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Thats funny, my 27 year old Pioneer PL-707 has better wow and flutter and signal:noise specifications than the ProJect Xperience... wink.gif

And you can buy a Pioneer 707 for less than that Pro-Ject biggrin.gif

Nice TT, that 707. I like the higher end Pioneer DD TT's a lot. I have a PL-570 that sounds absolutely terrific. My Denon DP-59L is just a little better, but I like them both a lot. The better Japanese DD decks from the 70's and 80's are outstanding TT's.
Edited by Skylab - 12/30/12 at 8:00pm

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Thread Starter 

Wow, were reaching close to 71K views on this thread. This thread has far surpassed any expectations I had when creating it. Love seeing photographs of turntables. As always, any table owned by a person is special. These photographs end up being sentimental almost like pictures of a pet dog, or loved one.

 

  • This thread also ended up being a reserve of lost and current information and wisdom regarding turntable purchase and implementation.

 

 

 

Thank-you all for your wonderful posts. I wish I could contribute more but my skills are limited even after owning tables from the early 1970s on. This thread has become a grand resource and special place at Head-Fi. Be grateful for this.

 

 

Thank-you all!

 

 

Happy new-year!

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THANK YOU, Redcarmoose!!!

Happy, happy, New Year.

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Thanks, Redcarmooose! Both this thread and Skylab's "TURNTABLE SETUP Questions thread..." have been of tremendous help. I was minding my digital derriere when the posts turning up in these two threads really rekindled things for me.


Edited by Silent One - 12/30/12 at 10:30pm
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Old skul music from old skul record, played on old skul record player and heard from old skul cans with old skul chocolates = happy new year eargasm!

 

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Like I said, I mean no disrespect. Even the smartest ppl can make dumb remarks. If you are offended by a word maybe if I rephrase my statement in my native tongue (or German or French) you would understand me better? I'm sorry if I don't catch your sensitivity on the word 'stupid' but it was a modifier on the statement, not your person.
Maybe my experience in the field of 'vintage' is dependent on locality. I don't shop on Audiogon etc. The 2ndH sites I check is only frequented by 'enthousiasts', 'audiophiles' or however you want to call it and there is 1 in 10 really vintage stuff that is worth mentioning > €500. An old Micro Seiki, an old Stax, a fully modified TD160, 2 Technics SL12x0 and that's it. Or if you count a broken Beogram... Yhe bulk of what I see on the regular 2ndH is all junk (>25y at the level of <$250 then). Maybe it all depends on how you look at the world on what catches your attention.
The hifi show I was at last fall had plenty of TT's. Almost every exibitor had one or more. One was specialised in old Thorens's and the price was accordingly. The shop where I buy most of my vinyl introduced a new complete recordplayer for €600 that looked and sounded really good (similar to a Pro-ject Xperience in all perspex with a Ortofon Red cart, level, dustcover and a puck).

There's no way you are going to best that with a 'vintage' TT. Not to mention the regular 2y warranty. There is a lot going on in Europe in the field of vinyl playback and prices are quite different over here. Let me sum up some manufacturers:
UK:
Michell Engineering
Funk Firm
Rega
Linn
Origin Live
Audio Note
Audiomods
Avid
EAT
Loricraft
Lumley
Nottingham Analogue
SME
Decca London
Well Tempered
Roksan
townshend
Wilson Benesch
Germany (+Sw):
Audolabor
Clearaudio
DPS
Transrotor
Dr Feickert
Brinkmann
Dual
Thorens
Marantz
Goldmund
Sheu
Lenco
Pluto Audio
Phonoshophie
And a bit further away to the east:
Kuzma
Pro-ject
and some more French and Italian. And I'm not even counting cartridges... Even the Chinese are chiming in with Opera Audio and Hanns (I seriously considered buying one of those, what am I saying, I own a Opera T988 arm)!
My point is: there's plenty development going on here. The USA is not the center of the world you know.
Well, I just bought a Decca Blue... It's as good as new and 40y old. But it's a very... -shall I say quirky?- cart. It really needs a different body than the cheap red plastic/tin can it is now.

No problem. I know how it is with "translations".

 

Thought that Well Tempered is/was an US firm - no hijacking it to UK needed.

 

I am from "bit further to the east"

 

http://www.google.si/imgres?q=on+the+sunny+side+of+the+alps&hl=sl&sa=X&tbo=d&biw=1137&bih=527&tbm=isch&tbnid=7B8URJmUfsEeDM:&imgrefurl=http://www.docstoc.com/docs/125843601/Slovenia---on-the-Sunny-Side-of-Alps&docid=wlTITmSvkgv9vM&itg=1&imgurl=http://img.docstoccdn.com/thumb/orig/125843601.png&w=1500&h=1125&ei=JNrhUN2jI8zptQberoHABg

 

and know Mr. Franc Kuzma personally.  "On the Sunny Side of the Alps" was approx 25 year old slogan for Slovenia, mostly meant for tourist purposes. For the world, I could not find it on the web  anymore - and posted the nearest approximation.

 

Most certainly do not think USA is the centre of the world either. There are people with good ideas everywhere. Currently, it does seem there is more development in analog going on in Europe than in USA. The best TT, or more precisely put record playing system that I am familiar with, does however come from the  USA - John Bicht's Versa Dynamics 2.3 . It will eat anything else mentioned in this thread before breakfast ...at a price to match its performance. By now, you could include it in "vintage" category, except an odd zero ( or two , depending on circumstances ) at the end of the price you mentioned is in order.

 

I could not agree regarding old Decca housings with you more - could hardly be worse.

 

There were things in analog back then that are still unsurpassed today. Rare, expensive, still competitive. Like Nakamichi turntables, Stax phono cartridges, EMT studio TTs that sound great ( at a cost...) - and there were other less expensive, but gem nonetheles items.

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I took this with my cell phone so sorry about the quality.


Edited by Audio Addict - 12/31/12 at 5:21pm
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I took this with my cell phone so sorry about the quality.

 

 

 

Ooooohhhh!  LURVE that!  That is one gorgeous table!  I am really envious!

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I took this with my cell phone so sorry about the quality.

 

When I click on the vid it says that the video is private...

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When I click on the vid it says that the video is private...

 

Thanks for letting me know.  It was the first video I have uploaded to youtube.  Changed it to Public.

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I took this with my cell phone so sorry about the quality.

Awesome!
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Oh man. How has nobody commented on how awesome a song he used? Win.

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OMG. Thanks for the video. All of Canada must know your music! ;)

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OMG. Thanks for the video. All of Canada must know your music! ;)

 

My brother gave me the 180 gram version for my birthday and this was the first time I played it.  It did sound much better through the speaker system than the cellphone mic. biggrin.gif

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One of my favorite bands of all time. Just great stuff.

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