I'll be in the market for a TT next year...

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MONKEYWICKEDMONKEY

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I'll be in the market for a TT next year...
« on: 26 Jun 2018, 06:06 pm »
And I'm looking for my endgame tuntable. One of the tables I am considering is a Well tempered so I wanted to come in a and kick the tires and ask a few questions.

Coming from a Project Debut Carbon (which has been flawless for 5 years) I have no doubt a WTL table will be a giant step up. I think the golf ball floating in oil is an interesting idea as well but my fear is that the WTL tables are "tweakers tables" meaning good tables for people like to tweak thing endlessly. While there's surely nothing wrong with that, I am looking at tables that are "set it and forget it".

I plan to run (most likely but who really knows) the Ortofon 2M Bronze but am interested in dipping my toes into MC carts too.

I welcome any and all feedback and experiences, especially those from newbies like myself who came to WTL.

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Roninaudio

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Re: I'll be in the market for a TT next year...
« Reply #1 on: 26 Jun 2018, 06:21 pm »
I clicked on this thinking you were looking to purchase an Audi.... (lol).  Good luck though.

mick wolfe

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Re: I'll be in the market for a TT next year...
« Reply #2 on: 26 Jun 2018, 10:58 pm »
Once properly set up,  my WTL Amadeus has been no more finicky than any other turntable I've owned. The only exception might be the delicacy of the uber thin drive belts. I use 2 or 3 a year, but they're extremely inexpensive to fabricate. I believe 3 are included with a WTL turntable purchase. As far as MC cartridges, I've used both stock and Zu bodied Denon 103's with no issue. For heavier cartridges, use both included counterweights or an aftermarket XTC.

MONKEYWICKEDMONKEY

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Re: I'll be in the market for a TT next year...
« Reply #3 on: 26 Jun 2018, 11:41 pm »
or an aftermarket XTC.
Not sure I understand this part.

Thanks though, I really like the look of the table and could see owning one. I've read the amount of fluid dampening is fairly important, is this hard to maintain? I live in a hot and very dry climate so I could see this being a potential issue.

I.Greyhound Fan

Re: I'll be in the market for a TT next year...
« Reply #4 on: 27 Jun 2018, 12:57 am »
I would rather have the Audi!

mick wolfe

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Re: I'll be in the market for a TT next year...
« Reply #5 on: 27 Jun 2018, 01:22 am »
Not sure I understand this part.

Thanks though, I really like the look of the table and could see owning one. I've read the amount of fluid dampening is fairly important, is this hard to maintain? I live in a hot and very dry climate so I could see this being a potential issue.

The XTC counterweight is a brass cylinder designed specifically for the Amadeus. That said, I'm sure they fabricate them for other tables as well. Manufactured in England and found on eBay. I live in Tucson which fits the hot/dry description. Have never had to add any silicon fluid to the bearing cup in 5 years of operation. The fluid used is extremely thick.

MONKEYWICKEDMONKEY

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Re: I'll be in the market for a TT next year...
« Reply #6 on: 27 Jun 2018, 01:39 am »
The XTC counterweight is a brass cylinder designed specifically for the Amadeus. That said, I'm sure they fabricate them for other tables as well. Manufactured in England and found on eBay. I live in Tucson which fits the hot/dry description. Have never had to add any silicon fluid to the bearing cup in 5 years of operation. The fluid used is extremely thick.

I’m in Phoenix.

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Re: I'll be in the market for a TT next year...
« Reply #7 on: 27 Jun 2018, 02:56 am »
I've owned a Versalex for over 3 years and the only thing I "tweaked" was the stock mat. It was replaced with a Auditorium A23. I have read where one person thought that a different belt might sound better, but I have never found the need and I am still using the stock belt. You may be referring to the older versions, where owners were frequently experimenting with different tweaks. However, I think that you will find the newer stock WTTs to sound very fine indeed.

MONKEYWICKEDMONKEY

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Re: I'll be in the market for a TT next year...
« Reply #8 on: 27 Jun 2018, 01:40 pm »
Good to know. I’m pretty excited about getting a nice table and I’m intrigued by the WTL  tables.

mick wolfe

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Re: I'll be in the market for a TT next year...
« Reply #9 on: 27 Jun 2018, 03:09 pm »
Yes, like RPM 123, I replaced the stock mat with the A23 mat. (the thinner one)

MONKEYWICKEDMONKEY

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Re: I'll be in the market for a TT next year...
« Reply #10 on: 27 Jun 2018, 03:28 pm »
Good to know