Gear Lust Part 7


#749

Decided to man the fuck up and go with an integrated amp. NAD C338 I think. Looking at these right now:

Yamaha R-N602
Yamaha A-S501 or 701
Onkyo TX-8160
Onkyo A-9050
Marantz PM6006
NAD C338

Also bought a pair of Wharfedale Diamond 225’s.:dubsteprave:


#750

that bit of him saying “im gonna transfer it through the speaker” with the harsh data noise after is prime sample material :slight_smile:


#751

Do it.

I’m running Klipsch KG4’s with a Kenwood amp. I had a nice Onkyo amp but the left channel gave out twice, even after having it repaired. It was a good amp though.


#752

Jelly guys. Nicest listen system in the house is my Yamaha 5.1 amp and a pair of Bose. Looking to get some powered speakers for my studio just for listening…


#753

redundancies creating redundant hardware at my work, sad loss of colleagues but on the upside I’ve acquired a pair of Genelec 8040A’s

unfortunately they need new drivers and repairs ain’t cheap


#754

Fitting a completely new driver is super easy. Unless they’re made so you can’t open them
easily? Maybe there’s reconing kits.


#755

Yeah I’ve investigated…you can only get the drivers through genelec dealers, but they don’t sell them as such, you can only get them as part of a repair service by that dealer


#756

Really interesting read:


#757

I don’t DJ, but my one crappy DJ turntable I use to listen to records and sample has a Shure Whitelabel on it : )


#758

Nice.

I’m due for new stylus and thinking of buying some whitelabel’s instead of the Orotofon S-120 replacements.

They’re nearly half the price and industry standard.


#759

just cop some concorde styli


#760

Been using Ortofon S-120’s:

Just need some replacement styli, but as I’m on a budget thinking of coping some m-447’s instead as I have some carts for them ready to go as well.


#761

yeah, im saying buy the concorde styli instead, they fit on the s-120 carts and sound nearly identical imo


#762

Ah word.

Yeah, I’ll look into them.

Bought the s-120 carts thinking they’re track my control records better, haven’t really noticed an improvement with them over others though.


#763

I’ve been talking about this Ortofon v Shure thing for years. The funny thing is, I (and hundreds with me) now buy the replacement styli for our m44-7 systems from Tonar, a company located in my birthplace.
The original replacement stylus (n44-7 or C) is sometimes hard to find now. Two dealers have actually told me that they are not being made anymore. This is a bit of an issue because this type of needle is relatively fragile, especially if you take the cartridge off a lot and move the turntables all the time.

I have not been able to notice any difference in sound quality or tracking force between the
n44-7 and the Tonar version. However the Tonar does not come with a stylus guard.


#764

Christmas came late and I bought myself an MS 20 Mini with some Tiptop Audio stackable patch cables.


#765

Pre-phono amp’s really are one of those things that you get what you pay for aren’t they?

Wouldn’t mind buying a base model for converting my records to digital.

Would something like this suffice or do I really need to spend $200+?


#766

they do sound better at $200 but it’s diminishing returns. i’ve tried a few in the 50-70 dollar range and most sounded fine

if i was converting my entire collection to digi i would want to do it with a better one, but maybe you still want to try out both and see if the difference is worth it to you


#767

Better than a Rane mixer?


#768

haha

Yeah, much better.

The 57SL can only do 16-bit.