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Old 02-18-2011, 06:15 AM
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Wow, Nate, that's some fine gear. I'm digging the TT. I really want an Empire 208 right now. So what's still 208 original in your TT?
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:18 AM
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Wow, Nate, that's some fine gear. I'm digging the TT. I really want an Empire 208 right now. So what's still 208 original in your TT?
All the stuff that makes the 208 great is in the "new" version. That's the platter, bearing and motor.
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:26 AM
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Very nice and great DIY work! I'd love to hear it someday.
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:27 AM
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All the stuff that makes the 208 great is in the "new" version. That's the platter, bearing and motor.
If I ever scrounge one up, I'll probably just go with a different base and tonearm. Maybe an SME. I don't think I have the skills to build something like your Skele-208.
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:39 AM
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The good news is it sounds even better than it looks!

Awesome Nate.
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:40 AM
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If I ever scrounge one up, I'll probably just go with a different base and tonearm. Maybe an SME. I don't think I have the skills to build something like your Skele-208.
And neither do I. If you follow the link in the first post, you'll see that I had little to do with the end result.

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The good news is it sounds even better than it looks!

Awesome Nate.
Thanks Gary!
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:46 AM
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Thanks for pointing attention towards your Empire thread Redboy
( http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=300927 )
Especially since I have an L78 waiting to be done it has given some food for thought.
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:47 AM
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:45 AM
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I like it too, most days.

This hobby is much more about the journey than the destination for me. I guess "good sound" is the ultimate goal, but there are so many paths to good sound that I'd rather not limit myself to the shortest, straightest road.

My system's main strengths are probably resolution and imaging. I love a good stereo effect, and when things re right, they're really right. As revealing as it is though, when something's out of whack, you can't ignore it.

I don't have big thumping bass, and though my speakers might be capable of some really high volume output, I don't listen that way.
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:30 AM
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Yea, just some beautiful gear, indeed!

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Old 02-18-2011, 11:36 AM
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Absolutely fantastic. I truly admire your DIY skill...its obviously lead to one of the most personal, unique systems. Just a beautiful looking setup. My Empire 208 is shaking in its hollow wood base just looking at it!
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:37 AM
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Exceedingly nice, Redboy...hope to hear it someday!
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:02 PM
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Absolutely fantastic. I truly admire your DIY skill...its obviously lead to one of the most personal, unique systems. Just a beautiful looking setup. My Empire 208 is shaking in its hollow wood base just looking at it!
Thanks for that, John. The DIY thing is what keeps me interested - I find that the "off the shelf" solutions are typically short-lived in my system, even when they sound good.
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