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post #181 of 3424
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Originally Posted by Eee Pee View Post

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Nice! You've been hiding that tt from us. Is that a Grado cartridge?

 

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post #182 of 3424
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post
Nice! You've been hiding that tt from us. Is that a Grado cartridge?


That's not true, post #12 had a picture of it.  biggrin.gif

 

That is indeed a Grado, a Sonata with the receipt dated 8/27/98.  13 years ago... what was I doing 13 years ago?  I can't remember.

 

I remembered.  Drinking and listening to records.

post #183 of 3424
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Originally Posted by Eee Pee View Post


That's not true, post #12 had a picture of it.  biggrin.gif

 

That is indeed a Grado, a Sonata with the receipt dated 8/27/98.  13 years ago... what was I doing 13 years ago?  I can't remember.

 

I remembered.  Drinking and listening to records.


LOL. Yes. 13 years ago--drinking and listening to records. Nothing's changed, no doubt! Some old same old. eek.gif

 

post #184 of 3424
Here is a pic of the highly modded Pioneer PL-530 I just got for the vintage rig. Mounted a Clearaudio Maestro and she's sounding great!

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post #185 of 3424

Too bad you can't plug that into the Redwine AE!  tongue_smile.gif

 

Do you like the Maestro?

post #186 of 3424
LOL! Yes, I like the Maetsro a lot. Great sound for a MM cartridge. My main vinyl rig is Benz LP-S on a VPI Scoutmaster, but the Maestro / Pioneer combo is pretty darned good sounding, for about 1/6 th the price wink.gif
post #187 of 3424

Wow. The woodwork has a nice sheen to it and I especially love those bat toggle switches on the right-hand corner of the plinth. It will compliment the wood panels on your Leben.


Edited by Clayton SF - 9/23/11 at 7:38pm
post #188 of 3424

I dig the strobe, that's a hard to find feature these days.

post #189 of 3424

Nothing fancy yet.....smily_headphones1.gif

SL-1210MK2 SL-1210MK2 SL-1210MK2

post #190 of 3424

Very similar to my own setup, eimis. I like it very much!

post #191 of 3424

The only pic I have it at the moment... Unfortunately, bad cell phone, and the McIntoshes were the subject.  BUt top left, A Dual 1019 in United Audio walnut case, Grado green cartridge.

 

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It needs a minor tune up... speeds sound a touch off.

post #192 of 3424

Nice. I found a Dual 1210 thrown out recently, in a timber case with a built in amp.  It's in good cosmetic condition (perspex cover too), however the speed and auto functions are a bit messed up but I reckon a thorough clean and lube and she'll be up to scratch again.  Old idlers are cool (c:


Edited by rehabitat - 10/5/11 at 3:12am
post #193 of 3424

Upgraded my cartridge yesterday. Out with the Shelter 901 and in with a Transfiguration Orpheus.

 

Transfiguration Orpheus L Moving Magnet Cartridge

 

 

 

It simply sounds astonishing. I'd rank it right up there with the incredible Audio Note IO Gold.

post #194 of 3424

/bump

 

So, I've been wondering, what's the big difference between different turntables besides the vibration absorbtion and the tonearm? Some may have better motors that are more reliable for speed, but that's not a very big difference IMO. And i'm not talking direct vs belt either. What makes a turntable much higher quality than another? It seems that the cartridge would make 90% of the difference between different tables. 

post #195 of 3424

 

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Originally Posted by jtaylor991 View Post

So, I've been wondering, what's the big difference between different turntables besides the vibration absorbtion and the tonearm? 

 

I recommend reading the turntable reviews in the following guide to vinyl playback (the whole guide is a good read if you're new to vinyl). Each review is of a different turntable design and so should give you a good idea of the range of solutions to vinyl playback available and the pros and cons of each.

 

I had a skepticism of turn tables costing 10s of thousands of pounds (not that I could ever afford one, so it's something of a mute point!), until I read the reviews in this guide. It really gave me an appreciation of the challenges of accurate reproduction of sound from a record and the lengths (i.e. cost) required to go someway to solving them.

 

http://www.avguide.com/buyers-guide/the-absolute-soundhi-fi-guide-vinyl-playback-0

 

 

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