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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

 

If you can afford it, go for a Rega P1/RP1 or P2 with a glass platter, Ortofon 2M Red (or even better, 2M Blue). You will NOT be disappointed.

 

If not, a Denon DL-110 might be a good match for the Technics (assuming the tonearm is like most of the Japanese tables of the late '70s, early '80s; meaning higher mass). Check out Vinylengine for your table's arm specs. Compliance matching is pretty darn important.

+1.

 

Regarding matching cartridges to arms with removable headshell: CHECK the headshell mass; if your combination tends towards too low a resonant frequency, it might be possible to ameliorate situation with a lighter headshell. SME perforated headshell is still one of the best ( unfortunately rather pricey ) option in such a case. There are "near clones" that look almost the same, with appreciably lower price, but these should still offer 98 % of the performance for reasonable money.No shortage of options for the other way around, but you will notice headshells can command quite high prices. That original Technics ( and its clones ) are medium mass ( and performance - not the best, not the worst sounding ). Can be had dirt cheap : 

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Turntable-Record-Player-Phono-Cartridge-Headshell-Head-Shell-SME-SONY-S-arm-Type-/271098031075?pt=US_Record_Player_Turntable_Parts&hash=item3f1eb3a

 

Once upon a time, long decades ago, Lyle Cartridges offered an extremely light but still very rigid and relatively very resonance free headshell made out of carbon fibre, which even had azimuth adjustment ! Wish anything of the sort would be still available now - fantastic with high(er) compliance carts on SL1200, for example.

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Originally Posted by wullymc View Post

 

Thanks for your input Analogsurviver.

 

I am still waiting for my TT but have read the Phono Box manual and it states that for the 2M Red to set the gain at 40db.  In calculations that The Absolute Sound uses  the 5.5mV comes to roughly 45dB of gain required.  I think for the Phono Box I will try the 40dB gain and the 43dB and see how big a difference is.  I won't touch the 60 or 65dB.

 

I will research a "preamp"  So this is what I would need?..so it would look like....TT -->  Phono Preamp -->  Preamp ---> Headphone Amp -->  Headphones.  Right?

 

Thanks for your help..... I am a TT neophyte!

 

Take care..

Try without the Preamp ( line stage ) first - you might/may find you can get sufficient volume. Line stage can turn out to be indispensable, but there are always pros and contras for using one in a system that has enough gain and line gain is set at or around unity. It all depends on the associate equipment and its characteristics, no general rule that does not have its exactly opposite solution in the practice. 

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Thanks Analogsurviver!

 

I will try with just the Phono Box and hopefully it will be enough!

 

I can't wait to get my TT.  It only has been a week and it seems to been forever.

 

Went to a record store and bought:

 

Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain (180g)  (hope this is a good one!)

Yes - Fragile

Jon Anderson - Animation

 

Take care!

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BLACKENEDPLAGUE

"You sell that thing and I'll go nuts"

 

Well I certainly would feel bad if I caused any mental anguish for anyone.  :)

 

I really need to think about getting it hooked up to my main system.  Right now I have it connected to the old collection of gear I have in my office.  Oh well, one step at a time, maybe someday I will find speakers to replace my DCM Time Windows and they can move down to the "collection" of 30 year old audio technology.


Edited by gib48189 - 1/26/13 at 5:26am
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Originally Posted by wullymc View Post

Thanks Analogsurviver!

 

I will try with just the Phono Box and hopefully it will be enough!

 

I can't wait to get my TT.  It only has been a week and it seems to been forever.

 

Went to a record store and bought:

 

Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain (180g)  (hope this is a good one!)

Yes - Fragile

Jon Anderson - Animation

 

Take care!

Great taste in music ! 

 

Sketches of Spain are available in MANY versions - mine is on CBS normal weight and should be guaranteed analog all the way. JUdging on goosebumps on goosebumps whenever I treat myself listening to it it. really is. One of THE recordings to celebrate analog.

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It's been a long time since I have even looked at my vinyl collection, found a version of Sketches of Spain, released by Columbia.  Now I have to listen to it.

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dt880smile.png You make it sound like Jury Duty. I haven't heard it in a very long time. I should revisit it as well...

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Originally Posted by gib48189 View Post

BLACKENEDPLAGUE

"You sell that thing and I'll go nuts"

 

Well I certainly would feel bad if I caused any mental anguish for anyone.  :)

 

I really need to think about getting it hooked up to my main system.  Right now I have it connected to the old collection of gear I have in my office.  Oh well, one step at a time, maybe someday I will find speakers to replace my DCM Time Windows and they can move down to the "collection" of 30 year old audio technology.

 

The thing is if you don't keep it to use as a turntable, keep it for sake of ART

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Speaking of Art, what happened to this being a picture thread?  

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Your'e right, so here are some pics now that I can post them.  I really have to do some dusting now that this area has something to show.

 

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Your'e right, so here are some pics now that I can post them.  I really have to do some dusting now that this area has something to show.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

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I have a picture of a cartoon fapping but if I posted it I'd be banned

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I finally get to participate in this thread instead of just lurking

 

 

 

 

Yamaha TT-400U (Rebranded Technics SL-BD20d) with a OMP 10 stylus. My first true turntable setup. Have yet to listen to it. Waiting for my Maverick D1+ to come

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Despite it being a P-mount, the OMP-10 is actually a pretty good cart

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I upgraded the catridge by upgrading the stylus. It was originally a OMP 5E....But if I desire I can always go ahead and get the 20 30 or 40 stylus and use it with the same cartridge. Picked up the turntable and the OMP-5E in it for $10 at a thrift shop. It'll do for now I believe. 

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Despite it being a P-mount, the OMP-10 is actually a pretty good cart

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Great deal! My first table was a direct-drive Technics SL-QD33 (P-mount tonearm, same as the BD20). It served me well for almost five years. Then upgraditis kicked in, BIG time redface.gif

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