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Offline Tuyen

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Re: Turntable Pic's...
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2014, 12:32:00 PM »
That looks so nice Pete.

Actually making me sort of tempted....   damn you!

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« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2014, 12:34:16 PM »
Fark.... after 8 months in the paint shop, and threatening to torch the premises, it is alive.....

Excuse the pic's they were done in haste.   ???

Hey Flemo,
How is it sounding?

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« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2014, 07:29:12 PM »
Thanks Oz, 

I have another one so I have to decide.....


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« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2014, 07:34:13 PM »
Hey Flemo,
How is it sounding?

Haven't got that far yet.  I have located a modest arm for the rear or left side, which I'm having rewired.  I need to purchase a decent main arm, which I haven't decided until I work out how much to spend! Maybe a Jelco 12" ?  I have 2 x LOMC's ready to go so it close mate, after nearly 18 months!   :(

Then one day soon I hope to start the Thorens TD124II project.   :P

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Re: Turntable Pic's...
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2014, 07:22:11 PM »
30.000 records, A vinyl lovers dream, and they are in perth.

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« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2014, 12:57:15 PM »
Lordy!!!   :o

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« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2014, 12:58:06 PM »
I wonder if they have the "best record in the world"???

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« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2014, 04:21:31 AM »


30.000 records, A vinyl lovers dream, and they are in perth.

thanks for the picture... I felt free to prolong your share over to Stefano's site...

...and Stefano happens to put this picture right before, quote: "It"s me!":



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Offline gamve

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« Reply #28 on: May 22, 2014, 08:48:08 AM »
I wonder if they have the "best record in the world"???

Nah not a chance  ;D

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« Reply #29 on: May 22, 2014, 10:17:13 PM »
what record is that?

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« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2014, 10:50:19 PM »
Yes, I must know, what record is that.

Offline ozmillsy

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« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2014, 08:38:06 AM »
Dropped the farken needle last night !!!  [Grrrrrrrr]   :-[
It's all about the music,, not the equipment.

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« Reply #32 on: May 23, 2014, 08:40:44 AM »
ouch, too many reds?

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« Reply #33 on: May 23, 2014, 08:53:10 AM »
Bummer! That sucks man. My last stylus lasted four days until my todler got to it  ???

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« Reply #34 on: May 23, 2014, 08:58:09 AM »
One reason I went for MM this time, replaceable stylus  ;D

The other was the sound. I love the sound of the Garrott P77i...it was just what I was looking for. And sure beats the snot out of my last cart, the Ortofon Kontrapunkt B, in the things that matter to me.  8)

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« Reply #35 on: May 23, 2014, 01:56:28 PM »
TT setups can be frustrating at times.    I bumped the arm and it fell onto the metal platter, [bang].     Boooo.

I received my custom Goldpoint SA2 yesterday, and spent a few hours with it last night.   Sounds awesome with the Killerdac.   

But I lost bottom end "drive" when running the phono into it (I guess it's a similar situation to what you had with Stevens pot Andy).   

As it stands, to leave the Goldpoint in over the AN M3,  I'd be making gains on the digital side, but losing on the vinyl side. 

I have an idea though  (no it's not to keep both),    will keep you posted.
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« Reply #36 on: May 23, 2014, 09:54:31 PM »
That was my experience Oz. Good luck, I hope you find a way of getting it to work with both. I am going down the autotransformer path until I can afford a great active linestage. The AVC seems to maintain both resolution and drive when using either source.

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« Reply #37 on: May 23, 2014, 10:27:13 PM »
what record is that?


Living Stereo LSC-2150 Prokofieff - Lieutenant Kije, Stravinsky - Song of the Nightingale
Clarity Records 200g SV-PII.
It's  not the best record in the world (that's silly) But it is the best bloody record I own.  ;D
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Offline ozmillsy

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« Reply #38 on: May 24, 2014, 10:41:26 AM »
I received my custom Goldpoint SA2 yesterday, and spent a few hours with it last night.   Sounds awesome with the Killerdac.   

But I lost bottom end "drive" when running the phono into it (I guess it's a similar situation to what you had with Stevens pot Andy).   
There were 2 things running through my mind.   
Firstly,   I need to run in the pot (the Dale-Vishay resistors need running in).   
Secondly,  I have a couple of different buffers sitting around,  if the lack of drive is due to impedance matching,  that's what buffers are intended to fix.  Now you can say, what's the point,  that's half the reason why an active preamp is a better approach.   Lets come back to that thought, as I'm working through a process of elimination.

I put the pot onto my run-in system and let it go for over 24 hours.  This morning I went ruffling through my storage room looking for the buffers. 

I've been messing around for a couple of hours now,  experimenting.     I started with my Burson buffer, as that is the most transparent.   Indeed the bottom end drive was there.    I then put the Audio Fidelity buffer on, and let it warm up.      The drive was there, but the music was far too polite.   I put the Burson back,  and it had more life.     Then I took the buffers out, and ran the phono direct.    Fark, the bottom end is still there,  but everything is better,  realism, transparency.     I should have baselined my testing with no buffer first,  I jumped straight to the buffer approach,  figuring that was the solution.

So I pull out 1 of my vinyl rips,  run it on the dac,   sounding nice, weighty, clear, all the good stuff we know the Killer can do. Then I put the same record on and played it from the TT rig,   took a bit of fiddling to volume match,   the weight and drive was all very similar to the Dac (maybe just a tad behind in midbass),   but there was a bit more top end transparency.

Running in the pot appears to have made a dramatic difference.   

Also wondering if my output tubes in the Dac are starting to show signs of age.   I'll have to take them up to Stevens and check.

Audio Note is coming out.
« Last Edit: May 24, 2014, 10:44:20 AM by ozmillsy »
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« Reply #39 on: June 07, 2014, 05:33:32 PM »
Since I compromised my cart, it has forced a change.

Soundsmith upgraded 103R with Ruby OC/CL cantilever.

Currently sitting in customs, because I got stung. Grrr

Hope its a step forward?
« Last Edit: June 07, 2014, 05:48:41 PM by ozmillsy »
It's all about the music,, not the equipment.