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RE: My latest project ... and TT #4

Ah, gotcha.

I know some SL-10's have been plinted and the PSU moved to a separate unit.

I am not sure about this yet but the more I think about it, the more it appeals.

Think ... gloss black sprayed SL-7 with a nice laquer, perhaps some silver bits mixed in the paint, then housed in a lovely (american Smile ) walnut plint. As a desert, fit some magnetic suspension feet ...

Must stop, this is better than porn.

Seriously though, I couldn't build a plint if my life depends on it. Luckily, I know a girl that can ...

regards

PS. I would be very interested in your opinion of your SL-7/sound and any advise on cartridges or anything else you could give. Many thanks

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RE: My latest project ... and TT #4

http://www.henleydesigns.co.uk/X1MCP-p1199

T4P mount high output moving coil. 

Clicky for new £30 AT  T4P mount 

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I give in! How do you, and why would you, replinth these deck? They're linear trackers with the arm in the lid. Design classics in their day.

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Many years ago I had an SL-5.  I loved it's simplicity, but upgraded to the Manticore Mantra c/w the Acos Lustre GST1 tone arm that I had retrieved from my old Connosiuer (I can never spell that) BD1.  Years later I gave the SL-5 away to my sister-in-law; I imagine she still has it.  Move forward a century or so and I had the Mantra "inspired" and was then looking for a good phono stage.  I ended up on the Graham Slee forum and I'm very glad I did. I bought the Slee Reflex M and 'met' a few people as one does in these places.  It was morris-minor on the Slee forum who got me interested in the SL-7.  He has one among his collection of three linear tracking TTs.  When he suggested that the SL-7 would be a match for any modern £1000 TT I decided I would get one if I could at a reasonable price, which I did.  The cartridge is the original P22 and I have no intention of replacing it; it really does sound very good.  I tend to use the SL-7 for 45 rpm records so that I can avoid the hassle of shifting the belt on the Mantra.  It is plugged into the phono stage of my Kandy, which is rubbish compared to the Slee.  My plan is to get a second Slee phono stage, but it'll be a cheaper model than the Reflex.

As for cartridge advice/discussion you should 'meet' morris-minor aka Bob; he has his own website dedicated to p-mount cartridges.

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RE: My latest project ... and TT #4

altruistic.lemon wrote:

I give in! How do you, and why would you, replinth these deck? They're linear trackers with the arm in the lid. Design classics in their day.

SL10...

 

Technics SL7...

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Drummer,

I think you may be very restricted in what cartridge you can get nowadays, possibly only Ortofon do the right one and then only a MM..  Because of the straight line tracking and if it hasn't had a hard life, you may not need a replacement.

I was lucky enough to get one of the first SL10 to come to blighty and it was a fantastic deck.  Everyone told me how rubbish it would be [Linn owners mostly] until they heard it.  The speed stability, vinyl locking, quality MC cartridge and integrated head amp made a mockery of much more esoteric and expensive 'traditional' TTs.  Plus of course in those days, Technics was ultra-reliable.  I plugged mine in a year or two back after 15+ years idle, some of those years in the loft, and everything worked straight away.

Beautiful piece of kit if it's anything like the 10, enjoy.

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relocated wrote:

Drummer,

I think you may be very restricted in what cartridge you can get nowadays, possibly only Ortofon do the right one and then only a MM.

See my post  #2 above. Ortofon still do a T4P P-Mount high output MC cartridge. (Although it is £210.)

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@ chebby

Nice looking cartridge!

@ifor

Thanks for the explanation and I will do that

@ AltruisticLemon

It was said to improve on the already good chassis and one of HifiWorlds reviewers uses one in a plint. It would also form a good base for suspension but like I said I'm not sure yet which way to go. It would mostly be a visual statement and adding something that makes the table unique but I do agree with you that they are probably design classics as are. Good thing is a plint will not require any drastic measures to the unit itself so the lineage and design is preserved.

@ relocated

Thanks, thats good to know and I'm sure I will enjoy it. I actually like all the TT I have but know that some will go in time. Just which ones?

regards

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Chebby,

I have been trying to edit my post, having seen your info, but keep being denied access.  

When I checked on cartridges a year or so back I could only find a MM Ortofon.  Your googling skills must be better than mine.  Useful info if I ever get a vinyl itch.  Cheers.

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RE: My latest project ... and TT #4

Sorry, dont mean to bore everyone with an old TT but I just came across this

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Replacement-foot-for-TECHNICS-SL-7-turntable-/290950645630?pt=Turntable_Parts_Accessories&hash=item43be02877e

Suspension feet already there by the looks of it. Cool.

regards

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Another Ortofon ( OMP 10 T4P) for 84 Euros.

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chebby wrote:

Another Ortofon ( OMP 10 T4P) for 84 Euros.

You are truly a walking, talking search engine.

Cheers

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drummerman wrote:

Sorry, dont mean to bore everyone with an old TT but I just came across this

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Replacement-foot-for-TECHNICS-SL-7-turntable-/290950645630?pt=Turntable_Parts_Accessories&hash=item43be02877e

Suspension feet already there by the looks of it. Cool.

regards

My original feet were perishing.  Richard Fletcher at Vantage Audio replaced them with something new.
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RE: My latest project ... and TT #4

This is Bob's website http://www.p-mount.net

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Thanks ifor

What are you using as feet at present? Are they sprung?

I dont mind adding suspension but if its already there even better

regards

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