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  • Sumiko MDC-800

    I'm Looking for one?


  • #2
    David Fletcher's "The Arm" has a cult following, it was considered the ne plus ultra when I acquired my first Sota 'table. I couldn't swing it at the time so I compromised and bought a Sumiko FT-3 (a Jelco by another name). do report on it when you locate one, id like to know what i missed


    • #3
      I don't think this one sold before add ran out last month.
      SOURCE: VINYL - EAT C-Sharp with, EAT LPS power supply, My Sonic Lab Signature Gold
      DIGITAL - Mola Mola Tambaqui DAC. Roon Nucleus w/EAT Lps power supply. Auralic Aires G1
      PHONOSTAGE: AudioNet PAM G2 with AudioNet EPX power supply.
      PREAMP: Audionet PRE G2.
      AMPLIFIER: Audionet MAX monoblocks.
      SPEAKERS: YG Acoustics Anat III Signatures (upgraded to Sonja 1.2) JL Audio F112 V2 (x2)
      CABLES: Kubala-Sosna, Kubala Sosna Xpander.....Audio Desk Systeme RCM, Adona Rack, GIK & Acoustimac room treatment, Isoacoustics


      • #4
        some quick cyber sleuthing revealed "the arm" is based on the Breuer which, incidentally, is what the Brinkmann arms are based on - no wonder they all look very similar. Of the Brinkmann set ups I've heard with their own 'arm, they have all been faultless.


        • #5
          I have owned the MDC800 it in an Oracle Premier mk3, and sold it to a friend who keeps it just for the decorative aspect ... I remember that I only had the X counterweight, that limited the range of cartridges that should be used with it. As far as I have read, David Fletcher stopped manufacturing it after the SME V was introduced, feeling that they were too close in performance to justify go on manufacturing his own arm.

          The MDC800 had a great "feeling" when handled - light and delicate but simultaneously solid.
          My opinions rely on listening mainly to acoustical, non amplified music. I do not care about electronic music or listening to rock at stadium levels, but I enjoy Mahler and Shostakovitch.