The latest addition: A new slate plinth from Slatedeck.
Above, the latest addition: Garrard 301 fully restored and re-painted by
Martin Bastin. Shindo platter and bearing. SME clamp. SME
series IV tonearm. Denon DL103R low output MC cartridge with extended
profile line contact stylus supplied by the Expert Stylus Co.
close-up detail of the DL103R.
The pictures (1,2,5,6) are of two turntables: a Thorens TD321 with SME series
tonearm, and Shure V15III cartridge; a Garrard 301 in a Martin Bastin
Plinth with a SME 3009 series II tonearm and a Denon DL103R cartridge. The
Martin Bastin plinth comes with the optional dustcover.
The series III arm has the CA1b arm wand, and the series II tonearm was the
last of these to be re-furbished by SME.
The Thorens is connected up to a Lehmann Black Cube phono stage. The
Garrard is connected to the phono stage of the Technics SUC3000 via a Denon
AU103T step-up transformer.
..............the Garrard has a Thorens Q-up fitted for auto-lift at the
end of a record...........
I have also shown the turntables in their natural environment (my
living room!) with a pair of Technics SEA3000 power amplifiers and a pair of
Tannoy Turnberry HE speakers.
There is a second system. Pictures show a Quad 66 / FM6 / 306, which is
connected up to the Rogers LS3/5A speakers, up on top of the
Tannoy's. I find that there is something correct about the sound of the
Rogers speakers and listening to BBC radio 3!
There is also a Yamaha CDR HD1300 below the Thorens TD321, which is a 120GB
HD recorder / CD burner, and I occasionally use this to make transcripts of
LPs to CD.