Finally, my entrance into the vinyl rabbit hole!

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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 1,016
    No, I'm afraid the cantilever is bent and you'll have a channel imbalance.

    Ok. Is there a way I can fix it, or do I just need to buy a new cartridge? Can I buy just a stylus?
    Thanks,
    Micah
    2 channel
    Speakers: Mission 770 Freedoms
    Integrated amp: Technics SU-v75 and matching tuner
    CDP: Technics SL-PC20
    Cables: Monoprice, Monster, Acoustic Research, and a few generic ones
    TT: Technics SL-3200, direct drive
    Cartridge: Shure M97xE

    Pc gaming setup
    Receiver/amp: Yamaha RX-V665
    Computer: Lenovo g50 (soon to be upgraded to a Dell Precision 690 which is far from stock!!)
    Interconnects: Amazon basics HDMI, Acoustic Research HDMI, Monoprice speaker cables
    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR75s

    Random equipment on standby:
    Onkyo TX-v940, JBL woofers and tweeters, single Klipsch KG .5, Yamaha guitar amplifier, Peavey Rage 158 guitar amplifier, Kicker comp 12” subwoofer, single Bose 802 series II, a whole bunch of 1”-3” full range drivers, Infinity Crescendo 3007s (on sale), Polk LSi25s
    txcoastal1 wrote: »

    You don't tell her you read the manual, and you tell her you know what the problem is, and you fixed it, because that what men do, fix things
    sure it has a flat response, and sure it has a lot of detail, and yes, it has good and clear lows. But is it enjoyable to listen to? Does it make you grin ear to ear? That’s what really matters.
    Seen somewhere on AudioKarma (I think)
  • ManticoreManticore Posts: 236
    Yeah that does not look right. The cantilever should not be bent. Its is bent to the side even on the first photo you posted so its likely thats the way it came to you. https://www.needledoctor.com/analog/turntable-parts/replacement-stylus/brand/Stanton

    Maybe this will help.
    Denon AVR X4200W
    Parasound HCA 1500A amplifier
    Adcom GFA 555 amplifier
    LG 65" Ultra HD4k
    LG 4kBR - UP970
    Denon DVM 4800
    Denon DP 3000 turntable
    Saec 308sx tonearm w/
    Dynavector 10x5 cart
    NAD pp 4 Phono Preamp
    MIT Avt3 Speaker c's
    Audio Quest Big Sur ic's
    Polk RTiA 7's
    Polk CSi A6
    Polk RTiA 3's
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Polk DSW PRO 440wi sub
    Infinity bu2 sub
    "The early Klingon gets the Gagh"
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 1,016
    Manticore wrote: »
    Yeah that does not look right. The cantilever should not be bent. Its is bent to the side even on the first photo you posted so its likely thats the way it came to you. https://www.needledoctor.com/analog/turntable-parts/replacement-stylus/brand/Stanton

    Maybe this will help.

    Thanks! I will check out that link.
    That’s kind of unfortunate, I felt like the cart was half the deal... oh well.
    2 channel
    Speakers: Mission 770 Freedoms
    Integrated amp: Technics SU-v75 and matching tuner
    CDP: Technics SL-PC20
    Cables: Monoprice, Monster, Acoustic Research, and a few generic ones
    TT: Technics SL-3200, direct drive
    Cartridge: Shure M97xE

    Pc gaming setup
    Receiver/amp: Yamaha RX-V665
    Computer: Lenovo g50 (soon to be upgraded to a Dell Precision 690 which is far from stock!!)
    Interconnects: Amazon basics HDMI, Acoustic Research HDMI, Monoprice speaker cables
    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR75s

    Random equipment on standby:
    Onkyo TX-v940, JBL woofers and tweeters, single Klipsch KG .5, Yamaha guitar amplifier, Peavey Rage 158 guitar amplifier, Kicker comp 12” subwoofer, single Bose 802 series II, a whole bunch of 1”-3” full range drivers, Infinity Crescendo 3007s (on sale), Polk LSi25s
    txcoastal1 wrote: »

    You don't tell her you read the manual, and you tell her you know what the problem is, and you fixed it, because that what men do, fix things
    sure it has a flat response, and sure it has a lot of detail, and yes, it has good and clear lows. But is it enjoyable to listen to? Does it make you grin ear to ear? That’s what really matters.
    Seen somewhere on AudioKarma (I think)
  • ManticoreManticore Posts: 236
    No, I'm afraid the cantilever is bent and you'll have a channel imbalance.

    And the possibility of damaging your records with continuous playing. I would halt the record playing till you get a replacement.
    Denon AVR X4200W
    Parasound HCA 1500A amplifier
    Adcom GFA 555 amplifier
    LG 65" Ultra HD4k
    LG 4kBR - UP970
    Denon DVM 4800
    Denon DP 3000 turntable
    Saec 308sx tonearm w/
    Dynavector 10x5 cart
    NAD pp 4 Phono Preamp
    MIT Avt3 Speaker c's
    Audio Quest Big Sur ic's
    Polk RTiA 7's
    Polk CSi A6
    Polk RTiA 3's
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Polk DSW PRO 440wi sub
    Infinity bu2 sub
    "The early Klingon gets the Gagh"
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 1,016
    Manticore wrote: »
    No, I'm afraid the cantilever is bent and you'll have a channel imbalance.

    And the possibility of damaging your records with continuous playing. I would halt the record playing till you get a replacement.

    Oh, didn’t think about that. I will pack it up for now, and get a replacement ASAP.
    2 channel
    Speakers: Mission 770 Freedoms
    Integrated amp: Technics SU-v75 and matching tuner
    CDP: Technics SL-PC20
    Cables: Monoprice, Monster, Acoustic Research, and a few generic ones
    TT: Technics SL-3200, direct drive
    Cartridge: Shure M97xE

    Pc gaming setup
    Receiver/amp: Yamaha RX-V665
    Computer: Lenovo g50 (soon to be upgraded to a Dell Precision 690 which is far from stock!!)
    Interconnects: Amazon basics HDMI, Acoustic Research HDMI, Monoprice speaker cables
    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR75s

    Random equipment on standby:
    Onkyo TX-v940, JBL woofers and tweeters, single Klipsch KG .5, Yamaha guitar amplifier, Peavey Rage 158 guitar amplifier, Kicker comp 12” subwoofer, single Bose 802 series II, a whole bunch of 1”-3” full range drivers, Infinity Crescendo 3007s (on sale), Polk LSi25s
    txcoastal1 wrote: »

    You don't tell her you read the manual, and you tell her you know what the problem is, and you fixed it, because that what men do, fix things
    sure it has a flat response, and sure it has a lot of detail, and yes, it has good and clear lows. But is it enjoyable to listen to? Does it make you grin ear to ear? That’s what really matters.
    Seen somewhere on AudioKarma (I think)
  • ManticoreManticore Posts: 236
    I would think that playing a record many times with a damaged cart would/could possibly have a damaging effect on your vinyl. There are other places to get a replacement stylus for your needs.
    https://www.turntableneedles.com/
    http://www.kabusa.com/frameset.htm?/index.htm
    http://www.turntablebasics.com/

    These are just a few for reference to look at. Happy hunting!
    Denon AVR X4200W
    Parasound HCA 1500A amplifier
    Adcom GFA 555 amplifier
    LG 65" Ultra HD4k
    LG 4kBR - UP970
    Denon DVM 4800
    Denon DP 3000 turntable
    Saec 308sx tonearm w/
    Dynavector 10x5 cart
    NAD pp 4 Phono Preamp
    MIT Avt3 Speaker c's
    Audio Quest Big Sur ic's
    Polk RTiA 7's
    Polk CSi A6
    Polk RTiA 3's
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Polk DSW PRO 440wi sub
    Infinity bu2 sub
    "The early Klingon gets the Gagh"
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,457
    Holy ship man, I didn't think you were going to just blindly go at the thing without asking questions. I guess I feel partly to blame for not being initially specific about what to do, PM me your address.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,444
    Many of stylus have been wrecked by the Magic Eraser.


    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk Signature S60's
    Cables: Wireworld Eclipse IC, Audio Art IC3; Speaker cable LA International SS-800; PS Audio AC-3 power cords; All into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; SDA2BTL's, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage.

    Political memes posted as fact and accepted as fact, are sign language of the ignorant, for the ignorant

    We use to lock up the mental cases to protect the children. Now we lock the children up to protect them from the mental cases.

  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 1,016
    Manticore wrote: »
    I would think that playing a record many times with a damaged cart would/could possibly have a damaging effect on your vinyl. There are other places to get a replacement stylus for your needs.
    https://www.turntableneedles.com/
    http://www.kabusa.com/frameset.htm?/index.htm
    http://www.turntablebasics.com/

    These are just a few for reference to look at. Happy hunting!

    I will look into it! Thanks!
    Many of stylus have been wrecked by the Magic Eraser.

    I don’t think this one was, I barely even touched it. And the first picture I posted (from yesterday) shows the bent stylus no words that I’m looking at it closer.
    2 channel
    Speakers: Mission 770 Freedoms
    Integrated amp: Technics SU-v75 and matching tuner
    CDP: Technics SL-PC20
    Cables: Monoprice, Monster, Acoustic Research, and a few generic ones
    TT: Technics SL-3200, direct drive
    Cartridge: Shure M97xE

    Pc gaming setup
    Receiver/amp: Yamaha RX-V665
    Computer: Lenovo g50 (soon to be upgraded to a Dell Precision 690 which is far from stock!!)
    Interconnects: Amazon basics HDMI, Acoustic Research HDMI, Monoprice speaker cables
    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR75s

    Random equipment on standby:
    Onkyo TX-v940, JBL woofers and tweeters, single Klipsch KG .5, Yamaha guitar amplifier, Peavey Rage 158 guitar amplifier, Kicker comp 12” subwoofer, single Bose 802 series II, a whole bunch of 1”-3” full range drivers, Infinity Crescendo 3007s (on sale), Polk LSi25s
    txcoastal1 wrote: »

    You don't tell her you read the manual, and you tell her you know what the problem is, and you fixed it, because that what men do, fix things
    sure it has a flat response, and sure it has a lot of detail, and yes, it has good and clear lows. But is it enjoyable to listen to? Does it make you grin ear to ear? That’s what really matters.
    Seen somewhere on AudioKarma (I think)
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 1,016
    Nightfall wrote: »
    1) Get a Spinclean

    2) Try to buy your records new. If you buy used ones be very critical of their condition.

    3) Get MoFi sleeves.

    Some noise is inevitable but constant snaps and crackles aren't normal with a clean record in pristine shape.

    Didn’t notice that you edited this earlier.
    All the records I have technically belong to my dad, but I will get my own soon. My dad has MoFi sleeves which are in all his records.
    I didn’t realize how scratched up sgt. Peppers was before I played it, after pulling it off I realize do it was in terrible condition. Beatles 62-66 was much more clean.
    Mcah
    2 channel
    Speakers: Mission 770 Freedoms
    Integrated amp: Technics SU-v75 and matching tuner
    CDP: Technics SL-PC20
    Cables: Monoprice, Monster, Acoustic Research, and a few generic ones
    TT: Technics SL-3200, direct drive
    Cartridge: Shure M97xE

    Pc gaming setup
    Receiver/amp: Yamaha RX-V665
    Computer: Lenovo g50 (soon to be upgraded to a Dell Precision 690 which is far from stock!!)
    Interconnects: Amazon basics HDMI, Acoustic Research HDMI, Monoprice speaker cables
    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR75s

    Random equipment on standby:
    Onkyo TX-v940, JBL woofers and tweeters, single Klipsch KG .5, Yamaha guitar amplifier, Peavey Rage 158 guitar amplifier, Kicker comp 12” subwoofer, single Bose 802 series II, a whole bunch of 1”-3” full range drivers, Infinity Crescendo 3007s (on sale), Polk LSi25s
    txcoastal1 wrote: »

    You don't tell her you read the manual, and you tell her you know what the problem is, and you fixed it, because that what men do, fix things
    sure it has a flat response, and sure it has a lot of detail, and yes, it has good and clear lows. But is it enjoyable to listen to? Does it make you grin ear to ear? That’s what really matters.
    Seen somewhere on AudioKarma (I think)
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,457
    Was it already bent? Well eff that I'm not buying you a new cartridge then. I'm just kidding, let's karma it up, I'm seeing what I can find I just need an address to send it to.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 1,016
    edited June 3
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Was it already bent? Well eff that I'm not buying you a new cartridge then. I'm just kidding, let's karma it up, I'm seeing what I can find I just need an address to send it to.

    Just gotta wait for parental approval. I wish I didn’t have to wait for them to talk about it, but oh well.
    Oh yeah, I almost forgot, Thanks so much dude!
    2 channel
    Speakers: Mission 770 Freedoms
    Integrated amp: Technics SU-v75 and matching tuner
    CDP: Technics SL-PC20
    Cables: Monoprice, Monster, Acoustic Research, and a few generic ones
    TT: Technics SL-3200, direct drive
    Cartridge: Shure M97xE

    Pc gaming setup
    Receiver/amp: Yamaha RX-V665
    Computer: Lenovo g50 (soon to be upgraded to a Dell Precision 690 which is far from stock!!)
    Interconnects: Amazon basics HDMI, Acoustic Research HDMI, Monoprice speaker cables
    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR75s

    Random equipment on standby:
    Onkyo TX-v940, JBL woofers and tweeters, single Klipsch KG .5, Yamaha guitar amplifier, Peavey Rage 158 guitar amplifier, Kicker comp 12” subwoofer, single Bose 802 series II, a whole bunch of 1”-3” full range drivers, Infinity Crescendo 3007s (on sale), Polk LSi25s
    txcoastal1 wrote: »

    You don't tell her you read the manual, and you tell her you know what the problem is, and you fixed it, because that what men do, fix things
    sure it has a flat response, and sure it has a lot of detail, and yes, it has good and clear lows. But is it enjoyable to listen to? Does it make you grin ear to ear? That’s what really matters.
    Seen somewhere on AudioKarma (I think)
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,045
    These are my two favorite funny stylus damage stories, shared by two cool and funny guys. Still makes me laugh B)
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Well since I am half blind with no glasses I thought that I had lifted the tone arm off of the eraser, but nooooooo! Swung it over and the stylus bent over 45 degrees out of place. I bent it back but it is still off center. So what should I replace it with? Amazon has the stylus for 32 bucks, the whole damned cartridge is like 39!
    voltz wrote: »
    I did that myself once, ripped the stylus clean off my cartridge after having just started listening to it, was putting on another record with a micro cloth as not to touch it and as I pulled the cloth away it grabbed the stylus and snapped it off. I had just changed my Red Orotofon to a blue.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 1,016
    msg wrote: »
    These are my two favorite funny stylus damage stories, shared by two cool and funny guys. Still makes me laugh B)
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Well since I am half blind with no glasses I thought that I had lifted the tone arm off of the eraser, but nooooooo! Swung it over and the stylus bent over 45 degrees out of place. I bent it back but it is still off center. So what should I replace it with? Amazon has the stylus for 32 bucks, the whole damned cartridge is like 39!
    voltz wrote: »
    I did that myself once, ripped the stylus clean off my cartridge after having just started listening to it, was putting on another record with a micro cloth as not to touch it and as I pulled the cloth away it grabbed the stylus and snapped it off. I had just changed my Red Orotofon to a blue.

    :# neither of those make me laugh. It makes me sad when I see good audio gear destroyed, accidentally or otherwise.
    2 channel
    Speakers: Mission 770 Freedoms
    Integrated amp: Technics SU-v75 and matching tuner
    CDP: Technics SL-PC20
    Cables: Monoprice, Monster, Acoustic Research, and a few generic ones
    TT: Technics SL-3200, direct drive
    Cartridge: Shure M97xE

    Pc gaming setup
    Receiver/amp: Yamaha RX-V665
    Computer: Lenovo g50 (soon to be upgraded to a Dell Precision 690 which is far from stock!!)
    Interconnects: Amazon basics HDMI, Acoustic Research HDMI, Monoprice speaker cables
    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR75s

    Random equipment on standby:
    Onkyo TX-v940, JBL woofers and tweeters, single Klipsch KG .5, Yamaha guitar amplifier, Peavey Rage 158 guitar amplifier, Kicker comp 12” subwoofer, single Bose 802 series II, a whole bunch of 1”-3” full range drivers, Infinity Crescendo 3007s (on sale), Polk LSi25s
    txcoastal1 wrote: »

    You don't tell her you read the manual, and you tell her you know what the problem is, and you fixed it, because that what men do, fix things
    sure it has a flat response, and sure it has a lot of detail, and yes, it has good and clear lows. But is it enjoyable to listen to? Does it make you grin ear to ear? That’s what really matters.
    Seen somewhere on AudioKarma (I think)
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,444
    edited June 3
    just gotta wait for parental approval. I wish I didn’t have to wait for them to talk about it, but oh well.
    Oh yeah, I almost forgot, Thanks so much dude!



    You are not allowed to accept audio candy from strangers?


    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk Signature S60's
    Cables: Wireworld Eclipse IC, Audio Art IC3; Speaker cable LA International SS-800; PS Audio AC-3 power cords; All into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; SDA2BTL's, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage.

    Political memes posted as fact and accepted as fact, are sign language of the ignorant, for the ignorant

    We use to lock up the mental cases to protect the children. Now we lock the children up to protect them from the mental cases.

  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 1,016
    You are not allowed to accept audio candy form strangers?

    Depend s on what my parents decide. They both are leaning towards yes I think...
    2 channel
    Speakers: Mission 770 Freedoms
    Integrated amp: Technics SU-v75 and matching tuner
    CDP: Technics SL-PC20
    Cables: Monoprice, Monster, Acoustic Research, and a few generic ones
    TT: Technics SL-3200, direct drive
    Cartridge: Shure M97xE

    Pc gaming setup
    Receiver/amp: Yamaha RX-V665
    Computer: Lenovo g50 (soon to be upgraded to a Dell Precision 690 which is far from stock!!)
    Interconnects: Amazon basics HDMI, Acoustic Research HDMI, Monoprice speaker cables
    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR75s

    Random equipment on standby:
    Onkyo TX-v940, JBL woofers and tweeters, single Klipsch KG .5, Yamaha guitar amplifier, Peavey Rage 158 guitar amplifier, Kicker comp 12” subwoofer, single Bose 802 series II, a whole bunch of 1”-3” full range drivers, Infinity Crescendo 3007s (on sale), Polk LSi25s
    txcoastal1 wrote: »

    You don't tell her you read the manual, and you tell her you know what the problem is, and you fixed it, because that what men do, fix things
    sure it has a flat response, and sure it has a lot of detail, and yes, it has good and clear lows. But is it enjoyable to listen to? Does it make you grin ear to ear? That’s what really matters.
    Seen somewhere on AudioKarma (I think)
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,326
    If it's a matter of security, have it sent to a PO box... Or your father's place of business. Easy peasy
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,457
    None of the regulars here would do anything malicious with your address, rest easy.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 1,016
    Nightfall wrote: »
    None of the regulars here would do anything malicious with your address, rest easy.

    I know, but my parents think it’s kinda strange that you guys send each other gear and stuff. Oh well.
    Do you want me to pay for shipping?
    Thanks again!!
    2 channel
    Speakers: Mission 770 Freedoms
    Integrated amp: Technics SU-v75 and matching tuner
    CDP: Technics SL-PC20
    Cables: Monoprice, Monster, Acoustic Research, and a few generic ones
    TT: Technics SL-3200, direct drive
    Cartridge: Shure M97xE

    Pc gaming setup
    Receiver/amp: Yamaha RX-V665
    Computer: Lenovo g50 (soon to be upgraded to a Dell Precision 690 which is far from stock!!)
    Interconnects: Amazon basics HDMI, Acoustic Research HDMI, Monoprice speaker cables
    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR75s

    Random equipment on standby:
    Onkyo TX-v940, JBL woofers and tweeters, single Klipsch KG .5, Yamaha guitar amplifier, Peavey Rage 158 guitar amplifier, Kicker comp 12” subwoofer, single Bose 802 series II, a whole bunch of 1”-3” full range drivers, Infinity Crescendo 3007s (on sale), Polk LSi25s
    txcoastal1 wrote: »

    You don't tell her you read the manual, and you tell her you know what the problem is, and you fixed it, because that what men do, fix things
    sure it has a flat response, and sure it has a lot of detail, and yes, it has good and clear lows. But is it enjoyable to listen to? Does it make you grin ear to ear? That’s what really matters.
    Seen somewhere on AudioKarma (I think)
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 3,562
    Great entry level/starter cartridge, that is good enough to very well be the last cartridge that you buy. Can't really go wrong with Shure, even though they decided to step out of the vinyl cartridge game.

    Attaboy @Nightfall, you're hooking him up proper! :)
    Nightfall wrote: »
    I might be getting you into a Shure M97XE, still working on it. It's a $100 cart new so nothing special but it's a good cart none the less.

    Got Dayens?
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,444
    I use that same cart on my Technics SL1350. Matches very well with vintage Tech TT's.

    Kudos to NF.


    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk Signature S60's
    Cables: Wireworld Eclipse IC, Audio Art IC3; Speaker cable LA International SS-800; PS Audio AC-3 power cords; All into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; SDA2BTL's, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage.

    Political memes posted as fact and accepted as fact, are sign language of the ignorant, for the ignorant

    We use to lock up the mental cases to protect the children. Now we lock the children up to protect them from the mental cases.

  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 1,016
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Great entry level/starter cartridge, that is good enough to very well be the last cartridge that you buy. Can't really go wrong with Shure, even though they decided to step out of the vinyl cartridge game.

    Attaboy @Nightfall, you're hooking him up proper! :)
    Nightfall wrote: »
    I might be getting you into a Shure M97XE, still working on it. It's a $100 cart new so nothing special but it's a good cart none the less.

    Definitely will be the last for a long time.
    I use that same cart on my Technics SL1350. Matches very well with vintage Tech TT's.

    Kudos to NF.

    Awesome! Can’t wait to try it!

    Thanks again Nightfall!
    2 channel
    Speakers: Mission 770 Freedoms
    Integrated amp: Technics SU-v75 and matching tuner
    CDP: Technics SL-PC20
    Cables: Monoprice, Monster, Acoustic Research, and a few generic ones
    TT: Technics SL-3200, direct drive
    Cartridge: Shure M97xE

    Pc gaming setup
    Receiver/amp: Yamaha RX-V665
    Computer: Lenovo g50 (soon to be upgraded to a Dell Precision 690 which is far from stock!!)
    Interconnects: Amazon basics HDMI, Acoustic Research HDMI, Monoprice speaker cables
    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR75s

    Random equipment on standby:
    Onkyo TX-v940, JBL woofers and tweeters, single Klipsch KG .5, Yamaha guitar amplifier, Peavey Rage 158 guitar amplifier, Kicker comp 12” subwoofer, single Bose 802 series II, a whole bunch of 1”-3” full range drivers, Infinity Crescendo 3007s (on sale), Polk LSi25s
    txcoastal1 wrote: »

    You don't tell her you read the manual, and you tell her you know what the problem is, and you fixed it, because that what men do, fix things
    sure it has a flat response, and sure it has a lot of detail, and yes, it has good and clear lows. But is it enjoyable to listen to? Does it make you grin ear to ear? That’s what really matters.
    Seen somewhere on AudioKarma (I think)
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,457
    Before we go forward I need to know if you or your Dad knows how to install a cartridge properly.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 1,016
    edited June 3
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Before we go forward I need to know if you or your Dad knows how to install a cartridge properly.

    My dad might, I think I do as well, but I will have to double check with a YouTube video or something.
    I believe it is something along the lines of this:
    1: remove cartridge mount and then remove old cart
    2: screw the new cart into the mount, leaving on the stylus protector (?)
    3: make sure it is aligned with a protractor
    4: use a scale to set the weight of the tone arm (we have a scale built for this already)
    5: play music to test
    Am I correct, half and half, or did I totally fail the class?
    Edit: oh I just realized it would probably help to put the mount back on the tone arm :# :lol:
    2 channel
    Speakers: Mission 770 Freedoms
    Integrated amp: Technics SU-v75 and matching tuner
    CDP: Technics SL-PC20
    Cables: Monoprice, Monster, Acoustic Research, and a few generic ones
    TT: Technics SL-3200, direct drive
    Cartridge: Shure M97xE

    Pc gaming setup
    Receiver/amp: Yamaha RX-V665
    Computer: Lenovo g50 (soon to be upgraded to a Dell Precision 690 which is far from stock!!)
    Interconnects: Amazon basics HDMI, Acoustic Research HDMI, Monoprice speaker cables
    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR75s

    Random equipment on standby:
    Onkyo TX-v940, JBL woofers and tweeters, single Klipsch KG .5, Yamaha guitar amplifier, Peavey Rage 158 guitar amplifier, Kicker comp 12” subwoofer, single Bose 802 series II, a whole bunch of 1”-3” full range drivers, Infinity Crescendo 3007s (on sale), Polk LSi25s
    txcoastal1 wrote: »

    You don't tell her you read the manual, and you tell her you know what the problem is, and you fixed it, because that what men do, fix things
    sure it has a flat response, and sure it has a lot of detail, and yes, it has good and clear lows. But is it enjoyable to listen to? Does it make you grin ear to ear? That’s what really matters.
    Seen somewhere on AudioKarma (I think)
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,457
    You should practice with your broken cartridge.

    It looks like you'll be getting the Shure, I'll keep you updated when it goes out nobody is in a rush right?
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 1,016
    Nightfall wrote: »
    You should practice with your broken cartridge.

    It looks like you'll be getting the Shure, I'll keep you updated when it goes out nobody is in a rush right?

    I am most definitely not in a rush.
    I will practice with my old cart tonight once I finish tidying up my room a bit.
    Thanks!
    2 channel
    Speakers: Mission 770 Freedoms
    Integrated amp: Technics SU-v75 and matching tuner
    CDP: Technics SL-PC20
    Cables: Monoprice, Monster, Acoustic Research, and a few generic ones
    TT: Technics SL-3200, direct drive
    Cartridge: Shure M97xE

    Pc gaming setup
    Receiver/amp: Yamaha RX-V665
    Computer: Lenovo g50 (soon to be upgraded to a Dell Precision 690 which is far from stock!!)
    Interconnects: Amazon basics HDMI, Acoustic Research HDMI, Monoprice speaker cables
    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR75s

    Random equipment on standby:
    Onkyo TX-v940, JBL woofers and tweeters, single Klipsch KG .5, Yamaha guitar amplifier, Peavey Rage 158 guitar amplifier, Kicker comp 12” subwoofer, single Bose 802 series II, a whole bunch of 1”-3” full range drivers, Infinity Crescendo 3007s (on sale), Polk LSi25s
    txcoastal1 wrote: »

    You don't tell her you read the manual, and you tell her you know what the problem is, and you fixed it, because that what men do, fix things
    sure it has a flat response, and sure it has a lot of detail, and yes, it has good and clear lows. But is it enjoyable to listen to? Does it make you grin ear to ear? That’s what really matters.
    Seen somewhere on AudioKarma (I think)
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,603
    Josh is just being a pusher, he gives you nibbles till your addicted

    and tell your dad we're not the boogieman , they call us Baba Yaga
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 1,016
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Josh is just being a pusher, he gives you nibbles till your addicted

    LOL yep looking forward to being addicted, although I may not say that when I’m there.
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    and tell your dad we're not the boogieman , they call us Baba Yaga

    He doesn’t think you guys are, he just is being on the cautious side of things, ya know?
    2 channel
    Speakers: Mission 770 Freedoms
    Integrated amp: Technics SU-v75 and matching tuner
    CDP: Technics SL-PC20
    Cables: Monoprice, Monster, Acoustic Research, and a few generic ones
    TT: Technics SL-3200, direct drive
    Cartridge: Shure M97xE

    Pc gaming setup
    Receiver/amp: Yamaha RX-V665
    Computer: Lenovo g50 (soon to be upgraded to a Dell Precision 690 which is far from stock!!)
    Interconnects: Amazon basics HDMI, Acoustic Research HDMI, Monoprice speaker cables
    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR75s

    Random equipment on standby:
    Onkyo TX-v940, JBL woofers and tweeters, single Klipsch KG .5, Yamaha guitar amplifier, Peavey Rage 158 guitar amplifier, Kicker comp 12” subwoofer, single Bose 802 series II, a whole bunch of 1”-3” full range drivers, Infinity Crescendo 3007s (on sale), Polk LSi25s
    txcoastal1 wrote: »

    You don't tell her you read the manual, and you tell her you know what the problem is, and you fixed it, because that what men do, fix things
    sure it has a flat response, and sure it has a lot of detail, and yes, it has good and clear lows. But is it enjoyable to listen to? Does it make you grin ear to ear? That’s what really matters.
    Seen somewhere on AudioKarma (I think)
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