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post #2206 of 3520
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I used Heresy IIs for years and loved 'em... then again, how could I not when I paid a mere $20 for the pair? :biggrin:

At these prices, only stealing is cheaper...

post #2207 of 3520
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So..... this would be perfect

 

  

THAT is a good representation of Heresy's frequency response - but they are MUCH more alive in dynamic range sense.

post #2208 of 3520
I have Heresy 1.5 that I rebuilt with a Crites parts. They can be lots of fun with the right vintage receiver. It's my garage system.
post #2209 of 3520
Analogsurviver:

I'm about to buy a technics SL-5V (black, straight up one)
Is there anything i should know, will it be on par with my SL-7?


500th post! biggrin.gif
Edited by CH23 - 1/29/14 at 12:50pm
post #2210 of 3520

I've recently acquired myself a pioneer pl 12d in a good state. It's playing music with working element, needle etc. Nothing to complain about. In fact very happy about it. But since my marantz sr7002 doesn't have a phono connection, I am in need  for a phono pre-amp. I've been looking around at some local shops for a cheap phono pre-amp.

This is what I've found:

Behringer pp400 (20€)
NAD PP2e (120€)
Cambridge Audio Azur 640P (140€)
Musical Fidelity V90-LPS (160€)
Cambridge Audio Azur 651P (180€)

The Behringer seems to be in the same price category as my turntable was. :-) But I'm more inclined to go for the bigger builds. I know Cambridge as a name. And 180 Euro isn't that much compared to some high-end equipment. I could afford it at the moment. And if I ever upgrade at least I have that already...

But I don't know if it is a sane idea to throw that much of money at a pre-amp if I'm going to pair it with this cheap turntable. Wouldn't it be better to invest in a new element. Or a whole new turntable. I'm not planning to do that soon tbh. I would prefer first getting the player to work and built a collection of vinyl. :-)

The V90-LPS has some good reviews too. Too bad I can't go and listen to them next to each other.
So, what would you guys recommend? Other options are welcome to, but I prefer buying them locally so I can go listen to them ...

post #2211 of 3520
Thread Starter 
I don't know anything about the Behringer but the NAD I know sounds pretty good. All of the bottom four on your list are generally well regarded budget phono stages.
post #2212 of 3520

I've owned the NAD (don't know the others) and I think, for the money, it's quite good.  I'm trying the Bellari VP-130 now but I really have nothing bad to say about the NAD.

post #2213 of 3520
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Originally Posted by tjoep View Post
 

I've recently acquired myself a pioneer pl 12d in a good state. It's playing music with working element, needle etc. Nothing to complain about. In fact very happy about it. But since my marantz sr7002 doesn't have a phono connection, I am in need  for a phono pre-amp. I've been looking around at some local shops for a cheap phono pre-amp.

This is what I've found:

Behringer pp400 (20€)
NAD PP2e (120€)
Cambridge Audio Azur 640P (140€)
Musical Fidelity V90-LPS (160€)
Cambridge Audio Azur 651P (180€)

The Behringer seems to be in the same price category as my turntable was. :-) But I'm more inclined to go for the bigger builds. I know Cambridge as a name. And 180 Euro isn't that much compared to some high-end equipment. I could afford it at the moment. And if I ever upgrade at least I have that already...

But I don't know if it is a sane idea to throw that much of money at a pre-amp if I'm going to pair it with this cheap turntable. Wouldn't it be better to invest in a new element. Or a whole new turntable. I'm not planning to do that soon tbh. I would prefer first getting the player to work and built a collection of vinyl. :-)

The V90-LPS has some good reviews too. Too bad I can't go and listen to them next to each other.
So, what would you guys recommend? Other options are welcome to, but I prefer buying them locally so I can go listen to them ...

 

I am thinking you are UK based? If so keep an eye on the private classified section of "hifi wigwam" as you might find something you can go and have a listen to. Some nice kit comes up for sell. I have had quiet a few items off of the forum over the last 24 months. Your money will will go much further if buying used.

 

 

http://www.hifiwigwam.com/forumdisplay.php?25-Private-Classifieds-Please-read-announcement-at-top-of-page

post #2214 of 3520
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I have Heresy 1.5 that I rebuilt with a Crites parts. They can be lots of fun with the right vintage receiver. It's my garage system.

http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/klipsch-heresy-iii-loudspeakers-hifi-plus-71/?utm_campaign=Hi-Fi%2B+Weekly+Emails&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email-208

post #2215 of 3520
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Analogsurviver:

I'm about to buy a technics SL-5V (black, straight up one)
Is there anything i should know, will it be on par with my SL-7?

Not familiar with the SL-5V. SL-5 (normal) is a FAIR amount below SL-7 - if it is not very cheap, best avoided.

 

SL 7 is the basis for the ultimate that can be achieved trough modding of the entire SL line - but NOT the best in stock form. 

post #2216 of 3520

Personally I can say I wasn't too impressed with my Cambridge Audio Azur 651P - can't comment about the others listed (not from experience anyway). 

 

Good luck with what you go with!

 

post #2217 of 3520
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Originally Posted by JamieMcC View Post
 

 

I am thinking you are UK based? If so keep an eye on the private classified section of "hifi wigwam" as you might find something you can go and have a listen to. Some nice kit comes up for sell. I have had quiet a few items off of the forum over the last 24 months. Your money will will go much further if buying used.

 

 

http://www.hifiwigwam.com/forumdisplay.php?25-Private-Classifieds-Please-read-announcement-at-top-of-page

 

Nope, Belgium. Have been looking to classifieds here and in the Netherlands, but can't find much at the moment.

post #2218 of 3520
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Originally Posted by tjoep View Post
 

I've recently acquired myself a pioneer pl 12d in a good state. It's playing music with working element, needle etc. Nothing to complain about. In fact very happy about it. But since my marantz sr7002 doesn't have a phono connection, I am in need  for a phono pre-amp. I've been looking around at some local shops for a cheap phono pre-amp.

This is what I've found:

Behringer pp400 (20€)
NAD PP2e (120€)
Cambridge Audio Azur 640P (140€)
Musical Fidelity V90-LPS (160€)
Cambridge Audio Azur 651P (180€)

The Behringer seems to be in the same price category as my turntable was. :-) But I'm more inclined to go for the bigger builds. I know Cambridge as a name. And 180 Euro isn't that much compared to some high-end equipment. I could afford it at the moment. And if I ever upgrade at least I have that already...

But I don't know if it is a sane idea to throw that much of money at a pre-amp if I'm going to pair it with this cheap turntable. Wouldn't it be better to invest in a new element. Or a whole new turntable. I'm not planning to do that soon tbh. I would prefer first getting the player to work and built a collection of vinyl. :-)

The V90-LPS has some good reviews too. Too bad I can't go and listen to them next to each other.
So, what would you guys recommend? Other options are welcome to, but I prefer buying them locally so I can go listen to them ...


Honestly ? Having tested several I wouldn;t go with any of those listed.

 

It is going to be for a MM (Moving magnet cart) then save a lot of money and get better sound with the ART DJ Pre II. It has been tested by many and beats these guys..for 1/3 the price. THIS IS EXACTLY what will pair with what you are doing.

 

If its for a MC (Moving coil) which I doubt on a 12D table but if so, then spend the extra few dollars and get the Phonomena II by Musical Surroundings. You'll never need another phono stage again unless you move up past a $5000 turntable....:bigsmile_face: 

post #2219 of 3520
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Personally I can say I wasn't too impressed with my Cambridge Audio Azur 651P - can't comment about the others listed (not from experience anyway). 

 

Good luck with what you go with!

 


Ditto.  I read so many positive reviews and was really disappointed.  That being said it was my first phono preamp.  I did like the Bellari VP130.  I bought it, had hum issues, returned it and my system just didn't sound the same.  After finding out there was a Radio Shack power supply that solved the hum issues I bought it again.  Had allot of fun rolling different tubes in it.  Fast forward a few years and few preamps later and my entire system is all tube, phono pre, preamp and power amp.  These cold January days it's helping keep my listening room warm!  (Not so great in the summer)......

post #2220 of 3520
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Originally Posted by Rem1x View Post
 

Personally I can say I wasn't too impressed with my Cambridge Audio Azur 651P - can't comment about the others listed (not from experience anyway). 

 

Good luck with what you go with!

 


Ditto.  I read so many positive reviews and was really disappointed.  That being said it was my first phono preamp.  I did like the Bellari VP130.  I bought it, had hum issues, returned it and my system just didn't sound the same.  After finding out there was a Radio Shack power supply that solved the hum issues I bought it again.  Had allot of fun rolling different tubes in it.  Fast forward a few years and few preamps later and my entire system is all tube, phono pre, preamp and power amp.  These cold January days it's helping keep my listening room warm!  (Not so great in the summer)......

So far, I'm liking my VP130.  I bought it used.  The owner never had hum problems and I have never had hum problems.  Guess they fixed that issue at some point.

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