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Thread Starter 
Who else enjoys spinning vinyl and has purchased a turntable?

What table do you have?

What are your favorite records?
post #2 of 60

I have a Philips 212 with a Shure V15 I've had for 30 years or so

with proper set-up (critical) cartridge alignment, stable, level, speed adjustment, tracking weight and good power (filter) and fresh belts it sounds good (to me at least)

clean records are important

 

I like older jazz, recently Modern Jazz Quartet has been heavy in the rotation (pun intended)

 

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post #3 of 60
Not mine, but the same model:

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I have a NAD 533 (Rega P2 with the NAD logo on the dustcover) with a Grado Blue 1 cartridge. Upgraded from a Technics SL-1600 MK2 about 5 years ago. Love it!

Personally I'm a big fan of late 60's-early 70's psychedelic rock (the obscure stuff) and this gets most time on the TT besides the 80's pop/AOR (both my wife and I enjoy this). I also spin a lot of 30's-40's big band, 50's rock and roll and classic rock.
post #4 of 60
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Arthur PE View Post

I have a Philips 212 with a Shure V15 I've had for 30 years or so
with proper set-up (critical) cartridge alignment, stable, level, speed adjustment, tracking weight and good power (filter) and fresh belts it sounds good (to me at least)
clean records are important

I like older jazz, recently Modern Jazz Quartet has been heavy in the rotation (pun intended)

pag28.jpg

My dad had that exact same model. I used to make copies of albums onto cassette tapes with it. Used an old dual window Teac deck. Sounded great in the car.
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Not mine, but the same model:

228


I have a NAD 533 (Rega P2 with the NAD logo on the dustcover) with a Grado Blue 1 cartridge. Upgraded from a Technics SL-1600 MK2 about 5 years ago. Love it!

Personally I'm a big fan of late 60's-early 70's psychedelic rock (the obscure stuff) and this gets most time on the TT besides the 80's pop/AOR (both my wife and I enjoy this). I also spin a lot of 30's-40's big band, 50's rock and roll and classic rock.

Rega tables and Grado carts are really good.
post #5 of 60
Thread Starter 
Some shots of my table which is a VPI Scoutmaster. First up, my original Grado Sonata:

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Then I upgraded to a Lyra Argo(i) for more resolution although the Sonata was really good. I also added in a Modwright SWP 9.0SE phono stage.

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This photo was featured in a CNET column and on VPI's site. Effect was done by shining a bright LED light through colored vinyl (Easy Tiger by Ryan Adams above and Miles Davis Kind of Blue 50th Anniversary Edition below) on top of a semi-translucent acrylic platter.
post #6 of 60
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post #7 of 60
Used to have a Rega P3 with a Rega Super Bias. Excellent combo!
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Technics 1200 MKII. Probably the most famous DJ turntables out there. Built to last like tanks. Unfortunately, I believe they stopped manufacturing them circa 2010. Of course, they're all over the 2nd hand market because they can't die.

 

I haven't touched a lot of my records for a while, but I'm mainly into 70s, 80s disco, jazz, funk, electronic stuff with some 90s music as well.

post #9 of 60
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by videocrew View Post

Used to have a Rega P3 with a Rega Super Bias. Excellent combo!

I like the Rega P3. Good table for the money.
post #10 of 60
Re: Bang and Olufsen Beogram RX2.

I suspect I already know the answer, but thought I would ask anyway.

Thrifted a Bang and Olufsen Beogram RX2 today for $75. There was a note inside that said may need new needle and belt might be loose, but, in any case, I can return it for a full refund within two days and so figured why not. Brought it home and, sure enough, when the arm went down, it didn't grab a groove and play a track, just sits with the sound of a needle on nothing coming from both speakers, as if the skate needs adjustment, but no way to adjust skate that I can see. Forwarded it to midway on a track and same thing.

I'm going to try finding a stereo repair shop tomorrow, but don't hold much hope in a town this size. In the off chance anyone has experience, any suggestions? Given the price of B&O cartridges, I figure I'll take it back if it needs a new one, and I'll take it back regardless if I can't make it work in 48 hours. Thanks.
post #11 of 60
How timely is this thread? I'm listening to this as I type:
Steely Dan's "Gaucho" on a Music Hall 2.2LE, amps are two Dynakit MK3s, (only one pictured), Preamp is an old Sonographe SC1, Speakers are my old tried and true JBL 4310 monitors. You can't really see in the pic but below the TT is a Marantz 2285B which sadly get's no play these days as I only listen to vinyl on this and prefer tubes most of the time. I plan to start using the Marantz as a tuner but need interconnects. Anyway, here's my little bedroom system.

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post #12 of 60

classic set-up

nicely done

 

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Originally Posted by Salad View Post

How timely is this thread? I'm listening to as I type:
Steely Dan's "Gaucho" on a Music Hall 2.2LE, amps are two Dynakit MK3s, (only one pictured), Preamp is an old Sonographe SC1, Speakers are my old tried and true JBL 4310 monitors. You can't really see in the pic but below the TT is a Marantz 2285B which sadly get's no play these days as I only listen to vinyl on this and prefer tubes most of the time. I plan to start using the Marantz as a tuner but need interconnects. Anyway, here's my little bedroom system.
Tsy52.jpg


 

post #13 of 60
Thanks! As far as favorite records, I almost always end up listening either Jazz and 70's rock. Right now I have Steely Dan's "Aja" on and I'm always surprised how right it sounds. Something about tubes, old JBL speakers and that particular music that sounds right. That said, I have Beck's "Sea Change" on deck and it sounds fantastic as well.
post #14 of 60

Steely Dan has some of the best quality (technical, the music is obviously great) around, pretty much a fusion of jazz and 70's rock

Katy Lied is amazing, read the album back cover on how they recorded it, it sounds 'live'


 

my first set-up college days late 70's

my philips TT

dynaco ST70

dynaco PAT4

FMI 80's (a stereophile pick and used in Wilsons first assembly) made by Fulton Musical Industries, the organ people, a smallish (20 x 12 x 10) speaker, they sounded amazing, a bit bass shy obviously, but for jazz, accoustic guitar, voice...perfect

 

lol. old stereophile review with a ST70 and the FMI's http://www.stereophile.com/standloudspeakers/0973fulton/index.html

 

with suitable program material (about which more later), the 80s proved to be more musically natural than any of our Class A–Recommended systems, and were, a very close second in this respect to the almost legendary Quad electrostatic. At $89 each, they must now be considered the best buy in loudspeakers today.

 

another from 1977 the 'cult' of the FMI 80, lol, http://www.stereophile.com/content/fulton-musical-industries-model-80-j-modular-loudspeakers-fmi-cult

 

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Originally Posted by Salad View Post

Thanks! As far as favorite records, I almost always end up listening either Jazz and 70's rock. Right now I have Steely Dan's "Aja" on and I'm always surprised how right it sounds. Something about tubes, old JBL speakers and that particular music that sounds right. That said, I have Beck's "Sea Change" on deck and it sounds fantastic as well.


 

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