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  1. Fiddlemaker

    FS : Nottingham Analogue Spacedeck

    Just needs a great arm to go with it
  2. Excellent unmarked condition, 4 years old. Lovely arm that will work well with a wide range of cartridges. SOLD Will demo with pleasure if you can make it to Sheffield.. Sorry to state the obvious, but cartridge not included!
  3. Fiddlemaker

    Croft Corner

    Yes, the phono stage goes through the line stage.
  4. Fiddlemaker

    Nottingham Analogue

    I've been running a Hyperspace for a few years now with the power to the motor supplied from a Project Speedbox se2. The speedbox recently stopped working due to an output transformer fault. When I replace the transformer I have the option to run the motor at either 115 V or the standard 230 V. Has anyone tried to operate a NA motor at a lower than standard voltage? I seem to remember reading somewhere that Tom Fletcher advocated this, but I could be wrong.....
  5. Fiddlemaker

    Tour de France 2014

    I hope the riders enjoy our meticulously maintained Sheffield roads.
  6. Fiddlemaker

    great thorens/decca bargain

    Not really my cup of tea either, from a visual point of view, tbh. But no worse than a lot of vintage gear folks get moist about, and with a little bit of woodwork and general sprucing up it would be no more aesthetically challenging than an LP12/Aro. And as long as the cartridge isn't buggered it will sound amazing (even if it is it could be refurbed for relatively little).
  7. Fiddlemaker

    great thorens/decca bargain

    arm and cartridge alone a bargain at the BIN with a free td150 thrown in.
  8. yes, i read (and participated in) that thread. do I believe that some people can hear absolute phase effects? Yes. do I believe that the difference is great enough to cause a person to go from very disappointed to satisfied? Absolutely not. as I say above everyone has different taste, but I think for someone to be "very disappointed" with a Croft in the way that that OP in that thread appears to be, then something must either be broken, incorrectly connected (beyond absolute polarity issues) or there must be some major system incompatibility. IMO.
  9. I think the phase inversion thing is a complete red herring to be honest. I'm a long term Croft owner like manny (vinyl) and completely concur with his views. But everyone's taste is different. Most people who hear Croft amps seem to like them, but I guess it's to be expected that some don't.
  10. Fiddlemaker

    Cart advice wanted for 12" Jelco

    just get a Decca, man.
  11. Fiddlemaker

    Guess the album cover

    nah, just had a go. Somebody else do one....
  12. Fiddlemaker

    Guess the album cover

  13. Fiddlemaker

    Guess the album cover

    Some folks say it is the origin of the name of Strummer's band. This may or may not be correct. I don't know.
  14. Fiddlemaker

    Guess the album cover