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Old 06-24-2014, 01:44 PM
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Default ehoove finally gets a modern Turntable

After much thought and research, I finally bought a modern turntable. My affinity to German tables continues, so with out further ado here we go:

Presenting my Clearaudio Solution Turntable, that has been upgraded to the Master Solution Status. Added were the following:

-Clearaudio Reference motor
-CMB ceramic magnetic bearing upgrade
-upgrade to thicker 38mm platter
-upgrade to Clearaudio Quadro clamp
-upgraded original plastic armboard to aluminum
-upgraded original plastic feet to clearaudio stainless steel spikes
-upgraded spike-protectors to Black Diamond Racing Pits MkIII
-upgraded pulley

The table sports a Graham Robin Arm and a New Dynavector DV20x2 MC. it will support a second arm which will be my Jelco750/AT33 Mono Ltd. Edition.

Early observations:

Amazing attack and sustain with crystal clear smooth top end. Bass is solid and accurate with lot's of warmth and emotion. Midrange is silky smooth and deep with amazing detail. Presentation is refined and exhilarating at the same time. Just Wonderful!!

Needless to say my afternoon will be spent dialing it in and having a ball!

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Main Rig > Audio Research LS16 MkII - 2 MS Phonomena II, Acurus A200(2) (Bass panels, and Subs), Quicksilver M60 MonoBlocks (EL34L Blue bottle) (midrange panels) Quicksilver Mini Mono Blocks (Svetlana EL34) (Ribbons) Beringer DCX2496 (analog outputs/power supply upgrades by Selectronic of France) - NHT X1 Crossovers, Clearaudio Solution w/Master Solution upgrades/ClearAudio Verify CF/Denon DL103/Ebony body/sapphire cantilever/ml stylus, Jelco 750L/Audio Technica AT33Mono Limited Edition, Sony SCD-XA5400ES SACD, Teac A4300 R2R, Dell Laptop w/ Meridian Explorer DAC, Maple Framed Magnepan MGIIIa(tri-amped), NHT W2 Sub(2)
Vintage > Yamaha C70 preamp, Yamaha T70 Tuner, Acurus A200, Thorens TD125MkII/Magnapan Unitrac1/Dynavector 17D2 mr, Marantz SA8003 SACD, Yamaha NS690 MkI

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Old 06-24-2014, 02:44 PM
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Jim.......Your new upgraded Clearaudio Solution Turntable looks very nice. With the Graham Robin Arm and a New Dynavector DV20x2 moving coil cartridge you are set up nicely. That's a great looking turntable.
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Old 06-24-2014, 02:51 PM
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Jim,

You have a real keeper there.

I have a ClearAudio (albeit rather older) and it does all you say. Swapping arms is so easy as well.

Kick back and rediscover your LPs!

Best

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Old 06-24-2014, 03:22 PM
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I plan on moving my Jelco750D/AT33Mono Ltd. Edition combo to this table as a second arm, and move on some of my Vintage Thorens tables. This has been a real eye opener for me, as my modified Thorens tables sound wonderful, they cannot compare to this table. Very Impressive. ehoove's Main Rig Moves up several notches with this acquisition !!
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Main Rig > Audio Research LS16 MkII - 2 MS Phonomena II, Acurus A200(2) (Bass panels, and Subs), Quicksilver M60 MonoBlocks (EL34L Blue bottle) (midrange panels) Quicksilver Mini Mono Blocks (Svetlana EL34) (Ribbons) Beringer DCX2496 (analog outputs/power supply upgrades by Selectronic of France) - NHT X1 Crossovers, Clearaudio Solution w/Master Solution upgrades/ClearAudio Verify CF/Denon DL103/Ebony body/sapphire cantilever/ml stylus, Jelco 750L/Audio Technica AT33Mono Limited Edition, Sony SCD-XA5400ES SACD, Teac A4300 R2R, Dell Laptop w/ Meridian Explorer DAC, Maple Framed Magnepan MGIIIa(tri-amped), NHT W2 Sub(2)
Vintage > Yamaha C70 preamp, Yamaha T70 Tuner, Acurus A200, Thorens TD125MkII/Magnapan Unitrac1/Dynavector 17D2 mr, Marantz SA8003 SACD, Yamaha NS690 MkI
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That is a very nice turntable set up you've got there. Congratulations!
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I know that the first order of business is to get something more substantial under it. I'm going to the local Marble outlet in the morning and see if there is a nice piece big enough to accommodate it.
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Main Rig > Audio Research LS16 MkII - 2 MS Phonomena II, Acurus A200(2) (Bass panels, and Subs), Quicksilver M60 MonoBlocks (EL34L Blue bottle) (midrange panels) Quicksilver Mini Mono Blocks (Svetlana EL34) (Ribbons) Beringer DCX2496 (analog outputs/power supply upgrades by Selectronic of France) - NHT X1 Crossovers, Clearaudio Solution w/Master Solution upgrades/ClearAudio Verify CF/Denon DL103/Ebony body/sapphire cantilever/ml stylus, Jelco 750L/Audio Technica AT33Mono Limited Edition, Sony SCD-XA5400ES SACD, Teac A4300 R2R, Dell Laptop w/ Meridian Explorer DAC, Maple Framed Magnepan MGIIIa(tri-amped), NHT W2 Sub(2)
Vintage > Yamaha C70 preamp, Yamaha T70 Tuner, Acurus A200, Thorens TD125MkII/Magnapan Unitrac1/Dynavector 17D2 mr, Marantz SA8003 SACD, Yamaha NS690 MkI
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Jim - consider a thick John Boos & Company maple butcherblock.
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Jim - consider a thick John Boos & Company maple butcherblock.
Thanks for the recommendation!
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Main Rig > Audio Research LS16 MkII - 2 MS Phonomena II, Acurus A200(2) (Bass panels, and Subs), Quicksilver M60 MonoBlocks (EL34L Blue bottle) (midrange panels) Quicksilver Mini Mono Blocks (Svetlana EL34) (Ribbons) Beringer DCX2496 (analog outputs/power supply upgrades by Selectronic of France) - NHT X1 Crossovers, Clearaudio Solution w/Master Solution upgrades/ClearAudio Verify CF/Denon DL103/Ebony body/sapphire cantilever/ml stylus, Jelco 750L/Audio Technica AT33Mono Limited Edition, Sony SCD-XA5400ES SACD, Teac A4300 R2R, Dell Laptop w/ Meridian Explorer DAC, Maple Framed Magnepan MGIIIa(tri-amped), NHT W2 Sub(2)
Vintage > Yamaha C70 preamp, Yamaha T70 Tuner, Acurus A200, Thorens TD125MkII/Magnapan Unitrac1/Dynavector 17D2 mr, Marantz SA8003 SACD, Yamaha NS690 MkI
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Congratulations Jim
looking great!
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Very nice TT Jim !

Congrats !
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