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Andrew Hoyle

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  1. Hi Guys. Thanks for your interest. Yes it works fine with the step down transformer. The counter weight was from a Japanese supplier - trading under the eBay name of Samurai-electronics. He has lots of Denon parts on his site and also cartridges. Be wary he knows how to charge. But I've bought 2 or 3 things from him and hey are all fine and shipping is fast. Less than a week for the counterweight. Andrew
  2. Hi Everyone, As a committed lover of all things analogue and vinyl and now that I'm semi-retired, I can use some of my spare time to refurbish old turntables and transform them back to their former glory. It's a really enjoyable hobby. This one is a good example of that. You are looking at a Denon DP57L turntable fitted with a recently refurbished Ortofon MC20 moving coil. The work on the cartridge was done by Audio Dynamics in Melbourne - they own the old Garrott Brothers franchise and their work really transforms standard cartridges and takes them up to another level. In this cas
  3. Sure.....I now have a pair of Dynaudio Confidence C4s. I think these will be the last speakers I ever own.
  4. Thanks i'm relatively inexperienced on StereoNet.
  5. Hi There. Up for sale is my pair of VAF I66 Signature Mk II speakers. Not much I can say about these wonderful speakers that hasn't been said elsewhere - checkout the VAF website. https://vaf.com.au/products/signature-i66mkiii TThese are my second pair of I66s - I assembled a pair of Mark Is in 1999 and they are still going strong as the front speakers in my home theatre system. I have owned the Mark IIs for about 5 years and they have performed flawlessly in that time. I'm unsure of the changes made between the Mark IIs and the current Mark III model but they appear to
  6. Hi Everyone, I have been asked to provide a bit more information and some more pictures. Also to clarify some things. So....I have two of these turntables - the prototype (which is for sale) and the slightly improved version that I am keeping. The original pictures below are all of the one that is for sale however they were taken at different times and hence one has the badge and there are different cartridges installed in different pics. New pics below were all taken tonight and apart from those of the motor unit and the one of the underside are all of the turnta
  7. Hi Stevoz, apologies for the confusion. It is the same turntable, just taken in various stages of completion! I'll revise the pictures later tonight to ensure only those of the completed tt are there and I'll also add more detailed pics. You're not the first to ask.
  8. Hey Drew, I'm wrestling with a similar dilemma and realisation. I have progressively built up my own reference system over my entire life really. (I'm 62 and my first real audio system was purchased when I was 17). You know how it is, constantly upgrading individual components, tweaking cables, changing cartridges, etc etc. I've just semi-retired and so have recently fulfilled a life long ambition to design and build a turntable of my own. Very pleased with the aesthetics of the result, I connected it into the heart of my system and 'temporarily' took out my Michell O
  9. Two of the entire deck mate - I made this one as ,my prototpye and I am just finishing Mark 2 which i will keep. In total I also have one MC10 Mark 2 and three MC20s - an original Mark 1, a Mark 2 and a Super. Love them. All MC20s have up spec cantilevers and tips from Audio Dynamics in Melbourne. . The Super is on the Orbe, the MC10 is currently on one of my own TTs (as pictured) and the original MC20 is on the other one.
  10. Hi Everyone, this turntable I made myself is up for sale. The plinth is 6 sheets of 16mm MDF, hand finished and spray painted in gloss black. The Denon motor unit runs smoothly and silently and holds speed perfectly. The Acos Lustre tonearm is in mint condition and installed exactly to specification. Offered with Ortofon MC10 Mk II cartridge - with brand new cantilever and stylus tip from Audio Dynamics/Garrott Brothers. Receipt available for this work completed just a few weeks ago. As hard as this might be to believe, sound wise it gives my Michell Orbe a run for it's money. I'
  11. Here's my two! Michell Orbe with Technoarm and Garrott modified Ortofon MC20 Super (Ortofon MC20 Mk1 installed at the time this picture was taken), and a turntable I made myself from a Denon DP3000 motor unit., Acos Lustre GST1 tonearm and Garrott modified Ortofon MC20. I have two of these and one is for sale if anyone is interested. Andrew
  12. I have used the Garrott Brothers /Audiodynamics several times. Always great service and great results.
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