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I was at Brooks Berdan LTD the day Mr. Rollins was auditioning the big Wilsons. I've never heard an audio system sound that loud and I was standing outside the door. Apparently Mr. Rollins is a ' little' hard of hearing, according to Brian. As I looked in the demo room I saw Rollins' female companion with her fingers stuck in both ears, quite hilarious!
So although I detect a little cynicism here about Fallon's choice, it's still cool that vinyl continues to gain attention in the popular culture--if for no other reason that it makes the market for software greater and that should translate to more diversity and availability. Could even drive prices down for LPs.
Right you are, taters. It was at Brooks Berdan Ltd. that Henry bought his system, but it was Brian who demoed, assembled, and installed the system in Henry’s home. Brooks was already ill with the Crohns disease which eventually killed him, and Brian was running the store. Brooks’ widow Sheila now manages BBL in Monrovia, and Brian has his new shop not far away in Pasadena.
Mark Maron is another Brooks Berdan customer and vinyl freak. He shows a Mac TT and Mac monoblocks in his TV ranch living room, and occasionally works it into the plotline.
Taters, my comment about driving down the price of LPs is pure conjecture and based on a ton of variables, so what I stated is by no means guaranteed (hence the "could" qualifier.
That said, I was being optimistic that normal patterns will follow. If mass market demand rises, typically so does competition and in turn production and supply. Cellphones, computers, and indeed oil are contemporary examples, but automobiles, air travel, cruises, and other one-time niche items are all examples of this phenomenon. When the LP market is limited, there is no incentive to startups nor for existing suppliers to produce in large quantities, so the concept of scarcity is credible and recovery of investment at unit cost means high prices.
OTOH, the biggest limiting factor is press capacity and unless there is continued discovery of dormant presses or manufacture of new ones, then we could indeed see increased competition for supply (and higher prices). And that would indeed suck for those of that are true afficianodos vs. fashionistas!
Isn't the Mc turntable essentially a re-branded and re-packaged version of someone else's turntable? Can't remember what brand and model, but I don't think Mc developed the thing from scratch.
Mordante, Point well taken. I am an American. I do know who these people are, and they are not important. You're not missing anything. I like Henry, though.
Sumiko Blue Point? With that other megabuck gear? Blecchhh.
On Elementary, Sherlock's electronics are definitely McIntosh, including (I think) a turntable. The floorstanding speakers are Energy CF-70 Towers, with a pair of Energy CB-10s or CB-20s on the bookshelves.
Energy makes good speakers for the money, but at $600-1000/pair, the CF-70s aren't in the same league as the line of 5-figure McIntosh components. Sherlock seems like the kind of guy who'd have something unusual, such as panel or horn speakers, but most viewers wouldn't know what they were.
McIntosh has two turntables now, the MT10 and the MT5. The MT10 is the one they introduced in 2007 or so, has the front blue-lit meter, and comes with some variant of the Clearaudio Talismann LOMC cartridge. The MT50 is smaller and less ambitious, and comes with the Bluepoint HOMC.
Both TTs are sourced from Clearaudio to McIntosh’s specs. The MT10 appears to be a pretty good value. They originally came out at $8K including that $1750 Talismann cart. They’ve gone up since. The MT5 is $6500. Both have suspended magnetic platter bearings meaning they are nearly friction-free.
Steve Hoffman was using an MT10 and had high praise for it, both in its playback in all aspects and also durability.
Go Jimmy Go
Not Fallon but Go Jimmy Go
A ska, rocksteady, reggae and soul influenced band from Honolulu, Hawaii.
I wish I was in Honolulu right now ......never been
.......sorry for the sidetrack taters
back to Jimmy F and his TT
"And it's not like Steve Hoffman is a high-end wannabe dupe"Hoffman, one of the best at remastering LPs, is very results-oriented with a tremendous ear for evaluating sound quality. He would evaluate a turntable by its performance, not by its brand name.
If you still don't know what I'm talking about, follow this link--reposted for your convenience--and read through the thread where he installed an MT10 in his system and gave his opinion on its performance.
Dover, Nice to know I am so important to you that you crawled all the way over here to insult me on another thread. The moderator will later probably remove this post, but he ought also to consider removing your posts from this and the DD thread, since your agenda is "anti-DD", not constructive ideas or even constructive criticism.
Lewm - you misunderstand my post - the Clearaudio/McIntosh sounds very good and is good value at that price point. It is a current product that is fully serviceable from the factory. No maintenance issues is an important factor in audio in my view. Not anti DD read my posts more carefully. Thank you.