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  1. Is that the PU 7? They/he had a unipivot based loosely on the ARO but it seems to have gone from the website.
  2. Sited under an air conditioner actually. Probably need a dust cover fabricated
  3. Sited under an air conditioner actually. That would be great. I'm in Sydney but not sure Harry at Audio Genesis or LWA could do this?
  4. Came home a week or so ago, sat down and looked across at the TTs. Thought, something looks off. Used to the cleaners (I think) knocking the wand off the pivot/bearing but this was different. Very sad looking stub end of the arm. Now not sure who could repair this now Duc is sadly no longer with us. Any ideas? If no one can repair it, I will have to consider a new arm. On a SP10 mk2 with custom birch ply plinth set up for upto 12" arms. The Uni is a 12" arm but have a spare uncut arm board so any length okay. Originally decided on the univector and loved it. The SP10/Uni destroyed my LP12/Ekos/Klyde with Lingo1. Considering one of the Wand arms - ?Plus or Master which was also on my original list. Also on list are the usual suspects of Morch, SME, Scheu with higher up the food chain Reed, Schroeder, Graham and Tri-Planar. Not sure the SP10 warrants the more rarified arms. Anyone with experience of other arms for the SP10, your thoughts much appreciated. Not really interested in old/classic SME-type arms. Thanks for any replies. Keith
  5. Bought my SP10 mk2 off a SNAer for ~ $750 (actually on eBay) as the TT unit and PSU only. Serviced, resprayed black and plinth built by the late Duc. Also sports one of his Univector tonearms with a Soundsmith MIMC cart. Since I've had this, the LP12/Lingo1/Ekos/Klyde next door hasn't had a look in. Sounds thick and cloudy compared to the SP10. All through the same phono stage (Goldnote PH10). Probably all up cost 3.5k for TT/Arm and so for the price of a Rega RP8, I think i've probably got a better TT. YMMV
  6. Wondering if any experience with these amps. Wondering if worth the punt on the SET400 power amp. Currently running Burson Timekeeper amps x 2 in bridged mono into Maggie 1.7i’s. Can’t use the Maggie sub panel as they sound stressed. An Audiopholia review is very positive and they are stable at 2 ohms. Apparently bettered Merrill Monoblocks for the reviewer. All AVA stuff seems well reviewed. http://www.audiophilia.com/reviews/2018/9/13/the-van-alstine-vision-set-400-stereo-amplifier http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/audio-by-van-alstine-transcendence-10-rb-preamplifier-and-vision-set-120-stereo-power-amplifier/?page=2 Keith
  7. If your wed to USB like me (no SPDIF input) look for one of these used. Made a considerable difference to me even with Jitterbugs in place https://www.psaudio.com/products/lanrover-usb-transporter/
  8. Before I got a @lovetube birchply solid plinth for my SP10, I was seriously looking at panzerholz as used by Albert Porter and Artisan Fidelity. Massively dense with amazing damping properties. A ***** to work with though as it will chew up you tools in no time so have spare bits available. Also quite expensive but I suspect would be worth the effort. https://www.lessloss.com/page.html?id=80 Keith
  9. Burson Conductor V2+ https://www.bursonaudio.com/products/conductor-v2-plus/ I've got 2 Burson pre-amps. Australian built. Great support.
  10. From shelter.co.jo Model 7000 Specifications Output voltage: 0.55mV Stylus tip: 0.3 x 0.7mil elliptical Impedance: 9 ohm Weight: 11 gram Tracking force: 1.4 to 2.0 gram Looks like low z Audience Ohno Keith
  11. Not many nibbles since he posted this in January thankfully
  12. After talking with Audience, they recommended their upgraded Ohno phono/TT interconnect which they thought better and cheaper than the current Au24SE. Was very impressed that they recommended the cheaper cable from their own line. Soundsmith low output MI into Goldnote phono stage. Has an earth wire. RCA>RCA https://www.thecableco.com/4ft-1-25m-ohno-mm-phono-rca-to-rca.html
  13. Maybe something like this http://www.thecartridgeman.com/isolator.htm Roy Gregory ex HiFi+ editor waxed lyrical in the distant past about this
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