- 61 posts total
- 61 posts total
I found a significant difference in the musical presentation between two quality direct drive turntables. One, a Technics SP10 had a very metronmic effect on music that had me questioning if the albums I was so familiar with, had really been recorded in this fashion. The other, a Teac TN400 had a more flowing presentation, more akin to a belt drive. These turntables were both mounted in identical and substantial home made plinths and compared in the same room using the same equipment and supports, only the arms, cartridges and tonearm wires were different. Idler drives also have characteristics that distinguish them from other turntables, so YES, you can "hear the turntable".
People keep running to “of course you can hear a turntable.” That’s not the question, the question is how can someone go to some other system and talk about how that specific turntable sounds better or worse than a completely different TT in a completely different system and make overreaching statements about how and why it is better sounding.
According to Popper there is no theory independent observation.
So ''I have seen with my own eye'' or ''I have heard with my own
ears'' is no argument at all. What we hear or see our brain need
to interpret in the context of some premisses.
Take ''our'' scientist Lew as example. He own 5 TT's but neither
of them is belt driven. Does he have some prejudice against belt
driven TT? The most of his TT's are DD kind. So presumably he
has some premises about drive systems in the sense of , say,
quality. Can he hear any difference between his TT's by listening
to them ''naked'' next to each other? Well this may be the case
with his Lenco because its driving system may produce some
''rumble'' which is difficult to supress. That is why he made 100kg.
plinth for the precious (grin). But hearing whatever from his DD
TT's is not probable. This would imply that something is wrong
with the one with, say, sound on its own.
So this thread is at least not clear formulated. One can only
''hear'' an TT in combo with an record , tonearm and cart. The
last mentioned 3 are those which (re)produce sound.