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9 hours ago, wikeeboy said:

Thanks for thinking of me @andyr !

 

Problem is that i'm working from a complete blank sheet and need to hone down what cart will best suit my tt/tonearm/phono and music style....... oh and that annoying little thing called your budget :) Should be straight forward eh?

 

I hear great things about Lyra, but it's only one of many and i'm right at the start of my selection phase.

Anyway, my Lyra Kleos may still be a couple of months from returning to Australia as a "new" cartridge (takes forever for Lyra to hand-rebuild these things). At $4.5K instead of $6K, maybe the Kleos will allow you to budget the other parts of the system differently, if it turns out that the Kleos hits your sweet spot for performance. In my limited experience, at $6000 it is the most detailed cartridge in its price range while not sounding analytical or sterile in any way. The Kleos loses out to much more expensive Lyra cartridges especially with their amazing bass which just seems limitless, but there aren't many other cartridges out there at any price which present the music in as compelling a way as the Kleos.

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Recent Pink Triangle purchase finally fitted with Audio Origami PU7. The Stabi is on holiday for the time being. 

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52 minutes ago, PKay said:

Recent Pink Triangle purchase finally fitted with Audio Origami PU7. The Stabi is on holiday for the time being. 

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Nice Peter.

 

Staying away from hifi looks highly unsuccessful  ?

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5 minutes ago, metal beat said:

 

Nice Peter.

 

Staying away from hifi looks highly unsuccessful  ?

Given the amount of hassle that this has involved I should have. 

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2 minutes ago, PKay said:

Given the amount of hassle that this has involved I should have. 

 

That is no good Peter.  Hopefully the hassles r over.

  Sounding as good as the Kuzma Stabi?

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20 minutes ago, metal beat said:

 

That is no good Peter.  Hopefully the hassles r over.

  Sounding as good as the Kuzma Stabi?

Shane it sounds a lot better than the Kuzma. It really is a great sounding deck. This one had the full treatment from True Point Audio in the UK. 
 

The arm did not come from True Point. 
 

The arm that came with it is off with Mark Döhmann getting the full treatment. 

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2 minutes ago, PKay said:

Shane it sounds a lot better than the Kuzma. It really is a great sounding deck. This one had the full treatment from True Point Audio in the UK. 

True Point did not supply the arm that was some other bloke in the UK. 
 

The arm that came with it is off with Mark Döhmann getting the full treatment. 

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1 hour ago, PKay said:

Recent Pink Triangle purchase finally fitted with Audio Origami PU7. The Stabi is on holiday for the time being. 

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Great table Peter. 

What cartridge is that? 

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4 minutes ago, Gandra said:

Great table Peter. 

What cartridge is that? 

Thanks Dragan, it is a Benz Micro Wood low output. 

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Lenco PTP build... 65 pounds of analog goodness. She’s in the room now and will be fitted with a Fidelity Research arm this week. Three extra arm boards also for easy change out of tonearms. 

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16 minutes ago, charles hidalgo said:

Lenco PTP build... 65 pounds of analog goodness. She’s in the room now and will be fitted with a Fidelity Research arm this week. Three extra arm boards also for easy change out of tonearms. 

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Stunning plinth indeed! Pure craftsmanship. ?

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PTP Solid 9 has just arrived today, set up with Rega RB808 and Ortofon Cadenza Bronze. I had been planning to use my Audio Origami PU7 on it but unfortunately the armboard is drilled incorrectly.

 

Nevertheless, first impressions are very positive.

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Finished this today. The one on the left... a heavily modified SP10mk2 and EPA100

 

SP10mk2 Signature. Sounds absolutely amazing.

 

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14 minutes ago, Warren Jones said:

Finished this today. The one on the left... a heavily modified SP10mk2 and EPA100

 

SP10mk2 Signature. Sounds absolutely amazing.

 

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  great work Warren!!   looks superb.

 

  How do the two tables sound compared to each other - very different toinearms.

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When the Left SP10 was in its chassis the Linear tracker whipped it good. With the modifications the roles are reversed. The LTA still does better with click and pops, but the noise floor between them now is too close to call. The SP10 Signature has far greater detail. My setup is similar to a friends (except his has a Stainless/Delrin platter) and his mk2 out performs his SP10R, it's that good.

 

I have a new servo driven Linear to go on the Signature still in the works.

 

SP10 mods are

Resin Bentonite plinth

Remote electronics

Modified motor rotor to increase rigidity, other damping mods coming

Motor redrilled for 3 mounting bolts.

Bearing brace

Gunmetal Delrin platter from the other SP10. I have another GM/Delrin platter in the works with thicker Delrin.

 

EPA100

New brass CW stub

Stainless CW on threaded stub with locking collar

Fluid damping trough.

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14 minutes ago, Warren Jones said:

When the Left SP10 was in its chassis the Linear tracker whipped it good. With the modifications the roles are reversed. The LTA still does better with click and pops, but the noise floor between them now is too close to call. The SP10 Signature has far greater detail. My setup is similar to a friends (except his has a Stainless/Delrin platter) and his mk2 out performs his SP10R, it's that good.

 

I have a new servo driven Linear to go on the Signature still in the works.

 

SP10 mods are

Resin Bentonite plinth

Remote electronics

Modified motor rotor to increase rigidity, other damping mods coming

Bearing brace

Gunmetal Delrin platter from the other SP10. I have another GM/Delrin platter in the works with thicker Delrin.

 

EPA100

New brass CW stub

Stainless CW on threaded stub with locking collar

Fluid damping trough.

 

very nice.  pity you are not in Sydney.  would be great for you to have a tinker with my SP10 mk3, just to get the strobe light working for a start :)

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I'm originally from Sydney and come back a couple of times a year to visit family, would be great to catch up next time I'm up, lockdown's willing.....

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Have not posted on this thread for a while, so I thought I would share my latest WIP project.

Linn Sondek LP12 from the 70s with a Hadcock GH228 arm and Shure V15 type III cart.

 

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33 minutes ago, Batty said:

Have not posted on this thread for a while, so I thought I would share my latest WIP project.

Linn Sondek LP12 from the 70s with a Hadcock GH228 arm and Shure V15 type III cart.

 

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Timeless... ?

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1 hour ago, Batty said:

 

Have not posted on this thread for a while, so I thought I would share my latest WIP project.

Linn Sondek LP12 from the 70s with a Hadcock GH228 arm and Shure V15 type III cart.

 

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Lovely!  :thumb:  Great arm, too.

 

But no mat?

 

And, if it's truly '1970s' ... there's lots of ways to make it sound better.  :)

 

Andy

 

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Is pre valhalla, I have a mat somewhere, it is still work in progress, you can see that arm is incomplete.

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New to the collection, this black beauty was made around the time when the first Star Wars was released in 1977. The table is nicknamed "Darth Vader" and you can see why.

 

Micro Seiki had some design aspects in this table.

 

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On 10/02/2021 at 9:19 PM, wikeeboy said:

Thanks for thinking of me @andyr !

 

Problem is that i'm working from a complete blank sheet and need to hone down what cart will best suit my tt/tonearm/phono and music style....... oh and that annoying little thing called your budget :) Should be straight forward eh?

 

I hear great things about Lyra, but it's only one of many and i'm right at the start of my selection phase.

Where has your cartridge search taken you so far?

Had a chance to listen to a Kleos yet? Mine is still in Japan but I get the impression it will be rebuilt and back in Australia in maybe a month or so.

Cheers
Warren

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2 minutes ago, Frank Prowse Hi-Fi said:

New toy to play with:-

 

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Tasty chaps...very tasty.

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10 hours ago, Frank Prowse Hi-Fi said:

 

New toy to play with:-

 

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And it is a ????

 

Andy

 

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2 hours ago, andyr said:

 

And it is a ????

 

Andy

 

 

 

 

Dr. Feickert Analogue Woodpecker TT with Sorane SA 1.2 tonearm and Ortofon A95 cart.

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1 hour ago, Frank Prowse Hi-Fi said:

 

Dr. Feickert Analogue Woodpecker TT with Sorane SA 1.2 tonearm and Ortofon A95 cart.

 

 

Thanks - looks really good!  :thumb:

 

Andy

 

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14 hours ago, Frank Prowse Hi-Fi said:

New toy to play with:-

 

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Looks absolutely superb !!

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On 05/03/2021 at 11:16 PM, Frank Prowse Hi-Fi said:

New toy to play with:-

 

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What are your thoughts so far? How does it compare to other turntables at a similar price point do you think?

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1 hour ago, blakey72 said:

What are your thoughts so far? How does it compare to other turntables at a similar price point do you think?

Give us a few more days' play to affirm our thoughts - I am familiar with this cart on other arms and decks so just want t get a sense of the whole.

 

 

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On 27/01/2021 at 8:57 PM, Sceeta said:

Hi all, this is my very humble Rega P25 which has had some major tweaking over the last 4 years that I've owned it. Bought it stock standard and have since done various tweeks. It's a very sweet sounding table. Tweaks as follows :- Incognito silver cardas rewire, Rega 24v motor with PSU upgrade, Tango Spinner adjustable feet, brass dual pulley, silicon belts, Delrin/Aluminium platter, VLT bearing housing, Subplatter, record clamp. Groove Tracer under slung counter weight. Have run Rega Exact, Ortofon 2M Red, 2M Black and currently DV 17DX. Really love what the DV brings out of the grooves. Big shout out to Gus from Tango Spinner as well. The nicest guy to deal with. My last additions were the platter, bearing housing and pulley, belts and clamp. Sent from Argentina on the 20th Jan and arrived at the door today. Would have been yesterday if not for the public holiday. Great service. 

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Lovely.

I'm planning many of the same mods to my RP40 and I'm currently waiting on a delivery from TS as I write this. The exceptions I'm making however, are to a Michell Tecnoweight,  Michell delrin clamp, Isoacoustics Orea footers and a dedicated TT stand.

I have a soft spot for DV stuff too and recently added a P75mk4 stage in prep for a 20x2L cart I'll jump at once I can liquidate some other gear. I'd shortlisted the 17D but funds just wont stretch that far.

Enjoy.

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