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Grassy1
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re: Audiophile/Vinyl Thread - Post Pics, Advice, Questions, Setups, etc.
Having to move out of the house, and have 6 acoustic panels that'd be nice for someone in need. 2'x4'.

Any suggestions where I might could move these in the BR area?


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El Mattadorr
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re: Audiophile/Vinyl Thread - Post Pics, Advice, Questions, Setups, etc.
Update on the old speaker/stereo receiver issue. I used the Deoxit but it still sounds awful with the phono input. What should my next step be?


r3lay3r
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Find another turntable to plug in to test the input.

What does the cartridge stylus look like? Clean, not broken? Straight?

You could plug the turntable into one of one of the other inputs and see what it sounds like. The equalization will be out of whack, but see if it at least sound musical.
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NyCaLa
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re: Audiophile/Vinyl Thread - Post Pics, Advice, Questions, Setups, etc.
my money is on the stylus/cartridge


El Mattadorr
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The stylus and cartridge are fine. I bought the turntable new less than a year ago, and it sounds fine when plugged into my soundbar.

With the turntable plugged into the phono input, you can tell what's being played. You can hear the record... it sounds "musical." It's just very distorted and bad quality.


El Mattadorr
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I'm pretty sure my turntable has two outputs: LINE and PHONO. Is it possible that I'm using the wrong output? (I'd like to reiterate that I don't know dick.)


r3lay3r
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Hmm... So if it has two outputs, then it must have a built-in phono preamp. If that is so, you should definitely use the phono output to the phono input of your receiver. But in the same vane you could use the output (which should use the built in phono-pre) and go to one of the line inputs of your reciever.


El Mattadorr
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Hm. I didn't see a "line" input on the receiver. Only PHONO. It's from 1979.


r3lay3r
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Line is any input other than phono


El Mattadorr
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Told you I was fricking ignorant, lol.


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r3lay3r
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I googled the turntable and it said it has a switchable phono preamp out. So if you switch off the turntable preamp, you can use the one in your receiver (Phono input). If you leave the turntable preamp engaged, then you need to go to an AUX or any other input on the receiver and set the input selector on the front panel to that input to play the turntable.


El Mattadorr
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I think we've hit on a solution. Thanks dude. I will definitely try this as soon as I get home!


Marco Esquandolas
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Yep...what r3lay3r said.


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El Mattadorr
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That did it. They sound awesome actually. Thanks a lot dude!


El Mattadorr
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There's a Sansui Classique 250T turntable available for sale in my area. $50.00. It looks to be in great shape. Would this be an upgrade over my Audio-Technica LP60 (their bottom of the line model)?


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Can't find much info on it, but saw a 350T sold on ebay for a little less than $50. So the price is probably about average. Can't comment on quality of that model, soryr.


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Marco Esquandolas
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$50...go for it.

Yes, even at 50 years old, once properly cleaned, bearing re-greased, and a decent cartridge bought (Grado or Ortofon—can be had for $80-100), you will have a better table. The tone arm alone on it is worth it over the AT-60 (not calling your baby ugly...but your baby is ugly). The AT-60 weighs a WHOPPING 6 pounds (sarcasm), including the cartridge, 2 sets of cables, power cord, internal phono stage, and the platter/plinth. You need MASS in a turntable, and the Sansui should be in the 14-18 lb. range by itself.

Although that Sansui table doesn’t run with the likes of Dual, Thorens, or Lenco turntables of the ‘60’s, and it was probably Sansui’s entry level, it isn’t junk. It predates junk (junk tables became popular in the early ‘70’s)—and Sansui was a very reputable name in the ‘60’s—early pioneers (pun intended) of Japanese hi-fi.

If you use the internal phono stage in the AT-60, you will need a phono stage (preamp) for the Sansui if you plan to run it into a “line-level” input on a receiver. If the receiver has a “phono” input, you are good to go.


El Mattadorr
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Wow, awesome info, Marco. I'm going to buy it today. Gonna go ahead and order a new cartridge too.

The AT-60 sounds okay, but aesthetically it just looks and feels cheap. The whole thing is plastic. I would've spent an extra $100-150 when I bought it if I'd done more research. I just bought what the guy at the record store told me to buy.


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El Mattadorr
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Can you point me to a specific cartridge that you'd recommend for this table?


The Spleen
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Marco, any thoughts on a Harman Kardon ST8 turntable? I've never fooled with a linear drive turntable, and from my initial research this model was their top of the line, but can be a bit finicky. Pretty sure I'm going to buy it because it's a great price, but not sure what I'm getting myself into with it. It has a Shure V15 Type IV cartridge on it and was recently serviced.


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