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----- Original Message -----
From: "James Lindner" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 6:49 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] turntable recommendations
> I am sort of looking for "consumer" type stuff - i.e. I don't want to take
> out a mortgage to buy this - it is really for infrequent casual use. Any
> idea what the turntable costs? I appreciate you help - thanks.
> Jim Lindner
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of phillip holmes
> Sent: Monday, June 13, 2005 10:14 PM
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] turntable recommendations
> When you say good isolation, it made me think of the SOTA Sapphire. One
> the best suspensions ever devised. Instead of compressing springs, the
> sub-chassis is suspended from above by leaf springs (please see their site
> for a MUCH better explanation). It keeps the chassis from making funny
> gyrations like most sprung turntables (like the AR-XA, which was always
> moving around during play).
> The Sapphire is a fantastic sounding table as well. Match it with a Rega
> RB300 and a high output moving coil like the Sumiko Blue Point Special
> (moving coils are less prone to hum and are not affected by cable
> capacitance like moving magnets--which means you can have a longer run of
> wire between table and preamp).
> good luck
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "James Lindner" <[log in to unmask]>
> >I would like to get a turntable for personal use - not for restoration,
> > to play back some of my personal collection of LP's for personal
> > listening.
> > No transcription disks or anything fancy - just for home use, no "DJ
> > Scratching" - just playing some old disks in reasonably good condition.
> > I want something that has good isolation, that may be the most important
> > issue where my turntable is located. People will walk on the floor
> > nearby -
> > it is unavoidable. Nothing huge - it has to fit on a normal
> > center" shelf.