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    Default 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 ;-)

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    I am pretty enjoying my vintage tt sansui sr-222 with denon dl110 hocm caart feed into azur 640p. For music, more than enough.
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    Thorens 125 Mk2, SME 3009 series III, Fidelity Research MC201 through a Blue Circle phonostage.

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

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    Quote 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.

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

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    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...

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    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.

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

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

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    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.

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    Quote 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!
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    Oh, and I also have one of these, but the tracking weight is rather high.



    Its a floor stander


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    VPI Classic with a Sumiko Blackbird.

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

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

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    Floor-standing turntable! Wonderful!

    Sota Sapphire, Origin Live RB250, Denon 103R

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    Quote Originally Posted by Labarum View Post
    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



    Now why didn't my wife's uncle go on to buy a Quad amp and electrostatics!
    Snap

    This belonged to my grandparents and sounds sublime with 78's





    Still works!


    I seem to have unsuspectingly built up a mottley collection of turntables with more to come, but I'm not allowed to post various images...

    The next project, now with fresh armboard..

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    I hope your Pye Black box is in better condition than mine, Dave. My cabinet is rather badly knocked about, which is a pity, because they were finely made.

    I once had a Technics direct drive deck similar to yours. It had an integrated, automated arm.

    I had a Goldring GL 75 and when I was a teenager I bought a cheap Garrard single player and built a box for it. I used that (mono) with a single valve amp and a Wharfedale 8 RS DD speaker unit in a home made 2 cubic foot corner enclosure to a design in a Wharfedale booklet.

    I could not afford the Super 8 RS DD with the bigger magnet! I was still at school. It might have been 1965/6 !
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    Brian7500, wow... 2 2nd system with turntable, sounds cool

    I am currently using a P2-24 with Dynvector P-74 mkII phono stage with Dynvector xx2 mkII cart, a set of isolation rubber balls to solve my muffling problems I once had.. forgotten the names to those balls though...

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    I am using a Rega P3-24 with Dynavector P-75 mkII phono stage, cartridge, also a Dynavector xx2 mkII. Vibration control... with these rubber balls... cannot remember the name of the manufacturer though... but it helps with my "muffling" issues

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