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Yes it does, and no I haven't, unfortunately. I bought it because it should be enough gain for my 1mv cart, and getting an outboard PSU is pretty unique at this price. 

 

Really looking forward to getting it in.

 

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Does that price include the power supply? Do you have experience with other phono pres to give us a perspective of the quality by chance?

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Oddly, the Ikea 'Lack' table was considered the best stand for the Linn Sondek LP12 for years. The 'Expedit' is IMHO the best cabinet for storing LP's.
There is nothing wrong with Ikea stuff. I've seen a lot worse that falls apart the first time you move it. Sure, there's better but they make furniture that is very practical and even looks nice. I as a carpenter find the construction well thought out and economical. The only thing I find that isn't great is the cheaper lacquer and melamine finishes. Massive wood is better, and preferably not pine but a nice real veneer is fine. I own lots of Ikea stuff and am perfectly happy with it and it looks very presentable.
I am not saying it has to be expensive but when you get some female visitors (or ppl with some kind of sense of aesthetics) ClaytonSF's interior isn't going to win hearts. wink.gif
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Analogsurvivor, how does it apply trackingforce?
While the vertical position has some advantages for the arm and its effective mass it has the same adverse disadvantages to the platterbearing. You can not make a solid stable platter this way. Just like washings machines: the ones with a vertical bearing last much, much longer.

Everything is done by gravity, tracking force included. Cartridge mass/precise adjustment will have to be implemented with some movable mass in production units, prototype was tailor made for the cartridge used to allow for "one piece" construction ( fine tracking force adjustment was possible by tilting the whole turntable slightly from dead vertical position through the adjustment of the threaded spikes in the base) .

 

VTA adjustment is carried out the usual way - but at the main bearing, not at the arm side, in order to preserve rigidity of the arm assembly.

 

The main advantage over any other known solution is complete lack of any free play in the arm bearing(s) - and it is audible from the very first moment by the display of control hitherto unheard of in linear tracking arms. Precise soundstaging across the entire disc ( hallmark of linear arms ) and dynamics/bass/slam

( hallmark of premium pivoted arms ) are united in a single design for the first time. The aesthetic beauty of the arm design will have to be ruined somewhat by the necessity to have some kind of a dust cover protecting rail on which arm bearing(s) travel - prototype arm did stuck from time to time durnig demo, producing skipping - it occured at random position(s), not always at the same spot, indicating some dust particle(s) problem(s).

 

I agree you can not make a solid stable platter this way - at least not with conventional bearing . The same applies for longievity.  There IS a way around it - the use of the four or 5 point main platter bearing, similar to the main bearing in the Well Tempered turntables.  This way, even platter bearing can be made to have absolute zero play in either plane, further increasing performance. I feel that even if it means replacing main platter  bearing once in a while, it is much more than justified by the sheer sound quality alone. I prefer something with superb performance that needs taking care of from time to time over  something that is maintenance/replacement free and does its action  forever - but poorly.

 

There are several other possibilities for improvements I will contact the designer for. Potential here is higher than in any other design I have heard or read of , regardless of price.

 

Since you, Jeep,  were the n-th person to mispell my head-fi ID, which is analogsurviver, with an E  instead of what (o) would normally be correct in English , I guess I will have to include a short  "disclaimer" following each post from now on - that most definitely is there for a reason and it is NOT a mistake.

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Since you, Jeep, were the n-th person to mispell my head-fi ID, which is analogsurviver, with an E instead of what (o) would normally be correct in English , I guess I will have to include a short "disclaimer" following each post from now on - that E most definitely is there for a reason and it is NOT a mistake.
Oops! Normally I copy paste names but it looked so simple that I just typed it in. redface.gif

The funny thing is, you misspelled my name too, which is also a common mistake. But I'll just let it go this time. wink.gif

It's ]eep, not Jeep. I'm not a car. eek.gif

But, ontopic; It looks pretty innovative. I see the advantage of the arm. It's linear tracking with mass coupling. On a air floating LTA you are literally floating on air with nothing to hold on to. My concern is that it isn't very practical.
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Oops! Normally I copy paste names but it looked so simple that I just typed it in. redface.gif
The funny thing is, you misspelled my name too, which is also a common mistake. But I'll just let it go this time. wink.gif
It's ]eep, not Jeep. I'm not a car. eek.gif
But, ontopic; It looks pretty innovative. I see the advantage of the arm. It's linear tracking with mass coupling. On a air floating LTA you are literally floating on air with nothing to hold on to. My concern is that it isn't very practical.

O-oops back - did not want you to become a car ... ; guess I will have to figure at last out how to get that sign on screen !

 

Back to topic - it is not the most practical way to play back vinyl in its form in the photo, but this can be made more user friendly. It takes about 10 seconds of audio and any concerns regarding practicality evaporate - if there is a better way to play vinyl, I have yet to hear it. We have been doing far stranger things to get as good music as possible from our treasured records.

 

I plan to visit the designer in near future - no idea what he was brewing in about a year since that photo was taken. I will post an update ASAP.

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Here are some shots of my "new" Denon DP-60L which now completes my little rig:

 

 

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Denon DP-60L with Clearaudio Maestro cartridge

 

 

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Spinning some Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers

 

 

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Cary SLI-80 F1 Signature integrated amp driving 2 Nola Boxers.  Phono pre is an AES PH1-DJH.

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NOW we're talkin'!!!!!  Beautiful TT and rig, Dave.

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Here are some shots of my "new" Denon DP-60L which now completes my little rig:

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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Denon DP-60L with Clearaudio Maestro cartridge

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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Spinning some Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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Cary SLI-80 F1 Signature integrated amp driving 2 Nola Boxers.  Phono pre is an AES PH1-DJH.

 

Do you know what type of wood that is on the Denon?

It looks beautiful.

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My guess is that it is a redwood veneer.

Rob?
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Finally up and running. Phono stage came in today!

 

Probably the best build quality I've seen from a $400 product. Need to let it all run in...and get something to clean these bad boys with.

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My guess is that it is a redwood veneer.
Rob?

Rosewood I believe.
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Lifter up and down button!?  Nice!  I like the little green light telling you it's down.  Hah!

 

Nice MT!

 

Inspired to fire up the vinyl rig.  beerchug.gif

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Rosewood I believe.

 

I don't know why I said redwood.  Definitely rosewood.

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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

1000

 

Finally up and running. Phono stage came in today!

 

Probably the best build quality I've seen from a $400 product. Need to let it all run in...and get something to clean these bad boys with.

Yes, definitely get the proper TOOL   atsmile.gif You'll also need some conditioned AC/DC and be sure to close The Doors when you rock out tongue_smile.gif


Edited by brunk - 11/15/12 at 8:21pm
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1 more project finished: I've installed the second arm. I made a base from wenge wood.


Cartridge is a London Decca Blue. Arm Consonance T988 dampened unipivot.
Edited by ]eep - 11/16/12 at 3:07pm
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