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    Count Taffy the Terrible of Redgrave

    Marc I have a video which I will upload (did want to do it correctly when I tried from FB)....anyway in honor of the beauty..... (I had also been tempted with Penelope, Lady Penelope. It was a toss of a coin).
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    Count Taffy the Terrible of Redgrave

    By way of update, Count Taffy has been joined, though at present contiues to be, frankly, unimpressed, by Princess Purdey of Redgrave.
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    Who’s up for a $2800 fuse?

    Fools and their money comes to mind with this.
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    "Exclusive" find

    The green pcb is where rotation speed is monitored and fedback to the controller. Similar to Sony 's magnetic strip, Onkyo's "comb".
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    "Exclusive" find

    There isn't much that wasn't done 40 years ago in turntables. All the big Japanese companies threw all their technical might, knowledge and resources including financial, behind these statement products. It wasn't a cottage industry. The difference was there was a complete undeserved and...
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    "Exclusive" find

    They were different. in may respects the closest is the Onkyo PX100M, though that has no magnets. Similar insofar as the rotor passes through the coils on either side. Only the copper platter is the rotor.
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    "Exclusive" find

    Great TT. Enjoy and i look forward to seeing your project evolve. The arms are available from time to time. Japan is the best place. Good arm, some of the wands better than others. They are very cartridge dependent.
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    First Covid 19 vaccine recipient

    Not 100% proven. Some have suggested, China to an American military camp, then to Europe in the trenches. At the time German, US , UK & French troops suffered from it. None of them wanting to admit to it because of morale, named it "Spanish flu" as Spain was neutral in WWI. Spain was not...
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    Acoustic Treatment for Small Listening Rooms: Absorption vs. Diffusion

    Very interesting and thank you for the explanation. Interestingly I have over the holiday changed my room around, moving the speakers from the livelier end to the deader end. The outcome has not been as successful as I hoped. I have had to move damping out of the dead end. Still got work to do...
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    Happy Holidays!

    Salutations and a very merry Christmas to one and all.
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    HumminGuru - an inexpensive desktop RCM

    Thanks Tim Looks interesting. I presume "ultrasonic" is the way to go. My RCM is the traditional camel hair brush and vacuum.
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    Technics SP-10 MKII

    Fidelity Research FR64fx
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    Technics SP-10 MKII

    Mine is mounted on layered birch ply plinth about 30kg in all with FR64x and either AT33PTG/II or AT33EV and they work really well. In fact surprisingly well.
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    Sad news...Tim de Paravicini has passed

    The very sad news is that Tim de Paravicini, the audio design genius of E.A.R., has passed away from cancer. A brilliant audio designer and character, no doubt he will be greatly missed by all who knew him and had great respect for his work.
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    Cork mats

    Really depends on the platter material: aluminum, glass, SS, copper etc. Some work better w/o a mat at all. Oyaide BR-12 is good with lighter platters. Anachromat works well on some. Leather, I have had succcess on SS platters, though SS on its own it pretty good with central & peripheral clamps.
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    What turntables do you use? Pictures would be nice as well :-)

    Welcome and good to see you here.
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    The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?

    Let it all out Marc...ABBA and Steps (new album out) will be cathartic and you'll feel all the better for it. ;-)
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    SME 3012R and new Kuzma in the house

    The first image is a 3012R. The following images look to me like a 3012 MK1 without the additional anti-skate that folded over the the top of the bearing house.
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    SME 3012R and new Kuzma in the house

    My thoughts exactly. Not a 3012R.
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    Favorite TV shows thread

    Sorry, couldn't remember which was the last. I have found them all good. S4 was engaging IMHO. Mrs Rhodes character is developed more.
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    Favorite TV shows thread

    A bit weak in the first episode but was building nicely until the break which was episode 7 or so. Not sure what will happen as Covid interrupted filming etc.
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    I-Qual Vacuum Disc Mate IQ1300A (Vacuum platter)

    So after a week I think it is worth it. Some records it struggles with; those that are quite warped. However it does come with a 1 kilo steel sheet (foam backed) to help out by putting even pressure across the whole record. You don't have to use it but I have found easier with. On a few records...
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    A very cheap but extremely effective tweak for records’ static

    Mine arrived yesterday. Been using it today....Best £11 I've spent in a while. It does work. Makes the surface noise drop significantly. I'm convinced I could hear the static dissipating as I clicked. USB rechargeable.
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    Favorite TV shows thread

    It is good and historically quite correct. I enjoyed it (if such a subject matter can be considered enjoyable).
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    A very cheap but extremely effective tweak for records’ static

    Worth a try. Only £11 in UK. For sale at Amazon UK
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    This looks interesting.......

    Peter Motor is the Linn Premotec and the PSU is the Revolution. It is constructed of Aluminium and Delrin. Footers are magnetic floating. Price is £5-£7k depending on platter materials, stands etc. Evolution Turntable Website
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    This looks interesting.......

    Lee many thanks for the additional photos, helpful. I have been in touch with him, his name being Lee too. The motor is the weak link being an LP12 (Premotec) with a fairly simple "Revoultion" PSU, but I have a plan for that. I hope to visit with Lee after lock down to see for myself.
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    Good flat screen TV for about US$500

    Yes, including Sonys as I was told when I bought mine. Samsung the other big manufacturers.
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    I-Qual Vacuum Disc Mate IQ1300A (Vacuum platter)

    Initial thoughts are very positive. Need to spend longer with it. It takes about 30-45 seconds to create the vacuum. Some records require 2 goes as the pump has an auto off. It really makes a difference with 100g/120g vinyl. Some things I might have done differently. Anyway more anon.

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