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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 6:16:21 PM on 9 July 2015.
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I have just got hold of a HMV Caprice (many thanks to MonochromeTV for supplying me with the schematics). I'm fortunate that it is all pretty good order. My dilemma is should I keep the BSR UA25 turntable that runs perfect and has a nice original Sonotone 9TA cartridge in it? But am I correct in thinking that the UA25 is a really low quality turntable that will destroy my records with one play? I do have a Garrard Lab80 that is about the same vintage that I might be able to squeeze into the Caprice, but I would have to load it with the ceramic cartridge which means some rewiring of the arm. Or, could I add a preamp to the MM cartridge to use the existing input? What combination etc. would be kindest on records, and sound the best? Any thoughts much appreciated.

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