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Old 11th December 2019, 04:32 PM
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Im here Stuart, but waiting for the £10000 turn table owner to comment .
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Old 12th December 2019, 01:53 PM
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Who wants an end of side lift or motor turn off on a turntable, just something else to go wrong.
Having spent years fixing these things they are just a pain in the a**e.

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Old 12th December 2019, 02:07 PM
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Must agree John, now we await Stuarts post I predict about two days reading . Bob
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Old 12th December 2019, 11:32 PM
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Yes John, I am very happy with my latest TT being a Denon DP-80 direct drive sunk into a CLD plinth built by Nigel (vinylspinner) and veneered by Colin Topps (Toppsy). A big improvement over my previous Garrard 401 in a Slatedeck imho. Coupled to an Audiomods Series 6, 10.5 inch carbon fibre arm, which has manual drop and lift, what more could I want? Certainly nothing automated.

Here’s a pic albeit with my previous Audiomods (Rega based) Series 5 arm.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/139667940@N02/283u9e
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Old 16th December 2019, 12:08 AM
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Yep also happy with the Turntables I own which are the British version AR.EB101 my first Table still runs well after all this time totally manual too

others are the rega 3 original plinths with twin pulley drive belts and rega RB250 custom.

And theirs my Thrones TD150 mkII and TD160 mkII .unmodified with Rega RB251 standard. On the 160

I have no plans on buying any another Turntables All work well with no fancy lifters or auto stops they just do what they were designed to do play records well
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Old 21st December 2019, 01:48 PM
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John have you actually seen a Kenwood arm lift mech. it's really simple, does not interfere in any way with the function/sound of the deck and only comes into play when the side is finished and after 11 years of ownership of a deck that has been used for something like 40 years has never malfunctioned.

Before the Kenwood I used manual only decks and I have scratched LPs - tired late at night or imbibed - never has happened since I had the Kenwood.

In record shops or car booting, how often have I seen LPs obviously scratched by manually lifting the arm. Nobody is perfect, it's easily done. Eliminating the possibility of naffing an LP is common sense - now hands up those who have never scratched an LP - Bob Orbell - mister perfect.
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Old 21st December 2019, 02:46 PM
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now hands up those who have never scratched an LP - Bob Orbell - mister perfect.
Was that really necessary Stuart ?
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Old 21st December 2019, 06:18 PM
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Thank you Philip, and a very happy Christmas to you Stuart . Perfect Bob
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