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Install a cart and ready to sing.
 
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This is not my exact table, but it's close - it's a Souther SLA-3 straight track tone arm using quartz rods - not air. No inner groove destruction like pivot arms, about 1/6 the wear per play. The Table is VPI Mk IV which was my original table (later a TNT Jr). It looks like a Dynavector cartridge. I used Shelter 501's and Koetsu Rosewood Signatures.

This pic shows an attached dust cover which is wrong IMO. It should also be detached, easily replaced when done. If in room w/ stereo vibrations get fed into the table, even with little sorbathane feet trying to damp it.

That arm (and the company that bought Souther - Clearaudio) has the best treble and midrange purity and outstanding soundstaging of any I've heard. The bass is accurate but doesn't have an ideal impact like the SME IV.

Get one if you can. The myth that they are hard to work on is false - once you do it about 3 times through. It's a very analog process by the way.
 

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That Marantz is a legend in my book. I hope that’s what I’m seeing?
Amazing value. Cartridge by itself is almost worth the admission price. My cousins bought one years ago and it still makes him smile.

Just noticed that you have dynavector replacement.cart on it.
 
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Some before and after shots of a turntable I restored few months back.

It’s a Technics SL-150 that came stock with an SME 3009 S2 Improved arm with the SME FD-200 damper system and a Shure V15-III cart. Got a JICO stylus for the cart since the original cantilever was yeeted to orbit some 30-40 years ago.

Sounds nice. I like it.
 

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Some before and after shots of a turntable I restored few months back.

It’s a Technics SL-150 that came stock with an SME 3009 S2 Improved arm with the SME FD-200 damper system and a Shure V15-III cart. Got a JICO stylus for the cart since the original cantilever was yeeted to orbit some 30-40 years ago.

Sounds nice. I like it.
Nice, very clean work:thumbsup: had a Virtuoso on it and my 20 year old bent the cantilever! The 10X5 was what I had available upon the CA’s demise:rolling_eyes: still a sweet sounding pair:grin:
 
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Thanks a lot, I put a lot into it.
It's a shame the headshell isn't stock though. The prices are going through the roof so I'm not sure if I want to get it since the magnesium ADC headshell on it works quite well.

Which one do you like between the Virtuoso and the DV10x5?
 
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Thanks a lot, I put a lot into it.
It's a shame the headshell isn't stock though. The prices are going through the roof so I'm not sure if I want to get it since the magnesium ADC headshell on it works quite well.

Which one do you like between the Virtuoso and the DV10x5?
The 10X5 is a really nice cart but does not have the crispness of the Virt, the Virt just sounds light with more air or maybe it’s delicate that I’m looking for. It truly was what made it a bargain especially when I got mine at $1499:beerchug:

Of course my new fave sub $500 cartridge (here in the Yaqin/Klipsch rig) is the Hana E MC which really makes my new dream cartridge the Hana Umami Red:yum:

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OK, more from the olden days...

First TT: 1974 Dual 510 (no pic needed). Started with cart: AT-13, then ADC-XLM, ADC-XLM Mk II, Sonus Blue, Shure V15 III. Arm too heavy for XLM or Sonus. Damped arm with paper clip and shampoo.

2nd TT: 1977 Ariston RD-11 S (Linn wannabe) w/ Mayware 4 (low mass arm). Sonus, Stanton 881S (got it on my 21st birthday).

3rd TT: 1981 Oracle Delphi III w/ JVC UA-7045 (FR 64 rip off - but a great VTA adjustment) Cart: FR Mk3F
1985 then install a FR-66. FR Mk3F again, Madrigal Carneigie 1.

4th TT: 1992 VPI MK III and FR-66. Lyra Parnassus, Shelter 501 (aka Crown Jewel)

5th TT: 2000 VPI TNT Jr and Lou Souther SLA-3 arm; Koetsu Rosewood, Koetsu Rosewood Signature

2016: Finis


Note: none of these pics was mine, just similar.

#1. RD-11S & Mayware IV
#2. JVC UA-7045 arm
#3. Oracle Delphi III
#4. FR-66

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