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    AUTOBOT BRANDONH's Avatar
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    Arrow Attn: Sl-1200 Owners

    I just installed a new headshell and I must now give this my highest recommendation.



    You can get it here:
    http://www.lpgear.com/Merchant2/merc...ode=HEADSHELLS


    This is far the best thing I have done for the table bar none.
    An amazing improvement the records surface noise is diminished by 50% maybe better. Attack, decay and transients are all improved.

    NOTE:
    for cartridges 8 grams or over will require that you install the auxiliary counterweight that came with the table at the rear of the tonearm.
    if you no longer have the weight you can get one for 4.95 at

    click here http://www.kabusa.com/m1200.htm scroll down to 1200 Tonearms And Accessories and on the right side you will see this



    Also the overhang gauge will need a bit of modifying.
    Just slide a serrated knife through the top slot and saw till there is a slot at the bottom so the headshell slides in all the way flush.
    this takes a few minutes to do but necessary.
    my system
    Technics SL-1210M5G
    OC9/MLII
    Marantz AV8003
    Oppo BD-83
    Yamaha C-70
    Crown MA-12000i
    Emotiva XPA-5

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    equal or better for less

    the sumiko HS-12 shell that originally came with the MMT arm. litz wires, and the fingerlift is not shown but it is separate and goes under the mounting screws on top of the shell.

    i have a few and they are highly recommended.

    http://www.musicdirect.com/products/...p?sku=ASUMHS12
    ...regards...tr

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    Hey Brandon -

    I haven't posted here in a looooooooooong time!

    Your post cought my attention though - glad to see you're still enjoying your system and the SL-1200. I've sold every piece of gear I own sans what's below in my signature... been running this same setup for about a year. The table I kept??? The SL-1200MK2 - still loving it.

    I've looked at this headshell several times and wondered - glad to hear it worked out for you - may be a valid $50 spent for me!
    Last edited by slate1; 08-21-2007 at 03:19 PM.
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    And He Is Back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by slate1
    Hey Brandon -

    I haven't posted here in a looooooooooong time!

    Your post cought my attention though - glad to see you're still enjoying your system and the SL-1200. I've sold every piece of gear I own sans what's below in my signature... been running this same setup for about a year. The table I kept??? The SL-1200MK2 - still loving it.

    I've lookied at this headshell several times and wondered - glad to hear it worked out for you - may be a valid $50 spent for me!
    Man, I just remember how you used to get drilled by others with your KAB and what a troll you are. Crazy stuff and I think most of them are gone by now. Sticvk around here, mate.

    I'm pretty jelous of others with removable headshells. One of my friends has a ****ty cast iron-like Technics and it sounds incredibly good in his modest system. Having the luxury of swapping carts in less than 5 secs is a great way to enjoy and play with music.Maybe I'll get another TT instead....


    Has anyone here ever tried Ebony wood headshell made by Yamamoto? THat looks pretty sweet....

    JRA

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    Hey JRA.... yep, that's me - last I remember is having a battle of words with some guy about how I was a shill for KAB.... ah well, hopefully all in the past.
    Cayin A-70T Integrated w/ Gold Lion Tubes PS Audio GCPH Phono Stage Pro-Ject RPM-9.1 Turntable w/ Pro-Ject Ground-It and Pro-Ject Speedbox II Dynavector 20X2H Cartridge Usher Audio X-718 Monitors Ultimate Cables C4 Interconnects & Speaker Cables

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    Your gonna love it!

    Quote Originally Posted by slate1
    Hey Brandon -

    I haven't posted here in a looooooooooong time!

    Your post cought my attention though - glad to see you're still enjoying your system and the SL-1200. I've sold every piece of gear I own sans what's below in my signature... been running this same setup for about a year. The table I kept??? The SL-1200MK2 - still loving it.

    I've looked at this headshell several times and wondered - glad to hear it worked out for you - may be a valid $50 spent for me!
    Hey Slate good to hear from you.
    Yep this was by far the best budget tweak I have done so far.
    I am surprised that KAB does not offer them because they out preform the factory headshell by a long shot.
    The details and the space between notes are clean and unfeathered and most importantly the vinyl surface noise is practically nonexistent.
    This headshell married up with my new OC9/MLII perfectly. (see this thread)
    My first Moving Coil OC9ML/II
    I still geeking over it.
    my system
    Technics SL-1210M5G
    OC9/MLII
    Marantz AV8003
    Oppo BD-83
    Yamaha C-70
    Crown MA-12000i
    Emotiva XPA-5

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    Hey BrandonH,

    Do you know SL-12XXs tonearm mass with Zupreme Headshell?
    I cannot find any info on this anywhere.

    I can tell you that I'm enjoying my Shelter much more than my previous PJ 8.6C arm.

    Anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrhymeammo
    Hey BrandonH,

    Do you know SL-12XXs tonearm mass with Zupreme Headshell?
    I cannot find any info on this anywhere.

    I can tell you that I'm enjoying my Shelter much more than my previous PJ 8.6C arm.

    Anyone?
    hello Jrhymeammo

    I don't know the formula to figure mass

    http://www.panasonic.com/consumer_el..._sl1210m5g.asp
    The Technics effective mass with out cart is 12g
    The factory head shell weight is 7.5g
    the zupreme head shell weighs 12g
    maybe someone here knows how to figure mass I have had it explained to me before but I would not venture to try to explain the formula.
    my system
    Technics SL-1210M5G
    OC9/MLII
    Marantz AV8003
    Oppo BD-83
    Yamaha C-70
    Crown MA-12000i
    Emotiva XPA-5

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