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Offline jimbones

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Re: Cartridge Survey
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2018, 05:02:02 AM »
Benz Micro Glider MC Medium output
JMW Memorial Classic 2
Modwright LS100 Tube pre with Mullard NOS 12AU7/12AX7
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Re: Cartridge Survey
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2018, 10:29:08 AM »
Benz Micro Glider MC Medium output
JMW Memorial Classic 2
Modwright LS100 Tube pre with Mullard NOS 12AU7/12AX7

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Re: Cartridge Survey
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2018, 02:59:14 PM »
Benz Micro Glider MC Medium output
JMW Memorial Classic 2
Modwright LS100 Tube pre with Mullard NOS 12AU7/12AX7

 OOh la la time for a meeting Jim.


charles

Just had one :) There will be more. We played vinyl almost exclusively. It was clear that vinyl was superior.
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Re: Cartridge Survey
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2018, 10:39:13 PM »
i have an ortofon mc25-fl fitted to an origin live silver taper arm.  it's mounted on the first series oracle delphi (pre mki iteration), that has been upgraded to mkv specs, w/exception of its motor, which is an origin-live dc motor kit upgrade.  the motor's power supply being a hewlett-packard lab-grade power supply - complete overkill, but it cost me ~$75 shipped.  phono stage is a pentagon ps-3; preamp is a recently refurb'd and modded melos ma333r; modded by its original designer mark porzilli.  i have a lyra clavis that was re-tipped by vdh w/its special nude fritz-geiger stylus that's never been mounted since the re-tip. i bought it from klaus bunge of odyssey, a long time ago, and just never mounted it, cuz the ortofon sounds so nice.  crazy, i know.  i also have a dynavector karat 17d that needs a new stylus & cantilever, which i snapped off the very first time i ever tried mounting it.  my one bad vinyl hardware experience...

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Re: Cartridge Survey
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2018, 07:53:55 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

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


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 Don't get me wrong, they sound great but less expensive options I would be swayed to check out.
 
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Re: Cartridge Survey
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2018, 03:51:49 AM »
I have the Sound Smith Aida. It was rebuilt by Peter Lederman in January.  It is attached to an SME M2-9 tone arm on a Thorens TD-160 rest-mod.  Right now I am using the Van Den Hull Cable that came with the tone arm but I have an Audio Sensibility Impact SE on the way. I have a Morrow PH-3 phono cable that I was using but the capacitance was too high for the Aida. My phono stage is a BAT VK-P5 which was upgraded at the factory with the 6 pak plus option.  I have NOS Phillips 7DJ8's on the input side, Russian 6C45's on the output side and Melz 6SN7's for current source. 
Before I acquired the Aida, I was using an AT OC9 ML II. It is also a very nice cart. I have it mounted on my Yamaha PX-3 Linear tracker now. 
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Re: Cartridge Survey
« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2018, 01:09:10 PM »
  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.

charles

I am using an Accutex 320STR moving iron cartridge.
SME Series lll with modified headshell.
My own test phono stage.
my own 1/2 meter "V" interconnects (SAS Audio Labs)

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Re: Cartridge Survey
« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2018, 04:09:32 PM »
Main rig-  Vyger Timor Arm #1 Jelco 370 arm, Ortofon Quintet Blue,  Jelco cable, Dodd phono pre Arm #2 Dynavector 20x2L  on Pioneer P3 arm and Audio Sensibility Impact cable to Jolida JD9 phono pre
Small room rig-  JVC QL-F6 with lots of clay, Dynavector 10x4, Graham Slee Gold, captured cable.  And a Technics SP10 II  w/ Syntec 220 arn with Denon 102 mono cart to Vista phono pre.  I've had the cable so long I can't remember the maker. 
Coming attractions... a Victor TT81  to be recapped and a Jelco 750E with a Sumiko Blackbird.  Just have to build the arm pod and recap the table- maybe before XMas. 
I know, I've got too many turntables. 
TT- Technics , Vyger  / Quintet Blue, Dyna 20x2, Blackbird
Phono pre- Dodd, , Jolida
Cables- Bolder, Wywires, TWL,
Speakers- LS-9, X-Static/GR-servo
Pre-Dodd
Amp- Moscode, Dodd, Folsom
P.I. Audio diffusers
DIY corner traps

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Re: Cartridge Survey
« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2018, 05:07:23 PM »
VPI Classic 3 turntable, 3d printed tonearm, Lyra Kleos SL cartridge, sitting on a 2" maple platform with Herbies tenderfeet under it. K&K Audio Premium Maxxed-out phonostage all connected with High Fidelity Ultimate IC's and TWL power cords.
VPI classic3 3d arm, Lyra Kleos SL, K&K maxxed-out phonostage, PS Audio Directstream DAC & Memory Player, Supratek Sauvignon modded preamp, Frankenstein 300b mk.2 amps, Pass Labs XA-30.8 amp, FW SIT-3,Purepower 1500+, Horning Eufrodite Ellipse speake