Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by curiousgeorge, Aug 27, 2019.
Youre really going ham arnt you. It will be interesting to hear your evaluation.
So I just setup my Schiit Sol with a MP-200 cartridge. I had the MP-200 on my SL1200MK7 and was very impressed with it. Definitely a step up from the MP-150 with better clarity, detail and wider sound stage. It took me about 35 minutes to setup the Sol watching the setup video from Schiit on YouTube. Not too hard to setup, but there is an enormous amount of adjustability in this turntable. My initial sonic impressions are good. I need to spend some more time with it before I make a call on this. I will note, that this turntable isn't for everyone. If you want some turnkey turntable, this is not the turntable for you. It definitely is very "hobbyist" in the way it looks and feels, as it doesn't have the polish a more mass market turntable would have, which can be a good or bad thing depending on the person.
First off, George, you’re awesome, thanks for sharing this extended comparo with all of us.
Secondly, yup, Naga mp-200 is frickin’ sweet, most everyone who tries one really digs it. ‘Best reasonably-priced cart you’ve never heard of’.
Q, though: You’ve probably heard about the Sol headshell ‘lack of space with some carts’ issue. Was it hard at all to install the mp-200 on it? Was there enough room for the pins/leads, or did you have to ‘scrunch’ them in there?
Looking forward to your thoughts on Sol vs Mk7 vs PLX-1000 sound quality.
Are you able to have 2 set ups running at once?
It would be cool if you could go between tables quickly or have someone put on a record on a random table, see ifvyou prefer one over another.
My advice would be to determine the best sound per value DD (which seems to be the PLX 1000 unless you want the Technics brand - in which case the GR is slightly better (but not necessarily in sound)). I own a PLX 1000 and a much more expensive Michell and you need to spend a lot more to get something that sounds a lot better overall. PLX 1000 v Schitt would make an interesting comparison in that price range. I think with the Schitt it could be vastly improved if a Project Speedbox provides correct voltage. Probably some other bespoke alternatives out there to provide speed control and 33/45 switching.
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