A New Deck?

Discussion in 'All Things Analog' started by inthewoods, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. Try1256

    Try1256 Very Special Member

    Certainly attractive in a manly sort of way.
    They also get good reviews in the audio press.
     
  2. inthewoods

    inthewoods AARP Member

    I've been doing my research. Looks are not much of a priority. Eash of use, quality, and ability to convey music invisibly and Made in the US. Not cheap but I'm not getting any younger.
     
  3. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator Staff Member

    Nice looking table.

    Have you heard one?
     
  4. inthewoods

    inthewoods AARP Member

    I have not. I'm not getting much sleep pondering the consequences if I pull the trigger on this.
     
  5. Try1256

    Try1256 Very Special Member

    Check my signature line :rolleyes:
     
  6. inthewoods

    inthewoods AARP Member

    DSC_0073.JPG That's not the issue. The issue is streaming sounds good these days. Mabey I'm getting lazy. The deck's a fine piece of work I'm sure and I have a Soundsmith Paua MkII picked out for it. $16.5's lot's of greenbacks. I will be the first to get his new upgraded linear power supply. I should just go ahead and pull the trigger and buy a sleep aid in the meantime. It will be a shame to have this in a closet. it will stay somewhat clean an away from prying hands though. No Bourbon while using this deck.
     
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  7. Try1256

    Try1256 Very Special Member

    You will like he SoundSmith. I have an Aida.
     
  8. Chops54

    Chops54 Junior Member

    I've just bought another turntable but it's certainly not 10Ks worth!
     
  9. inthewoods

    inthewoods AARP Member

    Still haven't pushed the pay now button. Found a deal on a VPI Classic 4 @ 1/2 the price. This would be a less costly move. And would leave some $$$$ in the coffer for the Voxative's.
     
  10. Try1256

    Try1256 Very Special Member

    A good friend has a Classic 3. it is a fine table. He has the ADS and says it does improve the performance. Does it have the 3D arm?
     
  11. inthewoods

    inthewoods AARP Member

    12" 3D
     
  12. Try1256

    Try1256 Very Special Member

    That would be hard to resist. The F&R is probably a great table but the VPI has history.
     
  13. inthewoods

    inthewoods AARP Member

    good point
     
  14. Chops54

    Chops54 Junior Member

    This thread seems to have gone a bit quiet so I thought I’d wake it up and post a pic of my new turntable. CE20B342-008B-44DF-A7F4-698F2A72B66A.jpeg

    Needs a bit of tlc and it may very well stay in it’s box until I retire in a year or so but I think it’ll make a nice partner for my 598.
     
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  15. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator Staff Member

    Sweet! :)
     
  16. Chops54

    Chops54 Junior Member

    Thanks. I have a soft spot for Empire TTs. I will need to build a power supply to convert 240vac at 50hz to 117vac at 60hz. I’m looking forward to
    that. The Papst motor used in these decks is very good. I converted my other Empire to dc and I’d like to have the Papst motor back in that too.
     
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  17. MikeT.

    MikeT. Senior Member

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  18. Audionut

    Audionut Next Round Is On Me

    It has a little patina on it but that should buff right out!;)
     
  19. inthewoods

    inthewoods AARP Member

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