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post #2551 of 3416
If they have a Pioneer PL-530, 550, or 570, and it's working well, that would be a nice match for your other gear, and those are nice TTs.

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post #2552 of 3416

Thanks Rob. They do have a pl-530. I'll plan to go down tomorrow if possible and give it a good once over. 

 

 

Edit..also a 570


Edited by MattTCG - 11/6/13 at 2:59pm
post #2553 of 3416
I like the 570 better, myself. But check those two out. Either one, if fully working, is a snap to set up with just a little bit of effort. But wouldn't the shop install a decent cartridge for you when you buy it? Or is it not an audio shop?
post #2554 of 3416

Not sure about the quality of services there but I'll give them shakedown tomorrow. 

post #2555 of 3416
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Originally Posted by analogsurviver View Post
 
 

Well, if you want to learn to swim, you (usually) have to get wet ...

 

If you start with anything reasonable priced - and even if you break something along the way - not too much damage done. You can learn on inexpensive equipment the basics almost as well as on ultra high end gear - where thought of breaking the cart in the 5 figures really is not for the faint at heart.

 

A practical advice from a British reviewer : " ..... I mounted XY cartridge perfectly in 2 hours when sober  - and in 15 minutes after a good shot of scotch ...."

:D

 

Great for the kitchen too!

post #2556 of 3416

 

Speaking of PLC's 

 

plc 590

post #2557 of 3416

What happened to the "From the Cube" series??!?! 

post #2558 of 3416
Mark that's a beauty!!!!!!
post #2559 of 3416
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What happened to the "From the Cube" series??!?! 

I *guess* I decided to digest those LP Private style first. 

 

Although I do enjoy chatting about several different recordings of the same work ( in those cube there were plenty examples of those...), I would like to point out that first they have to be:

 

1. Scout listened using low cost but still good quality cart - for any "boobytraps" that might threaten damage to $$$ cart. I did find one ... so far.

2. In case of double/multiple recordings of the same work, at least semi-decent opinion regarding  performances must be formed

3. Music does take time to sink in - you can not force it. Ever got 77 (cube) plus 27 ( scout cube ) LPs within a month ?

4. I have to work. This is the most intensive time for recordings yet. Listening to LPs is a luxury I can ill afford at the time - in the summer, where there is      (next to ) zero activity in recording, I can be prone to ooch and aach about performance quality, about recording quality, about mastering quality, about pressing quality, etc - but at the moment it is not possible with the attention this record collection from the Cube and its late owner deserve - he must have been dedicated music lover. I value and respect that and do not want to take it lightly.

 

So - to be continued

post #2560 of 3416
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Mark that's a beauty!!!!!!


Thanks, not in my main rig but at my flat (vintage setup) needs a much better arm to do it justice! I've owned two but sold the first like a fool!

 

 

post #2561 of 3416
I was curious about those Pioneer TT's. From a picture it looks nice and capable. But when I found this picture it reveals a stark truth. It says little about the functionality but much about marketing (and lack of engineering pride?).


This triggers some personal emotion for me, it makes me sad. No pride of ownership, aging people in old houses falling apart full of old junk.

So, for contrast: Pioneer PLC-590 with a Stanton 681EEE on an Infinity Blackwidow tonearm biggrin.gif
post #2562 of 3416
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Originally Posted by ]eep View Post

I was curious about those Pioneer TT's. From a picture it looks nice and capable. But when I found this picture it reveals a stark truth. It says little about the functionality but much about marketing (and lack of engineering pride?).


This triggers some personal emotion for me, it makes me sad. No pride of ownership, aging people in old houses falling apart full of old junk.
 

 

The original vinyl veneer looked very nice back in the day, but it often hasn't held up well.

 

However, here is MY PL-570, same TT as above, but with a real walnut veneer:

 

post #2563 of 3416
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So, for contrast: Pioneer PLC-590 with a Stanton 681EEE on an Infinity Blackwidow tonearm biggrin.gif

 

First thought that entered my mind: Is the lowly Stanton 681 worthy of being mounted on such an arm? (I had the 680 EE on my PL-518, and I wasn't impressed with it).

post #2564 of 3416
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First thought that entered my mind: Is the lowly Stanton 681 worthy of being mounted on such an arm? (I had the 680 EE on my PL-518, and I wasn't impressed with it).

IIRC very few cartridges work well on that super low mass arm, but don't recall if that Stanton was one of them...

post #2565 of 3416

Checked vinylengine, and yes the 681EEE is a high-compliance cart, best for tonearms in the 4 gram to 16 gram range according to the chart. My mistake.

 

The Ortofon OM40 might be a good match as well.

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