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True, but its still worth checking out. Steven Guttenberg (CNET) reserved a table, so I'm sure he'll post a review once he can.

Sure - in the US it would be VERY unwise to overlook it if in the market at anything the price for the new turntable. Probably the only new deck that offers  about the same value for money as better vintage options that can be found at about this price.

 

I am curious to what level of cartridge quality would still be reasonably to go with this deck. If it lives up to expectations from the operating principles, that could go quite high. As to reviews - there will be no shortage of those. Who would not like to write a review of present day "Ford T" of turntables ?

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Seeing as it ships with the Ortofon Omega, it might be a good candidate for the OM10/20/30 Super as the tonearm is likely optimized for high-compliance carts. Something like a DL-110 on the other hand might not be a good match. Don't have the specs on the arm yet, so it'll be tough to say for sure.

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I was thinking I would try my Grado Green with it as well as buying an AT95E for it. See which sound I like more. 

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From the "airplane", this is relatively low effective mass arm - approx 7-8 g. I am glad they did not try to go lower by incorporating too light and flimpsy headshell - this one does look sound.

 

There is no mention of possibility to adjust the height of the arm or in other words, the VTA. That may limit the quality of the cartridge that can be ultimately used. Positioning the motor to the most extreme position away from the cartridge means that even Grado will have a chance of relative hum free performance. Or LOMC cartridges - if the arm is really as light as above guesstimate, a Denon DL 304 might work well here; it has too high compliance and mass for most modern arms to be really compatible. 

 

Some form of suspension/vibration control will be needed - the whole table looks to be light and it is very difficult to construct "feet" that isolate well enough with so light (15 lbs) a load.

 

Still - $150 ( + shipping ) for a viable record player that should not display any gross vices is ridiculously good. But remember - a really decent stylus that can ( and should ) be retrofitted to the supplied Ortofon Omega cartridge can run you as much or more ( Ortofon Stylus 20, 30, 40 ). 

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Found a random cable tie in my pencil case, so I decided to try it out.

Initial impressions, not so day-night improvement. I suck at AB-ing, but I feel like it sounds better.

 

At least this cart tracks better than the previous cart. Inner groove distortion is still present but not as severe.

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Oh man. Playing pictures discs.

 

dangerzone.wav

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This ain't no ordinary picture disc! 180g vinyl reissue. A bit noisier than some but still the best Maiden has ever sounded!

 

one more look:

 

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Are these the new reissues? They're all over my local shop. What are you comparing to?

 

I didn't even pay much attention...Who mastered these new ones?

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Yup, new reissues on UMe.  Much better sounding than the CD remasters of a couple years ago.

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Each picture disc is packaged is cut from the original album master tapes

 

WOAH. This actually might be on my list now. 

 

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Yup, new reissues on UMe.  Much better sounding than the CD remasters of a couple years ago.

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I NEED that album! Doesn't come cheap though
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Just purchased my first TT (a 1200 mk2 in black). Mint condition with dust cover and only paid $650, which is good as far as prices in Australia go. Heading over to pick it up today biggrin.gif


Edited by matthewh133 - 3/16/13 at 4:27pm
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Originally Posted by matthewh133 View Post

Just purchased my first TT (a 1200 mk2 in black). Mint condition with dust cover and only paid $650, which is good as far as prices in Australia go. Heading over to pick it up today biggrin.gif

That would be a 1210 mk2

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new to vinyl

Pro-ject 9.2 and Sumiko Blackbird, my headphones may never come off again  L3000.gif


Edited by awsanderson - 3/16/13 at 10:18pm
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