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Just installed a short circuit regular quality copper jumper for against criticizing turntables , leading directly to ground/earth - about average sequoia diameter;  ... hope it will be enough . I try to avoid truly high octane turntable porn - a$$ociated cost$s have at least one zero too much on the right side ( best case $cenario ).  To make clear what is meant ( HIGHLY above my budget )...
I totally agree regarding the above. I am the culprit #1 regarding the critical comments on posted pictures. I realize that someone may feel "bad" if I or anyone else wries something negative regarding the turntable in question - but I never intended this to be personal.  But merely patting everybody on the shoulder for posting the picture, no matter what the true performance of that TT, is in my view hypocritical. I would have far preffered my friends to tell me right out...
I think we have covered this before. It is true what you say regarding SL1200 in its stock form - yet possible ways to have it upgraded to and beyond any audiophile dream has also been covered. Costly compared to the stock - but small change compared to what truly great TTs cost today.  I could have described what is wrong with 1200 to exceed the entire lenght of this thread - yet its positive attrbutes are worth improving what is not so stellar. There are better sounding...
I disagree that michilumin's response is ridiculous - quite to the contrary. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heterodyne What he did use was a viable way of testing if nano iDSD actually does what iFi is claiming. The mere technique he used indicates that he has had "more than some" to do with electronics. Although the way he went first about claiming nano can not do as advertised was a bit harsh, I appreciate that after testing /proving for himself he admitted he was wrong -...
If it sounds harsh and piercing, maybe kinda ok at the begginng of the record, getting ever worse towards the centre - replace the stylus immediately. If it is the stylus in the photo, it may well be the original - and if it is otherwise good, worth retipping. So please do not throw it away. Well, it was more meant to alert you if this cart *somehow* gets spotted in your local shop someplace - extremely unlikely, but possible; on ebay - or anyplace else where are auctions...
Quite a nice little vintage setup - I do not know this particular Philips model of speakers, but sometimes they can positively surprise. Grado P-Mount carts work VERY well with Technics linear arm - the only problem is a bit of hum as the cartridge nears towards the centre of the record,  where of course the motor is situated. Most of the time, it is not objectionable. It is the similar hum problem as Grado on SL1200. This one, if and when working properly ( again, the...
p202c - as a cartridge (laminated pole pieces, p24 has standard pole pieces). However, more important is the stylus. Original styli are VERY good, both EPS- 24CS with an elliptical stylus on alu cantilever and specially EPS-22ED ( Also EPS-202ED, same thing ) with elliptical stylus on boron cantilever. Currently available EPS-24 styli, EVEN if in original Technics package, are no match for the old ones ( frequency response, channel separation, compliance, trackability -...
Similar practice is used in lots of electronics - and while looking a bit deeper, one can find that basic unit and top of the line from the same manufacturer basically has the same chipset - only many features on lower priced models are simply disabled. Thus it is easy to "cover" the entire range with basically one single design.
To exceed the dynamic range of 96 dB is next to Mission Impossible. Even assuming the recording chain is capable of meeting and/or exceeding 96 dB dynamic range - it is highly unlikely a place with so low noise can be found. Stax test CDs have tracks partially recorded in anechoic chamber - and these are audibly quieter than recordings in any normal room used for music. Even on Stax test CD, there is a special warning for dynamic range that exceeds - 50 dB; only a couple...
Ifi has obviously tested the DSD1793, along probably pretty much any other chip, for what it can do on paper - and beyond. They must have found out some way to squeeze out the DSD256 out of DSD1793; they did say they used some features not mentioned by Burr Brown/Ti in their data sheet. Now it would be interesting to see to how much of this will be made public - provided it really can do DSD256 in the first place. Foobar2000 with nano clearly recognizes DSD256 as such....
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