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Mr Thorens

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  1. I've heard the Red v the Quintet Bronze. Tonally similar but the Cadenza had better micro dynamics, scale and insight. The Q Bronze was also very good but the C Red stepped everything up a bit and was more resolved and had more bite.
  2. Thanks Owen. I’m going to try something similar. Just need to find a local steel supplier to do it.
  3. I’d be very interested as to the source of the heavy base plate and how you did it.
  4. Thebrega carts don't have a replaceable stylus. However the arms do have two internal solder joints and this is suboptimal. After all it's a budget arm.
  5. Hmm my RB301, RB303 and RB251 also had the same poor wiring regime.
  6. Interestingly Rega didn't implement the straight through wiring in the RB250 and 300. There are two solder joints. One from the headshell wires into the internal arm wire. And another from the internal arm wire into the small circular base PCB into which the RCA cable is soldered. This is poor design and part of the reason many Rega rewires sound so much better as well as replacing the flimsy low grade internal wiring with litz
  7. You mean this? It’s a bargain.
  8. Some Ortofon dealers have the full range to try out one by one on an Ortofon TT (I think it's a rebadged higher end Project). Challenge HiFi in Adelaide did that with me and I could then hear that the Q Bronze>2M black>2M Bronze>>Quintet Blue.
  9. Sure did. I still like my Ortofon Bronze too, different sound. One day I would like to upgrade further.
  10. Very interesting YouTube channel. Maybe I'm biased, but do the Ortofons seem to sound the most natural and detailed - except for the AT OC9
  11. Item: Shure SC35C broadcast standard cartridge with new Jico stylus Location: Ridgehaven SA can post Price: $100 Item Condition: cart is good working order, Stylus is brand new in box Reason for selling: not being used, still prefer MC Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, EFT Extra Info: A mind blowing MM cartridge similar sound to DL103. Articulate, balanced and energetic but also able to capture detail and nuance. A classic broadcast standard with quite flat frequency response. The SC35 stylus it came with tracks at 4-5g (also included in the price). I wasn't happy about this (although several forums say it doesn't contribute to record wear) so I bought a brand new Jico N-44GX stylus which is higher compliance and tracks at around 1.5g. But I'm not seeing any future use for it so will share with interested SNA member. Once the new stylus is run in (allow approx 30 hours) it will really surprise you. Photos:
  12. Item: Audio Technica AT LP60 USB Location: Ridgehaven SA can post Price: $100 Item Condition: excellent Reason for selling: not being used Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, EFT Extra Info: Convenient small form factor turntable with selectable Line/ phono level RCA output for analog, or USB for direct connection to computer or mini system without Aux input. Sounds pretty good good with a bookshelf/ study/ office/playroom system. Doesn't ruin records, and has full auto play and return. Was used in the second playroom briefly but that room has gone full digital so not being used. Not high end but not rubbish either. Unlike some cheaper varieties it has aluminium (not plastic) platter, a proper AT3600 cartridge, and doesn't resonate. Photos:
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