direct drive; double bi-directional servo; electronic pitch control: awesome tt
Direct drive turntable, the final iteration of the tt series. Far less complex circuit boards but comes with the same functionality as the spectacularly complex tt 101 plus the option of vacuum suction.
air bearing arm with carbon fiber arm wand; w/custom Discovery Cable wire loom. Mounted on stainless pod.
- Eminent Technology ET-2.5
w/ heavy magnesium arm wand and standard pressure manifold designed for Takatsuki pump at 3.6psi
12 tube pre-amp with separate power supply (rm-2). 6dj8 circuit designed by Roger Modjesky. Has neat features such as phase inversion, stereo to mono blending, and a tuoch sensitive mute function.
with mk2 choke and cap mod. siemens el 34's and RAM kt 88's; gild lion reissue 6922 in v1 position
the tombstones; aka, the bane of my wife's existence
- Technics epa 100 mk2 *sold*
boron arm with very low friction ruby bearings and VTA on the fly. Near universal arm.
broadcast arm holding my denon 103 cart.
- Technics SP-10 mkII *SOLD*
'Nuded' direct drive sitting on custom machined footers.
a great cart mounted in an Orsonic headshell
MM. Brilliant with very real, embodied presentation. Oyaide 5n silver leads and technics boron headshell
Hybrid: AT 20ss stylus housed in a AT 15sla cart and mounted in an AT ls12 headshell. Ikeda silver leads.
Hybrid: AT stylus housed in a signet 5ea cartridge and mounted in the original boron headshell for the epa arm.
the snow plow cart. Sounds better with the plow up. Mounted in an Audio Technica headshell.
the classic MC cart. my first vinyl cartridge mounted in a LP Gear zupreme headshell.
- Lightspeed Attenuator LDR volume control
Passive pre. One input. Incredible sound. If you believe a passive can't be dynamic, audition this one.
- Music Reference RM-10 *SOLD*
mk2. Roger Modjeski's masterpiece. Using NOS GE el84 tubes
- Grover Huffman zx phono cables
rca-rca for epa arm. Great sounding and deep dark quiet. A bargain.
- Audio Technica 616 footer
Great, but expensive and rare, pneumatic footers.
Custom machined to house technics epa 100 arm. Weighs 16lbs and sits on spikes which screw in/out for leveling. Because of tonearm design, mounting screws are drilled from bottom up.
- Mint Lp protractor protractor
Good protractor; easy to use.
- Audio Technica AT 605 footers
3 footers supporting Music Reference amp
- ikeda and kondo headshell leads
silver leads constructed by the most excellent Audio Origami; very pliable and easy to work with--but delicate.
good for light duty, although its effects are rather subtle depending on context
Four 4" stainless steel footers underneath sp10, courtesy a'gon member Ct0517.
Self-adhesive semi-rigid damping sheets used to dampen the metal motor cover of tt. Cut into strips and applied wherever there isn't venting holes.
- Jasmine LP2.5DU MM/MC Phono
solid state, unique in that it can take two mm arms or two mc arms or one of each; gain for mm is high
8 outlet no MOV surge protector; makes no difference in sound that I can detect
- Oyaide hsr-ag 5n silver headshell leads
surprising how much of a difference these make; stiff and a bit hard to work with
- Victor x-1/ii mm cartridge
TOTL Victor MM cartridge: aluminum cantilever, shibata tip(Jico). On a victor/jvc ph-8 headshell w/kondo silver tags. I owned the original stylus (beryllium cantilver) but stupidly broke it.
power cord. the connector barely fits on the rm10. benefits: perhaps a lower sound floor but nothing startling. first tried on phono stage and noted no difference.
- analysis plus solo crystal and silver oval-in
between baf and preamp, and preamp and amp.
- Teradak U9VA Linear Low noise Power Supply
to power the Lightspeed Attenuator. sitting on ebony cones courtesy of A&B Systems HK
electronic stylus cleaner
- 47 Laboratory Deerskin Platter Mat
very thin and incredibly supple
pneumatic insulators: 6-36kg load; useful and relatively easy to acquire, unlike its brother, the 616.
custom made by Discovery Cable, 45
- victor pigskin platter mat
NOS. Was an optional accessory for the tt101. Two sided: pic is of the sueded side; the other side is completely smooth, almost like rubber. Never seen anything like it.
- victor pigskin platter mat
- astatic mf 2501 w/ mf300 stylus
NOS moving flux, titanium bonded elliptical stylus;
Bass alignment filter for B&W 801's: flat to 20hz; cuts off somewhere? below that to prevent woofer pumping due to record warps. Definitely works to do the latter.
pneumatic isolation platform
w/ wob-l motor; for the et2 arm
for et2 arm, inscribed on the back of a mint lp protractor
- parker 14e mini filter/regulator
for et2 arm; marshall 0-15psi gauge
- victor/jvc dt x1ii stylus
'natural diamond'; beryllium cantilever and tension wire
tri-radial diamond, MM
z1s with rare shibata z1s stylus designed to 4 channel systems
custom made by the guys at sonic craft using furutech fp 120 rca's, used to connect stage with baf.
- TTM Oil damped Stabilizer
record weight, 770g.
- tt 101 bearing grooves victor
grooves caused by friction at contact point?
w.phonostage, equipped with very flexible MM loading options: 10k-100kohm (in 10k increments_ and 100-500 pF (in 100pF increments)
- JVC /Victor tt 101 bearing well
w/new /SiNi bearing ball
- zyx silver wire loom custom
tonearm wire loom, 1877 rhodium clips, zyx silver wire and xhadow rca's. wire is incredibly flexible, perfect imo for use with the et2 tonearm.
3kg and 6mm high stainless steel mat with 'tuning' holes; designed to be paired with TTM's oil damped weight
provides 50psi of dry air through each of 3 on demand outlets. Used to run et 2 arm and fabreeka pneumatic platform
- JVC Victor Laboratory eq 7070
phono pre that can accommodate 3 arms; variable loading for MM carts
glass platter mat to be used in conjunction with victor pigskin sheet