Hello all - First post here. Like many others I suppose, I have started getting back "into" vinyl and after getting a Debut III, I am simply shocked at how enjoyable listening to music is compared to CD's, at least on my system.
This weekend I received a Speed Box II and have been A/B testing it and I think I'm in the minority when I say I prefer the sound w/o it. It makes a huge difference in the sound, much more than I would've expected. It seems to bring the vocals much more forward, tightens up the highs and clears up the bass, all positives, right? But it just seems to be a bit harsh, more like a digital recording.
What I don't understand is how a TT turning at the correct speed could sound, for lack of better words, less natural than one that is varying. Can someone explain that? Should I give up on the A/B testing and just listen to it with the Speed Box and see if I acclimate to it? I am also awaiting the Acryl-It platter and I have heard that produces a warmer sound so maybe the combo will be more to my liking?
Also (and sorry for the length of the post) when I use the wall wart supplied with the Debut, I have no hum at all. If I use the Speed Box, there is hum on 33 (none at 45) unless I reinstall the shipping screws in the motor mount. If I do that, no hum at 33 but some at 45! I don't really care about that, it is only audible between tracks at very high volumes, I just found that interesting.