AnalogueWorks Zero turntable Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Analog Sources: Linn Sondek LP12, Palmer 2.5, Rega Research Planar 3, Roksan Series 7, Thorens TD 124, VPI Scout Jr. turntables; Abis SA-1, Audio Origami PU-7, Roksan Nima, SME M2-9 tonearms; AMG Teatro, Dynavector DV-20X2L, EMT TSD 75, Hana EL, Zu Denon DL-103 moving-coil cartridges; Ortofon 2M Black, Roksan Corus Silver moving-magnet cartridges; Soundsmith Carmen moving-iron cartridge.
Preamplification: Bob's Devices CineMag 1131, Dynavector SUP-200, Lounge Audio Copla JFET-MC step-up transformers; Dynavector P75, Lounge Audio LCR Mk.III, Parasound Halo JC 3+, Tavish Design Adagio phono preamplifiers; Pass Labs HPA-1, PrimaLuna ProLogue Premium preamplifiers.
Power Amplifiers: First Watt J2, PrimaLuna ProLogue Premium.
Loudspeakers: DeVore Fidelity Orangutan O/93, Falcon Acoustics LS3/5a, Zu Audio Soul Supreme.
Headphones: Abyss AB-1266, Audeze LCD-X & iSine 20, Hifiman HE-1000 V2, Sony MDR-Z1R.
Cables: Interconnect: AudioQuest Cinnamon & Big Sur & Golden Gate, Auditorium 23, Kimber Kable Silver Streak, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7. Speaker: AudioQuest Type 4 & GO-4, Auditorium 23. AC: Manufacturers' own.
Accessories: PS Audio PerfectWave PowerBase power conditioner; Sound Anchor speaker stands; Dr. Feickert Analogue Protractor NG & Adjust+ software; Acoustical-Systems SmarTractor cartridge-alignment protractor; Musical Surroundings Fozgometer azimuth-range meter; Moongel stylus cleaner.—Herb Reichert

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tonykaz's picture

I never realized.

Jelco have multiple versions of the same arm, I would've explored them all had I known but I didn't, I simply bought the MMT by the crate full, probably selling 3 per day for $250 ( I think ), I loved the MMT.

Initially we were offering Turntables with the Linn Basik, the various SME arms, Dynavector 501, Fidelity Research Arm, Linn Ittok, Grace Arms.

Then we ( I ) discovered the Sumiko MMT Arm which became our Super Arm. Phew

My Esoteric Audio was a Vinyl shop, we specialized in Turntables and Arms and Moving Coil Carts. Sales Reps knew that we would buy anything they had to offer ( and plenty of it ). We had a Front & Center Turntable Set-up bench which included all the gear needed to properly set-up a Player, even a Tektronix Scope. We went far beyond the simple stuff Fremer does in his little clinic show & tell ( he's an amateur ).

I suspect your Zero sample needed a "proper" & careful tune up before submitting to critical ears. Still, solid plinth tables are doubtful.

So, whats so compelling about this Zero? Consider a person could buy a used VPI with nice arm for $2,000!!!

However, once again, HR's prose makes reading a TT review interesting, it takes me back to my old days of troubleshooting problems out of record playback systems.

Thanks for the memories.

Tony in Michigan's picture

I Love how you describe how this turntable it is very helpful to me. I'm pretty new to HiFi and have a Rega RP1, and are thinking of a better turntable. I have a PS Audio Stellar Stack and Kef LS50 Speakers. I have had this system for about a year now. One thing I have noticed is listening to more resolving music, informs me more when I'm listening to less resolving music commuting on my i Phone for example. I work a lot on spotty Web Conferencing meetings everyday. The sound quality is poor, but as I am familiar with my team I work with and know who they are and what they communicate like, I feel my mind fills in the blanks that the electronics doesn't. When I listen to Music on my PS Audio System, then switch to my iPhone, I still hear all the details, my mind is more aware and open.