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  • #61
    My 1957 Thorens TD124, sn 1362, the 362nd one produced.


    • #62
      A pair of ARC D79B’s and ARC EC 21 tube electronic crossover ( amps & XOver circa 1981 )
      Attached Files
      VPI HR-X Uni FatBoy 12 Lyra Kleos VPI TNT6 Aluminum Platter upgrade Kuzma Stogi Ref 313VTA Benz Micro Gullwing SLR
      ARC REF Phono 2SE ARC REF 40 Anniv ARC REF 610T w/ KT120
      Duntech C5000 Princess
      Pair of Shunyata King Cobra CX Power Cord Pair of Synergistic Research Tesla Precision Power Cord Straightwire Interconnects Synergistic Research Tesla Apex Speaker Wires VPI Phono cable
      Vintage: ARC SP10MK 2 preamp, a pair of ARC D79B’s ARC EC21 Electronic X Over Magnepan MG3A Rebuilt


      • #63
        I have a Denon DP-62L turntable that has a lot of mods:
        1) Stock tonearm removed and replaced with an OEM Rega RB300
        2) The Rega RB300 has Incognito wiring, a Mitchell Technoweight, and is mounted to an acrylic armboard via a Riggle VTAF
        3) The main bearing on the DP-62L was upgraded to a ceramic/ruby bearing and all metal surfaces were machined to better than new specs (Applied Fidelity)
        4) The 62L was fully recapped in 2010
        5) Sorbothane has been applied under the plinth to offset any feedback/resonance issues
        6) The stock dust cover has sorbothane sheeting applied to the inside rear surface to mitigate acoustic feedback issues
        7) The stock platter mat has been replaced by a Herbies Way Excellent II mat
        8) The end of LP lifting function has been added to the RB-300 via a Q-Up lifter
        9) The 62L sat on a Gingko Cloud 11 isolation platform

        My trusty old DP-62L is a much better turntable than what I bought back in 1983 but it now sits in storage waiting for someplace with more room. It was used daily up until 3 years ago when I replaced it with a VPI Prime. I hope to restore it to use as soon as I can.

        Life is is just samples thereof

        Analog: Walnut VPI Prime TT, HRX Pulley + 3 Belt Drive + ADS Speed Ctrl, 3D Dual Pivot Assy, Tru Lift, HW-40 Feet
        Analog 2: Ortofon Windfeld Ti + Bob's Devices VPI Sky 30 Stepup + Liberty Audio B2B-1 Phono Preamp, Stereo Squares Dust Cover, Wayne's Audio Peripheral Ring
        Analog Care: VPI MW-1, Kirmuss KA-RC-1, Record Doctor V, Hunt EDA VI Brush, AQ Brush, Discwasher Record Care Kit
        Digital: TASCAM UH-7000 USB Interface, Pioneer Elite DV-47Ai Universal Disc Player, NAD C448 Internet Radio/Streamer
        Digital 2: Digital Audio Workstation (Toshiba P75-A7200 w/MS Windows 10, 24GB RAM, 1.5 TB Crucial MX300 SSD Internal Storage, Intel i7-4700MQ Processor)

        Amp: Rogue RP-9 Line Preamp, Schiit Loki Tone Ctrls, Parasound A21 Power Amp
        Speakers: Magnepan MMC2, REL T9/i Subwoofer
        Headphones: Stax Lambda Pro + SRM 1 MK II, Focal Clear + Schiit Lyr 2
        Wires: Kimber Hero ICs, Kimber 8TC Speaker Cables, AQ Leopard Phono IC, Pangea Silver USB Cables, StraightWire Expressivo ICs
        Power: Furman Elite 15 PFi


        • JCOConnell
          JCOConnell commented
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          I actively use two turnttables, main one for stereo, secondary one for mono records.