johnnyb53

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Is vinyl still a "perfect" source?
04-08-07: R_f_saylesThere is still good vinyl, great vinyl, and yes, bad vinyl today as there always was BUT, again, most of the time itÂ’s the turntable that is lacking, not the vinyl IMHO.I'm finding this out more and more with my first TT rig in... 
Tweaks for turntables?
04-08-07: CmoHerbie's Audio makes some nice TT mats if that's something you are looking for.I'd like to hear some opinions here about the Herbie's.I just got a turntable 5 wks ago (Technics SL1210 M5G); I hadn't owned a TT in nearly 25 years and h... 
Do you think you need a subwoofer?
In the golden age of vinyl playback (1965-1985 or so), subwoofers were practically unknown. And yet, my LP playback system uses little Mirage Omnisat satellites and a matching LF-150 150w 10" sub. These sats have the advantages of being linear dow... 
Is vinyl still a "perfect" source?
04-07-07: ElizabethLP is just a "nostalgia" medium.Things were never better than in the 'old days'.To me, CDs and LPs are analogous to shirts made of no-iron polyester vs. 100% cotton.The no-iron polyester is more convenient as it doesn't require ... 
Technics SL-1200MKII and AT-440MLa, very good
The Bellari VP 129 lists at $300, but most places still sell it at $249, including Audio Advisor, Needle Doctor, and Music Direct. Recently I got a mailer froM Audio Advisor who had a demo VP 129 for something like $217. Hard to beat for a Stereop... 
Is vinyl still a "perfect" source?
Vinyl never was a perfect source, and we all know the vinyl bugaboos such as static buildup, tracking angle distortion, compression as the groove nears the center, etc.I'd say a better source would be 2-channel 1/4" audio tape running at 7.5 ips o... 
Review: Technics SL-1200Mk2 Turntable
OK. I was looking at the STR8 (Straight--get it?) 150. Needle Doctor publishes the same specs for the STR8-150 and the ST-150, which didn't seem right, so I checked the specs at Stanton's website for the ST-150 w/S-arm: http://www.stantondj.com/v2... 
Review: Technics SL-1200Mk2 Turntable
From an audiophile standpoint, the differences between the Stanton and Technics completely favor the Technics. The Stanton's DIN B-weighted S/N is 60 dB; the Technics' is 78 dB. The Stanton JIIS wow & flutter is .1%; the Technics (with the sam... 
Technics SL-1200MKII and AT-440MLa, very good
> I believe that would be nude, square shank, stylii.Thanks for clearing that up. I'm just getting back into vinyl after a 25-year hiatus and I have some catching up to do.Another question--what's with the round stylus on the Denon 103 and 103R? 
Technics SL-1200MKII and AT-440MLa, very good
Perfectionist sez: " I prolly really need to do a phono pre. I may try to pick up a used Gram amp 2 here on Agon. I just don't want to sink too much money into this rig."My SL1210 is up against stiffer competition from the CD player. I have a rece... 
Technics SL-1200MKII and AT-440MLa, very good
To Perfectionist: I just got a Technics SL1210 M5G (Grandmaster), and also got a Shure M97xE because of all the buzz. I also had an Ortofon OMP 10 lying around, so got a second headshell and 1/2" cart adapter. I much prefer the Ortofon. It has abo... 
Better TT or Better Pre? MMF5 vs XII vs Debut III
For about the same money you're talking, I would get a Technics SL 1200 Mkii (about $400), a Bellari 129 phono preamp ($249), and an Ortofon OM 10 Super ($60).With the Technics, you won't need an external speed control, the cartridge/tonearm compl...