Mithrandir41
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Mithrandir41

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Loving my Quintet black so far. Incredibly tight bass, and very dynamic; it smokes the Sumiko Evo III. Apr 19, 2018

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    1. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      Loving my Quintet black so far. Incredibly tight bass, and very dynamic; it smokes the Sumiko Evo III.
    2. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      Ortofon replaced my Quintet black under warranty after a minor F-up on my part. That's how you earn loyalty
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      2. Lyer25
        Lyer25
        Great to hear! I admit my heart sunk a bit when I saw your original post about that a little while back, but thankfully Ortofon seem like really cool people :)
        Apr 12, 2018
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I'm amazed, delighted, and really glad for you. And impressed by Ortofon's customer service too.
        Apr 14, 2018
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      4. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        Yeah, my heart (and wallet) really sunk that day. I can't wait to listen to it finally.
        Apr 14, 2018
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    3. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      I accidentally put the wrong screws in my New ortofon Quintet black... and broke the screws off in the threads trying to get them out
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      2. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        It's a pretty hard way to learn the lesson: go easy with that torque!

        Unless the jeweller you go to is a watchmaker too, I do advise the watch-repairer route. Speaking as a one-time hobbiest jeweller, with a fairly well-equipped workbench, I don't think I could have handled that. Jewellers make/repair stuff that has to fit, look good, etc... but there is not much involving mechanics.
        Apr 4, 2018
      3. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        Update: ortofon USA said it is likely covered under warranty
        Apr 4, 2018
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        Brilliant. people are usually very gentle with record-playing equipment. Surprising that screw would sheer. They may be small, but so is the amount of force that can be applied to a tiny screwdriver. Screws/bolts I have sheered: much larger, but with the help of foot pounds applied on the other end of a wrench.
        Apr 5, 2018
    4. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      Got my RCM. I'm about halfway through washing my LP collection.
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      3. brencho
        brencho
        What cleaner are you using? Curious about the cleaning rate. Maybe this summer I'll grab this bull by the horns
        Apr 1, 2018
      4. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        The pro-ject VC-S. it's a solid cleaner
        Apr 1, 2018
      5. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        I spend a couple minutes per record
        Apr 1, 2018
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    5. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      G3 live in Tokyo w/ Satch, Vai, and Petrucci on Vinyl. I'm stoked to do my first listen! I love Amoeba records
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    6. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      Pro-ject Perspex on the way! Hopefully it will be a nice upgrade from my Debut
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      2. jayeshrc
        jayeshrc
        Curious why you decided on this over say, a used VPI?
        Mar 13, 2018
      3. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        A mix of the right price with an MC cartridge, and I like the aesthetics. It was well reviewed, and I like pro-ject in general. I was looking at the VPI Prime Scout, but with the cart and Step up Transformer, it was pushing around 3000
        Mar 13, 2018
    7. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      I've got new turntable fever... But I need to wait and see what the Sol will offer. The wait!
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      3. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        @brencho, I concur, even though I don't have many 45s. Coming from a Debut Carbon, I really just want a quiet, non resonant TT. I can also probably stretch to a new Prime Scout, but I hate the idea of an epoxy arm on an expensive turntable.
        Mar 8, 2018
      4. brencho
        brencho
        Yeah definitely, you could scout for a used table with the stainless steel arm as well
        Mar 8, 2018
      5. jayeshrc
        jayeshrc
        anyone have a link to an overview of all the arms VPI has offered over time? I saw a scout a few days ago for sale but wasnt sure of exactly what I should look for apart from no 3D printing/epoxy
        Mar 9, 2018
    8. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      Some "friends" just don't know when to quit.
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      4. zonto
        zonto
        Oh me oh my.
        Mar 1, 2018
      5. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        Some people seem fine for a long time, then decide to preach in someone else's house. It's kinda funny when there's zero self awareness.
        Mar 1, 2018
    9. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      The Loki set at 2:30 @8 khz works wonders on the LCD-4; it takes it from being too dark to just right.
      1. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        I think Audeze has special EQ profiles for Roon. Have you tried those?
        Jan 21, 2018
      2. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        No. I currently use jriver. I tend to prefer analog EQ, instead of digital EQ. I've tried digital solutions, but none sounded that great to me. Yet.
        Jan 21, 2018
    10. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      Picked up a show-pony LCD-4 from The Source. Very similar to the LCD-3f but without the lower treble emphasis and incredibly detailed bass
    11. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      Couldn't decide on an Aeon Open or Klipsch HP-3, so I bought an Oppo UDP-203 instead...FML. Gonna keep my headphone rig as is for now.
      1. captkirk
        captkirk
        How's your UDP-203 working for you? I'm thinking of picking up a CD transport (~ NAD 516BEE), but may swing for an Oppo for the added video experience.
        Dec 3, 2017
      2. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        I want the Dolby Vision capability and sacd Playback, and it is doing both extremely well
        Dec 3, 2017
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    12. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      So impressed with the Jot: it compares favorably to my Kenzie Encore at 1/6th the price
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      3. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        I'm digging the midrange on it most of all. Great grip on the bass and I'm not noticing anything objectionable in the l lower treble with my lcd-3 or 650s
        Sep 19, 2017
      4. ButtUglyJeff
        ButtUglyJeff
        What about staging compared to the K.E.?
        Sep 19, 2017
      5. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        I wouldn't say staging is its strong suit, but it's fine. Head stage is my least important criteria for any headphone related gear. I listen to 'phones for detail and tonality.
        Sep 19, 2017
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    13. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      Picked up a Jotunheim from the schiitr today to complement my Kenzie Encore. No phono or dac module. Digging it so far
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      3. Dino
        Dino
        If my hunch is wrong, maybe they will tackle the headstage next. :)
        Sep 18, 2017
      4. Scott Kramer
        Scott Kramer
        @Marvey: watch the monkeys swing around in the trees :D -- bought mine around the release date & it's 1.01 -- just swinging' around.
        Sep 18, 2017
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      5. Scott Kramer
        Scott Kramer
        @Melvillian think I had a comment somewhere here about the Jot surprisingly source scaleable-- it really is
        Sep 18, 2017
    14. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      Spinning "Bad" at the Schittr. The Sol sounds damn good through the Salks.
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      2. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        Tax time may require a Song 3 purchase... baby Jesus.
        Aug 11, 2017
    15. Mithrandir41
      Mithrandir41
      Going to the Schiitr around 5 today
      1. Merrick
        Merrick
        Dropping the kids off at the pool?
        Aug 10, 2017
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      2. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        negative, ghostrider. I will be checking out the Sol, though.
        Aug 10, 2017
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    Gender:
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    Sep 27, 1974 (Age: 43)
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    Occupation:
    F/A-18 Engine Mech
    Gear List:
    Computer, Schiit Gungnir MB via USB, ampsandsound Kenzie headphone amp, Audeze LCD-2f, Emotiva Airmotiv 5 speakers, Pro-ject Debut Carbon with Ortofon 2M blue stylus.
    Audio and Home Theater Geek. Marine (former active duty). Los Angeles Recording School Alumni and former assistant engineer at Roundabout Post Production in Burbank, CA. Avid Reader and licensed skydiver. General pop-culture geek. Living and working in the High Desert of Cali.

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