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    N. Carolina
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    audio, my boys, and my friends
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    PC, EAT C Sharp TT with Grado the Reference cart, Parks Puffin Phono Pre, Mod Wright SWL 9.0 Pre, Marchand xm9 active, Decware Rachael to the top end Oris 150 with Lowther pm4a drivers, Crown XLS1002 to the low end running the goldwood 1858 18" pro driver in a 21" X 16" H-Frame OB.

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  1. Ellis Lorne Heckler Sr Thank you to one & all. Im having a hard time with this despite knowing it was coming for some time
  2. The Liver Cancer took Dad Last night, He was surrounded by Loved ones. I got to hold his hand as I did moms when she passed. His passing was not as peaceful as we were led to believe. At least he is in no more pain & his dignity intact. Rest in Peace Pop. I Love You, You will be missed.
  3. Bobby is a great guy to deal with folks I have bought and sold a few pieces with him and he always comes through. His descriptions are spot on, no surprises here
  4. Opinions Vary . My 124 has undergone a total restoration with some very nicely upgraded parts. Playing 2 LP (that I know very well) through left me wanting NOTHING, I never felt like I was missing anything sound wise. I could and will listen for hours this weekend to some other well known LP to get a better grip on the overall sound. I am very happy with the trade from VPI Classic 1 to Thorens 124
  5. Got this last week and the grace F-9 Cart today Sounding fine Not really better than the VPI Though with a much cheaper cartridge it is certainly as good. Finally a 124 in the house and making music
  6. I cant find one for the 2.2 Graham, all the ones I see are for the phantom and up which is different to my knowledge. If you know something I dont I am all ears. Will pm Dave thanks, I have to break out the camera and tripod my tremors wont allow me to take steady detailed pics.
  7. Hey Dave. I have an original part. I am trying to re-create the whole piece. I can get more detailed pics and forward them. I am happy to pay for having 1 or more duplicated (Likely a small market for a few of them) It could be out of a rigid plastic though the original is Aluminum with a small thin plexi that flips over Joe
  8. They are a great sounding amp but 1100 is high I sold 1 here last year with ZERO issues for 500. Mine was infact near NOS with the screen resistor mod added
  9. I have borrowed a cartridge alignment jig that Graham no longer makes, I am wondering if it is something that can be made via 3 d printing process. Anyone ? The snip / image below is a very close image to the older 1 I am looking to duplicate
  10. I got a Graham 2.2 with the deal, Its not a vintage arm but it is a highly regarded arm. I had 1 several years ago and they are great arms very versatile. Its not the vintage look but overall should be a nice setup. Now I just need to find a cartridge something in the MM realm. I will email you a pic. Joe
  11. Thats a Damb nice table there Justin, cost more than the balance of my system ...................I have a new to me TT on the way a thorens 124 totally rebuilt, I did a trade / cash deal. Good Luck with the sale
  12. Im in the same neck of the woods..................Thanks for the Suggestion
  13. I was FINALLY able to horse trade my way into my dream table. I have a Thorens 124 fully refurbished with a Graham 2.2 Tonearm on its way I will need a MM cartridge Any suggestions from the crowd ? I am sticking with MM because the Thorens may not act well with Higher strength Magnets of LOMC etc.......... Also my Cary Pre has built in MM phono so I would not have to use a SUT or Head-Amp etc... Shorter path for hopefully lower noise floor. I also want to try and stay away from the Grado. They are great sounding Cartridges but they are also prone to noise, I had one here on my other tables and it picked up everything made all kinds of noise. Joe
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