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About mac72

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  • Birthday May 12

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  • Location
    Shenfield, Essex
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Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    SME 10 + SME 309
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Ortofon C Bronze
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Paradise , MA2275
  • Digital Source 1
    Linn Unidisk 1.1
  • Integrated Amp
    McIntosh MA2275
  • My Speakers
    KEF Reference 201/2
  • Headphones
    Stax SR202 , SRM 212
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. This is great turntable I can't believe is still for sale , my model 10 is going nowhere for sure . Have a bump on me Jamie
  2. mac72

    FS: Benz Wood SL

    I bought Bronze in the end which is bit better than Blue , I think, due to it's Replicant stylus but it's not day/night difference between Bronze and Wood , Bronze is bit less heavy on the bottom and also quieter in the groove . I do log hours as I tend to send cartridges for evaluation after 500 hours , it's not worth risking some precious records.
  3. mac72

    FS: Benz Wood SL

    If you asked me a month ago I'd say I will never replace it but as I had broken Cadenza Blue ( cantilever snapped accidentally by one of my friends, well he is no longer that) I thought about Ortofon rebuild but then I asked my dealer about and got very good price on Cadenza Bronze , so went for it . I always liked Ortofon cartridges and 2M Black was a best measuring cartridge I ever owned . Wood SL is good but Bronze is just better , I am more cd like presentation kind of guy and Bronze sounds almost like my Linn Unidisk 1.1 , frequency response is more linear and I prefer more Cadenza leaner presentation but tbh there is just a couple dB difference in the lower register , top end is quite similar . I still have Micro Ace as a back up btw .
  4. I bought this cartridge last year from Audio Emotion , delivered early February, used for 410 LP’s , around 307 hours, probably less as some records I played just one side . Comes with wooden box , spirit level , performance sheet , screwdriver and 4 screws , I cannot find supplied fibre brush but I’ll include ProJect one , £450 delivered , bank transfer or PayPal friends&family , collection from Shenfield, Essex this week I'm going away next Tuesday and won't be back home till Saturday 4th of May , obviously I won't be able to post cartridge at that time . If required I can take some pics of stylus when I have some spare time .
  5. Hi Mike I would be interested in TFK , do you have any smooth plates , can you PM me how they test if not too much trouble Slav
  6. Thanks Jack , I''ll keep it in mind
  7. Black acrylic plinth for SME and other tonearms , elongated cutout for tonearm is not particularly neat but won't be seen under the sled Manual and all other paperwork Top layer of the box , tonearm would be secured against any movement if shipped Box with auxiliaries - small round spirit level , bearing oil, screwdriver and allen keys , motor pulley , clever clamp , tonearm insert plus 2 headshells (one unused) , anti-skate screw , marks from grab screws holding/tightening tonearm , not visible as they are within the arm collar Second layer - turntable plinth Third layer - platter , there are some minor scuffs but couldn't capture with camera Assembled tonearm and CMB spindle and fully assembled , I didn't realize I had 3 Silent Belts , grab screws on motor pulley are nylon so care need to be taken when doing them up , tonearm is directly wired so no need for extra RCA interconnect
  8. Almost forgot about , I have made to order another plinth in black acrylic to suit SME tonearms , it comes with cutout for the sled , hole for the main bearing , I haven't tapped M12 holes for support legs as I thought double sided 3M pads would be as good . I started setting it up but then I bought another turntable and it went to the cupboard . It could be used with tonearms other than SME if used with one of this: Some pictures I found on my mobile: I can sell it separately for £200 or £950 with turntable - arm not included obviously , it's very easy to swap and works nicely , I'll take some more pics in a week
  9. For sale CA Emotion SE with Satisfy carbon tonearm and ceramic magnetic bearing -fully boxed ( could be shipped , ask for postage cost) , cartridge not included I bought this table 3 years ago from guy working for Soundfowndation (one of CA dealers) , TT is in very good visual condition , headshell and arm tube insert has been replaced along with brand new CA cartridge tags ( I also have another one as a spare) , comes with 2 silent belts , bearing oil , small spirit level , manual, clever recod clamp only flaw I can find is the grab screw marks on the arm pillar I'll take some better pictures this weekend as I need to take it out of the box £800 plus postage - could be collected from Shenfield/Essex, payment BT or PayPal friends&family
  10. Anyone looking to sell one of above TT's , not interested in SME 10A as I have 2 tonearms to use with new TT Thanks
  11. Looking for either of above arms for my second TT , must be in black , latest version and sensible price , Thanks
  12. Hi I might be interested if still for sale but I need to check some details with SME first , are you open to some price negotiation? Regards Slav