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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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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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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Ask an expert: Pink Triangle & Breuer 8 Dynamic (Part #2)

Howard, did you sell the Breuer 8? Yes. After 19 years of use I got £1,750 for it. I bought a Brinkmann 10.5. Never looked back! Which cartridges did you find worked well with the Breuer? Loved the Van Den Hul MC-1. Denon DL-103 was great. Koetsu Black, Supex 901 too. Is it, in your […]

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Ask an expert: Pink Triangle & Breuer 8 Dynamic (Part #1 of 2)

Howard, Many thanks for replying to my email. Would you perchance be the renowned Howard Popeck? Well, yes. It’s me – but far from renowned though. I have a PT Anniversary/SME V/Ortofon Rohmann which I’m shortly upgrading with the aid of the Funk Firm. I may change tonearms and cartridge – I’ve read somewhere once(the […]

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KOETSU: Can a retipped Rosewood really be worth £1000?”

The thread starts: Picked up a used koetsu rosewood signature last week for £600. It was advertised as in excellent condition and had been given a clean bill of health from a dealer. The cart arrived and the bodywork and cantilever are in excellent condition but the diamond is very worn, and it sounds poor. […]

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