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My little mess:

 

 

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Nice!

 

Looks like you've added a Sony turntable to the mix.  Excellent.

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Quite minimal, I haven't been in this hobby long. Oversized Headphone stand was also made by me. 

 


Edited by spbach - 6/24/14 at 6:19pm
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Nice!

 

Looks like you've added a Sony turntable to the mix.  Excellent.


It's a cheap one but was a gift from my mother-in-law. It's also almost new as it was used only once in 20 years!

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What better way to celebrate my first head-fi-versary (give or take a couple of months) than putting out an order for Asgard 2 and some Forza Audioworks RCA-cables. I should also be receiving my Woo Audio headphone stand any day now. This should scratch the itch for time being, and serve me until I can shell out some big bucks. Exciting times!
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I'm seeing a lot of awesome setups with turntables. I want to step up to a real table from my budget sony ps-lx300usb since I can't really upgrade it (no adjustment options). I'm trying to decide between the denon dp-300f and the audio technica at-lp120-usb  Both of these have all the adjustment options and are upgradeable and are very well regarded. Any suggestions?

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I'm seeing a lot of awesome setups with turntables. I want to step up to a real table from my budget sony ps-lx300usb since I can't really upgrade it (no adjustment options). I'm trying to decide between the denon dp-300f and the audio technica at-lp120-usb  Both of these have all the adjustment options and are upgradeable and are very well regarded. Any suggestions?

I'm going to say vintage, but stick to trustworthy audio websites. If I were in your shoes I would jump on this right here.
http://app.audiogon.com/listings/turntables-revolver-rebel-turntable-w-arm-inexpensive-quality-entry-into-vinyl-2014-06-16-analog-86305

After shipping you will have $100-150(assuming you were willing to spend retail on the dp-300f) to put into an entry-level phono stage and cartridge. All you need to know about picking a cartridge can be found on vinylengine.
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Originally Posted by indieman View Post
 

I'm seeing a lot of awesome setups with turntables. I want to step up to a real table from my budget sony ps-lx300usb since I can't really upgrade it (no adjustment options). I'm trying to decide between the denon dp-300f and the audio technica at-lp120-usb  Both of these have all the adjustment options and are upgradeable and are very well regarded. Any suggestions?

Out of those two, definitely the Denon dp-300f with a LPGear DSN-85E replacement or even a different cartridge altogether(It is a fantastic turntable but the stock cartridge isn't too great but decent). The lp120 has a lot of know issues(Anti skating problems come to mind), also there is a piece of metal in the lp120 to make it seem heavier than it actually is. To bypass the in-built preamp the whole thing has to be cut out(a youtube video shows this) as even if the built in preamp is off the signal has to still go through its signal path affecting the sound(It is not a true bypass and apparently the inbuilt preamp isn't too great sounding). 

 

You can't go wrong with the Denon.


Edited by johanchandy - 6/25/14 at 12:01pm
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I'm going to say vintage, but stick to trustworthy audio websites. If I were in your shoes I would jump on this right here.
http://app.audiogon.com/listings/turntables-revolver-rebel-turntable-w-arm-inexpensive-quality-entry-into-vinyl-2014-06-16-analog-86305

After shipping you will have $100-150(assuming you were willing to spend retail on the dp-300f) to put into an entry-level phono stage and cartridge. All you need to know about picking a cartridge can be found on vinylengine.

 

Thanks, but I'll be buying from the place I'm employed at so can't go vintage/other store >_<

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Out of those two, definitely the Denon dp-300f with a LPGear DSN-85E replacement or even a different cartridge altogether(It is a fantastic turntable but the stock cartridge isn't too great but decent). The lp120 has a lot of know issues(Anti skating problems come to mind), also there is a piece of metal in the lp120 to make it seem heavier than it actually is. To bypass the in-built preamp the whole thing has to be cut out(a youtube video shows this) as even if the built in preamp is off the signal has to still go through its signal path affecting the sound(It is not a true bypass and apparently the inbuilt preamp isn't too great sounding). 

 

You can't go wrong with the Denon.

 

Ok! The denon it is! I'd rather spend the money towards a better cartridge . Any suggestions < $100? Would any of the grado ones work?

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Ok! The denon it is! I'd rather spend the money towards a better cartridge . Any suggestions < $100? Would any of the grado ones work?

Ortofon 2m red(forward sounding) and Shure m97xe(Laid-back sounding) are the most common recommendations for the Denon at this price range. For a bit more Nagaota MP-110 is a consideration as well. I don't know about the Grado cartridges though.

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Cool thanks :) Next upgrade is speakers :O!

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So while repainting my room I had to move my system out of it, and my speakers found a temporary home in the game room where they pounded the house with some funky Daft Punk and jammed some rock.
Then we moved everything back into a much more space friendly format, making me need to purchase more speaker wire:
And the rack got rearranged:
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Smyth Realiser A8

MUTEC MC-3+ Smart Clock

NAD M51 Direct Digital DAC

Allnic HPA-3000

Sennheiser HD 800

 

HiFiMAN HE-560 incoming! Will post more pictures once it arrives and settles down.

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Long time no see, songmic...very nice ensemble.

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