Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 29 of 29
  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (8)

    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    11,499

    Default It is all Tour's #%$@ fault....

    OK....So I'm looking through my CDs to see if there is any interesting cover art I can use in Bruce's "Rock Album Cover Game". Found a few and then got to thinking about my LPs down in the basement. Found a few more and realized that I've got maybe 150 or so very good albums that I've never replaced with CDs and haven't listened to in quite a while. I have been vocal in my reluctance to "GO BACK" to the inconvienience of vinyl. That said, I though I would give a couple of them a listen. Good music...but...all of the sound issues I remembered that I didn't like. Plus you gotta hold the LP just right so as to not get any fingerprints....clean the LP...etc...etc... Benefit of doubt...so I figured I would get a new cartridge and stylus for the Miracord (a fairly well regarded TT) since the ones I had were the originals from the early 70s. $60 + later from the Needle Doctor I've ordered a brand new Ortofon OM 10 Super cartridge. (actually ordered the OM 5 - but they were out and cut me a deal on the 10 Super)



    Couple of days later, the cartridge arrives. I start to hook it up and realize the 35 year old headshell leads are all messed up. I was able to cannibalize another headshell and a little soldering and I'm good to go...or so I think. Everythings hooked up...lo and behold...NO RIGHT CHANNEL. Check all the leads and connections...nothing wrong. There is a guy here in town that does a lot of vintage audio repair. We talked. The problem must be somewhere in the tonearm which with this particular Miracord is a bear. He has it now.

    In the meantime...when looking for cartridges I came across a sale at Audio Advisor for an "open box" Goldring GR 1.2 turntable. Highly reviewed in several publications. $244 + shipping = $251. I bite.



    Couple days later UPS delivers a BRAND NEW Goldring GR 1.2 turntable. It's very easy to set up. Put a couple of albums on...same crappy clicks and pops. I find a couple of pristine LPs and listen to them without the surface noise. Not bad. I now realize if I am even going to be able to tolerate this format at all, I am going to have to spend some more cash on a vacuum record cleaner. I've figured out which way I'm going with this (KAB EV-1). Another $200± for the machine and cleaning supplies.

    I have now had the opportunity to listen to several LPs that are in very good shape and clean. They sound good. I am waiting on the cleaner which should improve the sound of quite a few of my LP collection. As much as I think I will enjoy listening to some of the stuff I liked well enough to purchase over the years, I am not sold that it is the primary format for me. I DO NOT like the ritual involved in playing and maintaining LPs. That is not going to change. I have justified my $600± in expenditures (so far) by rationalizing the replacement of the LPs, if possible, would cost over $1,500.

    THANKS BRUCE.....It's all your fault...
    "Just because you’re offended doesn’t mean you’re right." - Ricky Gervais

    "For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible." - Stuart Chase

    "Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago." - Bernard Berenson

  2. #2

    Member Sales Rating: (21)

    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Deep Down the Rabbit Hole
    Posts
    9,610

    Default

    :D Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa I love it. :D

    If you have read the Tommyknockers you truly know the pathway you have "tripped" over. I'd say you have the ship about half-way uncovered!!!! Yea, Tour, that bastage, 40 buck shure cartridge got me going; then a huge assist from MM is resposible for my new craving.

    They are the TT Pusher Man. Hey bud, need a cartridge, how a about phono-pre for a little psychadelic music ride, mumble...mumble, here I will give you one to get you going.

    I am up to at least a one record a day fix with frequent all day binging.

    I wanna new drug, one that wont keep me up all night.............

    RT1

    Edit--I forgot Steve, after a bit the cleaning fluid will start too, well, you'll find out.
    Last edited by reeltrouble1; 02-15-2006 at 11:46 AM.
    REEL TIME THEATRE
    Onkyo-TX-NR5007
    B&K 7270 amplifier
    Polk SWA-500 Subwoofer amplifier
    OppO BDP-83
    Pioneer Elite 50"
    Polk LCi-RTS-105;LCi-RTS-C;LCi-RTSFx;LCi80Fx
    Subs-Twin Polk CSW200
    HTS5000


    RABBIT HOLE RIG
    BAT VK-31SE
    VTL MB-450 Signature monoblock
    Wolcott Presence monoblock
    Musical Fidelity kW SACD
    Rega P25/RB600/Clearaudio Aurum Beta
    Acoustech Phono-Pre
    Sound Lab Millenium ELS
    BillyBags Rack
    MIT S1/3 cables
    Shunyata/PS Audio/Virtual Dynamics Power Cords


    Everthing Matters...Tubes Rule...and It's Over until it's Not Over

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (17)

    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    North Victoria Gardens, Altacucawanda, California
    Posts
    6,802

    Default

    right on, Shack! Enjoyed the story and appreciated the perils of hang around with Tour ;)

    My excuse is, the table is not even hooked up, and it has those cheapo RCA built-in connector, so it CAN'T be good. There..
    I am sorry, I have no opinion on the matter. I am sure you do. So, don't mind me, I just want to talk audio and pie.

  4. #4

    Member Sales Rating: (8)

    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    11,499

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by reeltrouble1
    I wanna new drug, one that wont keep me up all night.............
    One that won't make me feel too bad....
    One that won't make me feel too good

    Quote Originally Posted by reeltrouble1
    Edit--I forgot Steve, after a bit the cleaning fluid will start too, well, you'll find out.
    Yes, I know....That's what the vacuum cleaner is for....

    I repeat...I am going down this path kicking and screaming...
    "Just because you’re offended doesn’t mean you’re right." - Ricky Gervais

    "For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible." - Stuart Chase

    "Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago." - Bernard Berenson

  5. #5

    Member Sales Rating: (17)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Northern Colorado
    Posts
    12,072

    Default

    and another one bites the dust...

    Don't forget an anti-static gun. That will eliminate those static pops...

    madmax
    Vinyl, the final frontier...

    Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D

  6. #6

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Patterson Cali.
    Posts
    3,251

    Default

    This is one of the reasons I keep putting off my TT purchase.
    I know it is going to cost me big time in the long run.
    Skynut
    SOPA® Founder
    The system Almost there
    DVD Onkyo DV-SP802
    Sunfire Theater Grand II
    Sherbourn 7/2100
    Panamax 5510 power conditioner (for electronics)
    2 PSAudio UPC-200 power conditioners (for amps)
    Front L/R RT3000p (Bi-Wired)
    Center CS1000p (Bi-Wired) (under the television)
    Center RT2000p's (Bi-Wired) (on each side of the television)
    Sur FX1000
    SVS ultra plus 2

    www.ShadetreesMachineShop.com
    Thanks for looking

  7. #7

    Member Sales Rating: (17)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Northern Colorado
    Posts
    12,072

    Default

    Oh, and a carbon fiber dry brush to use before each play... :D
    madmax
    Vinyl, the final frontier...

    Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D

  8. #8

    Member Sales Rating: (17)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Northern Colorado
    Posts
    12,072

    Default

    ...and some inner sleeves to put the clean records in. VERY important! http://www.sleevetown.com/lp-sleeves-inner.shtml

    madmax
    Vinyl, the final frontier...

    Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D

  9. #9

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    16,487

    Default

    There's nothing cooler than a turntable spinning a record---it's something about all these mechanical parts producing beautiful music. I have resisted a VERY strong urge lately to buy a TT in the $600 range, because I know once the novelty wears off, I'm left cleaning albums....I do love TT's though....must not give in...must resist...

    Shack, heck of a deal on that Goldring
    Last edited by steveinaz; 02-15-2006 at 02:35 PM.

    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD (flac)
    DAC/Preamp: Benchmark DAC/PRE
    Power Amp: Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers: Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 Monitor
    Cables: Kimber Hero/8TC; DH Labs D-75

  10. #10

    Member Sales Rating: (40)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    18,401

    Default

    Nice table, has the OEM equivalent of a Rega RB-250 arm, which just so happens to retail for more than he paid for the entire table.

    Good job Shackdaddy.
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.

  11. #11

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    NC/AR
    Posts
    11,295

    Default

    Oh, and don't forget your $150 'record clamp' to weigh down and flatten your LP's while playing them!
    Quote Originally Posted by George Grand View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

  12. #12

    Member Sales Rating: (7)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    lookin' for fava beans and a nice chianti
    Posts
    12,608

    Default

    Way to go shackdady....

    Don't go out and buy LP cleaning fluid. PM me, and I'll hook a brother up.

    BDT
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut

  13. #13

    Member Sales Rating: (8)

    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    11,499

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RuSsMaN
    Nice table, has the OEM equivalent of a Rega RB-250 arm, which just so happens to retail for more than he paid for the entire table.
    And the Goldring Elektra cartridge retails for about $90. Even at Audio Advisor's normal price of $299 it seemed to be a pretty good deal. It came down to the Goldring at AA or a Pro-Ject Debut III at Musicians Friend.com for $280.
    "Just because you’re offended doesn’t mean you’re right." - Ricky Gervais

    "For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible." - Stuart Chase

    "Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago." - Bernard Berenson

  14. #14

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    16,487

    Default

    I ran the Ortofon OM5 in my old Yamaha PF-800. Very nice cartridge...

    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD (flac)
    DAC/Preamp: Benchmark DAC/PRE
    Power Amp: Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers: Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 Monitor
    Cables: Kimber Hero/8TC; DH Labs D-75

  15. #15

    Member Sales Rating: (21)

    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Deep Down the Rabbit Hole
    Posts
    9,610

    Default

    Oh yea Steve, I forgot,

    Welcome to OGDV

    Old Guys Digging Vinyl!!!!!!! Our leaders of course, MM and Tour the Pusher Men!!!!!!!
    (yes bruce your old)

    anybody seen my Carbon Brush??? cant remember where I put it, nevermind that snide comment your thinking, about where I should look!!

    RT1
    REEL TIME THEATRE
    Onkyo-TX-NR5007
    B&K 7270 amplifier
    Polk SWA-500 Subwoofer amplifier
    OppO BDP-83
    Pioneer Elite 50"
    Polk LCi-RTS-105;LCi-RTS-C;LCi-RTSFx;LCi80Fx
    Subs-Twin Polk CSW200
    HTS5000


    RABBIT HOLE RIG
    BAT VK-31SE
    VTL MB-450 Signature monoblock
    Wolcott Presence monoblock
    Musical Fidelity kW SACD
    Rega P25/RB600/Clearaudio Aurum Beta
    Acoustech Phono-Pre
    Sound Lab Millenium ELS
    BillyBags Rack
    MIT S1/3 cables
    Shunyata/PS Audio/Virtual Dynamics Power Cords


    Everthing Matters...Tubes Rule...and It's Over until it's Not Over

  16. #16

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    16,487

    Default

    Thanks man, I try to avoid these threads as much as possible. It gets too expensive chasing my youth. Bought 2 new guns this month, 1 more purchase and I may be sleepin' with the dogs.

    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD (flac)
    DAC/Preamp: Benchmark DAC/PRE
    Power Amp: Parasound HCA-1500A
    Speakers: Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 Monitor
    Cables: Kimber Hero/8TC; DH Labs D-75

  17. #17

    Member Sales Rating: (8)

    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    11,499

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by reeltrouble1
    nevermind that snide comment your thinking, about where I should look!!
    All that and a mindreader too......
    "Just because you’re offended doesn’t mean you’re right." - Ricky Gervais

    "For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible." - Stuart Chase

    "Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago." - Bernard Berenson

  18. #18

    Member Sales Rating: (9)

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Portland, Oregon
    Posts
    2,113

    Default

    Ortofon made some great cartridges that lasted much longer than most of their competition.

  19. #19

    Member Sales Rating: (58)

    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    6 Underground
    Posts
    25,306

    Default

    Great, another vinyl convert. I remember the days when it was tube conversion, what has the world come to! At least the digital amp conversion was short lived and uninteresting.

    Enjoy, it's a cool TT.

  20. #20

    Member Sales Rating: (8)

    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    11,499

    Default

    Tubes, Turntables....What's next?

    I'm thinking about going hardcore old-school.....

    "Just because you’re offended doesn’t mean you’re right." - Ricky Gervais

    "For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible." - Stuart Chase

    "Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago." - Bernard Berenson

  21. #21

    Member Sales Rating: (58)

    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    6 Underground
    Posts
    25,306

    Default

    If that happens, you'll find a shotgun in my mouth....and a video.

  22. #22

    Member Sales Rating: (27)

    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    20,970

    Default

    Dont worry Mark...

    Im not converting to Tubes, Digi Amps, OR TTs.
    www.Vr3Mods.com ///// www.Version3Audio.com

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro

  23. #23

    Member Sales Rating: (21)

    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Deep Down the Rabbit Hole
    Posts
    9,610

    Default

    Ok, so yes, I know, this is a bit "random" and no, I have not had any Rum (yet).

    Men like curved objects.
    Tubes have curves.
    Records do the ultimate curve a cirlce
    The Analog wave form is a curve.
    It is OK to have a square as long as their is a curved object "plugged" into it.
    Tubes and TT's both start with T so they fit together like PB&J
    Triangles always Trump Squares as they start with a T, expecially Tubed Triangles.
    Tubed Triangles is another double T, way cool factor.
    Its OK to like something called Manley because they have tubes.
    Manley's that are Triangles and have Tubes and hook to TT's are of course Teriffic.
    My name is Ted which starts with T and explains alot.

    Have a nice day.

    RT1
    REEL TIME THEATRE
    Onkyo-TX-NR5007
    B&K 7270 amplifier
    Polk SWA-500 Subwoofer amplifier
    OppO BDP-83
    Pioneer Elite 50"
    Polk LCi-RTS-105;LCi-RTS-C;LCi-RTSFx;LCi80Fx
    Subs-Twin Polk CSW200
    HTS5000


    RABBIT HOLE RIG
    BAT VK-31SE
    VTL MB-450 Signature monoblock
    Wolcott Presence monoblock
    Musical Fidelity kW SACD
    Rega P25/RB600/Clearaudio Aurum Beta
    Acoustech Phono-Pre
    Sound Lab Millenium ELS
    BillyBags Rack
    MIT S1/3 cables
    Shunyata/PS Audio/Virtual Dynamics Power Cords


    Everthing Matters...Tubes Rule...and It's Over until it's Not Over

  24. #24

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    NC/AR
    Posts
    11,295

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by reeltrouble1
    My name is Ted which starts with T and explains alot
    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!
    Quote Originally Posted by George Grand View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

  25. #25

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Patterson Cali.
    Posts
    3,251

    Default Vintage TT

    Shack I like your idea.
    This TT is like the one I have at home.
    It is the only TT I have right now and most of the records I have for it I have never heard of and I don't think any of them are vinyl although, I love to listen to them.
    I bought it and all the albums from my Grandparrents estate sale and they purchased it new.
    We last played it about two weeks ago during a power outage.
    The sound stage is not up to most of your standards but the vintage sound is great.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Edison.jpg‎
Views:	130
Size:	16.2 KB
ID:	14176   Click image for larger version

Name:	edison2.jpg‎
Views:	121
Size:	19.5 KB
ID:	14177  
    Skynut
    SOPA® Founder
    The system Almost there
    DVD Onkyo DV-SP802
    Sunfire Theater Grand II
    Sherbourn 7/2100
    Panamax 5510 power conditioner (for electronics)
    2 PSAudio UPC-200 power conditioners (for amps)
    Front L/R RT3000p (Bi-Wired)
    Center CS1000p (Bi-Wired) (under the television)
    Center RT2000p's (Bi-Wired) (on each side of the television)
    Sur FX1000
    SVS ultra plus 2

    www.ShadetreesMachineShop.com
    Thanks for looking

  26. #26

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    347

    Default

    Be sure and Ground yourself before touching the records.

    Put a metal plate nearby.

  27. #27
    Old School
    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Higher & Dryer, Texas
    Posts
    10,177

    Default

    That's all right, shack-daddy, make me the scapegoat.

    So what phono-pre are you running? :p
    More later,
    Tour...
    Vox Copuli
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Old English Proverb

    "It's easy to get lost in price vs performance vs ego vs illusion." - doro
    "There is a certain entertainment value in ripping the occaisonal (sic) buttmunch..." - TroyD
    "Death doesn't come with a Uhaul." - Dennis Gardner

    Rebuilding Maggie 2-ch & Amazing 2-ch... Building 2-ch "wall"... Figuring out the HT

  28. #28

    Member Sales Rating: (8)

    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    11,499

    Default

    The one in my NAD C160 pre-amp.
    "Just because you’re offended doesn’t mean you’re right." - Ricky Gervais

    "For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible." - Stuart Chase

    "Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago." - Bernard Berenson

  29. #29

    Member Sales Rating: (3)

    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Mid-Michigan
    Posts
    3,579

    Default

    you guys want 20-40 more radios like that. The guy I bought my turn table from has a basement full of stuff like that, from table tops to massive floor standers. All of them were in awesome shape. He also had a few boxes of tubes in the basement as well as some reel to reel stuff. If I ever get back down that way I'm going to stop by the guys house and see if he will let me take pics. I know he was trying to sell the stuff, and I would have loved to pick up a console or 2, just don't have the funds or the room.


    later all,
    dude
    Speakers:SDA2a, sub:Atlantic Technologies 172 PBM
    Pre:B&K PRO-10MC(2ch)
    Amps:Parasound HCA 1000a
    SourcesOppo DV-970HD, Xbox360, Kenwood KT-5300
    Cables:Philips/RCA/Monster

    Life's short, Listen to SDA's
    Life is short live Sui Juris
    Where did SOPA go?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts