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post #46 of 73
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 but at the cost of losing some of the Rega energy.

Reminds me of an earlier post... tongue_smile.gif

 

As much as new toy syndrome kicked in with the Rega RP6 for me, I want to check out the new VPI Traveler even more.  

 

Feel free to bring that set up of yours to Ohio.  biggrin.gif

post #47 of 73
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You're welcome to bring your table setup to Seattle as well. I'd love to hear what a Grado cart sounds like on a VPI table. If you're ever in the area, you're welcome to visit too, just lmk! wink_face.gif

 

I've seriously neglected headphone listening for some time now, vinyl is meant to be listened through speakers IMO.

post #48 of 73
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I've seriously neglected headphone listening for some time now, vinyl is meant to be listened through speakers IMO.

Yeah, I'm wondering how the headphone rig will sound with records.  One of the key differences I can remember between CD and vinyl on the old stereo was how 3D and dimensional the imaging and soundstage was and I'm just not sure how that will translate with headphones.  I do have a hard time getting past that difference with speakers out there in the room, compared to headphones on my head.  You simply don't get that, "in the room with you" sensation, and I really liked that part.

post #49 of 73

lp's meant for speakers only? that's not my experience at all. Sure with hedphones you're really going to hear surface noise, but along-with you still get all the natural dynamics, naturalness and realism that vinyl is known for. I wouldn't be concerned about it. I love hearing vinyl through headphones. Or anything else for that matter.

post #50 of 73
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You're right. The other night it was late, so I put on my trusty Grado HF-2's and spun some vinyl. Still sounded good. What I meant to say is that I prefer to listen with speakers (especially with tube amplification), that way I'm free to dance if I feel the need to. tongue.gif

 

I think I'm going to return the Bren1 clamp. Not doing it for me. Just gonna go without a clamp with this Rega table, sound better that way. The only way to describe it is pure musicality and dynamics. There is a lost of cohesiveness in the sound and sounds one dimensional. 

 

Gonna upgrade to either a acrylic or delrin platter in the future. But first, need to repair my Dynavector!

post #51 of 73

understood. I've been known to cut some rug myself which is why I use a short cable so I can stick the sansa slip in the pocket.  No encumberances that way.smile.gif

post #52 of 73
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Bought this gem over the weekend. I never listened to Lennon's stuff before, but have always been a fan of The Beatles and their sound. This album with Yoko Ono came out to be a nice surprise. Her style is very catchy pop beats. If I didn't know better, I probably would have thought it was a recent release because of its modern sound. I only listened to Side 1 so far but I think this has turned out to be one of my favorites so far that I picked up. Recording is excellent, staging, and great guitar riffs overlay.

 

I returned the Bren1 clamp, also sent in my Dynavector to the good soundsmith for repair. I haven't been updating a lot recently mainly because I'm waiting for some things to come in. Ordered a set of Zu Omen's. very_evil_smiley.gif

 

Also currently working on a side project. Jumped on the hype and bought myself a Playstation SCPH-1001 to use as a CD player. Planning to do some mods on that as well. It's a AWESOME player for the money and whatever they say is true, very analog almost vinyl like sound!

 

Hopefully when things come into place, I'll finally do a formal impression/review on this project and make a list of upgrades for this table. Happy listening!


Edited by SemiAudiophile - 5/14/12 at 10:46am
post #53 of 73
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Another sweet album from Santana released in the 80's. You can sort of hear it too but sounds great. My favorite has always been his Abraxas album, but I really like this one too. Not a classic but very good.

 

My Zu Omens arrived some weeks ago. They're still in the burn-in period, but it's been a blast listening to them with the vinyl rig. Good times!

post #54 of 73
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I love the look of colored vinyl. basshead.gif

post #55 of 73

How you liking everything lately?

post #56 of 73
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it's been terrific. i love the sounds of the zu omens, i made the right choice with these speakers. most important for me is tone, soundstage/imaging, and dynamics. and the omens deliver these in spades. 

 

i'm still waiting for my dynavector to get back to me. think i'm gonna pair it with one of bob's devices. really excited to see how much better it will get!

 

I finally found a non-overpriced copy of Jimi Hendrix's Experience/Electric Ladyland. Love that album and sounds so much better on vinyl.

post #57 of 73

Someone say Jimi?  1997 reissue.  I pretty much have all of them.  I think.

 

Jimi Hendrix

 

I like Axis Bold As Love.  Well, really, I like them all!

post #58 of 73
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ClaytonSF was kind enough to let me borrow his SUT. I get to play around with it for the month. Oh yeah, I got my Dynavector back. happy_face1.gif

 

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post #59 of 73

You lucky dog!  ClaytonSF seems to be a good dude.

 

But, a turntable on top of a speaker?  Should not be.

post #60 of 73
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Yeah, well I don't really have any room to put it anywhere else. I don't think it causes too much vibration (from the wall mount). I'll be moving into a bigger place soon. redface.gif


Edited by SemiAudiophile - 8/6/12 at 10:08am
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