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What’s your favourite source in your system?

Speedracer

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I almost said my turntable is my only source, as it has been for many years, this version being a Nottingham Analog Ace Spacedeck with an Analog Instruments Siggwan 12 inch unipivot tonearm, Koetsu Urushi Vermillion cart & BB3 phono stage (I consider all 4 parts integral in a turntable). But, I had to remind myself I have in the past months added a Sony DVP-NS900V QS as a transport with a Jolida Glass FX II valve DAC.
The DAC sounds good but it will never replace the turntable.
 

bigrod

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My Rega Saturn R, gives me a presentation I enjoy.

besides, nothing quite like finding a decent cd in a charity shop for 50p or £1

#notacheapskatehonest
They’re expensive
4 for £1 and occasionally 10 for £1 in my local charity shops ,, I brought hundreds during lock down .. and no boy bands among them
I’ve never paid 50p and would only pay £1 for a piece of vinyl
 

bigrod

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I almost said my turntable is my only source, as it has been for many years, this version being a Nottingham Analog Ace Spacedeck with an Analog Instruments Siggwan 12 inch unipivot tonearm, Koetsu Urushi Vermillion cart & BB3 phono stage (I consider all 4 parts integral in a turntable). But, I had to remind myself I have in the past months added a Sony DVP-NS900V QS as a transport with a Jolida Glass FX II valve DAC.
The DAC sounds good but it will never replace the turntable.
I picked up a Sony DVP-NS900V for £20 in silver . Couple of marks on top , a cracking SACD player
 

Speedracer

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I picked up a Sony DVP-NS900V for £20 in silver . Couple of marks on top , a cracking SACD player
It really is Rod, I too had a silver one bought for similar, which I gave to wizmax for his home cinema set up & picked up a mint black one that still looks brand new for £50 from gumtree. Excellent build quality too.
 
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antonio66

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Only one source now since selling my tt and vinyl, 50yrs of memories gone and as Jerry says, "Good Riddance". I've got two dac's, Soekris and XiangSheng, and these can partner my Lumin U2 mini streamer, what more do you need. I don't have the faff of having to decide whether I need an LPS, Clocker, USB to SPDIF converter ect, record cleaner and all the hassle that goes with owning vinyl. Is an all digital system as good as vinyl, if it isn't there's only a gnat's c#ck hair in it.
 
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DomT

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Depends on the actual 'source'. In cases where the mastering is pretty much identical and both the LP and CD version of something are produced to get the best from the medium, then the LP tends to be better.

It's a bit of a gamble though. Sometimes the CD is better, and sometimes the streaming version is. Overall though, LP first.
This is similar to me although once I get round to fitting the IO then I am expecting the T/T to win but at retail prices my T/T & Phonostage cost over three times more. But I love my Innuos streamer for discovering new albums and playing via QoBuz it has ‘analogue’ qualities in its playback. I treat my streamer like a day to day car and the T/T like a vintage car for special moments. Works for me.
 

Von Krolock

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Record players look good doing their business and can sound top class when all is in its favour.
Utilitarian laptop into USB DAC has the convenience and sounds as good as much else.

Recording quality is the thing in all cases.
 
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2010*zuma

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I am amplifierless, so if I had to pick a fixation it has to be either my audio component Stand or the loudspeakers…can we choose two or am I allowed to bring a third and maybe I could drag my streamer into this..after all I think I’m on my fifth or sixth edition last count of exactly the same model 🤒

Gotta go think I feel an urge for my Pepto-Bismo fix coming on…
 

Ian

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My vinyl and CD sources are lovely, though I seem to be finding myself listening more and more to radio via Beeb Sounds through the telly box thing ! There's such a wealth of amazing stuff tucked away.
 
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MVJ

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My favourite is the source I'm listening to at the time as it depends on my mood What I choose To play.

When I want a really serious listen that requires Vinyl then again a well recorded CD can also be a serious listen too but streaming is less so as I'm usually feeling idle & just want to sit and choose my music.

All three sources give me great pleasure😍so the answer is I don't have a favourite.
 

Leeken

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CD,still has that magic that a child born in the 70s got when they first seen them on tomorrow’s world,and when they finally saved the money from their first job and got to listen to Atom Heart Mother with no scratches clicks or pops.
 

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