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richardz
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Post by richardz » 02 Jun 2011 15:12

In daily use:

Mono system
Garrard 201B
Garrard 301

Stereo System
Garrard 401
Garrard LAB80mk2
Goldring Lenco G88

Stand alone
HMV 1920s table gramophone

Active:
Barnett Samuel Decca Portable Gramophone
Collaro Conquest (1957 model)
Garrard AT6
Garrard LAB80
Garrard RC120/II
Garrard RC121/II
Garrard SL95B
Garrard Zero100S

Stored:
Connoisseur BD1
Garrard 4HF
Garrard AC4
Garrard AT60/II
Garrard SB20
Garrard SP25 - marks 1 through 4
Garrard 210 in Bush Record Player
HMV 1940s Electrical "Playing Desk"

Coffee Phil
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Post by Coffee Phil » 04 Jun 2011 11:10

My main turntable is a highly hacked Kenwood KD500. It is now four speed, either quartz locked or a variable reference oscillator.
It has an SME 3009 series II improved arm. For Lps I use a Sonus Blue. For 78s and Edison diamond discs I use a Shure M44c with an
N44-3 Stylus. I also have a retipped 3mill saphire stylus for the Sonus which I also use for the 78s and Edisons.

I also have a 70s vintage B&O Beogram 3000 which I bought new. I haven't used it for nearly 20 years. It is in peices undergoing a motor transplant. I am working on it again and expect to be spinning records with it soon. The old motor is a problematic, two pole, shaded pole induction motor. The replacement motor is a brushless DC motor.

I also have a second Beogram 3000 which works but has a very funky motor. It will get the old motor from the other Beogram 3000 which is only slightly funky.

I also have an Audio Technica AT 770 Called a Mr. Disc. This is very similar to the AT 727 which is called a Sound Burger.

Somewhere I have an old three speed kid phonograph from the 50s.

Do cylinder machines count? I've got the bedplate from an Edison Standard cylinder machine to which I have fitted a motor like what is going into the Beogram 3000. The carrage on which the reproducer was mounted is damaged but in its new life will interchange headshells with my SME.
It looks like that totals 5 or 6 depending if the cylinder machine is allowed in the club.

This is downright sane compared to some of the numbers I have seen above. I will have to show this to my wife as evidence that I don't need to be commited.

Phil

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Post by ohmen » 05 Jun 2011 22:15

I have 3
Music Hall 7 - used on a newer sound system
Transcriptor Hydraulic Reference - used with a vintage McIntosh system
Yamaha YP-D71 - not used any more

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Post by mmr24 » 09 Jun 2011 03:58

I've picked these up in the last 2.5 years since getting back into vinyl, in ascending order. A lot of lateral moves in there but I like them all. A couple were auction splurges because they were close by.

Micro Seiki BL-51:Stax UA7
Micro Seiki DD-40:MA505
Sansui SR-626
Sony PS-X6
Thorens TD 147
Thorens TD 145 Mk2
Thorens TD-160
Dual 604

Carts: AT12Sa,DL160,V15V Jico SAS,OM20 Super,Grado ZF1

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Post by sc_ita » 16 Jul 2011 14:49

Today:
1) Technics SP15 / Micro-Seiki MA-505
2) Technics SP15 B&B / Jelco 750E
3) Technics SP15 / Denon DA70
4) Technics SL1210m5g
5) Pioneer PL-71

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My Tables

Post by chiefpa » 02 Aug 2011 00:03

I have my Empire 698 bought new in 1977 along with a Philips 312.
The Empire has a Denon DL110 and the Philips a Shure V15Vmr. Both sound great.

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Post by DaBroadcasta » 02 Aug 2011 03:24

Two

Thorens TD-190-1
JVC AL-A151

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Post by duficity » 03 Aug 2011 12:43

Since my last visit I have added
Sota Cosmos Series IV
Transrotor Fat Bob
Technics SP-10

Have sold VPI HW19
Sota Star
Townshend Rock 3

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Post by tnhndyman » 04 Aug 2011 22:05

5 currently- Technics SL-QD3 is main rig, been playing with 2 others that work and need new cartridge and/or stylus for my Dual 1225 and B & O RX.

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Post by robgil » 05 Aug 2011 19:40

Only two , only really listen to one.
Logic DM101 and a modded (badly) Thorens TD166 MK?/SME, piano black with hard wood plinth.

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Post by papoum » 07 Aug 2011 23:43

One Versa Dynamics 1.0 with Decca Super Gold cartridge and one Linn LP12, Helius scorpio 3 tonearm and Clearaudio Sigma wood or Linn Klyde.

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Post by chartz » 11 Aug 2011 09:49

1- Thorens TD160
2- Technics SL-1200 Rega RB 300
3- Beogram 8000
4- Beogram 4000 (my favourite)/SMMC20
5- Beogram 5005
6- Beogram 3000/SP12

Happily married and the father of 3!

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Post by Coffee Phil » 11 Aug 2011 17:09

How is the motor in the Beogram 3000 doing? Speed instability for the first 20 minutes of operation was chronic in the 60 Hz machines we got in the US.

Phil
chartz wrote:1- Thorens TD160
2- Technics SL-1200 Rega RB 300
3- Beogram 8000
4- Beogram 4000 (my favourite)/SMMC20
5- Beogram 5005
6- Beogram 3000/SP12

Happily married and the father of 3!

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Post by chartz » 11 Aug 2011 18:33

Hello Phil!

The motor runs impeccably, but then it's 50 Hz. Sustained piano notes are very stable.

Jacques

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Post by Coffee Phil » 12 Aug 2011 18:23

That is good news! It could be that this problem is less likley to occur at 50 Hz. A shop once gave me a pile of Beogram 3000 motors which they had replaced for this issue to play with. I can say it is not lubrication as I have cleaned them and relubricated them with no improvement. I have to believe it is the shorting bars in the rotor or the shading rings on the stator. I will do more experiments, individually freezing each part and quickly assembling it and testing. I don't expect a solution but I just want to know.

This issue is not unique to B&O. I once had a Presto rim drive machine with a 4 pole, shaded pole induction motor which developed the same issue.

Phil
chartz wrote:Hello Phil!

The motor runs impeccably, but then it's 50 Hz. Sustained piano notes are very stable.

Jacques

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