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Turntables and Tonearms | Designs

Discussion in 'Analog Audio Forum (amplifiers, cables, etc.)' started by NorthSky, May 13, 2016.

  1. watchnerd

    watchnerd Major Contributor Beer Hero

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    I agree that late 70s early 80s was peak of turntable R&D and quality manufacturing and scale.

    Oh and eff you for making me think of Fremer's little sack urchin.
     
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    Dynamix Addicted to Fun and Learning

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    I just giggled like a little girl.
     
  3. NorthSky

    NorthSky Major Contributor

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    If you ask me it doesn't sound that bad for an old plastic Akai design turntable with an Ortofon cart. The album spinning helps.
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    watchnerd Major Contributor Beer Hero

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    I'm pretty sure I'm going to buy the new Technics SL-1200GR if I can ever find one to buy...
     
  5. NorthSky

    NorthSky Major Contributor

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    That's a good TT.

    Also, 45rpm albums are better (better speed), better bass. ...Almost/equal like good CD music recordings.
    Today is a beautiful day, with blue sky, some clouds, perfect temperature (23° Celsius). About time because for the last six weeks or so it's been painfully hot.
    And for the last two weeks or so the sky was covered of smoke from the forest fires burning everywhere.
    Now I can bike my ride with my hair free in the air, and see the mountains and ocean deep down to the infinite horizon.
    Everything is more colorful and the greens are greener.
    Music sounds better too, with cleaner air to cut through.
     
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    A.wayne Active Member

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    One of the best TT experiences i ever had , was with a TT using A linear tracking arm.


    Regards
     
  7. NorthSky

    NorthSky Major Contributor

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    You can't deny the sexiness of turntables, much more pleasing visually than CD spinners. ...And the magic of analog sound.

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    RayDunzl Major Contributor Central Scrutinizer

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    Lyrics, for those turned on by text...
     
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    NorthSky Major Contributor

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    This video is not available.

    That's what I got for clicking on it.

    But I found this one, that works:


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    Maybe Canadians are censored when it comes to some youtube videos? Nah, it's not a bug, it's a glitch.
     
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    Some of the giant platters may have a problem of dynamic wow, once a bit of needle drag slows it down it could take a while to get back up to speed again.

    That was something the Goldring Lenco handled very well (an idler wheel drive in place of the usual rubber band), more modern and trendy belt drive tables had lighter platters to shorten the problem, whereas Linn added the Valhalla board for the motor to effectively do the same thing.
    The problem with the Lenco is they didn't develop it and to use the turntable was quite a bit of DIY to hack off the imperfect arm they fitted.
    I still have my old Rega which had a glass platter which was Ok, never noticed any trouble with that, I actually bought that before I knew about the Lencos.

    I do like the turntables that look like oil rigs or the spacecraft from The Forbidden Planet though.
     
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    My two:

    Technics SL10 - exceptional MC standard cartridge. Unfortunately unobtainium, now.


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    Pioneer PL L1000

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    Sal1950 Major Contributor The Chicago Crusher

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    The Harman Kardon ST8 with the Rabco linear tracking arm was my sweetheart.
    With the exception of a couple rubber belt replacements, it ran without issue for 25 years till the day I sold it.
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