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post #2746 of 3987

Not a bad choice, which were in the running until you settled with that one?

post #2747 of 3987

A Pioneer PL-518 with a crap cart and Cambridge stage. That went out the door awhile back though. Been without a TT for quite some time.

 

Budget on the TT plan went from 2k to 5k pretty quick. Trying not to push the budget anymore and just save to get it.

 

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Originally Posted by colinharding View Post

Not a bad choice, which were in the running until you settled with that one?

post #2748 of 3987

Hahaha sounds good to me, man 5k, that's quite a starting budget, especially considering where you started.  Did you try any of the clearaudio tt's?  The Nottinghams always sounded a bit dead to me.  Not knocking your choice by any means, that's certainly a good one!  They have a high mass low torque design where the clearaudio's go for a mix between the two, but end up leaning toward a high torque design.  


Edited by colinharding - 10/2/12 at 6:12pm
post #2749 of 3987

Originally had my eye on the Clearaudio Concept (liked the simplicity) but my dealer (who sells both) told me he vastly prefers Nottingham tables (over VPI, too). This is a man I trust and hasn't steered me wrong in the past, mind you. I've asked him for suggestions all the way to 3k or so and he still sticks to his guns with the Notts tables.

 

I know he's not trying to 'get money out of me' mainly because he's upsold and downsold me many times before. 

 

Since I can't demo most of this stuff I have to find people I trust and I generally trust his ears. I'm still technically shopping so it could change (though I've been set on the 310LP since day one) but I've planned on this rig for some time now.

 

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Hahaha sounds good to me, man 5k, that's quite a starting budget, especially considering where you started.  Did you try any of the clearaudio tt's?  The Nottinghams always sounded a bit dead to me.  Not knocking your choice by any means, that's certainly a good one!  They have a high mass low torque design where the clearaudio's go for a mix between the two, but end up leaning toward a high torque design.  

post #2750 of 3987

My new acquired Grado HP-1, enjoying them very much:

 

post #2751 of 3987
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My new acquired Grado HP-1, enjoying them very much:

 


This made me jelly. Looking at your can list..SO JEALOUS!!!!

post #2752 of 3987

 

Bach, Brahms, Mozart and a 12 record Schubert set in fantastic condition for $10 from the local Goodwill.

 

As well as some wood glue and wheels for a bass cab im making.

post #2753 of 3987
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My new acquired Grado HP-1, enjoying them very much:

 

 

Arghhh, you lucky man tongue_smile.gif

post #2754 of 3987
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Bach, Brahms, Mozart and a 12 record Schubert set in fantastic condition for $10 from the local Goodwill.

 

As well as some wood glue and wheels for a bass cab im making.

 

 

 

I bought lots of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau records lately, his Schubert is quite wonderful! 

 

May he rest in peace, what an amazing career this man had..

post #2755 of 3987

I was very "meh" at first, but these have really grown on me.  Morbid, you're a wise man.  I do believe these will be my go-to cans for a good long while.  Perhaps forever?  Wouldn't my wallet like that!  Oh but we all know that doesn't happen around here.  biggrin.gif

 

 

 

And incidentally, that book is in the picture for a reason.  I just finished last night, and can easily say it's one of the greatest works of science fiction I've ever had the privilege to read.  I'm heartbroken that I finished it.  

post #2756 of 3987
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I was very "meh" at first, but these have really grown on me.  Morbid, you're a wise man.  I do believe these will be my go-to cans for a good long while.  Perhaps forever?  Wouldn't my wallet like that!  Oh but we all know that doesn't happen around here.  biggrin.gif




And incidentally, that book is in the picture for a reason.  I just finished last night, and can easily say it's one of the greatest works of science fiction I've ever had the privilege to read.  I'm heartbroken that I finished it.  

Told you, Dave. They were so much different than your Thunderpants that adjustment is very much needed. The HE500 is a real bargain at their current price.

As for your forever cans? Pft. You're about to hear Sunhammer through my 009 + LL. biggrin.gif
post #2757 of 3987

My "Jamis Exile Sport" bike. Commuting from home/work on a daily basis 6.6mi. one way. Loving the ride experience and the exercise. 

 

 

post #2758 of 3987
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My "Jamis Exile Sport" bike. Commuting from home/work on a daily basis 6.6mi. one way. Loving the ride experience and the exercise. 

 

 

Are you planning on taking it on trails?  Why the mountain bike for Commuting?

But for 6.6 miles it should suit you fine.  I'd recommend getting some street tires though, there is a HUGE difference.  I'm using the  Avenir Streetsters and i'd definitely recommend them.

post #2759 of 3987

I'd really like to take it on trails. God knows, there's no shortage of hills out here. I picked a MB because I don't feel comfortable on the "10-speed" style bikes. I wanted something with more versatility. I've had it for 2 weeks now, and the way I take to/from work is 100% pavement. I've always planned on getting some street wheels/tires. I'll look into those Avenir's. Thanks. :)

post #2760 of 3987
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I'd really like to take it on trails. God knows, there's no shortage of hills out here. I picked a MB because I don't feel comfortable on the "10-speed" style bikes. I wanted something with more versatility. I've had it for 2 weeks now, and the way I take to/from work is 100% pavement. I've always planned on getting some street wheels/tires. I'll look into those Avenir's. Thanks. :)

I don't know how well maintained the roads are where you live, but over here on the East Coast, a set of road-tread tires is OK for the pavement, but keeping the mountain-style wheels is recommended because of how rough the roads are. 

 

On-topic edit: Just ordered http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arriving_Somewhere... and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anesthetize_(video) on DVD.


Edited by Achmedisdead - 10/4/12 at 10:51am
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