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8 minutes ago, Tax said:

Yes! These....

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Got some thread on these? I got 811 that I wanna develope into something slowly

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Latest project is around cleaning up and restoring this SME series 2 tonearm for mounting on the Thorens TD160. 

 

Unfortunately the previous owner has lost the bias weight, pulley guide and the acorn nut and bolt that holds the bias pulley in place.

 

I have ordered the spare parts and a set of coupling rubbers so hopefully this baby should be ready to sing in a couple of weeks.

 

Had to get a new headshell too as this one is a bit mangled. Pity!

 

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SME 3009/2 tonearm brought back to factory spec.

 

Looking forward to dismantling the Thorens arm from the TT next....

 

 

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Pulled apart the Thorens TT today.

 

Just finished reinforcing the underside of the top plate with Dynamat.

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Nice stuff Tax.  One comment though, I'd recommend you find a little roller and roll that Dynamat down tight.  It will do a much better job of damping vibrations that way. 

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On 21/08/2018 at 3:09 PM, acg said:

Nice stuff Tax.  One comment though, I'd recommend you find a little roller and roll that Dynamat down tight.  It will do a much better job of damping vibrations that way. 

Thanks @acg!

 

I have now done that!

 

SME mounted and spinning away...

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Now some Australiana to add to the end of the chain...

 

Shure Cartridge on an SME arm on a Thorens TT feeding a Luxman integrated (used as a preamp) feeding Australia's very own Cyril Murray Auditec Amplifiers feeding the Altec A7's.

 

I hope I have done all these designers of yesteryear justice through this vintage system.

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On 24/08/2018 at 9:00 PM, ochremoon said:

Beautiful!

Thank you @ochremoon!

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Greetings from Manhattan NY!

 

Feeling very privileged to have attended a live session at the Village Vanguard Jazz Club in downtown Manhattan tonight listening to http://www.tomharrell.com/about.php

 

No photos of the live performance is allowed but I managed to get a photo with Tom Harrell before the show :)

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Got my mojo flowing again so back in to tinkering with audio bits 😁

 

When I embarked on my Altec VoTT restoration project a couple of years ago I upgraded the XO by building a better passive crossover using Erse Super Q and Solen air core inductors, Jensen pio's and Ohmite brown devil resistors etc and left it at that.

 

I always wanted to hear how the Jean Hiraga Altec XO sounded and what the hype was about so I have been mulling over this for quite a while without pulling the trigger.

 

So when @MarcAL finally built his Onken cabinets and told me he had also built the Hiraga XO's with good sonic success, I got pretty excited and started collecting parts a couple of weeks ago and started my own Hiraga XO build with advice from @MarcAL (Thanks MarcAl!).

 

Here are a couple of photos of the finished crossover boards ready for installation on the A7-500's.

 

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