U-turn Orbit Support/information Thread

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by lee newman, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. displayname

    displayname Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,377
    Likes:
    7,677
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2016
    One more vote for the cue lever. As HiFi just said, helps avoid accidents. I only know one couple that has had to replace multiple styli due to accidents. They also do not have a cue lever. That's very telling on it's own I think.
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2018
    lee newman, AnthonyI and HiFi Guy like this.
  2. MikeyPD

    MikeyPD Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    153
    Likes:
    580
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2017
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    Brand new out of the box. Then this happens. Ugh. I was so careful, too. Evidently not careful enough. haha.

    Luckily I live 15 minutes from The Needle Doctor. Ken & the boys will have this fixed with the new cart ready to go for $20. That is money well spent. I was never called to be a surgeon.

    I got this U-Turn to have in my office so I can spin while I edit (video). Unknown.jpeg
     
    displayname and Hunna like this.
  3. A Lost Highway

    A Lost Highway Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    503
    Likes:
    1,386
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2016
    So thinking its about time I get a new stylus. However, I have a Grado Black 1, so wondering if its worth updating the entire cartridge to a Black 2, or just do the stylus?
     
  4. lee newman

    lee newman Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    15,463
    Likes:
    46,784
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2016
    Location:
    Durham, NC
    I am very happy with my black2. @HiFi Guy how much of the difference is the cart here?
     
  5. HiFi Guy

    HiFi Guy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,465
    Likes:
    19,476
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2015
    Location:
    Orlando Florida
    @A Lost Highway There is a difference. How much you'll be able to appreciate it depends on your system. The best upgrade you can make is to get the 8MZ stylus. It's vastly superior to any current Prestige series stylus. Sorry that it's $150.

    The short answer is to keep your cartridge and change the stylus.
     
    AnthonyI, trickyseven and lee newman like this.
  6. A Lost Highway

    A Lost Highway Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    503
    Likes:
    1,386
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2016
    I mean, $150 isn't that much more than changing the cartridge. But assuming you're saying it wouldn't make sense to upgrade to a Black 2 and an 8MZ stylus?
     
  7. HiFi Guy

    HiFi Guy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,465
    Likes:
    19,476
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2015
    Location:
    Orlando Florida
    I'd just put the 8MZ on the cartridge you have.
     
    AnthonyI and A Lost Highway like this.
  8. dbarila

    dbarila Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,974
    Likes:
    20,677
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2016
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    What happens next time I need a replacement stylus for my Black1? Does the Black2 stylus work for that? I don't see the black1 on needle doctor anymore.
     
  9. HiFi Guy

    HiFi Guy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,465
    Likes:
    19,476
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2015
    Location:
    Orlando Florida
    Yes the Black 2 stylus fits. It's the same stylus as the Black 1. Or better yet, get the 8MZ stylus.
     
  10. dbarila

    dbarila Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,974
    Likes:
    20,677
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2016
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I think last time you told me with my current set up (Uturn, Onkyo TX-8020 and Pionners SP-BS22) that I wouldn't get much benefit out of an upgraded stylus (Unless I'm remembering that wrong it was months ago). Would that change with the Elacs?
     
  11. HiFi Guy

    HiFi Guy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,465
    Likes:
    19,476
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2015
    Location:
    Orlando Florida
    Yes, you'll be able to hear the improvement with the ELACs. Coming off the Pioneers, you are in for a treat.
     
    dbarila and Juiceless like this.
  12. MikeyPD

    MikeyPD Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    153
    Likes:
    580
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2017
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    Edit: fixed it! I have a power conditioner here. I ran a wire from the ground on the VP130 to the ground post on the conditioner. Solved! I’m keeping this post up here in case someone else has the same problem down the road.


    I could use the help of @HiFi Guy and the gang :)

    I hooked my U-Turn orbit up to the VP-130 tube preamp and I have a horrible buzz. Sounds like a grounding problem. The preamp works fine on my Technics 1200 (that has a ground wire).

    I know the u-turn is supposed to be grounded in the RCA. I have tested turntable and preamp separately and there is no problem with either of them. I could use some advice on what to try next.

    I am using an aftermarket power adapter in the VP-130 and did not hear any buzz when it was connected to my Technics.
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2018
    lee newman likes this.
  13. Haas

    Haas Active Member

    Messages:
    55
    Likes:
    196
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2017
    Glad you fixed it. I had a buzz that I think was caused by other electronics. So I moved everything down to the side of the unit.
     
    MikeyPD and lee newman like this.

Share This Page