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floyd droid wrote:

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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!

Erm , I've been trying to avoid giving biased input all day here  Wink

You cannot avoid being bias on this forum floyd, you should know that Smile

Otherwise what are you going to tell the OP..... 'Oh, just go and audition evertyhing you can'?

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Alears wrote:

floyd droid wrote:

Alears wrote:

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!

Erm , I've been trying to avoid giving biased input all day here  Wink

You cannot avoid being bias on this forum floyd, you should know that Smile

Otherwise what are you going to tell the OP..... 'Oh, just go and audition evertyhing you can'?

Lol , my EDITED handed subliminal way of saying ' Al, I run a Mich  ' went into the ether there.

 

Edit. That software generated EDITED takes the biscuit ,it isnt even swearing. Ye gods whats this place coming to.

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Bias is absolutely fine by me. Based on the initial info just need to know the 'pros' and 'cons' of turntables you've heard. This'll enable me to hone a short-list. Smile

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Ok PP. Just get out there and buy a Gyro ( I run an Orbe now but used to own a Gyro* ). No tears TT for life , as I said earlier in the thread , across the board it does nowt wrong. Lob a Rega on it for starters and you will be as happy as a pig in ......

Sings like a canary with an SME but not sure Mrs PP will love you all that much when she sees your Credit Card bill.

* be patient and you will find a s/h Gyro well within your budgie.

The ClearAudio sounds pretty good but lacks a bit down stairs and that flippin magnetic attempt at a Uni is a mare to set up correctly.

The only cons with the Gyro will be lack of sleep.

 

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floyd droid wrote:

Ok PP. Just get out there and buy a Gyro ( I run an Orbe now but used to own a Gyro* ). No tears TT for life , as I said earlier in the thread , across the board it does nowt wrong. Lob a Rega on it for starters and you will be as happy as a pig in ......

Sings like a canary with an SME but not sure Mrs PP will love you all that much when she sees your Credit Card bill.

* be patient and you will find a s/h Gyro well within your budgie .

The ClearAudio sounds pretty good but lacks a bit down stairs and that flippin magnetic attempt at a Uni is a mare to set up correctly.

The only cons with the Gyro will be lack of sleep.

 

What MM cartridge works well with Gyro?

Leave my budgie out of it. rockin out

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floyd droid wrote:

Ok PP. Just get out there and buy a Gyro ( I run an Orbe now but used to own a Gyro* ). No tears TT for life , as I said earlier in the thread , across the board it does nowt wrong. Lob a Rega on it for starters and you will be as happy as a pig in ......

Sings like a canary with an SME but not sure Mrs PP will love you all that much when she sees your Credit Card bill.

* be patient and you will find a s/h Gyro well within your budgie.

The ClearAudio sounds pretty good but lacks a bit down stairs and that flippin magnetic attempt at a Uni is a mare to set up correctly.

The only cons with the Gyro will be lack of sleep.

 

No problems with the Clearaudio, it is pretty much plug and play, especially when using the Clearaudio cartridges. Don't know what the bass problem is, sounded fine when I heard one. Only negative I read about was the location of the antiskate under the tonearm, but you'd hardly need to change this often. Beautifully engineered tonearm, by the way. The ceramic bearing is a big plus, too.

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So did you change the cartridge on it and have fun with the vtf  Wink

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What MM cartridge works well with Gyro?

Leave my budgie out of it. rockin out

Language Timothy ,hee hee. Closest I got was a (still have it somewhere) Dynavector 10x5 (high output coil) fun little cart sounds good with nice bass. Cant see any reason why your Clearaudio shouldnt be ok.

Give matey at unique-audio a bell you may strike lucky. Ignore his website list tis way out of date.

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So did you change the cartridge on it and have fun with the vtf  Wink

It's designed as a plug and play turntable, so the dealer said. They seemed to be able to set it up pretty quickly, but then they have the tools.

If you're a prolific cartridge swapper, then you're probably better off with a Technics or similar. The Rega arm isn't brilliant either - after all these years they still haven't managed to tune their anti-skating settings, nor make setting VTA easy.

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I agree that the Rega isnt brilliant but at its pricepoint its a good starter for PP. The anti skate is rank !!. As for vta thats an easy fix nowadays.

 

 

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floyd droid wrote:

So did you change the cartridge on it and have fun with the vtf  Wink

It's designed as a plug and play turntable, so the dealer said. They seemed to be able to set it up pretty quickly, but then they have the tools.

If you're a prolific cartridge swapper, then you're probably better off with a Technics or similar. The Rega arm isn't brilliant either - after all these years they still haven't managed to tune their anti-skating settings, nor make setting VTA easy.

Yip, pretty much idiot-proof.

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I agree that the Rega isnt brilliant but at its pricepoint its a good starter for PP. The anti skate is rank !!. As for vta thats an easy fix nowadays.

 

 

It is strange but whenever anyone mentions Rega I immediately think of turntables, even though they produce other quality products. The only thing that puts me off (very negative, I know) but most seem to plump for Rega. Anyway, if I go Rega I might as well go Pro-ject. Both makes, out of the box, are very similar in most ways. 

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Nooooooooooooooo PP. I was faffing on about Rega Tonearms not their lumps of particle board with a platter on.

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Called matey. Tried to sell me the virtues of how wonderful upgrading to a £2500 arm. He says there's a Townsend Rock 2 s/hand for around £400 + £500 for a arm.

That's silly money for a arm, and a massive overkill. He would be better off saying Pluto, Mercury, Mars....

Thanks for the suggestion, FD.

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Ok PP , twas worth a try. Leave it with me ,I've got a fair few irons in the fire if you get my drift  Wink.