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Old 04-15-2014, 08:58 AM
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:53 PM
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Interesting! It's pretty! Do they come in black? Any impressions of sonic differences?

Also, I have noticed that the Clearaudio Innovation motors emit a very low-level high frequency whine when running; are you able to note an improvement in this particular area?
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fgchong.......The Clearaudio AccuDrive is an interesting power supply using two lead acid batteries to develop 24 VDC for the turntable motor with a claimed voltage deviation of less than 0.2 mV. That is impressive.

I see you have the Thorens TD 550 on the top shelf. That is also a very substantial turntable.
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Interesting! It's pretty! Do they come in black? Any impressions of sonic differences?

Also, I have noticed that the Clearaudio Innovation motors emit a very low-level high frequency whine when running; are you able to note an improvement in this particular area?
Yes, I think they also come in black.

I also noticed the sound from the motor when running; no difference with or without the Accu drive
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:27 PM
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Dan, I bought it after a week of home trial, the difference is quite substantial in my system.

I fall in love with the TD550 when I first saw this lovely turntable in one of the local show last year, I bought it almost immediately but have to wait almost 3 months for its arrival. I am now using Koetsu Jade on the Ortofon arm and the combination works pretty well.
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fgchong.......Your system looks fantastic. Two premium turntables offers some exciting choices to spin vinyl. In your opinion, how would you compare the Thorens TD-550 to the Clearaudio Innovation?
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fgchong.......Your system looks fantastic. Two premium turntables offers some exciting choices to spin vinyl. In your opinion, how would you compare the Thorens TD-550 to the Clearaudio Innovation?
Seconded, that's a darn good question! That Thorens looks very intersting (and pretty), but I have no chance to hear one over here. Would also love to play with that Ortofon arm. Quite a haul of gear there for 1 column of rack!

Cool that you've also got a Jade -- I've run mine on the Clearaudio/Graham and also a SOTA/Fidelity Research before that. Love that cartridge -- I find it well worth the money over the (very nice) RSP. Also noticed some differences between the Onyx and Jade, but can't be sure whether that's just from unit-to-unit variation. But the stone bodies definitely have cleaner treble and more solid bass than the wood, and mids at least on par.
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:59 AM
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Both turntables has their strength and weakness and depending on my mood; I prefer the Innovation when listening to rock, country and instrumentals while the 550 for jazz and vocals. I am using Clearaudio Da Vinci cart on the universal arm for the Innovation.
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Hello Fgchong.
I ACCU DRIVE home. What I have just one week. I down load level to 9% but not loading up. Not as active to load. It remains to 9%.
You know how the batteries can be charged at 100%.

Thanks for your help.
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