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recstar24 last won the day on March 18 2014

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  1. The analog thread.

    What a disaster lol. But apparently the Japanese company is still selling them at 15k a pop!
  2. The analog thread.

    Yah. I mean it makes absolutely no sense. Maybe you get the noise floor a little bit lower? And maybe I guess you technically can squeeze in a little more dynamic range? For whatever those gains are, I think the fidelity loss due to all the extraneous conversions is totally not worth it. With that said, digitally sourced vinyl can sound good, such as when they use a hi-res digital copy of the original analog tape and use that copy for the stamper, but the whole HD vinyl thing is wacky to say the least.
  3. The analog thread.

    Really. Read about it at axpona. The weird thing is you have to convert the original recording source to digital, which then gets converted into some kind of 3D topographic map which then feeds the laser based cutter which then makes the stamper ill take my non HD AAA sourced vinyl just fine.
  4. ecp audio

  5. What Are You Building Today

    You got it. I’m pretty happy with my vinyl rig, the 1200GR with ortofon 2m blue is a nice match. I like my Hagerman but I would say it’s probably the limiting part in my rig and I would be curious what the next level in phono stage has to offer.
  6. What Are You Building Today

    Let me know your thoughts on the sound once you’ve had a chance to break it in a bit. Or feel free to bring it over here for a beer and listen to some vinyl at my place
  7. New Oppo player for late 2012

    The 103 has been such a centerpiece for everything in my rig audio visual. I give oppo much respect and wish them the best in future endeavors.
  8. Happy Birthday Doug (dsavitsk)

    Happy birthday! Hope you weren't too busy soldering
  9. What are you listening to Part the Third

    Dungen - ta det lugnt 2016 vinyl repress. All analog pressing! Sounds killer. Bought the CD when it first came out and while the music was great the sound was pretty compressed (vinyl was cut from CD master). This repress is super punchy and dynamic without being harsh.
  10. What are you listening to Part the Third

    VMP blue note exclusive #3!
  11. ecp audio

    Don’t forget the phono stage you were planning on too
  12. Technical Assistance/Advice Thread

    After looking online at all sorts of random devices/gadgets, from Jensen isolating transformers ($200) to $80 power plug hum eliminators (little devices that plug at the outlet that have diodes in between the wall and plug grounds), I figured it prudent to see if just plugging the turntable through an extension into the zerosurge that has the whole rest of the system plugged into it would eliminate the ground loop. Yup it did! lol. I used a generic power strip to check so I just ordered a standard extension cord (14awg 15a, matched the supplied power cord with the technics) for a few bucks. I'm sure I can probably just order a longer power cord to replace the whole darn thing as well. I guess sometimes it's the simplest solution that is the most ideal.
  13. Technical Assistance/Advice Thread

    Not conclusive. Hum still present, but it appears it's lower in level? That could be my brain doing tricks on me, as I also noticed the hum level appears to change in the previous orientation (sometimes louder, sometimes softer). I can also confirm that it's 60 hz hum - I have a strobosoft tuner and just put right next to the speaker woofer; and it shows up as the pitch B 60 hz.
  14. Technical Assistance/Advice Thread

    Do you mean plug in the 2 prong phono cord in the other direction with the 3 prong turntable power cord and see if it changes?
  15. Technical Assistance/Advice Thread

    Have a question regarding ground loop hum. Was able to pinpoint it to my turntable, 3 prong power cord on same duplex as my phono stage which is 2 prong. The turntable and phono is on a completely different section/wall of the room and unfortunately cannot route them to the rest of the rig plugged into my zerosurge. Easiest and cheapest thing to do would use a cheater plug, but would it be safe to assume that lifting the ground isn't necessarily the safest thing to do? They sell humbuster devices which appear to be small isolation transformers but are expensive. Open to ideas!