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Dream deck?

Discussion in 'audio' started by Hook, Oct 15, 2020.

  1. Hook

    Hook Blackbeard's former bo'sun.

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  2. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Absolutely stunning things. I’d personally pick the smaller 930 just due to size, plus they are rather more common/affordable (still crazy expensive for mint ones). I’ve had one in my system for a very short while, very nice sounding deck. Remarkable pitch and coherence, just rock solid. The thing I’m less keen at that price is you are pretty much stuck with one arm/cart ideology. I love them, but I think they are just too ‘plug n play’ for me, they don’t really fit with my favourite cartridges (Deccas at one extreme, things with very fancy tips that track/trace absolutely anything at the other). If I was spending real serious money I’d ideally want more flexibility there.

    PS Just going from the ‘flat earth’ thing if you want to hear pitch and timing done right they are unbeatable IMO, and I bet the heavier 927 is even better. Just rock solid, but without the ‘deadness’ of many really high-mass belt-drives.
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  3. Bob Edwards

    Bob Edwards pfm Member

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  4. sktn77a

    sktn77a pfm Member

    The Absolute Sound's favorite for many years.
  5. Bob Edwards

    Bob Edwards pfm Member

    Heard one twice.

    Simply astonishing.

    I’m sure there are better out there, but just . . . wow.
  6. chartz

    chartz pfm Member

    I’ll have the EMT please. The Goldmund is uuuugly.
    A simple 930st would do I guess :p
  7. uncl_nigel

    uncl_nigel pfm Member

    What I've got - SME 20 with SME V arm
  8. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig ^'- -'^

    My dream deck is one which makes every LP you own sound good, does not draw attention to the faults of the medium and lets you enjoy your music with your heart and not your brain.

    I don't think such a thing exists but of all the decks I've had here, and I've had a lot, probably the one that comes closest is...

    The Rega P1.
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  9. Rosewind

    Rosewind Lost in Translation

    SME 10 + Kuzma Stogi 12 VTA or Moerch DP8
    Thorens TD124 + Moerch UP4 9" + 12"
    NA Dais/Mentor + Ace Anna 12"
    EMT 930
    - B&O 4000C or just a renovated B&O 4002
    - renovated Moerch GS6 + Moerch DP6
    - PTP6 Lenco 75 + FR64fx (drop in replacement for the Ortofon Bokrand I have now) + 12" (unipivot) arm
    - Kuzma tt with upgraded motor unit and bearing + The best Kuzma arm I can afford.
  10. wylton

    wylton Naim and Mana member

    I love that answer! That really does cut through the bullsh*t! I can't help wondering, if overall, it gives more satisfaction than the P10? It certainly is a lovely looking deck and great value for money too.

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  11. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

    Technics SL-1000R - maybe one day...:)


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  12. gustav_errata

    gustav_errata pfm Member

    At this point, any turntable (plus an actual hi-fi rack to hold it) would do. Step #2 is to ship my vinyl collection over from the US. I had a couple Technics SL-1200 MK2's in good condition but I sold them in part to fund my move over here some 13 years ago. Since then, nothing, and no real chance in the foreseeable future...
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  13. SteveG

    SteveG pfm Member

    I'm quite happy with the sound from the decks I currently use so my dream turntable perhaps just be a very cool looking one to replace the upgraded Project Debut that's in my living room system. A Michell Orbe or something like that.

    Very shallow I know!
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  14. the loaf

    the loaf pfm Member

    A souped up MRM Source / Alphason Symphony or Rock Reference . All with ability to use different tonearms .
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  15. Fire99

    Fire99 pfm Member

    I would have to say the Rega Naiad for me.
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  16. JensenHealey

    JensenHealey pfm Member

    I still like the idea of a Transcriptors Skeleton to drool at. Sigh - very unlikely to get that past the household budget police.
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  17. wylton

    wylton Naim and Mana member

    I have a Michell Hydraulic Reference and it is a thing of beauty to be sure!

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  18. Dozey

    Dozey Air guitar member

    I am very happy with my NA Dais, but a Techdas Airforce of some description would be nice.
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  19. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    I love my AR XA.
    It does the job it was designed for.

    Who needs more than one arm on a turntable?
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  20. Beobloke

    Beobloke pfm Member

    A Nakamichi TX-1000.

    Specifically, the one in my lounge... :D
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