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Offline rollo

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Cartridge Survey
« on: February 15, 2018, 08:43:13 AM »
  Which one are you using ?
  What TT and arm ?
  What phono stage ?
  What cabling of such ?
  What plinth or support of TT ?
Using a Kuzma Stobi with Stogi S 12" arm, Crystal Cable phono cable [ silver] to Audio Hungary APR 204 preamp with MM phono. Or Loesch and Weisner phono.


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Re: Cartridge Survey
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2018, 09:57:09 AM »
I have been messing with digital lately, but yesterday fired up the ClearAudio Emotion SE, Ceramic mag bearing, Carbon Satistfy arm, AT33 PTG II into the Vista 2, and superb! I have had it probably 5 years now. It's on a 27lb 3" maple board.
I just put on the Vista2, Dueland 20ga Shielded Interconnects too and I ain't got no complaints!!!
Usher CP6371
Cronus Magnum II
ClearAudio Emotion CMB Satify Carbon arm
Pheonix Falcon PS
Vista phono 2
AT33ptgII.   ATOC9 II
Camb CXC trans to Yggdrasil DAC
Dueland 16ga SC, Dueland 20ga IC
Complete Wywires Belden 8402 WE16GA
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Re: Cartridge Survey
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2018, 09:58:39 AM »
VPI HW-19 Mk IV
SME Series IV Arm with the optional dampening trough
Sumiko Blue Point Special cartridge
TT sits on a 1 1/2 inch thick piece of maple butcher block
Connected to the internal phono section of an Audio Research SP-9 preamp with a run of Monster Cable M-1000 (I know the M-100 is not a very highly regarded cable, but it just seems to work. I have tried numerous cables in the phone section and always keep coming back to the M-1000. It's just one of those synergy things.)
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Re: Cartridge Survey
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2018, 12:28:43 PM »
  What no one else plays records ? C'mon Men chime in.


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Re: Cartridge Survey
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2018, 03:42:59 PM »
AT 440 ML with a ATN 150 MLX stylus
Maplenoll Ariadne TT
custom TT air supply
Custom Stan Warren designed phono stage
Reality Cables system wide
Key components were Kaplan Cables now Waveform Fidelity Cables, on source components, Felix power filters and power amp. :thumb:
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Re: Cartridge Survey
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2018, 03:52:56 PM »
AT ML150/OCC cartridge
Basis Ovation TT
Graham 1.5T arm
Don Sachs phono stage with Gold Lions
ganderwire (ic’s by AN member Gary)
McCormack DNA 1.0 Gold amp
KEF LS 50 speakers
Antelope Audio Gold dac
Auralic Aries Mini - Tidal
Roon Labs (upsampling to 24/192
Don Sachs phono
Basis Ovation turntable
Graham 1.5 T tonearm
AT-ML150 cartridge
PI Audio Uber
All cables by Gary A

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Re: Cartridge Survey
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2018, 07:43:44 PM »
There are now replacements for the AT 150 MLX and the AT 440 ML. The replacement cartridges can be seen here and are the VM740ML, VM760SLC,VM540ML. There is also a Shibata variant the VM750SH.
http://www.audio-technica.com/cgi-bin/product_search/cartridges/cartridges.pl?lang=eng
Replacement styli types.
http://www.audio-technica.com/cgi-bin/product_search/styli/styli.pl?lang=eng
Link to the cartridges
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Re: Cartridge Survey
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2018, 08:23:23 AM »
There are now replacements for the AT 150 MLX and the AT 440 ML. The replacement cartridges can be seen here and are the VM740ML, VM760SLC,VM540ML. There is also a Shibata variant the VM750SH.
http://www.audio-technica.com/cgi-bin/product_search/cartridges/cartridges.pl?lang=eng
Replacement styli types.
http://www.audio-technica.com/cgi-bin/product_search/styli/styli.pl?lang=eng
Link to the cartridges
Scotty

Thanks for the links, Scotty
McCormack DNA 1.0 Gold amp
KEF LS 50 speakers
Antelope Audio Gold dac
Auralic Aries Mini - Tidal
Roon Labs (upsampling to 24/192
Don Sachs phono
Basis Ovation turntable
Graham 1.5 T tonearm
AT-ML150 cartridge
PI Audio Uber
All cables by Gary A

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Re: Cartridge Survey
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2018, 08:44:30 AM »
Well Tempered Reference turntable & arm
 Audio- technica Art9 cartridge
Tom Tutay/ Transition Audio Design 12SN7 based all tube phone preamp with separate tube power supply
or Eastern Electric MiniMax phono
Hi-Fidelity Ultra Reference IC's
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Re: Cartridge Survey
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2018, 02:30:16 PM »
Well Tempered Reference turntable & arm
 Audio- technica Art9 cartridge
Tom Tutay/ Transition Audio Design 12SN7 based all tube phone preamp with separate tube power supply
or Eastern Electric MiniMax phono
Hi-Fidelity Ultra Reference IC's

Hey Bill,
To deviate just a bit from the thread, how do you like the Hi-Fidelity Ultra Ref cables? I dont know of anyone who has them.
Nick
McCormack DNA 1.0 Gold amp
KEF LS 50 speakers
Antelope Audio Gold dac
Auralic Aries Mini - Tidal
Roon Labs (upsampling to 24/192
Don Sachs phono
Basis Ovation turntable
Graham 1.5 T tonearm
AT-ML150 cartridge
PI Audio Uber
All cables by Gary A

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Re: Cartridge Survey
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2018, 11:21:30 PM »


VPI Aries 1, JMW arm, SDS, Vas Nova cart
Zesto Andros Phono w/Mullard & Telefunken 12AX7s
Morrow PH5 IC
Target wall mount, Boos maple butcher block



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Re: Cartridge Survey
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2018, 09:35:24 AM »
VPI Prime with 3D printed tonearm
Soundsmith MMP3 phono stage
Dynavector DV20x2H - Hi-Output MC
TWL (Triode Wire Labs) I/C's

Table sits on a 1 1/2" maple cutting board, which sits on whatever you call the Mapleshade "cork/rubber" sandwich thingies, which sits on the top shelf of my customized Ikea bookshelf/turntable rack that is suspended from the wall. (Look Ma, nothing connects the turntable to the floor!) I'm sure there'a a lot of you that remember my never ending footfall problems when I had my Linn LP12!

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Re: Cartridge Survey
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2018, 01:22:55 PM »
Totally missed this thread last month...

Kuzma Stabi S with Stogi S arm
Kuzma stock cable and motor
ZYX Fuji high-output MC cartridge
all into my Devialet 440 Expert Pro phono section input

I love this Kuzma turntable.   Definitely owned this longer than any other piece of gear - maybe 20 years now?   Sounds wonderful but, in truth, I find myself spinning vinyl less and less these days.  Maybe I'm just getting lazy in my old age or maybe streaming has just gotten that much better.  Likely both.

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Re: Cartridge Survey
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2018, 06:31:20 AM »
Lyra Kleos cartridge
Morch DP6 tonearm
custom TT plinth made of 1" Corian
VPI ceramic platter and bearing, VPI motor
custom speed controller
Hagerman Trumpet phonostage
Hagerman Piccolo step up/head amp
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Re: Cartridge Survey
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2018, 07:52:03 AM »
Totally missed this thread last month...

Kuzma Stabi S with Stogi S arm
Kuzma stock cable and motor
ZYX Fuji high-output MC cartridge
all into my Devialet 440 Expert Pro phono section input

I love this Kuzma turntable.   Definitely owned this longer than any other piece of gear - maybe 20 years now?   Sounds wonderful but, in truth, I find myself spinning vinyl less and less these days.  Maybe I'm just getting lazy in my old age or maybe streaming has just gotten that much better.  Likely both.

   I agree love my Kuzma Stabi as well. Using 12" arm with adjustable VTA on the fly. Crystal Cable phono cables. IMO the Kuzma is a sleeper among the best of the best.
   Just not marketed well by distributor or Manf. When compared directly to other well respected tables with same cart always preferred.
    That is the reason we sell them.


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