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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,355
    edited February 1
    it was for me, too.

    They were virtually perfect, too -- except (of course) the woofer surrounds.
    Some punk kid (little kid!) had kicked in one of the (four) woofers, so I had to source a replacement. The kicked-in one was battered beyond reasonable rescue.

    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • verbverb Posts: 2,405
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Your GPS would never find it :)

    Wait, are you in VT? In that case -- you might find it. ;)

    Naw. SE Michigan.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,355
    verb wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Your GPS would never find it :)

    Wait, are you in VT? In that case -- you might find it. ;)

    Naw. SE Michigan.

    Yeah -- you'd never find us. They'd find your skeleton after the coyotes had stripped it clean ;)
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • StevieBStevieB Posts: 221
    My Traveler with a Denon 103R is not as purty as most but sounds very good and hopefully one day I hope to move up the VPI ladder. Also have an old Dual 505-2 and an 80's Technics linear tracker.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,355
    Looks great to me!

    Is that arm heavy enough "for best results" using the DL-103R? I must admit, I am not at all sure if the compliance of the "R" morph is as low as the plain-vanilla DL-103, but I am guessing it's comparable(?).
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 3,119
    Not sure what you mean by "not as purty as most", before I even read your comment I thought to myself "Wow, what a gorgeous table!".
    StevieB wrote: »
    My Traveler with a Denon 103R is not as purty as most but sounds very good and hopefully one day I hope to move up the VPI ladder. Also have an old Dual 505-2 and an 80's Technics linear tracker.

    Got Dayens?
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,355
    edited February 1
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    In fact, on the strength of that photograph, I'd have to say that it's an Epic record player.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. It took me all the way 'til now to come up with that.

    ;)
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 3,119
    On a scale of 1-10, how stoned are you right now?
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    In fact, on the strength of that photograph, I'd have to say that it's an Epic record player.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. It took me all the way 'til now to come up with that.

    ;)

    Got Dayens?
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,355
    I am hypercaffeinated, in point of fact.

    :|
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 3,119
    At nearly 6pm? You must've got a late start.
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I am hypercaffeinated, in point of fact.

    :|

    Got Dayens?
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,199
    No worries folks, Doc will be here all night.
  • Nesmith98Nesmith98 Posts: 36
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    see? :)

    32547188461_abe8ed978c_b.jpgDSC_6964 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    There is a GA-212 downstairs... someplace...

    I have a Philips 977 similar to that one. I think i got it at Goodwill for less than $10.00.

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  • verbverb Posts: 2,405
    Clipdat wrote: »
    At nearly 6pm? You must've got a late start.
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I am hypercaffeinated, in point of fact.

    :|

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,355
    Nesmith98 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    see? :)

    32547188461_abe8ed978c_b.jpgDSC_6964 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    There is a GA-212 downstairs... someplace...

    I have a Philips 977 similar to that one. I think i got it at Goodwill for less than $10.00.

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    The 977 is several notches up from the 777 shown before. Interestingly, in the initial lineup of those tts, the 877 was the top. The 977, with the digital display of platter speed (vs. just an LED "graph") came along subsequently.
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 170
    halo wrote: »
    Technics SL-Q3 w/ Shure M95ED
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    Bottlehead Reduction Phono pre with Integration upgrade (Amperex white PQ 6922 tubes) & Mahogany base
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    Is that the "definitive version" of Fragile that just came out? One of my favorite albums ever and the new version is packaged perfectly and sounds great.
    Lounge LCR MKIII, AMC 2100, Marantz SR5011, Polk LSiM705, Polk LSiM706C, Polk RM8, Polk PSW450, Pro-ject 2 Experience SB, OPPO BDP-103
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,336
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    Self Control is over rated.
    Mr. Sharpe wrote: »
    Meh these were extra $70 as an open box item so it didn’t much to me either way:)

  • verbverb Posts: 2,405
    afterburnt wrote: »
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    Nice! What is that? Looks like you could play a 6ft diameter record on that thing!

    And some tether ball!
    2CH: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 5,134
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I've never used a record clamp/weight of any kind.

    I think they work to better the sound. I have experience with them.

    Now if you listen to heavy metal, there's no use, I don't think.

    Maybe I'm wrong.

    Will a heavy metal or heavy rock fan tell me if the clamps or weights make the music sound better?
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 767
    Clamps no doubt help vinyl playback. On the rare occasion I'll spin a record it's part of the routine I go through; brush the record, clean the stylus and clamp the record. If you use a loudness button or a sub at a fairly loud volume I've found that spiking the subs and speakers is very important to keep the feedback away from the needle.
  • verbverb Posts: 2,405
    This looks minty. No cartridge. Deal?
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    2CH: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
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  • verbverb Posts: 2,405
    Another pic.
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    2CH: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,355
    edited February 2
    The problem is that cartridge choices are very limited.

    That's why it's forty smackers.
    I paid $7 for my TX-2 (as mentioned earlier) with a broken stylus... so I'd say $40 was a tad steep. Not outrageous by any means, but I couldn't see paying much more for a swingin' arm b&o like that one (looks like an RX-2?).

    It may well need a belt -- belts are available for it (someplace).

    Here're your cartridge opportunities:
    https://www.sound-smith.com/bo-cartridges
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • verbverb Posts: 2,405
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    The problem is that cartridge choices are very limited.

    That's why it's forty smackers.
    I paid $7 for my TX-2 (as mentioned earlier) with a broken stylus... so I'd say $40 was a tad steep.

    Here're your cartridge opportunities:
    https://www.sound-smith.com/bo-cartridges

    Yep. Haven't even hooked my Micro-Seiki yet! Help pull me out of the rabbit hole!
    2CH: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,355
    Pretty sure it's an RX-2 (borrowed image).
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    Here're your cartridge options:
    https://www.sound-smith.com/lookup/bo-cartridges/108
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • verbverb Posts: 2,405
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Pretty sure it's an RX-2 (borrowed image).
    nt4m20785n5c.png

    Here're your cartridge options:
    https://www.sound-smith.com/lookup/bo-cartridges/108

    Enabler! :smiley: Thanks!
    2CH: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
    Office: PC, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,355
    verb wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
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    Nice! What is that? Looks like you could play a 6ft diameter record on that thing!

    And some tether ball!

    That tt, by the way, is a Fairchild 750. One of the finest turntables made. Ever.
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 6,899
    afterburnt wrote: »
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    And you can hang your clothes to dry as well...
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  • verbverb Posts: 2,405
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
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    Nice! What is that? Looks like you could play a 6ft diameter record on that thing!

    And some tether ball!

    That tt, by the way, is a Fairchild 750. One of the finest turntables made. Ever.

    I see why they call Doc. As in PHD, I presume. So what's up with that tonearm? It seems like it would be very hard to control dynamically. Counterweight seems insufficient. Is that for real?
    2CH: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,355
    Yes, a PhD -- otherwise I'd own nicer hifi stuff ;)

    It's probably real -- tracking error would be (could be) quite low.
    The sufficiency of the counterweight depends on its mass. I am guessing the whole arm/cartridge system is appropriate for a low compliance MC cartridge.

    http://twogoodears.blogspot.com/2017/02/analog-machism.html
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • verbverb Posts: 2,405
    You are an encyclopedia! Impressive. BTW BS Aero, MS Mech :smiley: yes you're credentials are longer than mine!
    2CH: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
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