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Discussion in 'New York' started by tros, Oct 24, 2001.

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  1. ew

    ew Silver

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    Diatone full-range alnico's. No crossover.

    Very nice and simple.

    Plays the music very well.

    2A3 cost me about $500 to make. There are also plenty of kits around.
  2. justme

    justme <i>pop and click tainted</i> Vinyl ( is dead )

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    Well the Marantz uses a Phillips transport that is fairly good, so there are some fairly good features, but I seldom use more than stop or play. One thing that you should be aware of if you like to skip tracks is that one of the mods done was to replace the muting circuit with a mechanical relay that is isolated from the signal path during playback. The only thing is that when you skip tracks there is a very quiet (yet audible) click.

    ew - Man, I wish I could afford an SET based rig. What speakers are you driving?
  3. Troutman

    Troutman Paste

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    Thanks, JM. I'll explore that one. It's right about what I wanted to spend, and if the sound is as warm as some other tubed CD players, and it has more features than just PLAY and STOP (like my Carver), I'll probably go for it.
  4. Hotpuppy

    Hotpuppy Mr.Butterworth

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    When you get done with the audio hardware stuff, can you tell me what's up with cameras these days?
    HP
  5. ew

    ew Silver

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    Who still has tubes?

    No to the reel-to-reel.

    But I have a 2A3 vacuum tube amp I built myself.
  6. justme

    justme <i>pop and click tainted</i> Vinyl ( is dead )

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    It's a one box solution (it just has a tubed dac). It's really just a tricked out Marantz 4000, but a lot of attention is placed on getting the output stage right. It wont best $2000 players or DAC/Transport combos, but I'm not rich so I wanted to stay below $700 (about the price of the ES Sony it replaced).

    Anyway, Kevin at Upscale Audio (The sole US distributor) can talk to you about it.

    http://www.upscaleaudio.com/
  7. Troutman

    Troutman Paste

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    Very nice. I've been looking to upgrade to a tube back end (no pun) from my Carver. Can you give me more details on yours?
  8. Hotpuppy

    Hotpuppy Mr.Butterworth

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    Pleasure/Pain

    FW,
    And how about dipping that papercut in Tequila- stunningly painful and yet oddly pleasurable as well!
    love to you too,
    HP
  9. fallenwoman

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    Which is better??

    HP:

    Papercut is DEFINITELY sexier than a broken nail. Papercut has color, vibrance, life. Broken nail is dead, flat... doesn't do anything for me. Plus with the papercut the smell of the Vinyl most definitively has an erotic tinge, and I could care less about the smell of new CD's.

    love to the puppy,
    FW
  10. Hotpuppy

    Hotpuppy Mr.Butterworth

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    Which is worse:
    Getting a wicked papercut under the fingernail trying to slit open a new album or breaking off same fingernail opening a CD jewel box?
    HP( listening to Gram Parson's "Grievous Angel" on vinyl in honor of this discussion)

    [Edited by Hotpuppy on 10-30-2001 at 05:47 PM]
  11. justme

    justme <i>pop and click tainted</i> Vinyl ( is dead )

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    Reel to reel is better, but so is betamax.
  12. Bill Furniture

    Bill Furniture Flounder

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    More treasures!!!!!

    Look what I found!

    A wad of lint from the dryer,
    A bag of Fritos
    3 gum wrappers
    A can of Guardsman Fine Furniture Polish
    A can of whipped cream, woohoo!
    A set of duck-shaped coasters
    A pair of sneakers that are too tight for me (9½)
    NJ Nets jacket
    plastic trashcan
    recycleable plastic bags
    and 2 ends from a loaf of bread!
  13. Trasker

    Trasker

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    I'm new here. See FW emoting all over, giving marital advice, recalling old orgies, leering (amusingly) at all in multiple threads. Don't have time to loop back through all those threads. What's being advertised?
  14. fallenwoman

    fallenwoman

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    vintage...

    Bill F + OH:

    Vanessa and I were just seriously discussing the value of this stuff, we decided the older it is, the more it's worth...(even in tha case of the empty PB jar) Bring it on, baby!!!!!
    Whoa!

    FW + Vanessa
  15. justlooking

    justlooking

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    Reel-to-reel is even better than vinyl. (Although less satisfying sensually.)
  16. HappyGilmore

    HappyGilmore

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    Had a reel to reel when I was a kid.
    Kept the thing right through the eight track era.
    When cassette came along I dumped them both.
    Now, with CD/RW, who needs tape!
  17. Bill Furniture

    Bill Furniture Flounder

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    Fallen...I have an empty jar of peanut butter, a jelly jar full of Canadien pennies, a used Metrocard, a plastic shoehorn, a Tootsie Roll bank, a bottle of Black Tower wine and a box of Magnim XLs.

    [Edited by Bill Furniture on 10-30-2001 at 02:06 PM]
  18. Slinky Bender

    Slinky Bender The All Powerful Moderator

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    So who here ( besides me ) still owns a "reel-to-reel" ??? I think I still must have an old cylinder recorder somewhere in storage. I can still remember sitting at the mastering/cutting houses cutting mothers from masters, trying to explain to someone why the RIAA recording curve was necessary.

    [Edited by slinkybender on 10-30-2001 at 01:31 PM]
  19. justme

    justme <i>pop and click tainted</i> Vinyl ( is dead )

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    What I only vaguely remember is record stores where the inventory was all new (and wrapped in celophane). My record store associations are with dark, moldy smelling shops playing esoteric music. Mmm... bargain bins.
  20. Escort_King

    Escort_King Some day I will learn to post ISO's in the proper

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    Junior HIgh

    Damn you are young...lol... was in junior high about the time the parents were conceiving you... am surprised you even remember vinyl.... lol