Originally Posted by Skylab
Awesome TT!! And I have the Gingko Cloud 11 myself - HIGHLY effective product.
i am using it with my P3 until i can get some stuff for the VPI (protractor, VTF scale, and the little washers for between the headshell and the cartridge screws) and i do agree it alone is a night and day difference in playback.
Originally Posted by tyrion
Nice vinyl rig. What cart are you using with the Scout. How do you like the Bottlehead Seduction phono? I have a CI VPP-1/VAC-1 at the moment. I think jp nums suggested the Bottlehead.
the seduction has been doing VERY well for me. i have a couple mods done to it, namely: film cap in PSU and C4s. it runs QUIET. with the tonearm parked in the rest on my P3, running your fingernail on the finish is louder than the phono stage. after that its all the tubes you use. quieter tubes are totally worth the money.
at the moment i have a nude Denon DL-103 (standard $200 variant) and a DIY MC transformer. i doubt i will be upgrading the cart for a while even though it is a pretty crappy match for the vpi arm (compliance dosnt "agree" with the arm). i simply have NO money to buy a better cart. someone is selling a record collection near me, i think im going to buy it before the new cartridge.