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  • SeleniumFalcon
    SeleniumFalcon Posts: 3,544
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    Evidently B&O is building 95 turntables to commemorate their 95th anniversary, selling for $11,500.00 each.


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  • skipshot12
    skipshot12 Posts: 1,030
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    Always loved the look of this table.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,680
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    Evidently B&O is building 95 turntables to commemorate their 95th anniversary, selling for $11,500.00 each.


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    Is that two arms?
  • SeleniumFalcon
    SeleniumFalcon Posts: 3,544
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    If I remember correctly the inside most arm is to help avoid having the tonearm come down on an empty platter. It also might help with playing different sized records.
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,187
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    the second arm, as @SeleniumFalcon intimates, is a sensor. All (?) of the b&o tangentials were so equipped (AFAIK).

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    The b&0 4004 (check, that, it's the 4000) is in the NY MOMA permanent collection (or it was, at any rate). They're gorgeous, indeed. They work(ed) pretty well, too.

    https://www.moma.org/collection/works/2483
    (I cannot help but to hear Jacob Jensen in my head intoned by a goofily stereotypical, singsong Scandinavian accent :/ Shame on me.)

    $11.5k doesn't seem outrageous in this day and age for such a piece -- especially coming from a company like b&o (who aren't exactly the entry-level/commodity sound bar kind of organization). :)

  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,187
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    Now you're just rubbing it in, @SeleniumFalcon
    ;)
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,187
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    aww, heck -- why not join the fun? ;)

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  • SeleniumFalcon
    SeleniumFalcon Posts: 3,544
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    ^ The handmaiden plays a record:

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,187
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    I just watched the video on b&o's site -- it's all heartwarming and stuff. :blush:
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,680
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    ^ The handmaiden plays a record:

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    You sure that's not a Manson follower..........Then again maybe they all "aged" out :#:#
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,187
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    I think I am gonna start a thread on this new/old b&o. Seems only fair...
    :D
  • aprazer402
    aprazer402 Posts: 3,113
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    Oops Copyrighted
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,481
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    While it may not be my dream TT, as I already have a decent one IMO, this one did make me do a double take. Very nice with clean lines - White J.Sikora Initial Max.

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • engie490
    engie490 Posts: 426
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    treitz3 wrote: »
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    While it may not be my dream TT, as I already have a decent one IMO, this one did make me do a double take. Very nice with clean lines - White J.Sikora Initial Max.

    Tom

    If I purchased that (fat chance), I wonder which Beatles' album I would play first? Hhhhmmmmm....
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  • newbie308
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    That raises an interest question. What is your goto album when you are testing out a new turntable or cartridge? Mine is usually Pink Floyd, "The Wall" but sometimes Jethro Tull, "Songs from the Wood".
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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 5,467
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    newbie308 wrote: »
    That raises an interest question. What is your goto album when you are testing out a new turntable or cartridge? Mine is usually Pink Floyd, "The Wall" but sometimes Jethro Tull, "Songs from the Wood".

    Judas Priest. What else?
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  • newbie308
    newbie308 Posts: 679
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    Turbo Lover?
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  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 3,032
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    newbie308 wrote: »
    That raises an interest question. What is your goto album when you are testing out a new turntable or cartridge? Mine is usually Pink Floyd, "The Wall" but sometimes Jethro Tull, "Songs from the Wood".
    From Pink Floyd, I like Wish You Were Here, and especially the title track. There are some audio ques I listen for.

    Brothers in Arms, from Dire Straits, is another...particularly side two.

    Aja, from Steely Dan, is yet another.
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  • engie490
    engie490 Posts: 426
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    Depends...

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  • newbie308
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    Billie Holiday has such a beautiful voice! She is definitely a good choice. I should have been more specific. In particular, I use the song, "Nobody Home". I listen for the television in the song. With a good cartridge and setup, I can more clearly hear what the woman says on the TV.
    Sources: Technics SL1200MKII | SME3009 Tonearm | Monster Alpha 1 MC cartridge | Oppo UDP203 disk player | Nikko NT-790 analog tuner | Musical Fidelity Trivista 21 DAC | Preamp: Threshold SL-10 | Amplifier: Threshold Stasis 2 | Speakers: Snell Acoustics C/V | Kimber 12-TC bi wire speakers | Analysis plus Oval 1 preamp to amp | Wireworld Eclipse 7 DAC to Preamp | Wireworld eclipse digital IC Oppo to DAC | Audioquest Quartz tuner to preamp |
  • Nex
    Nex Posts: 36
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    My dream is digital
  • gp4jesus
    gp4jesus Posts: 1,969
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    newbie308 wrote: »
    …I listen for the television in the song. With a good cartridge and setup, I can more clearly hear what the woman says on the TV.
    I hope this makes sense as it parallels.

    MFSL’s UHQR of “Dark Side of the Moon.”

    Per one of the guys that got me into this marvelous pass time so many years ago says “play the track that has a brief stretch of spoken words w/a ton of ‘verb &/or echo. You can “measure” a TT’s “information retrieval quality” by if or how well you understand that portion of the track.

    $0.02

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