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6922 Amperex PQ White label... D or O-getter? Holland or Hicksville?
It's funny, I'm reading the thread and laying on my desk, who knows where I got it from is an Phillips MiniWatt E88CC Special Quality gold pin tube with a D getter, made in Holland.Need to check it out sometime although I don't have any gear that ... 
What was wrong with the P-mount ?
P-mount came out to late, everyone was switching to CD so it kind of fizzled out. It did have a lot going for it and a number of manufactures started making them, there were even some pretty darn good ones but the whole TT industry was in a tailsp... 
SUT vs. Phono preamp
@stereo5 that is good to know. I have a set of Cinemag 1254 transformers sitting here for a project. Now I can’t wait to hear them.BillWojo 
SUT vs. Phono preamp
I use a SUT for my Denon DL-103 carts. I based my decision on popular opinion plus the fact that it is a passive device. A well built SUT should be dead quiet as there is only a transformer used to boost the voltage. You may have to try different ... 
Help with cartridge
Glad it's working out for you and you have it on a cool deck as well. Actually your whole vinyl setup is pretty nice. Hope you still have all your records as well.BillWojo 
Help with cartridge
Chakster is a Denon hater, every chance he gets he puts the DL-103 and it's variants down. If you go on the internet and check around there is a whole lotta love for it from many folks out there. My favorite reports are from the folks that started... 
Help with cartridge
Soundsmith may be great but has a very long turn around time. VAS turned around two carts for me in two weeks. He also has a very good reputation as well and is recommended in many threads.https://vasnyinc.com/repair-service/Billwojo 
Help with cartridge
I just had my DL-103S serviced by VAS, he installed a new fine elliptical stylus on the original cantilever. I wonder why the DL-103S was so costly compared to the base line DL-103. I have seen Denon describe the DL-103S as having a "special ellip... 
Help with cartridge
Could also be a DL-103S as the DL-103D looks the same. You will need to remove the cart and look at the model number on top.Not sure where you are located but I would check with VAS in Cliffwood, NJ for a price on getting it repaired. I just had t... 
high quality turntable with built in phono at $1000?
High quality turntables don't usually have built in phono preamps. That's a feature found on cheaper units to make them "plug and play" for the general masses. Tell us what your looking to use this table for and why having a built in phono pre is ... 
Still in search of things to do?
And than he sold it on Ebay as "good condition, minor speed issue" LMAO. That was hilarious. ThanksBillWojo 
So many great golden era DD tables out there, what do you recommend for $1000?
Can’t have his number until it gets safe enough for me to go through his stacks of gear. LOL In the US they sold the QL-A7 in a piano black finish, the Japanese market had the wood finish. So it is a 120vac model. The black finish looks very class... 
So many great golden era DD tables out there, what do you recommend for $1000?
I found it on AK's Bartertown. One of the members had it and I expressed interest. He brought it along to an AK get together at a members house and I was stoked, it looked beautiful. He had advertised it for 300 bucks and when I reached into my po... 
So many great golden era DD tables out there, what do you recommend for $1000?
Edgewear posted "As far as I know Micro never moved from direct drive to belt drive. They simultaniously offered a range of direct drives (DD-series) and belt drives (BL-series). That being said, they went much higher end with belt drives (RX- ... 
Bare cartridge design, Sumiko Blackbird Low Output
I'm with chakster on this, that cart is way to easy to damage with virtually everything exposed. I just had a Denon DL-103 installed in a wood body and that thing makes me nervous to handle. Not used to mounting a cart without a stylus guard in pl...