Welcome to the club!
Welcome to the club!
Thanks for your post, Doc Jr., but my only reservation comes from your question, "How come you cannot hear the hiss in between songs?"
My reply is, "I don't know, but you should be able to hear it if it's there in the original master tape" - which it is in pretty much most analog recordings. Why would the hiss vanish on a better turntable?
Welcome, Welcome to the club bro!
See what a good brother can lead you into!
Anyway, IMHO, once a "Teres-trial" will always be a "Teres-trial".
Most of the people that responded to you are my mentors when I made my first jump into the Teres camp before. Up to now, I rely on their expertise because as you know, I am not a guru by any means on the area. You will meet many more. TWL, Dougd, and Joe (jphii, nice table joe!I followed your project from day one) are here as you can see. Then there's Coouugar, user510, Agaffer, and many others. Of course the man himself (Chris B) joins once in a while on the thread. The list goes on and on. One thing that I can assure you from my experience, no one on the list that I had mentioned stirred me wrong when I have some grey area to tackle regarding my Teres set up. All I got from the group are helpful suggestions without bull.
Having said that, have your wallet ready! From my point of view, any upgrade that Chris releases and these guys evaluated with positive results, is an upgrade worth to have. Well the upgrades does not really cost a lot unless you are shooting for the 340 which you should not do without letting me know of course :).
Anyway, I am very happy for you. Enjoy your table!
Thanks again people. Amandarae, I'm happy with my table as it is right now. I don't think I'll change anything in the near future except maybe the clamp if Chris has one that will match the color scheme of my TT, and I'll trade the platter for the woodies then the base for the cocoblos then a new cart, say a Shelter 901, or a new phonostage, or better yet, I'll get another Teres for my "B" system. But let me buy a new house first. LOL. Just teasing. Patrick, no idea how to answer your question scientifically. However, my brother who owned a Teres 245 and I have the same LP (Ben Webster's Live at the Reinnasance) when I noticed this. When I was listening to the first track on side 1(?),Caravan at the end after all the notes, in the Teres there was nothing. Black as black can be. In my VPI, you can hear some hiss. Maybe its not the LP. Maybe its the "stylus drag" onthe LP. Anyway, now when I played this LP on my Teres, nothing! Thanks again.
Not to worry, tape hiss is quite properly audible on a Teres (mine anyway). I agree it would be a pretty poor rig that masked that.
I expect Docjr8156 is right. Many of my records have a few unmodulated grooves between tracks. I can easily hear the tape hiss stop at the end of one track then start up again with the next track a few grooves later. It's actually kind of distracting, I find myself wishing they'd played some blank tape into the cutting head between tracks!
Like some others I use tape hiss as one indicator that my setup is approaching optimal for a given record. If I don't hear clear, non-grainy tape hiss I probably have VTA and/or VTF mis-adjusted.
Yes, I am that neurotic!