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Postby df_genius » 09 Oct 2006 13:31

Difficult to turn into a poll because of currencies, nonetheless I will start:

Main TT:

Logic DM101 £80
New belt: £7
Rega RB250 £60
Michell Tecnoweight £66
Tonearm cable £9
Dynavector DV20XH £150
SRM/Tech silicone mat/bearing pad/bearing sleeves £50

Total £422

2nd TT:

Thorens TD160B II (with 2 new belts) £34
SME 3009 Series II Improved £80
Tonearm cable £9
Bronze bearing for SME £45
Vinyl floor tiles for TT (superb damping material) £3
MDF for base £2
Goldring 1020 £28

Total £203

Considering what can be bought new for that money (the dynavector is as much new as my entire main TT!), I think I have done very well, and am very chuffed about the performance of both decks (the Thorens especially is miles better than it was in standard form).

I am sure the next rung on the ladder (for both decks) will easily reach into four figures to get a big improvement in performance.

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Postby JaS » 09 Oct 2006 14:50

One and only TT (this week):

Technics SP10mkIIp motor unit + SH10EP control unit + SH10B3 plinth £260
Rega RB250 / OL weight / DIY wiring £110
Goldring 1042 + spare 1006 stylus £140
Record Weight £16

Total £526

Hmmm....that's alot more than I thought :? I'm very happy with the sound and I think I would struggle to beat it without spending much more, but I better not let on to my partner how much is sat there!

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Postby mosin » 09 Oct 2006 16:04

Currently playing Rek-O-Kut... $75 US


(It replaced a Linn LP12 that is in storage, however.)



Currently ongoing DIY... Priceless....




...and still escalating. ;)
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Postby Blue Angel » 09 Oct 2006 16:45

Hi

One Garrard 301 (the first), UKP0,75, no arm, the next two bought together some time later, UKP30.- for both, 1 Micro Seiki BL51 for about UKP60 with a Micro arm but in very poor condition and now like new.

Others like my Rega Planar Mk3 with Lustre arm +-UKP80.- and about 6 or 7 others at an average price of +-UKP90-.....the law of diminishing returns setting in.

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Re: How much did your tt cost?

Postby JaS » 09 Oct 2006 17:01

Blue Angel wrote:Others like my Rega Planar Mk3 with Lustre arm +-UKP80.- and about 6 or 7 others at an average price of +-UKP90-.....the law of diminishing returns setting in.

No mention of the value of the cart you use? I've got a feeling you have more invested than most of us :wink:

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Postby padego » 09 Oct 2006 18:06

Too much!

according to "she who must be obeyed"

I'm trying to figure out how to sneak in the orbe upgrade kit for my gyrodec...
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Postby Mark E Smith's Dentist » 09 Oct 2006 18:36

I've never added it up either. The trouble is I used some bits in p/ex against others. Anyway it breaks down something like this:

Actual deck with two arms and Linn mat: £1000

Achromat: £50

Modifications to Well Tempered style arm: £15

Second round of mods to above: £10

12" SME hybrid arm: £150

Handmade Corian riser for above: £5

Straightthu gold-plated silver I/C: £65

Cones under motor: £15

Pickering clamp (seldom used): £18.50

Ortofon 530 cart (part of a deal): Free

Grado F1+ cart (ditto): Free


So that adds up to a scary £1328.50 although there are some subtractions

Sale of Linn Mat: £12

Trade in of second arm against SME: £65

Sale of Tecnoweight which was on WT arm £40

Err, that's it I think.

So that's a total price of £1211.50 although I did get £600 for my previous deck and in the last year have managed to accrue an additional 4 free carts as parts of various deals so it's not too bad.

Was it worth it? Hell yeah! I've got a deck that makes people's jaws drop before they've even heard it. It's going in for another round of mods soon, I'm going to get the treacle in the suspension pots changed for oil and a hole put in the sub chassis so the motor sits on the wood below the deck. After that I'm going to sell the SME hybrid and get a handmade 12" inverted unipivot.

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Re: How much did your tt cost?

Postby mosin » 09 Oct 2006 19:18

Jas wrote:
Blue Angel wrote:Others like my Rega Planar Mk3 with Lustre arm +-UKP80.- and about 6 or 7 others at an average price of +-UKP90-.....the law of diminishing returns setting in.

No mention of the value of the cart you use? I've got a feeling you have more invested than most of us :wink:

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He made his own, so it was almost free. Nobody asked the price of milling machines, patent lawyers, etc., etc., ad infinitum, did they? ;)
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Postby Blue Angel » 09 Oct 2006 19:33

Hi JaS

I guess I do have a considerably larger investment in vinyl but I excluded the carts, the money spent on refurbishing tt's (my own labour and outsourced materials) and I did spend a fair amount of money on my collection of carts. The esteemed poster I think - confined replies to tt's only?

If all the ancilliaries are added (amps, pre's, pre pre's, cable, maintenance, gadgets, spares etc, I WOULD BE SHOT UNBLINDFOLDED AND WITHOUT CEREMONY AT DAWN TOMORROW. I've aleady been asked: 'If you peg tomorrow, where can I dump the rubbish'. Well, we'll have to see about that.

And THAT cart's price has been determined by importers and retailers and I do have mixed feelings about it...

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Postby Blue Angel » 09 Oct 2006 19:58

Sssorry

I forgot about what's in the black bag on the broom cupboard - an unrestored but mintish 401. It came with a mediocre Jelco arm and is still resting, awaiting attention. The guy was clearing out his father's house and called to ask if I'd like to buy a Shure ME75ED cart. I nearly declined but went as my curiosity got the better of me. On the way up the steps, I saw the box and the 401's chocolate chassis sticking out. I bought the cart (didn't really want it) and remembered it was Thursday - rubbish day and asked about the contents of the box. I guessed right - it was due out for the rubbish truck.

I made an offer of around R10.- (UKP1.-) for the contents of the box and got it.

Btw, those days are over forever - even here. Now they call you and offer an all plastic fully automatic, faked removable h/shell, cracked and vomited on, broken hinged, ratty 'heirloom from my late dad' tt for 'only' UKP250.-.

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Postby abril » 09 Oct 2006 20:57

Systemdek 11X900 with acrylic platter £25
Motor for Systemdek £23.50
Mission 774 original £80
Cardas tonearm wire and clips £6
Vinyl floor tiles for damping (spares from kitchen)
Systemdek belt £7.50
Denon DL160 £82.70
AudioOrigami services rendered £10
XPC tonearm wire and Neutrik phono plugs £3
Sand to load the arm tube (a walk to the harbour)
Pipe brass fitting (to load the counterweight) £2.50
Solder 0.5kg (attached to subchassis on bearing to stabilise) £6.35

Grand total £246.55

I guess that's about it but then there are the accessories like the AT stylus cleaner ,the DustBug that I run over records the first couple of times I play them and the moulting carbon fibre brush......oh and the spirit level and the .............. :roll:
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Postby Guest » 09 Oct 2006 22:17

mosin wrote:Currently playing Rek-O-Kut... $75 US


Hi mosin, thats a new one on me (Rek-o-kut), thought i had seen them all :oops:

Just googled it though, and it looks very interesting, which model ? would it be the one with the onyx motor stand ?
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Postby Blue Angel » 09 Oct 2006 22:51

Hi JRC

Wait for mosin, but them Rek-o-kuts are real classy rigs - the American 301, so to speak.

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Peanuts compared to some of you guys

Postby Guest » 09 Oct 2006 23:56

1984 era AR" The table": $200
Denon DL 103: $150 or so
Denon SUT : $100
used Grace F9 : $180 ouch!
used Signet TK3ea: Free with a ten dollar turntable used for record cleaning
(NOS) AT 3312XE :$30

around $650 total EUR 516. like I said peanuts
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Postby Lazarus Short » 10 Oct 2006 02:53

The one I actually use:

A bone-stock Dual CS 530 with an Ortofon OM10 cartridge. Love it! $65 US.

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