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Is it Christmas yet ?

Discussion in 'audio' started by LOTUS HIFI, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. LOTUS HIFI

    LOTUS HIFI LOTUS Hifi

    I appear to now own a big shiny thing which spins antiquated lumps of old plastic :p


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  2. sq225917

    sq225917 situation engineer

    Verrrrrrry nice. I'm surprised to see they ship it with the sub-platter in the main bearing though.
     
  3. Pete MB&D

    Pete MB&D Pete Maddex, the one and only!

    Its not christmas, send it to me and I will look after it untill then.

    Pete
     
  4. LOTUS HIFI

    LOTUS HIFI LOTUS Hifi

    hi sq, firstly its secondhand so been shipped by a user. Secondly, that big silver bit isn't the subplatter and doesn't move. It does house the bearing spindle though which is a separate piece.
     
  5. Darth Vader

    Darth Vader From the Dark Side

    I suppose it depends on the type of bearing. My TT came from the US with the platter (no sub-platter) in place but raised a few mm by some tabs.

    I'd never do this with an LP12!

    Cheers,

    DV
     
  6. sonddek

    sonddek pfm Member

    Is that a Raven AC? I thought you were already using a TW deck. It's hard to keep up with your exploits.
     
  7. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer fourhundredandthirtytwo

    What is it? (and i know its a TT :))
     
  8. sonddek

    sonddek pfm Member

    Can we see more pictures of the box contents? I'm curious about the innards, e.g. spindle. I'm having a lust attack.
     
  9. Re-Joyce

    Re-Joyce ... Jason H that is.

    That looks good! Hope the bearing survived the shipping.

    Jason
     
  10. rn82497

    rn82497 pfm Member

    Rich

    Really nice! But are you sure the Raven is better than the Amadeus? Perhaps you need to re-check ;)
     
  11. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer fourhundredandthirtytwo

    An engineering masterpiece. Hope its sounds as good as it looks :)
     
  12. Fox

    Fox The sound of one hoof clopping

    Let down by what looks like an Ikea table. Pagode Master Ref for you sir. Who cares if it makes no difference Raven + Ikea is like putting an original work of art inside a click frame.
     
  13. colasblue

    colasblue pfm Member

    Interestingly enough I'm just playing one of my antiquated pieces of plastic.

    It's by Genesis and called Trespass and was made in 1970.

    The sound quality is about as good as you'd expect if it had been mastered on a TDK D90.

    It had me rushing to Amazon to check out the MP3 sample quality.

    Another remastered CD on the way and another crappy old record going on eBay to pay for it!
     
  14. LOTUS HIFI

    LOTUS HIFI LOTUS Hifi

    Ahh, dont worry... ive got my eye out for a double width pagode ref and it will go on top of that, with the whole top shelf to itself, probably with a MinusK inbetween just for good looks :p

    The ikea is purely temporary, its the only thing to hand that's big enough at the moment.
     
  15. LOTUS HIFI

    LOTUS HIFI LOTUS Hifi

    Put it this way... I reckon you could live with either for good. Both fabulous decks with a bit of magic that makes them so enjoyable. :)

    At this sort of money, let's be honest, there's a large slice of aspirational/emotional/personal/irrational stuff going on. I've always wanted an AC, simple as that. Don't care what that feeling or position is made up from, I just wanted one so I bought one and for me its a TT for at least a decade, maybe for life. Could have had a Raven 1 with a black Knight battery controller for a third of the money but it had to be the AC.
     
  16. LOTUS HIFI

    LOTUS HIFI LOTUS Hifi

    in situ... I reckon it's going to love the Allaerts and the Tron

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  17. positive_energy

    positive_energy pfm Member

    Why is it not on the Pagode?
     
  18. LOTUS HIFI

    LOTUS HIFI LOTUS Hifi

    Don't panic ! It's not working yet. Won't be operational until another 2 weeks yet when I get the 10.5 arm back. Hopefully i'll have a second pagode by then or a double width job.
     
  19. positive_energy

    positive_energy pfm Member

    Ahhh, I see. Looks very nice. Thanks for sharing.
     

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