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Nice thread... Fantastic looking TT u guys have.. :wub:

TT is quite foreign :blush: but maybe one day.. :lol: Give me more pics!!!

its not just the look...

theres nothing like the sound of snap crackle and pop first thing in the morning ...smells of ...kinda rubbery actually :winky:

smelling sound...ah yes the seventies B)

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Found a reference to my old beast :winky:

rare vintage

"Kenwood had some great success with the faux marble base turntables of the 70's. The KD-500/550 was an instant hit and loved by audiophiles".

coupled with an old SONAB swedish meatball intergrated amp I think I was well stocked and supplied to survive the worst the seventies had to throw at us

...never could quite understand the eighties though :huh:

Be rather rare indeed melee, wish you'd kept it. These days it would be made from "caesar stone" looks like a pretty slick machine B)

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See .sig for current TT / 2 channel stuff.

But I seem to be carrying a particularly virulent stream of the disease upgraditis. How soon I can be (temporarily) cured depends on how the GFC has affected dear Ol' Santa. If things aren't looking quite so rosy for him, perhaps the perennial Easter Bunny may be more financial.

I'm still composing my "Dear Santa" letter so haven't made up my mind / auditioned anything yet. Going by pure budget alone, would be looking at either this or this coupled with an Ortofon Black.

Any / all suggestions welcome. As would any donations! :winky:

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Any / all suggestions welcome. As would any donations! :winky:
My 2 cents worth.
my 2c :P
My 2c……
6 cents now.. come on.. need heaps more to make a dollar...

Why aren't catch phrases indexed to CPI? :D It should at least be My 20c now?

:D

throw in my 2 cents worth and weve got enough for the stamp :lol:

The Rega P7 :winky:

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Be rather rare indeed melee, wish you'd kept it. These days it would be made from "caesar stone" looks like a pretty slick machine B)

Wish indeed al, along with a nice Marantz PM35 I had to let go a couple of years ago

Was a very slick manual machine in its time ...nicknamed The Rock :winky:

weighed about 20 kilos from memory

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Do tell us more, and let us know how the PGA wood glue thing is working.

Hi Al/Everyone , yeah got back to the dark side 2 months ago.Heard lots of speakers and settled on Wilson Benesch.

Man turntables today aint like the crappy ones we had as kids which used sewing needles. That PVA glue trick didnt work for me - i think the odd crackle I heard was static build up.

Getting up off the sofa to turn the record over sure is a drag ^_^

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Hi Al/Everyone , yeah got back to the dark side 2 months ago.Heard lots of speakers and settled on Wilson Benesch.

Man turntables today aint like the crappy ones we had as kids which used sewing needles. That PVA glue trick didnt work for me - i think the odd crackle I heard was static build up.

Getting up off the sofa to turn the record over sure is a drag ^_^

very nice will, you should do a bit of an expose on the system when get a chance, looks very interesting and be quite a few I'm sure interested to hear more about it all :)

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i just noticed something: I had 5 new records delivered and i cleaned 4 on a record cleaning machine

the one i didnt clean sounded the best: no crackle

From now on i'm not cleaning any of my new vinyl with anything other than the stylus

http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/4967/img0235jb.jpg

close up of Cd/SACD player , the Luxman D-08

http://a.imageshack.us/img830/9418/img0247my.jpg

Vitus Pre +phonostage

http://a.imageshack.us/img826/1249/img0251p.jpg

Vitus Dual mono power amp

http://a.imageshack.us/img40/7850/img0226sca.jpg

its amazing how good modern CD's sound compared to the ones from the early 80's. Vinyl does have a special something about it.

I think each format can sound great and has their pros and cons. AL, id rather spare you guys the audiophile descriptors regarding the immediacy of the treble , imaging and so forth from good equipment compared to the crap we grew up with as kids :lol:

Edited by williamtassone

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How long before LG stumbles on this thread and invents a woofer/turntable/internet fridge combo drive

...open the door its fridge, close the door its a woofer , all while you spin your favourite vinyl right above where you left your two bob , next to the beer

B)

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i just noticed something: I had 5 new records delivered and i cleaned 4 on a record cleaning machine

the one i didnt clean sounded the best: no crackle

From now on i'm not cleaning any of my new vinyl with anything other than the stylus

http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/4967/img0235jb.jpg

close up of Cd/SACD player , the Luxman D-08

http://a.imageshack.us/img830/9418/img0247my.jpg

Vitus Pre +phonostage

http://a.imageshack.us/img826/1249/img0251p.jpg

Vitus Dual mono power amp

http://a.imageshack.us/img40/7850/img0226sca.jpg

its amazing how good modern CD's sound compared to the ones from the early 80's. Vinyl does have a special something about it.

I think each format can sound great and has their pros and cons. AL, id rather spare you guys the audiophile descriptors regarding the immediacy of the treble , imaging and so forth from good equipment compared to the crap we grew up with as kids :lol:

Some lovely gear will, thanks for sharing,

Interesting re the effect of cleaning,

I just use an anti static brush myself, which seems to get rid of any surface dust and static which is usually source of any cracle and pops. but then most of my records either owned myself since new or pretty much new anyways. Or mint condition second hand. I think if have some real old grungy records, record cleaning probably helps. But not a path ventured myself.

I wonder if in cleaning it's actually building up static ir something that's not helping the situation ?

Wish could hear your system will, looks lovely and a very interesting mix, not heard any of those components, and wow been a long time since seen a luxman anything !

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Must be one of those new fangled Secret Forums, Chill,...couldnt even get through the front door :winky:

but thanks for sharing the Majik :winky:

Hehe fair to say, the place probably doesn't go with your lifestyle :huh: anyways Mel :D

Probably good chance youd self heamorage after about 5 min in the place :lol:

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There was a guy on the Linn forums who theorised that if a small peice of grit /dust became entrapped on the felt pads of the record cleaning machine as it spins it would permamnently damage the grooves. Hes abandoned his cleaning of new vinyl and so have I. Also i was using distilled water you buy at the supermarket which apprently can still have impurities . Some hard core guys recommend distilled water procured from laboratory supply shops. Yes static was probably the source of my crackles (doh!) so wont go near a record cleaning machine for new vinyl again . Ill stick with the carbon fibre brush ^_^ which works great

There was a time when Mcintosh and Luxman were bought out by Clarion and Alpine and the quality went down the gurgler. The new Luxman CD/SACD players out of japan are great though; as good if not better than accuphase/esoteric and DCS

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Hehe fair to say, the place probably doesn't go with your lifestyle :huh: anyways Mel :D

Probably good chance youd self heamorage after about 5 min in the place :lol:

part of the Whirlpool of Affiliated Censored Knowledge Enterprise Resources is it al ? :D

lucky its not a Network :winky:

Edited by mello yello II

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There was a guy on the Linn forums who theorised that if a small peice of grit /dust became entrapped on the felt pads of the record cleaning machine as it spins it would permamnently damage the grooves. Hes abandoned his cleaning of new vinyl and so have I. Also i was using distilled water you buy at the supermarket which apprently can still have impurities . Some hard core guys recommend distilled water procured from laboratory supply shops. Yes static was probably the source of my crackles (doh!) so wont go near a record cleaning machine for new vinyl again . Ill stick with the carbon fibre brush ^_^ which works great

There was a time when Mcintosh and Luxman were bought out by Clarion and Alpine and the quality went down the gurgler. The new Luxman CD/SACD players out of japan are great though; as good if not better than accuphase/esoteric and DCS

Some interesting findings re record cleaning. Always good to hear some real world feedback on these things.

Good to hear luxman is back strong with some good stuff there! I remember back in the 80s drooling over some of their stuff as all could afford to do hehe. Alpine clarion used to make some really nice stuff too at one stage in car audio, looking more recently just plain rubbish ! Looks like gone to the dogs !

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There was a guy on the Linn forums who theorised that if a small peice of grit /dust became entrapped on the felt pads of the record cleaning machine as it spins it would permamnently damage the grooves. Hes abandoned his cleaning of new vinyl and so have I. Also i was using distilled water you buy at the supermarket which apprently can still have impurities . Some hard core guys recommend distilled water procured from laboratory supply shops. Yes static was probably the source of my crackles (doh!) so wont go near a record cleaning machine for new vinyl again . Ill stick with the carbon fibre brush ^_^ which works great

There was a time when Mcintosh and Luxman were bought out by Clarion and Alpine and the quality went down the gurgler. The new Luxman CD/SACD players out of japan are great though; as good if not better than accuphase/esoteric and DCS

Will, played a couple of brand new records, burt Bacharach casino royale, and Willie Nelson stardust, both beautiful records, from classic records and a whisper clean sound - not a crackle or pop or background noise.

Only gave em a quick wipe with the carbon fibre anti static brush as well, so definitely a good result possible just using that for dust and static :)

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couldnt agree more with the carbon fibre brush Al , best thing since sliced bread

as an example got these records today from Acoustic Sounds in the US

http://a.imageshack.us/img299/4341/img0252rj.jpg

Gave em a quick clean with the brush and they all sound brilliant

A quick review

1. Elvis Remaster

Good God , Elvis has never sounded like this. Astonishing, clean , no noise, like it was recorded yesterday

2. amy winehouse

UK pressing , better sound than the US pressing i had (and the US pressing was sh*t in terms of scratches at the factory!). Ive heard the Uk and Japan take better care when making their records

3. Mobile Fidelity's Frank Sinatra;

Sinatra usually sounds like he's reading a script in his studio recordings but Live he has more emotion . These recordings are ultra clean , low noise and phenomenal soundstage

4. The Gladiator Soundtrack

2 LPs and leaves the CD version for dead

5. Johnny Cash : The Man Comes Around

Wow , like Cash is in the room . American pressing so one slight imperfection (inaudible though) . The whole room resonates with his voice.

one Gladiator LP had a slight warp and id love to hear what experiences people have had with outer rim stainless steel stabilisers

Edited by williamtassone

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5. Johnny Cash : The Man Comes Around

Wow , like Cash is in the room . American pressing so one slight imperfection (inaudible though) . The whole room resonates with his voice.

Is this the album with HURT on it, the Nine Inch Nails cover.

Quite simply, this song is extraordinary. I have never been moved so much by a piece of music before.

It's an incredible performance :wub:

Every now again I'll get on YouTube just to watch the clip. Everytime without fail it brings a tear to my eye. Perfect........

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Is this the album with HURT on it, the Nine Inch Nails cover.

Quite simply, this song is extraordinary. I have never been moved so much by a piece of music before.

It's an incredible performance :wub:

Every now again I'll get on YouTube just to watch the clip. Everytime without fail it brings a tear to my eye. Perfect........

I agree. The man can do no wrong in my eyes and to cover such a seemingly odd choice was perfect. Have you heard his cover of Rusty Cage by Soundgarden (frontman Chris Cornell)?

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