Golden era MMs in the 21st century

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Re: Golden era MMs in the 21st century

Post by 2002afan » 13 Oct 2019 21:51

dagfinn wrote:
13 Oct 2019 20:12
I'm sure :( . I can wait. Next time.
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Meanwhile I'm comforting myself with the AM20s :). I finally sorted the Signets that use current stylus fitting; TKea series is 1982, MR 1985 and AM 1988. The MR and AM seems to have identical generators, with MR 5.0 Basic and AM10s as lower priced equivalents and with identical specs. MR 5.0 E, ME, LC & ML and AM20, 30, 40 & 50 all share the same body specs and styli equivalents. Putting a beryllium/LC on an AM20s, turns it into an AM40s 8) .
dagfinn, I'm sure it sounds real nice. =D> I am currently running my ATN152 stylus on a TK3Ea generator with excellent results. I just picked up (will ship from Canada on Monday) a TK5Ea generator to compare. This should make it as close to a TK7LCA as I'm going to get. :mrgreen:
Shame the seller only had a TK1Ea stylus with the .4 bonded elliptical on it. :cry: It may work out as a change of pace cartridge on the Dual running higher tracking forces using the TK3Ea generator. Time will tell. [-o<
Be patient as Bill said, another AT22 will show up. :)
Cheers,
WillO

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Re: Golden era MMs in the 21st century

Post by billshurv » 13 Oct 2019 21:53

He should get one in the post tomorrow! Mine is continuing it's world tour.

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Re: Golden era MMs in the 21st century

Post by 2002afan » 13 Oct 2019 22:08

Bertel69 wrote:
13 Oct 2019 20:52
billshurv wrote:
01 Oct 2019 17:53
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AKG-Super-No ... 3235629441

See to me that is just to high a risk for €200 IF as it likely it needs a complete rebuild. But borderline.
I have just bought this item, upon receipt will give it a full Adjust+ measurement and report back if there‘s interest.
Nice Bertel69. 8) A lot of excellent vintage cartridge ownership on this site. =D> You guys may have my wife telling me to stay off of here. [-X :cry: :roll: :^o :lol:
Keep that vinyl spinning and sounding real sweet. :D
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Re: Golden era MMs in the 21st century

Post by 2002afan » 13 Oct 2019 22:10

billshurv wrote:
13 Oct 2019 21:53
He should get one in the post tomorrow! Mine is continuing it's world tour.
Bill, You are a gentlemen and a scholar.
8)
Cheers,
WillO
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Re: Golden era MMs in the 21st century

Post by billshurv » 13 Oct 2019 22:20

It would otherwise just be sitting on a shelf. Cartridges like cars* were made to be used!

*Static museum cars make me very sad. This is what I like about Jay Leno. He actually drives the priceless wonders in his collection.

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Re: Golden era MMs in the 21st century

Post by 2002afan » 13 Oct 2019 22:33

billshurv wrote:
13 Oct 2019 22:20
It would otherwise just be sitting on a shelf. Cartridges like cars* were made to be used!

*Static museum cars make me very sad. This is what I like about Jay Leno. He actually drives the priceless wonders in his collection.
Me too. I've been tempted to borrow (steal :oops: ) some of the Historic BMW race cars that they have brought to some of the racing venues that I attended in the past. [-X
Preach Bill, preach. :lol:
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Re: Golden era MMs in the 21st century

Post by dagfinn » 13 Oct 2019 23:40

Just checked, it's in Copenhagen now, scheduled for Thursday! But that's an easy wait, this IS something special... :D.
I like the Leno philosophy as well, they should be used. And yours, Bill - thanks again for your generosity and good heart and faith in strangers.

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Re: Golden era MMs in the 21st century

Post by 2002afan » 14 Oct 2019 03:36

dagfinn wrote:
13 Oct 2019 23:40
Just checked, it's in Copenhagen now, scheduled for Thursday! But that's an easy wait, this IS something special... :D.
I like the Leno philosophy as well, they should be used. And yours, Bill - thanks again for your generosity and
good heart and faith in strangers.
Especially in the times we are living in now. :cry:

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Re: Golden era MMs in the 21st century

Post by billshurv » 14 Oct 2019 09:11

dagfinn wrote:
13 Oct 2019 23:40
But that's an easy wait, this IS something special... :D.
Well if you like it then I'll send you the interesting parts to go with it. These are three inserts Dmitry made for me. One is the shibata tip out an AT152LC, one is a boron cantilever and one oven dried cactus, last 2 with Dmitry cut diamonds.
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Re: Golden era MMs in the 21st century

Post by dagfinn » 14 Oct 2019 09:54

Bill, you're out of this world :D. As is Dmitry, cactus is... beyond my imagination. The AT22 is now only a few miles away, but shipping in Norway is sometimes slooow. It's awaiting customs clearance, and they are totally unpredictable.

WillO, I was very tempted by that very same TK5Ea as well ;). It was actually in my cart for a while, but indecision over the stylus got the better of me. Glad you got it! I believe the TK5Ea generator is the same as the TK7LCa. The specs call the TK7Lca diamond a "nude square shank miniature straight line contact" on beryllium cantilever. Sounds very similar to 152/155, but they don't call the 152/155 "miniature", otherwise they seem to be the same? I wonder if it's actually identical?

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Re: Golden era MMs in the 21st century

Post by billshurv » 14 Oct 2019 10:06

Blame Balky. There were some spare inserts lying around and I couldn't resist experimenting.

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Re: Golden era MMs in the 21st century

Post by Delta667 » 14 Oct 2019 11:14

Bertel69 wrote:
13 Oct 2019 20:52
billshurv wrote:
01 Oct 2019 17:53
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AKG-Super-No ... 3235629441

See to me that is just to high a risk for €200 IF as it likely it needs a complete rebuild. But borderline.
I have just bought this item, upon receipt will give it a full Adjust+ measurement and report back if there‘s interest.
Feeling indirect involvement in this event, I can assure you that the damper replacement process has been fully tested. ))

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Re: Golden era MMs in the 21st century

Post by Delta667 » 14 Oct 2019 11:56

Before I could send this post, when I received a phone call about the damper on the AKG 25 - this is mysticism! )))
I pierced the information field of our Earth with my message. :lol:

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Re: Golden era MMs in the 21st century

Post by billshurv » 14 Oct 2019 12:13

Or a lot of people who love their AKGs!

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Re: Golden era MMs in the 21st century

Post by 2002afan » 14 Oct 2019 13:02

dagfinn wrote:
14 Oct 2019 09:54
Bill, you're out of this world :D. As is Dmitry, cactus is... beyond my imagination. The AT22 is now only a few miles away, but shipping in Norway is sometimes slooow. It's awaiting customs clearance, and they are totally unpredictable.

WillO, I was very tempted by that very same TK5Ea as well ;). It was actually in my cart for a while, but indecision over the stylus got the better of me. Glad you got it! I believe the TK5Ea generator is the same as the TK7LCa. The specs call the TK7Lca diamond a "nude square shank miniature straight line contact" on beryllium cantilever. Sounds very similar to 152/155, but they don't call the 152/155 "miniature", otherwise they seem to be the same? I wonder if it's actually identical?
Bill and Dmitry are way out there. :P Real nice work. =P~ You may not want to give it back. :lol:
The two Signet generators are the same. Never know about the Signets as they were all hand built. I would think the diamonds are very similar if not the same. I really just wanted the 5's generator and he gave me a good deal. Another gentleman had one too with the original stylus but he wouldn't budge on the price. His rating wasn't too good either. :roll:
I always take that into account as should all buyers. I had a TK1Ea years ago so I knew what to expect. The 1 and 3 generators are the same, so now I will have another one. I got an offer out on a Signet TK6EP P-Mount that I will swap stylus with the 3 if he accepts. [-o<
Cheers,
WillO

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