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  1. #61
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    Rigid cones .mmmm .
    Mines on a steel soundstyle rack with a glass shelf on a quite wooden floor which has an amount of bounce to it. The gyrodec is on a wall shelf from custom design. I will try rigid feet as I have some spikes that will fit the threads but I think it might be a bit un isolated . Don't want the bass to get mushed up . What's yours sat on a?

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    My tt sits on a big (18 inch square, 2 inch thick) granite/concrete slab (from a garden centre) on top of a set of IKEA shelves. Really quite massive. I suspect the heavy slab soaks up a lot of external vibes. Wooden floor, but not very bouncy.
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    I went from Sorbothane feet to Soundcare Superspikes and that tidied up everything nicely. Better defined bass, more dynamics, less muddled. Sat on a very heavy StandsUnique rack with 10mm glass shelves onto carpeted rigid wooden floor.

    No noticeable vibration.
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  4. #64
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    Just had a butchers at the soundspikes...interesting.
    Is there a big difference with those from putting speakers spikes in and sitting them on small pieces of say , copper ?
    Just as a cheap quick experiment before possibly purchasing some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Engine View Post
    Just had a butchers at the soundspikes...interesting.
    Is there a big difference with those from putting speakers spikes in and sitting them on small pieces of say , copper ?
    Just as a cheap quick experiment before possibly purchasing some.
    Would have thought there would be some difference. The SuperSpikes are apparently made of 4 different metals to control resonances etc and the spikes themselves sit in a mild steel cup in a fairly thick zinc base. Could always give it a whirl but I shouldn't think the result will be the same.
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    OK thankee

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Engine View Post
    What so because vinyl has it's faults I might as well use a dansette ??....what utter shite
    Yes, that was utter shite.

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    Being a tinkerer ( with my Techie), l have tried Sorbothane feet - ok, Isonoes- really really good, and look cool to boot, then the 25 Vantage Audio feet, and these reside under the Techy now, great VFM and make a quite a big difference.
    This week l will be mainly listening to music on my 80's amp and speakers.

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    In what way Andy and what's it all sat on it?
    I've just had a look at them. You're right they look damned good .

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Engine View Post
    In what way Andy and what's it all sat on it?
    I've just had a look at them. You're right they look damned good .
    Mmm, noise floor dropped, bass was better, everything was more musical, with the VA feet l could fit the Techie on an Audiophile Base shelf, so now my (tweaked Techie) sounds really really good and so musical
    For 25 sobs you cannot go wrong with the VA feet.

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    Oops! Nearly forgot with the VA feet, l put a nylon washer over the thread of the VA feet, so l had no metal to metal touching from the inside of the VA foot and the bottom of the Techie feet.
    This week l will be mainly listening to music on my 80's amp and speakers.

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    On it..... a very kind fellow here has sent me some really squidgy stick on ones to try first. I'll see how that sounds first. cheers. Iv

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    l have tried the Sorbothane feet and was not overly keen, the Isonoes and VA feet much better, all imho of course.
    This week l will be mainly listening to music on my 80's amp and speakers.

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    valued....

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    valued opinion by a DD virgin.

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    Never really fully understood why some people have spent 3K odd upgrading a 1210.

    I thought the good thing with a 1210 is that it sounds great and costs only 200. I guess for some people, spending 1K on a replacement bearing or whatever they do just makes them feel better, so they don't have to admit they have a 200 1210 in their system..

    I've no real advice for you I'm afraid Mr Engine.

    The Timestep PSU people had written something interesting detailing certain limitiations to the original internal supply, part of the problem being caused by it being with the other electronics. Then again, it was promotional material for the Timestep PSU.

    Put it on a wall stand.

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    I started DJing on a couple of 1210s early in the 90s. Loved them. Time moved on, everyone moved over to cdjs and I sold them. Last year, after looking wistfully at my pile of old vinyl for far too long, I got another 1210 in very good condition, for peanuts. Stuck an ADC XLMmkiii cart on it, and got a decent phono stage and mat, and ran it through my Sugdens, and it sounds bloody fabulous. Really really nice, and my dj nostalgia is fully satisfied. Absolutely no desire to upgrade it further, but for about 350ish with all the associated bits, its a really nice vinyl set-up to my ears. And I just love looking at it
    If you're not fussed about having 'THE BEST' vinyl set up, but you'd like something decent for a modest outlay, grab one, seriously.

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    Grab a what exactly ??
    A Technics SL ?
    Cart ?
    What sort of mat you using ? I just have a felt one on at the mo.....No shami's for me to chop up at asda yesterday lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by nat8808 View Post
    Never really fully understood why some people have spent 3K odd upgrading a 1210.

    I thought the good thing with a 1210 is that it sounds great and costs only 200. I guess for some people, spending 1K on a replacement bearing or whatever they do just makes them feel better, so they don't have to admit they have a 200 1210 in their system..
    Yes, I find it curious, too.
    I've never heard a 'proper' demo of a tricked-up 1210/1200, so I couldn't comment on their sonics.
    But .... I know of sensible folk who are more than happy to spend BIG bucks on the rest of their kit, and yet who are totally convinced that their multi-k tricked up Techie 1200 is fully worthy to belong in their genuine high end system. Personally, I cannot argue with that kind of conviction - there just has to be something in it.
    Tbh - such are the extent of the mods done that it's not a 1210/1200 at all anymore - just a skeletal chassis with everything else changed.
    Hmm ... it is baffling!

    Quote Originally Posted by nick dartmoor View Post
    .... I got another 1210 in very good condition, for peanuts. Stuck an ADC XLMmkiii cart on it, and got a decent phono stage and mat, and ran it through my Sugdens, and it sounds bloody fabulous. Really really nice .... If you're not fussed about having 'THE BEST' vinyl set up, but you'd like something decent for a modest outlay, grab one, seriously.
    Yes, I agree, the basic Techie 1200 for 200 is seriously good vfm - and the standard arms are happy to take some very nice MC carts, you don't have to stay with MMs at all (unless you want to!). Stick a decent mat on it, and bypass the wobbly feet with some rigid spikes/cones and away you go!
    Mind you, I think the Pioneer PL-71 is even better, those are rarer but sell for the same sort of money or less, but don't seem to have the upgrade potential.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JANDL100 View Post
    Yes, I find it curious, too.
    I've never heard a 'proper' demo of a tricked-up 1210/1200, so I couldn't comment on their sonics.
    But .... I know of sensible folk who are more than happy to spend BIG bucks on the rest of their kit, and yet who are totally convinced that their multi-k tricked up Techie 1200 is fully worthy to belong in their genuine high end system. Personally, I cannot argue with that kind of conviction - there just has to be something in it.
    Tbh - such are the extent of the mods done that it's not a 1210/1200 at all anymore - just a skeletal chassis with everything else changed.
    Hmm ... it is baffling!



    Yes, I agree, the basic Techie 1200 for 200 is seriously good vfm - and the standard arms are happy to take some very nice MC carts, you don't have to stay with MMs at all (unless you want to!).
    Mind you, I think the Pioneer PL-71 is even better, those are a rarer but sell for the same sort of money or less, but don't seem to have the upgrade potential.
    But they don't need it

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    A Tecchie does exactly what you expect of it.

    As somebody said earlier on the thread, if you spend 3 - 400 all in on the deck you get a good, easy to use deck that is comparable with anything else at the price range and maybe a bit more.

    Absolutely brilliant things for what you pay for them.
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