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  • Thorens TD-550

    Just stunning!

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    Dynavector DV20x2L MC cartridge - Genesis G7.1f speakers - Marantz Reference PM-KI-Pearl Int. Amp. - Oracle Audio Paris MkV turntable - Various Morrow & Valab/King cables

  • #2
    Agree 100%, beautiful!
    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


    • #3
      Too bad it gets marked up so much here in the US. It's available for about 40-50% less in the UK from dealers and that has their 40 points on it. At 7K I might have to get one, but I'm not paying 15K for a 7.5K here in the US.


      • Johnny Vinyl
        Johnny Vinyl commented
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        Holy crapola! That's a huge disparity. How can this be justified?

      • spinblackcircle
        spinblackcircle commented
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        Distributor markup and I'd guess import duties. Many of the other brands Rutherford Audio distributes have a similar price difference. For example, the SMARTractor, $650 in the US but I can purchase it for $400 from the UK. I'm sure the whole Brexit and current conversion rates help a bit as well but still a pretty good margin bump. Now I understand why my Soundsmith Zephyr which is basically a B&O SMMC3 ($300 retail) plugged into a Corian body sells for $1K. Just more examples of the fleecing of the Audiophile wallet. It really makes one feel like an idiot when you figure these things out, and had changed my whole thought process on the items I purchase.

      • Johnny Vinyl
        Johnny Vinyl commented
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        I suppose it works the other way around as well with other product.