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  1. #11
    Join Date: Feb 2011

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    I went the RP1 route then added a performance pack.

    Compared it to a well set up Lenco gl75.....bought one!!!

    I bought treasured albums to have a vinyl capability-it really is a rabbit hole financially.....IMHO digital with a PC/MAC/DAC is bang for buck in another league.

    Vinyl done well is sublime but rather expensive and convulted....YMMV.

  2. #12
    Join Date: Feb 2013

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    I'm Grant.

    Default System overhaul...of sorts.

    The equipment Doesnt have to be tbh, but the media can be. My tt and phono, plus all the bits is maybe £750 now, although that is more than needs spending tbh. Still, in comparison to mid priced amps etc its pretty reasonable.
    But, and its a big but, the media and shipping of it unless you have a good secondhand store on doorstep can mount up to serious cash pretty quickly. Ive probably got 7 grand out on vinyl, and my collection isnt big..

    EDIT:..then there is a vacuum cleaner, which is needed if you want best out of it; they are expensive too..
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    Join Date: May 2016

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldius View Post
    Were it not for a large vinyl collection, I would not advise anyone to begin an investment in the medium.
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  4. #14
    Join Date: Apr 2018

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    Thanks all.

    You’ve given me plenty to mull over..... I could really do without an expensive vinyl addiction!!
    Bluesound Node 2....Creek Destiny 2.....KEF LS50
    Electronica to Acoustic

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    Join Date: Apr 2011

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldius View Post
    Were it not for a large vinyl collection, I would not advise anyone to begin an investment in the medium.
    My System:
    Amplification - Sansui AU-919 Complete overhaul, upgraded, re-capped. Caps upgraded from 4 x 15,000 uf to 4 x 20,000 uf-inside original oval caps. All glue and 'black flags' removed
    Turntable - Modified Technics SL1210 MK5G
    Mike New precision bearing, bearing base plate, ETP Platter
    Micro Seiki MA-202 tonearm, rewired, hybrid ceramic bearings
    Ortofon Cadenza Black moving coil cartridge
    Yannis Tome 423.5 Silver-Litz tonearm cable with KLEI Pure Silver Harmony plugs
    Ebony armboard
    Audio Technica MS-8 Magnesium headshell, Ortofon pure silver headshell leads
    Isonoe Isolation Feet
    Paul Hynes SR7EHD PSU (plus regulator modules), DCSXL pure-silver DC lead with Jaegar low impedance connector
    CDP - Pioneer PD-91
    Speakers - Mission 752 Freedom
    QED Silver Spiral speaker cable, Airlock plugs - bare wire amp end.
    Mains - Ultra Pure silver plated un-switched socket, Missing link EPS 500 silver plated plugs with Hi-Fi Tuning gold plated silver ceramic 13 amp fuses

  6. #16
    Join Date: Apr 2016

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Mac View Post
    Thanks all.

    You’ve given me plenty to mull over..... I could really do without an expensive vinyl addiction!!
    if you have an addiction to collecting more than enjoying music then don't start on vinyl. I only have around 50 albums but that hasn't stopped me spending a good amount on my vinyl set up, because I want my treasured albums to sound as good as they do.
    Sony STR 6055 Denon DP80 Stax UA-70 Shure Ultra 500 Zu omen Decca C4E currently in residence

    Office system, DIY CSS fullrange speakers with aurum cantus G2 ribbons Najda dsp as dac Akai AM-U02 Jvc QL-A51 direct drive turntable
    SAE1000LT leema sub. JVC Z4S cart is in the house

    Garage system another Sony receiver, cassette deck and full range drivers in free air


    System components are subject to change without warning and at the discretion of the owner.

  7. #17
    Join Date: Jun 2014

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    I can understand the lure of turntables, it's the way the tonearms wave at you...

    It can be very expensive if you're starting from scratch, but if you buy a decent used deck, and maybe try record shops for good s/hand copies, it may be ok. Then give yourself a few months to see if it is for you, and then if the novelty hasn't worn off, great. If you find yourself not using it much, you can sell it on without much of a financial hit.

    My turntable is the one item I will NEVER sell. It'll go to one of my daughters in my will. Then she'll have to start her own record collection, because there's no way she'll want to play my crap.
    'I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested'

  8. #18
    Join Date: Jul 2016

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    I'm Brook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Mac View Post
    Thanks all.

    You’ve given me plenty to mull over..... I could really do without an expensive vinyl addiction!!
    I think that that is the only kind there is!

  9. #19
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    If you're thinking about a DAC, take a look at a used Chord 2Qute. They've just released a new one (Qutest) so 2Qutes are appearing around the £500-600 mark. Before I bought a DAC I was able to compare a few and the Chord sounded better (to me) by a country mile.

  10. #20
    Join Date: Apr 2018

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    I'm Justin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanzapp View Post
    If you're thinking about a DAC, take a look at a used Chord 2Qute. They've just released a new one (Qutest) so 2Qutes are appearing around the £500-600 mark. Before I bought a DAC I was able to compare a few and the Chord sounded better (to me) by a country mile.

    I’d like to compare it with the M-Dac, Rega’s Dac and the Nad d1050.
    Bluesound Node 2....Creek Destiny 2.....KEF LS50
    Electronica to Acoustic

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