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There's a ton of good stuff there. Bad taste? Hardly.

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I see Johnny Cash in there. You're okay biggrin.gif

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Modded SL-1200MK2 - ZYX R100H MC cartridge - ZYX Artisan battery operated phono stage - An all-out Japanese assault

 

 

Very nice, love the matching cart/weight. What mat is that?

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Modded SL-1200MK2 - ZYX R100H MC cartridge - ZYX Artisan battery operated phono stage - An all-out Japanese assault

 

Corrugated cardboard mat? Looks interesting.

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There's a ton of good stuff there. Bad taste? Hardly.

 

That's what I was attempting to say wink.gif

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Modded SL-1200MK2 - ZYX R100H MC cartridge - ZYX Artisan battery operated phono stage - An all-out Japanese assault

 

Very nice, love the matching cart/weight. What mat is that?

Thanks smile.gif  It's actually an outer periphery ring clamp with brass lugs on the underside for additional weight.  Here are some better pics...

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I'm the original owner of this 25 Year Anniversary model Linn LP12 that I purchased in 1997.  I upgraded nearly everything on it earlier this year including the Radikal power supply, Keel subchassis, Ekos SE tonearm and Akiva MC cartridge.  Setup of this turntable is important and I had one of the best in the business, Thomas at Overature Audio in Ann Arbor, perform a tune up on my LP12.

 

 

This is a real beauty that brings back fond memories.  LP12 (Trampolin) was a wonderfully colored TT to my ears.  Lovely stuff that never goes out of style either visually or sonically. 

post #787 of 3417

Is the a custom clamp?

 

 

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Thanks smile.gif  It's actually an outer periphery ring clamp with brass lugs on the underside for additional weight.  Here are some better pics...

post #788 of 3417
That clamp almost makes a Technics look good. I like the look of it but at the same time I'm wondering if it isn't a very time consuming way of making a heavy ring. I like to stick to KISS (or Ockhams Razor if you are feeling philosophic), less is more, minimalism, form follows function.



Somehow I have the distict feeling I'm undermining my own argument. rolleyes.gif

The arm is the only thing I would suggest updating. The Funk Firm does incredible things with that. Have a look.
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I see Johnny Cash in there. You're okay
Yeah, I know, Miles is total crap, but it's a kind of must have for demonstrations... wink.gif

And I know some really dislike PJ Harveys White Chalk. She can't sing, it sounds like crap and most of all: the album is way to short. rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by ]eep View Post

That clamp almost makes a Technics look good. I like the look of it but at the same time I'm wondering if it isn't a very time consuming way of making a heavy ring. I like to stick to KISS (or Ockhams Razor if you are feeling philosophic), less is more, minimalism, form follows function.

The arm is the only thing I would suggest updating. The Funk Firm does incredible things with that. Have a look.

The Funk upgrades are not cheap blink.gif  $600 for the platter and $960 for the arm...in British pounds I might add eek.gif

 

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Is the a custom clamp?

The ring is by TTWeights Audio but the brass lugs was something I glued on.

post #790 of 3417

I love weights and rings. Are you using one of their center weights, too?

 

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The ring is by TTWeights Audio but the brass lugs was something I glued on.

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I love weights and rings. Are you using one of their center weights, too?

Correct.  It's a 200g lightweight clamp which is different from their weights.  The clamps are lighter and clamps the spindle as you rotate the top section.

Whereas, the weight is just a weight and is much heavier. 

post #792 of 3417

I prefer weights to clamps so I'll probably end up with one of each. If nothing else it adds a touch of class to most TTs, IMO. 

 

But the ring weight will especially help as I buy a lot of stuff from second hand shops.

 

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Correct.  It's a 200g lightweight clamp which is different from their weights.  The clamps are lighter and clamps the spindle as you rotate the top section.

Whereas, the weight is just a weight and is much heavier. 

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I prefer weights to clamps so I'll probably end up with one of each. If nothing else it adds a touch of class to most TTs, IMO. 

 

But the ring weight will especially help as I buy a lot of stuff from second hand shops

I prefer weights over clamps as well, however, putting too much weight on a smallish bearing (Technics 1200) will lead to premature bearing wear.

 

Most used record stores (in my area) price vinyl according to condition so if it's warped they usually give 30% off. 

Now that I have a periphery ring, record warps is the least of my worries...

 

Happy shopping dewd cool.gif

post #794 of 3417
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The Funk upgrades are not cheap $600 for the platter and $960 for the arm...in British pounds I might add
Whoopsie! That sure ain't cheap! You must be a really, really convinced Technics direct drive fan if you are committing to such an upgrade. Which I am certainly and clearly not.

I have invested a lot of money in vinyl playback by now (and over >25 years I might add to my defense). I know it doesn't always have to cost a lot, but there are less shortcuts in vinyl playback then there are in CD-playback (forget that, CD is outdated) digital playback. I have always maintained the position that the LP is superior in quality, and still is. Against a storm of criticism, public opinion and peer pressure I might add. You won't believe the strange looks and faint smiles (must be an odd 'audiophile' freak) I've received over the years, and comments about 'nostalgia', 'ritual' and more of those terms more related to religion that just audio playback. All of those opinions mostly faded after 10 seconds of comparative listening... it's just no comparison. Ive spend a lot of money, but I think it's worth it and I enjoy it.

FIY: my cd-player is from China, completely modified by me, CS4397 DAC+5670 tubes. Plays <24/192 from CD or HD. All incl. cost about €300. Sound: almost as good as it gets in digital playback.
My hard disk playback: old broken windows laptop+ 1TB ext HD + 8" touchscreen + Musiland monitor 01US + 4xTDA1543 NOS DAC. €300. Plays 24/96. Sound; I wouldn't say better, different but more natural and absorbing.
Analog: Clearaudio Performance + Koetsu Urushi + Audio Innovations tranny + Jolida phono. I payed about €4000 new/2ndH + modified. Sound: if you are of the 'measuring is knowing' persuasion then it sounds absolutely sh*t. Well, it doesn't. Not really. biggrin.gif It sounds like you can't stop playing till you can't keep your eyes open at 4 in the morning.

A decent turntable costs money. But it sure is worth it.
post #795 of 3417

Seen it done before here and there doesn't seem to be a better place so I'll ask.

 

I was planning on going with an Ortofon 2M series cart on my upcoming TT, but after doing some calculations today I realized that would be a weird idea because of the stage I'm looking at. 

 

The Moon 310LP (via XLR) gives me adjustable gain from 46 to 72db. I'm now looking at low output MC carts. I could use the MM carts just fine, but I think an MC will be a better choice. 

 

Any recommendations at (max) $1000? I'm looking at the Zu DL-103, Ortofon Rondo Blue, and Benz Ace SL at this point.

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