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Tardcore last won the day on March 18 2016

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About Tardcore

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    Picture Disc
  • Birthday 03/19/1980

Your Gear Setup

  • Turntable
    Marantz TT-15S1
  • Speakers
    Monitor Audio RX8
  • Amplifiers
    Marantz PM8004
  • Turntable Cartridge
    Clearaudio Virtuoso

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    Madison, WI

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  1. Jaime, Arya, And The Hound are basically the suicide squad. I’d like to see Arya abandon her vendetta v.s Cersei to help the Hound Kill his brother and Jaime step in to Queenslay his sister.
  2. Should list what speakers you're using as well. Most of the usual suspects in your price range will handle a wide range of speakers but some may not be rated for a 4ohm load.
  3. GRRM has said that the whole fire-proof thing is sort of a one-off (two-off?) trick. Fire-resistant may be more appropriate. John burned his hand way back in Season 1 when he saved Lord Commander Mormont from the wight.
  4. important to understand that a receiver is by definition a preamp + amplifier + radio receiver. Usually at minimum you need an "integrated amplifier" which is simply a preamp + amplifier. The "preamp" part of the equation is basically volume control. Products like PM5005 or C 316BEE are Integrated amplifiers and will work great for a vinyl setup as they also include a "phono preamp". a "phono preamp" is not to be confused with the "preamp" mentioned above.
  5. I “accidentally” bought a Marantz PM8005. I bid on it on eBay because it seemed too cheap and ended up winning. I might is it as a second amp to power my fronts (along with my existing PM8004)
  6. be sure the tape out is selected. Usually you have to select the input and then tape1/2 to get sound output for recording.
  7. if you have a computer, you probably just need a turntable.
  8. I assume you can ground to the preamp and the turntable should come with the appropriate cable. You’ll likely want to eventually upgrade the speaker end, but it’s a good start. The only other thing is that you may want something like a Schiit SYS if you still want to use the speakers with your computer and then switch source to the turntable.
  9. I owned a Marantz PM5004 and a PM6004 before eventually upgrading to a 2nd hand PM8004. If I had to choose between a PM5005 and the Rotel A10, I would probably go with the Rotel just because of the Preamp out/trigger feature that may come in handy down the road. THAT SAID, based on my own experience, I would recommend keeping an eye out for a used Marantz PM800(4/5/6). I see them come up used for around $500 (in the US) here and there and I am really happy with mine. Although, if you're in NZ/AU area, I understand that the prices/market for stuff like this is much different than in the US.
  10. If you think insurance will cover it, I would just run it hard and see if it fails. You could pull it apart and see if there’s visable water damage, but if it’s working now, it’s probably ok.
  11. I got a Marantz TT 15-S1 as a B stock from Music Direct several years ago and am completely satisfied. The Best Buy Magnolia in my area carries them. Given your recent experience, I’d say you have a good opening to ask for some $$ off.
  12. I used a Project Debut Carbon with the previous gen Monitor Audio Silver RX1s and eventually upgraded to a Marantz PM8004 I found for $500 from a dealer on ebay (probably leading up to the release of the PM8005). the PM800x series is made in Japan in the same factory as their reference series and is built like a tank. The PM600x and PM500x models are not even close to the quality. My 8004 is currently driving some Monitor Audio RX8s with a Marantz TT-15S1 turntable so it will easily scale up to higher end gear. I think they're up to PM8006 at this point, but I don't think they have changed much in the way of features. If you keep an eye on ebay/audiogon you can find similar deals in the $500-$600 range and I don't think you can do much better for the money.
  13. If you want to use an external preamp, plug it into the Aux input.