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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post
 

 

Pretty sure the collar on this if faux, but this fucking thing is rad.

The fur looks real from here, maybe dyed?  Can't imagine fake fur on an Oxxford cashmere piece.  That thing is pretty sweet.

 

Bowties, picked up all at once, From Brioni to Rooster, RT, Carrott & Gibbs, BB, some others...

Nice glen plaid flannel ff PRL

Gucci

I love these, already have these two colors though.

 

post #25082 of 51155

^^^

 

i have to agree about that collar. i've seen 1 or 2 oxxfords jackets and those folks seem to not fuck around lol. tags or no, i'd try to ID that fur. beautiful coat, i'd like to see in person.

post #25083 of 51155
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Originally Posted by TheNeedMachine View Post
 

OK vinyl heads GO!  In serious pursuit of a new turntable.  Spoilered for those who do not care:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 

I've got an RP1 with the performance package. It sounded great without it. It sounds more than great with it. That table is definitely worth the money.

post #25084 of 51155
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Originally Posted by TheNeedMachine View Post

OK vinyl heads GO!  In serious pursuit of a new turntable.  Spoilered for those who do not care: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Not sure yet which receiver or speakers I'll go with - have a few receivers but only one is vintage with phono amp built in (so I wouldn't need a separate phono amp, nor a turntable with one built-in)...and a few sets of speakers but probably go with either my pair of vintage B&O redlines or the massive Epicures I picked up a couple months ago...plus some rear bookshelf speakers I have - Polk or whatever I have that matches well.  Will add an amp and probably separate EQ later.

I'm leaning towards new, instead of vintage, even tho I know there are some great vintage turntables out there...but I want to see/hear in person before I buy and I want something visually pleasing / minty as well.

I really REALLY want the Thorens TD 295 MK IV in mahogany.  It's just beautiful.  But list $1200 is ... hard to swallow:





Next on the list is a Rega RP1, and at around ~$450 is a bargain compared to the Thorens, and also has good specs...but they also sell a "performance package" for like $150 that takes it to the "next level", which makes me think that the base model is just meh and I'd be looking at $600 if I wanted something nice:

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v80), quality = 100



At the bottom of the list - surprisingly - is a TEAC TN-300 for $400 - not known for turntables but this one has nice looks, decent specs, an on-board phono amp and USB port so I can record my vinyl if I ever wanted to (probably wouldn't).  I'm sure the "wood" finish is laminate at best, a sticker at worst:




Any suggestions / caveats?  If I had money raining from my arse, I'd go McIntosh - no question - but a $7k + turntable is not an option at the moment.
  

TL;DR: I need a good turntable, good cartridge (Ortofon or higher end AT), and nice looks at a good price.  Casual listener, not audiophile range.

Thanks!

Sounds like you're aiming for a good, middle-of-the-road TT, am I correct (not entry level and not super high end)?

The Rega is an excellent choice for the price-range. However, I've heard fantastic things about the U-Turn Orbit, especially for the price ($300). The Orbit Plus comes in cheaper than the Rega and the Orbit base model is only $179.

http://store.uturnaudio.com/products/orbit-plus-turntable

Also I'd consider the Music Hall MMF-2, but the Rega comes in a little cheaper and I'd say they are pretty much on the same level.

I wouldn't write off vintage completely either. There's some great looking turntables available in the $300-$450 range that don't scream "1970's". One of my favorites is the Denon DP-1100.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-Denon-DP-1100-Manual-Analog-Turntable-Record-Player-For-Audiophile-Free-Ship-/361460363150?hash=item5428b76f8e:g:u0sAAOSwrklVcJo9
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by impuntura View Post

How is it even possible I never got a mention.
For me hands down the winner is that Hockney lithograph.
Whatever came of that anyway

You gotta get a nom or nom yourself in the Cheapies thread!

No idea what happened to the Hockney, @amerikajinda can you give us an update?
post #25086 of 51155
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Happy friggin new year to me.

That's pretty good, but...



look what I found.

post #25087 of 51155
^cmonnnnnnn for real?!
post #25088 of 51155
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Timmah View Post

That's pretty good, but...

look what I found.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


post #25089 of 51155
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Originally Posted by Timmah View Post

That's pretty good, but...



look what I found.


lurker[1].gif

Want to know what's in the box!!
post #25090 of 51155
@double00, thanks for the help? What sets the lvc line apart? Different labeling?


Re: the fur collar, burn test was inconclusive, so I was trying to play it safe. But I agree that fake fur on an Oxxford is weird.
post #25091 of 51155
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Originally Posted by Timmah View Post

That's pretty good, but...

look what I found.


post #25092 of 51155
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Originally Posted by TheNeedMachine View Post

OK vinyl heads GO!  In serious pursuit of a new turntable.  Spoilered for those who do not care: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Not sure yet which receiver or speakers I'll go with - have a few receivers but only one is vintage with phono amp built in (so I wouldn't need a separate phono amp, nor a turntable with one built-in)...and a few sets of speakers but probably go with either my pair of vintage B&O redlines or the massive Epicures I picked up a couple months ago...plus some rear bookshelf speakers I have - Polk or whatever I have that matches well.  Will add an amp and probably separate EQ later.

I'm leaning towards new, instead of vintage, even tho I know there are some great vintage turntables out there...but I want to see/hear in person before I buy and I want something visually pleasing / minty as well.

I really REALLY want the Thorens TD 295 MK IV in mahogany.  It's just beautiful.  But list $1200 is ... hard to swallow:





Next on the list is a Rega RP1, and at around ~$450 is a bargain compared to the Thorens, and also has good specs...but they also sell a "performance package" for like $150 that takes it to the "next level", which makes me think that the base model is just meh and I'd be looking at $600 if I wanted something nice:

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v80), quality = 100



At the bottom of the list - surprisingly - is a TEAC TN-300 for $400 - not known for turntables but this one has nice looks, decent specs, an on-board phono amp and USB port so I can record my vinyl if I ever wanted to (probably wouldn't).  I'm sure the "wood" finish is laminate at best, a sticker at worst:




Any suggestions / caveats?  If I had money raining from my arse, I'd go McIntosh - no question - but a $7k + turntable is not an option at the moment.
  

TL;DR: I need a good turntable, good cartridge (Ortofon or higher end AT), and nice looks at a good price.  Casual listener, not audiophile range.

Thanks!

It's no secret I love the Thorens I got from Nat, but if you end up in that price category, audition a Clear Audio Concept, too. I just installed one for a friend not too long ago and it's seriously high quality.

You must have a local shop that has a used section. If you make it down to Tampa again soon, check out Audio Visions South. That same friend has been workin with them for over 20 years. The owner, George, is a great guy and will be more than happy to help. They have a great used selection, too.

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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Sounds like you're aiming for a good, middle-of-the-road TT, am I correct (not entry level and not super high end)?

The Rega is an excellent choice for the price-range. However, I've heard fantastic things about the U-Turn Orbit, especially for the price ($300). The Orbit Plus comes in cheaper than the Rega and the Orbit base model is only $179.

http://store.uturnaudio.com/products/orbit-plus-turntable

Also I'd consider the Music Hall MMF-2, but the Rega comes in a little cheaper and I'd say they are pretty much on the same level.

I wouldn't write off vintage completely either. There's some great looking turntables available in the $300-$450 range that don't scream "1970's". One of my favorites is the Denon DP-1100.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-Denon-DP-1100-Manual-Analog-Turntable-Record-Player-For-Audiophile-Free-Ship-/361460363150?hash=item5428b76f8e:g:u0sAAOSwrklVcJo9

Funny. My dad has a DP-60L. It's the TT I grew up in front of.
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Yep I found this awesome box. The insides are missing sadly which makes it lose half it's value.

Also I couldn't find the watch either. A trip to the same store is planned every day this week though.
post #25094 of 51155

lol love it well played

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