U-turn Orbit Support/information Thread

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  1. MikeyPD

    MikeyPD Well-Known Member

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    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
     
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  2. A Lost Highway

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    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?
     
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    I am very happy with my black2. @HiFi Guy how much of the difference is the cart here?
     
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    @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.
     
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    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?
     
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    I'd just put the 8MZ on the cartridge you have.
     
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    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.
     
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    Yes the Black 2 stylus fits. It's the same stylus as the Black 1. Or better yet, get the 8MZ stylus.
     
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    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?
     
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    Yes, you'll be able to hear the improvement with the ELACs. Coming off the Pioneers, you are in for a treat.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Is it just me or do you others wish the on/off switch was something different? The Uncrate Edition of the orbit has a sweet on/off dial, has anyone tried to swap out the switch for a something else? Maybe this is too random but thought I’d ask.
     
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    When looking at photos, I initially wished it was something a little sleeker looking. Every since I very first set it up and started using it, I have never once thought about it again until this moment. I do find the solid "click" of the switch satisfying as well.
     
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    It'd be cool if they gave you a special ring and you just waved your hand over the turntable and it'd start up. If you hold up 4 fingers, it'd start playing at 45rpm and, if you held up 3, it would go back to 33rpm.
     
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    Let's start with a basic speedbox first, haha.
     
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    ^ This is why I mostly post in Japanese VMP these days. People there share and encourage my passion for innovation.
     
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    It is dreaming big, and I can't fault you for that :)
     
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    if The U-Turn is an entry level table, what is the next step up?
     
  20. HiFi Guy

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    VPI Cliffwood
    Rega P3

    It's my experience that you need to at least double where you start to get a meaningful upgrade.
     
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