Dropped off an International shipment at the local DHL and didn't want to fight the traffic back home so I stopped at our local worst buy to pick up any promising "open box / clearance" goods. Nothing.
Did find the 3D HDTV displays and had a good time having some water splashed on my face....
One of the 3D HDTV demos is over by the "Magnolia" Home Theater section where I spy a Project Debut III hooked up to a Yamaha 410W (includes phono input) and pair of Martin Logan Source 8".
Since I've never seen a Project in the "flesh", start to dismantle the tt and study the guts (is there a ball at the bottom of the spindle well
) and feel sorry
missing anti skate weight, cantilever slightly bent, VTF heavy feeling
(so I balance and rotate to approx 1.5gr as the wt dial is hanging loose / broken).
The Police, Certifiable is on the deck so move the arm over and begin to play....
Have this LP at home and this is NOT sounding very good at all
, so shifting my head slightly left and right figure the Logans are hooked up OUT OF PHASE.
Reverse the leads to one of the Logans, toe in a bit and walk out 10' from the setup and THEN have a NICE near field listening experience.
Which makes me wonder:
DO THESE GUYS WANT TO SELL ANYTHING? What happened to quality control
Shouldn't the area / floor manager AUDIT how all of the systems SOUND? Furcryssakes, this is the MAGNOLIA section......
Fred very phase sensitive and thinking of jumping straight to 3D TV....
Music is Everything....Except Predictable....WFUV Fan.