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post #2731 of 4556

Wow, both those TTs are gorgeous. They seem so much more 'special' than the Clearaudio, but I am sure you have good reasons to change.

Thanks for sharing!

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Welcome arcorob!

post #2733 of 4556
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

 

These kind of shots tend to send me to the listening room! Well, later:rolleyes: in the night but...

 

Tonight, we're doin' it with the diminutive Sansui G-22000, Music Hall MMF-7.1 and HiFiMAN HE-6 via speaker taps. Next hour, may front the Sansui Pre-Amp for the Sinhonia's out of curiosity and adventure.

 

 

Add.:  I tend to listen in low light. By candle light. Or low light by candle light, but severely need to illuminate my TT without lighting up the room. Something functional yet stylish, What are some of you using?


Edited by Silent One - 12/23/13 at 9:15pm
post #2734 of 4556
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

These kind of shots tend to send me to the listening room! Well, later:rolleyes: in the night but...

Tonight, we're doin' it with the diminutive Sansui G-22000, Music Hall MMF-7.1 and HiFiMAN HE-6 via speaker taps. Next hour, may front the Sansui Pre-Amp for the Sinhonia's out of curiosity and adventure.


Add.:  I tend to listen in low light. By candle light. Or low light by candle light, but severely need to illuminate my TT without lighting up the room. Something functional yet stylish, What are some of you using?

I tend to keep a flashlight by my table. tongue.gif
post #2735 of 4556
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I tend to keep a flashlight by my table. tongue.gif

 

I'm currently using a tubular troubleshooting light. Sooo, very un-chic. Not wanting to pollute the AC any further, will review some portable batt options.

post #2736 of 4556
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

 

These kind of shots tend to send me to the listening room! Well, later:rolleyes: in the night but...

 

Tonight, we're doin' it with the diminutive Sansui G-22000, Music Hall MMF-7.1 and HiFiMAN HE-6 via speaker taps. Next hour, may front the Sansui Pre-Amp for the Sinhonia's out of curiosity and adventure.

 

 

Add.:  I tend to listen in low light. By candle light. Or low light by candle light, but severely need to illuminate my TT without lighting up the room. Something functional yet stylish, What are some of you using?


Very nice...I know..sometimes that mood just kicks in..during the day my wife likes me to stick to old school rock...but at night I play a little James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot...lighter stuff...I save the Pink Floyd for day time...LOL

 

Just received the Johnny Cash Greatest hit re-master 180gr Friday so have a little JC to hear tonight...

 

BTW..How do you like your Music Hall ? What cart are you running ?

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I thought about starting a different thread, but I am new here and don't want to be a crazy thread hog...and this is the perfect thread..I love tables !!! I love when people post their pictures, old, simple, high end, space age...it doesn't matter ...they all have their beauty.

 

My specialty is I like to find older dirty semi working tables and turn them into something special. sort of like refurbing the island of misfit toys...LOL

 

So enjoy some pictures of tables that were given new life....I tend to make wood bases too ...I just like wood !!!

 

Take a plastic looking Sansui, fix it mechanically and give it character

 

 

I took a beat up AR/XA , restored it and gave it a technics S arm

BEFORE

AFTER

 

 

First version of DIY table with cocobolo

post #2738 of 4556
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Originally Posted by arcorob View Post
 


Very nice...I know..sometimes that mood just kicks in..during the day my wife likes me to stick to old school rock...but at night I play a little James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot...lighter stuff...I save the Pink Floyd for day time...LOL

 

Just received the Johnny Cash Greatest hit re-master 180gr Friday so have a little JC to hear tonight...

 

BTW..How do you like your Music Hall ? What cart are you running ?

 

Standard Goldring Eroica MC High Output. I think it sounds decent but looking forward to replacing the cart in 2014. Maybe an Ortofon 2M Black MM...

post #2739 of 4556
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

These kind of shots tend to send me to the listening room! Well, later:rolleyes: in the night but...

Tonight, we're doin' it with the diminutive Sansui G-22000, Music Hall MMF-7.1 and HiFiMAN HE-6 via speaker taps. Next hour, may front the Sansui Pre-Amp for the Sinhonia's out of curiosity and adventure.


Add.:  I tend to listen in low light. By candle light. Or low light by candle light, but severely need to illuminate my TT without lighting up the room. Something functional yet stylish, What are some of you using?

I too prefer low light so put a tiny stick on light up inside the lid of my Yamaha TT to illuminate when needed. It gives off just enough light to see what I need and lends ambiance as well.
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Originally Posted by arcorob View Post
 

I thought about starting a different thread, but I am new here and don't want to be a crazy thread hog...and this is the perfect thread..I love tables !!! I love when people post their pictures, old, simple, high end, space age...it doesn't matter ...they all have their beauty.

 

My specialty is I like to find older dirty semi working tables and turn them into something special. sort of like refurbing the island of misfit toys...LOL

 

So enjoy some pictures of tables that were given new life....I tend to make wood bases too ...I just like wood !!!

 

Very Impressive!  Great jobs.

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WOW! I've been toying with the idea of building a new plinth for my Pioneer PL-518, but just transplanting the motor unit and mounting a Rega arm instead. I had wondered whether or not it could be done. It looks like you've done something similar here.

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EASILY Done on the Pioneer. really the imagination is the limit. Many of my bases are just borders really that the original fits in. Gives it a solid feel.

 

Here is a Pioneer PL-600 that received a paint job, a wood base and a plaque. I even re-used the PIONEER logo from the front plastic and put it on the wood base 

 

BEFORE

 

 

 

 

AFTER

 

 

This is a BASE in progress - note the black line ? I masked off the area with blue tape 1/4" - spray painted the black line, remove tape and stain the whole thing...they are just boxes cut with 45's

post #2743 of 4556

That is EXCELLENT! You need to start a turntable modding thread :beerchug:

post #2744 of 4556

Wood has a very pleasing quality about inside the home...

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No, I am a vintage American...LOL

 

Actually the cabinet was a LONG search for EXACTLY what you see. I wanted the shelf space for equipment behind glass, the open space was originally for a Pioneer Reel To Reel (didn't need it and built the RCM) ...so the long search. I did not want a press board put together and it had to have the right layout. Found it in Craigslist - Hand built by the owner who was a cabinet maker. Weighs over 400lbs unloaded. So there is NO vibration..lol

 

The room just works..:bigsmile_face:  My wife not only painted the room but hand painted the archways (yes, all free hand)

 

since this is a turntable thread, you can't imagine how many tables have been in this room in a 2 year span...some samples

 

A Dual 721 that I custom made a base

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This is a self built turntable - made the whole thing from scratch using parts, DD motor, strobe and an AT1100 arm - 6gram mass and fluid damped

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I find the DD thingie with the AT1100 VERY nice. AT low mass arms with the fluid damping ONLY IN HORIZONTAL DIRECTION are the second best solution for the high compliance and relatively high mass cartridges, a description that unfortunately describes most of the AT's own better MM carts. The first are arms that can be precisely adjusted for resonant frequency/damping, either mechanical or electronics assisted. Fluid damping in vertical plane does almost zero in reducing the amplitude of the peak at resonance, but deadens the sound to the point of killing any life out of it. AT designers realized that and made a whole series of tonearms around this idea - that is why they are still highly sought after and fetching good coin when changing hands - to this very day. They can be seen as the pinnacle of all things Audio Technica ever produced.

 

And it is a special delight to see one in such great enviroment - congrats !

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