen/geometric-soundtracktor.shtml
  6. The 404 with a manual column shift. That and the Mini 850. Great drives.
  7. I had a JH tt with the JH unipivot arm. My mod was to buy plasticine and weight the inside of the platter on the rim. Made it sound heaps better, reduced the bell ringing. The unipivot arm was really a nice sounding piece of kit. Try the plasticene route with your Silcron. Might be a cheap upgrade! Paul
  8. Maybe this is something to aspire to? Or maybe buy that Merc withe the Burmester sound system instead! https://www.burmester.de/en/home-audio/phase-3/2-retrostyle.html
  9. I listen to music. Music that moves me. Music that educates me. Classical, jazz, pop, jpop kpop, svea pop, anything really. Spanish, Portuguese, French, any where we travel to. Greenland rock? I listen through a two channel stereo system. Our system has evolved over the years. Valves, solid state, combination of the two. Bi-polar loudspeakers, or moving coil? Loved the Maggie 2Cs but bass deficient. Many iterations. Still with moving coil. Now a system that fits our needs. Financially and sonically. We can afford lots more but choose not to. The mortal sins of avarice, greed, et al, come to mind. The reality is the pleasure you derive from the listening. Listen to audio quality or the soul of the music? The quality and decay of the cymbal in the nth bar of that song? Or the musicality and spirituality of a particular reading of a specific concerto. Nat King Cole vs Michael Buble? Doris Day? Rosemary Clooney? Dinah Washington? Ella? We attend at the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as subscribers through each year. We buy lots of CDs. Classical, jazz, pop, et al. Why? Just because we can. So where do we stand today? Sounds or the soul of music? No offence, but this is a discussion that needs to be had? Music or the mechanics there of? Any 2c's worth considered. Lets talk turkey and the cost of the Rolls Royce! Paul R
  10. Horses for courses. Economic decisions will influence outcomes, always. Not to mention the dreaded WAF or S(style) AF. As long as it sounds great, I'm not judging you. [emoji16][emoji16][emoji16][emoji16][emoji16][emoji16][emoji16][emoji16]
  11. Spending time in Japan for first time ever. Soon. Any suggestions for CD shopping in Tokyo? Also any suggestions for audio window shopping? Might look at carts and cables? Thanking all in advance. Paul R
  12. Thanks all for the helpful suggestions! Paul
  13. Before lashing out, try different speaker cables! You may find that cables solve the problem you never had! I'm using Dynaudio OCOS in my set up. I've tried Tansparent ($1k bi wire), synergestic ($8k bi wire) which did no good. Also tried Kimber Bi wire to no avail. The Dynaudio still remains supreme. Try other speaker cables and interconnects first before blowing serious monies. Paul R
  14. Need advice, please. A friend is intending to ship audio stuff (a Linn LP 12 and a pair of speakers, etc) from Melbourne back to the UK. Any suggestions as to a reliable company whom you have used to ship such fragile stuff around the world? Also need recommendations for a service to pack the speakers. All suggestions welcomed. Paul R
  15. I had the receiver for a brief period. Sounded quite nice for 15 watts per channel. GLWTS!
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