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    Default Turntable, tube mono's tube pre and a phono for 2 ch rig

    Well I am putting together another 2 channel system and have decided to have the best of both worlds. Here is a link to my first attempt back in April. http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...done-with-pics

    I did as a question about vinyl here in this thread http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...tally-clueless!!! but I kinda got talked out of doing the turntable and talked into buying a cheapo crap one because I am not worthy lol Well I am just goingto wing it and do as I always do and go with my gut,take a chance and hope it all works out great.

    I wana buy a really good looking turntable but something better than the audioblock ps 100 model but dang thats a beauty. So I will go back to tube mono blocks as my tube integrated is not doing it for me. I will also need a nice cartridge, a phono stage, a tube pre amp and more ac cables and pricey ic's. I will be using a new ps audio perfectwave mk1 upgraded to mk2 status with the network bridge that I may have to buy a tablet with and a musicserver.

    For cables I wont change, as they are awesome. The 1 meter wireworld platinum usb, wireworld gold eclipse seapker cables along with 3 pairs of platinum eclipse ic's and 5 wireworld electra ac cables.

    For a super charge I am going to treat the listening enviroment with acoustic panels as those cables mentioned retail for $21050 so I wana get the most out of them dang it!!
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    There are a lot of demos around where you can get a ClearAudio Concept with arm and cart for under 2K.

    Also check the makers of the WOW turntable can't remember name though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doctorcilantro View Post
    There are a lot of demos around where you can get a ClearAudio Concept with arm and cart for under 2K.

    Also check the makers of the WOW turntable can't remember name though.
    The CA's are nice but I feel I need a step up from those as I can see myself getting an upgrade itch. I want a piece of TT porn on the rack but not something thats going to make my wallet empty as I have a lot of items to put together in a really short period of time... like 2 weeks tops.

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    Love it man, TTPORN.COM...
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    You are too impatient for a turntable. But if you want a big massive awesome looking table check out an older VPI TNT or HRX table. As you look at the pics remember they look 3 times bigger in person than in a pic. Don't forget to buy one with a remote so you can change songs quicker, its a real pain to get up and do it manually.
    Vinyl, the final frontier...

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    I never have a problem with doing the volume on the tubes so vinyl should be no problem for me. I am buying this special cleaning solution to put old dirty lp's in the dishwasher and its only $90 a bottle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by polkfarmboy View Post
    I never have a problem with doing the volume on the tubes so vinyl should be no problem for me. I am buying this special cleaning solution to put old dirty lp's in the dishwasher and its only $90 a bottle!
    I dont know if I would recommend that as its gonna screw up the labels on all the LP's unless you protect each one individually and thats gonna be costly.
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    Here's something you can use on LPs and NEW skinny jeans:

    Record REVIRGINIZER!

    http://www.juno.co.uk/products/recor...rds/405433-01/

    And if your Father at Monsanto needs some new ingredient for modifying some grain staple, throw some RR in there! I''m sure the FDA will "approve" it! You know I'm kidding, right?

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    Massive turntable?
    I'd be lookin' at SME or AVID...

    http://www.sme.ltd.uk/content/Turntables-1309.shtml
    http://www.avidhifi.co.uk/
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    Here is a nice statement piece for you, the Nottingham Anna Log.



    I enjoyed this Nottingham Space 294 with Moerch DP6 for quite a while. The arm, record weight and periphery ring are extras.

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    I'd say that platter is too "small" and not "heavy" enough. Try this, all farm boys should have one around, no?

    OK, enough of me. Let the TT aficionados carry on!

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    PFB...this is the one for you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cnh View Post
    I'd say that platter is too "small" and not "heavy" enough. Try this, all farm boys should have one around, no?

    OK, enough of me. Let the TT aficionados carry on!

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    in all seriousness, the aforementioned Nottingham tts are also quite nice - I didn't include them in my earlier post 'cause I don't know anyone who has one; no ears-on experience.
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    Nice tables especially Cnh's

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    I was just kidding about the dishwasher thing lol, the MC TT is nice but they are like 5.5k on the used market and thats more than my budget right now. I am going to try out a solid state and tube pre with built in phono's. The tube mono blocks with a tube pre may be too much but I like the options I will have....

    I can play the perfectwave dac through the tube pre and into solid state amplification
    I can run the perfectwave dac through solid state preamplification into tube amps
    I can switch the vinyl to all solid state or all tube or half and half

    Its going to be interesting but now I feel I need to buy a fedora and go browsing old record stores.

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    PFB what do you do for a living if I might ask? Cause with the disposable income your throwing around, I may need to change careers.

    And I am actually being serious here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post
    PFB what do you do for a living if I might ask? Cause with the disposable income your throwing around, I may need to change careers.

    And I am actually being serious here.
    No kids + 2 incomes + low rent (maybe?) + credit cards = $
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    Anyone of these will do.

    Thorens Prestige or Reference

    Pioneer Exclusive P3A

    Kenwood L-07D

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    Microseiki 5000

    No Hold Barred = Clearaudio Statement!

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    There are tone of Tube Monos to choose from but I prefer big Triodes running in Parallel or SE config.

    It's not that I can afford any of these but it is likely you can.

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    PFB take a trip down 94 to the twin cities and check out http://www.needledoctor.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by drselect View Post
    PFB take a trip down 94 to the twin cities and check out http://www.needledoctor.com/
    Never knew that was MN, I look there all the time.

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    One of my fav Lenco builds by odey. Farm guys are handy, you could make one. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by polkfarmboy View Post
    Never knew that was MN, I look there all the time.
    Don't worry about it at all PFB. It's a big state, it'd be easy to have missed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolJazz View Post
    Don't worry about it at all PFB. It's a big state, it'd be easy to have missed it.
    Well everything is on order and now I have to wait it out till it gets here. I will be sure to follow up the thread with pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolJazz View Post
    It's a big state...
    I think its rather "cozy".
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    Quote Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post
    PFB what do you do for a living if I might ask? Cause with the disposable income your throwing around, I may need to change careers.

    And I am actually being serious here.
    He's a Trust Fund baby whose Father is the CEO of the Monsanto Corps. No. 224 on the Forbes 500 list.

    Less than 2.5 percent of Americans are in farming and Agri-giants control most of the land and produce. Next question!

    Or this is the biggest hoax this site has ever seen! You choose because PFB is not going to spill the beans.

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    I don't think its really the done thing to ask people what they do, my job is nothing even worth mentioning. If I had a great job I would be happy to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polkfarmboy View Post
    I don't think its really the done thing to ask people what they do, my job is nothing even worth mentioning. If I had a great job I would be happy to say.
    Dude, no one really cares what you do, it's just hard to believe most of your dealings and activities so it leads people to wonder out loud. No one else is budgeting or coughing up 10s of thousands for whatever at the drop of a hat. At your age, if I had that kind of disposable capital, I'd be stoking my 401K!

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    Here is a picture with the new electromotion electrostats with the ps audio perfectwave, dared mc 7p preamp with upgraded tubes, and the primaluna pro 6 mono blocks. Now I have to wait for the solid statepre and turntable on Wednesday.
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    I feel like I have to switch my speakers around to see whats happening with this dared preamp as the Electromotion sound better than I have ever heard my Vista's since I have been going through my familiar tracks for evaluation.

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