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    Posted: April 25 2014 at 19:56
^Latest addition to the Soild State Man Cave rig: Yamaha YP-D8. One of the best TTs Yamaha sent across the Pacific to the USA.
TOTL circa 1978 and of my 6 vintage TTs, this is the best sounding/playing TT i own! Big smile


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Originally posted by Finnforest

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



Or a babies arm holding a fence needle.
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Wow that arm is a beast!  Looks like a piece of plumbingLOL


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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. 

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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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Got sub?


Nice. What's the wattage on this crazy a****le??
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^^ it must weight like 8000 lbs. worth it. I'd haul it downstairs into my pad. :)
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That suit and haircut are awesome!!
      
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Post Options Post Options   Quote libertycaps Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 18 2014 at 00:26
Originally posted by Catcher10

Originally posted by libertycaps

Quick shot of my dynaco MARK III monoblocks. They've beeen running smoothly for me for about 4 years now.
Currently running new production Genalex Gold Lion KT88 outputs. Amazing transparency and presence with CD or LP source. After getting into quality vintage gear, the "source wars" became less and less important to me. Smartest  money i've ever spent on my music hobby. Also feel very blessed to have a large, dedicated space for listening. Doesn't make much sense to "go Audiophile" until you have a proper listening space. Cheers, fellow Prog Rock lovers!
 
Nice libertycaps!! Have the KT88 burned it completely? I bet those Klipsch sound excellent with the monos......I just bought a new phono preamp for my analog end. The Musical Surroundings Phonomena II, right off the bat it was an incredible upgrade to the low end. The detail is excellent, I am hearing low end detail I had not before even with my CD versions.
Next will be jumping into the MC cartridge arena.......
The Gold Lions seem to have tamed in nicely. I drive my Cornwall II's with the monoblocks, Chorus II's with my Sansui 990DB. The phono stage in my PAS3X has been upgraded with NOS Telefunkens and additional shielding inside. It's about as good as it can be given the design. I'm happy with it anyways. One thing about MC carts as a FYI. They don't work well with tube amplification. Much better marriage with SS. Enjoy your new gear!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 16 2014 at 22:22
Originally posted by libertycaps

Quick shot of my dynaco MARK III monoblocks. They've beeen running smoothly for me for about 4 years now.
Currently running new production Genalex Gold Lion KT88 outputs. Amazing transparency and presence with CD or LP source. After getting into quality vintage gear, the "source wars" became less and less important to me. Smartest  money i've ever spent on my music hobby. Also feel very blessed to have a large, dedicated space for listening. Doesn't make much sense to "go Audiophile" until you have a proper listening space. Cheers, fellow Prog Rock lovers!
 
Nice libertycaps!! Have the KT88 burned it completely? I bet those Klipsch sound excellent with the monos......I just bought a new phono preamp for my analog end. The Musical Surroundings Phonomena II, right off the bat it was an incredible upgrade to the low end. The detail is excellent, I am hearing low end detail I had not before even with my CD versions.
Next will be jumping into the MC cartridge arena.......
      
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I don't have a real fancy set up.I have a fairly decent Kenwood stereo system i bought at the Afees on Ft.Lewis while i was in the Army stationed there in the late 80's,sony 5 disc CD player,Technic's SL-D30 turntable & DBX 5 way speakers.The speakers might be the best thing i have.Seems i read somewhere that these are highly sought after now and maybe collectible.I can attest they sound great even with my so so stereo system.Since i live in a rural setting with no close neighbors i can play music as loud as like.Since i've got older i don't play it super loud anymore.On occasion i will make the place vibrate & rattle though.I never was much of a headphone fan.

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Mostly from the PC.  It has surround capability but I prefer to listen to surround in the living room, which irritates my wife to no end. LOL
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Originally posted by smartpatrol

I listen to most of my music on my PC, which has some very nice, little speakers. Sometimes I'll use a little boom box.


Same here! Smile
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Quick shot of my dynaco MARK III monoblocks. They've beeen running smoothly for me for about 4 years now.
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Latest addition to my two Main/"Man Cave" systems on the right: Klipsch Chorus II's with Bob Crites upgraded networks. These speakers can handle anything i throw at them. They love to be pushed. And i push 'em with ~125watts per of quality vintage Sansui 990DB juice! :)
 


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While Smoking Magnetic Cassette Tape of the respective album I'm listening to in a pipe.
If the album was never released on cassette, occasionally I melt a CD into a roll and smoke it instead.

Really, as long as you're smoking something, pah, who cares.

Plus, if it's on Vinyl, you can always have a quick snack.

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Originally posted by HemispheresOfXanadu

Got some sexy Bose headphones for Christmas. Definitely going to be using them a lot. 

When I'm at school and whatnot I just bring my Sony headphones. Less worried of them being broken or stolen.


Cool. You get the $400 noise canceling ones?
Pfft. Noise cancelling. Just turn 'em up. Wink
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