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Not picking Les's PT1 up until January. Can't wait and meeting Les again will be a real pleasure. A more down to earth Yorkshire man you will never meet. I ended up staying all day last time i went over to Chesterfield. When i first met Les he wanted to know all about me and was very easy to meet, full of humour and love for the audio business. Also his under ground workshop is full of delights
Les is a real Gent for sure he put me all night when I visited, he also took me out for a pub meal and a few pints. His basement workshop is the perfect oasis for a tech wizard isn't it?
Think I've mentioned it before TT suspension done right is not as major issue unlike the unstable Linn abortion which is a problem, (but not for Linn or their dealers of course), How they got around that was marketing and business brilliance - make out that it's a sensitive TT so our experts will set it up to sing and boy when they do and it hits the spot, it's still a fair bit below the best (oops let that out of the bag, Ivor will sack me now).
I will be in ouch with you after this Xmas period.
It would seem the Alphason HR100S is a match made in heaven with the PT1. Les made an excellent choice there The linn Asaka is still a bit of a mystery though
The main problem with a PT1 except the fragile bearing, is the power supply. Well it seems Les has addressed this too with the Avondale psu he made for it. Not sure what is in the case but I will have a look when I have picked it up. Probably a big ass transformer, rectifier and smoothing caps. I think the motor controller circuitry in the deck already has a regulator but not sure. Some people do have more than one level of regulation though.
People say the new Funk motor and controlling circuitry is better. Don't know about that but to buy a K drive, motor and vector kit is silly money.
I guess the only way to modify this thing (not sure I ever will) is to put the motor on the subchassis and move it to the 7 0'clock position. Oh, and put another belt over the top of the first
Goldring were used to re-tip and rebuild Linn cartridges of this period I recall and they did a fantastic job on a couple of Troika's I remember (so do ESCo from personal experience, but it's the Goldring updated ones I heard not too long ago and they were brought to life better than new to my ears).
I live alone in this my heaven, in my love (and) in my songs.