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Spider last won the day on March 20 2017

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  • Birthday 11/05/1967

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  • Turn Table
    SP10 & AS Challenger
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Alphason mcs
  • SUT / Phono Stage
  • Digital Source 1
    Opus 21
  • Integrated Amp
    Gamma Ref 211
  • My Speakers
    Club 27 Kurt’s
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Spider

    Ultrasonic Cleaning

    I think the fluids used in industry and the solutions used are aggressive in nature. I’ve even cleaned shellac 78s without any damage. The frequency used by different companies varies massively from 35khz to over 200khz. l’ve found no evidence of damage over the thousands of records I’ve cleaned by using the right fluid and the right type of machine.
  2. Spider

    Technics SL armboard

    It is a brilliant set up and sounds lovely. It can’t go back to its owner due to lockdown so I’m enjoying listening to it at the moment.
  3. Latest feedback from the newest Velvet Vortex user: What voodoo is this machine Tim? I’m listening to my 72 press of rise and fall of Ziggy stardust and it is now noise free!! What a machine! Thanks for bringing it over, made my lockdown !!
  4. I bought my PMA-850 recently. I bought it for a change of scene as much as anything else but what I’ve found is an excellent amplifier. It sounds great and has so many inputs and outputs anything is possible. How many amplifiers allow for three turntables and two tape decks to be connected along with a Streamer and CD player too. I would agree with all the positives written here, the Denon has all the raw power and HiFi finesse needed to get the most from your sources. It is a very musical amplifier and has no problem getting your foot tapping and I have found it to be the equal of any modern integrated amplifier I’ve heard at shows or at bake offs. I’m very happy with mine.
  5. Am I allowed 3? If I was pushed to choose it would be Technics RS1500 closely followed by SP10.
  6. I still use exactly that mix in my fluids. Not done any better than that mix yet.
  7. Here is a photo my friend sent me.
  8. I would use Mark. He’s done me a plinth for my SP10 and its brilliant, sounds great and looks great. I’ve seen several 301’s he has done and they were all stunning. He recently did a 401 for a friend of mine who inherited a lovely 401 from his uncle. Mark took it out of its rather shabby old box and turned it into a thing of beauty that sounds fantastic. I doubt you’d do better for the money.
  9. Let’s just say sometimes going outside the box is a good thing. There are some amazing tradesmen out there whose names may not be known but whose products are excellent.
  10. Talk to @divedeepdog he makes brilliant plinths he’ll make them to your requirements and they look as good as they sound. There’s not much about Garrards and plinths he doesn’t know.
  11. GL75 Is a good shout If you can push the budget then go for a Technics SL1200 mkii if you shop about they can be had for £300 to £350. Lots of scope to improve it in the future with a better tonearm etc.
  12. And they can look really cool, I made this for a 301.
  13. They can be removed easily and probably just need a clean and new silicon. New ones can be bought on eBay quite cheaply.
  14. thanks guys think I'm getting there with all this advice, I think I've got the fresh install of windows 10 working. :-)