Lurch

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    SME IV with Michell Gyrodec setup issue

    HOMCs are a bit of a compromise, the extra windings used to give the greater output increase the weight of the moving parts. This in turn can tend to lead to slower response, loss of detail etc compared to the low output variant of that cart. To reduce the compromise you really need to start in DV10x5/Hana EH territory if you really want a HOMC. Yes the xx2 is above that, however waiting until you can do the full fat MC thing at around say the £4-600 mark gets you the Ortofon Quintet Black/Hana SL/AT OC9 or 33PTGii. If you want to stretch the budget to get a cart you feel is worthy of you rig now then maybe look at a 2m bronze/black or similar. Though I personally would grab a sub £100 mm now (your rig will drag the best from it) and experience the next jump in SQ that your new arm has given you. Then get saving towards the next stage of your hifi journey.
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    SME IV with Michell Gyrodec setup issue

    To my mind the AT 95E would be the way to go, giving you £150 in the pot towards your MC goal. However if you really want to spend upto £200 on a cart then I think you would get better SQ by going further up the MM tree, 2m blue, Goldring 1042 or a 2000 series, AT VM95sh 440mlb, or the 500\700 series. This would give you far more than paddling around in the lower end of the HOMC pool.
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    SME IV with Michell Gyrodec setup issue

    Well there's always the new 95 range if you want to take things up a bit, besides the original Eliptical there's also the Microline & Shibata tipped versions.
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    Any ideas or pointers to building a media cabinet

    That size would only be suitable (with a 1.6mm wall minimum) if you were doing 2 smaller rack dolly's. For a full width single rack I would suggest a minimum of 2mm walled 45x45 box to manage the all up weight, unless you run a 6 wheeled dolly to stop centre sag.
  5. Sunday 12/05/19, 10:00 - 19:00 The usual routine, my rig in the Musicroom & whatever you can cobble together from your own kit in the playroom. Room for 10 - 12 bodies. NEWBIES ALWAYS WELCOME My legendary Ultra Crispy Maris Piper chips as always will be supplied & possibly some fish fingers. Attendees Mayebaza wizmax parcelmonkey Bigfool1956 SouthEast NSM Speedracer Orbscure Baggawire Christopher de Hoedt Puffin Ithilstone + 1 Kit list Hegal 200 Exposure 3010s2 phono stage Hegel HD10 DAC SoTM SMS-200 AudioVector (speakers) Opus CDP Ayre Phono TD124 or Rock Krell KPS 20iL Impulse Lali's Welborne MM Denon HA500 Bazas Big Bottle Phono NVA Cubes NVA PS+BBPSU+BMU
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    Phono + Integrated or Pre + Power?

    Pah. Your just a bloody novice. In the 2 1/2 years I've been on this forum I've changed everything I had apart from my tonearm, NAS & streamer. I've gone through 4 TTs, 5 carts, 5 phonos (bloody Arourasound Vida at my 1st bake off) 5 preamps, 3 pairs of Monoblocs, 2 pairs of stereo power amps, 4 CDPs, 3 pairs of speakers, 4 racks, 4 sets of SC & numerous IC looms. I've also had various combinations in a 2nd & 3rd system, they've for the most part now gone but still have a couple pairs of speakers an amp and a cdp to shift.
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    Any ideas or pointers to building a media cabinet

    That was my Blok rack that I sold to Brook, and they make them in various colours and heights. https://www.blokdirect.com/collections/hifi-stands-and-vinyl-storage Nothing to stop you getting a pair at your required height (they also do custom shelf heights) and then getting a pair of steel framed dolly's made to sit them on (25mmx40mm steel box frame, 12mm plywood top and castors). That way you get a nice looking rack/pair of racks, that is movable.
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    SME IV with Michell Gyrodec setup issue

    Why not grab an AT 95E of fleabay for £32, a great cart for the money, capable of far more than people give it credit for. Great as an interim cart, and as a spare to keep in the draw when you move upwards.
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    Phono + Integrated or Pre + Power?

    Grab the Vida!!!! Its the only phono you will ever need. Honestly, it's a fantastic piece of kit and deserves its high reputation. I've had one here several times at my bake offs and also heard it in several other systems and it never fails to impress on both mm and mc duties.
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    Phono + Integrated or Pre + Power?

    If your sure you will only ever own a single input system then you could do away with the traditional preamp altogether. Icon Audios PS1.2 & PS3 have volume controls so you could feed one of those direct into your chosen power amp. If this stretches your budget at the moment then you could use this into your current amp whilst you save and search for your prefered power amp.
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    Harbeth or Revel

    No! That's what PP is doing in the cupboard.
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    Recording vinyl

    Radio Paradise also allows you to cache several hours for offline playback via their phone/tablet app.
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    Harbeth or Revel

    If you have an Usher Dealer near you, then see if you can wrap your ears round a pair of Usher Dancer Mini 2 diamond DMDs. They are Mini in name only, and a hell of a lot of speaker for sensible money, my pair are run in a 14' x 12' room with no bass boom and work across all music genres.
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    Impressions of the new Hana ML cart?

    I know Ohh, and myself, wizmax, Baggawire, bigfool1956 & orbscure had a quite interesting few hours with the ML on Saturday, very enlightening it was.
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    balanced vs speaker cables

    Reading the initial post I believe the OP wants to either run the SC or balanced ICs round the room perimeter hence the 15m cable run. If this is the case then definitely the 15m of balanced with the power amp on the speaker side of the room and short SCs.
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    Blank Canvas

    A waste of space, and a marketing exercise with no benefit for the end user. MQA is an answer looking for a question and someone stupid enough to ask it.
  17. The more the merrier Dave, can plug some into my system. Just hope none blow mine into the water or I will have to head back down the bloody rabbit hole again, and I've only just extracted myself from it.
  18. Station doesn't look too far away and I'm sure a pick up could be sorted nearer the time.
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    Help please : Thoughts on a avid ingenium TT

    +1 for the above advice. If you've got $850 burning a hole in your pocket then I would say make that the absolute maximum spend for the whole setup (tt, arm, cart & phono). For decks look at Pro-Ject or Rega they usually come complete with an arm and often a cart, same again for the phono or as suggested one of the Chinese jobs. For carts if one is not supplied then Audio Technica 95 series, Ortofon Red/Blue, Goldring E series but keep to sub $100 moving magnet, as anything higher would be wasted on a vinyl rig at this level. Vinyl does have great potential for SQ and shrinking your bank balance, so wait until your sure you want to wander down this road before investing more heavily.
  20. Yes please Chris. As for kit, happy to bring my TT, and phono (Tron + MFA) or the Lector CDP, will decide later once we've chatted at my BO.
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    Speakers for garage and for bedroom

    I can sort both pairs for you if you'd be interested in a pair of Maxim2s for the bedroom and a pair of Celestion Ditton 15 for the garage. Have them sat in a cupboard doing nothing and would be happy to post both pairs.
  22. How about this for the daughter? https://theartofsound.net/forum/showthread.php?63684-For-Sale-Audio-Technica-LP5-Direct-Drive-Turntable-all-accessories-boxed-superb
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    Best app for Chromecast Audio

    I have the Google home app on my android phone so yes there is a version for android.
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    Impressions of the new Hana ML cart?

    Can do, but is there none in the box with the cart??? They're usually supplied as part of the 'accessories' along with a screwdriver and brush.
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    Impressions of the new Hana ML cart?

    I have a spare headshell here you can have as a freebie) so we can have an listen to the Hana at the weekend if you want me to bring it??