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Wow, nice picture of your turntable.

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Did any of you guys do this before you had a turntable?
Yeh, but that was Kim Wilde - Select. In 1982. But I had my fathers TT to play it on.
At least now you have a legitimate reason to d/l it for the while being. biggrin.gif

Talking about Technics (oh I'm not done yet with those arms rolleyes.gif)... Technics is back!
Roomset_1.jpg.648x460_q85.jpg
Yes I see there's no TT in that picture, but according to Hifi+ there's a 'direct drive elephant' in the room. I don't see it though. cool.gif

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Back to the elephant...
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The move toward high-resolution ... potentially adds further legitimacy to the ‘there’s more to music than iTunes’ cause, and the company linking itself so early in the story with 7 Music is a sign Technics means business here. But I can’t help feel this lacks the ‘hook’ required to grab the attention of a more mainstream buyer today.
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Back to that ‘hook’. Technics as a brand has one significant ‘hook’ in its back catalogue; the SL-1200 and subsequent direct drive turntables in that series. Although the SL-1210 turntable has been discontinued for four years, it manages to retain a loyal following. That’s some considerable understatement; the online following for this turntable is so profoundly loyal to the ‘Techie’, many will brook no criticism of the design. In fact, so powerful is this group that the word ‘Technics’ is virtually synonymous with the SL-1210. And Technics simply cannot make them anymore, because of tooling costs and unavailable parts. I suspect Technics may find itself trying to explain that it now makes digital audio, in perhaps the same way the Hoover Corporation tries to explain that it also makes washing machines and steam irons.
So, it seems there is no elephant, but this explains (maybe) the DG picture with the SL1200. Just maybe there is something going on in the background? they can only spread rumours about but cannot show in public? (an official ad or mention on either official website). So they use Facebook (?) to 'massage' the masses. All just speculation on my part. But this is how the world works nowadays...
(all the 'evidence' in the MH17 case pointing to the Russians was posted on facebook and youtube rolleyes.gif).
Edited by ]eep - 11/25/14 at 9:00am
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Yeh, but that was Kim Wilde - Select. In 1982. But I had my fathers TT to play it on.
At least now you have a legitimate reason to d/l it for the while being. biggrin.gif

Talking about Technics (oh I'm not done yet with those arms rolleyes.gif)... Technics is back!
Roomset_1.jpg.648x460_q85.jpg
Yes I see there's no TT in that picture, but according to Hifi+ there's a 'direct drive elephant' in the room. I don't see it though. cool.gif (I'm still reading the article).

I did post "Technics news" in http://www.head-fi.org/t/537704/calling-all-vintage-integrated-receiver-owners/13740#post_11073853

post # 13744. I have not been so excited/overjoyed about anything audio since - forever ?

( Ritual Needle Dance to persude Technics to reintroduce up to date versions of their top EPCs - anyone care joining ?)

 

And no, I am not done with those arms either - far from it - just "sharpening the knife" for the forthcoming recording, arm thing it is kind of on "standby". Funny thing - there ARE exactly the same solutions applicable to turntables and recording, this time I will use one of them for the recording first - which is a first, normally it is the other way around.

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Well Im not sure if I can find a download because I don't think they are popular enough and the LP is a combination of 2 of their albums. I got it because there were only 300 made which is the wrong reason, but I did like what I was able to find on youtube. It's Sleepy Eyes of Death - Dark/Horizon. Hey at least its a double green marble set so its pretty to look at. Anyways during one of my sad daily google searches for "turntable giveaway" I came across this so I thought Id post it since this is a picture thread. ;)

 

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Maybe I can't get exited that easily, or it's just the wrong thing. What's the use of VU-meters on an amp? Afraid you might blow up your speakers? Typical transistor (Class-B) fault. You have to cranck the amp up to make it sound good, and just when you reach that point your speakers are 'woof'ers... (referring to the sound of fried voicecoil). As the article already said: "From a technical perspective, I’m not convinced that a large 150W per channel chassis with huge VU meters is needed for what is basically a Class D amplifier design, although Technics insist the technology is more complex than a quick scan of the specifications suggests.".
This, again, is the sort of bells and whistles that i liked as a kid when I didn't know the first thing about soundquality. I just liked the promise of high-tech which had the reassuring hypnotism of all the blinking lights. Sure, I know what vu-meters are for, from recording from the radio, and later from sitting behind a PA-console balancing all the mics and making sure theres clipping or feedback (easier to identify the culprit). But for an amp... for letting me know there is something being amplified that I can't hear?

Similarly on other products, I later found out that the hightech way is not always the best way or my way. Engineering is not always about being able to use the best materials or correcting for everything. It starts with thinking about: what is it what I want. What do I need is secondary. It is making the best of what you can use. When you've got that down to an art, better materials will give you a new lease but will never be an excuse to not keep thinking about fundamentals. And that will always be 'what is the best compromise to get the endresult that I want?' And for that you need vision, creativity, a healthy worldview and good workethics. I don't usually associate corporate ethics with good ethics in general.

I was looking for a picture of Acoustic Signature's new WOW XL turntable icw the Funk FXR-II tonearm arm how I ended up at the Hifi+ website. This arm is on my shortlist, but unfortunately so is money...


This arm is based originally on the Rega RB300. But better in many ways, better than any arm, they say (backed up by measurements and graphs). It measures resonance peaks only 3dB. And it's simply (...) beautiful. And it is red.
Another TT .. on the same list but same problem...

So I'm glad to 'settle' for this one.


I wanted to show a picture of the new WOW-XL which is bigger, bolder, heavier but also clunckier big brother to the first AS Wow. A bit less refined. The platter is thicker (35mm) with 10mm extra solid slab of Alu on the base. A bit less sleek 'budget'look.



Edited by ]eep - 11/25/14 at 12:39pm
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I enjoy my bells and whistles.

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If you like bells and whistles, I have some nice bagpipe music for you too. biggrin.gif

I think I prefer innovation and out of the box thinking. You can leave that to the folks at Funk Firm.

Their new youngling. Some features that are simply 'not done', but work very well.
Edited by ]eep - 11/25/14 at 12:56pm
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If you like bells and whistles, I have some nice bagpipe music for you too. biggrin.gif

I think I prefer innovation and out of the box thinking. You can leave that to the folks at Funk Firm.

Their new youngling. Some features that are simply 'not done', but work very well.

I thought we were talking about VU meters on an amp.  My apologies.

 

But, as I wrote, I like bells and whistles.  It's almost as if bells and whistles exclude good hi-fi, except, it doesn't.

 

AppleMark

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If you like bells and whistles, I have some nice bagpipe music for you too. biggrin.gif

I think I prefer innovation and out of the box thinking. You can leave that to the folks at Funk Firm.

Their new youngling. Some features that are simply 'not done', but work very well.

Funk Firm is one of the most interesting firms involved in analog today. They do bark up the right tree, but are sometimes a bit clumsy about it. The catastrophe of this photo of Flamenca is the use of plain felt mat - their own Achromat mat would  bring it to quite another level, certainly more so than the difference between plain felt mat and Achromat. Here The Absolute Sound's take on Flamenca :  http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/funk-firm-flamenca-turntable.

 

There are other "toneaems" that actually are pick-up arms without the "tone" - Audiomeca Septum is the first to spring to mind. Although Funk Firm FX-RII is no doubt a great tonearm  pick-up arm, before shelling out the cash I suggest reading http://www.tnt-audio.com/sorgenti/belladonna3_e.html . I have heard an earlier  unipivot of Pierre Lurne, but never a Septum; it is rare and getting  demo prior to purchase may prove really hard to get. I am not sure if it is still in production or not - but based on few reports that are out there it must really be an awesome sounding tonearm  pick-up arm. Phantom MK"latest/greatest" might be in a similar league, but only a direct comparison on the same table with the same type of cartridge mounted on both can really give the answer. 

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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post
 

I thought we were talking about VU meters on an amp.  My apologies.

 

But, as I wrote, I like bells and whistles.  It's almost as if bells and whistles exclude good hi-fi, except, it doesn't.

 

AppleMark

Don't you boys have any nice black records ? Just kidding, I like this pic.

 

Since I have zero/nada/nichts in picture disc department, I made a colossal mistake by forgetting to bid on this one the first time it appeared for sale - there were no offers :

 

 

SAS AIRLINES PICTURE-DISC The Cliff Adams Singers CARAVELLE SAMBA 1960s

 

Round two sparked a bidding war beyond what I was prepared to pay.  It was obviously not meant to be. I still, besides being a 4-5 years old, remember to this day the first touchdown of a jet powered Caravelle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sud_Aviation_Caravelle at the what was then called Airport Brnik - so, besides this one was in "wrong" livery ( the real one was from JAT, Jugoslovenski Aerotransport ), rare opportunity missed like this really hurts.

 

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Yes well, bidding... don't get me started. Just now 5 minutes ago I thought I had 2 Japanese albums, just 2 minutes to go highest and first bidder... I thought I had an automatic bid but maybe forgot to push 'enter'. Lost it.. Japanese Columbia SAX YRX 1006 12,50! mad.gif

Edited by ]eep - 11/26/14 at 9:55am
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Yes well, bidding... don't get me started. Just now 5 minutes ago I thought I had 2 Japanese albums, just 2 minutes to go highest and first bidder... I thought I had an automatic bid but maybe forgot to push 'enter'. Lost it.. Japanese Columbia SAX YRX 1006 12,50! mad.gif

:( 


Edited by analogsurviver - 11/26/14 at 12:09pm
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Don't mean to seem spammy, but since you mention picture vinyl have you guys heard of kitwith.us?

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Don't mean to seem spammy, but since you mention picture vinyl have you guys heard of kitwith.us?

Cute :happy_face1: - too bad it is for me on the wrong continent for the mail to be reasonable.

 

Mind sharing a few pics of the actual postcard records ?

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Funny thing is I just learned about it because they are part of a big giveaway The Nerdist is doing. Lots of vinyl stuff in there! I was surprised their homepage didn't have any examples. Makes me think of the flimsy record that I got in a cereal box. Was also wondering if anyone here was doing Vinyl Me Please. I think I would rather choose my own LPs but they have had some interesting stuff and they have prizes I guess. I'm going to be stuck with $1-8 thrift store and used deals if I ever get a TT set up. :)

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