goatbreath wrote:It's called a Kenwood KD 7010,,The lid is smashed,,hey ho...No stylus on the cartridge,,It's a Technics U25...This feels like a substantial bit of kit..But has what seems like a black plastic headshell..Was the turntable good in it's time..Sorry for being clueless..I've never owned a Direct drive before...Any info beyond the manual etc..would be appreciated..
goatbreath wrote:I now have a Shure M97xe on there..It needs fine tuned /tweaked,,but it aint half bad so far...Not bad for £10.00 plus a £6.00 taxi fare...16 quid all in all..
goatbreath wrote:I have a v15 mk 3 with a Jico SAS on it,,yes it's very good...
The speakers are Mission 752 freedoms..
goatbreath wrote:I tame mine with a sock partly in each of the back ports..Works really nicely..Sounds a bit of strange way to do it,,but if it works,it works..
goatbreath wrote:Never owned a Direct Drive before,,I am liking the sound of this one.The M97xe doesn't sound as dark as it does on other set ups..It seems a good match,,with brush down as I'm sure that's a medium/high mass tonearm..I have a feeling with the wrong cartridge this deck could be very bright,,but I have read that most suspended decks are a touch on the dark side..I am used to Thorens ,,Linn etc...
The turntable is built like a tank,,I read that it has silver tonearm wires on one thread on the net..
goatbreath wrote:ARGHHH !!!! I thought I would try the AT95e,,Some type of over tightening thing must have happened with the Shure..One of the lugs at the side you attach the cartridge with has broke off.. ..Never had that one before...Swings and roundabouts it seems..gain a turntable,lose a cartridge..It's just after 2 in the morning here,so I won't know what it will sound like with the AT95e in my system for a good few hours..ah well..If it's too bright seems I'm going to have a cartridge search on my hands..
It is a nice turntable though..