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    Quote Originally Posted by twich54 View Post
    Too Much !!!!, Table and arm retail for $4700, Cartridge retails for $700, my dealer saved me 10% on the table and 20% on the cartridge, plus the beauty of living so close to Delaware...... NO TAX !!!
    Man.. this sucks... I am feeling the beginnings of a TT-itis for the kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joey_V View Post
    Man.. this sucks... I am feeling the beginnings of a TT-itis for the kid.

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    I know where a nice used Music Hall mmf-9 is sitting, waiting for a new owner !!
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    Dave,

    Iím jealous, thatís a sexy looking TT you have there. How do you like the VPI Aries? I have been looking at the Scout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zip3kx07 View Post
    Dave,
    How do you like the VPI Aries? I have been looking at the Scout.
    Joe, I just got it set up yesterday and have only spun four records so far, so like any new TT / Cart combo it will take a min. of 10-20 hrs to come into it's own. Somehting tells me it's a keeper though !!

    As for the Scout , great TT, just remeber if you go with VPI's arm be patient with setting up a uni-pivot arm. Azimuth set-up can try ones nerves !!
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    Dave,

    Looks like a nice system you have there.

    I thought I saw some pics on the wall that might be you drag racing...is that right? Are you into cars and it looks like maybe trains too?

    I have some Lionel stuff (used to have a pretty nice set up, but don't have room for it now) and am into Porsche and guitars.

    Be cool! All the best.
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    James, Good evening, I guess to say I'm a gear head is some what of an understatement, I have been a fan and participant of Drag Racing for 40 plus years, Love big blocks and lots of HP. Kids today are into these little front wheel drive rice burners and their Boom-Boom radios, give me 700 + HP (naturally asspirated of course) any day of the week !! As far as trains, I'm a third generation railroader, nuff said !!

    pics show my 86' Monte, Garden RR in the Pocono's, 84' 911 Targa, and the "real thing" Live steam @ Cumbrers Pass, elevation 10,000' +.
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    Dave,

    LOVE IT MAN! You are a man after my own heart though I have always been a road racer! I am with you 700+ naturally aspirated HP's is a GOOD thing! Never had that much under my foot (or in my case hand, since I don't use my feet for driving...Spinal Cord Injury and all), but I'd like to try it! To do that in a Porsche is a VERY EXPENSIVE proposition though!

    My dad was really into the Lionel stuff...I have some and that is a hobby that comes and goes...my cars have stayed every since I can remember, and I have also always had a love for Hi Fi if not the budget to do it to the max!

    All the best to you! You can see my cars at my website: http://home.austin.rr.com/jemorrison
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    Quote Originally Posted by twich54 View Post
    84' 911 Targa
    I have a rough and ready 1977 911 targa, needs TLC constantly.


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    You guys are awesome! I wish I had a car hobby at the moment... in a few years, in a few years.... I'll join you car fanatics!

    BTW, Dave, love the Garden RR!!!

    Joey
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    Dave, just wanted to take a look at your system again and tell you how great it looks in this incarnation. I'm sure it sounds great too! You need to update the turntable photo's with the new Black Diamond Racing clamp!

    You are truely a great fixture on this site!

    Happy listening - Tim
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    Mr "B", Thanks for the kind words, as per your request, the updated photo of the Aries 3 with the Black Diamond Racing clamp. While an exspensive tweek, there is an improvement to the lower octaves with respect to 'tightness'. basically it does a better job of "unifying' the entire Playback system, so for this reason it becomes even more important that ones TT setup is ideally isolated.

    Thanks again Tim for the recomendation !!
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    My eyes are shut.... my eyes are shut......
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    System 2: Rotel RA1592 Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
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    Quote Originally Posted by twich54 View Post
    Mr "B", Thanks for the kind words, as per your request, the updated photo of the Aries 3 with the Black Diamond Racing clamp. While an exspensive tweek, there is an improvement to the lower octaves with respect to 'tightness'. basically it does a better job of "unifying' the entire Playback system, so for this reason it becomes even more important that ones TT setup is ideally isolated.

    Thanks again Tim for the recomendation !!

    I'v3 heard good things about the BDR clamp. Where did you find it? How much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjqiv View Post
    I'v3 heard good things about the BDR clamp. Where did you find it? How much?

    it can be had @ The Elusive Disc for ........gulp........$299
    Dave

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    Dave,

    I just looked at your frontpage and the pics of your updated system.... and I must say... it's much nicer than when I last checked it. I usually just go straight to the 3rd page (this page) of your thread, but I decided to stop by the 1st page and check out the pics... and it was well worth it!!

    I like your system design and execution. Very well done regarding choice of electronics and what not. Especially noticed the Plinius overpowering the little amp stand and the nice looking VPI TT. Also noticed the rather shiny Cary CDP.... which is what I would get if it had digital inputs.

    All in all, two thumbs and big toes up!

    Joey
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    System 1: Emm Labs TSDX Transport -> Emm Labs DAC2x -> Cary SLP-05 Pre -> Boulder 2060 Stereo Amp -> B&W 802D3, AQ WEL Power Cords, AQ WEL Speaker Wire, AQ Wind (reterminating to XLR)
    System 2: Rotel RA1592 Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    System 3: Rotel RC1570 Preamp -> Rotel RB1582 Stereo Amp -> B&W CM10s2 (ESL11a replacement??)

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