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Sugden Connoisseur - lost classic?

Discussion in 'classic' started by kasperhauser, Dec 12, 2005.

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  1. vlad63

    vlad63 New Member

    hello all
    just so it happens that I have one of the rare ar sugden 3 speed transcriptors in my possession all with the super-rare studio plinth an heavy brass legs, and would be willing to part with it - if anybody is interested please contact me at vlad63 at mac dot com. I will try to attach an image if I know how : ) happy holidays and 2012!

    ps. I actually DO NOT know how, sorry - any help would be appreciated
  2. pauly99

    pauly99 pfm Member

    Hi :),
    I'm new to PFM.
    I recently put together a BD1 that was lying on the floor for a few years. I bought it when the opportunity came up because my Dad had one in the 70's and I remember how great it sounded. To cut a long story short I love it. It's my number 1 deck now. I even went and bought another one:). One for production and one for development.

    In order to bring my connies into even further greatness I would dearly love a copy of Eguth's AC articles for modding the BD1. I want to see what else I can do with them. I am happy to do the same and provide the articles for the sake of the next person requesting of course. Can someone help me with this please?

    Many thanks:) go the Conny!
  3. pauly99

    pauly99 pfm Member

    bump to subscribe to thread.
    ( not sure if needed).
  4. sergeauckland

    sergeauckland pfm Member

    They are rather good! I had one as a student with the Transcriptors Fluid arm (couldn't afford the Hydraulic Reference to go with it!) then changed to the SME3009. Kept it for several years untilI was persuaded to upgrade to a Linn LP12. Biggest HiFi disappointment as the LP12 was no better. I moved the 3009/Shure V15II from the BD1 to the LP12, and it sounded the same.

    Taught me a lesson about HiFi hype.

  5. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    I had a BD1 with an Acos Lustre GST-1 for years.
    It was OK for the price.
    Got rid when a Thorens 150 wiped the floor with it.
  6. eguth

    eguth pfm Member

    Can someone, someday, please explain to me what 'bump' means?

    I thought that Pauly 99 wishes to have a copy of my BD1 article mods.

    However, his latest post retracts that wish? If I have read this incorrectly, and he still wants a copy, can he confirm this via a new post?

    I think he is likely to get a copy if he does so, via a scan.
  7. chiba

    chiba pfm Member

    I begged previously for a copy but didn't get one. If anyone has a copy to share, that'd be grand.
  8. pauly99

    pauly99 pfm Member

    bump does NOT mean "retract previous post". :(
    bump is a just a post with NULL/ nothing. I did it to register the thread on my "watched thread list". Which I didn't have set in preferences previously.

    YES I still want the AC articles! I am waiting Patiently with baited anticipation:). So far I have been ignored on the request.

    PLEASE can some one please give me a copy???

    Regards, patiently Paul.

  9. Have Fun

    Have Fun pfm Member

    Funny that .. I have a Td160 & BD2 fitted with same carts (so I can swap styli for direct comparison) - the difference is marginal & neither of them wipes the floor with the other. My preference leans more to the BD2 for sound even though the TD160 is better built.
  10. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Get a TD150 then.
    A much better turntable than the 160.
  11. Have Fun

    Have Fun pfm Member

    TD160 is virtually the same as 150 - except for the arm choice all other components being pretty much the same
  12. PlattenFantast

    PlattenFantast TT user

    I have several TD150:s and 160:s and in the context of the Thorens TD15X-16X series of machines; to my ears the best sounding model in terms of speed, rhythm and sheer ability to musically involve (me) is the TD166...plastic inner platter'n all - this deck seems to be discarded out of hand by some purely on grounds of the inner platter not being made of metal, which is kind of funny...;)
  13. Radfordman

    Radfordman pfm Member

    And complaints that the chassis has a stick on Aluminium surface.

    However, I have found my TD 166 Mk II to be excellent. I also have TD124 MkII, BD1 and many other decks.
  14. PlattenFantast

    PlattenFantast TT user

    ...in fact - having examined these decks...my view is that it's the non-metal inner platter that gives the 166 the sonic edge over the others. The only downside I have found, is a slightly lowered bass output, but the sonic advantages far outweigh this. I also own many other turntables including some of the better idler machines, which are my favourites, but as far as belt driven decks are concerned, the humble 166 is right up there in terms of musicality which is what matters the most to me. Apologies for this off topic post.
  15. pauly99

    pauly99 pfm Member


    does anyone have a copy of these "Modified Connesseur BD1- Audio Conversions Articles"?

    PFM user "chiba" and I are after a copy please.

    We are also happy to pass it on to the next people who would like it and are interested in the Sugden Connesseur turntable.

  16. Errol

    Errol pfm Member

    I agree, well set up it does a great job.
  17. Craig B

    Craig B Re:trophile


    Check your Private Messages on here.

  18. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator


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