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    Dave, have you seen this unblemished "low mileage" 927 for sale for 55k from NL?
    Looks like a great, maybe pretty rare example.
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    Can you compare and contrast the ways the 927 and AS match up against each other?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiritofmusic View Post
    Dave, have you seen this unblemished "low mileage" 927 for sale for €55k from NL?
    Looks like a great, maybe pretty rare example.
    You can’t gauge anything from picts, repainting the chassis is pretty straightforward it’s the mechanical side which counts but that vendor is a trusted source for EMT tables.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spiritofmusic View Post
    Can you compare and contrast the ways the 927 and AS match up against each other?
    This is a tough one Marc since I’m a party with interest and I really love the 927 but the AS is a level up and it’s a steep level. Mike, Ron, Steve and recently Airbearing heard the same too.

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    Dave, he claims it's pretty much unused.
    Minimal level of restoration.
    The proverbial mint condition barn find Bentley or Ferrari.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiritofmusic View Post
    Dave, he claims it's pretty much unused.
    Minimal level of restoration.
    The proverbial mint condition barn find Bentley or Ferrari.
    Could very well be what he says it is, you should fly over and check it out for yourself if you're serious about getting one.

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    I remember seeing this. Thanks for posting. That arm from 1990 or so looks like an SME V. Interesting that he did not use one of the more famous vintage arms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddk View Post
    .... they were designed for very different jobs and environments even EMT's sonic ambitions for the 930 was different from 927's. With the 930 it was also an issue of their daily work environment which often was much harsher the 927 would ever see. So in the end very dissimilar tables.

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    That's interesting. I've always thought the reported sonic leap of 927 wrt 930 was sort of "accidental": ability to play 16" acetates forced larger platter, which forced larger bearing and stronger motor, which forced stronger chassis etc which t the end resulted in reportedly stellar sonics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddk View Post
    Could very well be what he says it is, you should fly over and check it out for yourself if you're serious about getting one.

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    +1 a must do if serious. If possible, please load the Dr Feikert app /the paid version with a weighted readout/, grab a good test disc and test for w&f.
    IIRC 927 has 0.03% weighted nominal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacore View Post
    That's interesting. I've always thought the reported sonic leap of 927 wrt 930 was sort of "accidental": ability to play 16" acetates forced larger platter, which forced larger bearing and stronger motor, which forced stronger chassis etc which t the end resulted in reportedly stellar sonics.
    Cheers,
    I was told the same that the 927 is an improved 930 but that's not true at all, the sonic differences go way beyond that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stacore View Post
    +1 a must do if serious. If possible, please load the Dr Feikert app /the paid version with a weighted readout/, grab a good test disc and test for w&f.
    IIRC 927 has 0.03% weighted nominal.

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    WhY ?

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    In my experience of the 930 that is a good, rough check of the health, which can be done without sending the deck to an EMT specialist.
    Of course higher than nominal w&f does not mean the deck is necessarily unhealthy: it can be just a matter of the old idler, cap adjustment, or simply the
    test record is not to the 927 standard But a low w&f indicates that with a good chance the deck is healthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacore View Post
    In my experience of the 930 that is a good, rough check of the health, which can be done without sending the deck to an EMT specialist.
    Of course higher than nominal w&f does not mean the deck is necessarily unhealthy: it can be just a matter of the old idler, cap adjustment, or simply the
    test record is not to the 927 standard But a low w&f indicates that with a good chance the deck is healthy.

    Cheers,
    You know when things are even a bit off and parts need replacing. I've heard this deck regularly for the last 20 years its sound is ingrained in my being. The other thing is that I don't own a pc and our 10 year old macbook died recently, can't run the Feikert program even if I wanted to.

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