Pink Triangle Tarantella Mach I TurnTables

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by retrocycles a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Ok...I read all four of these reviews and STILL bought one of these things. I have lived with it for well over a year now, and while some of the comments in the other reviews are valid, I have to say I love this thing. Transparency is its real strength, while practicality is definitely its weakness. I could write forever about the sound, but let's face it, that's mostly subjective anyway. I must admit, I have never sensed any wow or flutter, and find the speed rock solid. The bottom line is I love the thing. Yes, the belt fell off a bit when I first got it, but that was mainly due to how I was lifting the record off the platter. The biggest design flaw is its un-usable cueing for the tone arm. It is so sensitive that touching the cue shakes the whole thing. I simply lift the tonearm by the 'hook' near the cartridge. To really overcome the sensitivity of this turntable, you MUST mount it on a seriously heavy duty turntable stand. I imagine my fellow reviewers may have taken the manufacturers instructions to simply place on a flat surface a little too literally. Anyway, I give the sound 4 1/2 stars (nothing gets 5), the aesthetics a 4.9, functionality a 3, and build quility a 4.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   Audiogon



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Gary O. a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2000

Bottom Line:   
This turntable remineds me of a childs toy.And it's built like that too.This had MAJOR wow and flutter,lightweight presentation.Overall N/G!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:3
Submitted by J.P. a an Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 9, 1998

Bottom Line:   
I auditioned this product at home, but did not buy it. Here's why. This Pink Triangle appears extremely minimal and fragile, -it certainly was fragile. It's appearance is very seductive, however, especially, depending on your sexual preferences. The one I tried had a belt the size of a small string, which was easy to fall off, and cumbersome to get back on (I understand they now have a flat belt, which may be an improvement. It would also be an improvement if they had a groove on the platter for the belt to track. However, first the positives. I really liked the comcept of the "Hornet" for speed control and on/off. I really like the liittle pinkish led lights. Turn off all your room lights and play this thing, -it's like a futureistic space craft with it's pinkish glow and the edges of the acrilc triangle plinth light up red. It should be a delight in any guy pad or bar. Now the bad side: maybe the rod that holds the arm is to fragile and it could have been twisted slightly, or maybe the RB-250 arm was to stiff, but the suspensing of the palter and the arm should not be together, as lowering the down on the record caused the whole thing to bounce up and down and the arm would slide inward so that the cart. needle would scratch across the beginning of the record. The Shure V-15 cart. I placed in it was not suitable for the RB-250 arm because of the lack of VTA adjustment. Because the arm and cart. protruded so much away from body of the turntable, it was easy to bang it against everything in getting table in an out for installment. I ended up braking the shaft somehow of my Shure cart. -so back to the dealer's it went. I would give the "Hornet" 5 stars, appearance 5 stars, sound probably 4 stars, and practical useability 1 star.

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Overall Rating:1
Submitted by J.P. a an Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 5, 1998

Bottom Line:   
Please read my comment about the Pink Triangle Tarantella in the "Tech Talk" section under the Basis 1400 inquiry.

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Overall Rating:1
Submitted by jim a an Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 5, 1998

Bottom Line:   
Poorly engineered and shoddily designed, Mach I performed O.K. but the azimuth of the arm is tilted slightly so the cartridge never rests on a horizontal plane. This is a result of the weight of the arm tilting its tiny base (attached to the turntable base by a tiny piece of metal). After only a few months play, the belt broke. It took almost a month to get a replacement that was not the same size as the orginal. The verbal instruction from the distributor told me I had to open the power supply and change the speed for the new belt using a screw driver and strobe. It was almost impossible to reach the screws until I broke off the wires. When I did this and resoldered the wires, adjusting the screws did nothing! I complained by letter to the distributor but have heard nothing back.

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