Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Dedicated Source Components › Post A Photograph Of Your Turntable
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Post A Photograph Of Your Turntable - Page 56

post #826 of 3359

The Traveler is a pretty table. If I were planning on 2 tables the Traveler would probably be my second choice.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eee Pee View Post

Here's the black Traveler.  I'm much more at ease with this than the (off) blue one.

 

 

Gear mentioned in this thread:

post #827 of 3359
There is a protractor with the arm. The seller forgot to put it back in the box but he promised to send it later. I do have A Linn protractor but IIRC that has a different spindle distance. And I have a Clearaudio protractor for aligning the needle correctly.

Common sense dictates that you can put the arm anywhere as long as the distance to the spindle is right. So I visualised it rotating around that point. The motor is supposed to sit in the spare space in the corner and is perfectly happy in this place as well.

One more problem if I would swap places from what is shown in the foto is that the armlift will be on the wrong side.
post #828 of 3359
Quote:
Originally Posted by ]eep View Post

There is a protractor with the arm. The seller forgot to put it back in the box but he promised to send it later. I do have A Linn protractor but IIRC that has a different spindle distance. And I have a Clearaudio protractor for aligning the needle correctly.
Common sense dictates that you can put the arm anywhere as long as the distance to the spindle is right. So I visualised it rotating around that point. The motor is supposed to sit in the spare space in the corner and is perfectly happy in this place as well.
One more problem if I would swap places from what is shown in the foto is that the armlift will be on the wrong side.

 

Right, the key is on most turntables there is not room on the plinth anywhere other than the corners where the arm pivot can be far enough from the center to work.  I see that there is a cut-out on the side of yours, so maybe that will indeed work. 

post #829 of 3359

A Technics SL1200 MKII rescued from an abusive DJ and restored to (almost) factory standard with a new tonearm, dustcover, 45 adapter, Technics headshell and a slightly thicker than normal rubber platter mat from KAB Audio...using an AT440MLA cart and needle...

 

 

 

post #830 of 3359

Very nice, I just finished doing something pretty similar with mine!

post #831 of 3359
Quote:
Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

The Rondo cart seems like the choice to beat so far (due to the 310LP being right at 100 ohm). That Dynavector at .3 is definitely one I'll look into though it seems it's on the higher side of the budget. 

 

EDIT: My dealer recommended the Shelter 501 mkII. Reading up on it a little bit and it seems like a good buy (again stretching the budget).

 


I have not heard the Ortofon or the ZYX but I have heard the Shelter, stock Denon 103s and the Benz.  Personally I would pick the Dynavector 17D3.  It is a bitch to set up given the short and hard to see cantilever but once dialed in it is a very good cartridge.   It doesn't have massive bass although the bass is well defined. The Shelter, Benz and Denon (at least a stock one) all sound more colored and "slower" to my ears.  I think there are still some NOS Lyra Dorian and Argo i cartridges around.  IMO those would also be worth considering.


Edited by plantsman - 10/4/12 at 4:50pm
post #832 of 3359

Another pict of my Upgraded Rega P5.

Upgrades are>> Groovetracer  Ref sub platter, Groovetracer counterweight, Groovetracer Delrin platter, Lim double pulley and double white belts, RB 700 drilled through plinth and fastened by wing nuts. Cardas rewire is next just have not gotten to it yet. I also have Michell Techno Weight for my heavier cartridges.


Edited by bacobits - 10/26/12 at 4:09pm
post #833 of 3359

What were the upgrades? I always think a Rega would be on the cards for me if the Technics kicked the bucket...
 

post #834 of 3359

Got a new Soundsmith MMP3 phono stage.  Stuck it under the Traveler for stealth mode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I gotta get a real camera.

post #835 of 3359

How do you like the Grado? I'm considering one.

post #836 of 3359
Little bass heavy, smooooth through the middle and a little rolled off up top. At first I thought it was a little dull and opaque, but as the hours went by I was thinking it's just missing some glare and etch that I get from the older digital stuff I have cause it was sounding good!

Purchased in 1998, it's got some miles on it for sure. I wouldn't hesitate to replace it with another one.
post #837 of 3359

I'm going to be basically purchasing my secondary vinyl rig next week as I found a nice used VPI for a good price. 

 

Spur of the moment kind of thing...and I'm sick of being turntable-less at the moment. Slapping a cheap cart on right away but ultimately I think I might have this Grado as the end game cart for it.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eee Pee View Post

Little bass heavy, smooooth through the middle and a little rolled off up top. At first I thought it was a little dull and opaque, but as the hours went by I was thinking it's just missing some glare and etch that I get from the older digital stuff I have cause it was sounding good!
Purchased in 1998, it's got some miles on it for sure. I wouldn't hesitate to replace it with another one.
post #838 of 3359

Hey guys. I am going to get my Dad a turntable for Christmas, but I know nothing about them. He wants to be able to convert his old vinyl collection to digital. I am looking for something not too expensive, but I want to get him one that is quality also. Any suggestions?

post #839 of 3359
Quote:
Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

I found a nice used VPI

Which one, eh?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Battou62 View Post

He wants to be able to convert his old vinyl collection to digital. I am looking for something not too expensive, but I want to get him one that is quality also. Any suggestions?
http://m.computerworld.com/s/article/9136270/Review_5_USB_turntables_convert_LPs_to_MP3s
post #840 of 3359

VPI HW-19 mkII

My dealer vouches for condition so unless it's borked when delivered I'm buyin' it.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Dedicated Source Components

Gear mentioned in this thread:

Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Dedicated Source Components › Post A Photograph Of Your Turntable