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I have those discs! and the player....Pioneer CLD-99...

Those discs are keepers. They will be very collectible someday, if they arent already.

I am total Star Wars fan. They are staying in the collection.

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My apologies for the terrible image quality. I had to make due with the old cell phone camera until my DSLR arrives.. My turntable is a Technics SL-210 F.G. Servo with an old Audio-Technica cartridge (whose name escapes me). It currently outputs to the Phono amp in the Marantz 2220B receiver.

The record is not warped, it is just the angle from which the photo was taken.

 

The record playing is the Mobile Fidelity pressing of Miles Davis' Round About Midnight. : - )


Edited by Destroysall - 10/11/13 at 8:18am
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Love the vintage look and simplicity!

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Nice and great music!

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I 'm sorry for getting this thread so offtopic with the laserdiscs, but I'm also a total Star Wars fan from the start and I was thinking of those SWOT discs too. But I am not one of those who only worship the originals. I am actually with George Lucas on the improvements. They (the inserted computer animations) make it much more believable and real, like I imagened it before.
I do agree that those LD will be collectible later on. But the blurryness IMHO is to blame on the Never The Same Color color coding system. I believe PAL is much better and sharper. And that's obsolete too (almost cool.gif ). But enough about LD already.

Today I found out I'm totally and utterly spoiled. Ok, what else is new... biggrin.gif

I went to a show with a friend to a hifi dealer who had workshops on acoustics (very interesting), streaming (am there, doing that tongue.gif) and high-end audio. I listened to a system with Mc Intosh amps and Focal Stella Utopia III EM speakers and I think my system sounds better. eek.gif Ok, I don't get the same spl in a room that size with my 8W 300B tubeamp, but still. My system sounds faster, tighter and clearer. I'm so shmug and satisfied now. And no, I'm not delusional, just surprised. And happy. And strengthened in my conviction that the simpler the signalpath, the better, less is more, power corrupts and most important: smart thinking and a good vision om how to prioritize your compromises in physics is more important than betting on one horse and try to optimize it to infinity. I can make this a long story but I really love Focal speakers. And McIntosh had a really nice new turntable, the MT5. I don't know what cart they used. I like the looks a lot better than the MT10.

Imagine it with this on top of the rack:

The system sounded really great and it was a good presentation. Good acoustics too. But however superior the Focal Be tweeter, it's basically a dome tweeter. And the mids are still 2 6.5" cones crossed at 2kHz. My Genesis VI mid is much lighter and faster, the circular ribbons too. And 3 light 8" with motion feedback are faster and tighter than 1 big 13". However strong the magnetic field with the electro magnets. I don't know much about the Mc Intosh amplification but, although excellent, there was simply to much of it (components I mean). And the monoblock power-amplifiers were transistor. Which I don't like. Although the better the amplification the more tube-, transistor- and chipamps converge, I still prefer tubes for their openness, clarity (sound) and (technical) simplicity.

Almost forgot: I didn't like the other system really that much. A system of KEF Blade, Naim amplification and Well Tempered TT/ Dynavector (XV? can't fault that TT!!!). I just can't seem to like the Naim sound. And I don't like the KEF uni-Q system. Again: basically a dome-tweeter, a slight trumpet sound and betting on the same horse again. Refining, refining and refining to infinity with unobtainium won't get you anywhere if you keep sticking to the same old unguided guns. Sometimes starting from scratch is the best option. But scary and full of risk to your 60y old business with dito engineers.

So what am I saying with all this? Even with modest means (I am not rich at all) and a keen open mind you can put together a very good system with 2ndH and (modded) Chinese parts that can challenge the best systems.

My rant for today. Don't take it too seriously, be happy. cool.gif
Edited by ]eep - 10/11/13 at 7:44pm
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So what am I saying with all this? Even with modest means (I am not rich at all) and a keen open mind you can put together a very good system with 2ndH and (modded) Chinese parts that can challenge the best systems.

My rant for today. Don't take it too seriously, be happy. cool.gif

 

I so agree with you jeep! (Also about Star Wars!  :D ) The expensive systems can be matched for much less money. I'll give up the Snob appeal and keep the cash in my wallet while I enjoy great sound.

 

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Lookin' good!

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I was listening to my Traveler and HD 700s last night. Quite nice. Sonata to Soundsmith to Mjolnir.

One of those smily_headphones1.gif nights.
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Isn't the Mjolnir balanced only?  What cable did you use for the HD700?

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Yep, balanced only. I read that HD 477 and HD 497 models use the same mono plugs as the 700. It's a pretty thin cable and it was around $20. I added a ~$5 Neutrik 4 pin XLR to that. Cheap enough to try. So single ended from Soundsmith to Mjolnir and balanced out to HD 700.
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I humbly ask for advice if I may. Complete noob here. There are two turntables for sale locally. A Thorens td-280 and a Luxman td-284. Given that the condition is about the same which is the better choice. 

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I would go with the Luxman.  Its better looking!  Thats the most important thing at that level.  If you want better sound... carts, phonostages, amps, hps, speakers, cables, record cleaner, etc etc etc oh and don't forget room treatments!

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I humbly ask for advice if I may. Complete noob here. There are two turntables for sale locally. A Thorens td-280 and a Luxman td-284. Given that the condition is about the same which is the better choice. 

Thorens TD-280 is a fair cut below their 12X, 14X and 16X tables. Luxman PD-284 is a direct drive table. I have no experience with Luxman tables, what I could "decipher" from the reviews decades past, was that their speed stability was not as good as advertised. Still quite good and if I had to choose, I would go with Luxman. If the Thorens model started with 1 - ....

 

It is not so much which machine you use but how well it is adjusted. There is lots of good info and advice in the Turntable Setup thread - do yourself a favour and read it trough, might save lots of time and $$$.

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Reading through it now. Thanks guys!!

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