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kevinmi last won the day on April 25 2019

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    Corvette restoration, winemaking, a little home remodeling
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    Main system- Modified K-Horns. Cary SLP98P-F1 preamp, Dennis Had Inspire Hot Rod amp, Shanling T-100 tube output cd player, Ampex ATR 700 RTR, Oracle Premiere Turntable w/Jelco TK-950 arm, Koetsu Black cart. All tube equipment populated with expensive vintage tubes! Second system- Frazier 7 speakers, Oracle Delphi Turntable wJelco SA-750 arm and Ortofon 2M Black cart. Pioneer TD-1050 RTR, Pioneer Elite universal disc player, Latino ST-120 amp with vintage Tung-Sol 6550 tubes. Also have another Pioneer RTR and another Ampex RTR, a pair of RF-5 speakers, a bunch of cd players , a cassette deck, receivers, Oppo Blu-ray, boxes and boxes of tubes, and a pair of Epik Empire subwoofers just in case

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  1. I remember back in '72, I stole a Yes album from the local Farmer Jack grocery store ( they actually had lp's for sale everywhere back then).When I took it home and played it, I thought it was the worst thing I had ever heard. The LP was Time and a Word. I bought a remastered copy of it last year to add to my Yes collection. BTW, that is one sexy looking table!
  2. I always looked forward to Jacksonbart's comments. I always wonder what happened to him.
  3. I read some reviews, and everyone seems to really like it. A couple of things to consider-it's a heavy cartridge, and it tracks at a little heavier weight than most carts That should help with surface noise. It has a fine line nude stylus, which will help get more detail out of the record. It is a low output moving coil , so you will need a phono preamp made for a mc cart, or a seperate step up transformer. Sounds like EAT makes one that would probably be a good match. I think if you bought the whole EAT package you would be very happy with the sound, and wouldn't need to upgrade.
  4. You know I like Oracle turntables, but the Origin has a unipivot tonearm, which I'm not familiar with. Also, to change from 33 to 45 rpm, you have to move the belt to a different pulley, while not necessarily difficult, can still be a pain. It also doesn't have the famous suspension system as their more expensive tables, which can be a problem depending on where you mount the table. On a concrete slab like a basement, it wouldn't be a problem. I think I would rather buy a used Oracle Delphi MK 2 for the same price.
  5. you need a phono preamp, which will use RIAA equalization to make the records sound right. All records are "encoded", and have to be decoded by a phono circuit, along with proper amplification of the signal. If you use a low output moving coil cartridge, you will also need a step up transformer (SUT).
  6. I was thinking for your current set-up. Just to see what they sounded like.
  7. The Selenium D-405 isn't very deep, but the magnet is about 6 inches in diameter and weighs 20 lbs. I got a pair I'm not using...
  8. I thought your post on the different cartridges was one of the best ever written. You have great knowledge and a knack for conveying it so us common folk can understand. Thank you for your contributions to this forum.
  9. RIP. Lost another great talent.
  10. I've got a pair of DCM 50's I'm not using right now if you want to give them a try.
  11. I have built a couple, and am currently using them in my highly modded K horns. I like the 4500 crossover because I have substantial high end hearing loss and I can hear the tweets putting out sound. Everything is modded on my speakers, so I wouldn't compare them to anything stock.
  12. Dennis Had Hot Rod Inspire amp, Cary SLP-98P F1 pre. 10 watts of single ended bliss.
  13. The Teac A-7300 is the home version of that deck. No balanced in/outs and missing a couple other pro features. I'd like to find a mint unit some day.
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