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Technics P205 mk4

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Yamaha MC11

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Sonus Gold Blue

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Fidelity Research MC201 (VDH retipped)

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Fidelity Research MC201 (Soundsmith retipped)

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Denon DL 110

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AT 31E

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Hi Kcc123,

What's the sound style different, between the VDH and the Soundsmith retip on the FR cardridge?

Haven't see you a long time in R33 or another forum.

Ray

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Kcc123

Mate you have a serious cart collection :)

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Hi Kcc123,

What's the sound style different, between the VDH and the Soundsmith retip on the FR cardridge?

Haven't see you a long time in R33 or another forum.

Ray

Hi Ray,

I have not posted much recently due to some DIY home improvement projects hence the shortage of spare time.

In fact, the two FR MC201s are not exactly the same though they look similar. They are slightly different in size and sound, probably some variations between the two samples of different era.

The Soundsmith re-tipped MC201 is cleaner, more dynamic and transparent than the VDH re-tipped one, though the VDH one sounds already very good by any standard.

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Kcc123

Mate you have a serious cart collection :)

Hi,

Thanks!

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Ortofon VMS 3 mk2

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Ortofon VMS 20E mk2

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Ortofon VMS 30 mk2

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Ortofon M20FL Super

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Ortofon 530mk2

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Ortofon MC20

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Kcc123

What a your thoughts on the Yamaha MC 11?

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I'm loving all these photos of the cartridges. They look great.

A question for Kcc. Have you got each cartridge mounted in a headshell so you can whip them on and off easily to your heart's content or do you have to mess about with just half a dozen headshells and mount one when you can be arsed?

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Kcc123

What a your thoughts on the Yamaha MC 11?

In fact, I have forgotten how it sounds because I have not used the MC11 for a long time due to the number of cartridges that I've got . Heheh!

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I'm loving all these photos of the cartridges. They look great.

A question for Kcc. Have you got each cartridge mounted in a headshell so you can whip them on and off easily to your heart's content or do you have to mess about with just half a dozen headshells and mount one when you can be arsed?

A good question!

You might have discovered that I used many different headshells for the cartridges in the photos.I have over forty of them, but not quite enough for all my cartridges though. I love tonearms with detachable headshell and the beauty of them is I can swap cartridges with ease and safety.

Here is a picture of some of the headshells

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I'm also loving these pics.

How many turntables do you have, kcc? (if you don't mind me asking)

Any favourites?

Cheers

wolster

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I have an inkling of a new collecting fetish i might just start getting into:love

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A good question!

You might have discovered that I used many different headshells for the cartridges in the photos.I have over forty of them, but not quite enough for all my cartridges though. I love tonearms with detachable headshell and the beauty of them is I can swap cartridges with ease and safety.

Here is a picture of some of the headshells

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A very impressive collection. You are indeed a total nutter (like most of us, but more so)

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Hi wolster,

I have just over ten turntables, all working perfectly except the Lenco GL75, which has not been used for years, would definitely need some cleaning and servicing before being used again.

My favourites should be the Technics SP15, JVC TT71 motor unit on a custom base and Denon DP80, all direct drive turntables, not they are the best sounding (they do sound excellent) but because they have multi tonearms mounted on them.

My Technics SP15 on an acrylic plinth where three tonearms are mounted

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A very impressive collection. You are indeed a total nutter (like most of us, but more so)

Yes, I am indeed.

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Pickering UV-15

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Stanton 681EE

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Stanton 681EEE

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Golding Elektra

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Golding 1042

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JVC X1

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JVC Z1 S

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Coral MC88

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Here's a few pics of the Benz Micro LP-S I was saving to install next year. I folded today...

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And my Herron VTPH-2 phono stage too...

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Check out the difference is size between the Dyn XX2.2 and the Benz LP-S!

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Hi Victor, why drive a Corolla when you 've got something better in the garage.

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Here's a few pics of the Benz Micro LP-S I was saving to install next year. I folded today...

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It seems to use a different wood to the ebony of my (original) LP?? :)

Regards,

Andy

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Kcc, 10 tables and over 40 carts?.................very nice.

Analog nutter alright...........not that there is anything wrong with that :)

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