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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   
Direct Drive
@mahler123  I get ur gripe with analogue and why u like DD. 1. The silence of digital backgrounds 2. stop start bass 3. Better timing - not in the musical sense but in terms of slowing down in complex passages 4. The cleaner sound I apprecia... 
Tonearm recommendations under $1500
@ledoux1238  I spoke to Geoff who makes thee Helius tonearms and he is not a fan of magnesium - he also prefers aluminium. Many people really like stainless steel. I think it's all down to application personally and depends on the overall design... 
Vinyl goes green!
So ‘going green’ has resulted in cars run on lithium ion batteries- a dangerous and toxic production method that can’t be recycled - hydrogen fuel cells haven’t been supported. We have the annoying thunberg whose message goes out on mobile phones ... 
how much should I spend to get a better turntable than my current turntable?
If you are in Europe with 50hz as opposed to USA 60hz there is a Townshend elected rock with arm on e b a y uk  
Tonearm recommendations under $1500
@ledoux1238  LOL that's Arthur for you... He designed the Pink Triangle turntables and can be a bit 'Heath Robinson'. I know there's a review on one of thee arms by HiFi News, but as an innovator he's always 'cooking' something new.  I must say...