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Thorens TD 146
The tonearm on the TD-146 is actually listed in the manual as a TP-11 MkIII instead of MkII as I stated earlier and the effective mass is listed as 7.5g.  
Thorens TD 146
I bought a TD146 in, I believe, 1984 and used it for about 25 years. The TP-11 MkII tonearm was a bit different than I was used to seeing on Thorens tables. Instead of a removable headshell, the tonearm on the 146 had a removable wand (TP-63) with... 
Estate sale find - Vintage Sansui SP-3500 (any good?)
A buddy of mine had a pair of the SP-3500's that he bought in Vietnam. He was complaining about one of them not sounding right so I replaced the electrolytic capacitors in the crossovers on both of them with Dayton polypropylenes.The sound improve... 
Peter Green
Unfortunately, among the skewed thinking brought on by Peter's mental illness was the idea that it was improper for him to continue playing blues; that he was culturally appropriating music that should only be played by black people.I do understan... 
A moment when you realized better sound was possible.
When I was about 13 or 14, my dad bought me one of those "suitcase" style stereos with the swing-down turntable and swing-out speakers. At the time, I thought it was OK. When I paid a visit to a friend of mine in college in 1970, his roommate had ... 
Jelco SA-750D cartridges
Thanks for the advice, agrippa. I had to wonder how much different the SLC stylus could be and felt that paying almost twice as much to get it was probably not going to be a benefit in my system. I would probably upgrade my tonearm before experime... 
Jelco SA-750D cartridges
Thanks for steering me in that direction, agrippa. Probably the best AT I ever owned before this was the 120E. My memory tells me it was just OK, but my memory isn't what it used to be.Since the 700 series bodies are the same, it also provides the... 
Jelco SA-750D cartridges
@schubert I listen mostly to rock, blues and jazz. No heavy metal, though, unless you consider Led Zeppelin to be heavy metal!For rock, I lean more toward stuff like The Band, The Kinks, Jeff Beck, Warren Zevon, Little Feat, old Fleetwood Mac (bef... 
Jelco SA-750D cartridges
UPDATE:I ended up buying an AT VM 740ML. I only have about 30 hours on it so far and I can't quit smiling. It is better than I thought it could be and works better in my system than the Denon DL-110.I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a gr... 
Charity store bin diving? Am I the only one that suffers this addiction?
Back in the early 90's, my local Goodwill was a treasure trove of LP's as people were dumping their record collections for CD's. I must have pulled over 300 of them out of there. I stopped there almost every day after work.That store also provided... 
Traveling to Mentor Ohio - anyone close by??
Whatsa matta, Frankie? Did you have a bad experience here in the fine state of Ohio? It doesn't surprise me given your attitude. Hopefully, you won't be back.  
Whats on your turntable tonight?
Little Feat - Hoy HoyHerbie Hancock - HeadhuntersCharles Lloyd - Soundtrack 
Jelco SA-750D cartridges
@noromance:Now ya really got me going, right in the middle of a big wave of upgrade-itis! I just replaced my W4S STP SE with a Backert Labs Rhumba 1.2 Extreme and it was a VERY good choice, indeed. I'm seriously going to consider an arm change. Wh... 
Jelco SA-750D cartridges
Thanks for the input, agrippa. I had actually begun sorting through the information and reviews on the AT VM line and trying to make sense of the different levels. I want to make sure I'm up to speed on the performance differences in the stylus sh... 
Jelco SA-750D cartridges
Thanks vegasears. I just put the AT-150MLX on my short list. From the reviews I've read, it sounds like a good choice.LP gear is selling the 150SA cartridge at half the price of the 150MLX. Is the MLX body worth the added expense?