I've always wanted..

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Re: I've always wanted..

Post by kingman » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:25 pm

Dave’s Silver 1 pre amp.
In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!

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Re: I've always wanted..

Post by Snoop65 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:35 pm

kingman wrote:Dave’s Silver 1 pre amp.
Ditto!!!!! \:D/ :lol:
CARVER LIGHTSTAR REFERENCE+SUNFIRE CLASSIC TUBE PREAMPLIFIER+JBL XPL200+MUSIC HALL MMF-9.1+GRADO REFERENCE MASTER 1+Cayin CDT-17a =WOW!!!!!!

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Re: I've always wanted..

Post by Magnaryder » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:50 pm

X3

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Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.

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After searching for over a year...

Post by UncleMeat » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:46 pm

A proper home for this Pickering XSV-3000. Finally found a Marantz SLT-12U for it!!
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Re: I've always wanted..

Post by Magnaryder » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:50 pm

Now that is NICE!

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Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.

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Re: I've always wanted..

Post by Snoop65 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:47 pm

Beautiful table!!!!
CARVER LIGHTSTAR REFERENCE+SUNFIRE CLASSIC TUBE PREAMPLIFIER+JBL XPL200+MUSIC HALL MMF-9.1+GRADO REFERENCE MASTER 1+Cayin CDT-17a =WOW!!!!!!

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Re: I've always wanted..

Post by UncleMeat » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:03 am

Thanks Ray and Snoop! This was a basket case last week, a squashed stylus, plinth shifted off the base 3/8", dusty grimy, dried up grease in the bearing cup and grease on the scissor gears where there shouldn't be any. ](*,) The base looked like it had some moisture damage but the grain was not raised. :-({|=
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I spent all of Sunday going through it and fixing the tracking and tonearm lift problems, cleaned the wood and applied some Old English to re-color where the original stain was discolored. Cleaned up nicely!! =D>
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Re: I've always wanted..

Post by Magnaryder » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:04 pm

Russ, how's it sound?

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Re: I've always wanted..

Post by UncleMeat » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:14 pm

I went from a H/K ST-7 to the Marantz SLT-12 about 2 years ago. The standard SLT-12 has a Shure V-15 MK-1 cartridge glued into the headshell (no 1/2" mount). I managed to find an aftermarket sapphire stylus (Zarifa) from a seller in France. It sounded better than my HK ST-7 W/Pickering XV-15, but it never had that low end 'groove'/musicality. Since switching to the SLT-12-U with the Pickering XSV-3000, I've got that mid/low tone back AND it's quieter/smoother. I don't know why this TT ever got such poor reviews; the platter weighs 12#, and the tracking is effortless when it's set correctly.

To my ears it sounds great! I could see some people criticizing the tiny bit of wiggle in the tracking mechanism, but it does not seem to transmit to a resonance so maybe if there is any it's above the audible range.

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