yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

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Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

Post by Ant » Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:19 pm

Just put the soundsmith Othello fixed coil cart I bought on the big lenco. Been wanting to try a moving iron/fixed coil, whatever you want to call it for ages, hence getting this.

good god. this thing has some really good bass, really deep and tight, and it starts and stops like lightning. Even compared with the Hana and the dv20........
Top end isn't anything to write home about, abit shut in and a little dull compared to the dv and the Hana which is to be expected, but it definitely has something going for it, very bouncy and musical.
Aaarrgh! I really don't want to mess about with the dual, but I'm very tempted to put it on there and see what it does.
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Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

Post by Paul Barker » Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:44 pm

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :D
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Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

Post by Ant » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:30 pm

Seeing as the Dual packed in, and I lack the required frame of mind to even attempt to fix it, I just built another type 3 Lenco for the linear arm to go on.

ImageBte designs Type 3/a lenco by anthony cresswell, on Flickr

I've designated it (and another one) type 3/a because its slightly different to the big Lenco. The curve around the rear is closer in, so that it follows the same measurement from the pan as the centre of the 3 square edges. This will be the spec going forward.

This is the other one

ImageBte designs Type 3/a lenco by anthony cresswell, on Flickr

This one is a commission that I was asked to build off the back of lending out the big Lenco. Its got an Audiomods series 5 on it, the cart is a very very nice shure ME95ed, i got this on the gl78 that I built the black one out of. Im rather surprised how nice it is. Almost makes me want to investigate a v15 It will have a Goldring Excel gs on it when it goes to its new owner on friday

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Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

Post by Mike H » Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:08 pm

"I lack the required frame of mind to even attempt" I like that, I must be able to use that sometime :D
 
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Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

Post by Ant » Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:41 pm

Been playing with carts. Ive had the soundsmith on it, the shure m95 and the dv20x2. Ive ended up after much faffing and internal debate, with the dynavector on it again.
I just prefer its blend of strengths and weaknesses to the others. The 95 will be kept as a spare ( along with the other early dv20 and maybe an m55e) and some of the others will get put up for sale.
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Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

Post by Ant » Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:53 pm

Been doing abit of listening to the lenco/airprodigy today, it doesnt get used much compared to the jvc.
Every time i listen to it i like it more. I think its the complete lack of clutter to the sound with the arm. Everything occupies its own space and nothing trips over other things. Its so easy to listen to, it just gives you whats there.
And the imaging. It images. I dont know why it does this party trick so well compared to other arms ive owned, things in the mix are just there even with the ruddy great fanes.. imaging isnt their strong point. I can live with that.
Its running through the benedict audio at the moment because i wanted to run the mofi studiophono in and she uses the jvc all the time, so it made sense to run it through that instead.
Might swap them over now, i want to see what the mofi can do now its got a good few hours on it.
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Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

Post by Ant » Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:22 pm

completed another one. This is number 7

ImageBte designs type3/b alphason hr100s mcs sae1000 lt by anthony cresswell, on Flickr

built to spec, this one has a full bbp plinth, topped with a bright red veneer. its called sanguine ash apparently. The motor unit is a little different to usual as the chassis plate had been filled with epoxy resin to damp it, so i didnt have to damp it this time. it also has a stainless ring that goes around the bearing mount to reinforce it. dunno it it makes any difference though

ImageBte designs type3/b alphason hr100s mcs sae1000 lt by anthony cresswell, on Flickr

the chassis is sprayed in a jaguar colour, its jaguar indigo blue, and it actually looks really nice, the metallic bits in it and the purply base colour pop out when the light hits it.

arm is an alphason hr100mcs, and the cart is an sae1000 lt. which is a rebadged coral 777ex. lovely cart.

came out pretty good if i do say so myself
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Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

Post by Max N » Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:52 pm

That’s an absolute beauty
Er, I mean, very shoddy indeed

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Re: yet another boring one trick pony turntable build

Post by Ali Tait » Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:14 pm

Cracking job Ant, shoddy indeed.

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