Goodmans Axiom 201

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Re: Goodmans Axiom 201

Postby stereophile » Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:48 am

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stereophile wrote:Hi Paul. What tonearm/ttable will you set-up for mono duty? An extra tonearm for your 124 in a bigger plinth? Or a new vintage ttable?! ;)


Hi Paul/Doc Lito,

TD124? Here's an idea...
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Paul- You & I are in BIG 3-ARM TROUBLE!!! :lol:

JE- It just so happens I'm restoring a Thorens 124 MK2. I just have to build a plinth for it. You aren't being helpful...more of a BI! :lol: Seriously, I've been contemplating a 2-arm rig,...but a 3-armed monster?!!! :rock:
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Re: Goodmans Axiom 201

Postby Mamimili » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:07 am

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Mamimili wrote:Cheers Lito :D

It's so easy to do, why did i wait so long?
Of course i have not really spent any money yet so improvements will have to wait until after Christmas.........cart, arm, amp, IC.....where will it end?

I feel like i have left the rat race of the highway and am now wandering down a leafy country lane, smelling the roses in the pub garden, drinking a cool pint of cider while munching (monching??) on a sausage sandwich. Music makes you lose sense of time or should that be losing my mind? Or i am just enjoying the simple pleasure of mono.


Hi Paul. What tonearm/ttable will you set-up for mono duty? An extra tonearm for your 124 in a bigger plinth? Or a new vintage ttable?! ;)


Hey Lito

Confirmed TT - Lenco 88.
Desired arms - Mono and Stereo. A mono woody, an Ortofon........
Plinth design - still in my head :rofl:

Cheers!
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Re: Goodmans Axiom 201

Postby Mamimili » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:11 am

stereophile wrote:
setup1 wrote:
stereophile wrote:Hi Paul. What tonearm/ttable will you set-up for mono duty? An extra tonearm for your 124 in a bigger plinth? Or a new vintage ttable?! ;)


Hi Paul/Doc Lito,

TD124? Here's an idea...
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Paul- You & I are in BIG 3-ARM TROUBLE!!! :lol:

JE- It just so happens I'm restoring a Thorens 124 MK2. I just have to build a plinth for it. You aren't being helpful...more of a BI! :lol: Seriously, I've been contemplating a 2-arm rig,...but a 3-armed monster?!!! :rock:


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

:devil: Joseph :devil: , i thought this was going to be a reasonably low cost venture.
As usual, i am wrong :lol: :lol:

But i am getting excited 8)
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Re: Goodmans Axiom 201

Postby stereophile » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:12 am

Mamimili wrote:Confirmed TT - Lenco 88.
Desired arms - Mono and Stereo. A mono woody, an Ortofon........
Plinth design - still in my head :rofl:

Cheers!


Nice one, Paul! :clap: :clap: :clap:

The Lenco 88 has its own tonearm. Two to go... :lol:
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Re: Goodmans Axiom 201

Postby kabubi » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:15 am

Mamimili wrote:Confirmed TT - Lenco 88.


Yeah, baby! YEAH!

Let's get on with our Lencos, Paul, should sound great with Mr Kanobi (as in OB Wan Kanobi) !

you're about to be reunited with one. edwin has one. je has one (or is it 2?) jen foolishly let go of one. setup2 recently restored one. hyper will be selling one. Pio Tan has a great sounding one with a plinth material Lito and i highly recommend. i'm sulsuling tweaker to get one. who else out there?

let's build a cult here in WS!
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Re: Goodmans Axiom 201

Postby Mamimili » Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:54 pm

stereophile wrote:
Mamimili wrote:Confirmed TT - Lenco 88.
Desired arms - Mono and Stereo. A mono woody, an Ortofon........
Plinth design - still in my head :rofl:

Cheers!


Nice one, Paul! :clap: :clap: :clap:

The Lenco 88 has its own tonearm. Two to go... :lol:


The 88 is armless Lito
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Here's a 99 that's food for thought
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Re: Goodmans Axiom 201

Postby kabubi » Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:02 pm

Mamimili wrote:The 88 is armless Lito
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Here's a 99 that's food for thought
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are both yours, Paul? or you own the 88 only?
and is that the real picture of your 88?
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Re: Goodmans Axiom 201

Postby Mamimili » Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:04 pm

kabubi wrote:
Mamimili wrote:Confirmed TT - Lenco 88.


Yeah, baby! YEAH!

Let's get on with our Lencos, Paul, should sound great with Mr Kanobi (as in OB Wan Kanobi) !

you're about to be reunited with one. edwin has one. je has one (or is it 2?) jen foolishly let go of one. setup2 recently restored one. hyper will be selling one. Pio Tan has a great sounding one with a plinth material Lito and i highly recommend. i'm sulsuling tweaker to get one. who else out there?

let's build a cult here in WS!


Cult! Cult! Cult!

Now is the time to buy, an 88 sold on eBay for $710 this week :D More than double the price of 18 months ago!
A friend of mine has had a 75 in an original Dynatron plinth for about 3 years, very happy with it, he paid about $20!
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Re: Goodmans Axiom 201

Postby Mamimili » Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:13 pm

kabubi wrote:
Mamimili wrote:The 88 is armless Lito
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Here's a 99 that's food for thought
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are both yours, Paul? or you own the 88 only?
and is that the real picture of your 88?


Kabub's, only the 88 is mine. The photo is supposed to be mine but is taken from the ebay listing. I have not seen it yet but my dad says it looks identical, clean, no dustbug mark etc.

I posted the photo of the 99 because i like the symmetry of the layout
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Re: Goodmans Axiom 201

Postby stereophile » Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:06 pm

Mamimili wrote:
stereophile wrote:
Mamimili wrote:Confirmed TT - Lenco 88.
Desired arms - Mono and Stereo. A mono woody, an Ortofon........
Plinth design - still in my head :rofl:

Cheers!


Nice one, Paul! :clap: :clap: :clap:

The Lenco 88 has its own tonearm. Two to go... :lol:


The 88 is armless Lito
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You're back up to 3 then! :lol:
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Re: Goodmans Axiom 201

Postby setup1 » Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:47 pm

Hi Paul,

Very nice model! I've been looking for an 88 or 99 but they are hard to find in N. America. If you are going to use a UK/European model here make sure you have access to a 60hz shaft. I don't think the 50hz conical shaft works here. For more info check out http://www.lenco-lovers.com!

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Re: Goodmans Axiom 201

Postby Mamimili » Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:01 pm

setup1 wrote:Hi Paul,

Very nice model! I've been looking for an 88 or 99 but they are hard to find in N. America. If you are going to use a UK/European model here make sure you have access to a 60hz shaft. I don't think the 50hz conical shaft works here. For more info check out http://www.lenco-lovers.com!

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Hello Joseph

This one is destined for Malaysia so no voltage or frequency problem.
Prices are going up now, 88's are on ebay a few times per month. I cannot remember the last time i saw a 99 on ebay, they seem very rare!
If only i had purchased a few years ago when they were still in the $10-$30 price range :(

Perhaps we should think about buying up the cheap Rek-O-Kuts and Commonwealth's before their prices go sky high???
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Re: Goodmans Axiom 201

Postby Mamimili » Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:09 pm

stereophile wrote:you're back up to 3 then! :lol:


Lito :devil: :devil: My intention is to limit it to 2 arms, perhaps i will make the plinth large enough for 3
Please advise, why do i need 3 arms during an economic crisis??? :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

The 3rd arm could pay for the amp and cartridge............
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Re: Goodmans Axiom 201

Postby setup1 » Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:28 pm

Mamimili wrote:Hello Joseph
This one is destined for Malaysia so no voltage or frequency problem.


I see.....cheers!

Mamimili wrote:Prices are going up now, 88's are on ebay a few times per month. I cannot remember the last time i saw a 99 on ebay, they seem very rare!
If only i had purchased a few years ago when they were still in the $10-$30 price range :(


They were early (B60/L70 era) models offered as an alternative to the TD124 and late 301/401.

Mamimili wrote:Perhaps we should think about buying up the cheap Rek-O-Kuts and Commonwealth's before their prices go sky high???


ROKs still seem affordable on US eBay. I don't know if the Commonwealth or the Orpheus Silex can easily/affordably be converted to 60hz for local users.

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Re: Goodmans Axiom 201

Postby stereophile » Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:30 pm

Paul- It wasn't my idea, rather... :lol: I'm a believer that two's company & three's a crowd! :rofl:
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Re: Goodmans Axiom 201

Postby setup1 » Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:43 pm

Mamimili wrote:The 3rd arm could pay for the amp and cartridge............


I paid ~$70/shipped for this Grommes "Little Jewel" PP6V6 8W integrated and it was even "plug'n play" :o Plenty of power for your 201, then add a DL102 ($150-200) and your set to enjoy!
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Re: Goodmans Axiom 201

Postby pigdog » Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:10 am

Hi Paul thought you'd lke to know, i saw a pair of goodmans axiom in ebay at around usd300++ very good condition, i think you may be able to win this pair
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Re: Goodmans Axiom 201

Postby plasticman » Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:37 pm

halls wrote:hi paul,

is the goodman drivers available locally?
thanks in advance.


Hi sir halls,

if i remember right, caloy/spare2win had a pair of Goodman 12" drivers for sale around a month ago. Baka available pa! ;)

Sorry sir paul for the OT
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Re: Goodmans Axiom 201

Postby Mamimili » Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:47 pm

stereophile wrote:Paul- It wasn't my idea, rather... :lol: I'm a believer that two's company & three's a crowd! :rofl:


Hello Lito

Two as in Denon 10two?

I like what i read about this cartridge....
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Re: Goodmans Axiom 201

Postby Mamimili » Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:50 pm

pigdog wrote:Hi Paul thought you'd lke to know, i saw a pair of goodmans axiom in ebay at around usd300++ very good condition, i think you may be able to win this pair


Hello Chester

That makes my 201 an absolute bargain :D :D
and my mistake for not buying more while the price was low......
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