What's your "other" turntable?

What's your "other" turntable?

Postby Waxxy » Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:26 pm

I can't be the only one on the forum that runs two turntables.

I've been using VPI TTs and tonearms since 2005. I started with a Scout and then several years later an Aries II. Before I had either, I used a Kenwood KD-990. The Kenwood was actually the first deck I ever owned, purchased in the early 90s. It was a top end Kenwood unit, but I got a great deal on it as it was a static demo in a local shop, and by the 1990s very few people were interested in turntables.

At the end of the 90s I started frequenting online audio forums. I soon discovered that my direct drive TT was obviously inferior to ANY belt drive, and I had made a mistake in purchasing it....at least that was the general consensus among audio-dorks at the time. Eventually I purchased the Scout and it was a lovely thing. My Kenwood had been tweaked to death at that point and also needed to be serviced, so I parted it out on Ebay.

There was a part of me that always wanted the Kenwood again as it was my first piece of high-end gear, and it was also a great performer, with the bonus of auto-lift at the end of the record. Eventually saw another one for sale locally so I was able to inspect before purchasing. An purchase I did! Nostalgia is a hell of a thing!

So I've owned a total of four TTs in my life, and two have been the same model. Here's photos of the three different units.

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VPI Aries II / JMW-10
Koetsu Urushi Platinum / Dynavector 17d3 / Lyra Kleos
Cyrus Phono Signature
JVC AX-Z1010 integrated amplifier / Audiomat Prelude Reference integrated amplifier
Sony SS-NA5ES speakers
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Re: What's your "other" turntable?

Postby madrac » Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:30 pm

Although not currently set up, my other TT is a Denon DP47F. Running a VPI Classic 1 with multiple upgrades: HW40 feet, VTA on-the-fly, Fatboy Gimbal, PE Eagle/Roadrunner, periphery ring, Stillpoints LPI
VPI Classic 1-Fatboy, VTA tower,periphery ring,PE Eagle & RR, HW16.5, VAS NOVA, Soundsmith Paua, Manley Chinook, Bob's SUT, Rogue RP5 & ST100, Sierra Towers w/ RAAL, Rythmik E15HPx2, Audio Sensibility, Blue Jeans ICs, Symposium & Isoacoustics
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Re: What's your "other" turntable?

Postby TerryM » Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:40 pm

Aries I and an AR "The Table"
Aries I/JMW 10
LP-S/Kleos/Te Kaitora Rua/Glider
Blue Circle BC3000/BC703/JRDG Concentra II
JRDG M201s/Music Reference RM200
Blue Circle DAC, Bel Canto CD2/Cary 303T
Wilson Benesch Curve/Reference 3A DeCapo/Sonus faber Minuetto
Audio Sensibility/Audience
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Re: What's your "other" turntable?

Postby gene9p » Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:39 pm

Rega P3-24.. with upgrades..Delrin platter, subplatter, white belt, 303 arm, cork mat...
CLASSIC 2 WALNUT, CLASSIC 3 ARM, HW-40 feet
VPI SDS
Soundsmith Boheme
P S Audio Phono
McINTOSH C2300
Parasound A21
Krell CD
Bryston BDA-1
Snell JIV spkrs
Triode Wire Labs + AUDIO SENSIBILITY Cables
Wayne's outer ring
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Re: What's your "other" turntable?

Postby Brf » Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:10 pm

J.C. Verdier La Platine
Oracle Delphi V
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Re: What's your "other" turntable?

Postby Peer Gynt » Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:55 pm

The most unusual I’ve owned was an original from Joe Grado, complete with Joe’s handcrafted wooden tone arm. I had an HW19 and an LP12 at the time (early 80’s).

Now I’ve got a pair of LP12s, and a Dual Rim drive for 78s. And a Technics Automatic linear tracker that can be set on “repeat.” :lol:
Main System: MW-1 Cyclone, Lyra Etna, Ekos SE (long headshell), Radikal+Keel+Harban LP12, Conrad Johnson TEA1 + ET7s2 + LP275Ms, Revel F228Bes + ML BF210. Other source is Marantz SA-KI Ruby Ken Ishiwata Signature Reference SACD/CD/DAC.
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Re: What's your "other" turntable?

Postby Fishflood » Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:23 pm

Just sold my “other.” A completely rebuilt Thorens 124. It was a wonderful table but I wanted something quieter. Couldn’t be happier with my Aries 1.
Aries 1/Fatboy Uni/Ann Mighty 103R Malachite Body/SOTA Condor Motor and Controller
Lamm LP2/Sculpture A SUT
Lamm LL2.1
Herron M1A Monos
Harbeth M30.1
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Re: What's your "other" turntable?

Postby Vear » Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:27 pm

Great thread topic. Aside from my VPI I also have a wonderful Sansui SR-838.

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Re: What's your "other" turntable?

Postby 930turbo » Mon May 03, 2021 8:59 pm

A TNT 6 w/ Classic Aluminum Platter w/ Kuzma Stogi REF313 VTA w/ a Lyra Kleos
An HR-X w/ FatBoy unipivot w/ the Benz Gullwing SLR Cartridge

I enjoy both of them and use them alternatively during my listening session
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VPI TNT 6,Kuzma Stogi Ref 313 VTA,Benz Micro Gullwing SLR,VPI HR-X FatBoy uni 12,Lyra Kleos,ARC REF Annv 40 line ,REF PHONO 2SE,SP10Mk2preamp,ARC REF610T monoblocks,pair of D79B amps,EC21active electronic X over, Duntech C5000 Princess spkr,Magnepan MG3A
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Re: What's your "other" turntable?

Postby 930turbo » Mon May 03, 2021 9:37 pm

The HR-X w/ a FatBoy
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VPI TNT 6,Kuzma Stogi Ref 313 VTA,Benz Micro Gullwing SLR,VPI HR-X FatBoy uni 12,Lyra Kleos,ARC REF Annv 40 line ,REF PHONO 2SE,SP10Mk2preamp,ARC REF610T monoblocks,pair of D79B amps,EC21active electronic X over, Duntech C5000 Princess spkr,Magnepan MG3A
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