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Look what the cat just dragged in! Yeah the lighting in my room is pretty **** and i took it with my phone, so the picture is kind of noisy.

 

VPI Aries with Classic 3 Tonearm....Now i just need a cartridge and my Preamp to arrive so i can give it a spin.

 

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Quote: Originally Posted by mav52 View Post

 

 

That photo matches the one on ebay. Did you buy that one? Very nice.

Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, R1.1.1.M1

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Edited by MrQ - 3/29/13 at 8:17am
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oops.

Edited by MrQ - 3/29/13 at 8:17am
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Originally Posted by Greyson View Post

 

Well, I use the phono stage integrated into the reciever so I think internal classifies as "close proximity". The reciever and the table both have very good shielding and I don't hear any hum or background noise when the system is powered up. Perhaps it's creating some amount of interference but I judge things by what I can actaully hear.

 

The heat complaint is totally valid but this is what I have room for. There's a solid inch and a half of clearance between the turntable and the top of the reciever which dissipates enough heat for the length of time that I run the turntable and while not ideal, it has not caused me any problems thus far. If the turntable is in use for longer than 30-40 minutes I routinely check the underside for heat buildup.

 

 

 

Sorry! Thanks for the compliments from you and everyone else.

OK, I am not ( yet ? ) a great opera fan and have to condition myself to the idea of listening to the entire Wagner's Ring in one go, but 30-40 min is a single LP and I do like to listen to 2LP live recordings uninterupted by technicalities, such as heat build up etc. 

 

Since this is head-fi, supposedly we should listen at least sometimes with headphones - if nothing else, they are useful for checking for hum etc - you will be able to pick up any "gremlins" far easier than with loudspeakers. What is "barely passable on TOTL headphones" will be usually superb on speakers - it is crazy how much everything is improved when you get rid of  "inaudible" hum - but only after you have got rid of it, it is possible to appreciate the true improvement.  Try some "high heels" for the TT - couple of inches can sometimes produce wonders .

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Here is a photo of my cartridge, I bought it new in 1993, still sounds great!

 

"Madrigal (Mark Levinson) Carnegie One Moving Coil Cartridge

This is a 0.2 mV cartridge that is prized for its transparency.


This was once Harry Pearson's reference cartridge.

The sound is full with a lush midrange and excellent imaging.
"

 

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Edited by CrazyRay - 3/29/13 at 9:30am
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CrazyRay and Soup, very nice stuff! Soup looking forward to more on your Aries.

 

mav52 that's a beautiful Micro Seiki.

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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

CrazyRay and Soup, very nice stuff! Soup looking forward to more on your Aries.

 

mav52 that's a beautiful Micro Seiki.

 

And I will be more than willing to share. Though its a bit daunting right now. I asked you about a custom protractor that he had, and you said i should definitely get it. The thing came with two different tone arm alignment jigs from VPI. But then it also came with a BEST Tractor(one of these http://www.mintlp.com/) custom to this table/tonearm mirrored thingamajig...apparently its like a half day process to set up the cartridge with it he was saying. Im hoping i can get 9PinTube to come over and help me get this thing ready to go, its damn sexy looking though!

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Originally Posted by analogsurviver View Post

OK, I am not ( yet ? ) a great opera fan and have to condition myself to the idea of listening to the entire Wagner's Ring in one go, but 30-40 min is a single LP and I do like to listen to 2LP live recordings uninterupted by technicalities, such as heat build up etc. 

 

Since this is head-fi, supposedly we should listen at least sometimes with headphones - if nothing else, they are useful for checking for hum etc - you will be able to pick up any "gremlins" far easier than with loudspeakers. What is "barely passable on TOTL headphones" will be usually superb on speakers - it is crazy how much everything is improved when you get rid of  "inaudible" hum - but only after you have got rid of it, it is possible to appreciate the true improvement.  Try some "high heels" for the TT - couple of inches can sometimes produce wonders .

 

I've never had an issue with heat, but if i've been running the turntable for 40 minutes i'll put my hand underneath and check if it feels like a sauna in there, which has yet to happen leading me to conclude that the Sony simply disspates heat very well. My room is cool and the clearance is adaquate, i've seen people suffocate their equipment in racks and shelving.

 

I do use headphones on this rig quite frequently and I took a listen just now specifically testing for hum and I did not notice anything with my Denon AH-D2000's. The only thing I noticed was hiss when I turned the knob all the way up and that happens wether a source is plugged in or not, but anything past 5 is ear-splitting anyway.

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yes I did, had to take to a shop to have the unit setup, it's really nice.. 


Edited by mav52 - 3/29/13 at 12:12pm
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Originally Posted by mav52 View Post

yes I did, had to take to a shop to have the unit setup, it's really nice.. 


I got mine from ebay recently as well (shipped from the US, just don't ask). When I get a new cart i'll try and reset it up myself. I've ordered the protractor, azimuth level and everything.

 

I swear if I didn't have to buy from the US I wouldn't have to spend half the cost on shippingfrown.gif

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Originally Posted by CrazyRay View Post

Here is a photo of my cartridge, I bought it new in 1993, still sounds great!

 

"Madrigal (Mark Levinson) Carnegie One Moving Coil Cartridge

This is a 0.2 mV cartridge that is prized for its transparency.


This was once Harry Pearson's reference cartridge.

The sound is full with a lush midrange and excellent imaging.
"

 

dscn0024800x600.jpg

 

dscn0853resize.jpg

This was and still is a great cartridge.

 

Take a really good care of it, perfect examples are simply divine. Retipping is possible, but not up to the original quality. Its Micro Ridge stylus is capable of say 1000 hours before threatening demage to the record.

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Originally Posted by SoupRKnowva View Post

Look what the cat just dragged in! Yeah the lighting in my room is pretty **** and i took it with my phone, so the picture is kind of noisy.

 

VPI Aries with Classic 3 Tonearm....Now i just need a cartridge and my Preamp to arrive so i can give it a spin.

 

 

What are you eek.gif feeding this Cat?! 

beerchug.gif

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Originally Posted by SoupRKnowva View Post

Look what the cat just dragged in! Yeah the lighting in my room is pretty **** and i took it with my phone, so the picture is kind of noisy.

 

VPI Aries with Classic 3 Tonearm....Now i just need a cartridge and my Preamp to arrive so i can give it a spin.

 

 

What are you eek.gif feeding this Cat?! 

beerchug.gif

 

Maybe i have a pet Snow Leopard biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by SoupRKnowva View Post

Look what the cat just dragged in! Yeah the lighting in my room is pretty **** and i took it with my phone, so the picture is kind of noisy.

 

VPI Aries with Classic 3 Tonearm....Now i just need a cartridge and my Preamp to arrive so i can give it a spin.

 

 

 

 

 

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