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  • displayname
    displayname Posts: 1,142
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    jdjohn wrote: »
    I'm pretty stoked about this new-to-me Basis Audio 1400 turntable with a Rega RB900 tonearm. The chassis and platter are clear acrylic, so looking forward to hearing what this has to offer.
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    This will be my first tt with an off-board motor.

    This looks really cool! I haven’t heard of this company before, but that looks like some solid design philosophies.
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,232
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    That is neat looking for sure!
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 3,046
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    Thanks guys!
    Basis Audio is a German company that prides itself on tight tolerances. This 1400 tt is entry-level for them, but I was curious, and figured the RB900 arm alone was worth something.
    "This may not matter to you, but it does to me for various reasons, many of them illogical or irrational, but the vinyl hobby is not really logical or rational..." - member on Vinyl Engine
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  • gp4jesus
    gp4jesus Posts: 1,971
    edited July 2020
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    RB 900 looks near-identical to the RB300. Either are great tone arms
    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED Outlaw Audio 976 Pre/Pro Samsung BDP, Amazon Firestick, Phillips CD Changer Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside*; Ctr Ch outside BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside* & out 8 ga Powerline: LR woofers, inside* & out *soldered LR: Tri-amped RTi A7 w/Rotels. Woofers - 980BX; Tweets & “Plugged*” Mids - 981, connected w/MP Premiere ICs Ctr Ch: Rotel RB981 -> Bi-amped CSi A6 Surrounds: Premiere ICs ->Rotel 981 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3. 5 Subs: Sunfire True SW Signature -> LFE & Ctr Ch; 4 Audio Pro Evidence @ the “Corners”. Power Conditioning & Distribution: 4 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 5 Furman Miniport 20s *Xschop's handy work
  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 1,543
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    I thought Basis is an American company. Their website is not too clear, but indicates a New Hampshire address, which I suppose could be the distributor. Founder A. J. Conti was a very well regarded designer-builder. Nice looking tt.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,785
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    The guy I bought my Aragon amp from had this TT. He said it was the only one of its kind. I cannot say it is for fact. It didn't have any name on it I could find.
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  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
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    Looks like a modded Rega
  • aprazer402
    aprazer402 Posts: 3,120
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    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    The guy I bought my Aragon amp from had this TT. He said it was the only one of its kind. I cannot say it is for fact. It didn't have any name on it I could find.

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    Ivan, Do you know the maker/brand of the black cabinet? Vented, locking... looks nice. The LED's inside were probably added by the owner.

  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,785
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    aprazer402 wrote: »
    Ivan, Do you know the maker/brand of the black cabinet? Vented, locking... looks nice. The LED's inside were probably added by the owner.

    No I do not.

    Here is his HT
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    The plasma is just for TV. He has a screen and projector in ceiling not pictured.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
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  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,314
    edited July 2020
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    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    The guy I bought my Aragon amp from had this TT. He said it was the only one of its kind. I cannot say it is for fact. It didn't have any name on it I could find.
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    Good looking Record Player

  • gp4jesus
    gp4jesus Posts: 1,971
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    PT2: The tone arm on that table looks like a Rega - suggestive of the TT’s SQ.

    Very long story: Rega tone arms are some of, if not the industry’s most under rated arms. Real pain in the rear echelon to set up but worth the trouble because their “set and forget” nature. Near Lambo sound performance at just above Fiat 500 prices.

    Enjoy! Tony
    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED Outlaw Audio 976 Pre/Pro Samsung BDP, Amazon Firestick, Phillips CD Changer Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside*; Ctr Ch outside BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside* & out 8 ga Powerline: LR woofers, inside* & out *soldered LR: Tri-amped RTi A7 w/Rotels. Woofers - 980BX; Tweets & “Plugged*” Mids - 981, connected w/MP Premiere ICs Ctr Ch: Rotel RB981 -> Bi-amped CSi A6 Surrounds: Premiere ICs ->Rotel 981 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3. 5 Subs: Sunfire True SW Signature -> LFE & Ctr Ch; 4 Audio Pro Evidence @ the “Corners”. Power Conditioning & Distribution: 4 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 5 Furman Miniport 20s *Xschop's handy work
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 5,483
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    pitdogg2 wrote: »
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    Hey I have that exact same laundry basket!
    Gustard X26 Pro DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January. by Dr. Sardonicus
  • Dr_Wu
    Dr_Wu Posts: 320
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    Installed a new to me PS Audio power regenerator. Nice improvement in sound: vocal clarity, bass volume and definition - could probably do without the subwoofer at this point. My SDA-CRS+ have never sounded better. Everything I've done to clean up my power supply has really paid off. Huge thanks for guidance go to @DarqueKnight - you're the man, Ray!
  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 1,141
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    Dr_Wu wrote: »
    Installed a new to me PS Audio power regenerator. Nice improvement in sound: vocal clarity, bass volume and definition - could probably do without the subwoofer at this point. My SDA-CRS+ have never sounded better. Everything I've done to clean up my power supply has really paid off. Huge thanks for guidance go to @DarqueKnight - you're the man, Ray!

    Was about to like your post, then saw, “...could probably do without the subwoofer...”

    Make sad 😢

    Line purification and voltage regulation really does make a difference. Congrats on your purchase!
    CD Players: Sony CDP-211; Sony DVP-S9000ES; Sony UDP-X800M2 (x2); Cambridge Audio CXC

    DACs: Jolida Glass FX Tube DAC III (x2); Denafrips Ares II (x2)

    Streamers: ROKU (x3); Bluesound Node 2i and Node N130 w/LHY LPS // Receivers: Yamaha RX-V775BT; Yamaha RX-V777

    Preamps: B&K Ref 50; B&K Ref 5 S2; Classe CP-800 MkII; Audio Research SP16L (soon)

    Amps: Niles SI-275; B&K ST125.7; B&K ST125.2; Classe CA-2300; Butler Audio TDB-5150

    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR55; Focal Chorus 705v; Wharfedale Diamond 10.2; Monitor Audio Silver-1; Def Tech Mythos One (x4)/Mythos Three Center (x2)/Mythos Two pr.; Martin Logan Electromotion ESL; Legacy Audio Victoria/Silverscreen Center; Gallo Acoustics Reference 3.1; SVS SB-1000 Pro; REL HT-1003; B&W ASW610; HifiMan HE400i

    Turntable: Dual 721 Direct-Drive w/Audio Technica AT-VM95e cart

    Cables: Tripp-lite 14ga. PCs, Blue Jeans Cable ICs, Philips PXT1000 ICs; Kimber Kable DV30 coaxial ICs; Canare L-4E6S XLR ICs; Kimber Kable 8PR & 8TC speaker cables.
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,584
    edited July 2020
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    treitz3 wrote: »
    Those are to be connected directly to ground. Here is a snippet from the website...

    "Resistors are made in thick film technology. The resistive layer is applied to the ceramic molded body. Then it's drying with high temperature and encapsulated with silicon cement. After applying 0.8mm tinned copper wire, the resistor is almost ready to play, but for ultimate mechanical stability and the shielding advantages it's putted into the copper tube and flooded with the best quality resin. The use of copper tubing allows to drain interferences and this is why we used the third long leadout. It's connected only to the casing, having no contact with the signal transmitted by the resistor. The third leadout should be joined to the ground or "-" speaker input."

    Tom

    Thanks! I got two in 9.1 ohms in today. These things are heavy and look great.
  • Dr_Wu
    Dr_Wu Posts: 320
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    Could, not will! :) I have turned it down, though. And, thanks!
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
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    Very cool all sleek and out of the way.
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 5,483
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    Glad to hear the garage is done and rocking Dave!
    Gustard X26 Pro DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January. by Dr. Sardonicus
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
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    audioluvr wrote: »
    Glad to hear the garage is done and rocking Dave!

    Thanks Rob! Yeah finally have some time over the next couple of weeks! Nice to rock the system while working in the garage!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Antique Sound Labs AV8 Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • spongebobsquarepants
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    I installed the rasberry pi into wicked aluminum case!
    This made the wifi stop working.
    So I ran an ethernet cable to the router.
    I hastily enlarged a 3/8 hole in the floor to 5/8 so I could fit a premade cable, because I didnt want to drive to work to get an RJ-45 crimper on the holiday weekend.
    Roon interface is a lot faster than it ever was on wifi and I'm happy with how it worked out!
    But that hole in the floor is going to haunt me.
  • DaveHo
    DaveHo Posts: 3,484
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    No biggie. I've got 4 or 5 behind my racks. One of them is 2".
  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 8,013
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    Home Depot and Lowe’s and probably amazon sell plugs if the the whole really bothers you...wait, what are we talking about?!?
    Living Room 2.2: Usher BE-718 "tiny dancers"; Dual DIY Dayton audio RSS210HF-4 Subs with Dayton SPA-250 amps; Arcam SA30; Musical Fidelity A308; Sony UBP-x1000es; Squeezebox Touch with Bolder Power Supply
    Game Room 5.1.4:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Sony UBP-x700; Definitive Technology Power Monitor 900 mains, CLR-3000 center, StudioMonitor 350 surrounds, ProMonitor 800 atmos x4; Sub - Monoprice Monolith 15in THX Ultra

    Bedroom 2.1
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Polk RT25i; ACI Titan Subwoofer
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 11,059
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    Caulking comes in colors.
    ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 5,483
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    DaveHo wrote: »
    No biggie. I've got 4 or 5 behind my racks. One of them is 2".

    Perfect size for mice!
    Gustard X26 Pro DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January. by Dr. Sardonicus
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 11,059
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    audioluvr wrote: »
    DaveHo wrote: »
    No biggie. I've got 4 or 5 behind my racks. One of them is 2".

    Perfect size for mice!

    Or other creepy crawlers... :#
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 15,251
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    Good job.
    Lumin X1 file player, Westminster Labs interconnect cable
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD; Pass XP-22 pre; X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers; SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on source, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,696
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    Put some pants on, ya bum!