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davidro
10-03-2010, 04:26 AM
G'day all

Not sure if this has been done already but I couldn't find one so if it's a repeat the mod can kindly delete it perhaps.

As we all know, cartridge and tonearm take up big part of this vinyl hobby and we, or at least I, love their looks!

So why don't we show each other what we've got?! Here are my humble & modest parts! :banana:

http://pds18.egloos.com/pds/201010/03/37/f0018137_4ca827abe5f79.jpg
Ortofon

http://pds19.egloos.com/pds/201010/03/37/f0018137_4ca827c6be333.jpg
Hitachi PS48 tonearm

reneborg
10-03-2010, 11:25 AM
The tonearm is a Summiko MMT on a Sota Sapphire I was lucky enough to acquire recently for less than I could have ever dreamed of. I run this Ortofon OM-30, a Denon DL-160, and a Shure 97MXe on it.

cactuscowboy
10-03-2010, 11:57 AM
Perhaps the most interesting would be a recently completed DIY oak unipivot, with a Grado Platinum Reference cartridge. This was my first attempt at building a tonearm and the results are outstanding, from a listening/sound quality standpoint.

There's a continuous run of Cardas tonearm wire from cartridge to RCA jacks. The pivot is a jewel quality stainless steel with matching sapphire vee bearing. Adjustable overhang, VTA, VTF, but no antiskate installed yet. Effective length 12". Pivot point is level with surface of record on platter. Pivot point and stylus tip are at equal distance from center of tonearm wand. The counterweight is adjustable up-down in relation to the tonearm, so I can fine-tune center of gravity.

I do plan on building more DIY unipivots and refining the design.

dread31
10-03-2010, 12:31 PM
Perhaps the most interesting would be a recently completed DIY oak unipivot, with a Grado Platinum Reference cartridge. This was my first attempt at building a tonearm and the results are outstanding, from a listening/sound quality standpoint.

There's a continuous run of Cardas tonearm wire from cartridge to RCA jacks. The pivot is a jewel quality stainless steel with matching sapphire vee bearing. Adjustable overhang, VTA, VTF, but no antiskate installed yet. Effective length 12". Pivot point is level with surface of record on platter. Pivot point and stylus tip are at equal distance from center of tonearm wand. The counterweight is adjustable up-down in relation to the tonearm, so I can fine-tune center of gravity.

I do plan on building more DIY unipivots and refining the design.

Dude, that is awesome! My brain is now abuzz with notions of attempting something of this sort, thanks to you.

Dave

trutrent
10-03-2010, 12:57 PM
Reneborg beautiful setup my eyes are drooling.

Cactusbob that is amazing how you combine 2 loves of wood and music! very impressive.

dean man jim
10-03-2010, 02:21 PM
Micro Seiki MA-505XS arm, here on my modified TD-150. Cartridges include Empire 1000 ZE/X, Empire 600LAC, Empire LTD750, Empire 888TE, Acutex 410E, Pickering TL-2S, Sumiko Andante P-76, Astatic MF-200, SoundSmith-ed DL 103 in a diy wood body. A few images...

jeremyjustic
10-03-2010, 02:33 PM
ortofon 2m red on a thorens td 160, a match made in heaven by tiny baby angel hands:thmbsp:

Bob_in_OKC
10-03-2010, 02:40 PM
Here's me trying to align the Goldring 1042. This didn't work on the other point, though. Had to go much further forward.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/4802275114_695a834d46_z.jpg

melofelo
10-03-2010, 02:57 PM
hats off to cactuscowboy..that thing looks freaking awesome! :thmbsp:

Isotonic
10-03-2010, 04:51 PM
That's really cool Cactuscowboy. Is it a medium mass tonearm?

DC
10-03-2010, 04:54 PM
http://i827.photobucket.com/albums/zz198/PontiacMI/100_2843.jpg

KentTeffeteller
10-03-2010, 05:36 PM
Here's my favorite combo I ever had! Technics SP-25 motor unit, Audio-Technica ATP-16T tonearm with Stanton 681A broadcast cartridge installed. Here it is at work:

davidro
10-03-2010, 07:27 PM
Perhaps the most interesting would be a recently completed DIY oak unipivot, with a Grado Platinum Reference cartridge. This was my first attempt at building a tonearm and the results are outstanding, from a listening/sound quality standpoint.

There's a continuous run of Cardas tonearm wire from cartridge to RCA jacks. The pivot is a jewel quality stainless steel with matching sapphire vee bearing. Adjustable overhang, VTA, VTF, but no antiskate installed yet. Effective length 12". Pivot point is level with surface of record on platter. Pivot point and stylus tip are at equal distance from center of tonearm wand. The counterweight is adjustable up-down in relation to the tonearm, so I can fine-tune center of gravity.

I do plan on building more DIY unipivots and refining the design.

Hats off to the look! :drool:

RichardO
10-03-2010, 11:28 PM
The 2m Red has already been posted, but I haven't seen any linear trackers yet.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_mECMez1vNdg/TKlHg_jSKcI/AAAAAAAADxk/JOcE_j3Otjc/PX-3%20-%202m%20Red%20-%20Shot%202.jpg

Since a servo motor moves the tonearm across the entire record, the PX-3 is fully automatic. For this reason, its headshell lacks a finger lift.

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_mECMez1vNdg/TKlHg6T7dwI/AAAAAAAADxg/1krkAIjIGHY/PX-3%20-%202m%20Red%20-%20Closeup.jpg

reneborg
10-04-2010, 12:50 AM
What a bunch of great looking gear! Thanks for posting those pics!

So many turntables, tonearms, and cartridges .... so little time.

hags
10-04-2010, 01:53 PM
Picked up this NOS combo for $50 and I'm enjoying it on my Thorens TD-150 MkII ($10). Using an unfinished Cherry armboard for the time being.

The Syntec headshell that came with the arm (not shown) has a Shure V15 III HE on it which sounds absolutely fantastic on this combo.


http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd2/hagst3/IMG_3031.jpg

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd2/hagst3/IMG_3030.jpg

trutrent
10-04-2010, 04:59 PM
DC~ beautiful setup and photo

cactuscowboy
10-04-2010, 05:24 PM
That's really cool Cactuscowboy. Is it a medium mass tonearm?

Although I've got real world experience in product design and manufacturing, I lack an Engineering degree and have no formal training in physics or calculus. So a lot of this design was based on intuition and gut feeling. Getting into the process, it quickly became evident that there were many considerations: mass and distribution thereof, resonance properties of various shapes & materials used, pendulum effect, moment of inertia, center of gravity, etc.... A bit mind-boggling if one really starts thinking about.

To answer your question...

I did not calculate effective mass of the tonearm, and I'm not totally clear on how to do so. I've got a hunch it would be considered "medium" to "high" in respect to effective mass. In actual use (just over 1 week, about 80-90 LPs), the Grado Platinum sings beautifully and tracks very well. It performs far beyond my expectations and challenges any assumption that "professional design" and "cost a lot of money" are prerequisites for excellent performance in a tonearm.

The next design will also be unipivot, correcting errors made in this one and further refining performance.

davidro
10-04-2010, 07:18 PM
Picked up this NOS combo for $50 and I'm enjoying it on my Thorens TD-150 MkII ($10). Using an unfinished Cherry armboard for the time being.

The Syntec headshell that came with the arm (not shown) has a Shure V15 III HE on it which sounds absolutely fantastic on this combo.


That's a hell of bargain. A lotta jealous from here :tears:

onepixel
10-04-2010, 07:21 PM
Perhaps the most interesting would be a recently completed DIY oak unipivot, with a Grado Platinum Reference cartridge. This was my first attempt at building a tonearm and the results are outstanding, from a listening/sound quality standpoint.

There's a continuous run of Cardas tonearm wire from cartridge to RCA jacks. The pivot is a jewel quality stainless steel with matching sapphire vee bearing. Adjustable overhang, VTA, VTF, but no antiskate installed yet. Effective length 12". Pivot point is level with surface of record on platter. Pivot point and stylus tip are at equal distance from center of tonearm wand. The counterweight is adjustable up-down in relation to the tonearm, so I can fine-tune center of gravity.

I do plan on building more DIY unipivots and refining the design.

Very cool and awesome engineering!

bob smog
10-04-2010, 08:03 PM
Stanton 500 with weird Stanton unipivot arm
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2170/2657700499_69b927bbab.jpg

GE A1-501 arm with GE cart
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3081/2697363150_863e2ab9af.jpg

Grado Wooden Lab arm with Stanton?
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/134/368523106_89f339a013.jpg

Aerobat
10-04-2010, 08:17 PM
Harman Kardon T55C.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/370002/HK%20T55C%20016.jpg

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/370002/HK%20T55C%20023.jpg

Fasterdamnit
10-04-2010, 08:26 PM
AT13, elliptical stylus that came on CL find JVC QL-A2. Now with clayed plinth and undercoated platter.

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=893&pictureid=7185

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=893&pictureid=7184

Fasterdamnit
10-04-2010, 08:29 PM
And the Big Boy-
Denon DP-59L with OM plus Digtrac 200NE.

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=893&pictureid=6261

DENNYDOG
10-04-2010, 08:39 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4233853415_df002f7d18_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4442403753_6318dd9d7c_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/4252607409_18252721a8.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4152/5052324801_1a67615cd3_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/5052324811_1704b3a60f_z.jpg

Fasterdamnit
10-04-2010, 08:47 PM
OoooooOOOooooo!!

The Stanton on the gold disc is just art!!

davidro
10-04-2010, 08:51 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/4252607409_18252721a8.jpgg[/IMG]

Awesome shot. Amazing.

DENNYDOG
10-04-2010, 08:55 PM
Thanks guys. The Stanton is on my Technics SL-110 with my diy carbon fiber straight arm. It's not completely finished yet but far enough along where I can listen to it. I had to remove the brush as I thought it sounds a lot better without it. It's got a new shibata stylus from LP gear that I'm working on breaking in.

The other pic is my PA-1000 arm on my modded PL-61. I have yet to spin a record on it but the plan is to finish it this fall.

RDecartridge
10-04-2010, 09:03 PM
http://i54.tinypic.com/4t3cpk.jpg

Dadbar
10-04-2010, 10:20 PM
Shure V15VxMR on Mayware Formula IV Mark III....modified AR XA

cactuscowboy
10-04-2010, 10:50 PM
Thanks guys. The Stanton is on my Technics SL-110 with my diy carbon fiber straight arm. It's not completely finished yet but far enough along where I can listen to it. I had to remove the brush as I thought it sounds a lot better without it. It's got a new shibata stylus from LP gear that I'm working on breaking in.


Wow!

Certainly piqued my interest.

Tell us more about the tonearm. What is it? Why the carbon fibre straight arm?

I'm also interested in that headshell... manufacturer/model?

Looks good!

Stanton681EEES
10-05-2010, 01:52 AM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4233853415_df002f7d18_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4442403753_6318dd9d7c_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/4252607409_18252721a8.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4152/5052324801_1a67615cd3_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/5052324811_1704b3a60f_z.jpg

Two Questions:

1 How do you like your Nagaoka MP11 Boron
2 What arm and what Stanton cartridge/stylus are you using on your SL110?

I have a boron as well using the standard MP11 stylus, hence my question...........

miner
10-05-2010, 08:06 AM
Rega P7/RB700 arm/Dynavector DV20X-H

kcc123
10-05-2010, 08:11 AM
SAEC 308L tonearm and Shure M75ED cartridge

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1130123copy.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1130126copy.jpg

kcc123
10-05-2010, 08:24 AM
Stanton 681EE cartridge


http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1130023copy.jpg


http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1130026copy.jpg


Stanton 681EEE

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1130062copy.jpg


http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/DSC03089copy.jpg

kcc123
10-05-2010, 08:33 AM
ADC XLM mk2 Super cartridge

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1120997copy.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1120982copy.jpg

ADC XLM mk3 Improved cartridge

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/DSC03224copy.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/ADCXLMmk3046copy.jpg

davidro
10-05-2010, 08:44 AM
Amazing photos guys. I'm drooling and looking into my bank balance!

jamesPclay
10-06-2010, 02:52 AM
The ubiquitous Shure M97xE

http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae282/jamesPclay/SDC10967.jpg

catman
10-06-2010, 03:04 AM
G'day all, my Ham Radio Shack Kenwood KD-1500 / M97xE loaded at 62 k playing Bill Evans/ Jim Hall Jazz. :thmbsp: Regards, Felix aka catman.

kcc123
10-06-2010, 04:50 AM
Ortofon MC20


http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1130149copy.jpg


http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1130164copy.jpg

kcc123
10-06-2010, 06:42 PM
AT OC9

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/DSC01777copy.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/ATOC93.jpg

Denon 304

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1130200copy.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1130204copy.jpg

jamisue
10-06-2010, 06:56 PM
Im just curious why would you have more then one tonearm on a turntable?

kcc123
10-06-2010, 08:47 PM
Because it looks cute, heheh!

Cartridges do not sound the same, so are the tonearms and turntables. In fact, there is not a universal tonearm that can suit all kinds of cartridges, so in order to match a cartridge perfectly, it would be best to have different tonearms fitted on a turntable and partner the cartridge accordingly. Some cartridges like mass, the heavier, and the better they will sound. The Denon 103 and Shure M3D, for instance, love high mass arms to perform at their best. But on the other hand, high compliance cartridges like the Sonus Blue Gold, which has a compliance of 50 cu, will no doubt need a very low mass arm as a result. However sometimes synergy also plays a major role despite the cartridge compliance matches the arm mass perfectly.

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/Turntables234.jpg

davidro
10-06-2010, 10:11 PM
Im just curious why would you have more then one tonearm on a turntable?

I used to wonder about that, too. Now I do feel it would be great if I could have a tone-arm with a mono cartridge and another with a stereo cartridge.

cactuscowboy
10-06-2010, 11:19 PM
Because it looks cute, heheh!

Cartridges do not sound the same, so are the tonearms and turntables. In fact, there is not a universal tonearm that can suit all kinds of cartridges, so in order to match a cartridge perfectly, it would be best to have different tonearms fitted on a turntable and partner the cartridge accordingly. Some cartridges like mass, the heavier, and the better they will sound. The Denon 103 and Shure M3D, for instance, love high mass arms to perform at their best. But on the other hand, high compliance cartridges like the Sonus Blue Gold, which has a compliance of 50 cu, will no doubt need a very low mass arm as a result. However sometimes synergy also plays a major role despite the cartridge compliance matches the arm mass perfectly.

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/Turntables234.jpg

WHOO HOO! Love those turntables w/multiple tonearms. The one on the right is a Technics SP-15, correct? :thmbsp::thmbsp:

Aerobat
10-07-2010, 08:04 AM
Because it looks cute, heheh!

Cartridges do not sound the same, so are the tonearms and turntables. In fact, there is not a universal tonearm that can suit all kinds of cartridges, so in order to match a cartridge perfectly, it would be best to have different tonearms fitted on a turntable and partner the cartridge accordingly. Some cartridges like mass, the heavier, and the better they will sound. The Denon 103 and Shure M3D, for instance, love high mass arms to perform at their best. But on the other hand, high compliance cartridges like the Sonus Blue Gold, which has a compliance of 50 cu, will no doubt need a very low mass arm as a result. However sometimes synergy also plays a major role despite the cartridge compliance matches the arm mass perfectly.

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/Turntables234.jpg

How about a wider shot of the racks, and some info about the gear? What a setup! :drool:

kcc123
10-07-2010, 08:36 AM
WHOO HOO! Love those turntables w/multiple tonearms. The one on the right is a Technics SP-15, correct? :thmbsp::thmbsp:

Yes, it is a Technics SP-15 on an acrylic plinth.:D

kcc123
10-07-2010, 09:06 AM
Here are some more pictures of my rack as well as more gear.

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/Turntables258copy.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/Cartridges120copy.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/Turntables428copy.jpg

I have no intention to list everything as there are simply too many, so most of my equipment is being stored in the garage as I donít have enough space in the sitting room to accommodate all. Also my wife, no doubt, would complain.

Stanton681EEES
10-07-2010, 09:29 AM
Here are some more pictures of my rack as well as more gear.

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/Turntables258copy.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/Cartridges120copy.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/Turntables428copy.jpg

I have no intention to list everything as there are simply too many, so most of my equipment is being stored in the garage as I donít have enough space in the sitting room to accommodate all. Also my wife, no doubt, would complain.

Boy would i love to come over to your house:thmbsp:

kcc123
10-07-2010, 11:08 AM
Sorry, two of the pictures were missing in the post.

MWalt
10-07-2010, 11:17 AM
Sumiko Premier FT-3 with a Denon DL-160 cart


http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l83/desperado915/DSCN3486.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l83/desperado915/DSCN3482.jpg

fmueller
10-07-2010, 11:19 AM
Mitsubishi-LT20 with AT Signet cartridge

http://www.fmueller.com/wp-content/gallery/audio-gear/AT-Signet-3.jpg

http://www.fmueller.com/wp-content/gallery/audio-gear/AT-Signet-2.jpg

http://www.fmueller.com/wp-content/gallery/audio-gear/AT-Signet-1.jpg

Onkyo-CP-1000A-4 with ADC Series 1

http://www.fmueller.com/wp-content/gallery/audio-gear/ADC-Series1-1.jpg

http://www.fmueller.com/wp-content/gallery/audio-gear/ADC-Series1-2.jpg

Balifly
10-07-2010, 12:15 PM
Yes, it is a Technics SP-15 on an acrylic plinth.:D

Could you elaborate on that, it is most intriguing!!!:scratch2:

Who designed the plinth and the support system?
How were the tonearms measure for their mounting?
What are the different tonearms?
What are the different cartridges mounted on them?

It needs a new thread!:music:

Aerobat
10-07-2010, 01:04 PM
Mitsubishi-LT20 with AT Signet cartridge

http://www.fmueller.com/wp-content/gallery/audio-gear/AT-Signet-3.jpg

http://www.fmueller.com/wp-content/gallery/audio-gear/AT-Signet-2.jpg

http://www.fmueller.com/wp-content/gallery/audio-gear/AT-Signet-1.jpg

Onkyo-CP-1000A-4 with ADC Series 1

http://www.fmueller.com/wp-content/gallery/audio-gear/ADC-Series1-1.jpg

http://www.fmueller.com/wp-content/gallery/audio-gear/ADC-Series1-2.jpg

Great photography! How did you get those shots? And, don't you have dust in your house? :D

cactuscowboy
10-07-2010, 01:16 PM
Here are some more pictures of my rack as well as more gear.

Dang it! Drooling on my keyboard.... :drool:

Awesome! :thmbsp::thmbsp:

cactuscowboy
10-07-2010, 01:19 PM
Looking at Aerobat's beautiful macro photos, it's clear I need to upgrade my camera.... :)

kcc123
10-07-2010, 03:31 PM
Could you elaborate on that, it is most intriguing!!!:scratch2:

Who designed the plinth and the support system?
How were the tonearms measure for their mounting?
What are the different tonearms?
What are the different cartridges mounted on them?

It needs a new thread!:music:

Hi Balifly,

It was my own idea because I assumed that an acrylic plinth would be attractive and aesthetically very pleasing to the eyes. I had thought about using wood, MDF and slate as the material for the plinth but I finally chose acrylic which is normally easy to get cut and handled as wood and MDF will need to be painted or veneered as well. Slate is very heavy and expensive and I don’t have the special tools to do the job unless it is done by professionals.

At first, I ordered and bought a piece of 40mm thick polished acrylic from a shop, then cut the large size hole for the motor with a router, measured and drilled the small tonearm mounting holes with the help of templates which were provided and come with the tonearms when they were bought brand new many years ago.

I decoupled the whole turntable with acrylic footers at the beginning, but changed them to Audio Technica AT 605 Insulators and finally magnetic floaters at the end.

I have 20 tonearms in total and I keep swapping among them from time to time. The most frequently used tonearms are: Micro Seiki MA 505S, SAEC 308L, AT 1100. AT 1010, Grace 747, Mission 774 Original, Audiocraft AC3000 Silver Ltd, Linn Ittok and Rega 300(Incognito rewired, Michell Technoweight, Origin Live VTA adjuster) etc.

There are over 50 cartridges in my possession, including MM, MC and semi- conductor. The main ones that I normally play with are Denon 103R(aluminum body), AT 33ANV, ADC TRX-2, AT OC9, Ortofon M20FL Super, Ortofon 530 mk2, Orton MC15 mk2, Entre EC-1, Empire 2000E mk4, AT 14SA, Technics 205C mk3 and…..

KT88Lover
10-07-2010, 03:53 PM
Perhaps the most interesting would be a recently completed DIY oak unipivot, with a Grado Platinum Reference cartridge. This was my first attempt at building a tonearm and the results are outstanding, from a listening/sound quality standpoint.

There's a continuous run of Cardas tonearm wire from cartridge to RCA jacks. The pivot is a jewel quality stainless steel with matching sapphire vee bearing. Adjustable overhang, VTA, VTF, but no antiskate installed yet. Effective length 12". Pivot point is level with surface of record on platter. Pivot point and stylus tip are at equal distance from center of tonearm wand. The counterweight is adjustable up-down in relation to the tonearm, so I can fine-tune center of gravity.

I do plan on building more DIY unipivots and refining the design.

Very nice; minimalism is a beautiful thing.

Jim

onepixel
10-07-2010, 05:28 PM
http://onepixeldesign.com/photo/AT15SA_SR-838.jpg

http://onepixeldesign.com/photo/Blackwidow_Stanton1.jpg

http://onepixeldesign.com/photo/Blackwidow_Stanton2.jpg

Jody Thornton
10-07-2010, 05:34 PM
Here's my favorite combo I ever had! Technics SP-25 motor unit, Audio-Technica ATP-16T tonearm with Stanton 681A broadcast cartridge installed. Here it is at work:

How do Stanton Broadcast cartridges actuaslly sound in a home hi-fi setup? I've used them on AM music stations, but the wideband AM modulation monitor is hardly a good reference is it?

Does it use conical grinds only or are eliptical tips also available for it? Ours were only conical so we could back cue.

jamisue
10-07-2010, 06:08 PM
I mean the table a couple posts ago that has 3 arms mounted

Grainger49
10-07-2010, 07:17 PM
I mean the table a couple posts ago that has 3 arms mounted

His answer was post #43 under your question.

kcc123
10-07-2010, 07:24 PM
LOL! Actually I have another custom built JVC turntable that accommodates 3 tonearms as well.

kcc123
10-07-2010, 07:25 PM
The only moving coil model ADC has ever made- the ADC MC1.5 cartridge.

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/DSC02694copy.jpg

Jody Thornton
10-07-2010, 07:28 PM
Picked up this NOS combo for $50 and I'm enjoying it on my Thorens TD-150 MkII ($10). Using an unfinished Cherry armboard for the time being.

The Syntec headshell that came with the arm (not shown) has a Shure V15 III HE on it which sounds absolutely fantastic on this combo.


http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd2/hagst3/IMG_3031.jpg

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd2/hagst3/IMG_3030.jpg

Sorry for the dumb question. Is Syntec the name of the arm? There were two stations I worked at that used these arms on the Technics SP-25 table. I wanted to identify these arms.

Jody Thornton
10-07-2010, 07:35 PM
http://onepixeldesign.com/photo/Blackwidow_Stanton1.jpg

http://onepixeldesign.com/photo/Blackwidow_Stanton2.jpg

You're the guy I was trying to find...lol. I love that Black Widow arm on the Pioneer. Is it as nice sounding as it looks? Forgive my drooling, please.
:P

davidro
10-07-2010, 07:55 PM
http://onepixeldesign.com/photo/Blackwidow_Stanton1.jpg

Love the VU Meter!

totem
10-07-2010, 08:21 PM
SME 3012 Type 1 Shure V 15

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z196/totem02/tts2250sme3012028.jpg


http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z196/totem02/tts2250sme3012025.jpg

AudioSoul
10-07-2010, 09:10 PM
There is just something sexy about 12" tonearms. No matter what brand.
No I am not gay.........

Brett a
10-07-2010, 09:11 PM
http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=231660&d=1285020974

onepixel
10-07-2010, 09:24 PM
You're the guy I was trying to find...lol. I love that Black Widow arm on the Pioneer. Is it as nice sounding as it looks? Forgive my drooling, please.
:P


I really like it. :)

mcdan
10-07-2010, 09:55 PM
Here's my SAEC WE-308New with Supex SD-900 mkIV
Dan

davidro
10-07-2010, 11:23 PM
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z196/totem02/tts2250sme3012025.jpg

That elegant weight thread at the end somehow makes me breathless :drool:

Satch
10-08-2010, 09:12 AM
Wow... some amazing cartridge/arms and dito photography! :thmbsp:

Here's my shot, and yes, that's dust on the needle... :yikes:

http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/3313/80503716.jpg

Grainger49
10-08-2010, 12:05 PM
I can't see your arm. What is it?

Satch
10-08-2010, 01:11 PM
There you go:

http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/9416/95206044.jpg

Goldmund T5 lineair tonearm with a (dusty) Lyra Dorian cartridge.

Aerobat
10-08-2010, 02:07 PM
KAB Discmaster with the last remaining Stanton D3000e NOS Stylus (sounds awesome):

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/370002/KAB%20Discmaster.jpg

Ortofon OM20 with redneck headshell weight

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/370002/Ortofon%20OM20-4.jpg:

Tripod
10-08-2010, 04:18 PM
African Blackwood cart/FG11 Gyger Ruby on a Grace G-727 Gyro Master arm spinning on a 301 Garrard grease bearing motor unit.

Very, very impressive gears and photography out of this world, gents.

@cactuscowboy

My compliments to you for showing that beautiful woody unipivot. Very stylish and fine workmanship.

tripod

Grainger49
10-08-2010, 04:25 PM
Satch, excellent! Thanks, it is beautiful.

convivialist
10-08-2010, 09:29 PM
Museum quality, vintage Thorens 124 II. Very high WAF on this turntable. My wife likes it so much that she will occasionally change the record for me when we're listening together -- if I agree to open the wine.

I love the systems you guys have by the way -- stunning. Mine is decidedly old school, but I love the old stuff if it's well made.

234468

234471

kcc123
10-09-2010, 06:35 AM
My aluminium body Denon 103R:-

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1130262copy.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1130247copy.jpg

poppachubby
10-09-2010, 08:13 AM
Nagaoka MP-200 on Stanton H4S / Pioneer PL-41 arm...not the greatest pic.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4106/5064190947_c561093ee2.jpg

the_nines
10-09-2010, 10:15 AM
Here's one of mine:

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n201/evanged/IMG_2544.jpg

Cart: Benz Ref3

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n201/evanged/IMG_2460.jpg

Sweet!

Jody Thornton
10-09-2010, 05:30 PM
African Blackwood cart/FG11 Gyger Ruby on a Grace G-727 Gyro Master arm spinning on a 301 Garrard grease bearing motor unit.

Very, very impressive gears and photography out of this world, gents.

@cactuscowboy

My compliments to you for showing that beautiful woody unipivot. Very stylish and fine workmanship.

tripod


The stylus cantilever height seems to stay in place on yours. Is that only because it tracks so low? I have only seen that on a P-Mount cart 25 years ago, on my brother-in-laws Technics LT table. I track at 1.75g at the most, and yet, on my carts, the cantilever always squishes up into the crtridge body. I know that's OK, and they track fine, but I've always wondered how you can get a cantilever to maintain a nice slope like that even while playing.

RDecartridge
10-09-2010, 07:06 PM
My aluminium body Denon 103R:-

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1130262copy.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1130247copy.jpg

These are beautiful, skilled photos.

Tripod
10-09-2010, 08:03 PM
The stylus cantilever height seems to stay in place on yours. Is that only because it tracks so low? I have only seen that on a P-Mount cart 25 years ago, on my brother-in-laws Technics LT table. I track at 1.75g at the most, and yet, on my carts, the cantilever always squishes up into the crtridge body. I know that's OK, and they track fine, but I've always wondered how you can get a cantilever to maintain a nice slope like that even while playing.

Hi Jody

The cantilever has been set at 28 degrees without any mistracking at all. The cart also has a totally different, supple suspension system - the usual mono filament suspension wire has been replaced with a fine, stranded cable.

tripod

bigaltx24
10-09-2010, 11:07 PM
How about a Grado Red on a Linn Basik.

fmueller
10-10-2010, 02:02 AM
Great photography! How did you get those shots? And, don't you have dust in your house? :D

Thanks! I have been into photography for longer than I have been into audio. For the shots above, I used a Canon Rebel XT DSLR camera with a Canon EF 100/2.8 macro lens on a tripod. I might have put in some extra dusting effort before taking those shots :D

jimreeves
10-10-2010, 03:28 PM
Luxman TA-1 derivative arm on a PD-277. AT7V cart with AT440ML stylus.

http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/jimreeves1/TA-1.jpg

MrIgotNomoney
10-10-2010, 04:34 PM
TD 124, SME 3009 metal knifes and the Ortofon.
A marrige made in heaven.

bob

BHamm
10-10-2010, 05:28 PM
Couple pics of my newly re-tipped (Soundsmith) Clearaudio Aurum Alph MkII.

jleon92f
10-10-2010, 05:35 PM
Perhaps the most interesting would be a recently completed DIY oak unipivot, with a Grado Platinum Reference cartridge. This was my first attempt at building a tonearm and the results are outstanding, from a listening/sound quality standpoint.

There's a continuous run of Cardas tonearm wire from cartridge to RCA jacks. The pivot is a jewel quality stainless steel with matching sapphire vee bearing. Adjustable overhang, VTA, VTF, but no antiskate installed yet. Effective length 12". Pivot point is level with surface of record on platter. Pivot point and stylus tip are at equal distance from center of tonearm wand. The counterweight is adjustable up-down in relation to the tonearm, so I can fine-tune center of gravity.

I do plan on building more DIY unipivots and refining the design.

You are very talented! Beautiful job...:thmbsp:
Patent office...:scratch2:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4086/5064764668_311da548b4_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12113091@N02/5064764668/)sounds_great (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12113091@N02/5064764668/) by jleon92f (http://www.flickr.com/people/12113091@N02/), on Flickr

AT3600 on my SL-1700...Sounds fantastic.

Thanks,
John.:music::D

kcc123
10-10-2010, 06:29 PM
These are beautiful, skilled photos.

Hi,
Thank you for your comment! I still consider myself a learner as there is so much to learn in photography.

kcc123
10-10-2010, 07:06 PM
Empire 2000E mk4

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/DSC00208copy-1.jpg


http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/DSC07574copy-1.jpg

davidro
10-10-2010, 07:22 PM
Couple pics of my newly re-tipped (Soundsmith) Clearaudio Aurum Alph MkII.

How does re-tipping affect the sound, if at any?

davidro
10-10-2010, 07:23 PM
Empire 2000E mk4

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/DSC00208copy-1.jpg


http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/DSC07574copy-1.jpg

That's one elegant cartridge coupled with great photography :thmbsp:

hags
10-10-2010, 07:44 PM
Sorry for the dumb question. Is Syntec the name of the arm? There were two stations I worked at that used these arms on the Technics SP-25 table. I wanted to identify these arms.

Yes, they were manufactured under a few names, Syntec S 220 and the Japan Piezo PU-402 to name just two.

the keester
10-10-2010, 11:22 PM
nice pics

RickB
10-11-2010, 12:21 AM
Benz H2O:
http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/4109/pioneer5.jpg

Shure M-3D on Pioneer PL-41:
http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/2924/shurem3d.jpg

A bunch of cartridges and my Micro Seki BL-51/ATP-12T combo just hanging around:
http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/2459/carts.jpg

RickB
10-11-2010, 02:23 PM
Grado Blue:

http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/4121/bluegrado.jpg

RickB
10-11-2010, 02:28 PM
B&O SP-12:
http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/3666/bosp.jpg


AT3200:
http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/3261/atmc.jpg

Grainger49
10-11-2010, 04:27 PM
Rick,

Is that a classic old 70s Ortofon I see there?

RickB
10-11-2010, 05:24 PM
Nope, it's a B&O SP 12 series...it was kind of knackered, but I found replacement styli for the thing in my collection of stuff, and you had to take the little stylus assembly out of the plastic/metal cone tip to replace it....they also sold the completed stylus assembly, and I have one, but had a couple of just the styli to stick inside the thing...talk about fiddly bits!

The one after it is an Audio Technica AT3200, the HOMC with a replaceable stylus assembly, and I have a few new elliptical and a few new conical stylus assemblies for it...

Rybeam
10-11-2010, 06:24 PM
RickB, did you modify the Grado blue? Do I see strips of lead {?} either side of the stylus?

eis01
10-11-2010, 07:08 PM
Shure M91 with the LPGear Hyper-elliptical stylus :music:

RickB
10-11-2010, 07:10 PM
RickB, did you modify the Grado blue? Do I see strips of lead {?} either side of the stylus?

Nope, that's just the bottom of the plastic Prestige series body, it's all stock.

Aerobat
10-11-2010, 07:20 PM
Thanks to Davidro for starting this thread! Awesome photography, and awesome gear. Here's a repeat of one of mine:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/370002/Pickering%20XSV-3000.jpg

Fred T
10-11-2010, 10:00 PM
A rare Orty but needs a stylus.

BHamm
10-12-2010, 10:21 AM
How does re-tipping affect the sound, if at any?

I wiped out the original stylus and had it rebuilt out of necessity. Yes, it was slightly improved.

kcc123
10-12-2010, 06:36 PM
Shure M7D cartridge (with N21 stylus)

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/DSC02977copy.jpg

whell
10-12-2010, 10:07 PM
Here's one of my "Franken-cartridges": A Stanton 890SA with an LP Gear Hyper-elliptical stylus for a Stanton 88x series. Its going for a ride in a TP-16 tonearm on a Thorens TD-145.

http://audiokarma.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=393&pictureid=4961

jgordon
10-13-2010, 12:02 AM
Here's my AT150MLX on an Ittok LV II.
http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=235134&d=1286942522

kcc123
10-13-2010, 02:15 PM
Pickering UV-15

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1080138copy.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/DSC03355copy-1.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1080129copy.jpg

the_nines
10-17-2010, 07:35 AM
Here's a couple more:

Ortofon X5-MC:
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n201/evanged/IMG_3183.jpg

Ortofon 2M Blue:
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n201/evanged/IMG_3187.jpg

Clearaudio Aurum Classics:
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n201/evanged/IMG_3190.jpg

Elitemav
10-18-2010, 05:40 PM
http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/5097/28999623.jpg

WntrMute2
10-18-2010, 06:57 PM
SME-V holding a MB SH Glider

HIFI-Metal
10-18-2010, 07:21 PM
I dont know much about cartridges (yet) so Im just using the one that came on the turntable when I bought it. A Signet MR e, can anyone comment on the quality of this cartridge?

http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/a76253161c.jpg

Aerobat
10-18-2010, 08:06 PM
SME-V holding a MB SH Glider

How on earth did you get those shots of the diamond?

WntrMute2
10-19-2010, 06:25 AM
It was suprisingly low-tech and easy. I used my hand-held Sony Cybershot point and shoot camera. Set to macro. Focused on the flat area right where the cantilever sticks out as the camera won't focus on the stylus. Its just too small. Then once the image was transfered to my computer, I enlarged it there. I used whatever program came with the computer. I think it is Microsoft Picture Viewer. You can also do it in Power Point. At some point the image breaks down but there seems to be a sweet spot.

Machineghost
10-19-2010, 08:59 AM
In a B&W mood... my Dynavector Karat 17D3 on a Rega RB300

http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt230/recordplayer33/Audio%20Adventures/crts01.jpg

Aerobat
11-04-2010, 05:48 PM
Reviving this thread with my latest acquisition. Spinning Brothers in Arms, pure bliss :music::music:

Even has Pickering headshell wires for that extra touch of authenticity :yes:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/370002/XV-15%20625E%20001.jpg

davidro
11-04-2010, 06:27 PM
Well, since I've got a new deck and a cartridge:

http://pds18.egloos.com/pds/201011/03/37/f0018137_4cd1405cc2f04.jpg
I felt so fortunate to have got the original anti-skating weight. A lot of secondhand decks often miss this little piece which can be a bummer.

http://pds19.egloos.com/pds/201011/03/37/f0018137_4cd14066ebd93.jpg
Yamaha MC-21. Apparently a HOMC. I saw someone said it's not a v good cart but the marriage between this cartridge and my GT-750 (which is incestuous!) is like a good glass of Shiraz and lamb cutlet!

Aerobat
11-04-2010, 07:03 PM
schweet

Flammaster
11-04-2010, 07:32 PM
Next time try Lamb with a good Belgian Triple Ale! (seriously I'm a chef and former beer manager)

kcc123
11-04-2010, 08:03 PM
Fidelity Research MC201(VDH retipped)

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1120456copy.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1120444copy.jpg

Aerobat
11-04-2010, 08:20 PM
Great photography.

kcc123
11-04-2010, 09:07 PM
Hi Mark,
Thank you!

kcc123
11-04-2010, 09:48 PM
SAEC 308L tonearm

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1130162.jpg

Ortofon MC20 cartridge

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1130157copy.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1120968copy.jpg

davidro
11-04-2010, 11:27 PM
Next time try Lamb with a good Belgian Triple Ale! (seriously I'm a chef and former beer manager)

LOL if I ever run into that ale I sure will!

Fidelity Research MC201(VDH retipped)

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1120456copy.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1120444copy.jpg

That's one beautiful, somewhat cyber-punk like cart. What does it sound like?

Jonesy09
11-05-2010, 01:49 AM
Man this is a great thread. Lots of stuff I'll never ever own. So, to represent the cheap end of the spectrum.....

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=237773&d=1288461899

.....on the Denon DP-300F arm....

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=237772&d=1288461899

tomnxx
11-05-2010, 03:10 AM
Here is mine, Clearaudio Unify 10", Denon DL-103

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b150/tomnxx/Audio/Miequipo/P1070011.jpg

Best regards!!!

davidro
11-05-2010, 03:20 AM
Here is mine, Clearaudio Unify 10", Denon DL-103

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b150/tomnxx/Audio/Miequipo/P1070011.jpg

Best regards!!!

That's one exotic looking arm :thmbsp:

kcc123
11-05-2010, 05:12 AM
LOL if I ever run into that ale I sure will!



That's one beautiful, somewhat cyber-punk like cart. What does it sound like?

It sounds excellent though it needs a very high gain stage or SUT as its output is so low at 0.12mV. The Soundsmith retipped FR MC 201 on an Ittok sounds even better to my ears, comparable to the Ortofon MC3000 mk2 on the same arm.

Close-up picture of the VDH MC201

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1120394-1.jpg

Soundsmith retipped FR MC 201 with ruby cantilever

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1100591copy.jpg

davidro
11-06-2010, 10:28 PM
It sounds excellent though it needs a very high gain stage or SUT as its output is so low at 0.12mV. The Soundsmith retipped FR MC 201 on an Ittok sounds even better to my ears, comparable to the Ortofon MC3000 mk2 on the same arm.


0.12mV, that's one genuine L.O.M.C.! :thmbsp:

kcc123
11-07-2010, 12:15 PM
Audio Technica AT 37E cartridge (the little brother of the legendary AT1000) - It has a frequency response of 10-50000 Hz and an output of 0.1mV only.

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/Cartridges847copy.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/DSC02713copy.jpg

Trower
11-07-2010, 01:57 PM
Wow... some amazing cartridge/arms and dito photography! :thmbsp:

Here's my shot, and yes, that's dust on the needle... :yikes:

http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/3313/80503716.jpg

No Lyra deserves that!:nono::nono: Invest in a Magic Eraser!

TSheaZ28
11-07-2010, 04:13 PM
Rega P2 w/ Audio Technica AT7V. Sounds great to me!

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p64/TSheaZ28/IMG_1937.jpg

davidro
11-07-2010, 05:08 PM
Audio Technica AT 37E cartridge (the little brother of the legendary AT1000) - It has a frequency response of 10-50000 Hz and an output of 0.1mV only.


Geeez, what vinyl records are capable of 10-50000 Hz? That's an impressive spec. And that's only a 'little brother'??

poppachubby
11-07-2010, 05:13 PM
Geeez, what vinyl records are capable of 10-50000 Hz? That's an impressive spec. And that's only a 'little brother'??

More importantly, what ears? I imagine all the neighbourhood dogs appreciate that 50000Hz.

jayczar
11-07-2010, 06:15 PM
http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/2005/shure1.jpg



http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/4320/shure2.jpg

DallasK
11-07-2010, 11:16 PM
Clearaudio Maestro MM on Clearaudio Performance SE TT with satisfy carbon fiber tone arm.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs993.snc4/76605_453745509491_540879491_5775635_6153462_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs988.snc4/76128_453745439491_540879491_5775633_1737434_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs889.snc4/72269_453745454491_540879491_5775634_127470_n.jpg

kcc123
11-08-2010, 01:36 AM
Geeez, what vinyl records are capable of 10-50000 Hz? That's an impressive spec. And that's only a 'little brother'??

Actually the frequency response of both the AT1000 and AT37E is the same. They differ in their cantilevers; the AT1000 is diamond but ruby for the AT37E.
Though you thought that the spec of the AT37E was impressive, then, what if I tell you the Technics 205C mk3 is better still, with a frequency response of 5Hz - 80 kHz. Hehe! It is not the best yet. My Technics P205 mk4 can achieve 5Hz - 100 kHz, sadly, I could hardly hear anything above 16 KHz.

Technics 205C mk3
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/DSC02944copy.jpg

dean man jim
11-08-2010, 07:59 AM
Acutex LPM 315 III STR
"Perfect STR" stylus
freq response 20-40klz
20-20khz +/- .75 db!
32 db separation at 1 khz
output voltage 3.5

A real sleeper!
Review here: http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/frr.pl?ranlg&1272832599&&&/ACUTEX-LPM-315-III-STR-Cartridge

Trower
11-08-2010, 02:11 PM
Acutex LPM 315 III STR
"Perfect STR" stylus
freq response 20-40klz
20-20khz +/- .75 db!
32 db separation at 1 khz
output voltage 3.5

A real sleeper!
Review here: http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/frr.pl?ranlg&1272832599&&&/ACUTEX-LPM-315-III-STR-Cartridge

Were did ya grab that little gem?

dean man jim
11-08-2010, 04:00 PM
Were did ya grab that little gem?

Picked up the NOS stylus in May, then started looking for the LPM body. Took about 5 months but worth it!

kcc123
11-08-2010, 05:15 PM
Signet TK7E cartridge

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/SignetTK7E041copy.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/SignetTK7E039copy.jpg

davidro
11-08-2010, 05:20 PM
Actually the frequency response of both the AT1000 and AT37E is the same. They differ in their cantilevers; the AT1000 is diamond but ruby for the AT37E.
Though you thought that the spec of the AT37E was impressive, then, what if I tell you the Technics 205C mk3 is better still, with a frequency response of 5Hz - 80 kHz. Hehe! It is not the best yet. My Technics P205 mk4 can achieve 5Hz - 100 kHz, sadly, I could hardly hear anything above 16 KHz.

Technics 205C mk3
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/DSC02944copy.jpg

I wish I had speakers that could pump that frequency range, whether I can actually hear it is another thing to worry about! I like that adjustable (right?) headshell-tonearm link. Should come handy when it comes to adjusting overhang.

speedle
11-08-2010, 10:12 PM
I found the macro button on my camera. I think anyway, it's the little flower symbol. Regardless, it now takes pictures that let you see all the dust on my supposedly just cleaned records, playing via my Shure M97hE with the xE stylus I bought a couple of years ago but haven't had much chance to use, until now.

kcc123
11-11-2010, 07:05 PM
Technics P205mk3

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/DSC00783copy.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/DSC00740copy.jpg

stencil
11-11-2010, 07:13 PM
Stanton L747E on a Yamaha YP-D8

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4074/4883434481_df92507f72_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4082/4883434959_bfc4c2c195_z.jpg

texan49
11-11-2010, 08:18 PM
http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/9017/tt1n.jpg
http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/7747/tt2f.jpg

Here's my Thorens 125 with the SME arm, and a Benz Ace cart.
It sounds good to me:music:

Balifly
11-11-2010, 09:10 PM
Here's my Thorens 125 with the SME arm, and a Benz Ace cart.
It sounds good to me:music:

Looks pretty good too!!! :thmbsp: :music: :tresbon:

kcc123
11-12-2010, 04:19 PM
ADC XLM mk3 Improved


http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1130014copy.jpg


http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1120949copy.jpg

kcc123
11-12-2010, 04:42 PM
ADC XLM mk2 Super

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1120997copy-1.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1120980copy-1.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1120942copy.jpg

onepixel
11-12-2010, 04:50 PM
Another shot of the Stanton and Blackwidow.

http://onepixeldesign.com/stereo/stanton_blackwidow.jpg

kcc123
11-12-2010, 04:54 PM
Audio Technica AT13EA cartridge

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1130362copy.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1130367copy.jpg

kcc123
11-14-2010, 05:23 AM
AT 14Sa

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/DSC00811copy.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1080954copy.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/Cartridges813copy-1.jpg

voltcontrol
11-14-2010, 05:55 AM
Perhaps the most interesting would be a recently completed DIY oak unipivot, with a Grado Platinum Reference cartridge.
http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=233632&d=1286121361
http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=233631&d=1286121283
http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=233630&d=1286121283
http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=233628&d=1286121283

That arm is a fantastic piece of art!
Love the target light on the table and the uspide down (?) platter.
Wonder how you measure what the weight and location of the counterweight needs to be.

A rare Orty but needs a stylus.
Those concordes are on nearly every DJ TT. ;)

I'd recommend an Arkiv stylus, most HiFi 'sounding' in the Ortofon DJ line ime.
-------------------------------------
The SAEC arms are also gorgeous.

Styx_II
11-14-2010, 08:41 AM
AT120E

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o73/BigT12045/P1090541.jpg

Empire 5000HPT

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o73/BigT12045/P1090545.jpg

kcc123
11-14-2010, 03:46 PM
Sonus Gold

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1130422copy.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1130411copy1.jpg

davidro
11-14-2010, 05:10 PM
kcc123, you pretty much half-own this thread. Great photography and cartridges :thmbsp:

Fasterdamnit
11-14-2010, 05:50 PM
How about something a little older?

Audio Empire arm and Stanton 681.

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=893&pictureid=7883

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=893&pictureid=7882

jazzwolf
11-14-2010, 06:11 PM
I found the macro button on my camera. I think anyway, it's the little flower symbol. Regardless, it now takes pictures that let you see all the dust on my supposedly just cleaned records, playing via my Shure M97hE with the xE stylus I bought a couple of years ago but haven't had much chance to use, until now.

How did you get an N97XE stylus to fit on your M97HE? I've tried it and it's not a good fit. :scratch2:

chicks
11-14-2010, 07:21 PM
http://chicksolutions.com/ak/jvc/QL-A75/100_3231.JPG

http://chicksolutions.com/ak/jvc/QL-A75/100_3234.JPG

speedle
11-14-2010, 09:05 PM
How did you get an N97XE stylus to fit on your M97HE? I've tried it and it's not a good fit. :scratch2:

Well, the simple answer is that I bought the stylus thinking it was the right one, and just mounted it. It fits perfectly. Bear in mind though (now that I've researched the whole matter of what Shure/JICO/whatever brand replacement stylus fits what Shure cart), I have the 1992 Me97HE, which I think may be different than the Era IV M97HE. Or, ignorance is bliss, I don't know. It does indeed work, and looks OK, as you see there in the pics.

jazzwolf
11-15-2010, 06:32 PM
Well, the simple answer is that I bought the stylus thinking it was the right one, and just mounted it. It fits perfectly. Bear in mind though (now that I've researched the whole matter of what Shure/JICO/whatever brand replacement stylus fits what Shure cart, I have the 1992 Me97HE, which I think may be different than the Era IV M97HE. Or, ignorance is bliss, I don't know. It does indeed work, and looks OK, as you see there in the pics.

Now that I look at it, your cartridge has a different shape than mine. I guess I can get it to fit but I would have to do some trimming and I'm not willing to do that. :D

kcc123
11-17-2010, 02:24 AM
kcc123, you pretty much half-own this thread. Great photography and cartridges :thmbsp:

Lol! I have shown about one fifth of my collection only.

Here is another one, a classic, the adorable and excellent sounding Supex 900 Super.

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1130401copy.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1130472copy1.jpg

levlhed
11-18-2010, 10:29 PM
just-mounted!!!

DL-103r in an aluminum body with a SS Ruby/Nude CL re-tip on an Audioquest PT-9
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_sHsKkHRJzJs/TOXl-FP92pI/AAAAAAAABZA/IFT-YFo9MWU/s800/IMG_1927.JPG

Fasterdamnit
11-19-2010, 12:03 AM
Denon DL-207 Moving coil
Denon DP-59L
AT-650 SUT

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=893&pictureid=7921

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=893&pictureid=7926

davidro
11-19-2010, 12:09 AM
Denon DL-207 Moving coil
Denon DP-59L
AT-650 SUT

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=893&pictureid=7921

Something pretty magical about this photo :thmbsp:

Fasterdamnit
11-19-2010, 12:20 AM
Gracias, compadre!

:music:

HiFiNewbieJP
11-19-2010, 12:34 AM
just got through this whole thread... maybe the greatest thread ever! cant wait to have something worth getting a pic of to join in on the fun! keep them coming!

kcc123
11-19-2010, 05:26 AM
The Denon DL 103

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/DSC01374copy-1.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1130671copy.jpg

saea501
11-19-2010, 09:18 AM
There are some dynamite turntables here.

I am curious....I notice a lot of you all have the stylus guards and brushes still on your cartridges. That was always the first thing I did when setting up a table was to take that stuff off and file it in the round file. It's just extra mass out there on the end of the arm and the Stanton brush...never could get next to having something loose and moving attached to a phono cart. As hard core vinyl guys I am surprised so many of you have not removed those.

Please don't misunderstand as I am not questioning anyone's judgment here as we all have our own approach to setting up our systems.

Play on.

kcc123
11-19-2010, 03:50 PM
AT 33 ANV

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/DSC01131copy.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/DSC01187copy.jpg

Trower
11-19-2010, 10:46 PM
AT 33 ANV


http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/DSC01187copy.jpg

Just beautiful! Such a nice looking combo:yes:

WmAx
11-20-2010, 09:16 AM
http://www.linaeum.com/productinfo/other/clearaudio_satisfy/satisfy_1.jpg

This is my Clearaudio Satisfy arm with a Denon DL-110 cartridge installed. I prefer the Denon to the costly cartridge that was previously on it(Clearaudio Virtuoso wood shelled MM cartridge) if anyone is wondering why my Marantz TT-15S1 table is without that cartridge.

-Chris

Aerobat
11-24-2010, 02:36 PM
Technics 310MC P-Mount

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/370002/Technics%20310MC%20007.jpg

jimreeves
11-24-2010, 02:43 PM
Technics 310MC P-Mount

That's one I'd like to hear. How would you say it compares to some of your others?

Aerobat
11-24-2010, 04:35 PM
That's one I'd like to hear. How would you say it compares to some of your others?

It's easily the best cartridge I own. The dynamics are incredible, which I would guess is due to the super-light boron cantilever. This was a lucky find in a $20 CL beater SL-10. I think it would take a good investment in a new cart to out-do it.

junkaudio
11-24-2010, 04:50 PM
how did u mount a tp4 on a normal half zoll headshell :scratch2:

jimreeves
11-24-2010, 05:16 PM
how did u mount a tp4 on a normal half zoll headshell :scratch2:

Many Audio Technica T4P's included a 1/2" adapter with their carts. I believe you can purchase them separately at turntableneedles.com.

majick47
11-24-2010, 05:29 PM
Aerobat/Mark re the Technics EPC-310MC cartridge which 1/2" adapter did you use, I know the Technics tough to come by. I don't doubt that it would end up the pick of the litter in your great collection of cartridges.

Aerobat
11-24-2010, 06:09 PM
Many Audio Technica T4P's included a 1/2" adapter with their carts. I believe you can purchase them separately at turntableneedles.com.

Just order an AT92E cart from B&H photo video for $20 shipped. You'll get the P-mount adapter in the photo, a nice set of cart mounting screws, a cleaning brush, and a pretty decent free cartridge to boot:D

jimreeves
11-24-2010, 09:06 PM
Now we're talkin!
Here's another....
http://www.buy.com/prod/audio-technica-at-92ecd-universal-mount-phono-cartridge/q/sellerid/16616284/loc/101/90100036.html

kcc123
11-25-2010, 12:59 AM
Just beautiful! Such a nice looking combo:yes:

Hi Trower,
Thank you for you kind comment!

saltwater
11-25-2010, 11:31 PM
http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb360/jleaja13/audio017.jpg
http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb360/jleaja13/audio019.jpg
http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb360/jleaja13/audio018.jpg
http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb360/jleaja13/audio015.jpg
http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb360/jleaja13/audio006.jpg
http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb360/jleaja13/audio005.jpg
This is where she resides, atop the expedit.
http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb360/jleaja13/audio001-1.jpg

davidro
11-25-2010, 11:47 PM
She looks graceful!

kcc123
11-26-2010, 10:33 AM
AT 33E

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/DSC01552copy.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/DSC01558copy-1.jpg

kcc123
11-26-2010, 10:37 AM
Denon 303

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/DSC01534copy.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/DSC01491copy.jpg

speedle
11-29-2010, 11:58 PM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5082/5220176260_18d4eea4a3_b_d.jpg
Old Grado F3+ on the old Pioneer PL 112D
I'll learn how to use a camera yet, dang it.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4087/5219584375_2168418b21_b_d.jpg

Aerobat
11-30-2010, 07:48 AM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5082/5220176260_18d4eea4a3_b_d.jpg
Old Grado F3+ on the old Pioneer PL 112D
I'll learn how to use a camera yet, dang it.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4087/5219584375_2168418b21_b_d.jpg

Moody....

iLUVanalog
11-30-2010, 12:48 PM
http://i54.tinypic.com/4t3cpk.jpg



VERY NICE! I haven't seen a Klipsch cartridge in ages! However, I am concerned that the cantilever is way off. You may need to check that.

iLUVanalog
11-30-2010, 01:00 PM
http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=231660&d=1285020974




This is MAGNIFICENT!!!

I always loved the look of the Audio-Technica AT-OC9....especially stunning on that Well Tempered Arm and Table!!!

Nice!!!!

iLUVanalog
11-30-2010, 01:04 PM
African Blackwood cart/FG11 Gyger Ruby on a Grace G-727 Gyro Master arm spinning on a 301 Garrard grease bearing motor unit.

Very, very impressive gears and photography out of this world, gents.

@cactuscowboy

My compliments to you for showing that beautiful woody unipivot. Very stylish and fine workmanship.

tripod




Hey Tripod,

SUPER COOL cartridge! I have never heard of or seen a Blue Angel Mantis. Where did you get it? How does it sound?

iLUVanalog
11-30-2010, 01:15 PM
In a B&W mood... my Dynavector Karat 17D3 on a Rega RB300

http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt230/recordplayer33/Audio%20Adventures/crts01.jpg




Wow...that has got to be the SHORTEST cantilever I have ever seen on any cartridge!

kcc123
11-30-2010, 05:28 PM
Denon 103D

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/DSC01630copy.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/P1140135copy.jpg

kcc123
11-30-2010, 05:35 PM
AT OC9

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/ATOC93.jpg

davidro
11-30-2010, 06:03 PM
kcc123, great photography (as usual)!

kcc123
12-01-2010, 01:16 AM
David,

Thank you !

saltwater
12-01-2010, 01:39 AM
Seems I left one out. I know its a new table, but its still classy.
http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb360/jleaja13/audio023.jpg

iLUVanalog
12-02-2010, 11:21 PM
Well, decided to bring the VPI HW-19Jr back out after a lengthy time packed away. Bought my baby brand new 13 years ago, and have never had a minute's trouble with it (with the exception of some motor issues...a very low level "clicking"....I'm replacing the motor very soon). AudioQuest PT-6 arm, AudioQuest Wildcat tonearm cable, Denon DL-103 MC. I forgot just how lovely, sweetly musical, and incredibly seductive this combination sounded! I just melted and allowed myself to be drawn into the musical moment and forgot all about the outside world for a little while...spinning was Harry Connick Jr's "We Are In Love". Thought I'd throw in a few pics, with your kind indulgence.....

speedle
12-03-2010, 07:09 PM
After much fussing and fighting, my Harman Kardon T35C with a P mount Empire and the ADC headshell I just bought. The Empire (495LT?) came on it and seems to sound pretty good now that it's set up right.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5082/5230358748_00a18afb3f_b_d.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5041/5229760951_255648433c_z_d.jpg

Also note the special, high tech Czech Republic record clamp, courtesy of the NHL.

jasonrw
12-03-2010, 07:37 PM
My old audio technica at-pl120:
http://www.infusionphotography.com/turntables/vinyl090105-01.jpg

My new pro-ject 1 xpression III w/ortofon 2m red:
http://www.infusionphotography.com/turntables/tt4.jpg

speedle
12-03-2010, 07:40 PM
The Shure, on the Technics.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5010/5229770925_8955d10a85_b_d.jpg

Satch
12-12-2010, 04:31 AM
Just purchased an Ortofon 2M Red to go with my Akai AP-006 TT. Untill I took this picture, I never noticed the rust. Probably time for a new headshell....

http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/9883/ortofon.jpg

kcc123
12-12-2010, 05:37 AM
Technics EPS- 460C strain gauge (semi- conductor) cartridge

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/DSC07876copy.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/DSC07926copy.jpg

dusty42701
12-12-2010, 04:04 PM
Well, I guess I can use one of my old pictures of my generic TT just to participate :D
http://i543.photobucket.com/albums/gg472/dusty-srschaffner/DSC_1101.jpg

hwirt
12-12-2010, 04:26 PM
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm165/Hwirt/Stereo%20Equipment/DSC01654.jpg

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm165/Hwirt/Stereo%20Equipment/DSC01653.jpg

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm165/Hwirt/Stereo%20Equipment/DSC01696-1.jpg

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm165/Hwirt/Stereo%20Equipment/DSC01689.jpg

voltcontrol
12-13-2010, 03:42 AM
The DL160 is waiting for a new Headshell. Shure M75 (came with the SL1400, but not to shabby) shown.
I think I'm also getting the cheapest elliptical Ortofon just to try.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q225/pimhansen/DSCF5398.jpg

Probably time for a new headshell....
About 10$ incl shipping to 'us' via Ebay Satch.
Of de roest met een beetje commandant of hoe heet het ook weer wegpoetsen. :)

SilverGSX
12-13-2010, 11:43 AM
Not likely to see another one of these...

'86 Limited Edition Goldring Gerard Louis cart. Hand carved African Blackwood, mated to an RB300.

http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/8936/sondek004.jpg

jimreeves
12-18-2010, 08:53 AM
Latest acquisition, a new to me Dynavector Karat 17DS LOMC on my Luxman :banana:

http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/jimreeves1/karat2.jpg

http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/jimreeves1/karat3.jpg

http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/jimreeves1/karat7.jpg

http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/jimreeves1/vector3.jpg

kcc123
12-18-2010, 09:16 PM
Entre EC-1 cartridge

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/DSC03537copy-1.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u114/KCCTKC/Cartridges785copy-1.jpg

Fasterdamnit
12-18-2010, 10:25 PM
How about old and new (and some dust)?

OM-7 on Elac 770H
http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd478/Fasterdamnit/Elac770HOM7004.jpg?t=1292729192

Aerobat
01-11-2011, 01:06 PM
Had to post my new baby...Signet AM20 with a new AT155LC stylus, on a Pioneer PL-L1000.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/370002/PL-L1000%20Arm.jpg

dbz5371
01-11-2011, 02:30 PM
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t77/dbz5371/daylight%20bulb/DSCN1097.jpg

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t77/dbz5371/daylight%20bulb/DSCN1089.jpg

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t77/dbz5371/performance/DSCN1008.jpg

cactuscowboy
03-14-2011, 06:00 PM
A few more for the thread:

cactuscowboy
03-14-2011, 06:00 PM
A couple more:

beatcomber
03-14-2011, 06:25 PM
c.1958 General Electric VR-II mono moving iron on a Technics SL-1200:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v480/beatcomber/VRII.jpg

vincei
03-14-2011, 06:56 PM
Here is my contribution:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2697/4405261255_525874d09b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mastercontrolmedia/4405261255/)
Technics SL-1200MKII HI-RES 4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mastercontrolmedia/4405261255/) by mastercontrolmedia (http://www.flickr.com/people/mastercontrolmedia/), on Flickr

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2534/3693048194_2e9185ba38_z.jpg?zz=1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mastercontrolmedia/3693048194/)
Technics SL-1200MK2 ARM (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mastercontrolmedia/3693048194/) by mastercontrolmedia (http://www.flickr.com/people/mastercontrolmedia/), on Flickr

jd-audio
03-17-2011, 04:28 PM
Stanton 681EEE with close-up of it's needletip

DaveyW
03-17-2011, 04:49 PM
Got a few close up's of carts that have passed my way lurking somewhere on the hard drive.

Here's a couple of the one that's floating my boat at the moment.

DENON DL-S1

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=1411&pictureid=9389

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=1411&pictureid=9390

Andy_H
03-18-2011, 10:32 AM
Here's a shot of mine from a couple months ago - Grado Prestige Black1 on a stock Technics SL-1200 MkI. This has since been replaced with a Grado Reference Sonata on a Sumiko HS12 headshell, which I was lucky enough to get right before prices skyrocketed. Soon I will be changing the arm to a thedelihaus-modded MkII - very excited for that upgrade. :music:

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=263121&stc=1&d=1300458664

I really enjoy this thread. I could ogle carts and tonearms all day.

Fasterdamnit
03-18-2011, 12:31 PM
Rek-O-Kut S120 arm, Shure M91E

http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd478/Fasterdamnit/ROKJulie.jpg

voltcontrol
03-18-2011, 03:24 PM
Gotta love RoK's. :tresbon:
(just commented on the last one, but my oh my, lots of goodness keeps popping up here :music: )

jimreeves
03-19-2011, 06:24 PM
Lastest score, Benz Glider M2

http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/jimreeves1/GlideronLP.jpg

http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/jimreeves1/Glider12.jpg

http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/jimreeves1/Gliderstylus1.jpg

PrestigeWW
03-19-2011, 07:13 PM
Lots of great shots..

Here's my Shelter 501 mkII

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5255/5541350780_e4d540b681_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5020/5541354064_799ab97b7d_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5051/5541353518_5e2eab759e_b.jpg

jt45
03-19-2011, 10:47 PM
Lastest score, Benz Glider M2

Nice pics jim, Here is a not so great shot of a Grado on my revox.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_r8CY-XHkltQ/TYTMzoZDcoI/AAAAAAAABB0/YuoStpVi7Iw/s720/IMG_0804.JPG

nrenter
03-19-2011, 11:06 PM
SoundSmith Aida on a Teres Table w/ OL Silver tonearm.

spaceman
04-03-2011, 02:10 AM
Hmm, I don't remember seeing this thread before. Maybe I should broaden my horizons, on which sub-forums to hang in. :D Here's my old Shure M705EX, on the Pioneer PL-630. hakaplan told me this was a clone of the M75ED, which was pretty popular back in the 70s & 80s. It didn't look THAT dusty to me, when I took that close-up, LOL. Never fear, I cleaned it good before I mounted it up. :smoke:

Aerobat
04-03-2011, 08:17 AM
Signet TK3Ea on a Sony PS-X55.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/370002/PS-X55%20014%20%281024x768%29.jpg

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/370002/PS-X55%20020%20%281024x768%29.jpg

drrsutliff
04-10-2011, 07:20 PM
Sumiko Blackbird on Origin Live Silver
http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=1519&pictureid=9733
http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=1519&pictureid=9732

davidro
04-10-2011, 07:29 PM
Lastest score, Benz Glider M2

http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/jimreeves1/Gliderstylus1.jpg

We should perhaps start a 'show us your stylus' thread :D

davidro
04-10-2011, 07:30 PM
Sumiko Blackbird on Origin Live Silver
http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=1519&pictureid=9732

Slick TT man. How would you describe the performance/characteristic?

Mister Pig
04-10-2011, 08:15 PM
Sorry don't have the best of cameras. But here we go.

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=286&pictureid=9735
and

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=286&pictureid=9734
Regards
Mister Pig

drrsutliff
04-10-2011, 08:20 PM
The Origin Live Aurora has a very lively, but detailed presentation. The pace and dynamics are excellent.

jimreeves
04-10-2011, 10:06 PM
Beautiful decks drrsutliff and Mister Pig!

Fasterdamnit
04-16-2011, 08:52 PM
Some more vintage clockworks-

Elac 770H with the synergistic Ortofon MC10 moving coil.

Beauty shot followed by the all-revealing flash...

http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd478/Fasterdamnit/MC10003.jpg





http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd478/Fasterdamnit/MC10007.jpg

davidro
04-25-2011, 08:09 PM
A stock AT cartridge that came with Sherwood PM-9805. I'm enjoying it :music:

http://pds20.egloos.com/pds/201104/25/37/f0018137_4db525c161514.jpg

http://pds20.egloos.com/pds/201104/25/37/f0018137_4db525c63750f.jpg

http://pds19.egloos.com/pds/201104/26/37/f0018137_4db58dfaeed3d.jpg

Fasterdamnit
04-25-2011, 08:11 PM
And I can't resist showing it off again-

Denon DL-301 MKII on the DP-59L

http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd478/Fasterdamnit/DP-59Lreboot003.jpg

davidro
04-25-2011, 08:19 PM
That's one majestic cartridge!

davidro
04-29-2011, 08:54 AM
http://pds19.egloos.com/pds/201104/28/37/f0018137_4db967d5a186f.jpg

http://pds20.egloos.com/pds/201104/28/37/f0018137_4db967d9b958a.jpg

http://pds21.egloos.com/pds/201104/28/37/f0018137_4db967dc90744.jpg

iLUVanalog
04-29-2011, 09:09 AM
Sumiko Blackbird on Origin Live Silver
http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=1519&pictureid=9733
http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=1519&pictureid=9732




Just wondering here....you guys who own nude "open generator" cartridges like a Sumiko Blackbird or Benz-Micro Glider.....are you concerned about microscopic dust particles or other airborne schmutz getting into the exposed delicate inner workings of the cartridge? Is that a problem with this type of design? To me it would seem bad enough for dust to build up on the stylus, but you can brush or clean that off. But what about when it gets into the inner workings? Does it adversely affect the sound quality? Any thoughts? Steve

Balifly
04-29-2011, 10:08 AM
Entry level Denon DP-30L with AKG P15MD MKII cartridge.:music:

In the second picture, a Shure M91 ( I think).:D

Mr. Lin
04-29-2011, 10:30 AM
This is an old picture of my ZYX Yatra, with a VPI headshell weight and ZYX "Silent Metal" sandwiched between cartridge and tonearm. The cartridge doesn't look like much, but take my word for it, it's amazing. The tonearm, which you can't really see in this shot, is the Pro-Ject 9c.

The nude Dynavector 10X5, which I'm using at the moment, is my avatar picture.


http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb377/daobal/rsz_zyx_yatra.jpg



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Mr. Lin
04-29-2011, 10:34 AM
Just wondering here....you guys who own nude "open generator" cartridges like a Sumiko Blackbird or Benz-Micro Glider.....are you concerned about microscopic dust particles or other airborne schmutz getting into the exposed delicate inner workings of the cartridge? Is that a problem with this type of design? To me it would seem bad enough for dust to build up on the stylus, but you can brush or clean that off. But what about when it gets into the inner workings? Does it adversely affect the sound quality? Any thoughts? Steve

I have a Benz Glider M2 like the one pictured on the previous page here. Yes, dust does get on it, and no, I've never really been too concerned about it. You can gently blow on it if it's that bad.

I'm far more concerned about the stylus getting snagged on something, or the cartridge being damaged while being installed and uninstalled.

jimreeves
04-29-2011, 11:55 AM
I have a Benz Glider M2 like the one pictured on the previous page here. Yes, dust does get on it, and no, I've never really been too concerned about it. You can gently blow on it if it's that bad.

I'm far more concerned about the stylus getting snagged on something, or the cartridge being damaged while being installed and uninstalled.

What Mr. Lin said. I've read more than one ad on A'gon where the seller is giving away one of these carts because he got too agressive with compressed air and blew out a channel. Mine plays fine with a little schmutz!

clydeselsor
04-29-2011, 12:26 PM
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm40/clydeselsor/006.jpg

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm40/clydeselsor/004.jpg

cannext
04-29-2011, 12:41 PM
Regarding schmutz!
Think iron filings/dust (comes from working with metal ) and open mc carts.
Just had to clean my SPU ,the gap between the coils and the front pole plate was being bridged by some dust (audible distortion).
Removed the pole plate ,removed the dust , put it back together and No distortion.
Btw not for the faintharted .
Regards F.

awise1961
04-29-2011, 02:45 PM
Perfect time to try out the new Nikon D3100 that we bought on Monday.
I was swapping back and forth between these two catridges/arm wands this morining on my Technics SP-25.