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Posted: May 18, 2022 - 4:25am

 Red_Dragon wrote:
Got a Crutchfield catalog last week, turntables are starting to interest me.... Fairly new Yamaha receiver; 100 watts per channel, KLH towers - rocks the house and sounds terrific.
 

wha? people are going back to turntables?

just so everyone knows, there aren't going to be turntables in space, the moon, mars or zero g

ever see a turntable on star trek?

there are turntable museums now...
{#Arrowd}

Sometimes I have a dream. I’m Marty McFly and I’m sitting in the time machine built from a modified DeLorean. 1958 is the year that I see in the time navigation system. Then, suddenly, I’m sitting in a living room enjoying with The Komet, the complete Home Entertainment Center for its time, made by the KUBA Corporation from 1957 to 1962 in Wolfenbuttel, West Germany.

The Kuba Corporation manufactured the Komet from 1957 to 1962 in Wolfenbuttel, West Germany.

The design is reminiscent of a sailboat. “The early models usually came with a pull-out, 4-speed Telefunken phonograph on the left, and a television tuner in the center which received both UHF and VHF signals, the Telefunken multi-band radio receiver on the right picked up AM, FM, SW and LW frequencies. KUBA also released models that featured a storage shelf, commonly used as a small bar or to store vinyl record albums, or for an additional charge, you could order a magneto-phone wire recorder. Wire recorders were the forerunners to reel-to-reel and cassette audio recorders. The top cabinet has eight speakers; six speakers on the top of the sail and two horn speakers pointing forward located beneath the main console. The suggested retail price for this model was 2,798 DeutchMarks or approximately $1,260,” explains The Early Television Foundation and Museum.

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Posted: May 18, 2022 - 1:57am

 Steely_D wrote:
New Pro-ject Evo turntable ordered. The Technics SL-D1 I've had for...forty?...years is too wobbly despite me cleaning it. Bought it open box and through a cash-back portal and had some money on discount points on file with Crutchfield, so that lessened the significant sting. But buying two turntables in four decades isn't too much, I don't reckon.
 
Nice.  You'll probably need a new preamp to go with that.

I highly recommend one of these if you can still find them. 

 https://pro-jectusa.com/product/phono-box-ds2-usb/

Worth every penny.  I got one about 2 months ago and it is burned in now and sounds simply gorgeous.   It will also handle all your digitizing / ripping needs as a bonus even up to DSD should you be so inclined.  I'm doing everything now in 24 bit 96 khz wav.  It will also handle any kind of cartridge you can throw at it. And will plug into nearly any computer as well bypassing whatever onboard soundcard for a pure uninterrupted digital signal straight from the preamp, without ground loop hums or other known noise issues using analogue into the soundcards.

A big upgrade from my first ProJect USB phono preamp which has lasted 5 years so far and was always on.  Still works but it was time and these things are getting hard to come by if you want to do any quality ripping. The advantage these ProJects have over most other ADC preamps is the variable gain for the USB out signal.  That is critical to getting the right recording signal levels for capture.
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Posted: May 17, 2022 - 7:59pm

 Steely_D wrote:

New Pro-ject Evo turntable ordered. The Technics SL-D1 I've had for...forty?...years is too wobbly despite me cleaning it.

Bought it open box and through a cash-back portal and had some money on discount points on file with Crutchfield, so that lessened the significant sting. But buying two turntables in four decades isn't too much, I don't reckon.






Got a Crutchfield catalog last week, turntables are starting to interest me....

Fairly new Yamaha receiver; 100 watts per channel, KLH towers - rocks the house and sounds terrific.
Steely_D

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Posted: May 17, 2022 - 7:19pm

New Pro-ject Evo turntable ordered. The Technics SL-D1 I've had for...forty?...years is too wobbly despite me cleaning it.

Bought it open box and through a cash-back portal and had some money on discount points on file with Crutchfield, so that lessened the significant sting. But buying two turntables in four decades isn't too much, I don't reckon.




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black321

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Posted: Jul 1, 2013 - 7:47am

For those who like good sound, but dont want to pay top retail dollar...the used market is a great way to go.  Over the past year or so I patiently put together a real nice second system (for the basement) on a budget.  Retail this setup cost over $6k, but I purchased it all used from various sources for about $850.

B&K ST2140 2 channel amp
B&K Reference 30 preamp/processor
JBL SVA 1800
Velodyne VX 10 subwoofer
Denon DCD 1560 CD
Nackamichi BX300 tape
Technics SL 3200
Musical Fidelity V-LPS phono preamp
Musical Fidelity V-Link USB to coax converter
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Posted: Jul 1, 2013 - 7:29am

Here is my current stereo



It is anchored by the Outlaw RR2150 two channel receiver:





Pair of Focal v814 speakers


Media from old Sony CDP-545 5 disc carousel player and Squeezebox

 
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Posted: Jun 30, 2013 - 3:34pm

 gypsyman wrote:
I blew the top-end fuses on the Avids once. I believe know for a fact there was some an assload of LSD involved, and an unattended brain-stem installation of Chunga's Revenge. In January with the windows open. Yep.
 
{#Lol}
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Posted: Jun 30, 2013 - 2:45pm

 aflanigan wrote:


Yes, the glory of shared component stereos. My first purchase was Infinity RSa speakers, which ended up getting connected to a Realistic integrated amp. One of our roomates liked to drive the amp into clipping while playing his music, and couldn't understand how that could damage my speakers. Fortunately, the tweeters had protective fuses.
{#Arghhh}

About a year later I acquired an NAD 3020 Amp/preamp combo (the connections between the preamp and amp were external, so that you could use either component by itself) that had a soft-clipping feature, which helped protect my speakers from eager volume boosters.

 
I blew the top-end fuses on the Avids once. I believe know for a fact there was some an assload of LSD involved, and an unattended brain-stem installation of Chunga's Revenge. In January with the windows open. Yep.


kurtster

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Posted: Jun 30, 2013 - 2:12pm

Nope, never had anything good enough to.

Some decent middle of the road stuff, but that's about it really.

Still have my first turntable that I bought new in 1978 though,
a Techniques SL1700 which still works and I still use.


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Posted: Jun 30, 2013 - 1:47pm

 gypsyman wrote:
Alas, I can no longer brag about my stereo. But, when I was in college, between my roommate and I we had a Paoli 60M bi-amped system, with a huge Teac reel-to-reel, Thorens TD150 turntable, Nikko pre-amps, Nikko tuner, Nikko EQ, Marantz SD155 dual cassette, all blasting through some Avid 103's and a couple of horn tweeters. Also, second room, (in our case, sometimes the roof of the building) a pair of EPI Microtowers. Throw in a spectrum analyzer, a few studio mikes hung from the ceiling in various rooms running delayed sound through the Teac, and a large steamer trunk in the middle of it all with a huge hookah on it, and you have the recipe for mass chaos/confusion/criminal charges. {#Hand}

edit - there were a total of 3 steamer trunks, all full of bootleg Dead recordings, and some other stuff. Add around 1500 LPs and there ya have it.  

 

Yes, the glory of shared component stereos. My first purchase was Infinity RSa speakers, which ended up getting connected to a Realistic integrated amp. One of our roomates liked to drive the amp into clipping while playing his music, and couldn't understand how that could damage my speakers. Fortunately, the tweeters had protective fuses.
{#Arghhh}

About a year later I acquired an NAD 3020 Amp/preamp combo (the connections between the preamp and amp were external, so that you could use either component by itself) that had a soft-clipping feature, which helped protect my speakers from eager volume boosters.


DD gypsyman

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Posted: Jun 30, 2013 - 12:43pm

Alas, I can no longer brag about my stereo. But, when I was in college, between my roommate and I we had a Paoli 60M bi-amped system, with a huge Teac reel-to-reel, Thorens TD150 turntable, Nikko pre-amps, Nikko tuner, Nikko EQ, Marantz SD155 dual cassette, all blasting through some Avid 103's and a couple of horn tweeters. Also, second room, (in our case, sometimes the roof of the building) a pair of EPI Microtowers. Throw in a spectrum analyzer, a few studio mikes hung from the ceiling in various rooms running delayed sound through the Teac, and a large steamer trunk in the middle of it all with a huge hookah on it, and you have the recipe for mass chaos/confusion/criminal charges. {#Hand}

edit - there were a total of 3 steamer trunks, all full of bootleg Dead recordings, and some other stuff. Add around 1500 LPs and there ya have it.  


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Posted: Jun 30, 2013 - 10:11am

 oldviolin wrote:

I have some amount of meloncoholy when I think of it, as My Father and Mother were quite stretched economically when I was growing up.
It must have been a huge expendature for them to get this very similar console with a B&W TV. He wasn't fond of me playing my R&R records on it, but I could play
Ghost Riders In The Sky and he would cut me some slack...


 
I still have most of my Dad's original "HiFi" system from when I was young as he gave it to me when he upgraded. My Dad was real cheap when it came to TV's and even when I moved out in 72 they were still using a 1954 Emerson. They gave me their "old" TV which was a 1948 RCA with a 8" round brown & white tube and a magnifier that hung in front of it to make it 12" Was in a wood cabinet about 3 feet square sitting on a wrought iron stand. Wish I still had it but I gave it away when i moved out. I had a color TV years before my folks every finally broke down and got one.

Like this one:


I still have my Dad's 1948 Garrard RC 80 turntable. It was the first model ever made to play 33.33 rpm records.
I still have my Das's 1954 Scott AM/FM mono tuner/preamp Model 331
And a mono tube amp prototype he designed while working for Grommes in 1954
I don't have the huge Jensen "art deco" style speaker and cabinet as I thing he tossed it, what a shame as its worth over a grand now. 
Cabinet was similar to this one:



I intend to restore them all and set it up as a vintage system.

Here is the actual 1954 amp:



The actual Scott tuner/preamp:



And the actual Garrard RC 80:




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Posted: Jun 30, 2013 - 9:58am

 DaveInVA wrote:
I've never not had a stereo to brag about, I got started early as my Dad was in the audio business...

 
I have some amount of melancholy when I think of it, as My Father and Mother were quite stretched economically when I was growing up.
It must have been a huge expenditure for them to get this very similar console with a B&W TV. He wasn't fond of me playing my R&R records on it, but I could play
Ghost Riders In The Sky and he would cut me some slack...



DaveInVA

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Posted: Jun 30, 2013 - 8:08am

I've never not had a stereo to brag about, I got started early as my Dad was in the audio business...
Alexandra

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Posted: Jun 30, 2013 - 8:04am

*snerk*
 
 
I have never in my life had a stereo to brag about!
miamizsun

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Posted: Jun 30, 2013 - 7:26am

i used to have a room full of oversized equipment (you know, speakers the size of a small refrigerator)

i'd wear a concert tshirt and bell bottom jeans and sit in there like i knew what the hell was going on...


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Posted: Jun 30, 2013 - 5:27am


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Posted: Feb 28, 2012 - 10:58am

 cc_rider wrote:

How does that work? Do you have to recharge the batteries, or is there a separate charging circuit that operates continuously? I'd be interested in using something like that.
 
I have 2 versions. A MC head amp and that runs on 12v (8 AA Batteries) and they can last a year so I just toss them and replace them. These J-Fets draw very little current and the batteries last nearly their shelf life. The MM preamp uses 2 FETs a channel and runs on 24v and I use 2 - 12v rechargeable 7AH alarm batteries because I had them already. They last forever between recharges also and of course you can use much smaller batteries to get 24v. You could even use a rechargeable 24v drill battery.
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