Ask Mr. H: 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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Ask Mr. H: 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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Ask Mr. H: 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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SME: Model 10 – a user’s perspective

Editor’s note 24/04/19. This is an ‘old’ thread but having checked it this morning there are still a few interesting and relevant observations I feel =============== Went back to vinyl around 4 years ago when I purchased an LP12 , however the LP12 was too sensitive with the tone arm bouncing across the records when […]

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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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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 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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