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post #3301 of 4088

Been okay Cee.  All good.  Taking it easy.  Sadly, haven't spun vinyl in a while, but that's neither hee nor thee.  

 

:beerchug: 

post #3302 of 4088
A Pink Triangle. Wow, had not seen one of those for years and years. Way back when I listened to a Pt verses a Linn Sondek LP12. The PT was better in every way and I bought it, never to be sorry about that decision. The PT folks, who had a sense of humor to say the least, used to talk about coming out with a junior version of their table called the "Little Pink 12".
Man I wish I still had that table.
post #3303 of 4088

I've made some minor improvements to my 1210 MK2, that I bought used about three years ago.

 

First I installed the dust cover hinges, which before I started seemed like a real hassle (I had never opened up my turntable before), but later turned out to be quite easy, thanks to a very helpful step by step guide I found. After all these years I think I should really have used a dust cover from the beginning! 

 

Then I replaced the audio cables with some "decent" ones. As in undamaged, because that's what they first were when I bought my turntable from the previous owner! The sound was decent before, but as I notice now it seems as if the background noise is much lower, probably the damaged connection picked up some noise. 

 

I also did the self-grounding mod, but it turns out my phono pre-amp didn't really like that, so I undid that immediately.

 

And I got an original 6 mm rubber mat. Much better than a slipmat that would stick to my LP's every time due to built up static.

 

 

 

I'm really happy with the result! These improvements didn't cost me that much, but I'd say overall the sound quality has improved, my turntable is cleaner and will be dust free from now on.

post #3304 of 4088
I also have sl1210 mk II, and pp2i phono. I have absolutely zero noise, and that could be because pp2i gets its power supply directly from t744's 240V out and not from main. I also connected their grounds with supplied cable. Truly, as for analogue chain, this lack of noise is pretty amazing!

I presume you use power amp after phono. Does it have 240V output so that you could plug your phono to it?
post #3305 of 4088

Nope, my phono pre-amp is connected to a mains socket, and an adaptor supplies it with 12 V. I connect its line-out to either my headphone amplifier, or active speakers, depending on the situation.

 

Honestly the noise level is inaudible for normal listening volume levels. I remember yesterday when I was finished soldering the cables and putting everything back together and spinning the first LP, I was waiting for the music to play and I turned up the volume on my headphone amp, and I didn't hear anything for a couple of seconds so I turned up the volume and suddenly it started and caught me by surprise. I was quite shocked as I had turned up the volume quite a bit, but what a pleasant surprise that was! Also considering it was one of my favorite albums that I have played a lot, and it still sounds so good. 

 

Perhaps the rubber mat also has something to do with lowering the noise floor.

 

One thing I did notice is that with the dust cover all the way down, the mechanical vibration from the turntable seems to get amplified. It's just barely audible when it's totally quiet around the house. Can be fixed by either lifting it just a bit, or putting something heavy on top of it.

post #3306 of 4088
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Originally Posted by RazorJack View Post

I'm really happy with the result! These improvements didn't cost me that much, but I'd say overall the sound quality has improved, my turntable is cleaner and will be dust free from now on.

Congratulations on the re-discovery.

 

I keep trying to find something wrong with the PP2i.  Can't, and it's dead quiet.

post #3307 of 4088
Thread Starter 

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), default quality

 

The NAD USB looks like a cool dac


Edited by Redcarmoose - 7/11/14 at 8:49pm
post #3308 of 4088

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My VPI Classic 3.

post #3309 of 4088

Beautiful table!

 

Is that an Ortofon you're running?  Couldn't make it out.

post #3310 of 4088
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Beautiful table!

Is that an Ortofon you're running?  Couldn't make it out.

Thanks!

Yes, it's an Ortofon Cadenza Bronze.

The picture is a bit dark, should have used the flash.
post #3311 of 4088
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Thanks!

Yes, it's an Ortofon Cadenza Bronze.

The picture is a bit dark, should have used the flash.

:thumb: Nice table by the way and no worries. Simply reboot reshoot & repost. But if you're rolling in the darkroom with film, then...:rolleyes:

post #3312 of 4088
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smiley_thumb.gif Nice table by the way and no worries. Simply reboot reshoot & repost. But if you're rolling in the darkroom with film, then...rolleyes.gif

I shot the picture with a digital camera. I still have a film camera, haven't used it in long time though, (giving away my age now).wink.gif
post #3313 of 4088

Can't wait to see the revised pix! 

post #3314 of 4088

While we're waiting .............

 

Here's what the postman brought me today.

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

Brand new bop from Joey D, Bobby Hutcherson, Dave Sanborn and Billy Hart.  Of course it's digital but it's cool to have Joey on vinyl although why they spread 43' over four sides at 33 rpm is mystifying.

post #3315 of 4088
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post
 

While we're waiting .............

 

Here's what the postman brought me today.

 

Brand new bop from Joey D, Bobby Hutcherson, Dave Sanborn and Billy Hart.  Of course it's digital but it's cool to have Joey on vinyl although why they spread 43' over four sides at 33 rpm is mystifying.

Talk about fantasic fotos!!!

 

The spread: it's been said grooves on the records inner circle is of lower quality playback than the outer grooves. They spread 'em out so all tracks get the good real estate! :normal_smile :

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