lohanimal

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EMT 75th Anniversary series... TSD75 SFL ... and a bit of history.
Has anyone compared the tsd15 SFL with the new tsd SFL?  
XLR to RCA plugs or cable
I have decided to get a custom made pure silver cable with XLR's at one end RCA's on the other. 
First phono stage upgrade
@dayglow  Given your system specifics and your ear I see your logic. I considered and auditioned a P9/RB1000 but bought an Amazon Model One with a Moerch. I do think that it's good that Grand Prix Audio and Rega follow the low energy storage mod... 
First phono stage upgrade
@dayglow Rega Aura best under $10,000. That’s some serious claim. I personally have a soft spot for those made by Whest - I have their first one and assume the later ones are better still. If you can get hold of one - find a second hand Vendetta s... 
Field coil dava cartridge
@lewm  WBF also has some superb contributors - some are from the press and also people who often comment based on experience as opposed to theory. Many are speaking as the Dava as mana from heaven. I understand the AT Art1000 follows many design... 
emt 950, technics sp10 - direct drive sound
@dover I sat for a coffee with Van Den Hul himself. He did a few things to the cartridge and it was not simply a different stylus. He changed the rake angle from 15 to 25 degrees - then the headshell mount was changed to a solid piece to prevent a... 
emt 950, technics sp10 - direct drive sound
Benjamin thinks the SPH is better for pre '84 recordings. I have a lot of post '84 music (I was in the DJ vinyl revival) although I do buy a lot of second hand simply coz you get pre-digital mastering. I was hoping someone with experience of the ... 
emt 950, technics sp10 - direct drive sound
Hi guys  I have a catch 22. my options are: a. Get a brand new tsd SFL with headshell b. Get. Rebuilt tsd 15sfl c. Get groove tickler to rebuild a horrible old one with any stylus/cantilever - will need adjustable headshell What you think?  
emt 950, technics sp10 - direct drive sound
Hi @pindac  I certainly need to look at thee mod given that he deck is now over 40 years old and regardless will need to be carefully looked at.  When Wilkinsons worked on my QL10 i got a new teflon thrust pad and a ceramic ball bearing. I am mi... 
emt 950, technics sp10 - direct drive sound
@pindac  I need to check out how this is all done. How do you press the bearing - is it a high pressure fit? Have you done before and after Sn measurements? I recall having a very good conversation with the late great Max Townshend last year abo... 
emt 950, technics sp10 - direct drive sound
I spoke to Benjamin who now holds the reins at Dutsch Studiotechnik and he said he'd do a mini interview with me.He is very insistent on keeping the original EMT chain ie - TSD 15 - 929 arm - the in-built phono stage. @dkarmeli whose opinion I hi... 
emt 950, technics sp10 - direct drive sound
@pindac  I've been exceptionally naughty: Townshend Elite Rock (now heavily modified JVC QL10 (2 in fact because one got trashed by USELESS PARCEL SERVICES) Sony TTS 8000 Beeogram 4002 Thing is the EMT restoration creates a tweak free toy. Y... 
emt 950, technics sp10 - direct drive sound
At long-last i have sent my EMT to Deutsche Studiotechnik fora full refurb    
Direct Drive
The Rega has been OEM for many decks and has formed the basis of: Townshend; Origin Live; Audio Note; Funk Firm; Audiomods and I’m sure others too. It’s for good reason - a fundamentally excellent design where the economies of scale bring about hi... 
Direct Drive
Laugh all you like but a Vestax and Numark DJ deck are both very effective