|TK7SU cartridge in TP-60 plugin Thorens shell|
Attached to the Thorens TP-60 plug-in shell is an Audio Technica TK7SU cartridge (the tonearm is a TP-11) which was a very respectable cartridge in its day and what I would consider to be in the medium to high end range. However, I discovered that the my Shibada stylus has a bent shaft. It's not that I didn't know this. I was pretty rough with it at the time and there were a few nights when I had too much to drink and manhandled my records.
|Elliptical Stylus replaces original Shibada stylus|
While I was at it I bought a new drive belt as the old one had stretched quite a bit over the years.
Anyway, on to the recordings. To further my interest in audio I will only collect jazz and classical vinyl and as much 180 virgin vinyl as I can afford.
Most might think that 180 vinyl obviously means a better sounding recording. Not necessarily. I have some early Angel, London and Deutsche Grammophon recordings that were done right at the time and still sound quite fantastic.
|Thorens TD 165C|
|AT TK7SU doing it's job|
Now to pursue recordings that will fit with my collection.
All photos are taken with an Olympus E-330 DSLR with the 50mm high grade F2 lens at between f2 and f5.6, tripod and no flash.