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So a quick update. I have been spinning this Dual for a little bit now. Man how I missed Led Zeppelin on vinyl!!!


LoL. Glad to read you're enjoying life with a needle (the good kind!) Big Grin

As an aside I had a number of guests at my home after my son's interment. Lit off the big stereo and played a number of vinyl discs that they requested. All were well over 40 years old.
The looks on their faces at not only the sound from my system but the absence of pops, clicks, and crackles was a lot of fun to see. They all expressed astonishment. Told them that proper vinyl care and accurate stylus tracking force and geometry can work wonders. And what they had just heard blows the common myth of nasty vinyl audio playback issues out of the water!



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Once again I am sorry for your loss. Although you managed to find some joy on that day. Music has many influential properties.


So much fuller sound even with the pops and crackles. Original Zeppelin 2 album, so 52 years old, 53 next month! I think Mom still has the Who Tommy and the Woodstock album yet. I think she got rid of the rest of them years ago. I have Zeppelin 4, the Zoso album, and the Who live at Leeds. This is going to get expensive very quickly!!

As of now I am using a Pioneer Elite VSX27-TX receiver and the Dual 1015. I forget the cartridge that's in it now. I'll have to look later. Running through JBL Northridge speakers.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Pc5mNkmVL1dheCEe8


It's not a great picture but it shows what I'm working with at the moment. I'm looking for an old dresser I can reconfigure or a buffet so I can set everything up higher. I also need some speaker stands to get them off of the floor.
 
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This has a Pickering V-15FG stylus in it now. It had a Shure but the stylus was worn away.
 
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No valuable info to add but seeing that the Technics 1200 mk II i owned in the mid 80s is still around and copied by others i got nothing but respect and admiration for it.

Used to replace cartridges twice a year and spent $500 on each. I believe i used mostly Shure.

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I had that Technics until I upgraded to a Revox many years ago!




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How do you store your albums? I know on end/edge is not the best way but laying flat will be cumbersome to dig through when the one I want is on the bottom.
 
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I always thought that standing on end was the preferred method for storage?
 
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Vertical. I misread Bald1 post a few pages back.
 
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I always thought that standing on end was the preferred method for storage?

That is how I've always stored mine also.

You want them as vertical as possible, not leaning over to put any sway on the disc




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I inherited a TT from my parents. It had been in a box and forgotten for . . . 20+ years.

It is a MCS 6502, I know it is not a very good unit but it is mine.

I have ordered some detox spray to clean the switches and a new belt. the cart will have to wait I think. I have no idea if it can even be upgraded.

I only have about 15 vinyl albums, most are from when I was a kid and have scratches and stuff.

Do I need a actual "phono" capture? I have a mp3 recorder and was going to just use the line in to record the albums. But I was reading about the 'standard equalization curve' and that you need an actual phono pre-amp to get the full sound.

If so do you guys have a recommended one? I will be listening on rather expensive headphones at my desk and not via a speaker system. (it is just how I have always listened to music.)

I am looking at this Pre-Amp from Rolls



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I'm running an AR turntable and Tascam reel to reel through a McIntosh tube amp

the sound is amazing

enjoy it
 
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Redstone,

Yes phono stages have the requisite RIAA "curve" to ensure faithful playback. That Rolls looks like it should suffice for what you're looking for with your vinyl system at this stage of the game.

If you use a line connection to your MP3 player you'll get the same skewed playback without RIAA equalization. The TT output needs to be processed by a phone stage first.

FWIW I use a TASCAM DR-05 digital recorder hooked to a second preamp output. The preamp has already processed the phonograph input through the phono stage and is sending the signal to power amplifiers for magnification sufficient to drive my speakers.

I take these digital recordings of my vinyl records and process them with VinylStudio software with the resulting file added to my ripped CDs on my desktop computer for playback through my computer audio system (outboard DAC and headphone amplifier) and headphones. I use foobar2000 software for the playback.

And there are basic turntables available with built in capability to provide digital output. I have no experience with any of the breed.



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I'm running an AR turntable and Tascam reel to reel through a McIntosh tube amp

the sound is amazing

enjoy it


That Amp is amazing and very $$$$$$$$.


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I'm running an AR turntable and Tascam reel to reel through a McIntosh tube amp

the sound is amazing


Would this be the amp you're using? Or the newer MC275?




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I'm using the 252 right now

I'd like to get a pair of 250's some day for my surround system
 
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