Take an enormous chill pill and read post above, you are far to agitated.antennaguru wrote:^^^ This!Nigel Gomez wrote:To 'Cafe Latte',
Just as how you ''don't like the Linn LP12" can't you accept that not everyone is a fan or likes Technics 1200....modded or otherwise?Your system sounds good to you but not all people are going to like your gear even if they haven't heard it.
Have you heard all suitcase cheap Crosley type players?I am sure you hate them even though you have never heard them.I hate them as well but surprise surprise some people will snob your Technics as being cheap with a crap tonearm the same way you bash a Crosley.
Your anecdotes always imply that your modded Technics is the best thing ever....I get tired of hearing about it.
There is always something better.
Technics is not the best thing ever, I never said that anywhere, and my post above answers that post and politely too, no agitated exclamation marks etc. To answer you more deeply I dont need to hear all types of Crosley to know that the sound through a three inch inbuilt speaker plastic crappy platter and arm aside and the crappy motor and horrible cart. The Technics arm is actually a far better arm than many realize, very low friction bearings far better than many much more expensive arms. Is it a SME 309? No of course not, but you can fit one to a Technics if you really want to and it apparently makes a huge difference. I have not bothered as I have an SP10mk2 to play with which has a truly great arm on it anyway. What is really crazy is some like yourself bang on about a turntable you have not heard modded in the way mine is and you for sure have not heard with my carts, my speakers or my amp, you you know how it sounds, that is very clever indeed. I have said before in this thread that the oil arm damper makes a massive difference and you have never heard one.
As I said on another thread I really believe that the right cart on a turntable the planets can align, ie some kind of symbiosis, I think this can work with any half decent turntable. Proved by the Gas Sleeping Beauty on my Technics and to some degree by Chris (SF) with his Linn sounding great on his hard system the two together just worked (not sure what the cart was but it was so well matched to the Linn).
Now calm down take a deep breath, it is only hifi, not world peace.
If you hate Technics, fine dont buy one buy what you like, you think Lenco sound better, I dont agree I have one here to compare to my Technics, they are more noisy and less speed stable. I like my Lenco it is a fun turntable, but Technics wins easily for me anyway, but like I said buy what you like it is a free world
Happy calm thoughts..