Post your turntable setup...can't get enough of those spinners!

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  1. ohshitgorillas

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    it's been a while since I've posted a pic of my setup

    • Schiit Sol w/ Ortofon 2M Bronze, a Pro-Ject Speed Box S driving the motor, and a deerskin leather platter mat. handmade end to end pure silver RCA cables from table to preamp.
    • Bottlehead Eros 2 with several cap upgrades and a pair of custom RCA cables with 47kohm resistors in the Saga end to fix the impedance mismatch with Saga (only works when the Saga tube is active)
    • Schiit Aegir driving a pair of Tekton Lore speakers
    • See also: Bifrost 2 and Jotunheim 2, and a hidden USBridge Signature streamer
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    ... and one AWESOME album by HEALTH. What they did for Max Payne 3 was glorious too ;)
     
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    Good to see your Bokrand AS309.
    Congrats on this project!
     
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    Second Sol setup in bedroom. It’s a work in progress.

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    Wait, did you polish the casework of that Pro-ject phono preamp???:punk:
     
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    I can’t take credit for the shiny case work. It came from the manufacturer that way. It’s the Ultra 500 which is the same as the S2 Ultra plus a fancy wooden box it came in and a case made from copper that’s been coated in chrome. In fact the Ultra 500 is what led to the S2 Ultra according to their website.
     
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    That finish is lovely and goes rather well with surroundings!
     
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    Here’s my Neat P58 Idler turntable that I lubricated and replinth’d myself along with a 3d printed tonearm mount. There’s some rookie mistakes made but I’m quite proud of it being my first project working with wood
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    Wow! Great to see another P58 user. Not too many of these around. FR24 is a fine choice. :punk:
     
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    I've read your blogpost about the P58! do you mind if I PM you sometime about properly restoring the unit?
     
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    You probably read about the Shield MO19/P58H which I've had for at least 20 years. The P58 is more recent. Send me a message in the blog with your email, it won't be published and I'll reply to you directly.

    Happy Holidays!
     
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    I'm getting strong widebander vibes from that shot. Very cool.
     
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    I have been using a Dual 510 while some projects come together. At first glance the wood grain and plastic top give an impression of cheapness, indeed this table does commonly sell for around ~$150, but it's actually a very good belt-drive table and easily as good as new tables costing up to $1000 today.

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    It was very easy to service with a nice motor and platter. All the money was put where it matters with this table.

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    The tonearm is good too but expects a certain breed of cartridge. I'm using a Pickering XSV3000 which is a period correct match. Highly recommended if you can find one in good condition.

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    Ah, memories. You remind me that my college table was a Dual 505. All I remember about it.
     
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    Early birthday present in the form of this new LED lamp! Otherwise, it's a pretty pedestrian setup!


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    Hey, we have the same phono pre & spirit level - but I use the level on my turntable :p
     
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    The plastic plinth'd CS505-1 I had in the early 80s was probably a watered down version of your deluxe 510!:)
     
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    Pro-ject x2 with sumiko moonstone
    pro-ject tube box s2 with gold lion tubes
    Schiit saga+ with psvane 6sn7-UK
    schiit aegir
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    I thought I would post the end result of my LP12 refurb

    I have spent the past few weeks retromodding an original 1973 LP12 and finally got to spin a few discs this weekend. It has lived up to all my expectations and then some. I know there are fans of the LP12 and there are haters, I have become a fan.

    The messy pic from where I was sitting ( it was late so I had it hooked up to headphones )

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    and a closer but still grainy cellphone pic

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    full details of all the mods in the DIY forum

    set up is LP12 , AudioQuest AQ404B (made for Audio Quest by Scan-Tech who also made the early Linn Arkiv cartridges and later became Lyra), Laconic phono - Cavalli Liquid Glass - headphones / amp : DIY first watt M2X - Maggies 0.7i

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    Current setup - Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Evo. I just got about a month ago. Nothing too fancy but I like it so far. I used to have a Basis 1400, but got out of the hobby for twelve years or so (life, kids, etc). The system is dedicated to headphone listening.
     
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