(Actually im getting used to the detail now, its pretty awesome.. but still, how could I give my system more meat, more poer, more weight?)
That old story of thinking I had found an amazing bargain on ebay, only to be underwhelmed once every thing had been plugged in!
My existing amp - NAD 3020i (classic.period)
Speakers - Morduant SHort MS20i Pearls (on empty Atamaca stands)
New turntable - Pink Triangle LPT, DC motor, external V1 power supply, Funk Firm Acromat, Rega RB300 with Origin Live structural modification and completely rewired (internally and externally) by Audio Origami, Goldring 1042 cartridge.
Now on paper this should sound absloutly blinding right?
Well, to be honest I think I still prefer my iphone sound connected via the Aux!
Problem is although this turntable combo reveals a lot of detail, and I must admit vocals sound awesome, space and sound stage also really good, there is very little weight or funk to the music.
I hooked up an old XLP phono amp and that seems to have improved the sound in that its louder wth a bit more weight. But what is making me cringe and laugh at the same time is that i'm doing all these tweaks with all this expensive equipment when I can just plug in my laptop and listen to my itunes library and prefer the sound!
I was wondering if the stylus might need replacing? Its said the Goldring has a warm sound, but mine certainly doesnt!
What are your thoughts out there??