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post #2911 of 3746
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

:eek:

:wink_face: Well, better to lose consumer goodies than human life.

Huh?

 

I LOVE jokes!

post #2912 of 3746
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post
 
 

Huh?

 

I LOVE jokes!

I was just echoing a sentiment. But I hail from a NOLA family and never joke about such matters.

post #2913 of 3746
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

I was just echoing a sentiment. But I hail from a NOLA family and never joke about such matters.

In Slovenia, we have a female pop group called Katrinas http://www.katrinas.net/skupina/ . They are quite good actually - and it was scheduled for them to give a mini tour throughout the places in the USA that do have people of Slovenian descent. 

 

The fly in the ointment was that this group's tour was preceeded , by a few days, like a week or two, by its singular namesake - the infamous Katrina. You can *guess* what would be the reception of a group with such a name after such a devastating event - the tour got cancelled.

 

Here the song Letim ( I Fly ), live version with the symphonic orchestra, to finally give the US audience, some taste what it would be like to be hit by Katrinas, plural : 

 

 


Edited by analogsurviver - 2/21/14 at 11:38pm
post #2914 of 3746

Very nice!  Thanks.

post #2915 of 3746

This photo is just a random one I pulled off the internet, since my vinyl rig is in storage back in England at the moment - the house I could afford in NYC was waaaay too small for my turntable and vinyl :(    But anyway, my modest analogue system is a Michell Gyrodec, RB300 arm, Benz H20 cartridge, Audio Alchemy VITB phono stage, Acurus DIA100 amp, B&W P4 speakers.  And one comfortable chair. 

 

post #2916 of 3746

Today I installed the Rega white belt on to the GrooveTracer sub-platter.  Haven't had a chance to listen to it yet (been futzing with power tubes) but at least it looks pretty slick.

 

AppleMark

post #2917 of 3746
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post
 

Today I installed the Rega white belt on to the GrooveTracer sub-platter.  Haven't had a chance to listen to it yet (been futzing with power tubes) but at least it looks pretty slick.

 

AppleMark

 

Are you "belt rolling?"

 

I understand that white belts add clarity and shimmer while black belts have a darker more liquid sound. For a truly uncolored/neutral sound you need to use a grey belt. I don't know this first hand, but I read it on the internet so it must be true.

post #2918 of 3746
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post
 

 

Are you "belt rolling?"

 

I understand that white belts add clarity and shimmer while black belts have a darker more liquid sound. For a truly uncolored/neutral sound you need to use a grey belt. I don't know this first hand, but I read it on the internet so it must be true.


Do you put on a red belt to make it go faster? (45 rpm)

post #2919 of 3746
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post
 

Today I installed the Rega white belt on to the GrooveTracer sub-platter.  Haven't had a chance to listen to it yet (been futzing with power tubes) but at least it looks pretty slick.

 

AppleMark

 

Are you "belt rolling?"

 

I understand that white belts add clarity and shimmer while black belts have a darker more liquid sound. For a truly uncolored/neutral sound you need to use a grey belt. I don't know this first hand, but I read it on the internet so it must be true.

:biggrin:

post #2920 of 3746
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Do you put on a red belt to make it go faster? (45 rpm)

Belts are underrated in audiophile terms. It is still pretty thin ice area, from tolerances (either consistency of thichness and/or overall "slightly" thicker or thinner, making the speed "slightly" faster or slower - necessitating at least a device like Project Speed Box - just to have the correct RPMs ..) - to elasticity and therefore dynamics of drive. Once upon a time, Void had a pretty decent belt driven TTs - the better they were, the more belts (and motors) they were using. And indeed, fresh set of belts DID improve the sound. It had an opposite effect on the wallet - changing THREE belts EVERY 6 months guaranteed nice steady income to the manufacturer - for years after the original TT was sold.

 

Better belt driven TTs ( Thorens, Linn, Well Tempered, latest Kuzma M ) use very precisely ground rubber belts - or belts out of materials that are by default high precision in every way. Lower price/quality decks that can use those high end belts usually DO get quite an improvement by using them, so belt in a belt driven TT is anything but gimmick. How much overpriced it is offered to the consumer is the decency/moral decision of the manufacturer. 

post #2921 of 3746
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post
 
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post
 

Today I installed the Rega white belt on to the GrooveTracer sub-platter.  Haven't had a chance to listen to it yet (been futzing with power tubes) but at least it looks pretty slick.

 

AppleMark

 

Are you "belt rolling?"

 

I understand that white belts add clarity and shimmer while black belts have a darker more liquid sound. For a truly uncolored/neutral sound you need to use a grey belt. I don't know this first hand, but I read it on the internet so it must be true.

The interwebs are the most trusted information pile.  I think it's the champagne color of the sound that is the white belt's biggest attribute, but, I could just be drunk.

post #2922 of 3746
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Originally Posted by Errymoose View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by palmfish View Post
 

 

Are you "belt rolling?"

 

I understand that white belts add clarity and shimmer while black belts have a darker more liquid sound. For a truly uncolored/neutral sound you need to use a grey belt. I don't know this first hand, but I read it on the internet so it must be true.


Do you put on a red belt to make it go faster? (45 rpm)

Don't need no stinking red belt.  There's a button for that.

 

AppleMark

post #2923 of 3746
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Originally Posted by analogsurviver View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Errymoose View Post
 


Do you put on a red belt to make it go faster? (45 rpm)

Belts are underrated in audiophile terms. It is still pretty thin ice area, from tolerances (either consistency of thichness and/or overall "slightly" thicker or thinner, making the speed "slightly" faster or slower - necessitating at least a device like Project Speed Box - just to have the correct RPMs ..) - to elasticity and therefore dynamics of drive. Once upon a time, Void had a pretty decent belt driven TTs - the better they were, the more belts (and motors) they were using. And indeed, fresh set of belts DID improve the sound. It had an opposite effect on the wallet - changing THREE belts EVERY 6 months guaranteed nice steady income to the manufacturer - for years after the original TT was sold.

 

Better belt driven TTs ( Thorens, Linn, Well Tempered, latest Kuzma M ) use very precisely ground rubber belts - or belts out of materials that are by default high precision in every way. Lower price/quality decks that can use those high end belts usually DO get quite an improvement by using them, so belt in a belt driven TT is anything but gimmick. How much overpriced it is offered to the consumer is the decency/moral decision of the manufacturer. 

Sounds logical.  The white belt is quite a bit thicker than stock, maybe 2X.  MSRP is a stiff $59 but I didn't pay quite that much.  I still haven't gotten around to listening, don't want to rush things, doncha know?  Must get used to looking at it.:D 

 

Edit:  I note, with pride, that the RP6 is not included in the "better belt driven TTs."  Having had suspended tables for about 50 years, Garrard, AR, Norelco, B&O, AR again and Oracle, I'm really enjoying the unfussiness of the solid Rega.:wink_face:


Edited by bbophead - 2/24/14 at 7:20am
post #2924 of 3746
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post
 

Sounds logical.  The white belt is quite a bit thicker than stock, maybe 2X.  MSRP is a stiff $59 but I didn't pay quite that much.  I still haven't gotten around to listening, don't want to rush things, doncha know?  Must get used to looking at it.:D 

 

Edit:  I note, with pride, that the RP6 is not included in the "better belt driven TTs."  Having had suspended tables for about 50 years, Garrard, AR, Norelco, B&O, AR again and Oracle, I'm really enjoying the unfussiness of the solid Rega.:wink_face:

He he, YOUR spiffed up ( with all those high precision parts, but that hardly still can be called a Rega - can it ? ) sample most likely DOES deserve to be included in the "better belt driven TT"  category :atsmile:. Seriously, I would like to hear such a wolf in a shipskin someday.

 

And yes, I do agree, all said and done, in real life unfussiness of Rega compared to suspended tables does have its appeal. On good support, it can be superb.

 

You also *might* qualify as the 1st Chairman of the International Analogue Turntable Belt Fetischist Society :evil:.

 

Pink, fluorescent , glows in the dark belt - anyone ?


Edited by analogsurviver - 2/25/14 at 2:46am
post #2925 of 3746
All this talk about belts reminds me of a tweak from back in the day, putting a little talcum powder on yr thumb and forefinger and applying it to the belt. Haven't done it in a very long time but maybe that's why I haven't needed to change the belt in my LP12 for over 20 yrs!
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