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First pics of my new baby
« on: September 01, 2015, 10:02:33 PM »
Here's a couple pics the builder has sent me of my new modified AR turntable. First is just the custom Bubinga plinth from a couple weeks ago, 2nd is the almost ready to ship tune up shot he sent today.

It is barely an AR anymore. Acrylic top plate, Merrill sub frame, Linn springs, Sound Of The Wood motor, Vinyl Nirvana pulley and platter spindle, Infinity Black Widow arm.

The Music Hall cruise control that's going to drive it showed up today, and I should have the table soon. Will post some under the hood shots once I have it set up.

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Re: First pics of my new baby
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2015, 12:34:21 AM »
Thats going to be really nice. Congrats!

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Re: First pics of my new baby
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2015, 12:40:36 PM »
Jason, I clicked in expecting to send a "here's a cigar for the new baby" with appropriate gif.
BUT, this merits a congratulations anyway!   :coolguy:
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Re: First pics of my new baby
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2015, 01:09:40 PM »
Back in the late 80's that was the table I desired.  Still would love to have one today to play with. I'm glad you put anew infinity  arm on it. It makes it more period correct.

Enjoy.

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Re: First pics of my new baby
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2015, 06:30:03 PM »
BTW, after it arrives, please post some more shots!!!!!! and, is that wood or vinyl veneer place over the acrylic top plate?

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Re: First pics of my new baby
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2015, 06:36:36 PM »
Here's a couple pics the builder has sent me of my new modified AR turntable. First is just the custom Bubinga plinth from a couple weeks ago, 2nd is the almost ready to ship tune up shot he sent today.

It is barely an AR anymore. Acrylic top plate, Merrill sub frame, Linn springs, Sound Of The Wood motor, Vinyl Nirvana pulley and platter spindle, Infinity Black Widow arm.

The Music Hall cruise control that's going to drive it showed up today, and I should have the table soon. Will post some under the hood shots once I have it set up.

JAson

Looks beautiful, but so many of its upgrades are hidden from view!   :D. I had an ES-1 years ago, before all these options were available.  Tried different arms, including an SME 309 and an RB300.  Liked the lead mat option.  I'll bet this will sound very smooth.  What cart do you have on there?

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Re: First pics of my new baby
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2015, 12:25:24 AM »
The top is veneer over MDF. A Bubinga board big enough was very expensive, and it didn't make sense just to cut a huge hole in the middle of it. Steve did a great job matching up the grain and color.

Have a Grado Red on there right now. Got it along with the donor table I picked up for the platters and some circuitry. Was in great shape and allowed me to keep my current table running while this was done. Will leave it on for a while, then decide what to do with my current Denon DL-160. I'll sell off my current stock The Turntable soon, but the Denon isn't going with it.

Here's the last few pics taken before getting it ready for Fed Ex.

Such a tease, I can't wait for it to get here.

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Re: First pics of my new baby
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2015, 04:18:53 PM »
Your 160 would go nicely with that table. If you do sell the cartridge you should consider buying a Denon 301 mkii. It comes very close to what you get in $1000.00 cartridges. I'm not a fan of Grados, as I have run both the prestige and reference series and have been left scratching my head. Even the lowly Shure 97xe is a more satisfying cartridge to me. However, your milage may vary.

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Re: First pics of my new baby
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2015, 12:57:56 AM »
Yeah, I really like the Denon, but since the Grado is on the widow now, I'll give it an audition. Going to have to wait a while though. FedEx was a bit rough with it and the suspension broke the acrylic top plate. New one is on the way, but reassembly will take me a while.  Luckily everything else is ok. :(

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Re: First pics of my new baby
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2015, 08:30:45 PM »
We demand an update and a money shot.

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Re: First pics of my new baby
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2015, 02:28:05 PM »
We demand an update and a money shot.

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Re: First pics of my new baby
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2015, 11:49:46 PM »
Just got it put back together. Still need to dial in the suspension and mount the safety raiser.

Should have it ready to rock and roll soon, but I'm picking up a TD-124 on Friday so I don't know if I'll have enough time to finish tuning it.

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Re: First pics of my new baby
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2015, 12:07:57 AM »
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Re: First pics of my new baby
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2015, 10:49:42 PM »
All set up and sounding amazing.

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Re: First pics of my new baby
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2015, 07:29:05 PM »
yayyyyyyyyyy! looking good Jason, not too jealous!  >:D ;D
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