LINN: What should a buyer know BEFORE buying a preowned Ittock?

Buying such a delicate component as a tonearm SH not easy,and not without risk,they are 30 years old…What should I now,and what is MUST check,or must ask.Is there big diferense in sound betwen LVII versions,is latter a single counterweight better sounding tonearm. What will be your bid for this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Super-rare…item2320a480e2 ,can I mount Troika […]

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BRYSTON: BLP-1 turntable

    Max Langridge writes ….. The BLP-1 uses a belt-drive mechanism and is fitted with a proprietary pulse width modulation (PWM) power supply called the BTP-1. The power supply drives the high torque motor which, Bryston says, delivers exceptionally accurate 33 1/3 and 45 RPM speeds. Records are placed on the 35mm thick Delrin […]

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SME tonearms: My pick of the most interesting pre-owned VINTAGE models for sale (NOT ON EBAY) currently. Neil / editor

Editorial note. The links below are for reader information only. We have no connection whatsoever with the sellers nor the items for sale which means that HFA nor anyone employed here can vouch for authenticity. Thank you. Neil / editorial ============== http://yahoo.aleado.com/lot?auctionID=v626931665 https://www.audio-markt.de/_markt/item.php?id=7731119939 http://www.hifi4all.dk/ksb/Annonce.asp?id=345995 http://yahoo.aleado.com/lot?auctionID=e343289831 http://yahoo.aleado.com/lot?auctionID=l511976726 http://yahoo.aleado.com/lot?auctionID=f335914439 https://www.hifi-forsale.co.uk/moreinfo.php?prod_title=SME_SME_IV_1.20m_D501_Hybrid_Tonearm_Cable&p=tonearmcable&prod_id=67538&offset= https://hifitorget.se/visa_annons.php/tonarm_sme_3009_69567.htm https://www.hificlassic.dk/SME_3012-R/p1036416_19713022.aspx

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VINTAGE TURNTABLES: The 8 best vintage turntables and what to look out for when buying second hand… ?

Paul Rigby writes ….. Buying a vintage turntable is a great option for vinyl fans. For many, a budget for any sort of hi-fi is a low priority. Once the bills are paid, it can be virtually impossible to purchase a new, top quality hi-fi system. Going vintage can offer quality at a low cost. […]

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How good is ….. The Michell Transcriptor Hydraulic Reference?

How good are these turntables? There is one for sale locally that is badged as a Grace Custom, but both arm and deck look identical to the Michell. I think it is an early one. Anyone tried the TT and arm combo – how are they? I love the looks, but am unsure of the […]

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MICHELL ENGINNERING: Mycro – help required

Please could anyone advise me how to tune the subchassis balance on the Michell Mycro?? I have tried for hours to get the thing to bounce without appearing drunk, but it just eludes me every time. I have owned a beautiful Mycro for a few years now that I won on e-bay, it is fitted […]

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MICHELL ENGINEERING: Synchro versus Mycro turntables

I was reading your observations on The Michell Synchro. Did you ever hear the Mycro? How was it by comparison? At one time Subjective Audio stocked the entire range of Michell Engineering turntables including the Prisma and the twin-platter Prisma. Sonically we heard little difference between the Mycro and the Synchro. This was pretty much […]

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Michell Transcriptor Hydraulic Reference. Seriously ….. any good?

How good are these turntables? There is one for sale locally that is badged as a Grace Custom, but both arm and deck look identical to the Michell. I think it is an early one. Anyone tried the TT and arm combo – how are they? I love the looks, but am unsure of the […]

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GARRARD: Second arm for Garrard 401 or a better main arm?

Hi all, I been told there’s room on my plinth for a second arm. Only room for a 9″ maybe 10″ arm. It’s a large Jarrah plinth.. ATM I have a 12″ SA750L Jelco arm. With the possible carts Denon 103 with ESC mods. Benz Micro SL Wood and a Benz Micro Ace Mono, also […]

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GARRARD: …. or Michell Engineering?

“Hi guy’s, I hope someone can help I am thinking about getting a garrard 301 with sme arm old type. I have at the moment a Michell gyro se spider, upgrades are orb platter hr power supply arm is rega rb300 rewired, with techno weight. I just wondered if anyone could rate both these decks […]

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FUNK / PINK TRIANGLE & BREUER – a few observations

  Howard – one of…no, the best turntable I ever heard was a special fully funked LP12. Sure it sat on a mountain of Mana, and was part of an awesome system…but it really out-shone the original modified (Ninja) LP12. So..if the Funk Firm could transform a Sondek like that, surely their own decks would […]

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