Survey: What Brand of Turntable Do You Use

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Tony Plachy, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. Ingenieur

    Ingenieur Going with the flow...

    Location:
    PA
    Update
    Technics SL1200GR w/Goldring E3 feeding CA SOLO via BJC LC1

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  2. B. Scarpia

    B. Scarpia WatchingYouWatchingMe

    Location:
    WNC
    The Holy Grail!

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  3. B. Scarpia

    B. Scarpia WatchingYouWatchingMe

    Location:
    WNC
    Wait! Where's the count?
     
  4. Francois1968

    Francois1968 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Netherlands
    Rega Planar 8 / Apheta 2
    Dual 704 / Shure V15 III (main cart), Ortofon OM30
    Toshiba SR 370 / Nagaoka MP110
     
  5. doctor fuse

    doctor fuse Forum Resident

    Mission 775S with Rega RB300 arm
    Mission 775LC with Grac G-707 arm
    Thorens TD160 mkI
    Dual 1218
    Technics SL-D2
     
  6. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line Forum Resident

    Location:
    Australia
    Mid 70's Luxnan with a stroboscope
     
  7. dial

    dial Well-Known Member

    Location:
    FRANCE
    I also use a Sony PS-T15 with XL 15 cartridge and a Gründig PS 1010 with the Shure M 75 B. To play 16 & 78 records a Thorens 184.
     
  8. B. Scarpia

    B. Scarpia WatchingYouWatchingMe

    Location:
    WNC
    Nice cabinet!
     
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  9. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    Update, this time with photos (made before the switch of locations).

    Same tables, but reversed in service:

    Fons upstairs in main system:

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    Strathclyde downstairs in second system:

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    Reason: I added a Graham Slee Accession phono preamp downstairs, making that system the dedicated player for acoustic records, and the Strathclyde, with its digital speed readout, is the logical choice for playing those.

    Not pictured: a Technics SP-15, held in reserve as a substitute for either of the foregoing when in the shop.
     
  10. HairyWeimer

    HairyWeimer I can resist anything but temptation.

    Bang & Olufsen...
    Beogram 3000 & Beogram RX2

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  11. Night Version

    Night Version Forum Resident

    Location:
    Texas
  12. Ingenieur

    Ingenieur Going with the flow...

    Location:
    PA
    Thanks, solid and heavy, stone too
    Modified for ventilation and ancillaries
    thrift store lol
    Made in 1960

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  13. Harris11235

    Harris11235 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    Looks like you had fun with the hole saw! Nice work on the paracord support for the cables.
     
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  14. Ingenieur

    Ingenieur Going with the flow...

    Location:
    PA
    Lol
    I actually drilled another row lower that I route/separate all the cables thru.
    edit: yep, if you look close you can see them

    You should see the Mac spec hole in the bottom It was running warm until I opened it up.
    Now within 5-10 deg F of ambient in the enclosure running for hours.

    I'm thinking about plexiglass door panels (with or without the grids) so I can see the gear.

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  15. Harris11235

    Harris11235 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    Check out 3Form naturals - organic material suspended in resin. Seems like it would fit in with you decor. Call a sizable local sign fabricator and see if they have any scrap. It's used pretty frequently for high end ADA signage.
     
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  16. audiomaniac

    audiomaniac Forum Resident

    Location:
    Denver
    Pro-Ject RM10 (original) with Ground It isolation platform.
     
  17. Ingenieur

    Ingenieur Going with the flow...

    Location:
    PA
    That stuff looks nice!
    Thnx

    I know a few architects, maybe they can get a 'sample' at least 2 each x 12" x 16" x 1/4"
    :D
     
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  18. kundryishot

    kundryishot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    they always looked fantastic
     
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  19. Richard Austen

    Richard Austen Forum Resident

    Location:
    Hong Kong
    Audio Note TT3 - 3 motor turntable with external PSU1 (Power Supply Unit) to control the three motors.

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    My TT3. Left to right (Rogers LS 5/9(under review) speakers, Audio Note 0.1x Dac, Audio Note M1 Phono preamp, Audio Note M6 Phono Preamp, TT3/Arm3(vII) IQ 3 cartridge, PSU 1 and Wyred4Sound mAmp monoblocks on floor.)

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    A review Three Into One Does Go! The All New Audio Note (UK) TT3 Turntable — Audio T

    Three reviewers at Hi-Fi Critic cover it - under the radar turntable -

    https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/89c2...jVrTAGL7qaxbo3RAgI5BZ1NvD3z81-egw6eOrcYoqc4jE
     
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  20. Harris11235

    Harris11235 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    Architects love that stuff, until the second round of VE starts…
     
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  21. MattyF

    MattyF Well-Known Member

    Location:
    England
    Linn LP12, with karousel, keel, Trampoline and Radikal, Ittok, dv-10x5.
     
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  22. gringopig

    gringopig Forum Resident

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Rega Planar 3 with Elys 2 upgraded with Fidelity Design sub-platter and Acetal platter going into a Rega Fono MM and controlled by a Neo PSU

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    Jeez. That pic is HUGE...
     
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  23. Angel66

    Angel66 Forum Resident

    Location:
    California
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    Been using a perfect Sony PS-X60 for years ($60.00 from original owner) and happy to find out this PS-X series been re-discovered by those in the TT know. But I recently had an audio epiphany that time is short and I don't want to spend my record time futzing with VTA and tracking and...so I discovered the Sony PS-X600 and the sonic difference is the proverbial lifting of the veil (one reason I'm over tinkering with cartridges and tonearms because I don't have the technical skills or patience). The Biotracer eliminates the IGD and allows me to focus on the clear detailed music. I thought this would be the TT end for me but a PS-X555ES in MINT shape showed up for a great price and I realized I really wanted that tangential Biotracer arm...so until it arrives, the Sony PS-X600 is the ****T (I slid a green gel strip into the light tower to give the table a more hi-fi aura to match my Sansui 7001 -- and yes, that's a refurbished Sansui GX-300 Monster amp stand)! BTW, if CD's had not come along or been embraced, these automatic turntables would have become standard and the sound quality would only improve and be more accessible as by the end of the 90's, cartridges would be easily plugged in, not with thin 1950's wires and Hobbitt screws...Any other Biotracer fans out there? Even Joni is impressed...)
     
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  24. Davey

    Davey NP: Peter Gregson ~ Patina

    Location:
    SF Bay Area, USA
    That's a nice table and a very well shot picture. Really nicely focused with good depth. I'm curious though about the line I quoted above, how would the Biotracer be able to eliminate (or even reduce) IGD? Seems like that distortion is purely a function of cartridge alignment and stylus shape (and to a certain extent, the skating force compensation), whereas the Biotracer advantage is the dynamic control of the tracking force and reduction in tonearm resonances. I realize the table you have in transit does go a long way toward eliminating the possibility of IGD due to the tangential tracking, that should be a very nice table :)
     
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  25. dmcnelly

    dmcnelly Grammy Award Loser

    Location:
    Michigan
    My primary is an Audio-Technica AT-LP7 fitted with a VM540ML cartridge, secondary is a Pioneer PL-540 with a Shure M97xE.

    My wife has my old Audio-Technica AT-LP120X with a VM95ML and recently acquired a Dual 1209 with a Shure V15 Mk. III.

    We also have a Sony PS-LX5 with a VM95E fitted to it as a backup turntable.
     

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