Show me your TT's !!!

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  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,190
    edited February 2018
    verb wrote: »
    You've been holding out on us @SCompRacer ! Nice TT's! The speed control unit is way cool! Too bad he closed up shop.

    Not intentionally...I'm old and forget...lol

    Here is another from the past. My first Nottingham, a Spacedeck, with Sumiko Blackbird. This pic was taken at a couple day Bloomington Polk Fest quite a few years back. I loaded up a white van (really!) with my system and some speakers for sale. Great time!

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    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,190
    Oh, then there was the Linn LP12.

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    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,688
    edited February 2018
    Nothing helps KISS sound good, :p

    OH YES THERE IS !!!

    IT's COLD GIN TIME AGAIN......


    BlueFox wrote: »
    Every time I see this thread title my mind adds an ‘i’ into it. And I am disappointed every time. :)

    you and me both Bud... My inner Bevis I guess :p :p :p



  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,270
    SCompRacer wrote: »

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    How was that Blackbird, Rich? It's one of my favorite cartridges to look at. Beautiful!
    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Marantz DV-9500 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC * Rythmik F8
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (SCompRacer recapped) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,190
    edited February 2018
    agfrost wrote: »

    How was that Blackbird, Rich? It's one of my favorite cartridges to look at. Beautiful!

    It is kewl looking with the bird!

    It was very nice. Fast, detailed, but some issues with the highs. But it was a high output, and high output MC's can be peaky in the top octaves. After this cartridge, I just went with low output MC's. At first with high gain MC phono stages, then with passive gain SUT's (Step Up Transformers) and MM phono stages. If you get one, I'd go with the low output.

    I had a problem with the first Blackbird. As I recall the cantilever is long, and the suspension sagged badly on the first one I had. It was replaced under warranty and the second one was fine.

    I can't recall what became of it. I may have sold it with the Linn LP12 as that is the arm it is pictured on. The first design of the Linn Ittok arm had sensitive bearings that could be easily damaged, which made made your Ittok become a tick tock. :D
    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,190
    Oh, regarding the Linn LP12. I made a service station for it out of some scrap parts and table legs. Some folks used chairs back to back or stacked books on a table, but this stand made it easy to service. I got a pretty good price for the stand when I sold it. This stand worked perfect on a bench.

    The suspension.....I had issues when I first rebuilt the table with new springs. It would tend to bind. Then I came across and old and obscure post at pink fish media site. Springs have a beginning and ending coil. By fiddling around changing the clock position of the three springs, you can get the suspension to move without the springs fighting each other.

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    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • verbverb Posts: 7,989
    edited March 2018
    Was doing some research on my Philco 41-290 console radio and stumbled upon this. Philco 41-RP1. Includes a built in AM transmitter!

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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, PASS ACA Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
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  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,185
    Very, very late to this party.

    Here is my Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood with Grado Gold cartridge. @SCompRacer referred me to one of his friends 8 years ago and this has been my daily spinner ever since up until a month ago. She has treated me better than I can ask for and now has a permanent spot in my secondary rig.

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    __________________________________________________
    2 Channel
    Turntable - VPI Scout 1.1/Ortofon 2M Blue
    Amplification - Parks Audio Budgie, Dared SL2000a, McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
    __________________________________________________
    7.1 Home Theater
    Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ HT2050; Elite Screens 120"
    __________________________________________________
    Man Cave
    Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold
    Integrated Amplifier - Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II
    CD: Cambridge Audio
    Speakers - SDA 2A; Epos Epic 2
    __________________________________________________
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 398
    @hochpt21, where did you find the great butcher block that’s under the Scout?
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • verbverb Posts: 7,989
    hochpt21 wrote: »
    Very, very late to this party.

    Here is my Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood with Grado Gold cartridge. @SCompRacer referred me to one of his friends 8 years ago and this has been my daily spinner ever since up until a month ago. She has treated me better than I can ask for and now has a permanent spot in my secondary rig.

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    Never too late to show your TT's Nice rig. Is that a Music Hall speed controller you have there?
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, PASS ACA Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,185
    maxward wrote: »
    @hochpt21, where did you find the great butcher block that’s under the Scout?

    Amazon. I really like it.

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    __________________________________________________
    2 Channel
    Turntable - VPI Scout 1.1/Ortofon 2M Blue
    Amplification - Parks Audio Budgie, Dared SL2000a, McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
    __________________________________________________
    7.1 Home Theater
    Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ HT2050; Elite Screens 120"
    __________________________________________________
    Man Cave
    Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold
    Integrated Amplifier - Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II
    CD: Cambridge Audio
    Speakers - SDA 2A; Epos Epic 2
    __________________________________________________
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,185
    verb wrote: »
    hochpt21 wrote: »
    Very, very late to this party.

    Here is my Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood with Grado Gold cartridge. @SCompRacer referred me to one of his friends 8 years ago and this has been my daily spinner ever since up until a month ago. She has treated me better than I can ask for and now has a permanent spot in my secondary rig.

    rf2c9s0j4u40.jpeg

    Never too late to show your TT's Nice rig. Is that a Music Hall speed controller you have there?

    Yes sir. Burned up the first power supply, and had quite the debacle finding a new one (even exchanging messages with Roy Hall himself), and finally found one from Adorama so I’m back in business.
    __________________________________________________
    2 Channel
    Turntable - VPI Scout 1.1/Ortofon 2M Blue
    Amplification - Parks Audio Budgie, Dared SL2000a, McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
    __________________________________________________
    7.1 Home Theater
    Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ HT2050; Elite Screens 120"
    __________________________________________________
    Man Cave
    Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold
    Integrated Amplifier - Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II
    CD: Cambridge Audio
    Speakers - SDA 2A; Epos Epic 2
    __________________________________________________
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 398
    Thank you!
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,190
    hochpt21 wrote: »
    And here is my new baby.

    VPI Scout 1.1 with a Ortofon 2m Blue

    I am blown away so far and the cart seems to be getting better and better.

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    Nice upgrade!
    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,185
    SCompRacer wrote: »
    hochpt21 wrote: »
    And here is my new baby.

    VPI Scout 1.1 with a Ortofon 2m Blue

    I am blown away so far and the cart seems to be getting better and better.

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    Nice upgrade!

    Thank you! Hopefully, Rob is doing well. He was a great caretaker of the Pro-ject before he passed it on to me.
    __________________________________________________
    2 Channel
    Turntable - VPI Scout 1.1/Ortofon 2M Blue
    Amplification - Parks Audio Budgie, Dared SL2000a, McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
    __________________________________________________
    7.1 Home Theater
    Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ HT2050; Elite Screens 120"
    __________________________________________________
    Man Cave
    Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold
    Integrated Amplifier - Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II
    CD: Cambridge Audio
    Speakers - SDA 2A; Epos Epic 2
    __________________________________________________
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,279
    hochpt21 wrote: »
    SCompRacer wrote: »
    hochpt21 wrote: »
    And here is my new baby.

    VPI Scout 1.1 with a Ortofon 2m Blue

    I am blown away so far and the cart seems to be getting better and better.

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    Nice upgrade!

    Thank you! Hopefully, Rob is doing well. He was a great caretaker of the Pro-ject before he passed it on to me.

    Hey Paul

    I stole your idea and bought a butcher block and added 6 of these round feet to put on it and then put my Project Xperience Classic TT on it :)

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    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,185
    voltz wrote: »
    hochpt21 wrote: »
    SCompRacer wrote: »
    hochpt21 wrote: »
    And here is my new baby.

    VPI Scout 1.1 with a Ortofon 2m Blue

    I am blown away so far and the cart seems to be getting better and better.

    qfxoxbhbte35.jpeg

    Nice upgrade!

    Thank you! Hopefully, Rob is doing well. He was a great caretaker of the Pro-ject before he passed it on to me.

    Hey Paul

    I stole your idea and bought a butcher block and added 6 of these round feet to put on it and then put my Project Xperience Classic TT on it :)

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    Very nice!

    I use the block, then 4 vibrapods, then a Ginkgo isolation base and I can basically body slam somebody without a hint of a needle jump.

    The isolation base came with the TT when I bought it.
    __________________________________________________
    2 Channel
    Turntable - VPI Scout 1.1/Ortofon 2M Blue
    Amplification - Parks Audio Budgie, Dared SL2000a, McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
    __________________________________________________
    7.1 Home Theater
    Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ HT2050; Elite Screens 120"
    __________________________________________________
    Man Cave
    Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold
    Integrated Amplifier - Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II
    CD: Cambridge Audio
    Speakers - SDA 2A; Epos Epic 2
    __________________________________________________
  • verbverb Posts: 7,989
    You retired that? Whoa. Well semi-retired, it seems. :smiley: Beautiful!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, PASS ACA Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,322
    That is without question the most magnificent looking tt I've ever seen. If that got retired or put out to pasture by digital then I don't feel so bad now in my thinking that my lowly Clearaudio tt always took a backseat to digital as well.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,358
    Very NICE INDEED.

    What it's sitting on is BEAUTIFUL also.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,054
    Don't currently have a TT, but these were the tables I had in the past, in the order I had them; Pioneer PL-518, Pioneer PL-1000, Yamaha PX-3, and Yamaha PF-1000:

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  • verbverb Posts: 7,989
    edited March 2018
    Nice progression of TT’s! @steveinaz BTW is that another TT hidden next to the YamahaPX3? Do tell! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, PASS ACA Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,054
    These are just general pics to show what they looked like. Looks like the Denon table next to the PX-3.
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