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joetama
04-18-2007, 11:34 PM
Finally got pictures of my Turntable. I love it. Vinyl sounds AMAZING...

Rega P2. But it is the new P2, so it is the old P3 with a different tone arm. It also has a Bias 2 cartage.

Here are pics with some Steely Dan Aja playing... ;)

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t262/joetama/DSC00006Medium.jpg
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t262/joetama/DSC00005Medium.jpg
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t262/joetama/DSC00004Medium.jpg

JimJ
04-18-2007, 11:38 PM
But it is the new P2, so it is the old P3 with a different tone arm.

RB250 or RB300?

I've got a '300 on my HW-19jr...get yourself an upgraded counterweight, helps a bunch :)

Oh, and that vibration damping is FTW.

n00b.

joetama
04-18-2007, 11:45 PM
RB250...

I was orginally going to get the P1, but I listened to the P2 and had to have it.

JimJ
04-18-2007, 11:51 PM
It's pretty much THE tonearm design...can't beat it unless you go to a unipivot, and those are a ***** and a half to cue exactly...









...but...is it HDMI capable?

:D

joetama
04-18-2007, 11:56 PM
Yea the turntable uses an HDMI cable... :laugh:;)

JimJ
04-19-2007, 12:00 AM
What are you running for a preamp?

joetama
04-19-2007, 12:35 AM
What are you running for a preamp?

That's a secret until I get some money to buy a good one.... :escape:

oxygen65
04-19-2007, 01:01 AM
get a numark ttx1

its one of the best turntables you can get

joetama
04-19-2007, 01:04 AM
Uhh... Hate to burst your bubble but I think not... :fyi:

There are a few differences between a DJ turntable and a High Fidelity Turntable.

Beat_Dominator
04-19-2007, 01:39 AM
About time you got photos of that thing. Sad that it's hidden away behind teh TV, needs to be out where people can see how serious about audio you are ;)

joetama
04-19-2007, 01:42 AM
I have no room... :(

But I will when I move... Which is going to be in June and September...

Beat_Dominator
04-19-2007, 01:45 AM
Kewl moving and getting more space FTW.

I feel left out now that you and Jim have shiny new 'tables...... I will have mine someday!

joetama
04-19-2007, 01:58 AM
I always said I was never going to get one. But, after listening to it I am so glad I did. They sound amazing.

Beat_Dominator
04-19-2007, 02:02 AM
Amazing, smazimg. In the words of Bob Stuart "they sound 'different' " :p:

joetama
04-19-2007, 02:10 AM
Very much different...

1loudsuv
04-19-2007, 03:44 AM
...but...is it HDMI capable?

:D

:laugh: :rolleyes:

heh stuck in the past arent you :fro:

btw sweet b&w now you just need to clean up the wiring or at least when you get your place and get that center off the floor mang lol

joetama
04-19-2007, 08:57 AM
Thanks for reminding me of the obvious... ;)

UndercoverPunk
04-19-2007, 09:12 AM
Oh, I'm bringing my vynil... you won't like any of it, but here it comes!

joetama
04-19-2007, 09:19 AM
What do you have?

UndercoverPunk
04-19-2007, 09:23 AM
What do you have?
I have a sublime album, can't remember which one for the life of me... some horse the band which most likely you'll despise, suffocate faster, kill franklin.... I have some old aerosmith albums too, they used to be my moms, lol.

I really don't know, haven't looked at my vynil in a while. My dad has a TON of old stuff.

joetama
04-19-2007, 09:32 AM
Well right on...

Bring them down man!

JimJ
04-19-2007, 12:21 PM
get a numark ttx1

its one of the best turntables you can get

:hilariou:


There are a few differences between a DJ turntable and a High Fidelity Turntable.

A modified SL-1200MK2 can sound pretty darn good ;) Just the stock tonearm and wiring is ****.

ballstothewall
04-19-2007, 12:52 PM
Thats nice to know, I'm looking for a good deal on a 1200MK2, not looking to hard though.

JimJ
04-19-2007, 01:01 PM
It's one of those things I'd buy new...while they can basically withstand a nuclear attack, I'd just feel better knowing I was the only one to have abused it. You never know if someone spilled Coke in the pitch slider, or spun the motor backwards all the time, etc. Most Technics users don't put them in a hi fi cabinet and listen to records on it.

Just don't buy from Musiciansfriend.com, those pinko bastards...sending me B-stock when I ordered new stuff. Commies.

joetama
04-19-2007, 01:04 PM
Isn't everything Numark Direct drive? I learnid that DD is NO good for high fidelity...

joetama
04-19-2007, 01:13 PM
The reason I went with the Rega was the sound. I listened to some Techs, Music Hall, and my GF's Numark and the sound quality top notch. Plus, in all honestly a plastic based plinth and platter aren't going to cut it.

JimJ
04-19-2007, 01:22 PM
I learnid that DD is NO good for high fidelity...

There are a couple well known audiophools who would disagree :) Technics and Denon build the only two direct drives I'd consider...


Plus, in all honestly a plastic based plinth and platter aren't going to cut it.

Technics uses metal...in the plinth and the platter.

I loved my 1200MK2, still want to get another for my bedroom system whenever it comes around...but I know your reaction, after hearing a highly modded VPI I was like...that's the sound I want :)

I wouldn't mind going to a Michell Gyrodec or Teres in a few years, though ;)

joetama
04-19-2007, 02:29 PM
Yea... I think I might be finally done upgrading for a while...

2 DVD Players, a CD Player, and a Turntable are enough to get me through the next few years... :laugh:

Now I just need that sweet *** pre-amp, a different multi-channel amp, a Pioneer Blue-Ray player, different surround speakers, better center channel.

All stuff I don't really need... But is on the upgrade one day when I actually get out of college list...


Jim, what are some good pre-amps? Would you go tube over SS?

Beat_Dominator
04-19-2007, 02:43 PM
I like my Bellari phono-pre. Well reviewed, very basic design. The Creek phono pres are nice as well.

UndercoverPunk
04-19-2007, 02:47 PM
Jim, what are some good pre-amps? Would you go tube over SS?

This is one of those rhetorical thingabobs ain't it?

joetama
04-19-2007, 04:16 PM
I was looking at the Creek... That Bellari looks pretty sweet however...

Pl8er
04-19-2007, 04:22 PM
Pretty sure they just did a review on this in Stereophile. Its in this months mag that just came out. Got a great review.

joetama
04-19-2007, 04:42 PM
Might have to go buy that mag...

JimJ
04-19-2007, 05:50 PM
If you're looking at external phono preamps...check out the Bottlehead Foreplay.

I've talked with the designer (Paul Joppa) before, the guy knows his stuff, and it seems to be a logically laid-out kit. 6DJ8's are a much better tube to use than 12AX7's or something.

I agree with Marc Phillips of The Vinyl Anachronist...to get the most out of your records, you need to drop a few Benjamins on the preamp.

Beat_Dominator
04-19-2007, 06:59 PM
Yeah, I'd totally rock a Sutherland Phd if I had a few grand lying around ;)

Pl8er
04-19-2007, 07:33 PM
ahhhh....just checked it now that I am home, its actually the P1 that they review. They did say that it "surprised me by being the rare turntable whose performance changed noticeably during the breaking in period".

Last paragraph from this issue says:

"Consider: a brand-new SME Model 30 record player costs approximately $35,000 when equipped with its companion series V tonearm. I've never had one in my system, but I suppose that the 30 is at least pretty good, and that buying one would be an effective way of making yourself happy. Then again, you could use the same amount of money to buy a hundred or so Rega P1's and give them to a hundred or so friends whoe music-buying habits could benefit from the motivational equivalent of a good, swift kick in the ***. That would probably bring lots of happiness into the world as well. Very strongly recommended."

Kinda makes me want to look into analog, not too expensive and rated pretty highly.

joetama
04-20-2007, 02:28 PM
If you can find good quailty vinyl then go for it. Here in cincinnati there about 4 stores I know of, and one is right down the street not 300 yards from me.

Beat_Dominator
04-20-2007, 02:48 PM
Used book stores FTW.

joetama
04-20-2007, 03:07 PM
I've looked in a couple of those down here and the records are cheap but usually of VERY low quality. Big gashes and deep imprints = not a good sound...

Beat_Dominator
04-20-2007, 03:20 PM
Yeah you gotta look at it before you buy, make sure it looks clean :)

Ruthless Pastor
04-20-2007, 03:55 PM
"Then again, you could use the same amount of money to buy a hundred or so Rega P1's and give them to a hundred or so friends whose music-buying habits could benefit from the motivational equivalent of a good, swift kick in the ***. That would probably bring lots of happiness into the world as well. Very strongly recommended."

Kinda makes me want to buy this magazine; that's some good, solid, honest advice. :bowdown:

Pl8er
04-20-2007, 04:05 PM
^^ Sterophile gets pretty mixed reviews. I personally love them. Yeah, they do review 350,000 dollar amps that I will never be able to afford, BUT, I do like to see those sort of things. They also review very inexpensive, but what they consider great equipment, as well.

envengineer
04-20-2007, 04:06 PM
What are your requirements for your preamp? I've had a few that I've enjoyed but some serve different purposes. My McCormack TLC-1 is one of my favorites, but its passive design is not for everyone.

JimJ
04-20-2007, 08:31 PM
If you want to go with an all-in-one unit that combines two-channel with phono, I've been more than satisfied with my ARC unit...

I thought the Rogue Audio pre I had was built really well, but it had a really high noise floor to my ears...kept hearing pops and ticks from it. Where you don't have high efficiency speakers that might be less annoying to you. Other reviewers have noticed the same thing...

joetama
04-20-2007, 11:40 PM
I want something with a rather low noise floor. My ears are really sensitive to noise and added coloration in the audio. Hence, the need for all the stuff I have. :laugh: