Phono Tour - Vista Audio Phono 2

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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 6,922
    Thanks.
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 6,922
    Received the unit today. Will inbox later and hopefully be able to put her thru the paces soon
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 6,922
    Skip, is Muncybob next? If so, one of y'all please let me know address and I'll get 'er shipped for the next participant.
  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 1,788
    If I am next please bump me down one slot...preamp still not back from the shop :(
    Yep, my name really is Bob
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 6,922
    This baby is shipped!
  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 1,788
    Looking forward to playing with this. Their website has suggested load/gain for some carts but of course mine being older(Shure V15 type V) is not listed...any suggestions?
    Yep, my name really is Bob
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 6,922
    Skip has a database on the 1st page of this thread that has the load and gain for various cartridges. He has two Shures listed and they are both 23kohm loads and 40 db gain, but neither is a V15. I used a Shure M91ED cart and I don't recall the load and gain I used off the top of my head, but I left the phono preamp with those settings, I seem to remember it was 47kohm load and maybe 50 db gain. It seems a bit difficult to find the load and gain settings on the internet for the V15 Type V, but I think I found the settings for the load on the Type IV - which appear to be 47kohm load but I couldn't find the gain on a quick search - didn't have much time sorry. I would try the V15 Type V with the 47 load setting that its currently set at, and try to look harder for the gain on the Type V. It may turn out its 50 db gain like the M91ED, I don't know, but if that's the case it would be set up when you receive it. You could talk to Skip about changing the load setting if you find its other than 47Kohm. Most MM carts are default 47kohm IIRC, but some have max benefits at other than 47. As Skip's database shows, the Shure M97XE has a load of 23kohm. The phono preamp is super easy to change once you understand the basic concept of the setting tabs.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,402
    Bump for those interested in this tour. It is currently on the last participant so you shouldn't have a long wait to get it.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: P3ESR, 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 3,116
    Tempting for the sole reason that if you are endorsing/carrying something, it's probably legit as ****.
    DSkip wrote: »
    Bump for those interested in this tour. It is currently on the last participant so you shouldn't have a long wait to get it.

    Got Dayens?
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,402
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Tempting for the sole reason that if you are endorsing/carrying something, it's probably legit as ****.
    DSkip wrote: »
    Bump for those interested in this tour. It is currently on the last participant so you shouldn't have a long wait to get it.

    LOL. Thanks for the vote of confidence. If it makes any difference, Boris (guy who designed this) works very closely with the guys at Dayens. Take a look at the Vista Spark and you will see the resemblance to the Dayens gear.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: P3ESR, 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 3,116
    Nice. Just looked it up, and also read some more about the Vista phono 2 pre. I'm really liking this "less is more" design approach.

    My exposure to phono preamps has been whatever is inside the DJ mixer I'm using, which I'm sure isn't great. With the exception of my MP2014 which sounds great with vinyl. Rane describes some of the features: "The phono RIAA filter accuracy measures +0.1/-0.2 dB from perfect. Included are 18 Hz high-pass infrasonic (rumble) filters with steep 18 dB/octave slopes and ultrasonic filters beginning roll-off at 50 kHz at a 12 dB/octave rate."

    Looks like the Vista has a few similar filters which can be engaged/disengaged at will. Seems like a quality piece. Price seems a little high, but what do I know.

    DSkip wrote: »
    LOL. Thanks for the vote of confidence. If it makes any difference, Boris (guy who designed this) works very closely with the guys at Dayens. Take a look at the Vista Spark and you will see the resemblance to the Dayens gear.

    Got Dayens?
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 299
    I'm game. Still go audiothesis to sign-up?
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,402
    Yes sir.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: P3ESR, 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • pablo_rodzpablo_rodz Posts: 303
    edited March 4
    I just saw this thread. Is it too late to join the tour? I’m researching to buy a phone pre amp. I’m in Richmond, TX

    Update - I have an Ortofon 2M Red
    HT:
    Projector - JVC HD100, 100" Fixed Screen, A/V Receiver - Pioneer Elite VSX-92TXH, Power Conditioner - Panamax M5300-EX, BluRay - Sony PS3, (2) ADCOM GFA 555 Bridged, Speakers - LSi 15, LSi C, LSi FX, Sub - 12" M&K VX-1250.

    Living Room:
    Schiit Saga, Parasound HCA-600, OPPO BDP-103D, LSi7
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,402
    Nope. Just follow the initial post's instructions and it should be good. This unit is about to move to a new member shortly and the list itself is very short at this point.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: P3ESR, 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,402
    pablo_rodz wrote: »
    I just saw this thread. Is it too late to join the tour? I’m researching to buy a phone pre amp. I’m in Richmond, TX

    Update - I have an Ortofon 2M Red

    Got it bud. You are second on the list. Anyone else who is interested should sign up now. As long as it is still on tour I can add you.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: P3ESR, 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
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