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Oh, me and Floydy doodle go way back. Always listen to what the knowledgeable b.ugger has to say, even though its usually advice that aint necessarily good for my wallet   Smile

Can't offer any insights re: tonearms, but welcome back Bretty. 

I enjoyed following your turntable journey/journeys. Sounds like there may be more in store.

Cheers for the welcome, Charlie.

Yep, i've restarted the engine on the turntable express and i'm sure they'll be stops at  'what blummin cart to choose?'-ville, 'sh*t, I think i've broken it!' central and 'i'm pulling my hair out!' station

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RE: Personally, I'd look at an

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Personally, I'd look at an SME IV for a Gyro - I think the V is pushing it a little (even though I would love a V on my SEduction!). It'll work and no doubt sound great, but I think I'd rather switch to an Orbe SE for a greater improvement, and then work towards a V at a later date. If you're sticking with the Gyro, you could probably do with a HR power supply before moving up on the arm, in my opinion, and there's also the Orbe platter upgrade too.

Hmm, food for thought. What, apart from the upgraded platter, is different on the Orbe to the Gyro? I gotta say, I'm not a fan of the thick Orbe platter. I like seeing the brass weights spinning under the Gyro's platter. They're hypnotic. I get the missus to stare at them and suggest she washes my pants Smile

But thats not to say I wouldn't get an thick platter, if the sound improvement was noticeable. 

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David@FrankHarvey wrote:
Personally, I'd look at an SME IV for a Gyro - I think the V is pushing it a little (even though I would love a V on my SEduction!). It'll work and no doubt sound great, but I think I'd rather switch to an Orbe SE for a greater improvement, and then work towards a V at a later date. If you're sticking with the Gyro, you could probably do with a HR power supply before moving up on the arm, in my opinion, and there's also the Orbe platter upgrade too.

Back in the day, the advice was that the Deck was more important than the Arm, and the Arm was more important than the Cartridge......I take it, that still holds true.

 

Hi Bretty.  :wave: ......hope life is treating you well.

Ello, Matey! Yep, all's good, cheers! And your good self?

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Hmm, food for thought. What, apart from the upgraded platter, is different on the Orbe to the Gyro? 

The motor/psu , two spiders and 3 ton of gooey black stuff bodged under the chassis.  Off hand I cant think of owt else and I own one ,lol.

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Ello, Matey! Yep, all's good, cheers! And your good self?

I'm ffffked.......but on the mend....and spent all my hifi upgrade money dealing with Dry Rot....but c'est la vie.  :grin:

I'll be watching your adventures with interest.

"We should no more let numbers define audio quality than we should let chemical analysis be the arbiter of fine wines."  Nelson Pass

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Hmm, food for thought. What, apart from the upgraded platter, is different on the Orbe to the Gyro? 

The motor/psu , two spiders and 3 ton of gooey black stuff bodged under the chassis.  Off hand I cant think of owt else and I own one ,lol.

Hmm, so, cheaper to upgrade the parts on my Gyro or sell it and buy Orbe complete? If I go down that route, that is Smile

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Ello, Matey! Yep, all's good, cheers! And your good self?

I'm ffffked.......but on the mend....and spent all my hifi upgrade money dealing with Dry Rot....but c'est la vie.  :grin:

I'll be watching your adventures with interest.

Glad you're on the mend, buddy.

I feel you pain. My body's being rebelling aginst me for the last 18 months. Can't seem to stop mucking up my arms. Torn nerve in neck in 2011 which mullered my right tricep. Just atrofied away. I looked like I had Polio. Took 18 months to heal. While that was healing, I got tendonitis in my left Bicep and forearm. That took 12 months to heal. Now, in 2013, just 8 weeks ago, I ripped the tendons in my right bicep and forearm, meaning I look freaky as hell cos my bicep has pinged up to my shoulder. Nice. I think it's the universes way of teling me that i'm not 21 anymore, and stop thinking I can lift stupid sh*t Smile 

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Hmm, food for thought. What, apart from the upgraded platter, is different on the Orbe to the Gyro? I gotta say, I'm not a fan of the thick Orbe platter. I like seeing the brass weights spinning under the Gyro's platter. They're hypnotic. I get the missus to stare at them and suggest she washes my pants :-).

I know exactly where you're coming from! I've always wanted to own a Gyro, and I finally ended up with the SEduction, which I had full intention of upgrading the arm to the SME V. I too have always liked the look of the Gyro, including the weights, and have always found the Orbe a little boring to look at in comparison with it being all black (although the Orbe can be ordered in silver). But, the thicker, heavier platter does make quite a difference, so is something I would consider for the SEduction. Unfortunately, its hard to ignore just how good the Orbe is, despite its less impressive looks. Although, there's nothing stopping you having the Gyro platter on the Orbe... Smile

The Orbe uses a completely different motor, an dual spider for better isolation, the heavier platter, a damped sub chassis, and includes its own bespoke power supply (the HR is an option with the Gyro). 

DavidF @FrankHarveyHiFi, Coventry.

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Thanks, David. Hmmm, even more food for thought. I'm starting to get visions of how this may end, and my wallet hates me for it .

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Glad you're on the mend, buddy.

I feel you pain. My body's being rebelling aginst me for the last 18 months. Can't seem to stop mucking up my arms. Torn nerve in neck in 2011 which mullered my right tricep. Just atrofied away. I looked like I had Polio. Took 18 months to heal. While that was healing, I got tendonitis in my left Bicep and forearm. That took 12 months to heal. Now, in 2013, just 8 weeks ago, I ripped the tendons in my right bicep and forearm, meaning I look freaky as hell cos my bicep has pinged up to my shoulder. Nice. I think it's the universes way of teling me that i'm not 21 anymore, and stop thinking I can lift stupid sh*t Smile 

Cheers mate.

Geting old'sa btch......hope you are getting the right advice and treatment.

I now can't lift stupid sht.

:beer: :beer:

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Cheers, Cno. yeah, i'm getting sorted. it just takes SOOOOOO long to heal when it's nerve or tendon stuff! I'm still functioning and working, but I have the strength of a 5 year old girl Smile

Hope you get better soon, too, matey

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 I'm starting to get visions of how this may end, and my wallet hates me for it .

 

You reckon so eh ?.   This is only the beginning  Blum 3

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 I'm starting to get visions of how this may end, and my wallet hates me for it .

 

You reckon so eh ?.   This is only the beginning  Blum 3

Of my filing for bankruptcy. Smile

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Thats the badger  :grin:

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Hi Bretty,

I would say go for it and then maybe look at upgrading the spec of your turntable at a later date if required.

As an Orbe owner before starting HFL I had always craved a SME V, well last month I got the Gyro and Orbe in here and put a SME V on the Orbe, what an arm.

I must say I was a little daunted to start with as it does look quite complicated to set up but it really couldn't have been easier as all the tools required are supplied in the box and the instructions are brilliantly laid out, after an hour or so it was all set-up and sounding great.

The SME arms really are serious pieces of engineering with amazing scope for adjustments, they are not cheap but once you own one there is some serious pride of ownership knowing you have one of the best arms in the business.

Not that you probably need any encouragement but here is a pic  Wink

 

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