Canuck Audio Mart Hifi and Audio ForumCanuck Audio Mart Hifi and Audio Forum
It is currently Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:30 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:45 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:11 pm
Posts: 8
Location: Caledonia, ON, CA
Hi guys. I had a turntable set up several years ago by a guy who did it out of his home which was located near Yonge and the 401. He did a very good job. Does anyone know of him?
At the risk of opening a large can of worms, who does the best setups in the GTA? :twisted:

Thanks

Kerry


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:59 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:46 pm
Posts: 923
Location: Markham, ON, CA
What turntable / tonearm/ cart?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:06 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:11 pm
Posts: 8
Location: Caledonia, ON, CA
Suffice to say uuber high end (>25k total) w/ 9" pivot arm


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:13 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:02 pm
Posts: 129
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
When you figure out who the guy is please pm me with his info?
Thanks
Jeff


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:41 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri May 20, 2011 12:15 pm
Posts: 373
Location: toronto, ON, CA
Music1st wrote:
Suffice to say uuber high end (>25k total) w/ 9" pivot arm


OK, so it's not a Linn/Oracle.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:43 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2005 7:53 pm
Posts: 71
Location: Scarborough, ON, CA
I would call Jody Hickson at American Sound. One of the best that I have ever seen (heard)


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:56 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:11 pm
Posts: 8
Location: Caledonia, ON, CA
Thanks, but Jodi's not the guy I'm looking for.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:19 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2004 6:37 am
Posts: 1040
Location: East Toronto, ON, CA
I would recommend Dan Santoni of DTS Audio, in Hamilton. You would not get disappointed with his high level of service and many years of experience.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:11 pm
Posts: 8
Location: Caledonia, ON, CA
In addition to a bevy of turntables, the gentleman I was referring to in my OP had a McIntosh system with Dynaudio Temptation Speakers, he was also Asian, if this helps anyone with their memory....


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:19 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 07, 2004 4:18 pm
Posts: 2810
Location: GTA, ON, CA
Music1st wrote:
In addition to a bevy of turntables, the gentleman I was referring to in my OP had a McIntosh system with Dynaudio Temptation Speakers, he was also Asian, if this helps anyone with their memory....


Richard Mak?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:41 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:30 pm
Posts: 539
Location: Brechin, ON, CA
Bayview & 401...with a Mac system & Dynaudio Temptation loudspeakers.... Definitely Richard Mak.

His website is www.stereopal.com
email: rick@stereopal.com

Happy Listening,
Francis R. :D

_________________
"Music is the brandy of the damned."
George Bernard Shaw


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:47 pm 
Offline
Premium User

Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:46 pm
Posts: 200
Location: Guelph, ON, CA
Music1st wrote:
Hi guys. I had a turntable set up several years ago by a guy who did it out of his home which was located near Yonge and the 401. He did a very good job. Does anyone know of him?
At the risk of opening a large can of worms, who does the best setups in the GTA? :twisted:

Thanks

Kerry


There are tens of dealers and likely hundreds of personal users who are VERY good at turntable set up. If you have purchased a turntable used and are a little " analog-challenged " in terms of proper set up, offer a skilled CAM member a small fee to come and show you how to do it right. By the same token, if you plan on purchasing a new turntable from a dealer, please ask the dealer what his level of knowledge is with analogue set up. You might be a little surprised by the response.

When I lived in London, Ontario and was getting into analogue 30 years ago, there was a very skilled gentleman working for one of the local hi-fi shops who was primarily hired to provide custom cable installations, turntable set-up and re-conditioning and was VERY good at what he did. He has long since retired from this position but I had little knowledge and had NO problem stuffing a 50 in his shirt pocket for coming over and setting up my table after the purchase. Money well spent until I learned how to do it myself. Turntables are mechanical devices and like anything else, require practice to get them right and I will tell you plainly, there is a monumental difference in the sonic results when this is done by somebody who has experience.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:06 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:48 pm
Posts: 2401
Location: West GTA, ON, CA
If you the BEST for non-Linn tables, I would suggest My Kind of Music. The owner locks the door while he is doing a turntable set up. Uses all the best electronic tools. The only downside is the location.
Link below:
http://www.mykindofmusic.com/


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:20 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:11 pm
Posts: 8
Location: Caledonia, ON, CA
Thanks guys, but Richard Mak is the guy I was looking for.

Kerry


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:15 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:47 pm
Posts: 8
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Rick (Richard Mak) is absolutely the best for setting turntables. He is the inventor of the Audio Magik, the best setup tool available on the market. Soon to be released.
http://www.monoandstereo.com/2017/09/ne ... setup.html


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Blake and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group