Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
2 Channel - Turntable up and spinning
#298921 03/28/10 05:26 AM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,434
Likes: 8
2x6spds Offline OP
connoisseur
OP Offline
connoisseur
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,434
Likes: 8
Well, I was worried. I ordered from Music Direct an MMF 2.2LE turntable, made by Pro-Ject in Czechoslovakia. Then I heard a Project Debut III at Magnolia and it sure sounded like total crap. So, I figured maybe this was a bust of an idea.

Last night after help from my good friend, I got to listen to some Marvin Gay, Miami Vice, on the Kenwood KA 9100, the MMF and the Dahlquist DQM905s, modified Kenwood SW300 subwoofer (only the cabinet is Kenwood anymore) and a pair of supertweeters. I was very pleased. We went back and forth between a CDP and the table (different material) and the records sound great.

today, some Frank Sinatra, Leonard Cohen, and Frank Zappa Hot Rats.

There is something liquid about vinyl as opposed to CDs. After my tube amp is repaired, I look forward to hearing the vinyl/tube combination.

The KA9100 has a reputation for a wonderful phone preamp section. It is well deserved.


Enjoy the Music. Trust your ears. Laugh at Folks Who Claim to Know it All.
Re: 2 Channel - Turntable up and spinning
2x6spds #298924 03/28/10 06:08 AM
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 10,648
shareholder in the making
Offline
shareholder in the making
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 10,648
Yes, it's a quite noticeable phenomenon that the fascination with one obsolescent audio technology(LP recordings)almost inevitably leads to another(tube amplification).


-----------------------------------

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.


Re: 2 Channel - Turntable up and spinning
JohnK #298926 03/28/10 07:03 AM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,434
Likes: 8
2x6spds Offline OP
connoisseur
OP Offline
connoisseur
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,434
Likes: 8
It's the music, JohnK. If I had to guess, you have no personal experience with a good tube system whether or not it's connected to a good turntable. If you did, you not just dismiss this audio technology as "obsolescent."

But then again, you welcomed a fellow who reports that he enjoys his new Axiom 2 channel system with the following statement:

"...there's no good reason to voluntarily restrict yourself to "good old stereo"(I never do anymore)when you have a surround setup."

Oh, I remember now, "Laugh at Folks Who Claim to Know it All."


Enjoy the Music. Trust your ears. Laugh at Folks Who Claim to Know it All.
Re: 2 Channel - Turntable up and spinning
2x6spds #298945 03/28/10 12:27 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 311
devotee
Offline
devotee
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 311
Hot Rats on vinyl... that's good stuff!

For all out there that think vinyl is obsolete...

I played Genesis' 'The Lambs Lies Down On Broadway' on a remastered cd for friends who didn't really know the music (young).

They thought it was great. Then I played it for them on vinyl.

It blew us all away! So much more depth and punch and richness.

The contrast is quite stark.

As much as I love dvd audio (and it is amazing), analog playback still cannot be beat.

And I purposely left out 16 bit cds in that statement, cause they are inferior to vinyl and dvd in every way.

Anyone who says otherwise does not own a decent turntable. \:\)


"Art is making something out of nothing and selling it."
---Frank Zappa

Re: 2 Channel - Turntable up and spinning
audiosavant #299002 03/28/10 04:55 PM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,815
Likes: 1
C
CV Online Confused
Founder, Axiom Upgrade Club
shareholder in the making
Online Confused
Founder, Axiom Upgrade Club
shareholder in the making
C
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,815
Likes: 1
 Originally Posted By: audiosavant
And I purposely left out 16 bit cds in that statement, cause they are inferior to vinyl and dvd in every way.


Sound quality debate notwithstanding, you can't say "in every way" when DVD usually means turning on the screen, which can be inconvenient, and vinyl is larger, which can be inconvenient. Ha ha.

Re: 2 Channel - Turntable up and spinning
CV #299008 03/28/10 05:07 PM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,434
Likes: 8
2x6spds Offline OP
connoisseur
OP Offline
connoisseur
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,434
Likes: 8
the thing about vinyl is OCD behavior its promotes. Rituals - cleaning the records, careful handling like passing a kidney between surgeons, the sleeves, the stacking, keeping them out of the sunshine .... pain in the you know what,

but, you know what? it's worth it. the sound is beautiful, like audiosavant said, lush, rich, liquid or something like that ...


Enjoy the Music. Trust your ears. Laugh at Folks Who Claim to Know it All.
Re: 2 Channel - Turntable up and spinning
2x6spds #299010 03/28/10 05:20 PM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,815
Likes: 1
C
CV Online Confused
Founder, Axiom Upgrade Club
shareholder in the making
Online Confused
Founder, Axiom Upgrade Club
shareholder in the making
C
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,815
Likes: 1
 Originally Posted By: 2x6spds
the thing about vinyl is OCD behavior its promotes. Rituals - cleaning the records, careful handling like passing a kidney between surgeons, the sleeves, the stacking, keeping them out of the sunshine .... pain in the you know what


That's one of the major reasons I don't give vinyl a try. I don't really like my every interaction with it potentially degrading the sound. I would love to hear some of the vinyl setups people talk about, but it would take quite a revelation for me to invest in analog gear for myself.

Re: 2 Channel - Turntable up and spinning
CV #299086 03/28/10 10:01 PM
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 16,437
shareholder in the making
Offline
shareholder in the making
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 16,437
Did you know that wood glue is a great way to clean your LPs? No need to spend money on special sprays and expensive cleaners. Just spread wood glue, allow it to dry, and peel it off.

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=99837


I can explain it to you but I can't understand it for you.
Re: 2 Channel - Turntable up and spinning
pmbuko #299091 03/28/10 10:31 PM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,434
Likes: 8
2x6spds Offline OP
connoisseur
OP Offline
connoisseur
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,434
Likes: 8
Yes, of course if you play the reverse mask you can hear "Paul is dead," which would be worth the effort.


Enjoy the Music. Trust your ears. Laugh at Folks Who Claim to Know it All.
Re: 2 Channel - Turntable up and spinning
2x6spds #299096 03/28/10 11:31 PM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 6,832
W
Wid Offline
axiomite
Offline
axiomite
W
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 6,832

Congrats on the turntable rig, nice to hear it worked out for ya. I need to find a suitable stand (just for the TT) so as to get the TT rig back up and running.

I like to sit a enjoy some vinyl at times.


Rick


"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." Sigmund Freud

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Link Copied to Clipboard

Need Help Graphic

Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics24,396
Posts432,294
Members15,418
Most Online2,082
Jan 22nd, 2020
Top Posters
Ken.C 18,044
pmbuko 16,437
SirQuack 13,690
CV 11,815
MarkSJohnson 11,451
Who's Online Now
0 members (), 265 guests, and 2 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newsletter Signup
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4