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Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

Discussion in 'Jason Stoddard' started by jason stoddard, Jan 23, 2014.
  1. wout31
    Amen to that
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  2. wout31
    Please let me know if your experiment is successful. Maybe a buyers link?
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  3. Pietro Cozzi Tinin
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  5. yonson
    OHHH boy ohh boy oh boy!!!!! Really looking forward to Sol!!!!!!!
  6. PioBeer
    @Jason Stoddard
    Is the Hurst motor as good as the original DC servo motor or did you take a hit on motor quality by having to switch?
  7. Jason Stoddard
    Pictures definitely soon, probably after the meet on Friday.

    Special assembly solutions? Yep, probably after the first 10 are built, and we have a better handle on it.
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  8. Pietro Cozzi Tinin
    In order of severity and no hard terminology:
    1,2 and 3 on the "bone ridge" behind the ear.
    4 and 5 on the weak spots and 6 closes the ear.
    7 and 8 relieves more stress and 9 is a last resort for you have to press hard until it hurts.

  9. Jason Stoddard
    The Hurst is certainly much better than the DC motors we can actually buy today, so it is a much better choice. As someone previously speculated, the previous DC motor manufacturer (a respected Japanese name) cannot make them that way anymore due to lack of interest, exodus of talent, or a combination of the two.
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  10. Jason Stoddard
    All questions regarding design decisions should be directed at Mike, in Mike's thread, where I'm sure he'll at least see them. I'm not the turntable guy here, I'm just a reporter. And the guy helping to figure out how best to produce it.
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  11. dieslemat

    So Sir Reporter, any latest scoop on Aegir?

    Personally Im not much of a vinyl guy but advance congrats on making one.
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  12. Pietro Cozzi Tinin
    @Jason Stoddard
    Can we expect an integrated amp on the principles that you use in the Aegir?
    Something with more headroom that the Ragnarok?
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  13. barondla
    Great chapter @Jason Stoddard . Love the tech description of all different design approaches. A 6 year project. Wow. This is another reason products can end up ridiculously priced. Luckily for us, you and mike approached this as a fun project. Controlled by a central scrutinizer (accountant) Sol would've been priced much differently. Thank you. Can't wait to see and hear a Sol.
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  14. judson_w
    I had a friend who was living in a communal house setting in university. He really wanted a turntable but did not want to deal with housemates accidentally breaking it. When he moved out, I was able to hook him up with some simple entry level stuff that still sounded good.
  15. 3 toes of fury

    As always, thanks bunches for the continuing stories from Schiit HQ! Always a great peak behind the curtain and educational.

    With regards to SOL...and this is probably a cart-before-the-horse question....do y'all plan on putting together some basic instructions to introduce newbies to higher end turntables?

    I know you mentioned the setup video but im talking even more basic than that ...something geared towards folks who's turntable experience has been
    completely plug-n-play (ie: a late 70s Sears Grand Prix stereo system with turntable, 8 track, cassette, tuner, all in one (which was awesome), or more modern Crosley players (#not-good))?

    You mentioned the cartridge but i'd also be interested in the other pieces required to implement SOL...for example i know you have a Mani phono pre-amp but
    as ive never played in this sandbox before I dont fully know how/why/if something like this is required and how it lives with other components like standard amps? Looking for Turntable 101.

    I know my question doesnt apply to 99% of folks on this thread however Im sure it applies greatly to those, like myself, who are interested in moving into uncharted waters with better gear (helllllooo SOL).
    Its not unlike my first steps into headphone amps and dacs...which coincidentally happened to be Schiit products (Magni gen 1).

    Thanks again...all the best to the Schiit gang!

    Peace .n. "I was going to record talking, i put the foil on and shouted 'Mary had a little lamb', and the machine reproduced it perfectly" -Thomas A Edison

    Three Toes of Fury

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