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    Default Picked up a TT today and it works :)

    well i did the flea market thing this morning (havent been lately, its to damm hot) and found a nice realistic lab 450 auto TT and direct driven, so i drag it home and hook it to my sherwood pre, that happens to have a phono input.. pop on one of GG's records i just received from him and it worked.. I say that because most audio items are said to "have been tested" and never are and rarely work correctly or at all..

    So i cranked it up, (course i have the rotel's now to do it LOL ) and it sound sdamm good.. no crackles, no hiss and it has a shure cart /needle.. hell i know nothing about TT's.. it says shure 5x on the front of the needle.. only problem i see is the counter weight stem i guess it can be called looks cracked and the weight sags a tiny bit.. you have to hold the stem and twist the weight to get it to slide up.. but once set, it works fine.. pretty cool i say.. loved seeing that record spinning under the dust cover..

    One large problem, MY rack is FULL!!! LOL so its on the dreaded floor for now..
    I'll post pictures later, after i drink a cold one.. its damm hott today in florida..
    MY HT RIG:
    Sherwood p-965
    Sherwood sd871 dvd
    Rotel 1075 amp x5
    LSI15 mains
    LsiC center
    LSIfx surround backs
    Lsi7 side surrounds
    SVS pb12/plus2


    2 Channel Rig:

    nad 1020 Pre-amp
    Rotel 1080 stereo amp
    Polk sda 2B
    kenwood grunt Tuner
    realistic lab 450 TT
    Signal cable IC

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    You need more vinyl Cliff!

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    congrats on the TT. fun stuff to listen to again. old skool but fun.

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    Congrats. I think I'll be passively looking for one.
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    I wasn't even really looking for one, just found it..


    GG,

    I could use some more, after digging my little demo today i dig it. :) Cool stuff
    MY HT RIG:
    Sherwood p-965
    Sherwood sd871 dvd
    Rotel 1075 amp x5
    LSI15 mains
    LsiC center
    LSIfx surround backs
    Lsi7 side surrounds
    SVS pb12/plus2


    2 Channel Rig:

    nad 1020 Pre-amp
    Rotel 1080 stereo amp
    Polk sda 2B
    kenwood grunt Tuner
    realistic lab 450 TT
    Signal cable IC

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    Since I got this system I regret giving my tt and records to my brother. I never thought I would want them again. But I do.

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    I sure like my TT. Never thought I'd be sayin' that.

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    spinning some vinyl now as we speak... a little classical if you will :)
    MY HT RIG:
    Sherwood p-965
    Sherwood sd871 dvd
    Rotel 1075 amp x5
    LSI15 mains
    LsiC center
    LSIfx surround backs
    Lsi7 side surrounds
    SVS pb12/plus2


    2 Channel Rig:

    nad 1020 Pre-amp
    Rotel 1080 stereo amp
    Polk sda 2B
    kenwood grunt Tuner
    realistic lab 450 TT
    Signal cable IC

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    Congrats on the find Cliff!
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    Email me your addy Cliff and I'll send you a little Classical sampler, but this doesn't mean we're friends. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai
    Email me your addy Cliff and I'll send you a little Classical sampler, but this doesn't mean we're friends. :)
    Ok good enough, :)
    MY HT RIG:
    Sherwood p-965
    Sherwood sd871 dvd
    Rotel 1075 amp x5
    LSI15 mains
    LsiC center
    LSIfx surround backs
    Lsi7 side surrounds
    SVS pb12/plus2


    2 Channel Rig:

    nad 1020 Pre-amp
    Rotel 1080 stereo amp
    Polk sda 2B
    kenwood grunt Tuner
    realistic lab 450 TT
    Signal cable IC

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    ok here are some pics of the new TT

    oh and are ya really gonna send me a snack pack of lp's ? If so thanks alot.. :)
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    MY HT RIG:
    Sherwood p-965
    Sherwood sd871 dvd
    Rotel 1075 amp x5
    LSI15 mains
    LsiC center
    LSIfx surround backs
    Lsi7 side surrounds
    SVS pb12/plus2


    2 Channel Rig:

    nad 1020 Pre-amp
    Rotel 1080 stereo amp
    Polk sda 2B
    kenwood grunt Tuner
    realistic lab 450 TT
    Signal cable IC

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    That looks like one of the better ones as far as Realistic goes. See that pitch knob? Set it so the ring for 33 1/3 stands still. A funny thing can happen here. If you run across a boring record you really don't care that much for, bump the pitch up just slightly until the ring just barely starts to turn (towards faster) (not you, the + mark :)) and see if you don't like the record more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by faster100
    ok here are some pics of the new TT

    oh and are ya really gonna send me a snack pack of lp's ? If so thanks alot.. :)
    I can see the dust on the record in the PHOTO! Clean that stuff man!
    ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax
    That looks like one of the better ones as far as Realistic goes. See that pitch knob? Set it so the ring for 33 1/3 stands still. A funny thing can happen here. If you run across a boring record you really don't care that much for, bump the pitch up just slightly until the ring just barely starts to turn (towards faster) (not you, the + mark :)) and see if you don't like the record more.
    madmax
    awesome, I wondered what that light was for.. It has 45 and 33 @ 50hz and then the 2 bottom rings are 45 and 33 60 hz.. i could only get the bottom ring to stop.. but i wondered how you set the pitch..

    I know, i need a record brush big time.. my house is major dusty..

    anything else about this player i can tweek or play with?

    Thanks guys
    MY HT RIG:
    Sherwood p-965
    Sherwood sd871 dvd
    Rotel 1075 amp x5
    LSI15 mains
    LsiC center
    LSIfx surround backs
    Lsi7 side surrounds
    SVS pb12/plus2


    2 Channel Rig:

    nad 1020 Pre-amp
    Rotel 1080 stereo amp
    Polk sda 2B
    kenwood grunt Tuner
    realistic lab 450 TT
    Signal cable IC

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    Nice TT! I used to have a Realistic LAB 290 back in the 80s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faster100
    awesome, I wondered what that light was for.. It has 45 and 33 @ 50hz and then the 2 bottom rings are 45 and 33 60 hz.. i could only get the bottom ring to stop.. but i wondered how you set the pitch..
    Each ring is for a different speed/power. The 50Hz rings don't matter in N. America. Those are for use in countries with 50Hz power frequencies. In N.A., we are always 60Hz. The bottom ring shoud be stationary when playing 33s, the 2nd from bottom stationary when set for playing 45s. Simple enough, but I never knew what the 50Hz meant until I was older and started learning about the differences in power when you travel!

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    hey thanks for the info, always nice to learn something new that's old..
    MY HT RIG:
    Sherwood p-965
    Sherwood sd871 dvd
    Rotel 1075 amp x5
    LSI15 mains
    LsiC center
    LSIfx surround backs
    Lsi7 side surrounds
    SVS pb12/plus2


    2 Channel Rig:

    nad 1020 Pre-amp
    Rotel 1080 stereo amp
    Polk sda 2B
    kenwood grunt Tuner
    realistic lab 450 TT
    Signal cable IC

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    Quote Originally Posted by faster100
    hey thanks for the info, always nice to learn something new that's old..

    or,,everything old is new again,, :)

    Congrats Cliff, enjoy,,I used to own a record store,back in the seventies,,I'll dig around and send you something on imported vinyl,,pm me you addy please.
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    Coolness George, I'm really digging this TT.. I listened yesterday as well.. now both kids are in school and i work nights.. I have mornings to myself for tunes and demo's.. all by myself. :D
    MY HT RIG:
    Sherwood p-965
    Sherwood sd871 dvd
    Rotel 1075 amp x5
    LSI15 mains
    LsiC center
    LSIfx surround backs
    Lsi7 side surrounds
    SVS pb12/plus2


    2 Channel Rig:

    nad 1020 Pre-amp
    Rotel 1080 stereo amp
    Polk sda 2B
    kenwood grunt Tuner
    realistic lab 450 TT
    Signal cable IC

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