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  • #16
    This does and always will float my boat. I will have one in 2016!

    Marty

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    • #17
      Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
      Not going to find many arguments here about the old classic turntable designs.

      Here we go with something I know near and dear to David's heart!
      You got that right Myles! Over the years I've gone through many, many tts, I guess I never gave up on analog. Digital was always something on the side or in addition to the analog and never the main event for me, even more so today. Just can't get excited about a computer…

      Here's the one that started it all, the first and original truly high end professional turntable, the EMT 927. It was designed by Wilhelm Franz in the early 1950's as THE reference table, a title that I find as valid today as it was the day it was born. Over the years I accumulated many wonderful turntables but to date I haven't found one that has surpassed the 927 sonically and functionally. I have a couple of tables that come very close and one that matches it sonically but not ergonomically. The EMT 927 was a professional tool and came in different versions according to customers requirements so they'll vary, like the 2 armed F version originally made for the Swedish broadcast company mine is one of them. I've since removed the original phono stage and replaced the cabinet with what is called the heavy base. This is one of the 3 that I owned over time. Here are some picts

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      david


      Manufacturer: American Sound Turntables and The Nothing Rack
      Distribution: NEODIO

      Special Sales: van den Hul
      Industry Representation: Lamm, Kharma OLS Speakers, Ortofon, ZYX, Keith Monks, Audio Desk, Jensen Transformer, Venta Airwasher

      Unique Items: Vintage Horn Speakers
      http://www.audionirvana.org/forum/ti...stening-room-1
      http://www.audionirvana.org/forum/ti...earfield-setup

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      • #18
        Here's a very early and ultra mint single arm version that I recently sold,

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        david
        Manufacturer: American Sound Turntables and The Nothing Rack
        Distribution: NEODIO

        Special Sales: van den Hul
        Industry Representation: Lamm, Kharma OLS Speakers, Ortofon, ZYX, Keith Monks, Audio Desk, Jensen Transformer, Venta Airwasher

        Unique Items: Vintage Horn Speakers
        http://www.audionirvana.org/forum/ti...stening-room-1
        http://www.audionirvana.org/forum/ti...earfield-setup

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        • #19
          Wow they all look mint to me!!! And 78 rpm to boot.

          How did you get turned onto these tables because doubt they were imported into the US back then?

          Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
          Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
          ________________________________________

          -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
          -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
          -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
          -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
          -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
          -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
          -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
          -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
          -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
          -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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          • #20
            I have a lot of 78s, with the EMT arm and cartridges its easy to switch between stereo, mono & mono 78, setup the arm for any of them and you can switch them in and out as desired. EMT table were imported by Gotham Audio, not sure how many/if any 927s were sold but I've come across several 930s. This company was also the Neumann distributor. I came across EMT and other tables mostly in Japan during the 14 years I lived in the Far East and then Vladimir Lamm had a direct input in what I purchased and collected.

            david

            Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
            Wow they all look mint to me!!! And 78 rpm to boot.

            How did you get turned onto these tables because doubt they were imported into the US back then?
            Manufacturer: American Sound Turntables and The Nothing Rack
            Distribution: NEODIO

            Special Sales: van den Hul
            Industry Representation: Lamm, Kharma OLS Speakers, Ortofon, ZYX, Keith Monks, Audio Desk, Jensen Transformer, Venta Airwasher

            Unique Items: Vintage Horn Speakers
            http://www.audionirvana.org/forum/ti...stening-room-1
            http://www.audionirvana.org/forum/ti...earfield-setup

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            • #21
              I only own classic turntables I have done so in a long time, have tried Linn Basik, LP 12, Pierre Lurne Roma, Oracle Paris, Micro Seiki, etc


              Garrard 301
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              My current favorite is the Garrard 301 on the wishlist is a fully refurbished Garrard 401 from Audio Grail.UK.
              One of my friends runs two of those and they are cool and sound superb in any department ;-)
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              • #22
                A Danish classic, that I would like to own, the idlerdrive Mørch DS6a turntable :-)
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by banditcat200 View Post
                  I only own classic turntables I have done so in a long time, have tried Linn Basik, LP 12, Pierre Lurne Roma, Oracle Paris, Micro Seiki, etc


                  Garrard 301
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                  My current favorite is the Garrard 301 on the wishlist is a fully refurbished Garrard 401 from Audio Grail.UK.
                  One of my friends runs two of those and they are cool and sound superb in any department ;-)
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                  What's the difference between a Garrard 301 and 501?
                  Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                  Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                  ________________________________________

                  -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                  -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
                  -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                  -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
                  -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                  -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                  -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                  -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                  -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                  -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by david k View Post
                    I have a lot of 78s, with the EMT arm and cartridges its easy to switch between stereo, mono & mono 78, setup the arm for any of them and you can switch them in and out as desired. EMT table were imported by Gotham Audio, not sure how many/if any 927s were sold but I've come across several 930s. This company was also the Neumann distributor. I came across EMT and other tables mostly in Japan during the 14 years I lived in the Far East and then Vladimir Lamm had a direct input in what I purchased and collected.

                    david



                    How often do you have to replace the idler drive roller? That looks a little modernized?
                    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                    ________________________________________

                    -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                    -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
                    -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                    -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
                    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                    -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                    -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post


                      What's the difference between a Garrard 301 and 501?
                      The motor difference be twin the 301 and 401, is that 401 motor is more silent running and thereby easier to mechanically ground via the plinth.
                      The 501 is a completely new beast building on the old designs strengths with everything made from scratch by Loricraft.

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                      • #26
                        David,

                        I'm not worthy.... and also shocked to see yet another SME 3012R even on the EMT turntable.

                        Did all the EMTs you got from Asia still had 60Hz motors?

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Ki Choi View Post
                          David,

                          I'm not worthy.... and also shocked to see yet another SME 3012R even on the EMT turntable.

                          Did all the EMTs you got from Asia still had 60Hz motors?
                          Ki, it tells you what I think of the 3012 if I cut the 927 to accommodate this arm when its considered criminal in some circles!

                          The few I got were always 50 hz, never even came across a 60 hz unit.

                          david
                          Manufacturer: American Sound Turntables and The Nothing Rack
                          Distribution: NEODIO

                          Special Sales: van den Hul
                          Industry Representation: Lamm, Kharma OLS Speakers, Ortofon, ZYX, Keith Monks, Audio Desk, Jensen Transformer, Venta Airwasher

                          Unique Items: Vintage Horn Speakers
                          http://www.audionirvana.org/forum/ti...stening-room-1
                          http://www.audionirvana.org/forum/ti...earfield-setup

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post


                            How often do you have to replace the idler drive roller? That looks a little modernized?
                            I replaced one after 17 years, it probably is a current product the older NOS ones that I have are all dried out.

                            david
                            Manufacturer: American Sound Turntables and The Nothing Rack
                            Distribution: NEODIO

                            Special Sales: van den Hul
                            Industry Representation: Lamm, Kharma OLS Speakers, Ortofon, ZYX, Keith Monks, Audio Desk, Jensen Transformer, Venta Airwasher

                            Unique Items: Vintage Horn Speakers
                            http://www.audionirvana.org/forum/ti...stening-room-1
                            http://www.audionirvana.org/forum/ti...earfield-setup

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by david k View Post

                              Ki, it tells you what I think of the 3012 if I cut the 927 to accommodate this arm when its considered criminal in some circles!

                              The few I got were always 50 hz, never even came across a 60 hz unit.

                              david
                              Do you use an AC inverter then to get the speed right?

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Ki Choi View Post
                                Do you use an AC inverter then to get the speed right?
                                No, I have several other tts that require voltage and/or frequency adjustment so I use a Chroma 61601 programmable AC Source.

                                http://www.chromausa.com/product/low...-source-61600/


                                david
                                Manufacturer: American Sound Turntables and The Nothing Rack
                                Distribution: NEODIO

                                Special Sales: van den Hul
                                Industry Representation: Lamm, Kharma OLS Speakers, Ortofon, ZYX, Keith Monks, Audio Desk, Jensen Transformer, Venta Airwasher

                                Unique Items: Vintage Horn Speakers
                                http://www.audionirvana.org/forum/ti...stening-room-1
                                http://www.audionirvana.org/forum/ti...earfield-setup

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