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post #11 of 144 Old 11-02-09, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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Bix with MG1.

Can't seem to post pics yet.

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After 5 posts you should be able to. Use the image icon above where you type to link to the picture.

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post #12 of 144 Old 11-03-09, 03:18 AM
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Re: What turntable do you still use?

Pretty cool looking turntables. I still have some old Philips from 80's but have been thinking of upgrading.
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post #13 of 144 Old 11-09-09, 05:49 PM
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Re: What turntable do you still use?

I use a Marantz TT-15S1. It's made by Clear Audio, and is a superbly performing unit with very low coloration due to the extreme low resonance arm and low resonance structure design. Bearings all around (platter, arm, etc.) are some of the best possible. Even at regular price, this table is a fantastic value/bargain, when comparing to the parts/performance one usually gets for the amount. I previously had a classic Empire 598II, but ended up selling it.

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post #14 of 144 Old 11-09-09, 10:32 PM
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Went straight from 8 tracks to CD's. I've never even owned a turntable (or an album). Weird, eh?
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post #15 of 144 Old 11-18-09, 09:08 PM
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Re: What turntable do you still use?

I had a VPI HW-19 with a ft-3 arm for 19 years.Last year in went to a VPI Scoutmaster with a Grado
Sonata cart. With over 1,000 albums I listen to only vinyl. I don't know how to post pics sorry.
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post #16 of 144 Old 12-01-09, 11:22 PM
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Here's a pic of the Empire 208 that's my current project. I just added the Rega 250 arm and mount to prove the concept. Now I need to make it pretty.
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Center: Polk CSi 5 | Mains: Polk RTi 12 | Surrounds: Polk F/Xi 3 | Rear: Polk RTi 70 | Sub: 2 Miller and Kreisel V-125s | AVR: Pioneer SC-05 | DVD: Pioneer DV-45A | Cassette: Pioneer CT-W59 | Turntable: Empire 208/298 w/ Rega 250 and Shelter 501 cart | Blu-Ray/Gaming: PS3 | Display: Samsung LN46A580P6F | 3 Mackie FR1400 and 1 FR800 for power
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Re: What turntable do you still use?

Wow an Empire turntable, that takes me way back, they don't make them like that any more. Should sound fantastic with the Rega.
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It does Blows away a $1200 Mitchell that a friend of mine has.

Center: Polk CSi 5 | Mains: Polk RTi 12 | Surrounds: Polk F/Xi 3 | Rear: Polk RTi 70 | Sub: 2 Miller and Kreisel V-125s | AVR: Pioneer SC-05 | DVD: Pioneer DV-45A | Cassette: Pioneer CT-W59 | Turntable: Empire 208/298 w/ Rega 250 and Shelter 501 cart | Blu-Ray/Gaming: PS3 | Display: Samsung LN46A580P6F | 3 Mackie FR1400 and 1 FR800 for power
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Here's a pic of the Empire 208 that's my current project. I just added the Rega 250 arm and mount to prove the concept. Now I need to make it pretty.
What is the arm on the left side do? Thats a real intresting design.

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Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

Living room system:
Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
Yamaha KX-393 Tape deck, CDC 805 CD changer, Panasonic BD60, Sony turntable PS-T20
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post #20 of 144 Old 12-02-09, 10:29 AM
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Re: What turntable do you still use?

That's a Rek-O-Kut static bug. It's a grounded carbon fiber brush. I bought it when I was using the stock tone arm, which didn't seem to be grounded all that well. I was getting big pops at random from static build up. The Rega seems to be grounded much better, and I don't get pops with it. I'm thinking of pulling it off since I never even used the adhesive pad to stick it on. It just sits there. It works pretty well though for draining static.

Center: Polk CSi 5 | Mains: Polk RTi 12 | Surrounds: Polk F/Xi 3 | Rear: Polk RTi 70 | Sub: 2 Miller and Kreisel V-125s | AVR: Pioneer SC-05 | DVD: Pioneer DV-45A | Cassette: Pioneer CT-W59 | Turntable: Empire 208/298 w/ Rega 250 and Shelter 501 cart | Blu-Ray/Gaming: PS3 | Display: Samsung LN46A580P6F | 3 Mackie FR1400 and 1 FR800 for power
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