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Old 01-15-2018, 10:51 PM
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Congrats! I liked mine a lot too, and just upgraded to the Master after 3 years. I also noticed that the speed (once set) stays dead-on without fuss, for years even. I think a ring clamp is a must, and the Clearaudio w/ locator ring works absolutely beautifully with this table. Sound quality is superb, as you mentioned, but definitely requires a great rack/isolation.

The Universal arm also works very well with Shelter Harmony. NOT with Koetsu stones, though, sadly. But it's easy to add another arm

This is still one of the very BEST looking tables out there to my eyes; at the same time it manages to look serious, flashy, elegant, and eye-catching, without edging into gaudy aesthetics. This is a big factor for me, and is part of the reason I didn't pursue other lines for my upgrade. And I agree with you about Clearaudio being a long established company with a stable and well thought-out line. If this was some *other* company, our tables would be 5 Mk versions out of date by now!
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:11 PM
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FWIW, I own two of these Tables. I also have the ClearAudio Statement Clamp which cost something like $1500.

The Stillpoints LPI Clamp beats the Statement Clamp hands down at less than 1/3 the cost.
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:36 PM
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I have the stillpoints clamp and enjoy it very much.
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:40 PM
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Agreed on the looks. Of course, every one will vary on this, but once I saw it, it moved to the top of the list and stayed there.
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Amplification > Accuphase A200 (2) / C3800 / C37
Sources > PS Audio DirectStream DAC > DirectStream Memory Player > Silenzio by -E- (via Roon/NAS) > Magnum-Dynalab > MD-108T SE / MD-205 > ClearAudio / Innovation / Universal > Lyra / Kleos
Speakers/Cables > TAD CR-1 MKII > Verastarr Grand Illusion Statement Copper (1), Gold (1) // REL S/3 SHO, with Longbow (2)
Power > Accuphase PS 1230 (2) / 3 dedicated lines with PowerPorts
Foundation > Rix Rax > Hoodoo / Amp Stands > Stillpoints under as much as my bank account can then accommodate
IC/PC > Power // Verastarr Grand Illusion Statement HC, Grand Illusion Statement > ICs // Verastarr Grand Illusion Signature XLR > Digital // Verastarr Nemesis USB
Other > Audio Desk Systeme Vinyl Cleaner Pro

Portables and Cans:

Cans > Sennheiser 800
IEMs > Westone W50, Bose QC20
Amplification > Auralic Taurus
Sources > Auralic Altair, Onkyo DP-X1
IC/SC/PC > Sennheiser Balanced / AQ Yukon XLRs / Shunyata Venom 3 (2) / Black Dragon Balanced


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Old 01-20-2018, 01:01 PM
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I'm glad to hear that you are happy with your master innov table. I have one on order. I must agree that it is fabulous. Best looking turntable to my eyes. I've heard it. It's dead quiet. Also got the periphery ring clamp as well as the stillpoints LPI.





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Congrats! I liked mine a lot too, and just upgraded to the Master after 3 years. I also noticed that the speed (once set) stays dead-on without fuss, for years even. I think a ring clamp is a must, and the Clearaudio w/ locator ring works absolutely beautifully with this table. Sound quality is superb, as you mentioned, but definitely requires a great rack/isolation.

The Universal arm also works very well with Shelter Harmony. NOT with Koetsu stones, though, sadly. But it's easy to add another arm

This is still one of the very BEST looking tables out there to my eyes; at the same time it manages to look serious, flashy, elegant, and eye-catching, without edging into gaudy aesthetics. This is a big factor for me, and is part of the reason I didn't pursue other lines for my upgrade. And I agree with you about Clearaudio being a long established company with a stable and well thought-out line. If this was some *other* company, our tables would be 5 Mk versions out of date by now!
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Old 01-20-2018, 01:43 PM
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oh crap - all of this talk of the master upgrade is making me crazy. And, I had made it all of 20 days into the new year without buying new equipment ....
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Amplification > Accuphase A200 (2) / C3800 / C37
Sources > PS Audio DirectStream DAC > DirectStream Memory Player > Silenzio by -E- (via Roon/NAS) > Magnum-Dynalab > MD-108T SE / MD-205 > ClearAudio / Innovation / Universal > Lyra / Kleos
Speakers/Cables > TAD CR-1 MKII > Verastarr Grand Illusion Statement Copper (1), Gold (1) // REL S/3 SHO, with Longbow (2)
Power > Accuphase PS 1230 (2) / 3 dedicated lines with PowerPorts
Foundation > Rix Rax > Hoodoo / Amp Stands > Stillpoints under as much as my bank account can then accommodate
IC/PC > Power // Verastarr Grand Illusion Statement HC, Grand Illusion Statement > ICs // Verastarr Grand Illusion Signature XLR > Digital // Verastarr Nemesis USB
Other > Audio Desk Systeme Vinyl Cleaner Pro

Portables and Cans:

Cans > Sennheiser 800
IEMs > Westone W50, Bose QC20
Amplification > Auralic Taurus
Sources > Auralic Altair, Onkyo DP-X1
IC/SC/PC > Sennheiser Balanced / AQ Yukon XLRs / Shunyata Venom 3 (2) / Black Dragon Balanced


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Old 01-29-2018, 10:21 AM
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oh crap - all of this talk of the master upgrade is making me crazy. And, I had made it all of 20 days into the new year without buying new equipment ....


Do it! Itís a worthwhile upgrade, plus it is Iíll make your table look awesome!
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Old 03-18-2018, 11:06 AM
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oh crap - all of this talk of the master upgrade is making me crazy. And, I had made it all of 20 days into the new year without buying new equipment ....

Jim,

Donít feel bad. Itís inevitable in this hobby. I broke my New Yearís resolution yesterday.
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Old 03-18-2018, 12:19 PM
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Congratulations. Iím listening to that table just now - I think youíll love it!!
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Amplification > Accuphase A200 (2) / C3800 / C37
Sources > PS Audio DirectStream DAC > DirectStream Memory Player > Silenzio by -E- (via Roon/NAS) > Magnum-Dynalab > MD-108T SE / MD-205 > ClearAudio / Innovation / Universal > Lyra / Kleos
Speakers/Cables > TAD CR-1 MKII > Verastarr Grand Illusion Statement Copper (1), Gold (1) // REL S/3 SHO, with Longbow (2)
Power > Accuphase PS 1230 (2) / 3 dedicated lines with PowerPorts
Foundation > Rix Rax > Hoodoo / Amp Stands > Stillpoints under as much as my bank account can then accommodate
IC/PC > Power // Verastarr Grand Illusion Statement HC, Grand Illusion Statement > ICs // Verastarr Grand Illusion Signature XLR > Digital // Verastarr Nemesis USB
Other > Audio Desk Systeme Vinyl Cleaner Pro

Portables and Cans:

Cans > Sennheiser 800
IEMs > Westone W50, Bose QC20
Amplification > Auralic Taurus
Sources > Auralic Altair, Onkyo DP-X1
IC/SC/PC > Sennheiser Balanced / AQ Yukon XLRs / Shunyata Venom 3 (2) / Black Dragon Balanced


Kitchen:

KEF LS50 Wireless
Wyred4Sound Modded Sonos Connect
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Old 03-18-2018, 01:00 PM
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Congratulations. I’m listening to that table just now - I think you’ll love it!!
Thanks Jim!

It's quite a step up from my 8 year old VPI Classic. I got up this morning at 6:30 and have been playing vinyl for the last 6 hours.

I really love this TT!
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