As one can see on my system profile, I own a Debut III with small modifications. Basically I'm happy with the "sound colour" I've have "created" with the cartridge and so on. I would just like a bit more of everything: More details, more bass and a wider stereo. Not a hole lot, just a bit. I'm out early with my question, because I'll wait until the end of the summer next year before I buy a new TT. (we need other things first)
That dosent stop me from looking now of course
I have my heart set on Pro-ject RPM 5,1 with Grado Reference Platinum, because I like "the Grado sound". I have my amp modified and my system inc. Grado Gold have never sounded better; warm, relaxed and open, so I think I'm ready for a TT upgrade, but I allso dont want to spend a hole lot of money on a "killer TT" that would be better than my system and never could the most out of it anyway, if you know what I mean. I like the fact tha Pro-ject RPM 5,1 has RCA plugs so I can choose my own cabels, It's able to ground it som you dont get the "Grado hum" like some Rega owners have written about. I have the speedbox II allready and it has VTA adjustment so I can try different mats and other cartridges.
But here's the thing: I have read on this forum that there's hum issues from the motoer after a year or so
So I really would like some feedback from owners of Pro-ject RPM 5,1 and other TT's from the RPM line. How long did you own it/ how old is it? (if you bought used) and do you have / or have not hum issues from the motor or mayby other problems?
I would really appreciate some feedback, thanks in adwance