ChemMan

Wanted: Turntable Pros and Cons

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12 minutes ago, ChemMan said:

Perhaps.    My research has been this thread and not much else I'm afraid.   And on some other threads, I've read that people are into how their TT looks.  IF looks entered in to my thinking I wouldn't have a microwave oven for an amp. :)

I've listen to a friend's RPM 9 several times, I find it a perfectly competent turntable in the context of his system which I use as one of my references/benchmarks.

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48 minutes ago, tuga said:

I've listen to a friend's RPM 9 several times, I find it a perfectly competent turntable in the context of his system which I use as one of my references/benchmarks.

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11 minutes ago, ChemMan said:

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And a pretty thing it is too. I know aesthetics aren't the be-all and end-all but personally I think it makes a big difference to the ownership experience (unless you are one of these clever-clogs people who makes all their own kit, then you can justifiably ignore what I said) :)

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A guy I know is a serious vinyl nut. Spends pretty serious money on high quality reissues, original pressings of classic albums etc etc. He just loves music.

He is more than happy with his RPM9 & 2m Blue cart with a reasonably modest system.

He could easily afford a higher spend if he wanted to.

Moral of the story is, if it gets your foot tapping & your head nodding with a smile on your face, bingo, you’ve got it sussed.

All the angst about DD vs belt drive, MC vs MM, Suspended vs rigid, doesn’t have to matter if you enjoy the music.

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1 hour ago, ChemMan said:

Perhaps.    My research has been this thread and not much else I'm afraid.   And on some other threads, I've read that people are into how their TT looks.  IF looks entered in to my thinking I wouldn't have a microwave oven for an amp. :)

I must admit that I think that when younger that one of the best looking turntables ever was the Luxman PD131 but I never got to hear one. Then when Luxman launched the PD171 a few years ago I was curious. Had I not liked the sound I would not have bought it but it helped that it was fabulous looking. If I am going to spend a lot of money on something it needs to at least look nice. Anyway I think that your microwave is rather handsome 😜

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1 hour ago, DomT said:

I must admit that I think that when younger that one of the best looking turntables ever was the Luxman PD131 but I never got to hear one. Then when Luxman launched the PD171 a few years ago I was curious. Had I not liked the sound I would not have bought it but it helped that it was fabulous looking. If I am going to spend a lot of money on something it needs to at least look nice. Anyway I think that your microwave is rather handsome 😜

Aye if i came across one of these Win Labs models I think I would have to buy it lol 

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The cons of a turntable it costs a awful lot of money to get good sound..the pros are it costs a awful lot of money to get good sound..

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2 hours ago, DomT said:

Anyway I think that your microwave is rather handsome 😜

Yes, but what about his new amp? :P

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10 hours ago, Bit Perfect said:

Yes, but what about his new amp? :P

Haven’t made it into the lounge yet as I am in the kitchen drinking some lovely wine which is probably why I think the microwave is so handsome. He has a great looking fridge too; quite sexy! 😜😜

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Ah, the well known beer (wine) goggles, we have all been caught out that way before now......

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