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DirtDawg
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Re: What kind of turntable do you have?
Reply #50 - 11/23/17 at 07:24:28
 
I have three.

Two old Dual and one Technics.

Honestly I listen to the one with the lowest "ratings" most often.

It is a direct drive, semi-automatic Dual from the early '80s.
I had to add some car door deadening material to its innards to keep the low frequency feedback from annoying me after I discovered real low frequencies.

I intend to upgrade my pre-amp, before I even consider looking at any other turntables.
They all work well.
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Reply #51 - 11/24/17 at 07:18:08
 
Thank you Archie and Jeff Smiley
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Re: What kind of turntable do you have?
Reply #52 - 11/27/17 at 16:26:12
 
I have a VPI Scout 1.1 with an Ortofon Quintet Bronze. Phono stage is Aqvox Phono 2Ci mk ll, running balanced.
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Reply #53 - 12/01/17 at 01:41:34
 
Rega RP6 w/Exact 2
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Reply #54 - 12/01/17 at 01:50:35
 
Nottingham Interspace w/ heavy platter, modified Rega RB300 arm and Dynavector 20x2 LO cartridge.  I have this paired with a Dynavector P75MKII phono preamp and iFi Micro iTube2 Tube Buffer/Pre-Amplifier (just use the buffer setting).

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Re: What kind of turntable do you have?
Reply #55 - 12/06/17 at 02:26:21
 
I have already replied to this post but I have two photos I'd like to share.
The VPI Scout Master with some White vinyl playing. My youngest daughter bought her first LP  :).
 The next photo is the Grado Sonata v2 I just installed
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VPI Scoutmaster, Grado Sonata 2, Counterpoint pre amp and amp (modded by Altavista Audio), Proac sp. and home made subs. Lots of room treatment. Anti-cable sp cables and IC, Decware IC, ZKit 1.
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Reply #56 - 12/06/17 at 02:31:30
 
Photo of the Grado Sonata V2
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Reply #57 - 05/18/18 at 16:32:30
 
Upgraded AR XA here.
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Reply #58 - 06/05/18 at 23:21:51
 
I have a Dual 1229 and a Thoren's TD-124. I just acquired a ebony Yamamota wooden headshell and would appreciate cartridge suggestions for the Thorens. It currently has a Audio Technica cartridge although I don't know which one that sounds pretty good to me. I have a Goldring 10-20 that was given to me that doesn't have a stylus. I hesitate to by a $300 stylus not knowing if the cartridge is good or not. Is there anyway to tell?
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Reply #59 - 06/05/18 at 23:56:50
 
I think the part that wears out is the stylus and suspension which are both part of what you'd be replacing.  The cartridge windings should be fine.

If you want to stay with moving magnet carts, the Ortofon Black or OM40 are both excellent.
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Reply #60 - 06/06/18 at 01:00:45
 
Thanks, I'm not to well versed in cartridge knowledge.
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Re: What kind of turntable do you have?
Reply #61 - 06/06/18 at 08:31:11
 
Showme,
Great question and very universal concern.  However, I feel that in order for us to best advise, it would be helpful to know what genre of music you hold to the highest, and what aural attributes are most appealing.  Cartridges are as unique as people.  There are a ton of folks on this forum that are extremely pleased with the cartridges they have adopted, but that does not guarantee success in your vinyl rig based on what you may tend to covet when it comes to sound quality.

What is the majority makeup, genre-wise, of your current vinyl collection?

What sound attributes are most important? (transparency, dynamics, treble sparkle, bass, etc)

I have gone through too many cartridges before realizing that I need to better define some things before engaging in a more focused, purposeful search for the right cartridge.

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Reply #62 - 06/06/18 at 14:33:51
 
Jeff thanks for your response. I'll try to address a few of the questions. The two systems that have turntables both use Marantz receivers. A 2325 and a 2230. I'm 72 and so I listen to a lot of older music. I'm not too avant garde. Nora Jones, Boz Scaggs, Chris Isaak, Dire Straits etc. I wish I knew more about addressing your questions than I do but maybe that's a start. My other two rigs are tube amp setups with out turntables. One is a Zen with Betsy's playing CD's and streaming Tidal the other is a Scott 299D just playing CD's along with a tuner.
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Reply #63 - 07/09/18 at 11:19:21
 
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Re: What kind of turntable do you have?
Reply #64 - 07/24/18 at 02:07:06
 
Hello all,
A lot has happened since the original musings about the Amazon Grand Referenz/ Moerch DP8 combo. Tried the Fidelity Research FR66S on that table, and to my ears, a slight improvement over the Moerch. Though I could easily see others preferring the Moerch. A taste preference, if you will.

Both the Moerch and FR66s are gone now. A new king has arrived.

I have a 12 inch Riggle Universal Woody tonearm mounted on the Amazon Grand Referenz, using the AT 150MLX. This is, without a doubt, the absolute best and most natural and realistic music reproduction I have ever heard. Listening to an early first pressing Island pink rim Traffic " John Barleycorn Must Die ", I am completely lost and immersed.
I'm done.

Cheers,                        Crazy Bill
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Reply #65 - 09/13/18 at 19:01:30
 
An early Well Tempered 'Table. They use silicone suspension instead of bearings. On the down sides, set up is unorthodox and dampening is via fluid level so one may never be satisfied it's set up 'perfectly', it's tricky moving them (fluid again), the arm wiring seems no heavier than a hair so pins will almost certainly break off when you remove a cart and the original matte black finish can wear right off. On the plus side, I find the sound quality excellent with the right cart. It's remarkably free of resonances and about as quiet a 'table as can be had. Looks like this one (not my photo) but the motor block on mine is square:

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