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post #13591 of 18669
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Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post

 

If I may, I think he's referring to something like this at least : http://www.tnt-audio.com/clinica/sandblaster_e.html

 

Some will actually take the TT apart and install its mechanical parts on a heavier plinth :

 

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSMHWqqpDniKXzFDh7Gi7HZX5EB80z_fIfrrnoKNQTYHuRHNNZuig

http://www.soundfountain.com/amb/sp10huxkaneta1b.jpg

 

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSDwTsmZKtmcVXwzae7dyCGYRo7rJC7Wy6-7cAt9dD5QGNropKP8g

 

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The reason for either is that a TT is a lot more affected by vibrations than CDPs. With the latter at least it's easy enough to have a stable platform as long as the disc transport is good enough quality, as well as the chassis, since the laser reading it makes no physical contact. On analog discs, the needle makes physical contact not just through the spinning mechanism, but also the needle, which vibrates along with the cartridge from reading the disc as well as more of it from any vibration on the chassis. A heavier platform deals with some of those vibrations.

 

 

That would be great!  

 

But there are a lot of other options,  like a good solid hunk of butcher's block sitting on super balls.  There are a lot of ways to end up where you want to be, more than one way to skin a cat...

 

If you can afford the time to make a solution like ProtegeManiac posted, so much the better.


Edited by nelamvr6 - 5/21/13 at 12:01am
post #13592 of 18669
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Originally Posted by Kojaku View Post

I'm using Tesla ECC88 Gold Pin "Sabres" and the stock JJ tubes. The Teslas are a really clean tube, though honestly better for LCD-2s than HD800s. The JJs sound really good for new production. Not the greatest tube I've ever heard, but still REALLY great sounding. I'm getting a set of Bugle Boys in the mail soon though :)

 

Kojaku

 

 

I love the Bugle Boys!  Orange Globes are awesome too!  But it seems like every week we hear about more tubes that sound great in the Lyr.  There may never be an end to the tube rolling fun!

post #13593 of 18669
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Originally Posted by nelamvr6 View Post

 

 

I love the Bugle Boys!  Orange Globes are awesome too!  But it seems like every week we hear about more tubes that sound great in the Lyr.  There may never be an end to the tube rolling fun!


I've had to be way more particular with HD800 tube pairings though. The sort of reckless high frequency mess going on with the teslas was just WAY too hot for the HD800s. I had to roll back to something more balanced. The LCD2s I used to have ran those tubes like a champ, though.

 

Kojaku

post #13594 of 18669
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Originally Posted by Kojaku View Post


I've had to be way more particular with HD800 tube pairings though. The sort of reckless high frequency mess going on with the teslas was just WAY too hot for the HD800s. I had to roll back to something more balanced. The LCD2s I used to have ran those tubes like a champ, though.

 

Kojaku

I guess I'm discovering that when it comes to headphones, I'm a serial monogamist.  I don't know how to spread my love around to all my headphones.

 

I love my DT-880s, but even since I got my LCD-2s, I have not had them on my head for more than 10 minutes.

post #13595 of 18669
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Originally Posted by nelamvr6 View Post

I guess I'm discovering that when it comes to headphones, I'm a serial monogamist.  I don't know how to spread my love around to all my headphones.

 

I love my DT-880s, but even since I got my LCD-2s, I have not had them on my head for more than 10 minutes.

Build a separate setup rig for them, it will get more attention that way (as well as your wallet). I do it with each of my headphones.

post #13596 of 18669
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Originally Posted by mosshorn View Post

 

 

How do you like the Raspberry Pi? I was actually thinking of buying one to set up a similar server.

 

Also, what did you use for the music server?

I think it's a great solution, before I always had to have the USB from my laptop plugged into the iUSB so I couldn't be very far from it. Now I can control from my computer and phone, very efficient! One thing I would say is that the power supply it came with caused super noisy audio even through the iUSB, actually powering it from the iUSB is really good.

 

Basically the media server is just a backup server and you mount it in MPD. If I'm honest, my dad set it up so I don't know all that much about that side of things.

post #13597 of 18669

Picked up my new stand today...smexy:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kojaku

post #13598 of 18669

Details please! Exactly what I am looking for. 

post #13599 of 18669
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Originally Posted by 8chvinyl View Post

Details please! Exactly what I am looking for. 

They are clear Acrylic Omega style headstands for that go for $35-50 shipped from ebay, I had 4 for my headphones but I had to throw them out because (unless you wipe your headphones down or use a dust cover) there were abrasive particles on the headstand that scrub against the plastic causing long scuffs and I'm OCD with the condition I want something to be displaying on.

 

There's also a Hifiman one that looks similar but with there logo text and have a more extruded curvature on the bottom base lips.

post #13600 of 18669
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

They are clear Acrylic Omega style headstands for that go for $35-50 shipped from ebay, I had 4 for my headphones but I had to throw them out because (unless you wipe your headphones down or use a dust cover) there were abrasive particles on the headstand that scrub against the plastic causing long scuffs and I'm OCD with the condition I want something to be displaying on.

 

There's also a Hifiman one that looks similar but with there logo text and have a more extruded curvature on the bottom base lips.

 

If you decide to dump them at Sydney, be sure to let me know :)

post #13601 of 18669
Nutmegs!! My people!

Ill post pics of my newly redesigned work station/battlestarion/hifi area later

Ive severely streamlined everything. All the old gear in an organized locker and all my main stuff on my desk.
post #13602 of 18669

Hi!

 

Here is mine:

 

 

AppleMark

 

In the office:

 

Macbook Pro with Bitperfect -> USB into Griffin Powerwave/muse audio usb mini DAC -> Schiit Valhalla -> currently mostly: DT880 Premium/HD25-1/Yamaha HPH-200

Solid aluminium Cayenne Turbo is parked on my Amp. This makes the amp much faster!

 

Cheers,

K

post #13603 of 18669
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post


Must be nice to live where that is possible. Even on my 4 mile one way commute I would be dead already if I tried to bike to work. Nobody here respects bikers, not really even motor cycles.

Yeah, dutch people love their bikes!

You can get pretty much anywhere with public transportations in the Netherlands. And work usually pays for the traveling fees, so it is way way way cheaper than owning/using a car.

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Very nice Panda Man, Now to only keep it that neat.

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