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Title: Recommend me a turntable and tonearm setup person.
Post by: macrotrust on September 03, 2018, 11:17
Looking for turntable and tonearm- person to set up and adjustment- anyone can recommend me. I dont have the tools and equipment to do the job- dont intend to spend money on it but rather pays someone to do it.
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Post by: Jagdpanzer on September 03, 2018, 11:21
Check my PM.
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Post by: WindR on September 11, 2018, 19:08
i am also looking for someone. please recommend to me too.
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Post by: scoobydoo on September 11, 2018, 21:31
If it is a LP12, I can recommend one wholeheartedly.
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Post by: Jagdpanzer on September 13, 2018, 21:50
Welcome to the vinyl world, Macrotrust.
You will soon be further poisoned down the road.

If you are already enjoying Nagaoka MM, I cannot imagine if you start using MC cartridge.



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Post by: francishuang on September 15, 2018, 17:15
https://www.ortofon.com/concorde-century-p-862 (https://www.ortofon.com/concorde-century-p-862)
Try this

This poison is very expensive- imagine the NAGAOKA JN-P 500 Replacement needle is US$263 which lasted 150-200 hours or 6 months whichever is earlier. This one not bad

MC cartridge- which cost many times- sure will go broke- furthermore need to buy MC step up transformer to match my phono amp- that is another set of problem. Further more many LP are pre owned- or old LP the wear and tear even greater.

So come poison me which MC cartridge and MC step up transformer to recommend. Anyone. not looking into exotic MC cartridge which cost many thousand. something reasonable that can last- pending how many playing hours.

Vinyl is a luxury item- given the cost is high- which made me think very hard for a long time to come back to Vinyl. Used to play in the past- every few months  need to change needle. For those who are begining to wonder should u get into Vinyl- maybe start with an entry set up- with needle of 100-300 should be go enough to get by.

Alternatively set up your digital properly as to get the best out of it. Getting digital right also not cheap too- given the electronic chain to get the best possible sound. Even if you upgrade to a better DAC- u will face another set of problem too- that is why the law of diminshing return will come in- increase the performance at a decreasing rate of return- incremental return is low given the extra cost to expend.

Actually digital is good - test the below track- not far away or close fight with Vinyl.

Some shiok track to blast your music.

https://open.spotify.com/track/7KVnIDIPIxfHiqwbW67bYw?si=t2iWmy4-TLq5RL4HEf0sFA

https://open.spotify.com/track/019rWY4GSL7iR34iIeGV27?si=09v0BaVwQlWzlR7MAt-b3w

https://open.spotify.com/track/54bh2DMuNnnqJIOlyWUHIs?si=sht2Ltc5QVCNbN4Dubs4NQ

https://open.spotify.com/track/2J3dbL2AnatnT6GZiiJRoq?si=2lLBiKGTRvqwSm3sVV_K2g
Title: Re: Recommend me a turntable and tonearm setup person.
Post by: BadEnglish on September 15, 2018, 19:05
This poison is very expensive- imagine the NAGAOKA JN-P 500 Replacement needle is US$263 which lasted 150-200 hours or 6 months whichever is earlier. This one not bad

MC cartridge- which cost many times- sure will go broke- furthermore need to buy MC step up transformer to match my phono amp- that is another set of problem. Further more many LP are pre owned- or old LP the wear and tear even greater.

So come poison me which MC cartridge and MC step up transformer to recommend. Anyone. not looking into exotic MC cartridge which cost many thousand. something reasonable that can last- pending how many playing hours.

Vinyl is a luxury item- given the cost is high- which made me think very hard for a long time to come back to Vinyl. Used to play in the past- every few months  need to change needle. For those who are begining to wonder should u get into Vinyl- maybe start with an entry set up- with needle of 100-300 should be go enough to get by.

Alternatively set up your digital properly as to get the best out of it. Getting digital right also not cheap too- given the electronic chain to get the best possible sound. Even if you upgrade to a better DAC- u will face another set of problem too- that is why the law of diminshing return will come in- increase the performance at a decreasing rate of return- incremental return is low given the extra cost to expend.

Actually digital is good - test the below track- not far away or close fight with Vinyl.

Some shiok track to blast your music.

https://open.spotify.com/track/7KVnIDIPIxfHiqwbW67bYw?si=t2iWmy4-TLq5RL4HEf0sFA

https://open.spotify.com/track/019rWY4GSL7iR34iIeGV27?si=09v0BaVwQlWzlR7MAt-b3w

https://open.spotify.com/track/54bh2DMuNnnqJIOlyWUHIs?si=sht2Ltc5QVCNbN4Dubs4NQ

https://open.spotify.com/track/2J3dbL2AnatnT6GZiiJRoq?si=2lLBiKGTRvqwSm3sVV_K2g

That makes me wonder whether open reel is a better way to go.
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Post by: francishuang on September 15, 2018, 19:28
The reel tape wear rate is very fast

That makes me wonder whether open reel is a better way to go.
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Post by: BadEnglish on September 15, 2018, 20:09
The reel tape wear rate is very fast

Do you mean compare with vinyl ?
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Post by: francishuang on September 15, 2018, 20:14
Yes sir.

Do you mean compare with vinyl ?
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Post by: BadEnglish on September 15, 2018, 20:18
Yes sir.

Op all right.  But really curious how fast is very fast.  50 play backs ?
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Post by: francishuang on September 15, 2018, 20:37
Very much depend on tape quality and head alingment and of course proper storage.
One may be looking at 100 to 250 plays

Op all right.  But really curious how fast is very fast.  50 play backs ?
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Post by: Jagdpanzer on September 15, 2018, 20:50
I don't think you need to change cartridge every 200 hours. I would say rule of thumb is about 800 hr for most brands. If not, many people who play TT will go broke - fast.

I'm also wondering why your MM stylus replacement is so expensive. You can get the popular top of the line Hana MC for $980.


This poison is very expensive- imagine the NAGAOKA JN-P 500 Replacement needle is US$263 which lasted 150-200 hours or 6 months whichever is earlier. This one not bad

MC cartridge- which cost many times- sure will go broke- furthermore need to buy MC step up transformer to match my phono amp- that is another set of problem. Further more many LP are pre owned- or old LP the wear and tear even greater.


Title: Re: Recommend me a turntable and tonearm setup person.
Post by: BadEnglish on September 15, 2018, 20:57
Very much depend on tape quality and head alingment and of course proper storage.
One may be looking at 100 to 250 plays

Ah then not so bad.
Thanks for info.
Title: Re: Recommend me a turntable and tonearm setup person.
Post by: francishuang on September 17, 2018, 14:23
If really 150 to 200hrs..this kind if cart still can buy meh?? The hana is easy and pleasing to listen to. U can get in touch with audio basic steven
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Post by: Audio on September 17, 2018, 15:37
This topic made me look at the Audio Technica AT-ART1000 Cartridge....

Out of Stock....

(Audio)
Title: Re: Recommend me a turntable and tonearm setup person.
Post by: Jagdpanzer on September 17, 2018, 15:53
Audioline still has stock and their price is good. Call Bobby.

This topic made me look at the Audio Technica AT-ART1000 Cartridge....

Out of Stock....

(Audio)
Title: Re: Recommend me a turntable and tonearm setup person.
Post by: francishuang on September 17, 2018, 15:54
Audioline should still have
Attractive price

This topic made me look at the Audio Technica AT-ART1000 Cartridge....

Out of Stock....

(Audio)
Title: Re: Recommend me a turntable and tonearm setup person.
Post by: francishuang on September 17, 2018, 15:54
Haha
We post same thing same time

Audioline still has stock and their price is good. Call Bobby.
Title: Re: Recommend me a turntable and tonearm setup person.
Post by: macrotrust on September 17, 2018, 23:58
Audioline should still have
Attractive price


Got discount boh?


This topic made me look at the Audio Technica AT-ART1000 Cartridge....

Out of Stock....

(Audio)

Good choice-  this is a MC cartridge leh?
Title: Re: Recommend me a turntable and tonearm setup person.
Post by: francishuang on September 18, 2018, 00:02
Art1000 is ard the 5k region after discount irrc. Look at hana, they are coming up with a new model too

Got discount boh?

Good choice-  this is a MC cartridge leh?
Title: Re: Recommend me a turntable and tonearm setup person.
Post by: macrotrust on May 01, 2019, 18:25
http://www.youtube.com/v/0aRt4d7ImY8&fs=1

Some interesting view from Zouk DJ about Digital vs Vinyl in Club DJ.

If you are into Good Sound quality- Vinyl sound "better"- as explained by the DJ themselves. This will also depend on your set up too.

PS move on from MM to MC cartridge- sound goods to me.
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Post by: jaffrie on May 01, 2019, 20:05
Really Vinyl kills other playback ???? How does this sound to you guys ?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VUkFIHMVpq3r2OBF406ypH_BkwDYPdeG/view?usp=drivesdk
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Post by: macrotrust on May 02, 2019, 00:55
Ai ya this kind of track- prove what- Summer time -Ray Brown Trio- one of my favourite Jazz trio have this CD, and Vinyl- i am a collector of Ray Brown trio LP hehehe. If CD is so good- i will not spend my time and money buying all his LP- they are premium- hard to find too.

Ok this track is nice even Youtube sound goods- given the unique piano style of playing of high octave which  gives the distinct chord. Music is all rounder- where the Zouk DJ is referring to all genre of music  that Vinyl gives the energy & dynamic- u need the bass for clubber to jive. If u love clubbing- u know what i mean.

Thank for your effort to highlight this track- digital is not bad- i still upgrade my digital stuff to higher grade- nothing to rule out in all musical format- most important is enjoyment and satisfaction.

Find me some digital high grade stuff vs Vinyl
https://open.spotify.com/track/0kDAlge7EjjivesNyriP1e?si=merw9CW5R3qc1WCtwRro0Q

https://open.spotify.com/track/6vm9hk35YBDhdJ14x29glO?si=VNqj2r9QQnyclKwgXsoTTw

https://open.spotify.com/track/0j05HcEutUx9mCzPZfmcPJ?si=drLKmvqsTNCUNRGR2CG3Ag

https://open.spotify.com/track/6SJ15stVzvXqGeuI3Gnn6w?si=lqK3A8UTR1-u8ZSpjydh7A






http://www.youtube.com/v/s7Zgq1DqI3k&fs=1
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Post by: jaffrie on May 02, 2019, 11:36
Nice to meet another who shares the same taste for music Macrotrust. You mind taking the time to listen to this clip again, pls share your thoughts & what's the difference in Sq when compared to your LP & Digital set up.

Thanks

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Post by: BTW on May 02, 2019, 12:26
Really Vinyl kills other playback ???? How does this sound to you guys ?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VUkFIHMVpq3r2OBF406ypH_BkwDYPdeG/view?usp=drivesdk

Just my 2 cents...As far as vinyl vs digital... there'll never be one conclusion.. simply because.. each has their own strong points.. I like to use digital to tune my system.. easy... no need to get up from the chair to change tracks etc.. However for pure music enjoyment I prefer Vinyl.. much more relaxing for me... IMHO... keep both and optimise both.. both are good in their own way.
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Post by: jaffrie on May 02, 2019, 13:17
Couldn't agree with you more BTW. I grew  up surrounded by vinyl cause 1 of my brother use to own a record shop. When I started this hobby, vinyl was almost dead.
So I started on the digital path but the vinyl sound stills haunts me hence I always focus on making my system sounds as none digital as possible.
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Post by: BTW on May 02, 2019, 13:25
As I said.. have both... Vinyl has many variables.. that you have to understand control and optimise.. gain matching, VTF, antiskate.. even warp LP and off centre LP can give you problems. Digital is much more predictable and consistent.. but IMHO not so magical.. so have both and maximise it...
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Post by: atx2 on May 02, 2019, 14:48
Ai ya this kind of track- prove what- Summer time -Ray Brown Trio- one of my favourite Jazz trio have this CD, and Vinyl- i am a collector of Ray Brown trio LP hehehe. If CD is so good- i will not spend my time and money buying all his LP- they are premium- hard to find too.

Ok this track is nice even Youtube sound goods- given the unique piano style of playing of high octave which  gives the distinct chord. Music is all rounder- where the Zouk DJ is referring to all genre of music  that Vinyl gives the energy & dynamic- u need the bass for clubber to jive. If u love clubbing- u know what i mean.

Thank for your effort to highlight this track- digital is not bad- i still upgrade my digital stuff to higher grade- nothing to rule out in all musical format- most important is enjoyment and satisfaction.

Find me some digital high grade stuff vs Vinyl
https://open.spotify.com/track/0kDAlge7EjjivesNyriP1e?si=merw9CW5R3qc1WCtwRro0Q

https://open.spotify.com/track/6vm9hk35YBDhdJ14x29glO?si=VNqj2r9QQnyclKwgXsoTTw

https://open.spotify.com/track/0j05HcEutUx9mCzPZfmcPJ?si=drLKmvqsTNCUNRGR2CG3Ag

https://open.spotify.com/track/6SJ15stVzvXqGeuI3Gnn6w?si=lqK3A8UTR1-u8ZSpjydh7A






http://www.youtube.com/v/s7Zgq1DqI3k&fs=1

Wahhh ... nice to know that u r one of the Ray-brown kakis
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Post by: francishuang on May 02, 2019, 16:00
There are music that sound horrible on CD and very good on LP
There are also music that sound horrible on LP and very good on CD.
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Post by: jaffrie on May 02, 2019, 19:23
Aside from the re issues, I think the last batch of properly recorded Lp's were around 80's using analog tape for recording sessions.
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Post by: jerome_the_lang on May 02, 2019, 20:27
Some CDs can sound horrible at first - literally inducing physical pain in the ear - but after some rounds of spinning, become very good.

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Post by: macrotrust on May 03, 2019, 00:18
Digital on Ray Brown Trio- no fight with Vinyl- Did an A/B on both digital vs LP. I have 2 different version of CD vs Bam Bam Bam LP-

Digital- dynamic and soundstage is restricted- not much realism , no intimacy or close proximity with the Live Band- as it is a live recording.

LP- much wider sound stage, airy, much better clarity and separation- piano chord is much sharper and crisp with decay in the high octave. Intimacy is much closer. Much more dynamic- better bass control. Digital lacking in bass- sound muted . I bet u have not tried the LP version of Ray Brown Trio- this is a very good recording. Must have item-if you are a serious Jazz lovers.

For All Jazz lovers- Analogy is the way to go much better  and enjoyable than Digital. No question about it- Not convinced- find a venue n do the comparison- any show room of your choice- dont need any special tuning just pure listening is enough.  I can bring the LP for u.

However not saying Digital is no good- i am just refering to this particular era of Bebop and Hardbop genre of Jazz- Maybe pre 90 era- mostly use Master tape. Digital usually compress with loudness war. I have spend tons of money on CDs over the years. It is never to my satisfaction- Digital is easy to maintain, portable and cheaper too- it can be rip and play anywhere.

Maybe now technology improved with the times- who knows with more Hirez file may beat LP one day. When?

As I said.. have both... Vinyl has many variables.. that you have to understand control and optimise.. gain matching, VTF, antiskate.. even warp LP and off centre LP can give you problems. Digital is much more predictable and consistent.. but IMHO not so magical.. so have both and maximise it...

This one- not a big issue now- Now manufacturers mostly compliant with cartridge and tonearm- plug and play good enough to hear the different unless u have super high end system. I use common audio gear affordable and within reach by most XP bro standard. Even MM cartidge also enjoyable- if one can afford better thing in life- why not- get MC. In fact MM is good for rock music.Really miss it when change over to MC. With MC- i can control with different SUT set up.

I have totally switched over to Jazz LP including Vocal (seldom listen- only chinese track)- not more CD unless it is existing Japanses SACD or red book that i owned- The Japanese made better CD compare to most- referring t Jazz. As for some Chinese track still prefer first release red book- than  those SACD (Venus label exception)- just made it louder. ( no offense to collectors) Some hit and miss SACD- some good and some bad- Not generalizing- but somehow this is my experience.

Having said- please do not ditch digital- i use it everyday- streamer- when in office, travelling & home too. It is is so good and convenient- Many good tracks for all bro to enjoy.


See very shiok track for all to enjoy

https://open.spotify.com/track/0r7mAaKDnJawOtfiFEifpZ?si=Nj1u9-3hTieUy0QZ7BkHFQ

https://open.spotify.com/track/1FKvAEwLUqZRbuvTPbfGYA?si=o_LhviOqRleY1mTRBQdPUA

https://open.spotify.com/track/0RRT94g1fduf5thBol6fYW?si=y6PCoV0wQvWKa92ZpPp2aA

https://open.spotify.com/track/3ayrHkyorPEpeOBvZ76SwG?si=BIc4aZR1S2WNF-cZQdeHEw



Title: Re: Recommend me a turntable and tonearm setup person.
Post by: kenjiro199x on May 03, 2019, 08:38
i am also looking for someone. please recommend to me too.

Me too looking for someone who can help on my turntable issue.
It has jumping issue.
It is a MT-5 Mcintosh turntable. Appreciated much.
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Post by: Jagdpanzer on May 03, 2019, 08:40
Pm me and I send you an expert on TT setup. Most bros here consult him.

Me too looking for someone who can help on my turntable issue.
It has jumping issue.
It is a MT-5 Mcintosh turntable. Appreciated much.
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Post by: blue_starfish on May 03, 2019, 11:29
Aside from the re issues, I think the last batch of properly recorded Lp's were around 80's using analog tape for recording sessions.

Not entirely true. There are exceptions where digital recordings sound very good. At least my ears cannot tell them apart from analog recording. Think Dire Straits (Brothers in Arms onwards), Ry Cooder, Donald Fagan (Nightfly) and some (not all) from Telarc.
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Post by: jaffrie on May 03, 2019, 13:37
That's true Starfish but in general I think is correct. When Decca went digital you could tell immediately some magic was lost.
Anyway Im tempted to try vinyl but having to start an LP collection is so so costly now.
What would you guys recommend for a ready to play TT if my budget is only 5K ?

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Post by: Jagdpanzer on May 03, 2019, 14:06
Mofi (Mobile Fidelity) top turntable and phonostage. All for less than $4.5k. Easy to sell off if you change your mind.

That's true Starfish but in general I think is correct. When Decca went digital you could tell immediately some magic was lost.
Anyway Im tempted to try vinyl but having to start an LP collection is so so costly now.
What would you guys recommend for a ready to play TT if my budget is only 5K ?


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Post by: stvc on May 03, 2019, 14:13
http://www.youtube.com/v/0aRt4d7ImY8&fs=1

Some interesting view from Zouk DJ about Digital vs Vinyl in Club DJ.

If you are into Good Sound quality- Vinyl sound "better"- as explained by the DJ themselves. This will also depend on your set up too.

PS move on from MM to MC cartridge- sound goods to me.

you purposely bring this thread up for me is it ?::)
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Post by: blue_starfish on May 03, 2019, 16:34
What would you guys recommend for a ready to play TT if my budget is only 5K ?

Second Mo-Fi. Alternatives are Rega RP6, EAT and Origin Live. All have different presentations in sound and looks. So choose the one that suits you best. Don't forget to put aside some money for a phono stage. 
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Post by: Jagdpanzer on May 03, 2019, 17:16
$4.5k includes the most expensive Mofi phonostage.

Second Mo-Fi. Alternatives are Rega RP6, EAT and Origin Live. All have different presentations in sound and looks. So choose the one that suits you best. Don't forget to put aside some money for a phono stage. 
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Post by: jaffrie on May 03, 2019, 20:48
Hi Guys,
Thanks for the suggestion. Re MoFi are you speaking of the Ultra Deck & which phono stage & cartridge does it come with ?
Title: Re: Recommend me a turntable and tonearm setup person.
Post by: macrotrust on May 04, 2019, 00:55
http://www.youtube.com/v/EdRjbd4r9jg&fs=1

Watch our Singapore "Michael Fremer" Bro Ian which give u some insight what to expect and take the guess work out- End of the day it is your ear that will decide which turntable u like.

Stick to the budget that you have allocated. U  need to get other accessories too. Slowly and surely u will get to enjoy the "real stuff" that is missing out. Not sure feel free to ask around many XP fellows here- they are experienced and will share their knowledge with you.

Below is the website for Mofi-

http://www.retrophonic.sg/category/record-players-turntables/
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Post by: macrotrust on May 04, 2019, 01:09
you purposely bring this thread up for me is it ?::)

Sharing knowledge is important so  All XP fellows benefit from people who spin LP everyday for living- Surely they are the man who keep clubbers happy. They are like the professional F1 driver- good to pick up some cue from them.

Go ahead and purchase your ideal Vinyl- Your current DAC is one of the  top league. My impression is below

http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=124223.480

Whoever get it from you -surely will know what they are getting it for. Don't wait- don't come everyday. Like me see it just grab if you can afford it- otherwise be contended with what is given now.

http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=285130.msg1307118#msg1307118
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Post by: blue_starfish on May 04, 2019, 10:38
Mo-Fi also available from New Disc Village (Ernest) at Adelphi L3. Advantage of going to Adelphi to listen is that in the same building you can audition the Rega RP6 and Avid. On the same floor as New Disc Village you can audition EAT, Origin Live and Mitchell Gyro. Happy hunting.
Title: Re: Recommend me a turntable and tonearm setup person.
Post by: FGreen on May 04, 2019, 11:30
A forgotten thread on vinyl, but informative enough to bump up here

http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=109780.0
Title: Re: Recommend me a turntable and tonearm setup person.
Post by: stvc on May 04, 2019, 11:48
Sharing knowledge is important so  All XP fellows benefit from people who spin LP everyday for living- Surely they are the man who keep clubbers happy. They are like the professional F1 driver- good to pick up some cue from them.

Go ahead and purchase your ideal Vinyl- Your current DAC is one of the  top league. My impression is below

http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=124223.480

Whoever get it from you -surely will know what they are getting it for. Don't wait- don't come everyday. Like me see it just grab if you can afford it- otherwise be contended with what is given now.

http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=285130.msg1307118#msg1307118

Still exploring, gotta learn before purchase. Will take sometime to make decision. I really likeit sound as compare to digital.
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Post by: jaffrie on May 04, 2019, 12:22
Thanks guys for the heads up . Now let's move on to Lp's what's the price like per album now, I see that they range from $40-$100 plus. Can't imagine what it'll cost me if I collect as many as what I spend on my Cds now  :-X :-X :- :-X

Thank again
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Post by: blue_starfish on May 04, 2019, 12:42
The good news is that the newer reissues are sonically very good in itself. Available from $30 to $100+ depending on label, factory and number of records inside. You pay a hefry premium for 45 RPM, and audiophile manufacture like One Step. IMHO these are worth only if you really love the album and must have the best version to spin regularly.

Plenty of decent reissues so no need to hunt for costly first press or NOS unless it is for bragging rights. However, the reissues come in 180g and 200g which means that your shelves need to be strong to take the weight. As your collection grows, you will need a record cleaner sooner or later to clear away the inevitable fungus that strikes in our humid air.
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Post by: atx2 on May 06, 2019, 13:46
Thanks guys for the heads up . Now let's move on to Lp's what's the price like per album now, I see that they range from $40-$100 plus. Can't imagine what it'll cost me if I collect as many as what I spend on my Cds now  :-X :-X :- :-X

Thank again

Disc will rot after 10 years +- down the road. Vinyls can get scratches if never hander with cares but it will still sound great after many years.
Title: Re: Recommend me a turntable and tonearm setup person.
Post by: atx2 on May 06, 2019, 14:05
A forgotten thread on vinyl, but informative enough to bump up here

http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=109780.0

wow 2012! Luckily I never give up on vinyls
Title: Re: Recommend me a turntable and tonearm setup person.
Post by: Jagdpanzer on May 08, 2019, 07:36
And investing in newly issued vinyl (esp Mofi) can sometimes be better than stock investment.
Usually make profit, break even or lose a bit after if one decides to sell.

Disc will rot after 10 years +- down the road. Vinyls can get scratches if never hander with cares but it will still sound great after many years.
Title: Re: Recommend me a turntable and tonearm setup person.
Post by: atx2 on May 08, 2019, 10:55
And investing in newly issued vinyl (esp Mofi) can sometimes be better than stock investment.
Usually make profit, break even or lose a bit after if one decides to sell.


First the Mofi Step 1 Santana - Abraxas next will be the UHQR Jimi Hendrix all crazy
Title: Re: Recommend me a turntable and tonearm setup person.
Post by: Chowbotak on May 15, 2019, 21:12
Sorry to hijack this thread. Can recommend some Mofi titles (preferably rock) that in your opinion, better sounding than the original pressed? I don't have much luck with them. Most Mofi LPs I have don't sound better than the original pressed.
Title: Re: Recommend me a turntable and tonearm setup person.
Post by: jerome_the_lang on May 16, 2019, 11:32
Hunt down the Singapore pressing of Santana Abraxas...
Title: Re: Recommend me a turntable and tonearm setup person.
Post by: Chowbotak on May 16, 2019, 13:55
Wah another Sg pressed recommendation. Someone previously recommended Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell. Still cunt find. Back to topic ;D
Title: Re: Recommend me a turntable and tonearm setup person.
Post by: jerome_the_lang on May 16, 2019, 17:43
Still cunt find.

You didn't follow the smell...

 :P
Title: Re: Recommend me a turntable and tonearm setup person.
Post by: francishuang on May 16, 2019, 20:50
Have extras?

Hunt down the Singapore pressing of Santana Abraxas...