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Mr. Pass what do you listen to, cd or lp ?
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Old 22nd July 2002, 09:16 AM   #31
DrewP is offline DrewP
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Time for me to weigh into the whole DIY TT thingy and the pref fro TT or CD I guess...

Since about 1990 I've been happily toodling along with a CD setup. First a cheap Denon, then an Arcam Alpha 5 purchased from a Linn Dealer (there's two meanings for the word PRAT) and since a burglary 2 years ago, a Pioneer DVD player being decoded through a Denon AVR1800. So far so boring and non-diy.

About 6 months ago a friend loaned me a Technics SL120 wth Shure VST and about a dozen albums "just so I could see what I thought..."
Game Over.
Would have sworn black and blue that using the afterthought onboard phono of the Denon HT amp that it'd get stomped by the 24 bit onboard converters and a good digital co-ax cable. No so. Unles the vinyl has had a really hard time then the LP stomps the shiny disc every time.

It's a hard call on Crowded House but for Love Over Gold, Graceland, DSOTM, Violent Femmes, Momentary Lapse, Yello 80/85 and 3 German Punk Albums (Toten Hosen and Die Arzte) there's simply no comparison. Vinyl is a bucketload better.

Sad to use a Linn analogy but with the LP's, I find myself tapping my foot and listening longer.

Dice45, I'm still working on the unipivot. Crazy DIY, Yes, but I got a Zen Revisited, an EL84 SE preamp and a set of Fostex horns to finish too!

If the arm works out, I'll be the first to weigh into the DIY TT thread.

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Old 22nd July 2002, 02:12 PM   #32
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no reason to wait joining us on the DIY TT thread. You can share thoughts, share design discussions, build later.

It is same with me, too much ongoing projects. If i ever build the DIY TT, i will be one of the last ones and do it just for curiosity. I have a working TT which just gets a plinth and motor re-build and i have a huge airborne behemoth in mind; that's where my personal focus is.
Nevertheless methinks it is fun to help others with what i know. And so i participate.
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Old 22nd July 2002, 02:21 PM   #33
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Mr. Pass what do you listen to, cd or lp ?
Default Will you be listening to opera DVD's

a little blurb in last weeks New York Times indicated that DG is going to move away from Opera sets on CD and go strictly to DVD. I believe that DG has the largest operatic catalogue. oh, well, I would rather listen to Joan Sutherland in "Lucia" than watch her.
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