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Schiit Sol- The Next Great Turntable?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by msinderson, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. Ripblade

    Ripblade Forum Resident

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    Funny, no one in the beta program mentioned the slow speed, myself included. :oops:
     
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  2. toddrhodes

    toddrhodes Forum Resident

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    I did, but mine was more focused on the speed stability and w/f, than it was slowness. Then again, I was just emailing Amy directly with what findings I had and some things I posted on SBAF as well.

    The lighter pulley made w/f worse for me, and 1 of the 3 belts I have was just terrible. The heavier pulley needs the push start which I thought I'd hate but wound up not minding at all, and the new plasticky belt works really well for me, where the original rubber belt does as well but it wanders a bit on the platter.

    Now that I have a new platter and bearing, speed didn't change but w/f improved and underlying noise seems better.

    That said, and what I think you're getting at is... that's the power of Fremer, I suppose.
     
  3. vinylsolution

    vinylsolution Forum Resident

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    Denver, CO, USA
    Is anyone with a Sol and 2 or more tonearms willing to comment on how simple the swap is?
    Can you really just get them all setup and easily switch them out when you want a different cartridge?
    I imagine it being a one-at-a-time twin-arm table, but curious if that is reality or not. Would love to be able to rotate through different cartridge, mono/stereo, etc.?
     
  4. toddrhodes

    toddrhodes Forum Resident

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    South Bend, IN
    I just got a 2nd arm today. No cart for it yet, not sure which way I want to go to keep the uh, miles, off my MP-500. But, the arms come complete with a counterweight so in theory, once you align and set everything up - VTF, Azi, offset angle will all travel with the other arm. So VTA would be the only possible change when swapping that I can think of. I'm securing my A/S with small 1mm o-rings so even that could be somewhat captive on the arm in storage. And the 2nd arm came with its own A/S weights, too.
     
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  5. HiFi Guy

    HiFi Guy Forum Resident

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    How much was the second arm wand?
     
  6. Ripblade

    Ripblade Forum Resident

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    It wasn't but that's a good point. With the review now online sales should pick up. For myself, I didn't notice because A) don't care about absolute pitch; and B) was too busy fixing all the other problems to notice. :biglaugh:
    I have 4 arms. Changing them is not difficult, but because the wire affects azimuth it will need to be checked and adjusted if necessary, sometimes a few times until the wire has settled.
     
  7. musgrave

    musgrave New Member

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    NYC
    The tonearm is not listed on the site as a separate purchase. How did you buy one? Did you call? Thx
     
  8. toddrhodes

    toddrhodes Forum Resident

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    I actually emailed into Support about it, so yep, a direct contact to them.
     
  9. toddrhodes

    toddrhodes Forum Resident

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    Read a tip on how best to use the RPM app on a phone for a turntable - you want to elevate the phone above the spindle. Doing so, I achieved the following results for speed accuracy and W/F which, to me, seem perfectly reasonable for a belt drive table.

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. vinylsolution

    vinylsolution Forum Resident

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    Denver, CO, USA
    Or, for $11, you could get one of these and see the speed while you play music.
    And if you don't think you have clearance for the magnet, but I think you will, you can blow another $.20 on these little units.

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. toddrhodes

    toddrhodes Forum Resident

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    South Bend, IN
    XPost from another forum:

    Going to need a bigger box, but it'll work for one arm, for now.

    Got my craft on! Turned a wine box and a block of foam into a reasonable and VERY cozy space for a Sol tonearm. And I can even write fancy little messages on it in chalk. How about that.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. vconsumer

    vconsumer Forum Resident

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    Colorado
    Besides the Sol and the higher-end models from Nottingham Analogue, what other turntables feature a detached motor?
     
  13. Davey

    Davey like smoke from a lithium dream

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    SF Bay Area, USA
    There's a ton, and this is nowhere near a comprehensive list ...

    Clearaudio (many models)
    VPI (many models)
    Marantz TT-15S1
    Pro-Ject RPM
    Music Hall MMF-7 and MMF-9 series
    Oracle
    SME
    Origin Live
    Brinkmann
    Micro Seiki RX series
    Teres
    Pear Audio
    Hanss
    Michell
    Kuzma
    Acoustic Solid
    Basis (some models)
    Walker
    Galibier
    and many, many more
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2020
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  14. Agitater

    Agitater Forum Resident

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    Toronto
    Origin Live, Pro-ject has several models (RPM series), Kuzma has several models, and many other makers also offer detached motor designs.
     
  15. vconsumer

    vconsumer Forum Resident

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    Colorado
    Thanks Davey and Agitater.
     
  16. musgrave

    musgrave New Member

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    NYC
    Need a bit of advice. How do I tell if a tonearm is bad?
    I received a new Sol tonearm and I installed a new cartridge. No sound from the left channel (blue and white wires). So I installed that new cartridge on the old tonearm that came with the Sol, and I put the AT-VMN95EN, which came with the turntable, on the new tonearm. Old tonearm with new cartridge works. New tonearm with old cartridge is missing the left channel. Before I contact Schiit, can I test the wires with a multimeter to see if that's where the problem lies? Thanks.
     
  17. Agitater

    Agitater Forum Resident

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    You won’t hurt anything by testing the continuity.
     
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