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Get a tea towel...

Got plenty thanks.

Oh, I see what you mean.

Now why would the OP want to spend all that money (over his budget as you so rightly point out) on such a wonderful piece of engineering, only to have to cover it up with a large bit of linen??

Pointless.

Get the Gyro and save a few bob in the process. Smile

 

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Now why would the OP want to spend all that money (over his budget as you so rightly point out) on such a wonderful piece of engineering, only to have to cover it up with a large bit of linen??

Pointless.

I think he was joking Al Wink :grin:

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Tea towel? Amateurs! I'll just hoover it every other day. ROFL

Thanks to all for their suggestions. It's given me much better idea of what's out there.

EDIT: Is the Pro-ject 6 Perspex worth the extra cost over the Pro-ject 2 Experience?

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I'll just hoover it every other day. :rofl:

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Ifor, that Analogue Works looks fantastic. I think I could forego the integral dust cover requirement for one of those!

I presume there is not much to choose between the Jelco and Origin arms?

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Al ears wrote:
Now why would the OP want to spend all that money (over his budget as you so rightly point out) on such a wonderful piece of engineering, only to have to cover it up with a large bit of linen??

Pointless.

I think he was joking Al Wink :grin:

Of course he was. Wasn't he??

I was just trying to rub in the fact that he missed the requirement for a lid ........ wonder if I should have bothered now. Smile

 

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Ifor, that Analogue Works looks fantastic. I think I could forego the integral dust cover requirement for one of those!

I presume there is not much to choose between the Jelco and Origin arms?

For the costs saving you could just get an aftermarket acrylic 'box' to cover the TT as opposed to a hinged lid.

I would say there is a fair bit to choose from between those two arms but it would depend on the models that you are referring to. (EDIT Forget this bit I've just seen their website)

It would depent on whether or not you prefer straight or J-shaped but I know which one I would go for.

 

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Tea towel? Amateurs! I'll just hoover it every other day. ROFL

Thanks to all for their suggestions. It's given me much better idea of what's out there.

EDIT: Is the Pro-ject 6 Perspex worth the extra cost over the Pro-ject 2 Experience?

Yes I'd say so although must confesss I have not heard it.

PS Under not circumstances would I suggest hoovering, and not just 'cos it's girlie.  :grin:

Had a thoughtful person once decide she would help me out by hoovering TT and surrounding area - cost me a trashed stylus on the Dynavector I had at the time.  |(

 

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Waxy wrote:

Ifor, that Analogue Works looks fantastic. I think I could forego the integral dust cover requirement for one of those!

I presume there is not much to choose between the Jelco and Origin arms?

i read somewhere that an integral lid is available, but I'm sure that is true.

if you can get to the Graham Slee open day at Aylesbury on 29th May (book through the gspaudio website) there is expected to be an Analogue Works TT in the mix of kit.

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Al ears wrote:

John Duncan wrote:
Get a tea towel...

Got plenty thanks.

Oh, I see what you mean.

Now why would the OP want to spend all that money (over his budget as you so rightly point out) on such a wonderful piece of engineering, only to have to cover it up with a large bit of linen??

Pointless.

Get the Gyro and save a few bob in the process. Smile

    £5 difference between Gyro and Gyro SE with cover..........:)
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Right. So, after much faffing, I seem to have narrowed things down (for the time being).

Either

a) Marantz TT15-S1 stock

b) Analogue Works TT1 with Origin Live Alliance arm & Nagaoka MP-200

 

Both use the full budget, and neither comes with a dust cover.  :grin:

Any thoughts/opinions/general insults?

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RE: What new turntable & cartridge for £1000-£1500?

Waxy wrote:

Right. So, after much faffing, I seem to have narrowed things down (for the time being).

Either

a) Marantz TT15-S1 stock

b) Analogue Works TT1 with Origin Live Alliance arm & Nagaoka MP-200

 

Both use the full budget, and neither comes with a dust cover.  :grin:

Any thoughts/opinions/general insults?

Personally I'd go for the Analogue Works, I think it uses better materials, is heavier, including a reasonably heavy platter for this price range. Plus I think it looks a little better.

EDIT: Another important point in favour of the Analogue Works is choice of arm and cartridge, which will allow you to optimise.

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Al ears wrote:

John Duncan wrote:
Get a tea towel...

Got plenty thanks.

Oh, I see what you mean.

Now why would the OP want to spend all that money (over his budget as you so rightly point out) on such a wonderful piece of engineering, only to have to cover it up with a large bit of linen??

Pointless.

Get the Gyro and save a few bob in the process. Smile

    £5 difference between Gyro and Gyro SE with cover..........:)

Not if you know where to buy, and certainly not if you are considering buying second-hand.

 

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Waxy wrote:

Right. So, after much faffing, I seem to have narrowed things down (for the time being).

Either

a) Marantz TT15-S1 stock

b) Analogue Works TT1 with Origin Live Alliance arm & Nagaoka MP-200

 

Both use the full budget, and neither comes with a dust cover.  :grin:

Any thoughts/opinions/general insults?

Personally I'd go for the Analogue Works, I think it uses better materials, is heavier, including a reasonably heavy platter for this price range. Plus I think it looks a little better.

EDIT: Another important point in favour of the Analogue Works is choice of arm and cartridge, which will allow you to optimise.

+1 for the Analogue Works if only for the very good arm / cartridge pairing - TT does look nice though. Smile

 

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I think I would still choose a Clearaudio or Michell Engineering model because they both have a history, which implies they might still be around in five, ten or more years.  Not that I want to knock enterprising British manufacturers at all, and the AW looks fab!

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