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Upcoming Technics SP-10R (100th Anniversary Model)
Ianwelcome to the vintage DD club!!   don't say I didn't tell you over the years :-)how cool is it to have superb sound and the table starts and stops within one second.Its a slippery slope from here thou, as you know :-)wait til you get a Lyra ca... 
Vintage Turntables compared to modern?
This question is still relevant 10 years later :-)I have owned my 1979 vintage Pioneer Exclusive P3 for 9 years next week.   Its never missed a beat and sounding superb coupled with a Lyra Etna SL.6 months ago (I bought a SP10mk3) I sold my Pionee... 
Leben RS30EQ with Soundsmith AIDA
I have owned the Leben. Nice phono.   It does seem to have more than 25db gain when you play it. Yes, it will drive the Soundsmith fine. 
Upcoming Technics SP-10R (100th Anniversary Model)
halcro2,197 posts10-23-2018 12:29amVPI strikes back......https://www.analogplanet.com/content/vpi-debuts-new-15000-hw-40-direct-drive-turntableHenry.  It undercuts the Technics by almost 5k.   And has a decent tonearm.Unlike the Brinkman and Monac... 
Upcoming Technics SP-10R (100th Anniversary Model)
Hi LewGT2000 has high torque motor and Bardo low torque motor.  This may have something to do with it.I can't really understand why anyone would design DD table that takes 8-12 seconds to start up. Is there something the Japanese knew how to do ... 
Upcoming Technics SP-10R (100th Anniversary Model)
Hi LewHe sold the Monaco and the rest of his gear (kept his vinyl) as he moved to Cambodia for the last 4 years. He is back in AU and back buying hifi again.I liked the sound of the Monaco, but hated the ergonomics of the screw down clamp and how ... 
Upcoming Technics SP-10R (100th Anniversary Model)
A friend of mine has a Brinkmam Bardo.He just bought a vintage Yamaha GT2000.He said the speed control and grip of the Yammy is in another world - more akin to his old Monaco.I don't think he will be keeping his more expensive Bardo. 
SAT 30K+$$ TONEARM: W O R T H T O H A V E I T ?
They are all stock standard SME 3012-R's. 
Upcoming Technics SP-10R (100th Anniversary Model)
tzh21y1,152 posts10-13-2018 1:09pmI scribbled out a couple of thoughts for you above...Don’t get me wrong, If I had an sp 10 MKIII and they are supposed to be amazing, I probably would keep it. I am not impressed with the guy tearing apart the t... 
Dead Can Dance reissues - not happy
I have all original UK pressings  - they are all superb.  Listening to Aion at the moment - sublime. 
Upcoming Technics SP-10R (100th Anniversary Model)
tzh21y1,150 posts10-13-2018 12:29amI read his review and again, 72 hours of run in on these tables is nada. they need at least 1000 hours. so as the MkIII may well be better, maybe not need more run in my friend, without it, I do not consider th... 
Upcoming Technics SP-10R (100th Anniversary Model)
thanks JP.  Great to see the SP10-R is excellent quality.  Great to see the SP10mk3 is just as good or .......    :-) 
SAT 30K+$$ TONEARM: W O R T H T O H A V E I T ?
halcro2,195 posts10-11-2018 11:04pmHey Shane,I haven’t seen any comparisons by you on the SME 3012R compared to your other arms.....particularly your beloved Thales Simplicity...? 👀RegardsHenry    that is true Henry.  I have not had it for very... 
SAT 30K+$$ TONEARM: W O R T H T O H A V E I T ?
Here we have a report on Tang's wonderful system where you can read yourself on Ked's views between AF1, EMT 927, AS2000 with SAT, SME 3102R, Acoustical Systems tonearms and most of the best MC carts available.http://zero-distortion.org/cessaro-ga... 
Upcoming Technics SP-10R (100th Anniversary Model)
Guess I shouldn't sell my SP10mk3 just yet  :-)agree with chakster - not sure why its a secret what sound people prefer.  does not make them right in every system, its just an opinion.