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Turntables you have owned or lusted over.

ellisr63

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Re: Turntables you have owned or lusted over.
« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2018, 02:52:23 PM »
We now have a new Turntable in our setup... A Pro-Ject RPM 1.3 Carbon. It is not in the same league as my old Grodecs were, but it is a nice Turntable for only $500.
Yamaha CX-A5100, 4 Klipsch RP150Ms, 4 Klipsch RP160Ms, 2 Yamaha P2500s, PS3, XBoxOne, Monoprice speaker wire, and XLR cables, 2 Furman filters, Pro-ProJect RPM 1.3 Carbon Turntable, Darbee Darcet,Samsung 65" 4k fp

Re: Turntables you have owned or lusted over.
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2019, 11:16:38 PM »
I have recently been edging back into vinyl a bit. After selling my old Denon direct drive TT to a friend a couple of years ago, I knew that I wanted to eventually get a really nice analog front end. After a couple of missed deal opportunities at my local hi end shop I ended up with a VPI Classic (2014 consolidated version). My goal is to be able to make some high quality rips (or "needle drops" I guess they're called). So I also wanted a very good quality cartridge and phono section to go with that. After a good bit of research I decided on a Graham Slee Accession phono stage, which has great reviews and a few features that are potentially nice for this. For the cartridge I recently picked up the new SoundSmith Aida Mk II. (The table came with an Ortofon 2M Bronze and I haven't set up the Aida 2 yet.)

Just need to add the ADC piece - looking like that'll probably be a Tascam DA-3000. 

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Re: Turntables you have owned or lusted over.
« Reply #32 on: April 22, 2019, 05:42:08 AM »
My current table is a Technics SL-23 that I rebuilt a bit.

I had an older Technics Direct Drive that I bought in the early '80s but always wanted to try a belt drive table.

It really sounds pretty decent but with all things, I have the urge to see if something else will sound better. I am looking at several options. I know that VPI has their entry-level Cliffwood for around $900 but I have seen used Scouts (not sure of the exact model) for around $1000. 

To further complicate matters, I have also seen the Pioneer PLX-1000 for $669 and Schiit Audio's SOL is supposed to retail for $699-ish.

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Re: Turntables you have owned or lusted over.
« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2020, 11:42:07 AM »
I added a new table a few weeks ago. It's a Pro-ject RPM3 Carbon.

It's pretty unusual in that it has nearly no plinth. I wanted to try a turntable with a detached motor and a carbon fiber arm. I'm liking it so far, it's really quiet.

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Turntables you have owned or lusted over.

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Re: Turntables you have owned or lusted over.
« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2020, 06:01:40 AM »
I need to get back into this....when I had my TT my son was <2y/o and jumping around the house...so couldnt listen...now that hes older :)

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« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2020, 08:13:04 AM »
I need to get back into this....when I had my TT my son was <2y/o and jumping around the house...so couldnt listen...now that hes older :)
What table and cart do you have?

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« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2020, 12:21:33 PM »
I have
Krell 707 3D; Krell 400e (center) 600e; S-1500 (rear); Panasonic 9000 4k player; Revel speakers: Salon 2, Voice 2; W990; SVS subs SB-13 Ultras; JVC DLA-RS3000; Stuart StudioTek100; Krell Cipher; Day Sequerra FM Reference: VPI 19 Mark 4 & SME 309 & Audioquest 404i & Krell KPE

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Re: Turntables you have owned or lusted over.
« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2020, 08:52:24 AM »
Barry, you have great toys. How often do you spin up that VPI?

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« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2020, 09:36:29 PM »
Barry, you have great toys. How often do you spin up that VPI?
That’s a better question than you might think! Right now my Krell phono pramp is in the shop. When I first got this, about 33 years ago, I used it almost every day.

20 years ago I began using it once or twice a week. But slowly DVDs and Blu-rays took over my time. Of course CDs and Sacds became my first choice of music. Now, are use it a little bit once every few months. I also never turn on my FM tuner which I keep debating with myself whether I should sell. This is because there are no longer any FM stations That I like in my neighbourhood and I have been using Internet radio and Pandora to get the music that I like. But my world has really changed in the last 10 years. Video, in discs, on cable and streaming Have taken over my household.
Krell 707 3D; Krell 400e (center) 600e; S-1500 (rear); Panasonic 9000 4k player; Revel speakers: Salon 2, Voice 2; W990; SVS subs SB-13 Ultras; JVC DLA-RS3000; Stuart StudioTek100; Krell Cipher; Day Sequerra FM Reference: VPI 19 Mark 4 & SME 309 & Audioquest 404i & Krell KPE

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Re: Turntables you have owned or lusted over.
« Reply #39 on: January 23, 2020, 07:21:55 AM »
From what I have read, all the VPI tables are top-notch players. Maybe I can afford one when I grow up. :)

As for your tuner, you are like me, holding onto equipment we'll rarely use again. I still have my Toshiba XA2 HD DVD player sitting in my rack. Although, your tuner is actually worth something.

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Re: Turntables you have owned or lusted over.
« Reply #40 on: January 23, 2020, 12:42:29 PM »
From what I have read, all the VPI tables are top-notch players. Maybe I can afford one when I grow up. :)

As for your tuner, you are like me, holding onto equipment we'll rarely use again. I still have my Toshiba XA2 HD DVD player sitting in my rack. Although, your tuner is actually worth something.
I really like this turntable. Like I said I bought a 33 years ago. It was more common than for the high end manufacturers to update their older units. I originally bought a mark 2 but I have the mark 4. This is one Component that seems to have gone up in price. One day I’ll tell you the funny story about why I did not buy a Lynn turntable
Krell 707 3D; Krell 400e (center) 600e; S-1500 (rear); Panasonic 9000 4k player; Revel speakers: Salon 2, Voice 2; W990; SVS subs SB-13 Ultras; JVC DLA-RS3000; Stuart StudioTek100; Krell Cipher; Day Sequerra FM Reference: VPI 19 Mark 4 & SME 309 & Audioquest 404i & Krell KPE

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Re: Turntables you have owned or lusted over.
« Reply #41 on: January 23, 2020, 06:59:19 PM »
 One day I’ll tell you the funny story about why I did not buy a Lynn turntable
Barry, you always have the best (sometimes shocking) stories about your AV adventures. 

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