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My kickstarter Floating record player is not working properly frown.gif
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And it's finally motivated me to fix up my old LP12. I have a really old motor and the internal leads, if anyone wants these for spares for the cost of postage, let me know before I chuck them out.

Goodbye stock old stuff, hello Hercules II, Cirkus subchassis and a Ittok tone arm that's been 'souped up' by Audio Origami
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Score one for the little guy with this NuPrime IDA-8 I picked up. Demo'd it for a weekend and didn't feel the need to cross shop. I can't get over how good it is. I had real concerns over such a small amp driving some thirsty speakers as my Linns but it never misses a beat and can go louder than my ears can take. Superb imaging and the mid and highs are excellent (although the highs are more due to the speakers being 3 way I think). The bass has punch and definition even though these are bookshelves. I guess the DAC is good but have no point of reference. Still using an older Squeezebox Touch - will eventually ugprade to a Bluesound Node.
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Nice pickup.

I am currently cross-shopping Integrated/DACs for my small listening room. If we don't get super snowed in this weekend I am going to try and demo the following: Hegel H80, NuPrime IDA8 or a IDA 16, Parasound Halo. The Hegel has incredible reviews.

The Hegel is excellent but also check out the new Peachtree Audio Nova Series. I heard the new line at Axpona 2016 and they sounded excellent plus the design is very stylish.
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Score one for the little guy with this NuPrime IDA-8 I picked up. Demo'd it for a weekend and didn't feel the need to cross shop. I can't get over how good it is. I had real concerns over such a small amp driving some thirsty speakers as my Linns but it never misses a beat and can go louder than my ears can take. Superb imaging and the mid and highs are excellent (although the highs are more due to the speakers being 3 way I think). The bass has punch and definition even though these are bookshelves. I guess the DAC is good but have no point of reference. Still using an older Squeezebox Touch - will eventually ugprade to a Bluesound Node.

I posted before I saw this. Congrats!
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"And it's finally motivated me to fix up my old LP12. I have a really old motor and the internal leads, if anyone wants these for spares for the cost of postage, let me know before I chuck them out.

Goodbye stock old stuff, hello Hercules II, Cirkus subchassis and a Ittok tone arm that's been 'souped up' by Audio Origami"

...and?
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Hello Artisan Fan.

rofl

never put two and two together....smile.gif
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just picked up one of these along with a 15 IPS recording of Coleman Hawkins. Heavens to Murgatroyd...it's dandy sounding!

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what would be a better setup for a macbook:

swan m50w
or
pioneer sp-bs22 with a topping or smsl t-amp
or
jbl lsr305

my biggest issue with the latter is actually the size and the fact that i'd need two power outlets.
Edited by conqueror - 7/8/16 at 6:41am
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My father owned a small west coast (WA, OR, ID, HI) chain of record stores from the late 60's - 84' called DJ's Sound CIty. He passed away in 2008, but I'm thinking about having an interesting set of speakers restored. Any advice for speaker restoration. I know nothing about audio.



I always thought they were cool looking growing up! Apparently they were a dealer promo kind of thing.
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Originally Posted by RedLantern View Post

My father owned a small west coast (WA, OR, ID, HI) chain of record stores from the late 60's - 84' called DJ's Sound CIty. He passed away in 2008, but I'm thinking about having an interesting set of speakers restored. Any advice for speaker restoration. I know nothing about audio.



I always thought they were cool looking growing up! Apparently they were a dealer promo kind of thing.

No baffling, no bracing, and a reflective surface inside the cabinets... doesn't add up to something worth restoring. I see a hole in the woofers, is that what you want to restore? I guess for the sake of novelty, but I can't imagine those sound very good. Anyway, measure the woofer (or get a ser nr off it), there are no shortage of suspension kits out there to fix that.

What else is wrong?
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Sumvision V-Cube 5.1 Bluetooth Home Cinema Surround Sound Speaker System (no separate amp required).

Saving money to buy this beast! its a built gaming sound speaker.

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