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Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by The Duke, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. The Duke

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    I have a Dunlopsystem X 11
    I think - somewhere in a box.
    Am I right in thinking that Audio Note (UK) have them now?
    What is it worth I wonder with a Linn Basic attached?
    If she's old news - what would be agood repalcement for around the £1.2K region?
    I will need to change my pre too.

    Thanks

    Tim
     
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    If your looking at second hand equipment the range of good quality decks should be very large. Linn, Townsend Rock (my favorite), Pink Triangle, Gyrodec etc
     
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    They do, in fact the Audio Note website openly admits that their TT1 is "derived from the award-winning Systemdeck (sic) IIX". I've owned a IIX 900/Linn Akito for 15 years, currently with a Goldring Elite cartridge. They respond well to tweaking: mine has the optional acrylic platter and a Hi-Fi News & Record Review Flutterbuster power supply, and I remember Hi-Fi World fitting an SME 309 to one in the mid-90s.
     
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    £1200 will buy you a lot of TT, You can get a mint Gyro SE - with Technoarm for that money, or a very nice 2nd hand LP12, Project RPM9, Roksan Xeres, Clearaudio, Nottingham Analogue ... etc etc. Heard an Audio Note TT2 once, was a beautiful sounding deck to these ears. As you mention budget for a decent phono stage £200-300 - ie from Graham Slee, Trichord dino, TE Microgroover, Clearaudio etc etc.
     
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    Don't forget VPI. The Aries Scout is very nice deck for the money. Lovely unipivot tonearm too. About £1200 new. Not many dealers in the UK though: http://www.vpiindustries.com/scout.htm

    If I get a TT for my other system, it'll be this.

    DT
     
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    Mmm, I know of the perfect 1 owner LP12.
     
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    If you do.......you know which part of the forum it goes in.
     
  8. Paul Williams

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    Best note this link then

    http://www.cherished-record-company.co.uk/

    for the low profile importer - check their site for deals, they did me a good deal on my cleaning machine, personally delivered. Another Cornish based company, although I think they feel its LP's first, the spinner comes second - but I'd agree with that philosophy :D

    Paul
     
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    I hold you entirely responsible that I've just emailed cherished records about the Scout- damn you people, just when I think my money's safe.................
     
  10. Paul Williams

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    Me or DT?

    Paul
     
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    Indeed, I'm pretty good with the rules here I think. I'm not planning on putting it up for sale at the moment, but if the Duke was after one, I'd have asked him to put a wanted thread up, and we'd have discussed more there.
     
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    There's nothing wrong with the RPM9 DT, nothing wrong. You don't need the VPI - you have other things to pay for. You're skint & xmas is round the corner. you're going on holiday next week and need the money

    Arrrghhhhh, the agony!!!!!
     
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    Oh bugger, I've e-mailed them too. If they're still available there could be an RPM9 in the classifieds soon :D

    DT
     
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    Good man..thank you!
     
  15. Paul Williams

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    Oh, two emails to Cherished, in sleepy Cornwall in one day & not about LP's - they won't know what's hit them. :eek:

    I would like to make it clear that I take no responsibility for the movement or transfer of personal finacial holdings to any Hi-Fi Emporium, due to reasons of upgrade lust, musical enhancement or any other reason whatsoever. As such I will not be held personnly responsible for the ensuing discord between those entering into negotiations with any said emporium and close family members and/or finacial institutions. :rotfl:

    Paul
     
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    All of you- you're all as bad as each other :rotfl:.
     
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    Hi,

    At around £1,200, both the Project RPM 9X and the Roksan Radius 5 with the insanely good Nima tonearm are well within your budget, but very recently Acoustic Signature turntables have become available in the UK. This German brand has caused a bit of a storm in the US with their high quality T/T's at silly prices, their entry level turntable with an OEM RB250 tonearm is £1,350. I have heard one briefly and I have to say it looks and sounds much more like a £2,000 deck, and that's before you start upgrading the tonearm or replacing it with either the aforementioned Nima, a Hadcock or even a used Graham. I should also mention that I know the VPI decks also and they are stunning, but I really think the Acoustic Signature is going to give them a run for their money. You can take a look at Acoustic Signature turntables here:-
    Acoustic Signature

    The Challenger is the new £1,350 deck and should be available by the end of the month.

    I hope this helps.

    Dave
     
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    The Voyd Valdi, Voyd and Voyd reference (owned by Audio Note Now ) Turntables were also superb alternatives. Make sure the Split Phase power supplies are fitted to the Valdi and original Voyd though, it made for an even better, focused and stable sound. :thumbsup:
     
  19. Paul Williams

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    Hi Tons of Fun/Dynamic Turtle

    How did you get on with Cherished, are there two new potential VPI owners?

    Paul
     
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    The good lady managed to spend £560 on window sills so my plans to buy anything have been somewhat curtailed :(.
     
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    No real answer to that really! Hope they're nice & this is only a temporary blip on the road to audio Nirvana. We are currently looking for a new house and I seem to be the stumbling block - being floorspace intensive, so my wife tells me. Can't find anything that has (spare) rooms to take my workshop and another for my combined photo studio, come listening room, come home cinema, at least that we can afford.

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