SME 30/2 turntable

LFD Silver Scorpian tonearm cable

SME Series V Gold text

It was like I was there man!


I’d like to thank you for the sound advice, guidance and the deal for the work to give the old Girodeck a new lease of life. I am also grateful for the knowledge that the investment in things like the DC motor and NC power supply and LFD interconnects will stand the test of time and enable me to make further upgrades without the fear of ‘throwing away’ money just spent.

The combination of the gold of the Benz Glider and the SME V with the deck looks great and the service has made the deck look like new. The cartridge works well with the standard configuration of my old Delphini.  It has a nice balance of warmth, presence and clarity – and works well in combination with the existing Quad 99/909 and the Pro Ac Response 2.5s.

Listening to Lou Reed’s Walk on the Wild Side, I could sense the ‘black girls’ moving closer to their mike - an indication of a much better depth of sound stage, while with a Dave Brubeck LP I could feel the double bass being fingered and the snare drum being swept. It was like I was there man!  I followed this up with an old Decca recording of Elgar’s Cello Concerto, which was much more involving and emotional than before.

Altogether I am very happy with the results and am looking forward to going through the record collection to find out what else I have been missing all this time.

Thanks again.

Steve D