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What's your setup? [message #93937] Thu, 17 June 2021 17:46 Go to next message
LCallan is currently offline  LCallan
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I have Samsung's LED curved television and a set of Polk Audio's signature speakers that make up the bulk of my home entertainment room. I also have various AI-empowered devices that have been gifted to me over the years. Some are more useful than others. My record player is a Planar by Rega. It wasn't the easiest turntable to get going, since I had a problem getting the tonearm and cartridge aligned correctly. About 10 instructional YouTube videos later and I have a turntable that sounds like a dream. It's an upgrade from the U-Turn Orbit record player that I had before.

Everyone loves gear porn. What's your setup like?
Re: What's your setup? [message #93942 is a reply to message #93937] Thu, 17 June 2021 22:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Madison is currently offline  Madison
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We have so much stuff. I can't remember the last time that any of us used the 3D TV, projector, Blu-ray player, or karaoke machine. I need to clean out the house and put the stuff up on Craigslist.
Re: What's your setup? [message #93948 is a reply to message #93942] Fri, 18 June 2021 10:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rusty is currently offline  Rusty
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My main setup is 2channel audio. With cd player, dac, radio tuner, which I hardly use anymore. And my main squeeze, the turntable. That being a Technics 1200. I like absolute speed control, which is unwavering with it, and it's ease of setup and use. I like tube gear too, so I have tube preamp and amplifiers, but also a couple of solid state amps. Currently I hooked up my old Hafler 220 amp for summer use as the tube amps put out more heat than I want to overcome with the hvac system. I gotta say, the old Hafler, vintage about 1986 still proves to be a stellar performer. Little bit of hum from the big transformer, but it throws out a pleasing powerful sound. I think some of the older gear can run circles around this new age stuff.
Re: What's your setup? [message #93949 is a reply to message #93948] Fri, 18 June 2021 20:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Leot55 is currently offline  Leot55
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@LCallan, I believe my Sony PS-LX310BT came already put together. It was my first foray into vinyl (as an adult). While shopping for an upgrade, I noticed that nicer models require more fiddling, probably because they're most often bought by audioholics who like to be hands-on and are particular. I think that's the common trend with budget vs. high-end turntables.

@Rusty - nice!

I have the standard gear I suppose - a large screen TV with surround sound speakers hidden here and there. I'm not sure about the exact models because my wife had the Geek Squad set it all up. I also have some rather cheesy, but incredibly comfortable red theater seats and a large projector screen to watch movies at home.
Re: What's your setup? [message #93952 is a reply to message #93949] Sat, 19 June 2021 07:27 Go to previous message
Rusty is currently offline  Rusty
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If you ever get that itch Leot to try another turntable and don't want the fiddle aspect setting up cartridges and tonearm height, etc. Keep in mind some of the vintage p-mount tables. Technics made quite a few models in the 80's. The Q line. They're direct drive so have excellent speed control and the tonearm is configured with proprietary cartridges that are pretty much plug and play. Still many to choose from. KAB is an excellent source of (pre-owned) refurbished tables. https://www.kabusa.com/frameset.htm?/
Technics SL-QD35

https://www.kabusa.com/GIF/slqd35.jpg
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