What equipment have you bought this week?

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by Fire99 » 15 Mar 2019 18:18

SpyderTracks wrote:
15 Mar 2019 18:06
Fire99 wrote:
15 Mar 2019 18:00
Rega Saturn-R

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Nice!
Cheers- I’m very impressed, I never thought my old CD collection could sound so incredible. Just what I need- trying to split my income between vinyl and CD purchases! Time to start playing the lottery :D

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by SpyderTracks » 15 Mar 2019 18:20

Fire99 wrote:
15 Mar 2019 18:18
SpyderTracks wrote:
15 Mar 2019 18:06
Fire99 wrote:
15 Mar 2019 18:00
Rega Saturn-R

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Nice!
Cheers- I’m very impressed, I never thought my old CD collection could sound so incredible. Just what I need- trying to split my income between vinyl and CD purchases! Time to start playing the lottery :D
The reviews I’ve read all say pretty much the same thing, that it adds a vinylesque signature to cd sound. Most reviewers rate it as one of the best CD players on the market?

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by Fire99 » 15 Mar 2019 18:27

That’s exactly what my wife and I thought listening to the Apollo with my Dac-r. At times she had to ask if we were listening to an Album or CD. It has a very warm sound on your ears- very easy to fall asleep (when added to wine:).
Truth be told I would have purchased the Apollo but couldn’t find the older square version but I’m definitely happy I couldn’t find one- can’t say my wife is as happy :D

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by SpyderTracks » 15 Mar 2019 18:33

Fire99 wrote:
15 Mar 2019 18:27
That’s exactly what my wife and I thought listening to the Apollo with my Dac-r. At times she had to ask if we were listening to an Album or CD. It has a very warm sound on your ears- very easy to fall asleep (when added to wine:).
Truth be told I would have purchased the Apollo but couldn’t find the older square version but I’m definitely happy I couldn’t find one- can’t say my wife is as happy :D
Well, very nice addition to a very nice system! I’m sure that’s gonna provide a lot of enjoyment.

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by pivot » 16 Mar 2019 02:29

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Got an Emotiva BASX A-100. So far listening to headphone only with this. Drives my difficult to power vintage 600 ohm AKG 240 Monitor just dandy. I don't have much to add to the positive reviews you can find on the internet. Remarkable good buy at sub $300. When I get a chance to try it with speakers I'll make a brief report back.

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by AudioWill » 18 Mar 2019 20:01

Picked up a Kenwood KD-3070 direct drive TT. I needed to add another TT to the mix and this one fit the bill nicely. Very good shape, cover also in good shape. It's a tank and works fine but I will probably upgrade the cart/stylus...any recommendations for this unit?



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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by SpyderTracks » 18 Mar 2019 20:02

AudioWill wrote:
18 Mar 2019 20:01
Picked up a Kenwood KD-3070 direct drive TT. I needed to add another TT to the mix and this one fit the bill nicely. Very good shape, cover also in good shape. It's a tank and works fine but I will probably upgrade the cart/stylus...any recommendations for this unit?



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What's your budget for the cart?

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by AudioWill » 18 Mar 2019 20:05

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What's your budget for the cart?
I'll say $250 and below but I'll consider all options.

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by SpyderTracks » 18 Mar 2019 20:07

AudioWill wrote:
18 Mar 2019 20:05
SpyderTracks wrote:
18 Mar 2019 20:02

What's your budget for the cart?
I'll say $250 and below but I'll consider all options.
I don't know how it would particularly suit that deck, but the ortofon 2m blue is a wonderful cartridge, I had one before I upgraded to my current one.

http://www.audiophilia.com/reviews/2016 ... -cartridge

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by AudioWill » 18 Mar 2019 20:10

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I don't know how it would particularly suit that deck, but the ortofon 2m blue is a wonderful cartridge, I had one before I upgraded to my current one.

http://www.audiophilia.com/reviews/2016 ... -cartridge


Thank you for the recommendation, I'll check it out.



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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by DasherF » 18 Mar 2019 21:07

Will, what is the cart, currently? (By the way, I can't wait to hook up my Blue...I 've heard nothing but good about that and the 2M family in general.)

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by ethorn66 » 18 Mar 2019 23:16

I received this Audio-Technica AT7V last week and it sounds really nice! It has a .2x.7 square nude diamond. =D>
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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by AudioWill » 18 Mar 2019 23:25

DasherF wrote:
18 Mar 2019 21:07
Will, what is the cart, currently? (By the way, I can't wait to hook up my Blue...I 've heard nothing but good about that and the 2M family in general.)

It has the AT logo on it but I don't see any number/lettering on it.




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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by ethorn66 » 18 Mar 2019 23:37

AudioWill wrote:
18 Mar 2019 23:25
DasherF wrote:
18 Mar 2019 21:07
Will, what is the cart, currently? (By the way, I can't wait to hook up my Blue...I 've heard nothing but good about that and the 2M family in general.)

It has the AT logo on it but I don't see any number/lettering on it.




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AW that looks like an AT12XE or a variation of one and should be a good fit for that nice Kenwood you picked up. You can still get a new ATN12XE stylus for that from https://www.thevoiceofmusic.com/

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by BoblK » 26 Mar 2019 02:41

AudioWill wrote:
18 Mar 2019 20:05
SpyderTracks wrote:
18 Mar 2019 20:02

What's your budget for the cart?
I'll say $250 and below but I'll consider all options.
Check out the Nagaoka MP-110.. I've read and seen some great reviews on this one. I have a 2M Blue and it's great but this also is one I would pick up for the next turntable I'm getting. There are a number of reviews on vinylengine on it also in the review section that are very positive. Plus is is a lot less than $250...
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