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I'm looking at a Classic 2 as a possible next step but I've heard VPI support horror stories. Also looking at Kuzma, Nottingham, Clear, WTL...Honestly any other brands to check out in the ~3k range would be appreciated. The rest of the budget will go into cart and phono stage.

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Haha Morbid, didn't you just buy a VPI Scout? biggrin.gif

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Yes, but one reason I bought it at all was I got a screamin' deal. Couldn't pass it up. 

 

The other thing to realize is that this Scout has revitalized my love of vinyl. I wasn't sure if it was something I wanted to plunge into so at a grand...I've tested the waters...and my CD player has hardly been turned on since. 

 

Now that our household is almost exclusively moving to analogue, we're already due for an upgrade. :D Make sense? 

 

Plus, I'll still have the Scout for quite awhile. I'm just planning ahead. Speakers, amp, stands are coming before the the new TT, and that's a lot of money in between. 

 

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Haha Morbid, didn't you just buy a VPI Scout? biggrin.gif

post #1024 of 3359

700

 

Not mine unfortunately but worth a post anyway!

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Yes, but one reason I bought it at all was I got a screamin' deal. Couldn't pass it up. 

 

The other thing to realize is that this Scout has revitalized my love of vinyl. I wasn't sure if it was something I wanted to plunge into so at a grand...I've tested the waters...and my CD player has hardly been turned on since. 

 

Now that our household is almost exclusively moving to analogue, we're already due for an upgrade. :D Make sense? 

 

Plus, I'll still have the Scout for quite awhile. I'm just planning ahead. Speakers, amp, stands are coming before the the new TT, and that's a lot of money in between. 

 

 

Yeah, that's exactly what happened to me. Got my DAC a month before my Thorens. Haven't touched my digital front end in a few months. Doesn't matter that vinyl is "technically inferior," I happen to love the way it sounds wink.gif

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My original plan was 3k, then it was 5k, then it went back down to 2k...and then I found the Scout I have now for 1k. 

 

After setting up and listening to the Scout I realize that my original fears of vinyl were unwarranted, and my original plan of 5k is where I'm going to end up in the end. ;)

 

Next on the list (even before speakers) is frames for some of these gorgeous LPs I have though. My walls are somewhat bare right now, and I have to change that asap.

 

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Yeah, that's exactly what happened to me. Got my DAC a month before my Thorens. Haven't touched my digital front end in a few months. Doesn't matter that vinyl is "technically inferior," I happen to love the way it sounds wink.gif

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Here are a few pics of my first/current TT.  Nothing super fancy, but I love music, and I love how it sounds.

 

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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

Yes, but one reason I bought it at all was I got a screamin' deal. Couldn't pass it up. 

 

The other thing to realize is that this Scout has revitalized my love of vinyl. I wasn't sure if it was something I wanted to plunge into so at a grand...I've tested the waters...and my CD player has hardly been turned on since. 

 

Now that our household is almost exclusively moving to analogue, we're already due for an upgrade. :D Make sense? 

 

Plus, I'll still have the Scout for quite awhile. I'm just planning ahead. Speakers, amp, stands are coming before the the new TT, and that's a lot of money in between. 

 

You may find that you like having the Scout around to play older records even after the upgrade. Some people play their older vinyl on a secondary deck where the needle is not so expensive as older scratched records can do damage to that 10K stylus. With the VPI arms interchangable a friend I know has two arm/needle combos, one for good new vinyl and one for edgy/old vinyl.

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Edited by Redcarmoose - 12/19/12 at 4:19pm
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You may find that you like having the Scout around to play older records even after the upgrade. Some people play their older vinyl on a secondary deck where the needle is not so expensive as older scratched records can do damage to that 10K stylus. With the VPI arms interchangable a friend I know has two arm/needle combos, one for good new vinyl and one for edgy/old vinyl.

If it comes down to it and I have enough money I'll be doing that, or just getting a TT that fits 2 arms. Unfortunately the Classic 4 is a tough sell. Though Nottingham has quite a few offerings that fit 2 arms.
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Update: Heard a Debut Carbon today. It's a very nice sounding table, great synergy between the tonearm and Ortofon 2M Red cart.

 

BUT: There's just too much motor noise, and the infamous Pro-ject hum. I'm afraid that's a deal breaker frown.gif I could always mount a Rega RB250 to my TD-145... rolleyes.gif

 

Yep, I think the Thorens is here to stay, at least until the money supply allows for a VPI.

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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

Update: Heard a Debut Carbon today. It's a very nice sounding table, great synergy between the tonearm and Ortofon 2M Red cart.

BUT: There's just too much motor noise, and the infamous Pro-ject hum. I'm afraid that's a deal breaker frown.gif  I could always mount a Rega RB250 to my TD-145... rolleyes.gif

Yep, I think the Thorens is here to stay, at least until the money supply allows for a VPI.
Motor hum? I've never noticed that. Until recently I owned a Perspective that was dead quiet.
I resent you calling that 'infamous Pro-ject hum'. You judge their whole range by the cheapest offering and the cheapest decent TT there is. Not fair.

Maybe you should have tried with the Speedbox and a better platter like the one I showed above.
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Motor hum? I've never noticed that. Until recently I owned a Perspective that was dead quiet.
I resent you calling that 'infamous Pro-ject hum'. You judge their whole range by the cheapest offering and the cheapest decent TT there is. Not fair.
Maybe you should have tried with the Speedbox and a better platter like the one I showed above.

 

Google it. I'm hardly the first to describe the problem in that manner.

 

I would have tried a Speedbox if the dealer had one available. But I was actually very surprised how much vibration was coming from the motor. It definitely wasn't ground loop; I could feel it when I touched the plinth on the complete opposite side.

 

Edit: A little google-fu confirmed that the RPM series suffers from this problem as well. Too bad, they look pretty good otherwise.


Edited by calipilot227 - 12/19/12 at 5:09pm
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nvm
Edited by flecom - 12/21/12 at 3:15am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Redcarmoose View Post

You may find that you like having the Scout around to play older records even after the upgrade. Some people play their older vinyl on a secondary deck where the needle is not so expensive as older scratched records can do damage to that 10K stylus. With the VPI arms interchangable a friend I know has two arm/needle combos, one for good new vinyl and one for edgy/old vinyl.

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I find it difficult to believe that scratchy vinyl would ever actually harm a stylus.

 

Styli are made of very hard materials, industrial sapphires and the like.

 

Vinyl is, well, vinyl.

 

It's much more likely that a stylus would harm the vinyl than the other way around.

post #1035 of 3359

True but there's still something to be said about a more forgiving arm/cart combo.

 

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I find it difficult to believe that scratchy vinyl would ever actually harm a stylus.

 

Styli are made of very hard materials, industrial sapphires and the like.

 

Vinyl is, well, vinyl.

 

It's much more likely that a stylus would harm the vinyl than the other way around.

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