Post Your Needledrops (Part Three)

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Mark, Apr 11, 2012.

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  1. Mark

    Mark I Am Gort, Hear Me Roar Staff

  2. Thurenity

    Thurenity Listening to some tunes

    24/96 FLAC. The National - "Conversation 16" (60 sec sample). From "High Violet".

    AT440Mla cart / AT-LP120-USB TT
    Furutech GT40 for the phono stage and ADC / Audioquest Forest USB cable
    Audacity (under Ubuntu x64) to FLAC.
    ClickRepair 15 10

    I managed to get the LP on the cheap care of bestbuy.com last month, and I think that this is an LP that can really benefit from the brightness of the 440. Just my personal preference. :)
  3. Grant

    Grant Proud Nerd

    Outstanding clarity and detail. It does seem to be a bit light on the bass, though.
  4. vinyldoneright

    vinyldoneright Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ca
    Light on the bass?..compared to what?

    Here is my old rip from the same pressing using an AT33PTG

    Genesis - Dance On A Volcano (Japanese LP AT33PTG)
  5. Grant

    Grant Proud Nerd

    The AT33PTG! But, the new cart sounds miles better, IMO!:thumbsup:

    Do you still use the AT cart?
  6. DaleH

    DaleH Forum Resident

    Location:
    Southeast
    Here is a bit of "lie awake" from Alison Krauss- paper airplane. I just tuned up my old Well Tempered WTRP to sell and was spinning this and it just sounded so good.

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/ga8lpe

    This was done with the Benz Ruby 2 and an experimental tube phono stage into my inspire card at 24/96 > 24/44.1. No other processing.
  7. Dubmart

    Dubmart Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    I'm selling my copy of "Electric Jimi Hendrix" and as I was doing soundclips for it I thought I might as well share a needledrop of "All Along The Watchtower" with you as it is a rather scarce LP.

    The source is a Van den Hul MC2/Michell Techno Arm/Michell Orbe, phono stage is a Trichord Dino/Dino+ and it was recorded as a DSD file on a Korg MR-1000, I then converted it to 24/96 PCM using AudioGate other than that there has been no processing and what you hear is the original recording.

    http://www.divshare.com/download/17382973-58a
  8. Thurenity

    Thurenity Listening to some tunes

    24/96 FLAC. Freni / Pavarotti - "O Soave Fanciulla" (60 sec sample). From Puccini's "La Bohème" (1973, Karajan / Berliner Philharmoniker).

    AT440Mla cart / AT-LP120-USB TT
    Furutech GT40 for the phono stage and ADC / Audioquest Forest USB cable
    Audacity (under Ubuntu x64) to FLAC.
    ClickRepair 20 50

    Here's a perfect situation where the 440's clarity/surface noise is a tough call - this track really "pops" with the 440, but I had to jack up the CR settings to reduce the surface noise. It is what it is.
  9. Emperor5353

    Emperor5353 Active Member

    Just did a drop of an obscure lp by midwestern Head East....

    Really a strong album that flew under the radar

    [​IMG]
  10. PhillyFan

    PhillyFan Member

    Location:
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  11. Emperor5353

    Emperor5353 Active Member

  12. PhilBiker

    PhilBiker Formerly Philip Hamm

    Location:
    Northern VA, USA
    I feel that a lot when I spend quality time listening to others' needledrops here.:wave:
  13. Emperor5353

    Emperor5353 Active Member

    I just did a drop of Jimi Hendrix "Rainbow Bridge" Japanese pressing....really happy with it :)
  14. Thurenity

    Thurenity Listening to some tunes

  15. Col Kepper

    Col Kepper Forum Resident

    Location:
    Texas, Where else?
    Here is a minute sample from Bazar's Drabantbyrock, a 70's Norweigan band
  16. Thurenity

    Thurenity Listening to some tunes

    24/96 FLAC. The Doors - "Waiting for the Sun" (60 sec sample). From "Morrison Hotel" (Rhino re-issue).

    AT440Mla cart / Technics SL-3200 TT
    Furutech GT40 for the phono stage and ADC / Audioquest Forest USB cable
    Audacity 1.3 (under Ubuntu x64) to FLAC.
    ClickRepair 15 10

    New (vintage) turntable, so all my future drops will show up with the SL-3200 most likely. I also got a Grado Green cart which I haven't really gotten a feel for, yet. I also need to start testing Audacity 2.0 soon.
  17. Col Kepper

    Col Kepper Forum Resident

    Location:
    Texas, Where else?
    Here is a sample from the LP Lighthouse LIVE! and their version of Eight Miles High (Live)

    Sanyo Full Auto Direct Drive Turntable TPX3
    Berhinger U-Phono UF0202 Preamp
    Audacity 1.3 on a Win 7 machine
    Saved to Wav, converted to FLAC
    Declicked as best by hand, Normalized or Amplified to 0.0db, no other processing.
  18. Col Kepper

    Col Kepper Forum Resident

    Location:
    Texas, Where else?
    Don McLean Great Big Man sample

    Sanyo Full Auto Direct Drive Turntable TPX3
    Berhinger U-Phono UF0202 Preamp
    Audacity 1.3 on a Win 7 machine
    Saved to Wav, converted to FLAC
    Declicked as best by hand, Normalized to -0.4db, slight Smily EQ but dropped the highest frequency on the band to help soften noise.
  19. Col Kepper

    Col Kepper Forum Resident

    Location:
    Texas, Where else?
  20. Grant

    Grant Proud Nerd

    You really shouldn't have to do all that.
  21. canonlon

    canonlon Active Member

    Location:
    Ontario, CANADA
    Awesome clip. Thanks for sharing
  22. One_L

    One_L Well-Known Member

    Here's a short sample of Yes Starship Trooper UK First Press http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2271070/Starship ND.wav

    ClearAudio Champion TT W/ trans-Fi Audio Linear tracking arm
    Shelter 901
    Ayre PX5 Phono
    Benchmark @ 96khz
    Adobe Audition on MAC
    Manual De-click W/Izotope
    Norm to -0.7
  23. Ben Adams

    Ben Adams Forum Resident

    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Samples of "Search and Destroy" and "Gimme Danger" from today's Record Store Day release of Iggy & The Stooges' Raw Power. These are from the 2nd LP in the set, the "Iggy Mix" which, in its CD version, is one of the most notoriously brickwalled releases of all time. Well, not any more. This release sounds GREAT.

    AT-LP120
    Nagaoka MP-110
    ART DJPre II
    Audacity at 16/48
    Declick 10, reverse, simple

    "Search and Destroy"

    https://skydrive.live.com/redir.asp...DABF476BB2A81CF6!176&authkey=!AMdGfbpvRvYvRsQ

    "Gimme Danger"

    https://skydrive.live.com/redir.asp...DABF476BB2A81CF6!176&authkey=!AC_gBpGsZOsytt8
  24. jsternbe

    jsternbe Forum Resident

    Location:
    Knoxville, TN USA
    Here is a quick sample from the new 45 RPM issue of "Fleetwood Mac" for anyone who is interested. I haven't had a chance to do a careful needle drop, but this should give a good idea.

    My turntable is a Rega P3 and I have a Denon DL-301 Mk II mounted on it right now.

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/vb4ov2
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