Don't waste time buy a table that is great. I'd call Upscale and have them set one up for me. They know more than I'll ever know and they have a turntable specialist to set up your table.
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I suggest you buy a good budget TT to keep listening. This comes with preconfigured cartridge, plug and play.
Also pre-mounted cartridge
I used one of these for years, comes with cartridge, I changed it to my cartridge
Sound’s good enough, done!
If wanting better:
Repair tour existing TT
1. find someone to overhaul it.
Can you remove your Tonearm from your TT?
2. find someone else to repair just your Tonearm (easier shipping to and from)
b. buy an arm the same length spindle to pivot that works with your decks hole and thickness.
How are your cartridge mounting and alignment skills?
Well my cartridge.mounting skills are not that bad the tonearm is of the plinth completely disassemble . After I dissambled it was when I realized that I couldn't put it back together so a turntable without a tonearm is nothing . Anyone know of a proper tonearm that might fit on my plinth ?The tonearm is Projects 8.6 inch carbon fiber that comes with the turntable called the 1 expression 2
Stay away from those wicked cheap belt drive toys and buy yourself at least Technics SL1500c (with built-in MM phono stage and cartridge). This turntabe is brand new with decent Direct Drive motor, nice tonearm, removable headshell, great for the money and will serve you for entire life.
I’m really sorry to hear about your illness. You can buy a replacement tonearm for the Project I expression II from Analogue Seduction here: https://www.analogueseduction.net/tonearms/pro-ject-replacement-tonearms-spare-parts.html. The replacement arms come pre-wired. The model you need is 225 GBP, or approximately $310.
Ive got three cartridges an Nagaoka MP110 . A Ortofon salsa moving coil cartridge plus a Grado Black . My sistem comprises a Elekit tu 6500 tube preamp ( sounds great ) Mccormack DNA 125 power amp , Opera Audio turandot Forbidden city series cd player
Everthing connected with JPS Labs interconnect and power cable into a richard gray power station
Speakers are Magnepan MG12 with modified crossovers . Turntable was a 1expression2 with its carbon tonearm which I disassembled and now dont have the nowho or the tools to put it back together . Add to all that my desease so you can have a better picture of what I'm going threw . Dont have money
Leaving of SSI .
seems like you can install a prewired replacement arm and align a cartridge, so your music problem is waiting for the new arm to arrive:
cmdc12 posts03-07-2021 9:10amI’m really sorry to hear about your illness. You can buy a replacement tonearm for the Project I expression II from Analogue Seduction here: https://www.analogueseduction.net/tonearms/pro-ject-replacement-tonearms-spare-parts.html. The replacement arms come pre-wired. The model you need is 225 GBP, or approximately $310."