Show me your TT's !!!

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  • SCompRacer
    SCompRacer Posts: 7,219
    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 IIISE Pro ES9038 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 *

  • SCompRacer
    SCompRacer Posts: 7,219
    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 IIISE Pro ES9038 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 *

  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,224
    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



  • agfrost
    agfrost Posts: 2,355
    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 (x2)
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (SCompRacer recapped) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
  • SCompRacer
    SCompRacer Posts: 7,219
    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 IIISE Pro ES9038 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 *

  • SCompRacer
    SCompRacer Posts: 7,219
    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 IIISE Pro ES9038 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 *

  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,912
    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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    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • hochpt21
    hochpt21 Posts: 5,358
    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 Classic 2/Ortofon 2M Blue
    Amplification - Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II, Parks Audio Budgie Phono
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 1
    __________________________________________________
    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 - Dared SL2000a, McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    CD: Cambridge Audio
    Speakers - LSiM 703; SDA 2A; Epos Epic 2
    __________________________________________________
  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 918
    @hochpt21, where did you find the great butcher block that’s under the Scout?
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,912
    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 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Antique Sound Labs AV8 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: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, 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, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    stangman67 wrote: »
    My Music Hall MMF 7.3

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    That's a real purdy table Zach! Congrats!
  • hochpt21
    hochpt21 Posts: 5,358
    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 Classic 2/Ortofon 2M Blue
    Amplification - Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II, Parks Audio Budgie Phono
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 1
    __________________________________________________
    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 - Dared SL2000a, McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    CD: Cambridge Audio
    Speakers - LSiM 703; SDA 2A; Epos Epic 2
    __________________________________________________
  • hochpt21
    hochpt21 Posts: 5,358
    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.
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    2 Channel
    Turntable - VPI Classic 2/Ortofon 2M Blue
    Amplification - Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II, Parks Audio Budgie Phono
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 1
    __________________________________________________
    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 - Dared SL2000a, McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    CD: Cambridge Audio
    Speakers - LSiM 703; SDA 2A; Epos Epic 2
    __________________________________________________
  • SCompRacer
    SCompRacer Posts: 7,219
    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 IIISE Pro ES9038 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 *

  • hochpt21
    hochpt21 Posts: 5,358
    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 Classic 2/Ortofon 2M Blue
    Amplification - Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II, Parks Audio Budgie Phono
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 1
    __________________________________________________
    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 - Dared SL2000a, McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    CD: Cambridge Audio
    Speakers - LSiM 703; SDA 2A; Epos Epic 2
    __________________________________________________
  • voltz
    voltz Posts: 5,385
    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
  • hochpt21
    hochpt21 Posts: 5,358
    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 Classic 2/Ortofon 2M Blue
    Amplification - Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II, Parks Audio Budgie Phono
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 1
    __________________________________________________
    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 - Dared SL2000a, McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    CD: Cambridge Audio
    Speakers - LSiM 703; SDA 2A; Epos Epic 2
    __________________________________________________
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,912
    You retired that? Whoa. Well semi-retired, it seems. :smiley: Beautiful!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Antique Sound Labs AV8 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: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, 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, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 1,649
    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 M
    Tony M Posts: 9,855
    Very NICE INDEED.

    What it's sitting on is BEAUTIFUL also.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,418
    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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    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amp: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: MartinLogan Motion 60XTi
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,912
    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 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Antique Sound Labs AV8 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: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, 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, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,418
    These are just general pics to show what they looked like. Looks like the Denon table next to the PX-3.
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amp: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: MartinLogan Motion 60XTi