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PostPosted: 22 Apr 2015, 22:26 
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Hi Everyone, I have lots of spare turntable parts....so I assembled a composite one. The biggest change was to make a 12 inch tone arm. The original TT was a Pro-ject DB III. An ok thing at its price. Now with a new arm (3.5 inches longer), an acrylic platter from another TT and a bit of wood working, metal drilling and such you can see the transformation. This was largely an exercise to see what the extra long arms did to the quality of the reproduction. In short quite a bit. Much better mid range, zilch inner grove stuff (like really none), cleaner sound overall. Worth doing.

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PostPosted: 22 Apr 2015, 23:34 
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Very cool, Bruce! :D

Dang! That's a loooong tone arm :o

Is that a Shure or Grado cart on there?

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PostPosted: 25 Apr 2015, 16:06 
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Hi Yes a long arm (12 inch effective length). The cartridge is a Grado Reference Platinum I. A project well worth doing as it is equal to (or perhaps better) than some I have that cost much more. The long arm makes a huge difference.

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PostPosted: 25 Apr 2015, 19:42 
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Looks good. I have the same cart.

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