Classic 1 with Koetsu Black

Re: Classic 1 with Koetsu Black

Postby Jumping jack » Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:19 am

Thanks, it sure was a great find and I absolutely love it. The match with the Koetsu is also very good.
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Re: Classic 1 with Koetsu Black

Postby mmai » Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:05 pm

To the OP,

I, too have a Classic, although the original version. But both use the JMW 10.5i SE tonearm. I currently use a Denon DL-103R with Zu Audio body. This cartridge is in compliance with the above tonearm.

How do you find the OC9 in terms of compliance?

Also, do you have to change the dropped counterweight (the stock weight is 140 grams) to a lighter version or add headshell weight? What VTF is yours?
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Re: Classic 1 with Koetsu Black

Postby Jumping jack » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:56 am

Hello mmai,

the OC9 worked fine on the 10.5, with the stock weight and no headshell weight. If I recall correctly, I used a VTF of app. 2.0 - 2.1 grams.
But I have a Koetsu Black installed now ;). The oc9 is with a friend now who also has an original classic with the standard arm.
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Re: Classic 1 with Koetsu Black

Postby Jumping jack » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:23 am

It's been a while, but still enjoying the classic and the koetsu (albeit with new speakers and amplification).

But now I'm pondering whether or not to get a nordost wired junction box to go along with the armwand. The current junction box has the standard, colored, wiring...
The Nordost Valhalla junction box costs some 350 dollar around here (Europe).

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Re: Classic 1 with Koetsu Black

Postby elader » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:30 am

to hell with the table, I want the room :-)
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Re: Classic 1 with Koetsu Black

Postby Jumping jack » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:55 am

:lol:
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Re: Classic 1 with Koetsu Black

Postby mreeter » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:05 pm

JJ, It's obvious you have no small children or pets running around :) Space is clean as a pin!
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Re: Classic 1 with Koetsu Black

Postby Jumping jack » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:36 pm

No pets, but two kids (5 and 7 years old)...
The photo only shows the good half of the living room :D .
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Re: Classic 1 with Koetsu Black

Postby Jumping jack » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:13 am

New phonostage in the house, and it's amazing (especially given the size of it):

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The combination of the dry, tight Nagra sound and the warmer, lushy Koetsu is stunning.
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Re: Classic 1 with Koetsu Black

Postby tom collins » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:52 am

that bps is a little dynamics bomb guaranteed to wake up any system.
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