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Old 4th February 2003, 07:28 AM   #1
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Hi,I have an Oracle delphi turntable and am wondering what the best arm is for this silver surfer.

I hear than Linn ittok is bad combo.
Souther linear arms look cool but they are apparently a nightmare to set up

Rega rb 300 (modded) looks ok but is still in the lower end of market

Any advice would be very useful
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Old 4th February 2003, 09:17 AM   #2
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Default Oracle Delphi, best arm!

Hi Croft,

I had the same problem, a few months ago.
Finally I'v desided to try the IKEDA IT-345 arm and IMHO this is the best arm for the Oracle Delphi III and up!
Be sure to use a very good cartridge I had the Van den Hul MC one Special, but evetualy the Shelter 901 was better for this arm and much better in the mid upper regions.

Let me know what you deside.

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Old 4th February 2003, 10:17 AM   #3
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Default SME !

I was very happy with this setup.: (SME - V)

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Old 4th February 2003, 11:11 AM   #4
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Hi Arne,

Nice (golden) pillars and clamp you have there!
What was the price for that set, do you remember?
I will try to upgrade my Oracle to a MK IV or V.

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Old 5th February 2003, 12:10 PM   #5
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Wink Great imfo(many thanks)

Hi fellow audiophiles.
Many thanks for all of the great imformation.
Audiofanatic ---Thanks for the great imfo,I will deffinately check out the arm etc that you mentioned.

Also thankyou Cobra 2 for the superb picture
I had bought the oracle delphi over 2 years ago and havent bought an arm for it yet.
It did come with a mission 774 arm and decca kartridge but i sold them after looking what was available.

I have a mark 1 unit which has a large adjustable chrome plated lever underneath.The turntable is superb,I had a look inside the seperate power supply which looks pretty basik ,I guess that this is where the later versions excell.

The delphi has acres of brushed alimminium and i was wondering what the best cleaning solution is for this kind of surface.

Great to hear from other Delphi owners

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Old 5th February 2003, 04:43 PM   #6
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Hello Croft,

Ive used an SME 3009 II and an SME IV on my MKIII. Both function well. An important improvement was changing the perspex "armboard" for the aluminium one from the MK IV.

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Old 6th February 2003, 12:15 PM   #7
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Hi William,

Is that a Kimber TAC AG silver tonearm cabel on your beautyfull SME?
You should try my cable.
If you are in Holland, I'm refering to the "Ooievaar" thing below, you should definitely come and listen to the difference between Kimber and my cable.
It's not cheap but worth every cent. It's cheaper than the Kimber though!

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what ooievaar thing?
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Old 10th February 2003, 11:14 AM   #9
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Hi Peter,

I meant the text underneath the picture of the Oracle Delphi MK IV

"een ooievaar is geen konijn want zijn oren zijn te klein!"

I hope you didn't find that anoying!

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I meant the text underneath the picture of the Oracle Delphi MK IV "een ooievaar is geen konijn want zijn oren zijn te klein!"
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I hope you didn't find that anoying!
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I am curious about your cables too. Could you tell a little more perhaps?
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