Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Tony Plachy, Oct 22, 2016.
Music Hall MMF 2.3
I am new to TT's and this is my first
Thorens TD-316 with stock arm and VdH MC-10
ARXB with stock arm and Denon DL-103D
Rega Planar 25 purchased new in 1999.
Even though I enjoy spinning vinyl I harbor a moderate amount of contempt for the medium. Some of that contempt is directed at the quality of many recordings, but most of it is directed at the quality of the pressings themselves. Even some of my 'audiophile' pressings come up short in this regard.
My humble Rega, Sumiko, Creek setup plays the quality recordings/pressings in a thoroughly enjoyable way and allows me to get sufficiently close to the recorded event. The lower tier records are still going to sound like poor recordings or poor pressings no matter how much money I throw at a vinyl playback system. Yes, my records are clean and well-taken care of and my table is properly set up. Otherwise, my great-sounding LP's wouldn't sound great. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Lol.
Primary is a Linn LP12/ITTOK LVII/ Denon 103D SS Ruby
Secondary is a Technics SP15 / AT 1503 MKIII / Ortofon CG25 DI MK2 (mono)
Computer TT is a AR ES1 stock arm/ Shure V15vMR
Den TT is a AR XA / Shure M97he
Pro-Ject Debut Carbon w/Ortofon Red cartridge
Elac Miracord 90
Dual seems to be my favorite over and over but I’m open to a new favorite
Dual 721 (several)
Systemdek llX, Thorens TD150, Connoisseur BD2 and Technics SL-DL1.
I’ve acquired two more turntables since I last posted in this thread:
Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB
VPI Classic 2 SE Black Friday
Pro-ject 2Xperience SB with 2M Bronze.
Yep same here. Pretty darn good for the money.
Yeah, it really is. I get a wee bit of Pro-Ject's infamous motor hum, but it's all but unnoticeable.
Since my last post in February I added a Technics SL-1210GR to the main system and kept the Pioneer PLX-1000 for the secondary.
Michell Orbe SE
Michell Gyro SE
Rega Planar 3 with Shure V15 Vmr since 1989. Technics Sl-7 with Shure M110 HE in the bedroom. As far as I'm concerned I'm set for life.
Rega Planar 1
VPI HW-19 mkiii
Have you taken out the 2 screws on the motor mount under the platter? Not the 4 that hold the rubber band but the 2 on the sides. That should fix it, if not
Which model of B&O and what cartridge?
I used a B&O RX with an MMC2 cart for years.
Sound quality was stunning for some pressings - better than a tricked out Linn - but not all pressings. It hated some Deutche Grammophone records.
Thorens Super Repro 160 from Vinyl Nirvana in the music room as my primary.
UTurn Orbit in the tv room as a secondary.
Pioneer. Ten Bucks. Had it for ages. Works great.
Michell Orbe SE / SME 309.
Pioneer PLX 1000.
Primary system has a Linn LP12 at the heart of it. I have a secondary system with a Rega Planar 1 (latest generation), which sounds pretty nice for a 'plug-n-play'.
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