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gggg gggg
2020-12-23 22:55:42 UTC
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https://www.cnet.com/news/best-record-player-for-2021/
MELMOTH
2020-12-24 00:00:48 UTC
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https://www.cnet.com/news/best-record-player-for-2021/
https://picclick.fr/Vintage-Thorens-Td-226-Electronic-Turntable-Rare-Platine-143864302245.html
Andy Evans
2020-12-24 11:07:06 UTC
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https://www.avforums.com/threads/emt-950-347-bbc-turntable.605575/
Andy Evans
2020-12-24 11:10:20 UTC
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dk
2020-12-30 05:49:45 UTC
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https://www.leekballoons.co.uk/emt-950-ex-bbc-professional-turntable-for-sale.html
Much better: https://picclick.fr/?q=linn+sondek+lp12

dk
raymond....@gmail.com
2020-12-30 08:15:09 UTC
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https://www.leekballoons.co.uk/emt-950-ex-bbc-professional-turntable-for-sale.html
Much better: https://picclick.fr/?q=linn+sondek+lp12
dk
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Gramophone+Record+Player&form=IDINTS&first=1&tsc=ImageBasicHover

These look better in the living room.

Ray Hall, Taree
Owen
2020-12-30 15:09:19 UTC
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https://www.leekballoons.co.uk/emt-950-ex-bbc-professional-turntable-for-sale.html
Much better: https://picclick.fr/?q=linn+sondek+lp12
dk
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Gramophone+Record+Player&form=IDINTS&first=1&tsc=ImageBasicHover
These look better in the living room.
Plus you can easily get replacement stylii in any hardware store, look
under "nails."

-Owen
Raymond Hall
2020-12-30 19:20:52 UTC
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https://www.leekballoons.co.uk/emt-950-ex-bbc-professional-turntable-for-sale.html
Much better: https://picclick.fr/?q=linn+sondek+lp12
dk
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Gramophone+Record+Player&form=IDINTS&first=1&tsc=ImageBasicHover
These look better in the living room.
Plus you can easily get replacement stylii in any hardware store, look
under "nails."
-Owen
For next to nothing you can purchase 1000s of these precision engineered needles in pretty little boxes. Don't laugh, but the immediacy of sound, particularly of voice, that can be got from these pbonographs can be startling. Many phonographs are now fitted with bluetooth also.

Our ears have been accustomed to electronic mush. Nothing beats direct from the horn.

Ray Hall, Taree
Steven Bornfeld
2020-12-31 03:31:53 UTC
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https://www.leekballoons.co.uk/emt-950-ex-bbc-professional-turntable-for-sale.html
Much better: https://picclick.fr/?q=linn+sondek+lp12
dk
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Gramophone+Record+Player&form=IDINTS&first=1&tsc=ImageBasicHover
These look better in the living room.
Plus you can easily get replacement stylii in any hardware store, look
under "nails."
-Owen
For next to nothing you can purchase 1000s of these precision engineered needles in pretty little boxes. Don't laugh, but the immediacy of sound, particularly of voice, that can be got from these pbonographs can be startling. Many phonographs are now fitted with bluetooth also.
Our ears have been accustomed to electronic mush. Nothing beats direct from the horn.
Ray Hall, Taree
I'm old enough to remember the small cardboard box with the steel
replacement needles, held in place by a thumbscrew (and the foil
diaphagm in the turntable arm.
dk
2021-01-02 23:33:15 UTC
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https://www.cnet.com/news/best-record-player-for-2021/
https://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/2020-golden-ear-awards-jacob-heilbrunn

dk
Owen
2021-01-04 13:54:09 UTC
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https://www.cnet.com/news/best-record-player-for-2021/
https://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/2020-golden-ear-awards-jacob-heilbrunn
Finally! A turntable that won't skip a groove during a nuclear war!

-Owen
Graham
2021-01-04 16:08:26 UTC
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https://www.cnet.com/news/best-record-player-for-2021/
https://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/2020-golden-ear-awards-jacob-heilbrunn
dk
I'm reminded that a fool and his money are soon parted.
dk
2021-01-04 20:38:19 UTC
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https://www.cnet.com/news/best-record-player-for-2021/
https://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/2020-golden-ear-awards-jacob-heilbrunn
I'm reminded that a fool and his money are soon parted.
I neither purchased nor recommended any of these
monsterpieces. My Linn Sondek is good enough for
my ears, my budget and the rest of my system.

dk
Graham
2021-01-04 20:52:30 UTC
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https://www.cnet.com/news/best-record-player-for-2021/
https://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/2020-golden-ear-awards-jacob-heilbrunn
I'm reminded that a fool and his money are soon parted.
I neither purchased nor recommended any of these
monsterpieces. My Linn Sondek is good enough for
my ears, my budget and the rest of my system.
dk
The belt broke on my old Empire/SME set-up. I haven't got around to getting
a new belt as I have replaced most of my modest LP collecton with the
equivalent CD releases.
Bob Harper
2021-01-05 04:42:46 UTC
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https://www.cnet.com/news/best-record-player-for-2021/
https://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/2020-golden-ear-awards-jacob-heilbrunn
I'm reminded that a fool and his money are soon parted.
I neither purchased nor recommended any of these
monsterpieces. My Linn Sondek is good enough for
my ears, my budget and the rest of my system.
dk
I've got an Oracle Mk1, Zeta arm, and Denon DL103 cartridge. Sounds
pretty good, and is long since paid for.

Bob Harper
Andrew Clarke
2021-01-05 06:18:52 UTC
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https://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/2020-golden-ear-awards-jacob-heilbrunn
dk
I'm reminded that a fool and his money are soon parted.
Have you remembered to bi-amp your speakers?



Andrew Clarke
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dk
2021-01-05 07:42:17 UTC
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https://www.cnet.com/news/best-record-player-for-2021/
https://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/2020-golden-ear-awards-jacob-heilbrunn
I'm reminded that a fool and his money are soon parted.
Have you remembered to bi-amp your speakers?
http://youtu.be/TnXUtUUYzec
My speakers are a pair of Sound Lab electrostatics almost 20 years old,
driven by 2 pairs of EAR 509 bridged mono amps, coupled with VMPS
sub-woofers with built-in low pass filtered solid state amps. However
most of the time I listen through headphones which I can while I work
as well as late at night. The big tube amps are really a PITA to set up
and they take 30-40 minutes to warm up -- an effort that is rarely
justified unless I want to listen to big symphonic or choral works.


dk
MELMOTH
2021-01-05 14:01:07 UTC
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My speakers are a pair of Sound Lab electrostatics almost 20 years old,
driven by 2 pairs of EAR 509 bridged mono amps, coupled with VMPS
sub-woofers with built-in low pass filtered solid state amps. However
most of the time I listen through headphones which I can while I work
as well as late at night. The big tube amps are really a PITA to set up
and they take 30-40 minutes to warm up -- an effort that is rarely
justified unless I want to listen to big symphonic or choral works.
I understand now why you don't like all these wonderful pianists...
I'm sure you would change your mind if you had a GOOD high fidelity
equipment...
dk
2021-01-05 20:40:57 UTC
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My speakers are a pair of Sound Lab electrostatics almost 20 years old,
driven by 2 pairs of EAR 509 bridged mono amps, coupled with VMPS
sub-woofers with built-in low pass filtered solid state amps. However
most of the time I listen through headphones which I can while I work
as well as late at night. The big tube amps are really a PITA to set up
and they take 30-40 minutes to warm up -- an effort that is rarely
justified unless I want to listen to big symphonic or choral works.
I understand now why you don't like all these wonderful pianists...
I'm sure you would change your mind if you had a GOOD high fidelity
equipment...
Can you provide some examples of "good high fidelity equipment" so I
know how to improve my music reproduction chain? BT earbuds?

dk
Chris from Lafayette
2021-01-05 21:30:11 UTC
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https://www.cnet.com/news/best-record-player-for-2021/
https://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/2020-golden-ear-awards-jacob-heilbrunn
I'm reminded that a fool and his money are soon parted.
Have you remembered to bi-amp your speakers?
http://youtu.be/TnXUtUUYzec
My speakers are a pair of Sound Lab electrostatics almost 20 years old,
driven by 2 pairs of EAR 509 bridged mono amps, coupled with VMPS
sub-woofers with built-in low pass filtered solid state amps.
dk
Wow - great minds think alike. My subwoofer (15" front firing, with a downward firing 15" passive radiator) is also VMPS. And my main (FR and FL) speakers are also VMPS. (Brian Cheney, the owner/designer of the company, and I were friends during the last few years of his life, and my wife still gets together with his wife every few months for lunch.)

I think you are right to have acquired subwoofers (plural) as opposed to a single subwoofer as most people have in their systems. Since VMPS is no longer in business, I'm trying to figure out what to do about this in my own system, with its single subwoofer.
dk
2021-01-05 22:08:53 UTC
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https://www.cnet.com/news/best-record-player-for-2021/
https://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/2020-golden-ear-awards-jacob-heilbrunn
I'm reminded that a fool and his money are soon parted.
Have you remembered to bi-amp your speakers?
http://youtu.be/TnXUtUUYzec
My speakers are a pair of Sound Lab electrostatics almost 20 years old,
driven by 2 pairs of EAR 509 bridged mono amps, coupled with VMPS
sub-woofers with built-in low pass filtered solid state amps.
Wow - great minds think alike. My subwoofer (15" front firing, with a downward firing
I have no claims on being a great mind! Only a decent pair of ears ;-)
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15" passive radiator) is also VMPS. And my main (FR and FL) speakers are also VMPS.
(Brian Cheney, the owner/designer of the company, and I were friends during the last
few years of his life, and my wife still gets together with his wife every few months for
lunch.)
I think you are right to have acquired subwoofers (plural) as opposed to a single
subwoofer as most people have in their systems. Since VMPS is no longer in
business, I'm trying to figure out what to do about this in my own system, with
its single subwoofer.
I purchased this system many years ago from Noel Lee (of Monster Cable fame)
and this is how it had been set up by him. Single sub-woofers make no sense at
all as they require mixing of the left and right channels, which in turn requires a
crossover ahead of the mixer. The beauty of this setup is its simplicity, as there
is no active crossover anywhere in the system. The sub-woofers have their own
low pass filters, and the electrostatics have built-in band pass filters to protect
the panels from DC or UHF overload. These are the finest speakers I have never
heard.

dk
Ed Presson
2021-01-06 20:50:07 UTC
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https://www.cnet.com/news/best-record-player-for-2021/
https://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/2020-golden-ear-awards-jacob-heilbrunn
I'm reminded that a fool and his money are soon parted.
Have you remembered to bi-amp your speakers?
http://youtu.be/TnXUtUUYzec
My speakers are a pair of Sound Lab electrostatics almost 20 years old,
driven by 2 pairs of EAR 509 bridged mono amps, coupled with VMPS
sub-woofers with built-in low pass filtered solid state amps. However
most of the time I listen through headphones which I can while I work
as well as late at night. The big tube amps are really a PITA to set up
and they take 30-40 minutes to warm up -- an effort that is rarely
justified unless I want to listen to big symphonic or choral works.


dk

Sounds like a damned fine system to me.
dk
2021-01-06 21:23:52 UTC
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https://www.cnet.com/news/best-record-player-for-2021/
https://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/2020-golden-ear-awards-jacob-heilbrunn
I'm reminded that a fool and his money are soon parted.
Have you remembered to bi-amp your speakers?
http://youtu.be/TnXUtUUYzec
My speakers are a pair of Sound Lab electrostatics almost 20 years old,
driven by 2 pairs of EAR 509 bridged mono amps, coupled with VMPS
sub-woofers with built-in low pass filtered solid state amps. However
most of the time I listen through headphones which I can while I work
as well as late at night. The big tube amps are really a PITA to set up
and they take 30-40 minutes to warm up -- an effort that is rarely
justified unless I want to listen to big symphonic or choral works.
Sounds like a damned fine system to me.
Thank you! I have not felt a need to upgrade for a long
time. My audiophile fever appears to have been cured. ;-)

dk
dk
2021-01-06 22:41:14 UTC
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https://www.cnet.com/news/best-record-player-for-2021/
https://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/2020-golden-ear-awards-jacob-heilbrunn
I'm reminded that a fool and his money are soon parted.
Have you remembered to bi-amp your speakers?
http://youtu.be/TnXUtUUYzec
My speakers are a pair of Sound Lab electrostatics almost 20 years old,
driven by 2 pairs of EAR 509 bridged mono amps, coupled with VMPS
sub-woofers with built-in low pass filtered solid state amps. However
most of the time I listen through headphones which I can while I work
as well as late at night. The big tube amps are really a PITA to set up
and they take 30-40 minutes to warm up -- an effort that is rarely
justified unless I want to listen to big symphonic or choral works.
Sounds like a damned fine system to me.
The original setup included an Audio Research SP10 Mk II pre,
which imparted the system with a sound that was a bit dry to my
ears. It was replaced after a couple of years with an EAR 912 pre.

dk

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