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The feed is great I am streaming it to bottlehead crack and listening with my T1's really nice.

Glads you liked it - it is just ending. Any comments regarding SQ welcome !

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I have been watching for a while, sound quality was good via my Crack&T1's Its very hard to capture that feeling of the air filled with bass that you get with live orchestra it doesn't ever come across on hifi. But really packs a punch and the air can feel thick with sound experienced live.


Edited by JamieMcC - 2/9/14 at 12:59pm
post #2238 of 3520
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Glads you liked it - it is just ending. Any comments regarding SQ welcome !

Sorry to say I was to busy enjoying listening rather than thinking about how it sounded.

 

Edit the concert can be replayed now so just starting to watch from the beginning.

 

Edit I really ought to have a glass of wine while watching.


Edited by JamieMcC - 2/9/14 at 1:18pm
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Any thoughts about vintage turntables on this thread.  

 

I have yet to pull the trigger on a major TT upgrade.  

 

Improving my preamp with an older vintage Fisher was a huge improvement with my current setup, so saving up for the bigger purchase. 

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Any thoughts about vintage turntables on this thread.  

I have yet to pull the trigger on a major TT upgrade.  

Improving my preamp with an older vintage Fisher was a huge improvement with my current setup, so saving up for the bigger purchase. 

Did you have something specific in mind?
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Did you have something specific in mind?

Linn LP12, Thorens 124, Technics SP10, Garrard 301

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Linn LP12, Thorens 124, Technics SP10, Garrard 301

OK.

Next question, how much work and money are you willing to put into this?
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Certainly some vintage TTs sound great and are also a good value. I have a Denon DP-59L which is terrific and for the $500 I paid for it is much better than any new TT you could buy at that price.
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OK.

Next question, how much work and money are you willing to put into this?

So far my take as well.

 

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Certainly some vintage TTs sound great and are also a good value. I have a Denon DP-59L which is terrific and for the $500 I paid for it is much better than any new TT you could buy at that price.

Great advice and one I was unaware of.

 

One of these days I hope to have the VPI you have, then the following year the cartridge.

post #2245 of 3520
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The VPI is a really nice TT...but it's actually surprising how close the DP-59L actually comes in terms of overall performance.
post #2246 of 3520
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So far my take as well.

We're talking thousands. If you DIY, maybe a grand less. This, without a high-end base. Then, there are the rumble issues inherent in idler drives that are another ballgame, altogether. If you're not willing to make it into a hobby in itself, I'd strongly suggest a more modern design.

An old LP12 is a whole 'nother headache. You've yet to experience frustration like the sort that comes with getting its suspension right. It can, and should, be upgraded and that's not inexpensive.

Then, there's the arm....
post #2247 of 3520

Lets come back down to earth here...

 

There are MANY vintage tables, sub $500 that blow away the $1000 or less modern day ...and come damn close to the 2k range ...all in mint condition...

 

examples ? Pioneer PL600, PL570, Marantz 6350, Technics SL1200MKII, Denon DP47F, Sansui 828 and 929, Dual 721, Kenwoods, JVC,  ...the list goes on and on...

 

No one needs a VPI right off and ancient Linns and other snooty tables (sorry, just a pet name for them) are more trouble than they are worth

 

Go check out turntable info here

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=28

 

You'll get a good lowdown on vintage tables...

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Lets come back down to earth here...

 

There are MANY vintage tables, sub $500 that blow away the $1000 or less modern day ...and come damn close to the 2k range ...all in mint condition...

 

examples ? Pioneer PL600, PL570, Marantz 6350, Technics SL1200MKII, Denon DP47F, Sansui 828 and 929, Dual 721, Kenwoods, JVC,  ...the list goes on and on...

 

No one needs a VPI right off and ancient Linns and other snooty tables (sorry, just a pet name for them) are more trouble than they are worth

 

Go check out turntable info here

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=28

 

You'll get a good lowdown on vintage tables...

What no Rega Planar 3  :eek:

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What no Rega Planar 3  eek.gif

Of course not! It has an actual chance of producing good sound.

What started out as funny has become annoying. I'm going back to my home forum. I'll stop back from time to time to see what new HP products are in favor in this market, but that's about it for my participation.

Edit: BTW, Rob, I've been an AK member since 2002. You got there "new back to vinyl" (from your profile) some 9 years later. ...for the sake of perspective.
Edited by Shaffer - 2/10/14 at 3:43am
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Of course not! It has an actual chance of producing good sound.

What started out as funny has become annoying. I'm going back to my home forum.

Yi.....haaaaaa! Hooooold your horses, please.

 

I agree that references to Rega 3 etc can be a bit annoying to the High Roller. It is not soooo bad in the end, yet I can see where are you coming from.

 

I could lay down a claim how ANYTHING yet devised for vinyl playback, at whatver price, is inadequate to the task. Both in general idea and execution. FAR better is possible, and the state of technology is gradually making it possible to make such design(s) reality first at extremely high $, which will hopefully trickle down to level more people can actually afford.

 

So, do not mimic gal from this song:

 

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