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Your turntable history

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

  1. ziggy72

    ziggy72 pfm Member

    pioneer pl516
    systemdek 11x900 (new)
    systemdek 11XE900 (new)
    lp12 valhalla / akito K18 (new)
    lingo (new)
    ittok (used)
    klyde (new)
    townshend rock 2 (used)
    pink triangle export (used)
    roksan xerxes / artemiz (used)
    roksan 20 / dx2 1.5 / artemiz / OC9 ml2 (new)
    roksan tms2 / artemiz / lyra helikon (new)
    linn lp12 lingo / cirkus / ekos (used)
    lp12 pink link / ekos (used)

    and my latest is a used 'voyd' which i'm currently looking for an armboard and arm to get up and running again.

    the roksan 20 was probably the best allround. couldn't get the TMS2 to sing as it should i guess, as it was only marginally better than the 20, or i tried to convince myself it was better after paying for it.
  2. Papa Lazarou

    Papa Lazarou Hello Daaaaaaave!!!!!

    Linn Axis/Akito/K9
    Gyrodec/OL Silver MkII/Kontrapunkt B
    Gyrodec/Tecnoarm/Kontrapunkt B
    Pedersen Gyrodec/SME V/Shelter 901
    Voyd Valdi/Aereus II/ZYX R-100
    Voyd Valdi/Aereus II/Shelter 901
    The Voyd/HR100S/Shelter 901 (later upgraded with Lexan platter and Reference bearing)
  3. 9designs

    9designs pfm Member

    The basic steps taken, not much more can be done without major investment.... Like a Radikal and a Keel !!!.....:eek:

    Dual CS505/1 A&R P77
    Linn Axis/Basic Plus/K9
    Linn Axis/Akito/K18
    LP12 Valhala/Akito/K18
    LP12 Valhala/Ittok/Asaka
    LP12 Lingo/Ittok/Asaka
    LP12 Lingo/Cirkus/Ittok/Asaka
    LP12 Lingo/Cirkus/Ekos2/Trampolin/Troika
    LP12 Lingo2/Cirkus/Ekos2/Trampolin2/Lyra Evolve 99 Current deck - (same Black Ash LP12 owner from new in 1992)
  4. Lefty

    Lefty Trade: Amar Sood Photo

    Many thanks for the feedback Klyde :)

    I'm currently running an LP12/Valhalla/ARO and upgraded to this from a P7. Whilst the LP12 is better, the difference is less than I was expecting.

    The LP12 has more weight and a greater fluidity in the midrange whilst the P7 sounds more solid, punchy and focussed. I have a feeling that the Valhalla is holding things back a bit.

    When buying the LP12, I heard the effect of moving from an Armageddon to a Radikal. Suffice to say it was one of those jaw on the floor moments. The Radikal is superb but the price is too much for me :( I wonder if the Funk Firm DC motor gives a similar effect to the Radikal....

  5. oceanobsession

    oceanobsession pfm Member

    1. PIONEER PL 71
  6. James

    James Lord of the Erg\o/s

    My thoughts exactly. Even a Supercapped Prefix is bettered by a wall-wart powered DV P-75.

  7. James

    James Lord of the Erg\o/s

    Carts wear out, I understand that, but why would anyone buy the same durable items multiple times - especially when said items are upgradeable. Strange man.

  8. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Maybe he's funding his hobby by selling them on, I do this whenever I find an LP12 for a song.
  9. James

    James Lord of the Erg\o/s

    Old and cheap LP12s, most definitely, but it's nigh impossible to buy cheap Ekos unless they're knackered. I'm still looking out for a spare ARO arm-tube to no avail.
  10. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    When working in the trade it sometimes works out to replace rather than upgrade
  11. 1964meb

    1964meb pfm Member

    1983 university - From zero to a SH music system with big speakers, TT tape radio. It was better than my dad's phillips thing and it cost £30 from my then girlfriends dad who though it was broken!!!

    1986 - first proper pay packet - rega Planar 3 ATOC5
    1992 - LP12 Vallahala then ATOC9 (x2)
    2008(?) - heurculese II power supply

    Er .. that's it

    I notice that many of you are opting for many small upgrades before then jumping to a BIG change. Surely that's wasteful of that all improtant of wonga!

  12. Warren Day

    Warren Day pfm Member

    Lots of changes is more fun and more educational as one gets to understand what kind of change each upgrade makes.
  13. uncl_nigel

    uncl_nigel pfm Member

    But if you are not careful you also end up with five TTs in the sitting-room like me or more than 150 all over the house if you are a certain Wam trade member
  14. sonddek

    sonddek Trade: SUPATRAC

    Dunlop Systemdek, curly Linn Basik arm, Linn Basik cartridge [​IMG]

    + Ittok
    + Asaka
    + Troika
    + Lingo
    + Cirkus
    + Linto
    + Klyde
    + Ekos2
    + Arkiv Boron

    Technics 1210/Ekos2
    Timestep PS
    Transfiguration Axia
    + Uphorik
  15. Re-Joyce

    Re-Joyce ... Jason H that is.

    The Mixed material plinth does seem better than the all aluminium one I had before - actually just one part of my original aluminium plinth was replaced with an acrylic piece. I rate the the all aluminium quite a bit above the all acrylic as well.
    The GTA(a) is a bit more resolving with a lower noise floor - those seem the main improvements - Not massive but the final version is well ahead of the standard deck imo.

  16. Ronaudio

    Ronaudio pfm Member

    Gerrard AP76
    then Pioneer PL12D with Shure M75EDII
    then Dual CS604 (Direct Drive-reputedly a valid competor for the then Rega Planer 3, but there were no nearby Rega dealers)
    Cartridges for Dual were Ortofon VMS20EII and then the lesser but more compatible Ortofon FF15.
    Then used an A&R P77 mm cartridge for a number of years, with Nagoaka crystal mat after I broke a GA Soundisc...
    and finally LP12/Vallhalla/Ittock II/Dynavector 10X5, which I'm sticking with but will add a Lingo power supply in the future...
  17. Tim Jones

    Tim Jones pfm Member

    1994 - s/h black Planar 3/RB200/Arcam P77 (not bad actually)
    1995 - black Planar 3/RB300/Super Bias
    1996 - green Planar 3/RB300/Exact (lovely cart)
    1997 - LP12/Valhalla/Ittok LVII/MC20 (bit dull)
    1999 - LP12/Valhalla/Aro/DV17D2 (a lot less dull)
    2005 - Planar 9/RB1000/DV17D3.
  18. felarca

    felarca pfm Member

    Optonica RP-1414 (Shure, Goldring carts)
    Moth Kanoot (Rega Elys, Goldring, DV 10X4)
    Spacedeck (various DV carts, currently an XX-2)
  19. dollar bin

    dollar bin New Member

    pioneer belt
    technics linear tracker
    onkyo ?

    * a discovery, the CD. embrace it and turn my back to vinyl for 20+ years

    re-entry, stumble through a slew of junk tables, then try harder

    mmf 2.2
    systemdek llx (this would have been a good place to stop & enjoy)
    layfette idler
    sota saphhire

    a fair amount of phonostages, tonearms and cartridges
  20. Arfer

    Arfer pfm Member

    Revolver/Linn LV arm/ Basik cartridge
    Changed Cartridge to Linn K9
    Stilton Audio modified Supex MM cartridge
    Townshend Rock/Alphason Opal/Audio Technica ATF5
    Changed cartridge to Denon DL304
    Changed arm to Kuzma Stogi
    Changed Cartridge to Lyra Lydian
    Changed cartridge to Lyra Lydian Beta

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