JOHN MICHELL EQUIPMENT: Dozen of items for sale. Updated May 2022

First, please read: This page is in effect a bulletin board which means that members can post their for sale gear here. It doesn’t mean that we know the equipment nor the sellers nor have these items for sale ourselves. If you want to post – here without any listing fees – then please contact […]

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THORENS VINTAGE: Dozens for sale. Updated May 2022

First, please read: This page is in effect a bulletin board which means that members can post their for sale Thorens gear. It doesn’t mean that we know the equipment nor the sellers nor have these items for sale ourselves. If you want to post – here without any listing fees then please contact us […]

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CLASSIC KIT: What is the attraction?

Whilst my recent additions are for a secondary system, they certainly are competitive with today’s offerings at a corresponding price point (well, I believe so) albeit not likely to replace my main system. I could so easily have popped into Sevenoaks or the Classifieds and put together a middle of the range system but just […]

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THORENS: TD-124/II restoration / upgrade

My TD-124/II is cosmetically in very good condition and shows no evidence of being butchered / tampered with over it’s life, e.g. all the screw-heads below are sharp and clean, the chassis and platter are largely unmarked etc. It looks just as the picture above aside from it’s now sporting a Stereo Lab arm board […]

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DYNAVECTOR: The DV series of tone arms. What happened?

“All the arms from this company are high mass arms (at or over 1kg) that can be tricky to set up on a suspended turntable or a very light one, but very nice once you get it right. The earliest model was the DV-505 introduced in 1976 to much acclaim at the time, and discontinued […]

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SME: Model 10 – a user’s perspective

Editor’s note 29/04/2000. 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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ALPHASON: Titanium tubed arms – HR100S or a Xenon?

I’d always fancied one of Alphason’s titanium tubed arms like the HR100S or a Xenon. The HR100S tends to be quite expensive (too much for a punt anyway) and I can’t say I’ve ever really heard one at its best as they mostly tend to have been wired with the horrible vdH cable throughout. A […]

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ALPHASON: What happened?

Apparently … Made the HR100S and HR100s MCS arms in the late 80’s early 90’s, it’s a medium compliance unit featuring a ultra rigid design machined from titanium right from the bearing to headshell as a one piece, features a ceramic gimbal bearings and was designed by Mike Knowles, the Xenon was a slightly cheaper […]

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ALPHASON: What happened?

“Made the HR100S and HR100s MCS arms in the late 80’s early 90’s, it’s a medium compliance unit featuring a ultra rigid design machined from titanium right from the bearing to headshell as a one piece, features a ceramic gimbal bearings and was designed by Mike Knowles, the Xenon was a slightly cheaper version of […]

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