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post #901 of 3742

I really love the look and sound of the Eddie Current Transcription Amp (phono stage).

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Edited by Clayton SF - 11/9/12 at 6:55am
post #902 of 3742

I love that CD player (can I say that in here?). 

 

You need to make a fake tonearm and cart for it!  Hah!

post #903 of 3742

What player is that?

post #904 of 3742

Sorry I got it wrong, and I knew it.  It's a transport.  47 Labs.

 

http://www.sakurasystems.com/products/shigacd.html

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Very nice gear. Nice FU29 tube amp, nice Shigaraki drive + DAC. But dude, you need to spend a little less on audio and more on furniture. rolleyes.gif Life's not only about choices but also balance.
post #906 of 3742
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Originally Posted by " 
eep" url="/t/549616/post-a-photograph-of-your-turntable/900#post_8855501"]Very nice gear. Nice FU29 tube amp, nice Shigaraki drive + DAC. But dude, you need to spend a little less on audio and more on furniture. rolleyes.gif Life's not only about choices but also balance.

I'm fine with owning Ikea stuff til the day I die with the exception of a few pieces (like my chair). If it looks even remotely decent and functions as the furniture should, it's fine.
post #907 of 3742
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I'm fine with owning Ikea stuff til the day I die

This is one of the most profoundly sad statements I've ever read on head-fi.
post #908 of 3742

Eh. I guess I should have put 'If I have to.'

 

My point was that until my rig is 'done' I'm fine with owning cheap stuff. I don't think it's about balanced, it's about acceptance. Accepting the fact that you might not need that next awesome CD player and buying some nicer furniture instead. 

 

For me, I own almost all Ikea furniture. Why? Because I still want a better digital source, a TH900 with a decent amp for it, and a better vinyl rig. Not to mention a speaker rig, too.

 

All of that will come before the Ikea stuff goes anywhere.

 

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This is one of the most profoundly sad statements I've ever read on head-fi.
post #909 of 3742

At least you have furniture. ;)

post #910 of 3742
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

Eh. I guess I should have put 'If I have to.'

My point was that until my rig is 'done' I'm fine with owning cheap stuff. I don't think it's about balanced, it's about acceptance. Accepting the fact that you might not need that next awesome CD player and buying some nicer furniture instead. 

For me, I own almost all Ikea furniture. Why? Because I still want a better digital source, a TH900 with a decent amp for it, and a better vinyl rig. Not to mention a speaker rig, too.

All of that will come before the Ikea stuff goes anywhere.

Being that I once was a college student with roommates I'm all too familiar with Ikea. I came up with a simple rule: never buy any Ikea item worth more than 200$. Oddly the cheapest Ikea stuff is dependable, the couches and all the more expensive crap fall apart within a year.

Ikea is a perfidious convenience and a lifetime of it would be a cruel sentence.
Edited by anetode - 11/10/12 at 2:04pm
post #911 of 3742

This thread I found some nice refuge from all the cans - which I normally use to set up turntables correctly with.

 

Here the pic of prototype first seen at the  Hi Fi Multimedia Show held in Ljubljana, Slovenia - last year, mid October 2011 :

 

http://www.audiodiy.org/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=601

 

It is a gravity linear arm made from a single piece of ( well seasoned ) wood, designed by Bruno Puhar. Without counterweight and propelled by the stylus alone, no servo drive of any kind. At this show, a Denon DL-103 ( some middle model, not basic 103 but not TOTL ) was fitted - and even with such a moderate cart, produced an astonishingly rock solid soundstage, with dynamics much more associated and comparable with something like Kuzma 4point pivoting arm than with the generally slightly softened slam of most other, particularly air bearing linear arm designs. My Eminent Technology ET2 air bearing linear tracking arm certainly can not compete in sheer command of the sound this arm/turntable produced.  Demonstrated on - irony of ironies - Eminent Rechnology LFT-8b planar/ribbon speakers (!). Listening to the debut recording by Anne Sophie von Otter from 80s on Proprius LP was truly a revelation - from an outstanding LP I thought I knew intimately.


Edited by analogsurviver - 11/10/12 at 6:56pm
post #912 of 3742
Oddly, the Ikea 'Lack' table was considered the best stand for the Linn Sondek LP12 for years. The 'Expedit' is IMHO the best cabinet for storing LP's.
There is nothing wrong with Ikea stuff. I've seen a lot worse that falls apart the first time you move it. Sure, there's better but they make furniture that is very practical and even looks nice. I as a carpenter find the construction well thought out and economical. The only thing I find that isn't great is the cheaper lacquer and melamine finishes. Massive wood is better, and preferably not pine but a nice real veneer is fine. I own lots of Ikea stuff and am perfectly happy with it and it looks very presentable.

I am not saying it has to be expensive but when you get some female visitors (or ppl with some kind of sense of aesthetics) ClaytonSF's interior isn't going to win hearts. wink.gif

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Analogsurvivor, how does it apply trackingforce?
While the vertical position has some advantages for the arm and its effective mass it has the same adverse disadvantages to the platterbearing. You can not make a solid stable platter this way. Just like washings machines: the ones with a vertical bearing last much, much longer.
Edited by ]eep - 11/11/12 at 5:30am
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that looks like a really good deal @60% off the price after 2y. I looked it up, the Scout including the DV20x costs $2300 and the cable looks like Nordost Heimdal @ $600. That's a pretty sweet deal! cool.gif The cable does make a difference, especially om low output MC carts. So now you have a very good and well balanced TT in one go for 1k. A year ago this was pretty much my dream TT (not that I'm doing bad, I paid double just for a cart!).
The good part about the bad part is that you can choose anything you like. If you don't have a lot of money left and would consider a tube phono stage may I recommend the Yaqin MS12B?Review on TNT. It costs $280 on Ebay and has just a bit more gain than a normal MM stage. You should just be fine with the 1.0mV. It is a preamp with 2 inputs; cd on the back and MM (RIAA) on the front and 2 outputs: 0.25V and 0.7V. It has a complement of 4 tubes: 2 12AX7 and 2 12AU7. A friend of mine has it and is really pleased with it. It's a lot better than the other budget gear from (fi) Pro-ject (which is pretty good for the money). It will be a lot better than any budget MC stage for sure.
I just bought a MS22B ($180)and I am pretty pleased with it. It won't do for you (to low output) but I've tried it with a stepup tranny and it does pretty well. I'm going to modify it later (this week?).
Just chuck the Chinese tubes (Shuguang 12AX7 sound bad) and put in some NOS ECC83 (or some nice new 12AX7) and you're off. You can even modify it later even further if you have some soldering skills (always look at the coupling caps!). I just looked it up and there a a lot of mods around on the internet on audiokarma and DIYaudio.
And my Jolida JD9 gets a good recommendation too but it's a bit more expensive ($450) and needs a few mods to fully bloom (but then it blows away the competition up to more than double to quadruple the price).


I also own the Yaqin MS12b and it is a very nice piece of kit. I love the fact it has several options to play around with. Awesome deal by the way :)


Edited by brunk - 11/11/12 at 1:59pm
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I ended up getting the Vincent PHO-8 Phono Stage. I'd had my eye on it for awhile and I've read some really positive things about it.

 

http://www.needledoctor.com/Vincent-Audio-PHO-8-Phono-Preamp

post #915 of 3742
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

I ended up getting the Vincent PHO-8 Phono Stage. I'd had my eye on it for awhile and I've read some really positive things about it.

 

http://www.needledoctor.com/Vincent-Audio-PHO-8-Phono-Preamp


Does that price include the power supply? Do you have experience with other phono pres to give us a perspective of the quality by chance?

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