Show me your TT's !!!

verbverb Posts: 2,360
Hello everyone, thinking about getting back into the vinyl scene, as it has been a while. Right now, I only run CD's on my 2CH Rig. I do stream on the HT and other newer rigs in the house.

Been doing a little research, both vintage and new stuff, and as always there are a lot of different opinions out there.

I have to admit in full disclosure, my last TT long, long ago was a Technics Linear !!! Ugh. Let me have it, bring it on !!!

Just wanted to see what some of my esteemed fellow CP members are running out there.

Things I have been thinking about:
  • New or Vintage
  • Belt Drive or Direct
  • Manual or Automatic
  • Other gizmos, speed adjust, pitch, anti skip, etc.
  • MC or MM cartridge
  • Required Pre ( I currently have a Luxman pre, TP114 which has a phono out, MM?) most likely will get a dedicated phono pre, or eventually get a tube pre with phono outputs ( yes there are a bunch of enablers in CP) !!!
  • Power amp is a Carver M1.0t, but just acquired a TFM35X
  • Bling factor
  • Audio quality of course
  • Cost not sure yet, but my limit most likely would be less than 1 large, not including a new pre
  • Rebuilding my long lost LP collection (long story)
  • Jump into the rabbit hole or just dip my toes in ...
  • Etc.

Please advise. Post pics !!! Show me your TT's !!! Thanks !!!

2CH: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
Office: PC, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,143
    The title alone makes this pose NSFW :D
  • verbverb Posts: 2,360
    FestYboy wrote: »
    The title alone makes this pose NSFW :D

    Sorry @FestYboy. No offense intended !!!
    2CH: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
    Office: PC, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,143
    I just wish I had some worth showing... :#
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,297
    There're a few here -- nothing high end, though.
    A few folks on this forum have astonishing rekkid playing machinery. I am not one of them :(

    This is the rekkid playa here in most routine use. It really deserves a better cartridge than the DL-103 that I have on it (but I like the DL-103 and I am fundamentally a cheap mo-f-o).

    35863954672_f7f79f244a_b.jpgDSC_8876 (3) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • verbverb Posts: 2,360
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    There're a few here -- nothing high end, though.
    A few folks on this forum have astonishing rekkid playing machinery. I am not one of them :(

    This is the rekkid playa here in most routine use. It really deserves a better cartridge than the DL-103 that I have on it (but I like the DL-103 and I am fundamentally a cheap mo-f-o).

    35863954672_f7f79f244a_b.jpgDSC_8876 (3) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    I thought about price a lot. AK always asks "how much you wanna spend?", and then proceed to let the OP really have it. CP is not that way, that's why I hang here. Thanks for the input !!!
    2CH: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
    Office: PC, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
  • verbverb Posts: 2,360
    FestYboy wrote: »
    I just wish I had some worth showing... :#

    Come on dude, I fessed that I ran a LINEAR TT !!! Give it up !!!
    2CH: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
    Office: PC, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,374
    edited January 22
    This isn't the same one, but I remember our first turntable had a tonearm that looked like this. :o You had to spin that round part towards you to put the needle down on the record.

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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 4,956
    This is just like the one in my main system right now. 13.79 Goodwill find. I have a 160.00 Denon DL106 on it that I got from a member here on the Forum. :) .

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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • verbverb Posts: 2,360
    Viking64 wrote: »
    This isn't the same one, but I remember our first turntable had a tonearm that looked like this. :o You had to spin that round part towards you to put the needle down on the record.

    s8cff3ddl7f7.jpg

    Definitely out of my price range !!!
    2CH: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
    Office: PC, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
  • verbverb Posts: 2,360
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    There're a few here -- nothing high end, though.
    A few folks on this forum have astonishing rekkid playing machinery. I am not one of them :(

    This is the rekkid playa here in most routine use. It really deserves a better cartridge than the DL-103 that I have on it (but I like the DL-103 and I am fundamentally a cheap mo-f-o).

    35863954672_f7f79f244a_b.jpgDSC_8876 (3) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    Whoa !!! Check out this pristine one:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Audiophile-Sony-2251-Turntable-w-Shure-SME-3009-Micro-Acoustics-MA-2002/352093633725?hash=item51fa6a7cbd:g:QfYAAOSw~rpZSWqy
    2CH: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
    Office: PC, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
  • verbverb Posts: 2,360
    Tony M wrote: »
    This is just like the one in my main system right now. 13.79 Goodwill find. I have a 160.00 Denon DL106 on it that I got from a member here on the Forum. :) .

    iksqfa9cgb1p.jpg

    Nice find !!!
    2CH: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
    Office: PC, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,374
    verb wrote: »
    Definitely out of my price range !!!

    You saw the cowboys on the front and then you said "range". Subliminal turntable picture hypnosis. :p
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,378
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    Stop bragging, John.......punkazzbeech....
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 17,429
    edited January 23
    Didn’t say a word... the table speaks for itself. :p :D
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • Tony MTony M Posts: 4,956
    edited January 23
    That wraps up this thread. Nothing more to see. :( :p B)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 3,049
    I asked to see everyone's setups back in 2012, some good pics in there: http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/138447/photos-of-my-turntables

    I'll take a pic of my current setup soon and post it later this week.
    Got Dayens?
  • verbverb Posts: 2,360
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I asked to see everyone's setups back in 2012, some good pics in there: http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/138447/photos-of-my-turntables

    I'll take a pic of my current setup soon and post it later this week.

    Cool. I must have searched hard enough ....
    2CH: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
    Office: PC, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
  • verbverb Posts: 2,360
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I asked to see everyone's setups back in 2012, some good pics in there: http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/138447/photos-of-my-turntables

    I'll take a pic of my current setup soon and post it later this week.

    Nice read @Clipdat !!! Nice TT’s !!! I also like how you reigned in the discussion as it began to diverge into a vinyl vs MP3 debate !!!
    2CH: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
    Office: PC, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
  • verbverb Posts: 2,360
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    Help a newbie here !!! What is the brand/model of that piece of art ???
    2CH: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
    Office: PC, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,208
    edited January 23
    ^^^ You got half of the brand already Verb. It's John's Triangle Art TT. Definitely a work of art, and something to drool over (well, not 'over'...)

    John will have to chime in on model, but IIRC it's more custom than anything close to "stock".
  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,119
    verb wrote: »

    Help a newbie here !!! What is the brand/model of that piece of art ???

    Your instincts are good: It's the TriangleArt Reference SE that he's got in his signature.
    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Marantz DV-9500 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC * Rythmik F8
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (SCompRacer recapped) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
  • tonyp063tonyp063 Posts: 316
    I have nothing like some of the works of art or quality that other here do, but it suits my ears.
    Fully refurbished Dual 1237 with a vintage Ortofon.
    I run it into a ChiFi tube RIAA pre (12AX7s) that I have modified with better caps & such.


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