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post #2611 of 3690
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Originally Posted by ]eep View Post


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About the support for the Rega: there is more than one way to skin a cat (strategies). But there is only one theory. In building construction it is called foundation technique. Foundation technique is all about distribution of stress, frequencies, mass and decoupling. If you suspend a 5kg mass on another 5kg mass once 1 is in resonance the other will follow. If you suspend a 5kg mass on a 50kg mass it will move with the same low frequency. If you suspend a 50kg mass on a 5 kg mass it will likely not move. And by suspend I mean springloaded with shockabsorbers.

There is a contradiction in above story. The Rega wall 'shelf' is actually coupled to a very heavy mass... the wall it is attached to. wink.gif You can do the same with a pair of heavy duty (=triangular) wall brackets ($10 total) and something to level with.

The trick is to think about what you are doing, and just like I said: it is important to have a very different mass from the TT body itself. The Ikea-table is the other side of the scale (lighter vs heavier). I wouldn't use that on a wooden floor. It transfers all energy straight up into the arm. Every problem asks for a different solution.
The Ikea Lack table was actually promoted by Linn as the ideal stand for the LP12.

Wow, that is one beautiful cartridge!

 

The point I was making is that there is more than one theory as to how to isolate a Rega.

Some Rega users swear by a light, rigid platform instead of marble, just as I believe some owners of heavy plinth TTs like using a marble platform ie. heavy with heavy.

Most 'designed for Rega' platforms are acrylic with isolating feet.

My conclusion is that each solves it's own problem and might well create others.

I changed the feet on my Rega and now just use it on a heavy bookcase with no other isolation. Works just as well as with my acrylic platform...

 

The wall mounting is altogether different so it is really not a contradiction. It is designed to physically separate the TT from floor vibration, instead of provide a barrier between.

Yes one can make a DIY shelf, but to be really effective you'd want to weld in some cross bracings so your shelf and screws isn't providing the structural rigidity.

The Rega design (or any with a welded cross brace) is an improvement over basic wall brackets and screwed in shelf. 

I'd buy a used Rega shelf from someone who decided they can't deal with a TT hanging on their living room wall.

 

I never heard of the Lack with the LP12. I only see the reference all over the UK Rega forums. Again I was only pointing out this other path, not promoting it.

 

Did I mention how beautiful your Koetsu is?

:beerchug: 

post #2612 of 3690
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Originally Posted by Delirious Lab View Post
 

This is very modest compared to what some of you have posted... but it's what I've got and it's making me 95% happy so far.  Technics SL-20.

 

 

Question: For the remaining 5% of happiness that I'm missing, is there a cartridge under $100 that would allow me to hear Birgit Nilsson's shrieking Wagner without distortion?  Or do I just have to wait until wife & wallet allow me to upgrade to a better TT?

Mmmm - Birgit Nillson. I have her singing some Mahler, can not think which one right off the bat.

 

But it is an expensive taste for cartridges. Perhaps some NOS vintage - but you have to be lucky. Will check ebay later today if there is anything useful for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

there

post #2613 of 3690
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Originally Posted by analogsurviver View Post
 

Mmmm - Birgit Nillson. I have her singing some Mahler, can not think which one right off the bat.

 

But it is an expensive taste for cartridges. Perhaps some NOS vintage - but you have to be lucky. Will check ebay later today if there is anything useful for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

there

Don't know of any Birgit Nilsson/Mahler recordings.  I'd like to know what you have.

post #2614 of 3690
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

 

Rega's design philosophy sounds like it shouldn't work, and it's easy to knock it if one hasn't experienced it firsthand. But once you've heard one, it's hard to go back.

 

Just like you aren't a true petrol-head until you've owned an Alfa Romeo, you're not a true vinyl-head until you've owned a Rega :D

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Yeah, both are worth listening to even if not totally dialed in!

:beerchug:

post #2616 of 3690
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post
 

Don't know of any Birgit Nilsson/Mahler recordings.  I'd like to know what you have.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6CDYxMQ_dM

 

I mistook it for Birgit Finnila ( with two dots over tha last a ), in Das lied von der Erde, Kurt Sanderling conducting Berliner-Simphonie-Orkester, on ETERNA 8 27 830. Please see current ebay listing # 300740064526. Unfortunately not listed on Discogs.

 

My apologies !


Edited by analogsurviver - 11/12/13 at 2:36am
post #2617 of 3690
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Originally Posted by mulveling View Post
 

 

As Jeep correctly deduced, it's a Koetsu Jade Platinum. Koetsu is somewhat polarizing, but I fell for their sound almost as hard as I did for Tannoys. The Canterbury SE are my 4th pair in an 8-year progression up the Tannoy line: Eyris DC3 > Dimension TD10 > Kensington SE > Canterbury SE. Had them a over year now, but finally got my system all locked-in an gelling beautifully between the Canterbury/Clearaudio/Koetsu/Rogue. Upgrading can be equal parts frustration and fun until you get everything working together nicely. 

Haha, "hollow state" -- I actually like that.

 

 

Good eye, and many thanks. I loved my previous SOTA Star table, but got hooked when a I first heard the Clearaudio Innovation Compact last winter. Very fast/resolving/dynamic sound (without being analytical, lean, or bright), and tonally neutral. Not being able to hear the Graham before ordering, I struggled with the decision between that and the Clearaudio Universal.

Sorry for late reply - busy with other things. I was "hoping" for some more exotic unheard of cart, but Koetsu is always nice. I particularly like their way of mounting the stylus to the cantilever - it ensures proper alignment nomatterwhat, for a slight penalty in mass - making Koetsus more sample to sample reliable than other brands. Invisible to most, I like it better than their cartridge body extravaganza.

 

I am interested in your comments on the SOTA Star. 

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Edited by alan_g - 11/13/13 at 11:04am
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my other turntable....linn sondek lp12

post #2620 of 3690
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Originally Posted by Jasper9395 View Post
 

Ah I see, thanks. I might get one, at 99 pounds it's not that bad in terms of price.

 

BTW does anyone have any experience with upgrading the plinth itself? The quest inspire upgrades seem to be getting some excellent reviews.

 

http://www.inspirehifi.co.uk/quest.html

Joel at Audiowood also makes custom wood plinths for Regas.

He will also install your motor/tonearm or even upgrade motor to 24V.

http://audiowood.com/gallery/rega_plinths.html

Every thing from simple:

 

...to more elaborate

 

If you are lucky enough to have a conservatory, you must get a Sound Garden

post #2621 of 3690

That last one looks like a Pro-ject..... :rolleyes:

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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post
 

That last one looks like a Pro-ject..... :rolleyes:

Well, you wouldn't do that to a Rega!

post #2623 of 3690
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Originally Posted by alan_g View Post
 

my other turntable....linn sondek lp12

Pretty.  They both look the business.

post #2624 of 3690
Well, why not? It is rather unconventional for sure. But why do we seperate technology so strickly from nature like some sort of Saruman? A strange urge to preserve thing in one state instead of going with the flow and growing. Sand in the plinth is not bad. Ok, moisture for plants is not a good idea next to your precious vinyl or exotic cartridge. Oh well... tongue.gif

But he can think up pretty cool designs too, like this one:
post #2625 of 3690
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post
 

That last one looks like a Pro-ject..... :rolleyes:


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