mercoledì 12 luglio 2017

PIMP your SME 3009 tonearm: let's talk about bearings

Here some pictures of the replacing of the old bearings with full ceramic ones with...




...a "dry treatment":
"Ultra Dry Lightning Lube LBT Dry Lube has been accepted and is widely used in many industrial applications since the 1960's. Our Ultra Dry Lightning Lube process is available for all metal parts and eliminates the need for using any grease or oil. Bearings, gears, chains and more can now be run completely dry, no more mess! Ultra Dry Lightning Lube can be used with all greases, fuels and oils to extend the life even further. Most radial bearing sizes can be processed for $15 each".

mercoledì 21 giugno 2017

REVOX G 36

Here's the newest addition...a beautiful, lovely and fascinating REVOX G36...


 








mercoledì 14 giugno 2017

Pimp your LENCOS

Looking for a way to replace my old rubber mat and, at the same time, improve the performance of my L 75 I tried a variety of materials, including PAPERSTONE.
Paperstone (the name explains itself) is made by sheets of paper that, once saturated, are fused together under heat and pressure; this cross-links the resin polymer in all three directions producing a dense, homogeneous and essentially non-porous composite product.
Here some pictures of the mat...












Stay tuned for upcoming news ;)

sabato 27 maggio 2017

MICRO SEIKI MA 505 tonearm

Here some pics of my Micro Seiki Ma 505 tonearm


 


domenica 14 maggio 2017

DENON DP 3000 and DENON DA 309 tonearm

Here you are some pics of this old faschinating BEAUTY.





A great performer indeed, expecially with my DL103S!

venerdì 28 aprile 2017

Isolation: AVATAR AUDIO RECEPTOR

Recently I'm experimenting with support feets, having got excellent results with the Avatar Audio Receptor




giovedì 20 aprile 2017

The Blue Nile / Hats (1989/Linn Records)

One of the most beautiful, personal, and romantic albums I’ve ever heard. Scotland’s Blue Nile created this follow up to their debut album, A Walk Across the Rooftops, with patience and care 5 years later.


In addiction, an excellent sound quality makes this smooth and sophisticated disc a test for your own gear...but - pay attention - you can't stop it... once you put it on your turntable, you can just let the whole disc play through the night...

sabato 15 aprile 2017

TECHNICS SP10 MK2: Replacing Bearing Thrust pads

In many cases the original thrust pad can be severely worn. In some cases completely worn through.
Here you are some pics that may help you if you want to replace it...





 






Here you can find the replacing pad.

venerdì 31 marzo 2017

Mono in Mono: PIERRE CLEMENT L7B Mono Cartridge

As most audiophiles know TRUE MONO cartridges are built only to pick up signals of the record in the horizontal plane.


Mono pressings sound more lively, have depth perception and less noise.



Is also faschinating to experience the excellence of mono recordings in the manner that they were meant to be heard and enjoyed at that time.


Among the many mono cartridges which I have had, this Pierre Clement is one of my favourites.