There is no definative answer to that PP. Like Gimbals they all sound different. If push comes to shove then 'generaly speaking' I would say from the ones I've heard that unis are lighter on their feet but lack a bit in the lower regions compared to gimbals. Caveat Emptor if you are looking at the Concept ,dont f**t within 5 yards of the deck or the stylus may jump out of the groove ,lol.
So 6 yards would be okay then?
I've always known about bearings and Unipivitols, but unless you have a suspended floor and/or live with a herd of elephants can't see it being an issue. System matching is more relevant.
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The pivot point is usually higher and they are finicky to handle and use. Some are said to be fleeter of foot because of decreased friction but good arms with good bearings have such low friction that the trade off is said to be worth it.
Rather than me trying to find technical articles about the pros and cons of unipivots, I may give you a link to a very interesting conversation currently taking place over at vinylengine. I hope thats ok, can't remember.
Its a lengthy one but if you are planning to spend hundreds on Turntable it is worth taking the time reading through it, that is if you haven't done so already.
Hope this helps and doesn't confuse.
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Once the family are tucked up in bed I'll have a shufti. Thanks DM.
Twas a joke PP , I have nowt against unipivots per se I just found that verify a strange beast to handle.
Many peeps use Unis on bouncers with no problems at all, even elephant keepers.
It would seem this thread has moved on a fair bit since last night.
I might suggest that, since Michell turntables are on your list, you try to locate a well looked after Gyro. Not the SE version but the original. This will solve your requirement for a turntable with a lid. None of the others on your list come with lids fitted.
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Preferably with all the de-coupling mods etc done to it. But hey Mr Alears, are you suggesting Mr PP buys one blind .
Doubt that he would be dissapointed but you never know eh
PP, I've just been slavering over a Clearaudio. Beautiful turntable, and sounds brilliant to boot - heard it with the same Clearaudio cartridge you have. Were I to move back into turntables, which emphatically (apparently) I'm not, I'd go for one of them.
The arm looked to be unipivot, but boy, did it sound good!
Thanks, Al. Which amp did you hear it with?
Sometimes needs must, and living in rural Wales needs must quite often for me
Should he be unfortunate and buy a duffer he can at least still get them serviced. Not too many things go wrong with them.
You will not find a better turntable for your money than a Michell I feel!
Er, pp, you're going to hate this, it was a Naim XS. Sound was really something.
Oh dear that will upset him!
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Erm , I've been trying to avoid giving biased input all day here
No it doesn't (in a Basil Fawlty tone). My disdain for the Nait 5i isn't replicated with the XS. It's better but not as good as the Leema.
What other turntables have you heard in recent times you can compare it with?
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