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Discussion in 'audio' started by dave, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. dave

    dave Plywood King

    RCA changer that previously served in Satan's workshop
    (Hendrix explodes onto the music scene and amazes everyone except for AVI)
    Dual 1215 w\shure V-15 III cartridge
    Technics 1100-A, SME 3009 mkII arm w/V-15 III
    Linn LP-12 w/KMAL arm, Denon 103-C and Sonus Blue Cartridges
    (we elect a peanut farmer for US pres--little did we know we'd do worse)
    Hundreds of cartridges tried during this next period as I worked in a hifi shop, most not worth mentioning
    Linn LP-12 w/modified Grace 707, Supex SD-900 cartridge
    Linn ASAK
    Supex SD-1000 cartridge
    Linn Ittok LV-II (serial number 333--2nd one to hit the US shores)and ASAK-T cartridge (nirvana, valhalla upgrades; blah, blah, blah)
    Linn Karma
    Linn Ittok LV-III
    Linn Troika
    Linn Ekos
    Squeeze a Cirkus somewhere in here as well
    Linn Lingo
     
  2. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    the charlatan didn't make you buy an ARO?!

    vuk.
     
  3. dave

    dave Plywood King

    You know, he never tried. he had more sinister plans in mind--the CDS.
     
  4. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    dave.

    it's a sin for a naimee to run an LP12 with ekos. you're lucky huckabee is out of the hunt.

    vuk.
     
  5. dave

    dave Plywood King

    How right you are but my shop went with Linn after The Split. I felt obliged to put my money where my mouth was concerning my customers. For the same reason, did the same with my 42/110--sold it for an LK-1/2. Roughly six months later I quit working there.
     
  6. Have Fun

    Have Fun pfm Member

    Simple answer this :-

    1971 Garrard Sp25 (lost in travels - no regrets)
    1974 to present ~ Connoisseur BD2 (though during interim also tried a Michel Focus as well as a Thorens TD 160 this given by my Dad ~ which I still have & use for 45 speed mainly)

    To clarify I still use the Connoisseur BD2 & love it

    That's it
     
  7. dave

    dave Plywood King

    The BD2 was a great little table in its day. Back in the mid-seventies, in our shop, it sounded better than most other tables at any price (and back when we had no idea that tables could "sound")
     
  8. mickhick1

    mickhick1 pfm Member

    Garrard AP76/Shure M44E
    Micro MR311/ Shure M75 ED/Shure V15 III
    AR Legend/Shure V15 III
    Linn Axis/K9
    Linn LP12/Ittock/OC9
     
  9. andy831

    andy831 pfm Member

    Technics Direct Drive thing back in the early seventies (Probably worth a few quid now but can`t remember which one.)

    Linn LP12 / ittok/asak

    Linn Axis - lasted 6 month max

    Notts Spacedeck / spacearm/ DL301Mk2 cart

    Thoren TD 160
    Garrard 401
    Garrard 301

    Last three are all current
     
  10. larzyh

    larzyh pfm Member

    1981-84: B&O 2404 (I am Danish!)
    1984-87: Ariston RD 40, Alphason Delta, Goldring Electro II, Ortofon OM 30
    1987-07: Linn LP12, Alphason Delta, Linn Ittok, Alphason HR-100 MCS, K9, AT F3, AT F5, Denon DL304, Denon DL103R, AT OC9
    2007-Present: SME Model 10, Series IV, AT OC9, Lyra Dorian .
     
  11. Ian Hughes

    Ian Hughes pfm Member

    Garrard SP25 (usual starting point)
    Garrard 86SB (Mate's cast off)
    Sony something (Nasty - should have kept the Garrard)
    Michell Focus 1 + Linn LVV arm (Conversation piece if nothing else -all that perspex)
    Linn Axis (Wallet strangling at the time, but the first "wow" turntable)
    Linn LP12
    Valhalla, Ittok, non-cirkus, Arkiv, black plinth
    Cirkus, Lingo 1, Ekos 2
    Lingo 2, Akiva, cherry plinth
    Keel
     
  12. Gromit

    Gromit Plasticine Dog

    BSR BDS95/Shure M75EJ
    Sansui SR222Mk2/Ortofon FF15E > Grado F3E+
    Rega Planar 3 (R200)/R100 > RB300/RB100 > R100 ;)
    Linn LP12:RB300/R100/Westrak 501(?)/Glanz MFG11EX: Basik+/P77
    Manticore Mantra:Basik+/R100/Stilton MP10/Basik cart
    AR EB101/AR cart (it was shite)
    Thorens TD166/MP11
    Planar 2 (RB250)/ATF3
    Linn LP12:Akito/K9/
    Gyro: RB300/K9/Corus Black/Eroica LX/OC9/DL103 then Incog'd & Tecno-weighted the RB300.
    NAS Spacedeck: OL RB250/DL103 > Spacearm/DL103R/DV17D2/DL110/DL103R/Lyra Dorian

    Next...? ;)
     
  13. Markus S

    Markus S 41 - 29

    Philips GH 212 (I think)
    Luxman PD289 - a sideways step at best
    Transrotor Delight - this is a Gyrodek with a closed plinth
    Roksan Xerxes
    Platine Verdier
    Nouvelle Platine Verdier
     
  14. RickyC6

    RickyC6 Infuriate the frog-men

    Dansette
    Summat on a crappy music centre
    Fidelity
    Akai "separates" turntable
    Dual 505
    Rega Planar 2
    a weird Leak transcription thing that I had for about a month?!
    Rega Planar 3
    Rega P3 upgrade
    LP12
    NAS Interspace

    Cheers

    Rich
     
  15. Fox

    Fox The sound of one hoof clopping

    Systemdeck IIx (unknown arm) -- bought from IanW
    Linn LP12/Basik -- bought from Pog -- added an Ekos
    'Ninja' Modified LP12/ARO -- Traded for my LP/12 with JW/Mana
    Then back to my LP12/Ekos -- which I hugely preferred.

    Since 2002: Michell Orbe/Mørch UP4/Denon DL160 (which beats them all)
     
  16. NRG

    NRG pfm Member

    Dual CS505 - My first deck after I had to return a PL12D...

    Logic DM101 / Datum / AT-F3 and 5 - long gone and missed

    LP12 Valhalla / Cirkus / Ekos / Troika then Arkiv - Glad to see the back of it
    (later upgraded with Lingo MK1 and Ekos MKII)

    Michell Gyro Deck SE and QC PSU / OL RB250 / Ortofon MC25FL (Now up For Sale ;) )
    (upgraded with HR DC Never Connected PSU)
    (then SME 309 and Ortofon Kontra B)
    (then Orbe Platter Kit and damping)

    All these three came at the same time for experimentation:

    Technics SL120 Domestic Direct Drive - now sold

    1960's Goldring (Lenco) GL99 Idler Drive / Hadcock GH242 / Ortofon KB - in system for last two years and beating all that went before so far

    Technics SP10 Direct Drive Broadcast deck - waiting for plinth
     
  17. neil

    neil Wish I could re member

    Some Hitachi direct drive beastie
    Linn Axis/LVX/K9
    LP12 LVX/K18
    LP12 Ittock II/K18
    LP12 Ekos/Troika/Lingo/Cirkus
    LP12 Ekos2/Troika/Lingo/Cirkus
    LP12 Ekos2/Troika/Lingo/Cirkus and Michell Orbe/SME V/Troika
    LP12 Ekos2/Troika/Lingo/Cirkus (Had to sell one and the Orbe was worth more)
    LP12 Ekos2/Troika/Lingo/Cirkus and LP12/Aro/Troika
    LP12 Aro/Lingo/Troika (decided Aro sounded way better and ditched Cirkus)
    LP12 Aro/Lingo/EMT TU2
    LP12 Aro/Lingo/EMT TU2/ Nordost Frey armlead

    Modding the Nordost Frey armlead to fit the barrel that the Aro's lead out wires plug into was a bitch of a job. Dare not mess with it now as it sounds amazingly good and I don't want to jinx it.
     
  18. Lefty

    Lefty Trade: Amar Sood Photo

    Rega P3/Super Bias
    LP12/Heed Orbit/Ittok/Super Bias
    LP12/DIY 'Geddon/Nima/DV 17d2 II
    NAS/OL RB300/Grado Gold
    NAS/Nima/DL-103
    Technics SL-1210mk2/Denon DL-110
    Rega P5/TTPSU/DV10x5
    Lp12/Valhalla/Ittok/DV10x5

    Lefty
     
  19. Sandy

    Sandy pfm Member

    Why didn't you get a Geddon?
     
  20. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    BSR something or other (1975-79)
    Sony PST1 direct drive (rubbish) (1979-81)
    AR Classic/Linn LVV/Rega RB300 (1981-still in use in upstairs system)
    Roksan Xerxes/RB300 (1986-2006) traded in for:
    Roksan Xerxes X/RB600/Morch (2006-)

    Cartridges too numerous to list; currently VdH Frog Gold/Ortofon MC20
     

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