Let's See What Makes Your Vinyl Spin :-)

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  1. Voceforte

    Voceforte New Member

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    Post a pic of your system and give some details about what you use to spin your precious vinyl.

    Turntable:
    Cartridge:
    Speakers:
    Preamp:
    Amplifier:
    Cables:
    Accessories:
     
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  2. Voceforte

    Voceforte New Member

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    Turntable: U-Turn Orbit+
    Cartridge: Grado Green
    Speakers: Adam F5 Studio Monitors
    Preamp: Bugle2
    Amplifier: n/a
    Cables: Audioquest Evergreen RCA
    Accessories: Sleeve City Record Weight
    [​IMG]
     
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  3. mccannb5

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    Its beautiful! I also have the Orbit + in white. Vintage Realistic STA-21 receiver from the 70s (my dad's) with original MC-1000 speakers. Nothing fancy, but it gets the job done!

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  4. upon3

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    Our very modest music room and collection...
    Denon DP-300F turntable w/Ortofon 2M blue cartridge
    Denon DVD-1710 DVD/CD player
    Technics SA-EX110 receiver
    Klipsch Synergy F2 floorstander speakers
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  5. Severan

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    That is... AMAZING!
     
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  6. Voceforte

    Voceforte New Member

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    Nice!
     
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  7. Thrillionaire

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    This isn't up to date, but:
    [​IMG]DSC_0228 by viscontijm, on Flickr

    Kenwood KR 7200, Marantz 6100, Boston Acoustics A-60s (since replaced with Polk Monitor 5Jr+), and Bose speaker stands that I sealed and filled with sand. The TV isn't on top of the receiver anymore, but at the time of the pic I didn't have anywhere else for it to go, which isn't great.

    ETA: Oh, cables? I just use radio shack 16g speaker wire with banana plugs, and a pair of monoprice RCA's for my aux imput. I'm skeptical that cabling can make enough of a difference that I should invest the money, when I could potentially upgrade another component instead.
     
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  8. mcsvt

    mcsvt New Member

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    I don't really have any decent photos of the setup but:

    Turntable: Music Hall mmf2.2
    Speakers: 2x Adam HM2 and 1x SVS 13 Ultra sub
    Preamp: Musical Fidelity V-LPS II
    Amplifier: Marantz SR5007
    Cables: Blue jeans
    Accessories: Marantz UD5007 (blu-ray, SACD, ..)

    I think an Amp/receiver upgrade is in my future, but it all sounds pretty good to me.
     
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  9. Chris Davidson

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    Turntable: Carbon Debut
    Speakers: Onkyo Home Entertainment System (Inside)
    Boston Accoustics Voyagar s50 (Outside)
    Ampifiler: Onkyo Basic Receiver
    Preamp: generic
    Cables: Monoprice cables
     

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  10. mattfiedler

    mattfiedler Administrator Staff Member

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    can we be friends?
     
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  11. upon3

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    Feel free to bring some of your record collection over anytime. :) Sometimes it is hard to hear the music over the din of the kids screaming, though.
     
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    EsCaRgOt Active Member

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    What's your u-turn sitting on or is that a wood grain sticker?
     
  13. Voceforte

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    It's an isolation sandbox my dad built for me. It's made of maple and filled with 10 pounds of sand. Helps reduce the amount of vibrations that can get picked up by the cartridge. It's made a huge difference and wasn't expensive to make. [​IMG]

    Here's the DIY instructions he followed pretty closely: http://cognitivevent.com/sandbox.html
     
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  14. TimmahTao

    TimmahTao Well-Known Member

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    Just as important as the turntable/tonearm is the Cartridge/Stylus that you use. Makes a huge difference! Y'all should include that info as well!
     
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  15. Chris Davidson

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    interesting..is this for the speakers or the turntable itself?
     
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    I have an AT Green on there. I want to upgrade to a Grado Black or a better AT, but money is tight at present. I also have a Shure (the one that the marantz was originally sold with) that I rarely if ever use because I prefer the AT.
     
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    TimmahTao Well-Known Member

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    The cartridge/stylus is the part of the turntable that actually 'reads' the records, converting physical vibrations into electrical impulses. Different cartridges/stylus combos with different tonearms result in different frequency responses and sounds.
     
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    Good point! I updated my post. I currently use a Grado Green cartridge. I want to upgrade to Grado Gold after the holidays.
     
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    The isolation sandbox? It's built for the turntable to sit in/on.
     
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    TimmahTao Well-Known Member

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    Which model? The cart AND stylus will have different numbers on them, and AudioTechnica produced a lot of cartridges that are cross-compatible.

    Example: I have an AT4000 cartridge with at AT12E stylus on my Turntable. I'll probably upgrade to a cartridge with a higher compliance (flexibility), because my turntable is from the 80s with an ultra low mass tonearm. Maybe a Shure m97x?
     

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