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post #4471 of 4481

Gotcha.

 

I spent too many years with an Oracle TT.  No more springs for me.

post #4472 of 4481

Damn, Oracles are pretty, though.

post #4473 of 4481

You get over that.:smile:

post #4474 of 4481
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Originally Posted by bbophead View Post
 

You get over that.:smile:

 

I have wondered why I don't see more of them in people's systems... Was it unreliable, or sound issues, or just finicky with setup as I've been experiencing with the Michell?

post #4475 of 4481

Naw, it worked just fine.  But  getting the springs to talk to each other was a rather large PIA.  It became tiresome to me.  The older I get, the less dicking around is desired.  So, Rega.

post #4476 of 4481

Ah, yes. I started out with a Rega P2. Sounded great with a kludged mat. Went to a Technics after that for the sake of speed accuracy, discovered that the sound wasn't as good (later realizing that the stock arm, sorbothane domes, and not-so-rigid shelf setup were all likely problems), so sold that and got the TecnoDec. The TecnoDec has way better sound, a platter and bearing that likely rival the Groovetracer stuff without having to mod anything, and the ability to actually change the speed (Regas always run way fast). Now that I've spent all the time tuning the setup of the TecnoDec, I'm getting annoyed with the difficulty in getting reliable speed accuracy. Doh.

 

That said, I believe you can actually use the Phoenix Engineering Falcon and Roadrunner with Regas, depending on what motor you have, so you could easily have flawless speed AND marvelous sound all at once. I'm kind of jealous. :)

post #4477 of 4481
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Originally Posted by Packgrog View Post
 

Ah, yes. I started out with a Rega P2. Sounded great with a kludged mat. Went to a Technics after that for the sake of speed accuracy, discovered that the sound wasn't as good (later realizing that the stock arm, sorbothane domes, and not-so-rigid shelf setup were all likely problems), so sold that and got the TecnoDec. The TecnoDec has way better sound, a platter and bearing that likely rival the Groovetracer stuff without having to mod anything, and the ability to actually change the speed (Regas always run way fast). Now that I've spent all the time tuning the setup of the TecnoDec, I'm getting annoyed with the difficulty in getting reliable speed accuracy. Doh.

 

That said, I believe you can actually use the Phoenix Engineering Falcon and Roadrunner with Regas, depending on what motor you have, so you could easily have flawless speed AND marvelous sound all at once. I'm kind of jealous. :)


Yeah, popped for a Falcon recently.  Too underpowered (ran really hot) so exchanged it for an Eagle.  Works fine.  Maybe I'll get the tach next.

post #4478 of 4481

I know a couple of people running VPI decks with the Eagle/Roadrunner. Excellent power stability and reliable, essentially exact & stable speed, with the sound benefits of a belt drive. I'm jealous. :) Just not in the cards for me.

post #4479 of 4481

So is the Phoenix Engineering speedbox compatible with all/most AC motor turntables? I never knew such a thing exists. How does it work, does it get feedback from the motor or the electronics in the turntable?

 

Asking because my turntable speed fluctuates. Its really old, and the electronics might have gone bad. The turntable is a Telefunken S500.

post #4480 of 4481

Read up:  http://phoenix-engr.com/#!/page_products

post #4481 of 4481

Well, it seems that turntables with internal power supplies are a no-go then :(

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