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  1. Or contact Steve at Magna Audio . He is a whizz at fabricating turntable parts. He posts on Art of Sound or contact him here. https://fosworld.wixsite.com/magna-audio
  2. I can never understand the point of listening to digital recordings of speakers, "needledrops" or any hifi whatsoever, particularly on a laptop or phone.......🤔 Am I just old?
  3. Deffo try the Tucana ii Anniversary. Its a super integrated that will drive a lot of speakers and has an authoritive presentation. Slightly dated ergonomics and styling but a real competitor sonically.
  4. Interesting review of the new L82 in this months Hifi Choice. Get a good review from David Vivian. Not the most accurate but musical and fun. So very JBL by the sound of it 🙂
  5. This is a very good phono stage. Deffo competitive with separate stages costing much more. It keeps the same clear incisive but not bright presentation that A21 fans will know well. An essential add on for any vinyl fan.
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    Dorry I wasn't able to pick up Julian , but good its got a new home 🙂
  7. Yes the condition of the drivers is important. With these models you need to ensure the cones are not warped, the rubbers surrounds are not cracked, perished and also that voicecoils do not scrape when the driver is pushed in.
  8. Hi John, sorry I missed this post. I imagine it should work well as the 401 Rega combo is on the smoother side. Jack NSM uses the similar 2m black on a rb300 with his td124 idler and it sounds superb. I must try the Bronze on the 401/Arm Three one time, and the captive threads will.make it easier. However its such a faff reinstalling the OC9!!!!
  9. Ooooh thats lovely 😍 . What a find 👍👍
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    Hi Julian, that was me thanks! But with lockdown, I have no idea when I will be up your way again. So if you need it gone, its probably best to offer it someone closer who can pick it up. Many thanks again for your kind offer 🙂 Graham
  11. Tried the 2M Bronze on the 1300 and this seems to be excellent match. The stock arm and wiring seem to better complement the explicit nature of the Bronze. Tonally its warmer than the 150/1510 while still being very detailed. I don't know if the extra platter mass has something to do with this as otherwise it looks the same as a 1500 with the all the automatic gubbins added on. And of course it has the full automatic feature set which is ideal for a study system. So don't think that opting for the convenience features means compromising SQ, it may even be the opposite. Given a 1300 is often cheaper than a 1500, it seems a win-win outcome 🙂
  12. I picked this Ortofon Bronze up on the Wam from Mark with very little usage in perfect condition. I have always wanted to try one and this one came with the Plug and Play headshell with the correct fixed 52mm overhang for a Technics. Its precise detailed upfront presentation suits the warmer sounding Techy 1510. With its quality fineline stylus, its very different to the Nag MP110 which is more romantic and flowing but sounds vague in comparison. As with the EPC-270C, in my main system it occasionally verges on being a little hard but should be well suited to the study system with its warmer Quad ampification and LS 3/5A which will be its eventual destination. Its not the prettiest looking cart headshell combo, but it was VERY easy to install and alignment is always correct 👍. Its well named PnP. For some reason this headshell is not supplied with a rubber washer which is needed to make a secure connection to the Technics locking ring and stop it rotating. Although I prefer the old school look of the Ortofon OM20, I think this cart is sonically better suited to this Technics 150/1300/1400/1500 range if you want a more energetic detailed presentation and want to hear whats on the record. And it doesn't give the impression it is over-reaching the capabilities of the arm as the excellent AT150Sa sometimes does. IMO, the AT 150Sa (same as VM750) really needs a better arm to give its best. I suspect the AT 150 would best the Bronze on my 401/Arm Three. Only one problem with all this experimenting is that it seems I have rather a lot of quality MM carts on hand....... 😉
  13. I moved this deck into the study system playing through a heavily modified Puresound P10 phono stage, Parasound P5 pre, Quad 405-2 and early 15 ohm Rogers LS 3/5A. The Technics EPC-270C is a real star on this deck, perhaps no surprise given it was supplied on the very similar SL-1600/1700. Into this system, the deck sounds powerful, pacey, has lovely tone and a generous scale. Probably to the Quad amplification, it all but banished the occasional trace of edge I sometimes heard in the main system with its drier/neutral amplification. After refurbing three of these, I have realised the 150/1300/1400/1500 range is warmer sounding than the later SL-Q202. So it copes well with MM carts which are a little more explicit sounding. If you score of these carts on a vintage purchase, its deffo worth chasing up a decent stylus for it.
  14. GOOD cart this at an excellent price. It works very well on the vintage Techy 150/1300/1400/1500 range.
  15. Hi goblin, I have an RCA fidele audio 34ST and its a useful step up from the stock 34. The mm phono stage mod is deffo worth investigating considering the low outlay. It isnt in the same league as a decent offboard stage, but does improve on the stock phono board and retains that quad balanced presentation. I am sure fidele told me the circuit of the RCA 34 and the RCA 44 are very similar somically. However these late models are an improvement on the ropier first release 34 and 44 mentioned by uzzie. There was also an interim 44 circuit which used din sockets but was better than the first model but not as good as the final release.