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On 26/10/2019 at 5:33 PM, Wimbo said:

Great Turntable and speakers mate:thumb:

I thought you had one of these decks as part of your shed system?:hyper:

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12 minutes ago, rantan said:

I thought you had one of these decks as part of your shed system?:hyper:

Yeah, front end for my ES14's👌

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Errrr. Ummm, well

I might have to get back to you on that one🤔

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We all have our “fun” carts. One we just drop in for a break from the big guns. This OM5 is the funster for my second TT. Usually a Garrott K3 does the digging for music but now and then drop in this free OM5 with a new stylus. For $90 new theses are a good fun listen.

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My first new turntable in 30 years..........a Technics SL1200GR.

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PNP(never thought I'd see the day!) Ortofon 2M Black MM......ultimate in no fuss vinyl replay.

Sounds great! Who needs MC?

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5 hours ago, Tobes said:

My first new turntable in 30 years..........a Technics SL1200GR.

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PNP(never thought I'd see the day!) Ortofon 2M Black MM......ultimate in no fuss vinyl replay.

Sounds great! Who needs MC?

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Must have had a good Old Turntable! 30 years!

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On 17/11/2019 at 6:09 PM, mwhouston said:

We all have our “fun” carts. One we just drop in for a break from the big guns. This OM5 is the funster for my second TT. Usually a Garrott K3 does the digging for music but now and then drop in this free OM5 with a new stylus. For $90 new theses are a good fun listen.

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One of my first  carts was an Ortofon OM 10 (on a Dual 505 turntable) back in the 80's.

Upgraded via stylus to OM 20 and 30 but still reckon the 10 was the value price point.

 

 

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29 minutes ago, Wimbo said:

Must have had a good Old Turntable! 30 years!

Still got it - the original VPI TNT.....but it's had several of the VPI updates over the years.

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1 hour ago, Wimbo said:

Must have had a good Old Turntable! 30 years!

my original well-tempered turntable is still running perfectly after 31 years !

 

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Two great Turntables right there:thumb:

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Bought my Rock mkII in 1986, still in use.

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43 minutes ago, Batty said:

Bought my Rock mkII in 1986, still in use.

 

I purchased mine in '85 with the Excalibur and enjoyed the hell out of it. Sold it 5 years later for a Gyrodeck. I wish I still had both of them. Also, to this day, I miss my 1500 LP collection ( many of which were very rare and irreplaceable ) which were stolen and burned.

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Sad to here of the LPs, I had half my collection stolen around 1983 whilst I was in the army away playing soldiers.

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An update to my 1200GR/2M Black setup.

While I was getting excellent sound, on some records there was a curious groove noise that I wasn't getting with my 103R on the Technics

Then I noticed that brushing the Ortofon PNP headshell (some sort of plastic material) transferred very audible sound - again, not present when I tested with another headshell. 

So I swapped the 2M black into a Jelco HS-25 and I'm getting much reduced groove noise/artefacts. 

I think the 2M Black is an excellent cartridge, but can't really recommend the PNP version (wish I could because its super convenient with the Technics). I do notice Ortofon have a PNP II version - so maybe this has been improved.

Here's the 2M in the Jelco headshell - which also has a much nicer to use finger lift than the Ortofon HS:

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1 hour ago, Tobes said:

An update to my 1200GR/2M Black setup.

While I was getting excellent sound, on some records there was a curious groove noise that I wasn't getting with my 103R on the Technics

Then I noticed that brushing the Ortofon PNP headshell (some sort of plastic material) transferred very audible sound - again, not present when I tested with another headshell. 

So I swapped the 2M black into a Jelco HS-25 and I'm getting much reduced groove noise/artefacts. 

I think the 2M Black is an excellent cartridge, but can't really recommend the PNP version (wish I could because its super convenient with the Technics). I do notice Ortofon have a PNP II version - so maybe this has been improved.

Here's the 2M in the Jelco headshell - which also has a much nicer to use finger lift than the Ortofon HS:

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You might care to experiment how your system sounds when you've removed your bolted-on fingerlift.  :)

 

I guarantee doing this will improve your sound - weird ... but true.

 

After all, shirley your arm has a lift/lower mechanism?

 

Andy

 

EDIT:  Of course, you will have to re-set VTF.

 

 

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It's good to see you and Shirley back on deck Andy.:)

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1 minute ago, rantan said:

It's good to see you and Shirley back on deck Andy.:)

 

Thank you, rantan!  :thumb:

 

Andy

 

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1 hour ago, andyr said:

 

You might care to experiment how your system sounds when you've removed your bolted-on fingerlift.  :)

 

I guarantee doing this will improve your sound - weird ... but true.

 

After all, shirley your arm has a lift/lower mechanism?

 

Andy

 

EDIT:  Of course, you will have to re-set VTF.

 

 

This is probably true.

When I had the SME-V I used it without the finger lift as it was supposed to sound better (I never compared). But I used the finger lift with both my subsequent Graham arms.

I got used to the convenience.

The Ortofon HS has just a vestigal lift that I found awkward (and it still had the issues above). The proper lift on the Jelco is a feature I like - and I'm willing to compromise a bit.

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34 minutes ago, Ahh- Schnoo Schnoo said:

@Tobes

 

May I ask where you purchased the Technics 1200GR?

Well, there's a story to that.

Just days before Technics announced the sl1200GR would be officially available in Australia, I bought a 'grey' import for considerably more from Discrepancy Records. I was pretty pissed and was seeking to return it, but Paul at Discrepancy said he'd match the newly announced retail. He didn't have to do that, so props to him.

I imagine any technics dealer could get you one now - and maybe negotiate a discount.

 

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On 04/12/2019 at 1:23 PM, Tobes said:

My first new turntable in 30 years..........a Technics SL1200GR.

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PNP(never thought I'd see the day!) Ortofon 2M Black MM......ultimate in no fuss vinyl replay.

Sounds great! Who needs MC?

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I’m one of a number who have gone - MM -> MC -> MM. Garrott P77i and in my second TT Garrott K3.

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3 hours ago, mwhouston said:

I’m one of a number who have gone - MM -> MC -> MM. Garrott P77i and in my second TT Garrott K3.

I've got an original Garrott P77 bought from Brian & John Garrott in the early 80's.

Tossing up whether or not to get a Garrott P77i replacement stylus for it for $360. Have also heard that Jico do a SAS replacement that may be better(?). 

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Proud owner of a new Michell Gyro SE in black which arrived last week to replace my Rega RP8 which has gone to another lovely forum member. 
 

I’ve been busily working on getting it all setup and ‘cable dressing’ :)

 

drew 
 

 

 

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1 hour ago, astormsau said:

Proud owner of a new Michell Gyro SE in black which arrived last week to replace my Rega RP8 which has gone to another lovely forum member. 
 

I’ve been busily working on getting it all setup and ‘cable dressing’ :)

 

drew 
 

 

 

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OMG that is so beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ok time for me to drop the turntable standard by several or more notches. My humble old Dual 506 running a Ortofon 2M Silver cart and stylus.

 

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