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Originally Posted by Twinster View Post

Can someone direct me to a thread regarding turntable setting or phono preamp matching question?  Thanks

 

Seemed like one was needed - so  I thought I would start a running thread to answer questions about turntable setup.  I hope other people will contribute, but I will monitor this thread as much as I can.  Fire away!

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/613136/turntable-setup-questions-thread-dont-start-a-new-thread-ask-your-question-here

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post #662 of 3419
Great idea Rob, subscribed.

But for now:
http://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_forum/index.php?sid=953d202ad203c5f8cd2d8a2b33d8f8b0
Edited by grokit - 6/5/12 at 10:13am
post #663 of 3419

Just got my Rega P1 in today :D Just got it set up and took some pictures!

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Hoped to take some pictures to show the stylus position. I adjusted the weight as shown in the set-up guide, and set the bias adjustment slider to around 1.75 grams, since that appears to be the tracking force on the Ortofon OM5E cartridge. Did I do this right? So excited to relisten to my collection on the new table!! atsmile.gif

post #664 of 3419
Thank you Skylab. Going to this we thread right now.
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Seemed like one was needed - so  I thought I would start a running thread to answer questions about turntable setup.  I hope other people will contribute, but I will monitor this thread as much as I can.  Fire away!

http://www.head-fi.org/t/613136/turntable-setup-questions-thread-dont-start-a-new-thread-ask-your-question-here
post #665 of 3419
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Originally Posted by Twinster View Post

Can someone direct me to a thread regarding turntable setting or phono preamp matching question?  Thanks

 

 

 

Cool to see a phono-set-up thread. The preamp choices can be daunting too. 

 

Lower output cartridges tend to have fewer windings on their coils, and/or possibly weaker magnets. In the case of a moving coil (MC) cartridge, fewer coils implies lower moving mass, which might lead to better detail.

 

 

I have only had high-out-put cartridges so when I was ready to get a phono-pre-amp asked around Head-Fi. Turns out that folks can actually describe verbally, some of the characteristics of a pre-amp. The maybe most important part is matching though. I truly feel every phono pre-amp has a different sound. 

 

In my rig I was looking for authority from my table. I wanted as much bass as I could get and maybe would even have sacrificed detail in the end. A new thread was made back in 08-09 asking for suggestions. I purchased what they recommended here. I didn't realize how good my phono pre was until I tried to better it. Everything I tried sounded like FM radio. 

 

In the end I truly wonder if there could even be a guide to phono-pre-amps? There will be legendary match-ups of two products that help each to shine. You also have how each products matches up to the amp and headphones, not to mention how each member here is looking for a particular sound signature in the end, with some looking for pure detail and some looking for euphoric color.

post #666 of 3419
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Originally Posted by ashbeowulf View Post

Just got my Rega P1 in today :D Just got it set up and took some pictures!

 

Hoped to take some pictures to show the stylus position. I adjusted the weight as shown in the set-up guide, and set the bias adjustment slider to around 1.75 grams, since that appears to be the tracking force on the Ortofon OM5E cartridge. Did I do this right? So excited to relisten to my collection on the new table!! atsmile.gif

 

Congratulations - sharp looking table and nice photos too.

 

It's not really possible to judge correct stylus position from photos - did the stylus come pre-mounted? If 1.75 g is the tracking force recommended by Ortofon then that should be fine. You may want to consider buying a stylus gauge as I found using the dial on my Rega alone to not be very accurate. From my limited experimentation I found the anti-skate to not make a lot of difference, unless set in extreme positions.

post #667 of 3419
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Just got my Rega P1 in today :D Just got it set up and took some pictures!

 

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Absolutely beautiful smily_headphones1.gif

post #668 of 3419
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Originally Posted by ashbeowulf View Post

Just got my Rega P1 in today :D Just got it set up and took some pictures!

 

Hoped to take some pictures to show the stylus position. I adjusted the weight as shown in the set-up guide, and set the bias adjustment slider to around 1.75 grams, since that appears to be the tracking force on the Ortofon OM5E cartridge. Did I do this right? So excited to relisten to my collection on the new table!! atsmile.gif

Is that a stock platter? looks pretty thick. congrats on your purchase!

post #669 of 3419
Stock mdf platter! smily_headphones1.gif It didn't even look like mdf honestly. So slick. Ordered it off audiogon from someone there and it's like new. Thinking of getting a different mat for the platter though instead of the felt one that came with it. Any suggestions?

Edit: can't begin to describe how much better the stock Ortofon cartridge is on this thing than the awful awful p-mount AT cartridge on the Technics table I was using previously. That thing must have been shredding the grooves. The ortofon glides so smoothly in the grooves that there is hardly any hiss or pop in the playback at all. Very very pleased with my purchase!
Edited by ashbeowulf - 6/6/12 at 8:04pm
post #670 of 3419
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Originally Posted by ashbeowulf View Post

Stock mdf platter! smily_headphones1.gif It didn't even look like mdf honestly. So slick. Ordered it off audiogon from someone there and it's like new. Thinking of getting a different mat for the platter though instead of the felt one that came with it. Any suggestions?

I'm using Herbie's Way Excellent mat with good results. Best part is that it doesn't stick to the vinyl when changing records. YMMV.

post #671 of 3419
I wouldn't wan't to deprive you ppl from some pretty pictures, so here's my new rig

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It's a 2ndH Clearaudio Performance with a Kiseki Blue (rev vdHul needle)
The KIseki came free with my previous TT; Pro-ject Perspective. That has a Dynavector Karat D17MKII
The Dynavector is the better cart, dynamics and tracking, but the Kiseki just sounds beautifull icw the Clearaudio.
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I Love How Clean This Vinyl Is It Is Wonderfull :)

post #673 of 3419

beautiful in an almost Steampunk sort of way.

 

I poked around today and found out my dad has a Yamaha TT-230, worth getting a new stylus? or just scrap it for a Project Debut carbon

post #674 of 3419
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I Love How Clean This Vinyl Is It Is Wonderfull smily_headphones1.gif

I'm just meticulous about handling my records. Something I learned in the old days. Never touch the vinyl, only the side and the label.
I don't even have a recordcleaner (yet). You can always tell which ones are my own and the ones I bought 2ndH.

FYI: the record is a 180g pressing on quiex vinyl of Peter Gabriel - Up.
post #675 of 3419

LP shiny disc.JPGphoto (3).JPG

 

Here are some pics of my VPI Scoutmaster set up - was messing with a picture editing app on the phone :)

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