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Which turntables do You use?

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  • Which turntables do You use?

    As the title says:

    Which turntable, tonearm, cartridge and riaa do You use in Your Harbeth systems?

    I am planning the build of a new system that certainly will include a new turntable.

    So please give me a bit of inspiration ;-)

  • #2
    I am pretty enjoying my vintage tt sansui sr-222 with denon dl110 hocm caart feed into azur 640p. For music, more than enough.
    Attached Files
    "Bath with Music"


    • #3
      Thorens 125 Mk2, SME 3009 series III, Fidelity Research MC201 through a Blue Circle phonostage.


      • #4
        I haven't had a turntable or`any LPs for close to a`quarter century.


        • #5
          Originally posted by Labarum View Post
          I haven't had a turntable or`any LPs for close to a`quarter century.
          Too bad for You. I wouldn't miss it for the world.


          • #6
            I do not have Harbeths in my system yet, but I use VPI Scoutmaster with Lyra Dorian. RIAA stage is EAR 834P.


            • #7
              Well, Matti, you'll just have to go out and get a pair!

              As for turntables, I have three of them in my house, making me a certified analog dinosaur (an Analogosaurus, perhaps?). In my main system, A VPI HW-19 Mk. IV, Well Tempered Arm, Grado Sonata cartridge. Downstairs, a Project X-Pression with Project Speed Box and a Grado Signature 10 MR cartridge. This low budget rig comes very close to the VPI set-up, and I would heartily recommend the Project line to anyone looking to get into analog without spending a fortune. Finally, we have a vintage Thorens TD 160 with a Grado Gold cartridge. I like Grado...


              • #8
                I currently use vintage Micro Seiki with Audio Technica AT-33PTG cartridge. Phono amp is a Trigon Vanguard II. Though very modest overall but still an excellent combination IMHO.


                • #9
                  Nottingham Analogue Spacedeck, Rega RB250, Goldring 1040, ANT Kora 3T


                  • #10
                    Thorens TD160 Mk2 with AT35E cartridge. does the job for me!


                    "If all else fails, read the instructions"


                    • #12
                      Originally posted by kittykat View Post
                      Mothballed stock Project RPM4. Used a few times until got tired of cleaning discs, and getting up to flip the record over. Will trade for something useful eg. hair-dryer, nail clippers or a good tool set.
                      Now don't you go upsetting members Kittykat. I said I hadn't owned a turntable is close to 25 years.

                      My wife inherited a house with contents and we do have

                      Still works!

                      Now why didn't my wife's uncle go on to buy a Quad amp and electrostatics!
                      Last edited by Labarum; 17-06-2010, 01:58 PM. Reason: Image too bg


                      • #13
                        Oh, and I also have one of these, but the tracking weight is rather high.

                        Its a floor stander


                        • #14
                          VPI Classic with a Sumiko Blackbird.

                          As I post listening to Ella & Louis Sing Gershwin. 'S wonderful!


                          • #15
                            SOTA turntable, Dynavector 20X (high gain), RB250 tonearm.