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

Waxy wrote:

My current deck has survived at toddler-level unscathed thus far. Remarkably the minion has left it well alone. She was told from an early age not to touch Dad's record player or records. Plus, speaker domes are much more inviting to little fingers...  :O

And those speakers with the nice 'letter box' port on the front are just so inviting when it comes to a slice of toast.... yeh I know only too well. :grin:

 

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

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The £800 extra they are asking appears slightly laughable. (£710 for a power supply, come on!) ROFL

As Waxy says there appears to be a little more than that. I daresay the TT1 has most of the required sound and looks great value at £800 odd, but for example the earlier SME10s can be upgraded with a newer power supply, for over £1000, which just about doubles the 'size' of the sound. And of course Linn, Naim, etc have been making additional turntable PSUs for about the same £££ for many years and with many satisfied buyers. On a more budget note, the Rega TTPSU also radically improves an RP3 level turntable (admittedly for £198).

Very interested to hear the outcome of this BTW.

As a footnote, has any heard (or even seen) the new Project Xtension 9 - looks much sleeker than the 10 to my eyes.

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

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Analogue Works TT1 > Onkyo > B&W CM9

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2 boxes arrived this morning. One large, and very heavy. The other containing the arm/cartridge.  :bounce:

 

Gotta wait until small person is in bed before unpacking.

Analogue Works TT1 > Onkyo > B&W CM9

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RE: What new turntable... It's here!

Finally got the Analogue Works set up this evening.

 

Initial impression? Wow. 

 

Will eventually write up a mini-review, but I'm afraid that, right now, my ears are busy.

 

Analogue Works TT1 > Onkyo > B&W CM9

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RE: What new turntable... It's here!

Waxy wrote:

Finally got the Analogue Works set up this evening.

 

Initial impression? Wow. 

 

Will eventually write up a mini-review, but I'm afraid that, right now, my ears are busy.

 

Great!

I daresay that little purple Nagaoka has a part to play - really opens up after 20 hrs!

What made you go for the Nag? was it peer pressure off here Smile

For the money the best MM you can buy - IMO of course.

Glad your enjoying the deck!!

 

Michell / Icon Audio / Kudos

 

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I daresay that little purple Nagaoka has a part to play - really opens up after 20 hrs!

What made you go for the Nag? was it peer pressure off here Smile

For the money the best MM you can buy - IMO of course.

Glad your enjoying the deck!!

 

Your suggestion of the MP-200 did pique my interest. Have always been an Ortofon buyer for some unfathomable reason. If the Nag sounds this good now, I'm going to be very pleased in 20 or so hours! I now understand what is meant by a bigger soundstage  Smile

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Happy Days !!

 

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