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System Pics 2022

Discussion in 'audio' started by Old Shatterhand, Jan 1, 2022.

  1. Darren L

    Darren L pfm Member

    Oh well indeed @Nagraboy sorry to dredge it up!
    I've only ever heard or used belt drive motor units, though I've tried most of the designs with a selection of tonearms and cartridges, I'd really like to try an idler and DD at some stage.
    Nagraboy likes this.
  2. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    Your room is fabulous, full of interesting stuff and a good reflection of a life well lived… and your system sounds fabulous!
    Big Tabs and gavreid like this.
  3. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    I can understand that. If you're not having fun knock it on the head and do something else. Plenty of 401s in the world if you fancy another.

    124 should be ace once you've sorted a better plinth - congrats!
    Nagraboy likes this.
  4. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    Beautiful TT… just bought a new betta fish this morning… his name is Hector!
    Iain Docherty likes this.
  5. Nagraboy

    Nagraboy How’d all these people get in my room?

    Thank you, this time I’m determined not to give in. I’ve already decided that I’m seeing this one through as I’ve always wanted a TD 124 since seeing a pic in a magazine 15 year ago. I’ve relaxed a bit regarding hi-fi the last couple of years, so I’m not going for total perfection or bust, here. Just a decently quiet motor unit and I’ll be happy.
    torstoi and paulfromcamden like this.
  6. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards

    Thanks very much, but I would want you to say if it didn’t sound right.

    I have had that room as my HiFi/Music space for 28 years, I wish I had photos of each time something has changed in there

    *LIGHTBULB* moment.

    Maybe I do have some…?. gonna look in various shoeboxes full of photographs.
  7. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    No, I was being honest, it sounds superb, your turntable really took me buy surprise, it’s right up there!
    Big Tabs likes this.
  8. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards


    I am blushing.

    It must be those bits of felt under the turntable feet, and the acrylic baseboard o_O

    Seriously though -

    I value your opinion as my long time best mate is only bothered about how loud a system goes.
    linnfomaniac83 likes this.
  9. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    It’s very good indeed, and confirmation that @Arkless Electronics knows what he’s doing with a phono stage!
  10. gustavm

    gustavm pfm Member

    Which iteration of Harbeth SHL5s are those?
  11. Jezzer

    Jezzer eats shoots and leaves

    A change of amplification justifies a new pic! Upgraded from a Bel Canto Evo2 to a pair of Coherent modded Ref1000Ms.

    Other kit:
    Bluesound Node2i with Fidelity Audio ‘Pro’ LPSU
    Hegel HD30 DAC/Pre Amp
    ProAc Tablette 10 Signature
    BK XLS200 Sub

  12. ampedup

    ampedup Lost in audio

    What stands under those beauties?
  13. clownfish

    clownfish It's all in the details

  14. Jezzer

    Jezzer eats shoots and leaves

    They’re unbranded. Bought them for cheap from Audio T in Oxford waaay back in 2001 (together with a pair of Dynaudio Contour 1.3mk2’s).
    ampedup likes this.
  15. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

    @Jezzer Have said it once and will say it again love those Walnut Tablette 10 Sigs.
    clownfish and Jezzer like this.
  16. Iain Docherty

    Iain Docherty pfm Member

    It’s a Philips Hue bulb so can be set to any colour you like to match your turntable of choice ;-)
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2022
    clownfish likes this.
  17. Dirkster

    Dirkster pfm Member

  18. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

    I expected someone would have answered your question sensibly by now so apologies. There are several reasons to run multiple turntables, a few below, others may add their reasons.

    • Some are a right faff to swap from 33 to 45 so one deck for each speed, some only run at 33
    • Some can’t spin at 78, if it’s you main/cherished deck then buying another one just for 78 rather than changing deck is a choice
    • One deck geared up with a Mono cart the other with Stereo
    • They sound different, one deck you may prefer for classical another for modern music
    • Setting up carts, as things happen, illness/ageing/failing eyesight for example, it becomes harder/more prone to damaging things so getting a dealer/mate in to set things up and running multiple decks means you can easily swap between fave carts - peace of mind if they are expensive/unobtainable easily. Detachable headshells helps but you still have to sort the fine tuning setup out
    • Collection, getting the stuff you could only window shop as a youth
    • Different technologies bring different sound flavours/strengths and weaknesses, belt, dd and idler drives for example
    • Different arms - bearing types, effective mass and length - simply swapping headshells doesn't work for very different cart types they need a suitably light or heavy arm or may work better in a uni pivot for example.
    • It looks really cool on forum system pic threads :)
    Mike1965, Torris12, Whaleblue and 4 others like this.
  19. wylton

    wylton Naim and Mana member

    I run five turntables. Why? Mainly just because it's fun. I love the different technologies, so downstairs, I have 1 x belt drive, 2 x idlers and 1 x DD. Not sure which one I would keep tbh, if I were forced to have just one. Oh yes, there's the LP12 upstairs too, but even that has two PSUs, a Lingo MkI & a Norton AirPower.
    gninnam and Iain Docherty like this.
  20. Andy1912

    Andy1912 pfm Member

    The SHL5 plus versions.
    kowalski99 likes this.

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