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    Posted: August 05 2014 at 11:58
^ well a (wealthy) man anyway.


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Just remember what a wise (and wealthy) man once said: 'If it's tubeless, it's useless'. LOL
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Originally posted by PrognosticMind

Mostly through my various digital devices. If from my computer, I will run a direct-out to the PA in my bedroom, or simply use a pair of high-quality SONY studio headphones. I'd really, really like to acquire a decent turntable and start collecting the classics on vinyl once I have the income.


I don't know what you mean by "decent" but there are several entry level tables from Pro-ject, Music Hall, Denon, Marantz under US$400, some may include the cartridge. If not a very nice one can be had anywhere from $75-$120.

Then you need to see if your current receiver/amp has Phono inputs, if not you will need a phono preamp, which can be had for about $150-$200.

There is also the used market where you can get higher up for a bit less money than new.

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Mostly through my various digital devices. If from my computer, I will run a direct-out to the PA in my bedroom, or simply use a pair of high-quality SONY studio headphones. I'd really, really like to acquire a decent turntable and start collecting the classics on vinyl once I have the income.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 04 2014 at 20:49
Upgraded the headphone listening experience. Bought a new SS AMP and DAC to pair with my HD 800's and its sublime.

Soon I will be buying floorstand speakers with a power amp that can support 100W into 8 ohms
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I Had A Sheer Heart Attack when I listen to Freddy Mercury vocal blasts on Sheer Heart Attack. That guy can really bring down the hammer and the anvil on that one. Sheesh. ;)
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My Sony'mdr-V6 can do wonders to any format, but I mostly use cd's
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1.) I use my computer to play my digital collection and Spotify on tiny desktop speakers + sub ... one of the speakers is blown so the sound is pretty off.  Sometimes I plug in headphones but usually not.
2). I have a U-turn orbit turntable which I plug directly into my $99 receiver with phono input.  Its not the best but it works for now.  I have a pair of polk bookshelf speakers sitting on the floor that I play from.  
3).  Plug my phone into the aux port of my receiver and play from there

I do most my listening at work with headphones on and I'm too cheap to do anything about my poor listening situation at home
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CD, Spotify, Youtube, and Windows Media Player. that's about it. i listen to albums and songs daily (especially the latter), and sometimes just full album sides, 1st or 2nd (or any of how many there is in a specific album, if that makes sense).
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Everything through here


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Post Options Post Options   Quote steve j Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2014 at 13:21
I listen to my music in two ways - 

1) My apple mac

2) Naim Unitilite via a pair of REGA RS3 - absolutely glorious sound - not the most expensive system out there, but can recommend most highly.  My Hifi shop were shocked when I suggested that combination, they said you cannot put naim with rega, but after auditioning, they closed the shop and were impressed!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 20 2014 at 09:11
Originally posted by Finnforest

Wow that arm is a beast!  Looks like a piece of plumbingLOL



Or a babies arm holding a fence needle.
I Had A Sheer Heart Attack when I listen to Freddy Mercury vocal blasts on Sheer Heart Attack. That guy can really bring down the hammer and the anvil on that one. Sheesh. ;)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Finnforest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 20 2014 at 08:30
Wow that arm is a beast!  Looks like a piece of plumbingLOL



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 20 2014 at 07:15
Originally posted by Finnforest

Click on the photo to blow it up to very high resolution.....note the cool radio chart on the wall in the background. 

http://www.shorpy.com/node/17310
That's pretty impressive, coming from the age when the average domestic gramophone was still clockwork with an acoustic pick-up. Magnetic pickups that would connect into the "GRAM" input of a radio set were just becoming available but they were very expensive. Most radio sets didn't even have a GRAM input and most of those would not have had an input selector, often you just de-tuned the radio to a blank spot between stations. Only radiograms with combined radio and gramophones had input selector switches.

Judging by the set-up and location I'd guess he was using the portable radio receiver as an amplifier, the microphone would then be part of the radio station studio to broadcast the recordings over the airways. Quite why they didn't simply connect the turntables directly is anyone's guess, but mine would be that the studio engineer didn't want them to.

I have an acoustic pick-up and a tin of needles somewhere in the attic that I acquired in the late 60s, and think I may still have a few 78s too. Back then you could find clockwork/acoustic record-players very easily (and cheaply) in church Bring-and-Buy sales even though electric record-players had been around since the 50s. 

Here is a Thorens wind-up portable turntable from 1932:




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Originally posted by libertycaps


Got sub?


Nice. What's the wattage on this crazy a****le??
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Post Options Post Options   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 20 2014 at 06:25
^^ it must weight like 8000 lbs. worth it. I'd haul it downstairs into my pad. :)
I Had A Sheer Heart Attack when I listen to Freddy Mercury vocal blasts on Sheer Heart Attack. That guy can really bring down the hammer and the anvil on that one. Sheesh. ;)
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That suit and haircut are awesome!!
      
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Click on the photo to blow it up to very high resolution.....note the cool radio chart on the wall in the background. 

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Got sub?
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