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post #1381 of 3042

@ MT

 

I may break down and get one (RCM) late summer; early autumn. Have you put your Static draining brush through its paces yet?

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post #1382 of 3042

It definitely helps but even with the new mat and brush it's a small issue. With records properly cleaned there is NO ISSUE whatsoever. Pretty impressive. 

 

One thing the brush also let me see was a sample of exactly what the maple platforms will look like from Mapleshade. 

 

Hoping to order a 21x19x4 and an 18x15x2 with classic isoblocks soon enough. Then I'll do another custom 2 shelf Ikea rack in their 'birch' (which should match the platforms really well) to put it all on. Considering I can rap on the side of my current Expedit the TT is on and hear low end kicks in my speakers I think it's necessary.

 

Definitely thinking the RCM as the next purchase will be a huge improvement on a lot of my records. 

 

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@ MT

 

I may break down and get one (RCM) late summer; early autumn. Have you put your Static draining brush through its paces yet?

post #1383 of 3042

16.5 it is.

 

I was making an adapter to connect my Koss ESP-950 to STAX Pro-Bias.

 

Turned into a marathon session at the bench... I decided to change out cartridges as the stylus that was in the cartridge was pretty tired and I didn't have a spare.  I managed to break off one of the tone arm wires when making the swap so I decided to go ahead and rewire the whole thing.  Tore down the arm, rewired, soldered, reassembled, and then dialed in the arm and cartridge.

 

Now I'm enjoying an album I cleaned up from my Dad's collection:

 

 

Great stuff and worth all the work today.

 

 

 

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Beautiful, shipsupt! What make is your RCM? In the background, are you designing your own tube-pin layout? I got it! Had to enlarge the pix...rolleyes.gif

 

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Looks like a 16.5 to me.

 

post #1384 of 3042
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Originally Posted by shipsupt View Post

 

Now I'm enjoying an album I cleaned up from my Dad's collection:

 

 

 

Great to hear you're competent to save the day. I remember hearing Jimmy emanating from all over the house as long as I can remember. My fav track for Mr.Smith is "The Sermon."

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post #1385 of 3042

Looking into selling my Technics.... I love it but want something a little more like a Music Hall.

 

Does $300 sound like too much? It includes the preamp and both cartridges (m97xe and original Audio Technica)


Edited by BLACKENEDPLAGUE - 3/3/13 at 5:10pm
post #1386 of 3042
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

It definitely helps but even with the new mat and brush it's a small issue. With records properly cleaned there is NO ISSUE whatsoever. Pretty impressive. 

 

One thing the brush also let me see was a sample of exactly what the maple platforms will look like from Mapleshade. 

 

Hoping to order a 21x19x4 and an 18x15x2 with classic isoblocks soon enough. Then I'll do another custom 2 shelf Ikea rack in their 'birch' (which should match the platforms really well) to put it all on. Considering I can rap on the side of my current Expedit the TT is on and hear low end kicks in my speakers I think it's necessary.

 

Definitely thinking the RCM as the next purchase will be a huge improvement on a lot of my records. 

 

RCM is the way to go. Regarding TT isolation - in a couple of days I will be posting some ramblings on the theme that might prove handy also for your WT.

post #1387 of 3042

New week, new TT!  Hello Marantz, good bye Music Hall.  Actually I'm not 100% sold on the TT15-S1, it's coming off a bit dry sounding compared to my Music Hall MMF-7 but it might just be setup or just getting used to the cleaner backgrounds.  I'm still debating on opening up the Clearaudio Virtuoso Wood cartridge but I've been so happy with my Grado Sonata that I think I'd be better off just selling the Virtuoso. 


Edited by dosley01 - 3/4/13 at 7:32am
post #1388 of 3042

Nice!

post #1389 of 3042

That Marantz turntable is a rebranded Clearaudio, correct?

post #1390 of 3042
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That Marantz turntable is a rebranded Clearaudio, correct?

I believe that's correct.

post #1391 of 3042

Yes, it's a Clearaudio Emotion with a slightly different plinth and better feet.  I think the platter is also might be a bit thicker.  I really think it's the best bang for the buck out there right now if you need a cartridge.  The Virtuoso Ebony Wood cartridge retails alone for more than half the price of the turntable. 

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 I've been so happy with my Grado Sonata 

 

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I'm on my second one.  Had the original a long time ago and made it simple on myself deciding what to get for the new table, and went with the newer version.  I spent weeks deciding.  Almost went Ortofon 2M Black, still might as a contrast, but the Sonata is lovely.

post #1393 of 3042

That's why I almost bought one month ago.

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Yes, it's a Clearaudio Emotion with a slightly different plinth and better feet.  I think the platter is also might be a bit thicker.  I really think it's the best bang for the buck out there right now if you need a cartridge.  The Virtuoso Ebony Wood cartridge retails alone for more than half the price of the turntable. 

post #1394 of 3042

We don't need a new cart. But, we all know we'd like evil_smiley.gifone anyway. Think the Maestro would be a good fit for the MMF-7?

post #1395 of 3042

Pride and joy audionote TT, bad pic my phone sucks.

 

 

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