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32 Post subject: My Favorite Toys  PostPosted: Feb 27, 2008 - 04:08 AM
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The old toy:

Thorens TD 160 Super (belt driven)



It serves me more than well since I've bought it in 1975. No trouble since then, no repair, it's extremely reliable.

With SME 3009 Series III tonarm (oscillation dampened by a little diving side fixed float, placed into a small silicon tank.)




The new toy:

Transrotor 'Cellino 25/40' (Bought this year)
With a proprietary Transrotor 9.1 tonearm (a tuned Rega 250) and a separated, low voltage belt drive unit to prevent oscillations and electric disturbances.
Not just an all acrylic eye-catcher, it produces a top notch power sound.








Cartridge used on both turntables:

DENON DL-160 high output moving coil (MC)
Has a tapered cantilever, with an elliptical stylus. Compatible with any standard moving magnet (MM) phono input



What I've experienced is that moving coil cartridges reproduces a more finely defined, clearer sound than the most of the moving magnet ones. There's more transparency and brilliance in the sound, and all the refinement is perceived cleanly as well. The better the record, the better the sound, no doubt, but this cartridge is more forgiving than most. And it is affordable, a fact that is important to most of us, I think.

Razz Shocked Wink

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Beautiful !! Cool Man,some nice turntables there ! What are you gonna do with the old one ?
 
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19 Post subject: The Toys Will Stay With Me  PostPosted: Feb 27, 2008 - 04:49 AM
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Hi SID, nice to hear that you like the 'toys'. I'll keep both of the turntables, one for the 'living room' and the new one for my (small) personal room.

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I would keep it too. I have a Gemini,Technics,Sony, 2 Nu-Marks,and a few others,but they don't compare to those 2 that you have ! Sweet !!! Very Happy
 
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Very nice!
 
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Thank you for the kind compliment and, to be honest, I'm a little proud of both of these toys.

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B_big. wrote:


to be honest, I'm a little proud of both of these toys.

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You have every right to be. They're both quite stunning. Pretty amazing that you've had that Thorens since 75 and it still looks that great!

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I would think the Transcriptor would be able to handle a better cartridge than that Denon. Yes, the Denon is affordable, but you only live once.

Also, the low-output moving coils do perform better at extracting the ultimate in detail from an LP. But then you would need a better preamp. Oooops, there goes more money.....
 
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Post subject: A Question Of Care  PostPosted: Feb 27, 2008 - 11:37 PM
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fromphilly1247 wrote:
Pretty amazing that you've had that Thorens since 75 and it still looks that great!

Like I've explained, it is (now) one of my favorite toys and, therefore I took care extremely well for it. Razz


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I would think the Transcriptor would be able to handle a better cartridge than that Denon. Yes, the Denon is affordable, but you only live once.
Also, the low-output moving coils do perform better at extracting the ultimate in detail from an LP. But then you would need a better preamp. Oooops, there goes more money.....

You have realised it already, the amount of money I'm willing to spend on a toy like this is limited! The transrotor nearly exceeded it. Shocked

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