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    Sme 3012 R

    Thank you, Urs! Still getting to know 3012R and enjoying more music this evening. The original manual says "Special", but I am not sure what it means. Can't see any difference between my arm and others. Maybe someone else in here has got the answer?
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    Sme 3012 R

    That I didn't know. I just ordered armboard for SME, didn't tell them which arm I had bought...
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    Sme 3012 R

    Thank you! I had to rebuild it to make rca connectors face downwards. Tried also with original cables or angeled rca plugs, but space is too narrow for the arm to slide back and forward.
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    Sme 3012 R

    The heavier Bluelectric seems to give a more precise bass in the 3012R than in SME V. Soundstage also seems wider. Still early, but that is first impression. The manual on the picture is Japanese, but seller provided me with a copy of the English one as well. Haven't tried the original cable yet...
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    Sme 3012 R

    Thank you so much, Peter. It's a SME V on the other side. I'm starting out with the Bluelectric Magic Diamond SV in an Ikeda headshell for a start. First impression of 3012R is really good. Dexter Gordon on Blue Note right now...
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    Sme 3012 R

    Finally got the SME 3012R mounted on my Accoustic Signature Ascona. Tonearm bought from Japan and looks like new. Just starting to spin. Thank you @hogen for your kind help!
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    Denafrips product owners please fall in

    How to start... Just out of the box Terminator Plus plays amazing. It keeps throwing out sparks in the upper midrange and treble. Details and musicality I have never heard from any digital source at my place. And I have tried several premium dacs here. I will write more later. It's warm outside...
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    Denafrips product owners please fall in

    Terminator Plus arrived 30 minutes ago :D
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    VTL TP-6.5 II

    That is interesting news! I have the previous one, didn't even know about the new model. In my opinion it sounds amazing when stuffed with Telefunken NOS 801S, 802S and 803S.
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    Denafrips product owners please fall in

    I'll make sure to buckle up, Abyss Man! I bet the Terminator Plus will make the Eggleston's sing better than ever :D
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    Denafrips product owners please fall in

    Hi Richard, I am reading with great interest - and I will keep in mind that Avatar will solve all. Guess it is the solution as long as I mostly listen to good old redbook CD's. Cheers from Norway :D
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    Denafrips product owners please fall in

    Thanks for the advice, Richard :D The cdp is Jay's Audio CDT Mk2. I am thinking about replacing it with the Avatar, or could it be possible to keep it and buy a Gaia instead? Anyway, I will get familiar with the Terminator Plus / Jay's combo first before I decide.
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    Denafrips product owners please fall in

    Terminator Plus on it's way to replace Terminator! Will be here on Monday if DHL is on track. Really looking forward to it.
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    Eggleston Ivy

    VTL is my favourite. After I stuffed it with Telefunken 801S, 802S and 803S, it sounds amazing. All acoustic instruments sound at it's best and the bass is tight. Really wonderful for jazz recordings. I use the Transfiguration pickup on the Whest. The music comes a bit more forward. Strings...
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    Eggleston Ivy

    Time to show you guys some new pics of my system :)
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    Trans Rotor Tourbillon

    Nice to hear your opinion on the Orion Reference, which is also incredibly good. I've heard same TT with Reed arm and Bluelectric pickup. That's also an amazing combination. Yes, I do consider a SME V arm or SME's arm built for Trans Rotor, the 5009. This arm is something in between the 309 and...
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    Trans Rotor Tourbillon

    Glad to hear you liked it! This is the one made of transparent acrylic and suitable for 12" arm. Tourbillon is made to order so it is possible to have it exactly the way you want.
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    Trans Rotor Tourbillon

    You should really consider visiting Norway, NorthStar. Possibilities to see both northern light and the Tourbillon TT. Welcome!
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    Trans Rotor Tourbillon

    I'll see what I can do, NorthStar. But you are more than welcome to fly up north to Oslo;)
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    Trans Rotor Tourbillon

    Thanks! I will write more about the sound later, but first impression is amazing bass response and very black background. I think it sound is really good, although I have a reasonably priced arm and pickup...
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    Trans Rotor Tourbillon

    Thank you, Folsom. I think it is attractive although it is not many Trans Rotor tables around. My Tourbillon is the only one in Scandinavia. Don't know how it is in the US?
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    Trans Rotor Tourbillon

    Thank you so much. I am enjoying it very much!
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    Trans Rotor Tourbillon

    And finally - everything set up and ready to do the most important job: play music!
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    Trans Rotor Tourbillon

    Yes, it is the same turntable as you can see in NorthStar's youtube movie. Standard version has got acrylic platter and transparent acrylic chassis. Mine is special version in black with 16 kg (35 lb) aluminium platter for even tighter bass. Total weight of turntable is 60 kg (132 lb). It has...
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    Trans Rotor Tourbillon

    Just got my new Trans Rotor Tourbillon FMD set up... Happy :)
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    What are the BEST analog systems to assemble for EXPLOSIVE Dynamics and Full-Bodied (non-fat!) tone?

    Thanks, you gave me a lot to think about now. Maybe I should consider a 12" arm instead... Natural sound, greater detail and low frequency extension is indeed interesting. And I'll check out the counterweight sled right away.
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    What are the BEST analog systems to assemble for EXPLOSIVE Dynamics and Full-Bodied (non-fat!) tone?

    Thank you, PeterA. A friend of mine took the photo when we installed the turntable last summer. Only change I've done since then on the analouge side is changing Avid Pulsare II phono stage with the Whest. By the way, my dealer thinks it would be BIG difference with the SME V arm... What do you...
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    What are the BEST analog systems to assemble for EXPLOSIVE Dynamics and Full-Bodied (non-fat!) tone?

    I am extremely satisfied with my JR Trans Rotor Rondino Nero FMD. The free magnetic drive system gives me an amazing attack and musicality, even though I have a quite reasonable priced arm and cartridge. And not to forget the class A Whest Ref V phono stage... It provides a totally black background.
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    Eggleston Ivy

    Thank you! Yes, I think I'm on my way getting used to a tall speaker as well. Before I had the Audio Physic's with side mounted woofers, and I definately don't miss that after the Ivy's moved in. And you are certainly right about the sound stage you describe. By the way: Fantastic system and...
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    Eggleston Ivy

    I totally agree that the bass can be somewhat hard to manage, sbo6. Mine are placed quite close to the back wall and in the beginning I had some booming. But some simple acoustric tuning solved the problems. I started off with just a couple of pillows in the corners and problems disappeared...

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