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Great thanks after I got my preamp...

The good news is that the future isn't here yet :wink_face:

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The good news is that the future isn't here yet :wink_face:

 

I got my Pre with no :wink:regret. Are you running the stock cart in your MusicHall or did you swap? And which cart did they give you? I know I've asked before but.... we no remember.:blink:

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I got my Pre with no :wink:regret. Are you running the stock cart in your MusicHall or did you swap? And which cart did they give you? I know I've asked before but.... we no remember.:blink:

I'm still running the Mojo cart that came with it. I asked our TT guru, Analogsurviver, what it most resembles and he said it's similar to the Ortofon Bronze. I don't plan on upgrading anything on it. My future plan is get a DIY kit from Temaad Audio, the 1.5 to be exact and work my way up from there. That's assuming I find vinyl a worthwhile endeavor for me. I have about 200 LPs now, but I honestly dread the thought of acquiring more and more. I don't want it to take over my listening room, or be a record salesman!

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I'm still running the Mojo cart that came with it. I asked our TT guru, Analogsurviver, what it most resembles and he said it's similar to the Ortofon Bronze. I don't plan on upgrading anything on it. My future plan is get a DIY kit from Temaad Audio, the 1.5 to be exact and work my way up from there. That's assuming I find vinyl a worthwhile endeavor for me. I have about 200 LPs now, but I honestly dread the thought of acquiring more and more. I don't want it to take over my listening room, or be a record salesman!

 

Football season is nearly over and you'll still have encroachment like conduct! :normal_smile :

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Football season is nearly over and you'll still have encroachment like conduct! :normal_smile :

Lol yeah, I have to decide if the impact on my personal space is worth the effort. Right now, I'm at a "no" because let's be honest here, while vinyl sounds wonderful, it's colored and has no future. It has serious limitations compared to modern digital formats...but dat wonderful midrange...:confused:

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Lol yeah, I have to decide if the impact on my personal space is worth the effort. Right now, I'm at a "no" because let's be honest here, while vinyl sounds wonderful, it's colored and has no future. It has serious limitations compared to modern digital formats...but dat wonderful midrange...:confused:

 

Like you and many others I enjoy both mediums. I also delight in a variety of ceremonies. Take tea for example, I can steep a bag of tea at the perfect temp and conveniently, readily and repeatedly indulge. Or, I can take the same tea in loose leaf form and strictly follow multiple steps toward enjoyment. In this way, the ceremony of playing vinyl can satisfy the soul unlike any digital means.... flaws and all. 

post #11212 of 13050
Vinyl is not going away. It has become much more popular then you think. Its just way above our pay grade.

Al
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Sometimes, after placing a double 45 RPM LP set in the basket I'll empty it. And see how I really feel about that purchase the following day before adding it back. Music or maintenance, this niche is getting costly!

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

 

Like you and many others I enjoy both mediums. I also delight in a variety of ceremonies. Take tea for example, I can steep a bag of tea at the perfect temp and conveniently, readily and repeatedly indulge. Or, I can take the same tea in loose leaf form and strictly follow multiple steps toward enjoyment. In this way, the ceremony of playing vinyl can satisfy the soul unlike any digital means.... flaws and all. 

 

This post definitely speaks to me. Something magical in the ritualistic/tactile aspects of vinyl.

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It has sounds kinda like tube amps. There is something about anolog that sounds better to our brains , but not always to our ears. Dsd128 and 64 getnyou close to thT level of europhireic feeling .

Al
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About 1.25 moons back :rolleyes: I used an overnight session to play analog and digital and compare consumption. I only selected digital tracks which I also had on vinyl. I slammed two hours of fast food digital fare before turning to vinyl. After two hours of ritually spinning wax, I only consumed about 20%-25%. Protective jackets; Dry brush; Static Brush; Stylus cleaner; Record clamp (screw-on).... these things can take some time. :D 

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

 

Like you and many others I enjoy both mediums. I also delight in a variety of ceremonies. Take tea for example, I can steep a bag of tea at the perfect temp and conveniently, readily and repeatedly indulge. Or, I can take the same tea in loose leaf form and strictly follow multiple steps toward enjoyment. In this way, the ceremony of playing vinyl can satisfy the soul unlike any digital means.... flaws and all. 

Oh, I do love the ceremony/ritual of it. You definitely can't get that with digital. I just hate the fact that down to a certain point, the bass is mono, channel separation is poor, noise is poor, they wear out etc. The only redeeming factor IMO is the enjoyment of the process, and the color it offers. For example, The Beatles on vinyl is just bliss :)

 

I enjoy my vinyl very much, but I'm now at a stand-off where it's going to really start impacting my personal space, and time spent on maintenance.


Edited by brunk - 1/10/14 at 10:47am
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Vinyl has always sounded better to my ears than digital. If you don't agree, you haven't heard good vinyl playback yet IMO. :L3000: 

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Vinyl has always sounded better to my ears than digital. If you don't agree, you haven't heard good vinyl playback yet IMO. :L3000: 

 

Even compared to 24/96 (and better) contents?

 

16/44.1 was a big mistake, IMO. The bigger mistake is that they stick with it even though it makes things very hard to have it sound halfway decent (look at how much we - and especially you - spend on DACs...), when a $200 "hi-res" DAC would probably be enough.

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Even compared to 24/96 (and better) contents?

 

16/44.1 was a big mistake, IMO. The bigger mistake is that they stick with it even though it makes things very hard to have it sound halfway decent (look at how much we - and especially you - spend on DACs...), when a $200 "hi-res" DAC would probably be enough.

 

Digital will always have a place for me. It is purely convenience for me. If I had my way, I'd play nothing but vinyl - but the process of swapping records out every 5 or so songs is a chore especially after a long day. Both of my DACs bring music to life, to me closer to what good vinyl offers. 

 

Most of my Hi-Res music is very well mastered. I don't put much stock into the fact fact that it is formatted into 24/88-96-192 etc. I've heard very good, very comparable 16/44 music. I will say that, most hi-res has different, better mastered music than their redbook counterparts. 

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