Last updated: February 21,
This is my SP10mk11 It sits in the Technics SH-10B7 plinth system; this is a massive all Obsidian stone plinth that is very rigid and dead; it sits on four sprung rubber feet (these give a main system resonance of about 6hz); it weighs 18kg's on its own! It is very effective at rejecting external shock and vibration due to it's high mass and rigidity.
The whole assembly sits on an enlarged wall bracket with extra bracing, which are essential for these type of solid plinth turntables.
The motor section is a beautifully built and engineered product ( built at a time when accountants didn't run companies).All the normal specifications are of text book level performance, the motor itself produces enormous torque and has incredible speed stability under all conditions.It doesn't slur transients or muddle complex passages,it really is a credit to its designers, plus of course its sonic ability's elsewhere are equally as good. I am not interested in the Belt versus Direct Drive debate. I just like equipment that allows me to listen to music, and this turntable in my experience allows just that.
The tonearm is a Rega RB250 which has been upgraded by Origin Live, (a very worth while investment!). It matches this turntable extremely well,I would perhaps one day like to get a SME5 and try that out,but I'll have to wait and see.
The cartridge is the Audio Technica OC-9 m/c model,the combination of arm and cartridge works extremely well with very secure tracking at all times.
I have carried out various modifications to the turntable and the arm board system, these basically consisted of removing the circuit boards that are fixed under the turntable and placing them in a seperate box with the power supply,I also fitted an off/on switch to the strobe light,these alterations brought about vast improvements in the overall clarity of the sound, the stage width and depth had also increased dramatically also there was a much greater sense of silence between the notes of the music (it was as if there were was a noise there before clouding the music which was now gone).
The original tone arm board was made of a wood composite it was not very dead at all so I had it duplicated in perspex by a local plastics company,this again brought improvments in the sound,the top end was now much cleaner and more focused the bottom end was firmer and tighter,a worthwhile improvement! .
If you want to discuss these modifications in more depth you can email me.
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between the 19/02/02-26/02/02