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2 hours ago, crtexcnndrm99 said:

$630 including postage?!? *Damn* son.. I figure places like Buyee must be incorrect when they quote $825USD for shipping a turntable.

Probably the first genuine bargain I've ever had. Over on Audiokarma I'd say "scroe!"

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16 hours ago, Warren Jones said:

Hi Andy,

 

A low slung CW moves the COM lower. This makes the COM a pendulum lower than the pivot point so as the cartridge raises it has to pull the low COM pendulum.

 

This gives a good example

 

https://www.tnt-audio.com/sorgenti/in_balance_e.html

Hello Warren,

 

as I mentioned, there is no necessity for an under-slung counterweight to lower the center of mass to a point lower than the pitch bearing. So, there is no in-principle objection.

 

Implementation, i.e. poor designs, are another matter. But that applies to everything, not just under-slung counterweights! :)

 

Regards,

Grant

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Thought I would show my humble vintage Thorens TD160. I recently completed a rebuild and installed the unit in a new custom black and Australian Ash plinth.

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Been a long time since I posted any new pics in this amazing thread.

 

After a complete ground up rebuild by SNA maestro @Shark, including an engineering masterpiece of a plinth with built-in isolation, my 401 is sounding better than I could have imagined. For now, Jelco 750 and Shelter 9000 in residence but a Reed 1X on its way.
 

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Many thanks to Mark for the amazing job he did restoring the 401. It will have pride of place for the rest of my days!👍

 

 

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1 hour ago, Doppelganger said:

Been a long time since I posted any new pics in this amazing thread.

 

After a complete ground up rebuild by SNA maestro @Shark, including an engineering masterpiece of a plinth with built-in isolation, my 401 is sounding better than I could have imagined. For now, Jelco 750 and Shelter 9000 in residence but a Reed 1X on its way.
 

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Many thanks to Mark for the amazing job he did restoring the 401. It will have pride of place for the rest of my days!👍

 

 

Absolutely stunning.  A work of art. :)

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1 hour ago, Doppelganger said:

Been a long time since I posted any new pics in this amazing thread.

 

After a complete ground up rebuild by SNA maestro @Shark, including an engineering masterpiece of a plinth with built-in isolation, my 401 is sounding better than I could have imagined. For now, Jelco 750 and Shelter 9000 in residence but a Reed 1X on its way.
 

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Many thanks to Mark for the amazing job he did restoring the 401. It will have pride of place for the rest of my days!👍

 

 

Lovely 🥰

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1 hour ago, homerlovesbeer said:

Sansui XR-Q7

 

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I was trying to hunt one of these down for years!

 

Sweet!

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1 hour ago, Doppelganger said:

Been a long time since I posted any new pics in this amazing thread.

 

After a complete ground up rebuild by SNA maestro @Shark, including an engineering masterpiece of a plinth with built-in isolation, my 401 is sounding better than I could have imagined. For now, Jelco 750 and Shelter 9000 in residence but a Reed 1X on its way.
 

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Many thanks to Mark for the amazing job he did restoring the 401. It will have pride of place for the rest of my days!👍

 

 

Absolutely stunning. It was very nice to start with but this looks great. 

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1 hour ago, muon* said:

I was trying to hunt one of these down for years!

 

Sweet!

Is it bad I have 3 of them? :D

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30 minutes ago, homerlovesbeer said:

Is it bad I have 3 of them? :D

YES!

 

But also GOOD :lol:

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25 minutes ago, muon* said:

YES!

 

But also GOOD :lol:

All three imported from Japan (1 broken but I fixed it).

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2 minutes ago, homerlovesbeer said:

All three imported from Japan (1 broken but I fixed it).

Sweet!, the IC's in these would be unobtainian! except they are real, but rare as logic in the white house :D

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4 hours ago, homerlovesbeer said:

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Noice...handy for when you're really short on rack space 🙂

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@Doppelganger your Garrard 401 is pure art...simply stunning 🥰

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Does Shark have a fan page ?  Would love to see some of the other tt's that might have been restored/rebuilt..

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This my very meak and mild Thorens TD 190. 

I really like the sound that it produces and can only guess at the SQ of the top notch TTs in this thread.

 

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9 hours ago, 2Brix said:

Noice...handy for when you're really short on rack space 🙂

Yep and sounds very nice too (not Sansui XR-Q7 nice though lol).

 

The linear tracking at the top means the needle tracks perfectly aligned with the groove as the record plays.

 

I need to pull it down for a full service. Another import from Japan. They had so many great turntables in 70's, 80's and 90's.

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11 hours ago, muon* said:

Sweet!, the IC's in these would be unobtainian! except they are real, but rare as logic in the white house :D

Yea I still have to fix one unit. The automatic arm movement has a flat plate underneath it with 3 cutouts in it which allows 3 small LED's to create a light path through them so the turntable knows what size record it's playing and when it's at the end to auto return.

 

One of 3 LED's is dead and I cannot find a replacement anywhere (looked at mouser electronics etc etc).

 

So it remains dead. I know that's the only problem as I swapped an LED from another player and it works perfectly with it.

 

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Hi 2 Brix, to peak your interest, here's another Table I built for a client in Tazzy. It was a total basket case when it arrived, a real mess. The client asked me to "make it a bit special" as he has some serious equipment with great resolution. The laminated hardwood body needed a lot of work and in hindsight I should have started from scratch. I have a love for Art Deco so you will see subtle art deco features over the Deck. The TriPlanar was damaged and required me to make new parts, refinish and rewire it. Arm Support is my design and I got it CNC'd locally and hand finished in my shop. Teres Platter was re-machined & rebuilt, it has a lot of parts not visible. Feet are custom billet Items I make, and these house Vibrapod inserts. Photos show my Koetsu Rose Sig. for testing. Drive ended up being the brilliant Teres Pseudo Direct Drive Unit I had purchased earlier for my own T/Table project but it was tailor made for this project so it was an obvious choice.

See what you make of it.

Cheers, Mark.

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After looking at the @shark Garrard 401 work of art I thought the non-silver inserts in the control knobs was an excellent idea. On several of the 401s that I have restored I have had the chassis powder coated a metallic charcoal (called Coal Dust), which I much prefer to the British Transport beige, and also repaint the 'GARRARD 401' area on the control panel with a made-up dark grey (Foundry Grey). So I painted a set of control knob inserts with the same Foundry Grey and, although I do like to keep things original, I rather like the result. It opens the possibility of using different colours also, maybe a burgundy or dark blue, to add a bit of color.

 

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48 minutes ago, Shark said:

Hi 2 Brix, to peak your interest, here's another Table I built for a client in Tazzy. It was a total basket case when it arrived, a real mess. The client asked me to "make it a bit special" as he has some serious equipment with great resolution. The laminated hardwood body needed a lot of work and in hindsight I should have started from scratch. I have a love for Art Deco so you will see subtle art deco features over the Deck. The TriPlanar was damaged and required me to make new parts, refinish and rewire it. Arm Support is my design and I got it CNC'd locally and hand finished in my shop. Teres Platter was re-machined & rebuilt, it has a lot of parts not visible. Feet are custom billet Items I make, and these house Vibrapod inserts. Photos show my Koetsu Rose Sig. for testing. Drive ended up being the brilliant Teres Pseudo Direct Drive Unit I had purchased earlier for my own T/Table project but it was tailor made for this project so it was an obvious choice.

See what you make of it.

Cheers, Mark.

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Gorgeous work Mark. I greatly enjoyed looking at your photos.

I also noticed that the TriPlanar tonearm has the counterweight underslung the right way, as was being discussed last month.

Your client must be ecstatic.

cheers

Grant

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19 minutes ago, Grant Slack said:

Gorgeous work Mark. I greatly enjoyed looking at your photos.

I also noticed that the TriPlanar tonearm has the counterweight underslung the right way, as was being discussed last month.

Your client must be ecstatic.

cheers

Grant

 

Sorry, Grant - what do you mean by "underslung the right way "?  (It looks perfectly normal to me.  :) )

 

 

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Andy

 

PS:  yes, beautiful work, @Shark  :thumb:

 

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