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thankyou! my turntable is a TTW Gem V2 rim drive with 42 pound copper platter and copper center weight.. the motor, speed control was replaced with a Teres Verus motor and speed control .The spindle bearing was replaced with a maglev system of my own design. Current tonearm is a Linn Ittok LV2. Currently reworking my highly modified Eminent Technology ET1 .
thankyou! for me personally it is a very satisfying result.
thankyou! I did not compare this to any of the very fine cartridges you mention. when this goal was set, I had no plans to change it :)
It wasn,t allways like that though..
The Gem was a factory demo. At the time of purchase I upgraded to the mommentus speed control and on the fly VTA adjust pod. Beautiful machining! just high quality metal work. But could never get a consistently accurate speed. With constant fiddling I could get the speed right, but this would last only a few days at best :( Then the rumble started. The shaft was chewing up the thrust pad. After a few months of back and forth communication, I decided to go it on my own.
For decades I toyed around with the maglev idea, and this was the opportunity. A few more months of testing and I had some custom magnets made. these have now been in service for 20 or so months, very happy with the result. The Teres system has about 18 months on it, perfect .Check it once in a while, never changes.
It is now a nice table:)
I heard the SS Strain Gauge demoed by Peter himself. To my ears, It was VERY convincing. What made it even more impressive, the entire system WASN’T a mega buck rack and gigantic speakers.
If I remember, it was a VPI HRX along with other SS gear and monitors.
We played a record of mine-David Gilmour’s solo album.
The track, "There’s no Way out of here" was so impressive even Peter joked he wanted to keep the record!
edit- I have heard some of the "best"- Clearaudio Goldfinger, Lyra Atlas,DV,Benz,...etc. Playing the same record, I didn't have the emotional response as with the Strain Gauge and small monitors.
Congratulations to you sir, on your acquisition.
I have been thinking about pictures.
those are going to raise some eyebrows !
Heh. the rest of my system is a Milbert Bam 230 amp and Martin Logan ESL speakers, some custom solid copper core cables and a custom battery supply for the Bam. Eventually the whole system will be running on the batteries .Next logical step would be solar panel charging.
The music must not stop!
something I have been noticing now also, every performance is over much to quickly. It seems like I just sit down and I am back up changing the lp. Just don,t want them to end :)