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Re: TAS non-LENCO - test mounting Mr. O's Garrard 401

Postby Superman » Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:52 am

TheAnalogSource wrote:I usually turn down repair and restoration of Garrards. The fact is that I have no parts as well as very limited experience with the table as well as there are already a lot who mastered the table. Only few occasions though, we can’t refuse close friends who wants their table handled with our love and care.

Mr. O’s Garrard 401 came in the quite rare original SME plinth. He wanted a replinth even though several times I have discouraged him because there is a certain character I love in the SME plinth.

So here we go with a Camotecue layer plinth wrapped around with Narra sheets. As I’ve mentioned, I am not familiar with the table so have to go all the way to Betis for the plinth construction instruction. While we are at it, Mr. O though of having a second arm so the original SME 3009 is now delegated to the back. The new main side arm is a JELCO 750L 12 inch. I am delighted to see how the bronze tonearm matched well with the 401 plate. Must be good Fengshui.

I only use the best mounting tools. As you can see here, the Clearaudio Alignment Tool is used for setting the correct pivot to spindle distance.
Now measuring and locating the best arm location. Boring the holes follows.

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...first setback...didnt realized the 401 has a different mounting setup...screws mounted on the table...so have to drill some more hole in the plinth as well as well for the nut at the bottom.....also will look for a longer socket wrench later :(


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Re: TAS non-LENCO - test mounting Mr. O's Garrard 401

Postby kabubi » Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:17 pm

who is Mr. O ?
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Re: TAS non-LENCO - test mounting Mr. O's Garrard 401

Postby TheAnalogSource » Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:18 pm

kabubi wrote:who is Mr. O ?


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Re: TAS non-LENCO - test mounting Mr. O's Garrard 401

Postby kabubi » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:07 pm

TheAnalogSource wrote:
kabubi wrote:who is Mr. O ?


manila's bestfren hehe


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TAS non-LENCO - test mounting Mr. O's Garrard 401

Postby docsialu » Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:36 pm

D ba c cploogq bestfriend ni idol manager bigtym thaw ke ;)


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Re: TAS non-LENCO - test mounting Mr. O's Garrard 401

Postby cploogq » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:46 pm

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Re: TAS non-LENCO - test mounting Mr. O's Garrard 401

Postby doasmarx » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:00 pm

natuloy pala plano ni Mr. O.
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Re: TAS non-LENCO - test mounting Mr. O's Garrard 401

Postby muypogi » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:44 pm

Just to share, finally got my Pioneer idler this afternoon, just as I arrived from a provincial marketing trip. Sounds good with the Stanton cartridge that orginally came with my Lenco. All vintage parts, save for the cover and new plinth of course . . .

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Btw, was also given a free upgrade: TAS footer with rubber feet. Looks good, and noticed a subtle improvement in the L75. I Like the way my sandwich plinth sounds with the L75.. .
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Re: TAS non-LENCO - test mounting Mr. O's Garrard 401

Postby Superman » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:03 pm

Congrats Moi!
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Re: TAS non-LENCO - test mounting Mr. O's Garrard 401

Postby endrik35 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:48 pm

Congrats Moi! The habanera red top plate blends well with the natural wood color of your plinth! Hows the sound of the pioneer compared to your Lenco? :)
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Re: TAS non-LENCO - test mounting Mr. O's Garrard 401

Postby philpath » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:55 pm

Congrats Moi!!! Hail the "UPGRADE DUKES"!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: TAS non-LENCO - test mounting Mr. O's Garrard 401

Postby muypogi » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:00 pm

endrik35 wrote:Congrats Moi! The habanera red top plate blends well with the natural wood color of your plinth! Hows the soubd of the pioneer compared to your Lenco? :)


Lenco pa rin ser, but the Pioneer with the vintage Stanton sounds better than an Ortofon 2M Blue. Kung wala akong Lenco, I could actually live with the Stanton and the Pioneer. . .

Will try to set it up with my Rega Elicit and my Pro-Ject phonobox and see how the combo sounds. Sila kasi yung gagawin kong second system . . . speakers na lang kulang . . . nauna na nga second setup components kesa yung sala na paglalagyan hehe.
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Re: TAS non-LENCO - test mounting Mr. O's Garrard 401

Postby muypogi » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:02 pm

philpath wrote:Congrats Moi!!! Hail the "UPGRADE DUKES"!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D


DI yan upgrade doc, second setup . . . and di pa ako nasa Duke level. . .upgrade jester pwede, kasi hanggang vintage pioneer na refurbished lang ako . . wala akong P10000000 . . . :lol:

Teka ano final verdict mo sa Pro-Ject phono? Padala ko na yung box . .. hehe. . . :P
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Re: TAS non-LENCO - test mounting Mr. O's Garrard 401

Postby kabubi » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:56 pm

again, who is Mr. O ?
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Re: TAS non-LENCO - test mounting Mr. O's Garrard 401

Postby TheAnalogSource » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:53 am

the production line...

401 ready for the listening test.....next in line Dr. G's P100 project...

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Re: TAS non-LENCO - test mounting Mr. O's Garrard 401

Postby iceman30 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:10 pm

TheAnalogSource wrote:the production line...

401 ready for the listening test.....next in line Dr. G's P100 project...

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Re: TAS non-LENCO - test mounting Mr. O's Garrard 401

Postby real top » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:10 pm

See the ladies !!!! Call center also available for any repair, service and upgrade :clap: :clap:
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Re: TAS non-LENCO - test mounting Mr. O's Garrard 401

Postby philpath » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:36 pm

real top wrote:See the ladies !!!! Call center also available for any repair, service and upgrade :clap: :clap:


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: Sama ako diyan!!!!!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: TAS non-LENCO - test mounting Mr. O's Garrard 401

Postby TheAnalogSource » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:09 am

philpath wrote:
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: Sama ako diyan!!!!!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


hapchan ba uli tayo kuya :devil:
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Re: TAS non-LENCO - test mounting Mr. O's Garrard 401

Postby TheAnalogSource » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:59 pm

hayyy salamat natapos din :sweat: :sweat: :sweat:

my first fit of the Jelco 12"... a lot more detail than the SME 3009....as you can see here, the garrards sports a double glider :devil: :devil: :devil:

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