Hello there folks
My name is Marc. I am a fairly recent convert to Well Tempered (about three years). I have a Classic that I love. It is my main table for critical listening. I use a Marantz 6300 for daily driving. My Classic passes through a McIntosh C22 Commemorative Edition and is monoblocked with 2 Schiit Vidars and out through Klipsch Forte IIs or RSL Elans (they’re switchable). I have a couple Marantz systems and other tables that we can talk about if you’re interested.
The reason I’m here is that I was steered this way by Well Tempered Labs because I had asked them about a new table I purchased yesterday. They suggested asking here.
Yesterday morning I purchased a little piece of gold. It is a prototype Amadeus with dual tone arms. I bought it from an acquaintance of Mr. Firebaugh who had received the table directly from him. Evidently they were members of a listening group and Mr. Firebaugh would spring prototypes on the group. I heard back from Frank Denson at WTL and he said it looks like one of his prototypes and confirmed that some would end up in the possession of friends.
I’m just hoping for some more information as I’m fascinated with this thing. I’m going to set it up with mm’s, one mono one stereo.
Anyway here are the pics and I hope to get to know y’all.
The toggle switch is power. It is a three speed with adjustment pots for each speed next to the power switch. The black knob is the speed selection switch. The golf balls are actually golf balls that have been drilled for the arm and suspension. The tone arms are press fit into the golf balls and can be moved fairly easily to adjust arm length and angle. The platter is mdf spun by a monofilament belt.