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Wardsweb
01-27-2006, 10:25 PM
It only took a lifetime, but it was worth the wait: ClearAudio Champion 2 with an SME 309 arm and a Benz Micro Glider. :applaud:

http://wardsweb.org/audio/clearaudio/clearaudio_champion2.jpg

4313B
01-27-2006, 10:27 PM
Sweet dude! :applaud:

jbl4ever
01-27-2006, 10:34 PM
I thought my Mitchel Cotter looked nice not even close:( Do you have a bunch of 1201 Macs with the blue fronts too. Thats a serious Table are you using MM or MC:applaud:

jim3860
01-27-2006, 10:36 PM
Sweet dude! :applaud: YEAH WHAT THE G MAN SAID.:applaud:

Wardsweb
01-27-2006, 10:49 PM
I thought my Mitchel Cotter looked nice not even close:( Do you have a bunch of 1201 Macs with the blue fronts too. Thats a serious Table are you using MM or MC:applaud:

Benz Micro Glider is a MC high output 2.5mv cart
http://www.savantaudio.com/glider01.jpg
(http://www.needledoctor.com/core/media/media.nl?id=438&c=ACCT106601&h=19ecfe0e431a6e77b7cf)

Mr. Widget
01-27-2006, 10:55 PM
Hell of a nice rig... I have the original Oracle, myself.... but this way out classes my table. Is the blue neon an add on for the photo or is it part of the design? Seems it would add noise.


Widget

Wardsweb
01-27-2006, 11:01 PM
Hell of a nice rig... I have the original Oracle, myself.... but this way out classes my table. Is the blue neon an add on for the photo or is it part of the design? Seems it would add noise.


Widget

It was for the picture. I just laid a cold cathode neon tube on the isolation table behind the plinth. It's the kind of light used to light up computer cases. The plinth is clear acrylic.

JuniorJBL
01-27-2006, 11:14 PM
Very Nice Indeed:yes: :applaud:

chad
01-28-2006, 01:08 PM
That looks lovely.

norealtalent
01-28-2006, 01:27 PM
This is one of those times I don't mind admitting that I'm jealous. Don't let happy face see that! He'll cream em' for sure.:D

hapy._.face
01-28-2006, 02:03 PM
That's it- I want a new one.:banghead: Sooo- pretty! I have the same benz Micro, but your whole rig is far superior to my Scout. Nice. Very nice!! Congrats! :bouncy:

johnaec
01-28-2006, 03:08 PM
But does it play 45's ??:duck:

John

Wardsweb
01-28-2006, 04:52 PM
But does it play 45's ??:duck:

John
You bet, spinning some Patricia Barber Cafe Blue on 45 right now.

hapy._.face
01-28-2006, 04:54 PM
I don't know if I should play records on it or pull my pants down!!!:blink:

jim3860
01-28-2006, 05:03 PM
I don't know if I should play records on it or pull my pants down!!!:blink: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: I suggest play records imho.

scott fitlin
01-28-2006, 05:57 PM
Benz Micro Glider is a MC high output 2.5mv cart
http://www.savantaudio.com/glider01.jpg
(http://www.needledoctor.com/core/media/media.nl?id=438&c=ACCT106601&h=19ecfe0e431a6e77b7cf)How do you like the Glider? Supposed to be great, tell us more!

scott fitlin
01-28-2006, 05:58 PM
I don't know if I should play records on it or pull my pants down!!!:blink:LOL, :applaud:

hapy._.face
01-28-2006, 07:46 PM
How do you like the Glider? Supposed to be great, tell us more!

You really expect him to answer after acquiring a beauty like that? lol. He's off in audio neverland right about now. I own a glider, and I bought it becasue I couldn't afford a player like his. It was half the price of upgrading to a new one- and it made my entry level VPI Scout play like the big dogs (sort of). It opened my stuff up and had more immediacy- yet I find it a little too anylitical. It plays my sub-par records with a little too much truth-too articulate. The benz glider will make you want to buy new (better pressing) records. Ignorance was bliss before this cartridge- now I'm commited to vinyl to get my money's worth out of this thing (not that it's a bad thing...). However- he may have a slightly different opinion from his perspective. He's got a really nice rig (obviously!):)

Wardsweb
01-28-2006, 07:59 PM
Well let me just say I broke down and put on my UHQR by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab of Alan Parson's "I Robot" and I never play it. It is quit remarkable. I don't know if it's the table, the arm, the cart or a combination of all the above but the music is cleaner, crisper, with a black background and no ceiling noise. Even on my other standard 180 gram stuff it's quieter. It's like the micro stylus goes deeper in the groove and past all the surface imperfections at the top edge of the groove, if that makes sense? I'm really enjoying rediscovering my vinyl collection. Now I've got to pull a couple hundred album out of moth balls and build some album shelves or something. :)

scott fitlin
01-28-2006, 08:14 PM
I hear you!

:)