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I hate when this happens...

Postby Jdog1958 » 07 Jul 2018 08:59

I decided to try and mount the $24 LS300 to see if it was any good.

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LS300

After setting it up, aligning it and all that, I was disappointed to find it was only producing sound from one side. I went to grab my multi-meter, but it had a dead battery! :-x I was going to pull the leads for now until I could get a new 9V battery, but noticed something about the green wire...

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Busted!

Not surprised as these are the leads that came with the original SL-Q2 turntable and headshell that I bought back in about 1980. It's seen several cartridge changes over the years. Time to buy some new ones I guess and probably a spare set as well!

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Re: I hate when this happens...

Postby Tinkaroo » 07 Jul 2018 10:57

You didn't need a meter for that one! :shock:

You can probably repair that one wire if you have a soldering iron.
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Re: I hate when this happens...

Postby BMRR » 07 Jul 2018 15:34

Very annoying! That has happened to me on a few occasions. I now have plenty of extra wire sets in my parts bin. You never know when those old ones will decide to quit.
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Re: I hate when this happens...

Postby Jdog1958 » 07 Jul 2018 16:38

Tinkaroo wrote:You didn't need a meter for that one! :shock:

You can probably repair that one wire if you have a soldering iron.

I probably could have soldered it, but they seem flimsy anyway. I already ordered some. And not the $86 Ortofon or the $95 Clearaudio sets I saw on Amazon.
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Re: I hate when this happens...

Postby donovan » 07 Jul 2018 23:15

I think $95 for headshell wires is crazy.
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Re: I hate when this happens...

Postby mamakasou » 07 Jul 2018 23:18

donovan wrote:I think $95 for headshell wires is crazy.

Not just crazy..
Borderline retarded. :lol:
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Re: I hate when this happens...

Postby Sleepwalker65 » 08 Jul 2018 05:24

Love my SL-Q2! With an Audio Technica VM540ML it’s an awesome turntable, approaching the performance of the SL-1700MK2 I’m restoring. By the way, I’m using litz headshell wires on a standard Technics headshell. Enjoy!
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Re: I hate when this happens...

Postby Spinner45 » 08 Jul 2018 06:25

mamakasou wrote:
donovan wrote:I think $95 for headshell wires is crazy.

Not just crazy..
Borderline retarded. :lol:


I agree.
A two inch piece of wire is not going to sonically effect anything, despite what the obsessed crowd believes.
And if they actually knew anything about fundamental electricity, its properties, resistance of wires, etc, they'd probably think twice about wasting tons of money.
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Re: I hate when this happens...

Postby balky » 08 Jul 2018 07:17

mamakasou wrote:
donovan wrote:I think $95 for headshell wires is crazy.

Not just crazy..
Borderline retarded. :lol:


As long as anyone is stupid enough to pay $95 for headshell wires, there will always be a market for it.
IMO it's way beyond borderline retarded...
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Re: I hate when this happens...

Postby LD100 » 08 Jul 2018 07:22

mamakasou wrote:
donovan wrote:I think $95 for headshell wires is crazy.

Not just crazy..
Borderline retarded. :lol:


Indeed, $5.00 is plenty to spend for head shell wires on a typical turntable, certainly with a $24 cartridge.

However, keeping all things in proportion...those $95 head shell wires may be appropriate on a $3000 cartridge mounted in a $6000 tone arm.
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Re: I hate when this happens...

Postby Wimbo » 08 Jul 2018 07:28

LD100 wrote:
mamakasou wrote:
donovan wrote:I think $95 for headshell wires is crazy.

Not just crazy..
Borderline retarded. :lol:


Indeed, $5.00 is plenty to spend for head shell wires on a typical turntable, certainly with a $24 cartridge.

However, keeping all things in proportion...those $95 head shell wires may be appropriate on a $3000 cartridge mounted in a $6000 tone arm.


Agree mate.
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Re: I hate when this happens...

Postby Spinner45 » 08 Jul 2018 08:05

LD100 wrote:
mamakasou wrote:
donovan wrote:I think $95 for headshell wires is crazy.

Not just crazy..
Borderline retarded. :lol:


Indeed, $5.00 is plenty to spend for head shell wires on a typical turntable, certainly with a $24 cartridge.

However, keeping all things in proportion...those $95 head shell wires may be appropriate on a $3000 cartridge mounted in a $6000 tone arm.


It's still a waste of money. :wink:
Two inches of wire is two inches of wire.
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Re: I hate when this happens...

Postby LD100 » 08 Jul 2018 08:18

Spinner45 wrote:It's still a waste of money. :wink:
Two inches of wire is two inches of wire.


Merely your opinion. :wink:

Two inches of silver wire with precision connectors is not two inches of aluminum or low grade copper wire with inexpensive stamped connectors.
But probably only someone with an advanced education in electrical engineering, metallurgy, and high end audio component design could appreciate the differences. :D
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Re: I hate when this happens...

Postby Wimbo » 08 Jul 2018 10:23

LD100 wrote:
Spinner45 wrote:It's still a waste of money. :wink:
Two inches of wire is two inches of wire.


Merely your opinion. :wink:

Two inches of silver wire with precision connectors is not two inches of aluminum or low grade copper wire with inexpensive stamped connectors.
But probably only someone with an advanced education in electrical engineering, metallurgy, and high end audio component design could appreciate the differences. :D


Love it :)
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Re: I hate when this happens...

Postby mamakasou » 08 Jul 2018 10:42

LD100 wrote:... probably only someone with an advanced education in electrical engineering, metallurgy, and high end audio component design could appreciate the differences. :D



Furutech sales pitch... :lol:
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