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What brand? What cartridge? What phono stage? Vibration control?

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Well, ok…I guess I will start us off then :grinning:
Dohmann Helix 2, Schroeder CB arm, Lyra Etna SL, Allnic H-7000 phono pre in place. Whest REF MC mk4 soon to join the rack for a spin…

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Clearaudio Ovation turntable
Clearadio Universal tonearm with VTALifter2
Dynavector XV-1s cartridge

Clearaudio Outer Limit Ring
Harmonic Resolution Systems (HRS) ADH record weight
isoAcoustics Delos turntable platform
Solidsteel WS-5 wall shelf

Phonostage is a Herron Audio VTPH-2a. A Naim SuperLine is on its way for a home audition.

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You got a SL to audition- congrats!

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Bauer Audio dps 3, Koetsu Black, SuperLine SuperCap
Thorens 146, Ortofon Quintett Red, Phonocard MC K

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My SME 20/2a 1 year ago. My rega rp10 today. My rega p10 in 2 months.

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frenchrooster, that is an unexpected change, going from the SME to the P10. Can you tell us the reason for the switch?

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Michell Orbe in the full double plinth configuration, with SME V & Lyra Skala. As a 2000 model it has the AC motor powered by the QC PSU.
It sits on a rectangular ISObase, one of 2 made as a prototype by Michell.
Suspension springs replaced with the SolidAir Ebony & String pylons

Phono stage is a Bakoon EQA-11R, being a battery powered current amplifying device, so no loading selection required for the cartridge, and the R indicates it has selected components as a Reference version.
It sits on its only isolation stand with ceramic ball isolation.

Arm cable is a Harmonic Technolgies Crystal Silver cable custom made by Jim Wang.
Phono stage to Amp is Harmonic Technology Magic

The overall rack is a Aavik 5 shelf with Titanium Pulsar points

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Roksan Xerxes 20+, Artemiz tonearm, Vertere SG PSU, Dynavector te Kaitoria rua.

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TMS3 - Artimiz II - Shiraz - with Roksans Power Supply and Phono stage combination.

LP12 - aRadikal - Keel - Aro - Koetsu Rosewood Sig. Plat. - SL/SCDR.

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No expense spared. Rega Planar 1 plus with Bias cartridge, white belt, felt mat and built in phono stage.

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Technics 1200.
SME M2-9 arm, MCRU external psu, Mike New bearing, Isonoe feet, KAB strobe disable mod, Goldring 2100 cart (upgrade sometime?). Rothwell MM phonostage.

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My most recent Garrard 401. An early one that was given a nut and bolt rebuild by Peak Hifi with a superbly re-painted chassis and re-plated levers underneath. In most respects it is now better than when it was new. The second picture shows it mounted in my French walnut Loricraft plinth.

And of course, a close up of the wonderful ceramic platter on the Rega RP10;

I like records, and I like record players…

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Roksan TMS, Artemiz, Shiraz, Vertere SG power supply, Vertere Phono 1 phono stage, sitting on Mana.
The TMS is a mark 1, upgraded by Touraj about 11 years ago, with as many of the 2 and 3 parts as could be fitted. He also rewired the Artemiz at the same time. The Shiraz has been modified by NWA with a ruby cantilever and a Gyger profile stylus.

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Avid Diva II SP with a rega rb808 arm and Benz Micro Ace SL cartridge. Phono stage is a Cyrus phono signature with added psxr2.

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Garrard 301, Origin Live Silver, AT33ptgii, Rega R200, loads of cartridges :slightly_smiling_face:

Pye Black Box, BSR UA6, SC11

Columbia 117a, soft needles

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Xerxes 10, Origin Live (modified Rega 250) and Audio Note IQ3 all into Stageline

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Old school, but not as old as Garrard 301, BSR and Columbia , (the 401 rebuilt surely qualifies as new!), and I have the wooden box that contained a Garrard from the 1950’s, but no chassis (took it to bits to see how it worked!!).

Well regarded in its day, which I suppose would be the early 1990’s, (sure someone here will tell me). Owned by me as a second hand purchase in the late 1990’s.

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How did you find the Vertere power supply and phono stage? Did you upgrade from Roksan alternatives?

Hans

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Hi Hans, yes I had the original built-in Artaxerxes, transferred from my original Xerxes, and a Roksan PSU, a DS1 which I think had been upgraded to 1.5.
The Vertere boxes were a big upgrade, the signature of the deck remains the same, it sounds like a TMS, but more so. The bass is significantly upgraded, it digs deeper and is both faster and better controlled. Midrange is also significantly improved, female vocals are more “real”. The best way I can describe it is it’s the deck I’ve loved playing music on since 1993, but with every facet of reproduction improved.

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