What stereo(s) do you listen to? What do you want?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Artisan Fan, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. holbrookk

    holbrookk New Member

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    Shure 420 sure are nice
     


  2. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    Sorry, not to sound like a complete idiot.. But what exactly do you mean by changing the isolation? And what would spikes do?

    Thx


    Adds stability. Gets rid of vibration. Just a suggestion.
     


  3. breitlingman

    breitlingman Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the spikes. Reverse spikes in this case might be best, as to prevent vibration from the speakers transmitting to the turntables.

    Spikes stop vibrations from travelling towards the pointed end.. if that makes sense. So if you set the speakers on spikes pointing upwards, the vibrations from the speakers would not travel into the table. Spikes pointing downwards would allow the speakers to dissipate vibrations into the table, but not vibrations from the table from transferring to the speakers.
     


  4. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    Spikes do not have directional properties wrt. transmitting vibration. They reduce vibration because you're putting weight on a tiny point coupling the mass of the speaker to the thing it's sitting on. If you glued your speakers to the floor, you'd get the same effect.

    --Andre
     


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    Adds stability. Gets rid of vibration. Just a suggestion.
    I don't think I'm noticing any vibration in my playback. Is that something you will generally hear or is it faint? I do keep the needles weighted extremely heavy on the tone arm but it's okay because the serato records don't last that long anyway. And I hate when I'm recording a set and someone starts dancing and there vibrations make the needle pop.
     


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    lol

    that joke will never get old.
     


  7. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    And I hate when I'm recording a set and someone starts dancing and there vibrations make the needle pop.

    In the dancing case, you need isolation, not coupling. Spikes (coupling) won't help, but some kind of sprung arrangement (isolation) might.

    BTW, GQGeek, get a receiver with preouts while you're waiting for your surround preamp. They're cheap, and generally have all the latest features.

    --Andre
     


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    Hang your DJ table from the ceiling...
     


  9. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    Hang your DJ table from the ceiling...

    Good idea, and simple too.

    --Andre
     


  10. GQgeek

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    ^^ Good Call. Just pulled trigger on a mint condition Onkyo TX-SR805 for $350 with local pick-up. It should be a good hold-over.

    It has Audyssey MultEQ XT, all the new codecs, good dacs, AV sync, and pre-outs.

    Now if I could only decide on shelves...
     


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    Hang your DJ table from the ceiling...

    lol, nah, I'll just stick to heavily weighting the cartridge/needle on the tone arm.. It works just fine. It may just wear the stylus unnecessarily fast but in my case, it's necessary.
     


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    Heh, didnt know this thread was here.

    KEF 107 speakers
    Unison Research tube amp
    Mark Levinson DAC
    Rega Planet CD player w/ optical out to DAC
    Rotel DVD Player
    QUAD FM4 Tuner
    AR "The AR Turntable" 1984 vintage table w/ Well Tempered arm
    Cambridge Audio phono preamp
    Creek headphone amp

    In other rooms of my house, I have a pair of LINN Kleidith speakers and a pair of KEF 103/3 hooked up to random equipment

    Latest acquisition: I'm auditioning a SONOS ZP90 via ethernet and the optical output as a pass thru. Sounds pretty good. Only downside is that it doesnt support 24 bit recordings which sucks, I have a bunch of vinyl rips I cant use.
     


  13. Artisan Fan

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    ^Good system but I personally would upgrade the phono stage.
     


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    ^Good system but I personally would upgrade the phono stage.

    Ha ha, I almost didnt list it :)

    You're definitely right. I bought it as a temporary solution since my amp doesnt have a phono stage, just a phono input.

    I'm a couple of months away from upgrading my amp. We added a new room to our house which is a much larger listening room than I had before. My amp, while heavy on current, is low power and just cant deliver the same bass it could in a smaller volume space. A shame, I love that amp.

    So because of that I plan on getting a new preamp with a built in phono stage or I'll upgrade the phono pre if the preamp I decide on doesnt have a phono stage. I didnt want to spend much considering the upcoming change.
     


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    Mark Levinson DAC

    What other DACs did you audition before settling on the Levinson? I'm about to get into the market. Leaning towards Lavry, but I'm open minded.
     


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