GRACE: Their tone arms – what happened?

Gentlemen, What happened to the makers of the Grace tonearms. I recall the made more than the G-707 inc one with a bamboo arm-stem. Help. Well, this is what we found so far: “Small Japanese company made a big splash when it came out with the first oil damped tonearms in the 50’s, this page […]

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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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THORENS VINTAGE MARKETPLACE. FS not on ebay. Updated August 2022

THE PUBLISHERS DO NOT VOUCH FOR ANY CONTENTS HERE.THE LISTING YOU ARE ABOUT TO VISIT MAY BE A SCAM. PLEASE BE CAREFUL —//— TD 126.3 … https://www.marktplaats.nl/v/audio-tv-en-foto/platenspelers/m1874744170-thorens-td-126-mkiii-electronic-draaitafel ]TD 125 … https://www.subito.it/audio-video/thorens-td-125-mk-1-palermo-451881777.htm TD 160 … https://www.tori.fi/kanta-hame/Thorens_td160___Ortofon_02m_red_101658186.htm TD 126 … https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649887828-thorens-td-126/ TD 180 … https://www.willhaben.at/iad/kaufen-und-verkaufen/d/thorens-td-180-mk-s-plattenspieler-593975054 TD 160.2 … https://www.willhaben.at/iad/kaufen-und-verkaufen/d/thorens-td-160-mk-ii-laufwerk-593726368 TD 320 … https://www.olx.pl/d/oferta/gramofon-thorens-td-320-CID99-IDQsjqa.html TD 165 … https://www.kijiji.ca/v-stereo-systems-home-theatre/city-of-toronto/thorens-td-165-turntable/1629080375 […]

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FIDELITY RESEARCH: What happened?

We asked around and from Singapore (thank you Mr. Tan) e received the following: Legendary Japanese producer of tonearms and pickups founded in 1964 by a former factory manager at Grace by the name of Osamu (Isamu) Ikeda, and introduced it’s first product in the form of the Fidelity Research FR-1 moving coil cartridge in […]

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JOHN MICHELL EQUIPMENT: NOT ON EBAY Dozens of Orbes / Technoarms / Gyro / Mycro / ISO / Focus and … Parts. Updated July 2022

THE PUBLISHERS DO NOT VOUCH FOR ANY CONTENTS HERE.THE LISTING YOU ARE ABOUT TO VISIT MAY BE A SCAM. PLEASE BE CAREFUL —//— SYNCRO … https://www.subito.it/audio-video/giradischi-j-a-michell-syncro-asti-446970281.htm PRISMA … https://hifitorget.se/visa_annons.php/michell_prisma_med_dynavector_dv_10x5_pu_158209.htm ALECTO … https://www.hifi-forsale.co.uk/moreinfo.php?prod_title=MICHELL_ALECTO&p=integrated_amplifier&prod_id=102759&offset= ISO … https://www.hifi-forsale.co.uk/moreinfo.php?prod_title=Michell_Iso&p=phonostage&prod_id=102951&offset= SYNCRO MK 2 … https://www.marktplaats.nl/v/audio-tv-en-foto/platenspelers/m1862448206-michell-syncro-mkii TECHNOARM … https://www.marktplaats.nl/v/audio-tv-en-foto/platenspelers/m1862189640-michell-technoarm-i GYRODEC … https://www.subito.it/audio-video/ja-michell-gyrodec-milano-446545934.htm ODESSEY … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649874788-ja-michell-engineering-odyssey-2004-limited-edition-45/ GYRODEC … https://usato.audiograffiti.com/annunci/giradischi-bracci-testine/300206/ ORBE SE … […]

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YOU ARE GROUNDED, SON: Turntable grounding opinions?

Hi hoping to be spoon fed some nuggets of advice on grounding from a knowledgable fishie or 2 My turntable has a grounding wire attached to the underside of the bearing assembly, as well as the more traditional ground wire alongside the tonearm cable. I have 2 issues to try and fix – one is […]

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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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