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Quote: Neat set ups! Love the purple vinyl, too.
Quote: Classy! Heard the Prokofiev 1st vln cto "live" just a few weeks ago played by Regis Pasquier.
This looks like a Denon cartridge?
Yep, DL-110 on a Well Tempered Classic...
DL-110...get outta here...you gotta be kidding me. Mine is now 30 years old and still working - not getting much use though. Is Denon still making these?
Though it's hard to see in those pictures but in post 4126 (http://www.head-fi.org/t/549616/post-a-photograph-of-your-turntable/4125#post_11819959) you can spot another DL-110....
They are a classic!
DL-110 is still avail, but price went up from 159 to 299 overnight
Amazon has some for 249
You are right. I just checked. What a surprise.
This was not cheap way back then - but not that expensive or so I believe.
Maybe I was just crazy enough not to notice the price tag....
Always look for 2juki on ebay for the best prices for Japanese cartridges. He(?)'s selling the DL-110 for $175 shipped right now. Damn good for that price.
Best shot that I have of my current setup. Sounds fantastic. The Audiomods Classic arm in particular is a big winner.
Dialing in the speed can be a little tedious, though, as I have to take apart the power supply to do it, and fluctuations in A/C frequency can throw off the speed. This has led me to snap up another Technics, which I stumbled across for a steal. It's helped me verify the speed when using iPhone apps Turntabulator and RPM, but having to recheck the speed is very tedious.
The TecnoDec is also VERY sensitive to the platform. Very small chances in platform setup can have noticeable impact on sound. Right now its on a Pangea RV400 with sand-filled poles, with a platform combo of four 25mm diameter extra-thick Herbie's grungebuster dots, 3/4" Baltic birch plank, three 1.5" thin grungebuster dots, another 3/4" birch plank, and five very small diameter extra-thick grungebusters under the motor. Wonderful sound when dialed in, but a bit more fiddly to set up than I feel it should be. The bearing and platter are REALLY tough to beat, though, and while the DC motor speed seems to change slightly between listening/recording sessions, it stays nicely stable during playback, with very little vibration noise, especially with the grungebuster dots.
I'm trying to determine whether to stick with this and upgrade my arm to the regular micrometer version, or switch fully to the Technics and change the arm to the Technics micrometer version. I'm still trying to track down a loaner Technics Rega armboard to at least see how that deck sounds with the current arm. Anyone out there know anyone in the States with an armboard that I could borrow briefly for testing? It doesn't make sense for me to blow $75-$100 on something that I would have no intention of keeping.
Seems like an awful lot of trouble to go to just to dial in the speed.
Maybe this is too much money but it would make things a lot simpler and accurate.
BTW, nice looking rig!
And that's exactly why I'm pondering switching back to a Technics. It's damned tedious.
Also, Michell motors are DC, and thus are not compatible with the Phoenix Eagle or Falcon. Add to that the fact that the (really wonderful) platter is too close to the plinth to provide adequate clearance to use the sensor and magnet for the Phoenix Roadrunner, and I'm left using iPhone apps to check my speed, and the Technics to verify target speed, since RPM reports a higher than actual speed on my phone (could be an issue with the app and/or iOS 9.3 and/or just my particular iPhone 6s). Really cool app, though, which shows the speed fluctuation in a graph, and even the Technics shows a very very slight fluctuation at the highest sensitivity level/lowest sample size. Turntabulator provides a more correct measurement (33.34 on the Technics), but is much slower to update. Lots of hoops to jump through for setup. :/
But still, I hesitate since the Michell platters and bearings are really tough to beat. Sound is glorious when dialed in, and I love the look of the thing. Very unusual design. Tough call.
Good thing I never went for a suspended design. Talk about fiddly to set up. Yeesh.