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Posted on November 18, 2020 at 17:09:55
Pivo
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Haven't posted for ages but wanted to share my new project!

On the right is my 'original' AR The Turntable... But with all the moving parts replaced. Merrill PolyChassis/ platter and motor. Rega/Mitchell arm.

In front is my newly built plinth with all the original AR parts. Spinning Starker Bach Cello and its sounding nice.









 

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RE: My new AR clone, posted on November 18, 2020 at 17:18:56
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Well done! Very nice.

 

Very beautiful work - of course, I'm hoping that. . . , posted on November 18, 2020 at 17:24:05
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. . . Tom Fine's remastering of those Starker Cello Suites will eventually be available via hi-rez digital too. ;-)

 

RE: Very beautiful work - of course, I'm hoping that. . . , posted on November 18, 2020 at 17:42:04
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For Digital I go with the later recording.




 

Beautiful workmanship!, posted on November 18, 2020 at 18:06:01
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They both look very nice. You did an excellent job on the new plinth. How do they compare in sound quality?

Good luck,
John Elison

 

RE: Beautiful workmanship!, posted on November 18, 2020 at 18:34:59
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That will take a few days. Or months. But what else am I doing? :)

 

RE: My new AR clone, posted on November 18, 2020 at 18:43:57
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Nice! Do my eyes deceive me or is that a Mercury Living Presence pressing or not? :-)

 

RE: My new AR clone, posted on November 18, 2020 at 19:11:05
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Love the new base. The dado position makes it so well balanced visually. Set on a spacer or actual dado? Either way, congratulations.

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RE: My new AR clone, posted on November 18, 2020 at 22:44:11
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The photos fail to reveal what is being used as a platter mat. A few years ago I was preparing my 24-year-old AR for sale, having acquired an admirable Michell Gyro SE as the replacement. I ditched the AR felt mat and installed a Herbies Way Excellent II mat.

This elevated the performance of the AR to such an extent that I wondered why I had bothered to outlay so much money on the Gyro.

I cleared my conscience when I added the Michell HR power supply unit, which took the Gyro out of this world. But I could have lived with the AR plus Herbies.

 

Not to mention the even later recording on RCA/BMG, posted on November 19, 2020 at 00:50:16
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Regarding the Sefel recordings: although I have a few other Sefel recordings, I never did acquire those Starker Bach Suites on that label and have never heard them. I have the EMI recordings and the Mercuries - that's it. (Of course, the SACD of the Mercury recordings preserves the discrete three channels.)

 

RE: My new AR clone, posted on November 19, 2020 at 04:35:46
Pivo
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No not an original:) Speakers Corner.

 

Question on the mat, posted on November 19, 2020 at 07:07:46
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I'm in a winter environment with plenty of static - how is the Herbies with this?

!...!


 

Felt mat?, posted on November 19, 2020 at 09:36:54
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Was any AR model available with a felt mat? Or was that pirated from a Linn?

I'm only familiar with the AR-XA and all of those I've seen had foam mats.

"The only cats worth anything are the cats who take chances. Sometimes I play things I never heard myself." Thelonious Monk

 

Very good. I notice no clinging or static discharge with the herbies mat on my SL-1500C. /nt\, posted on November 19, 2020 at 11:49:07
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Opus 33 1/3

 

Ok many thanks!, posted on November 19, 2020 at 12:49:12
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Sweet ! ..., posted on November 19, 2020 at 12:55:48
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I like the looks of yours better.

Well done !

Dean.




reelsmith's axiom: Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.


 

Ditto. nt, posted on November 19, 2020 at 14:05:48
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Verah nizzze., posted on November 19, 2020 at 14:09:26
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I have an old XA and lots of spare parts. Wouldn't be hard to build one from what I've got here.

The problem is not that there is evil in the world, the problem is that there is good. Because otherwise, who would care?

 

RE: My new AR clone, posted on November 19, 2020 at 14:14:08
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Nice work!

 

RE: Felt mat?, posted on November 19, 2020 at 14:44:13
Pivo
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"The AR Turntable" and other 80's models came with felt.

 

RE: My new AR clone, posted on November 19, 2020 at 14:50:24
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Thanks! Used a router to cut the setback on the flat top, then glued it to the bottom.

 

RE: I unwisely tried to stretch this project into my pre-op pass the drugs I can't stand the farging pain phase, posted on November 19, 2020 at 16:38:14
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One of these is not like the others. Can you tell which one? ;-)





Needless to say, in a couple of weeks, when only Tylenol will be needed, there's a do-over coming.

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RE: My new AR clone, posted on November 19, 2020 at 19:35:31
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Looks nicer than the original!

Happy listening!

 

The angle join on the top one is not as nest as the others. )MT(, posted on November 20, 2020 at 06:22:35
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Later Gator,
Dave
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RE: That's why god created the #4 Smoothing Plane with cambered blade ;-), posted on November 20, 2020 at 06:36:23
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It's best not to see how the sausage is made.

I wouldn't trust anyone else to follow the grain and plane around the top but you're welcome to come sand it after I teach you to use a hard sanding block.











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I get a little bit of static cling, but the Herbie's is heavy enough that it doesn't matter. nt, posted on November 20, 2020 at 14:57:24
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nt

The problem is not that there is evil in the world, the problem is that there is good. Because otherwise, who would care?

 

"One of these is not like the others. Can you tell which one?" I was referring to that statement in your..., posted on November 20, 2020 at 16:37:53
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...post. BTW, please substitute "neat" for "nest" in the title of my response!! :>}
And I agree about sausage; I think that it was Bismark that said that and included laws in his pronouncement.

Later Gator,
Dave
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RE: That's why god created the #4 Smoothing Plane with cambered blade ;-), posted on November 20, 2020 at 16:57:17
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And I was referring to one of the four decorative dadoes, the last one I milled that day after carefully measuring then mis-reading the rule ;)

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My AR-XA came with a foam mat. , posted on November 20, 2020 at 21:48:32
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nt

 

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