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post #1081 of 3697
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Originally Posted by basman View Post

Now Spinning Deep Purple's Last Concert in Japan with Mark IV lineup (1975-1976);
  • Jon Lord – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Ian Paice – drums
  • David Coverdale – lead vocals
  • Glenn Hughes – bass, vocals
  • Tommy Bolin– guitar, vocals, bass

700



Stereo Pickup: Ortofon 2M

700

Is that a Scout with a 2M Black? How do you like it?
post #1082 of 3697
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post


Is that a Scout with a 2M Black? How do you like it?

 

Didn't fail me, I like the bass and highs on this cart and tracks very well but still love Grado's mids and highs on my Gold & Platinum1.

post #1083 of 3697

Your azimuth looks a little off... biggrin.gif (I'm joking, of course. I know it's the angle of the photo)

post #1084 of 3697
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

Your azimuth looks a little off... biggrin.gif (I'm joking, of course. I know it's the angle of the photo)

 

I noticed that too and did a second look on the actual biggrin.gif

post #1085 of 3697
The recording I was talking about was "Holst - The Planets performed by Sir Georg Solti, London Philarmonic Orchestra". Supposedly one of the best recordings (of the many, many, many). I just took a look in my vinyl cabinet and unfortunately there is no Holst... Should be easy to buy a good copy at the 2ndH store here. I do own the Dutoit version on CD that does it for me.

I was listening to a vinyl-rip on FLAC but with those YMMV very indeed. There are quite some ppl who are so enthousiastic that they loose objectivity on sound quality. Makes me think: they are so surprised that they get decent sound from a mass-produced 30y-old turntable and knowing only cd-sound (or MP3?) they have no idea what is going wrong (or any idea on QC of their own hobby). Just plain amateuristic. And there are some guys out there that really know what they are doing. They bring a lot of out of print treasures back into ppls attention, and with respect to the original sound.

Here some examples I found on rigs used:
SL1210mk2, AT120E, Pro-ject Phono Box SE II, EMU0404
Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable, Shure V15VxMR Cartridge, LP Gear SHVN5xMR Super Analogue Stylus, Sonic Bliss Audiophile Turntable Mat, Custom built, all tube phono stage
Linn LP12 with Lingo power supply, Ittok LV II arm, Ortofon MC 20 Super II Cartridge, Accuphase C11 Phono-pre
Music Hall MMF 9.1 Turntable, Tonearm Pro-Ject 9cc Evo with Pure Silver Wires, Nagaoka MP-500, Brocksieper Phonomax (Tube Phono-PreAmp)
Turntable: VPI Scoutmaster, Tonearm: Trans-Fi Termninator, Cartridge: Audio-Technica AT33PTG/II, Phone Stage: Cinemag SUT feeding a Marantz 2220B
Turntable - Sharp Optonica Rp-7100, PHONO PRE.Amplifier - SLOWAY PPA 902 MM/MC
TT: Dual 622, Cartridge: Audio Technica AT 120 E, Phono Stage: Yamaha - Model CA-VI
Technics 1200 MKII, Shure M44-7
Rega P3-24 W/TTPSU Audio-Technica Cartridge AT33EV Upgraded Rega Drive Belt, Dual Rega Felt Pads for VTA, Project PhonoBox SE II
Technics SL-1210 MK2 DD Turntable,Origin Live OL1 fully modified tone arm (Rega RB250),Audio-Technica AT33EV MC Cartridge
Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable, Ortofon 2M Black cartridge, Pro-Ject Tube Box SE II Preamp
Technics SP 15 with SME 3009 tonearm & customized plinth, Cartridge: Ortofon Concorde 30 + OM 30 stylus, Phono amp: Pro-Ject Tube Box II with 2X JAN 12AX 7WA
Rega P25 Turntable, Rega Exact Cartridge, Coda 01 Preamp
Pro-Ject Debut III Esprit turntable, ATN440MLa stylus
SL1210mk2, AT120E, Sony DB870 (probably serves the Spice Girls right tongue.gif)
Denon DP-45F, Audio Technica AT120E, Cambridge 640P
Technics SL 1210 Mk II Heybrook TT2 with Origin Live! power supply and DC motor, Rega RB 300 tonearm (Origin Live! mod), Denon DL 304 M/C Cartridge, NAD 3101 (M/C phono section)

This is just a random sample I found. I think it pretty much speaks for itself. Fortunately the prolific ones use the better equipment.
post #1086 of 3697

I still think the Deutsche Grammophone/Steinberg-Boston Symphony version is the best, but I'm an old fart and that may pre-date most of you:

400

 

I've had the vinyl since 72, at least.

 

The CD version gets some excellent reviews - it's one of the quickest at 46 minutes, even though Holst would do it at 41, supposedly.  At least, that's in one of the reviews I read.  Today they package the CD version with Steinberg's rendering of Zarathustra - not too sure about his version of that one, but the Planets is the best, IMHO.

 

My friends and I always used the DG vinyl version of the Planets as our definitive equipment tests.  I can remember listening to this while stacking Advents fed from a Sherwood S8900A and a Benjamin Miracord with a fat Empire cartridge.wink.gif  One buddy had a Dual and a Sony 7065 with Advents (that's how we got 4 of them to try the stacking).  Another had a huge Kenwood reciever and Audio Analyst speakers with one of the first versions of the SL-1200, I think.  Maybe this is an AudioKarma post?

post #1087 of 3697
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Originally Posted by ]eep View Post

The recording I was talking about was "Holst - The Planets performed by Sir Georg Solti, London Philarmonic Orchestra". Supposedly one of the best recordings (of the many, many, many). I just took a look in my vinyl cabinet and unfortunately there is no Holst... Should be easy to buy a good copy at the 2ndH store here. I do own the Dutoit version on CD that does it for me.
I was listening to a vinyl-rip on FLAC but with those YMMV very indeed. There are quite some ppl who are so enthousiastic that they loose objectivity on sound quality. Makes me think: they are so surprised that they get decent sound from a mass-produced 30y-old turntable and knowing only cd-sound (or MP3?) they have no idea what is going wrong (or any idea on QC of their own hobby). Just plain amateuristic. And there are some guys out there that really know what they are doing. They bring a lot of out of print treasures back into ppls attention, and with respect to the original sound.
Here some examples I found on rigs used:
SL1210mk2, AT120E, Pro-ject Phono Box SE II, EMU0404
Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable, Shure V15VxMR Cartridge, LP Gear SHVN5xMR Super Analogue Stylus, Sonic Bliss Audiophile Turntable Mat, Custom built, all tube phono stage
Linn LP12 with Lingo power supply, Ittok LV II arm, Ortofon MC 20 Super II Cartridge, Accuphase C11 Phono-pre
Music Hall MMF 9.1 Turntable, Tonearm Pro-Ject 9cc Evo with Pure Silver Wires, Nagaoka MP-500, Brocksieper Phonomax (Tube Phono-PreAmp)
Turntable: VPI Scoutmaster, Tonearm: Trans-Fi Termninator, Cartridge: Audio-Technica AT33PTG/II, Phone Stage: Cinemag SUT feeding a Marantz 2220B
Turntable - Sharp Optonica Rp-7100, PHONO PRE.Amplifier - SLOWAY PPA 902 MM/MC
TT: Dual 622, Cartridge: Audio Technica AT 120 E, Phono Stage: Yamaha - Model CA-VI
Technics 1200 MKII, Shure M44-7
Rega P3-24 W/TTPSU Audio-Technica Cartridge AT33EV Upgraded Rega Drive Belt, Dual Rega Felt Pads for VTA, Project PhonoBox SE II
Technics SL-1210 MK2 DD Turntable,Origin Live OL1 fully modified tone arm (Rega RB250),Audio-Technica AT33EV MC Cartridge
Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable, Ortofon 2M Black cartridge, Pro-Ject Tube Box SE II Preamp
Technics SP 15 with SME 3009 tonearm & customized plinth, Cartridge: Ortofon Concorde 30 + OM 30 stylus, Phono amp: Pro-Ject Tube Box II with 2X JAN 12AX 7WA
Rega P25 Turntable, Rega Exact Cartridge, Coda 01 Preamp
Pro-Ject Debut III Esprit turntable, ATN440MLa stylus
SL1210mk2, AT120E, Sony DB870 (probably serves the Spice Girls right tongue.gif)
Denon DP-45F, Audio Technica AT120E, Cambridge 640P
Technics SL 1210 Mk II Heybrook TT2 with Origin Live! power supply and DC motor, Rega RB 300 tonearm (Origin Live! mod), Denon DL 304 M/C Cartridge, NAD 3101 (M/C phono section)

This is just a random sample I found. I think it pretty much speaks for itself. Fortunately the prolific ones use the better equipment.

And the link to the site with these TT FLACs is .... ?  -  PLEASE !

 

I had a "audiophille up-nose thing" about the 1200/1210 too - until got one at long last for service last year. After the arm bearings were adjusted correctly and cartridge aligned right, it is not the last thing in turntables but is actually quite decent indeed. It has VERY nice VTA adjustment mechanism, something even most separate audiophille pickup arms lack - does help a ton with better stylus tip profiles that are very critical to get the VTA right. 

 

There is another thing you can experience with vynil when large dynamic outbursts like in Holst are to be reproduced - your turntable/arm/cartridge may well reproduce it right, but the record has been played on lesser turntable(s)   that demaged it - your new or better/right adjusted TT is simply reproducing the demage correctly - and that is something I wish no one to experience with his/hers records. Only Micro Line/Scanner/Ridge/Reach

stylus ( also goes under Jico's SAS name ) can help you with these - to a point, if the demage is not too gross. The problem you described with 1210/Holst might also be one of these sad cases - correctly adjusted 1210 is perfectly capable of clean reproduction.

 

Check this out: http://www.soundhifi.com/sl1200/index.htm

post #1088 of 3697

Another vote here for Dutoit / MSO recording of The Planets.

post #1089 of 3697

Okay. The Parrot label is so cool looking.

1000

post #1090 of 3697
@ClaytonSF: Is that a Pro-Ject Xpression?
post #1091 of 3697
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

@ClaytonSF: Is that a Pro-Ject Xpression?


@calipilot227, yes it is. And it came with a Sumiko Blue Point No. 2 cartridge. Vinyl really does justice to 60s music that has brass--like sax and sax and horns and horns. :)

post #1092 of 3697
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post


@calipilot227, yes it is. And it came with a Sumiko Blue Point No. 2 cartridge. Vinyl really does justice to 60s music that has brass--like sax and sax and horns and horns. :)

 

I've yet to discover a genre to which it does not do justice wink.gif Beautiful table! Too bad their entry level products have hum problems/build quality issues frown.gif

post #1093 of 3697

 

 

Vyger Timor with Achromat and modded RB300 with ZYX cartridge

post #1094 of 3697
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

I've yet to discover a genre to which it does not do justice wink.gif Beautiful table! Too bad their entry level products have hum problems/build quality issues frown.gif

That's what I've been hearing. What were they thinking?

Tell me, if you had around $500 which would be the turntable would you buy? I've been thinking that myself. The first serious turntable I bought was the Technics SL-1200MK2 for $330, new from Amazon in 2009. I only played it for a few months then boxed it back up and stored it away.

post #1095 of 3697
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

That's what I've been hearing. What were they thinking?
Tell me, if you had around $500 which would be the turntable would you buy? I've been thinking that myself. The first serious turntable I bought was the Technics SL-1200MK2 for $330, new from Amazon in 2009. I only played it for a few months then boxed it back up and stored it away.

For $500 i wouldnt buy a new table. I would buy a previously loved Pioneer or Denon DD turntable from the mid to late 80's (their heyday). Your Technincs qualifies too.
Edited by palmfish - 12/28/12 at 8:23am
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