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Tardcore last won the day on March 18 2016

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About Tardcore

  • 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. I always just place the original sleeve inside the jacket and then the record itself inside the mofi sleeve and just put it all in the poly outer sleeve with the jacked in the front and the mofi sleeved record behind it. saves wear and tear on the jacket when removing the record.
  2. I assume that the Sonos Five input is intended for a line-level (a volume level that never changes) as opposed to the pre-amp output (a volume level that changes by turning the volume knob on your pre-amp) it's not ideal, but I think you should be able to find a volume level on the pre-amp that more or less matches the volume level the Sonos Five expects to see. Check your Sonos Five to see if there is any volume setting associated with the line input you are using. If you have another audio device that you can plug into the pre-amp for testing purposes, that would maybe help to identify if the issue is with the Sonos Five or the preamp.
  3. pricewise, it's pretty hard to beat a Kallax style shelf. if you're looking for something a little more bespoke, I'd check out Etsy. most of the woodworker types selling online are going to have some kind of presence there. It's a little rough because it seems like tagging the word "vinyl" to any furniture item increases the price tag 2-10-x these look ok for the price https://www.turntablelab.com/products/line-phono-turntable-station?variant=40148568997978
  4. NEVER STOP BEING A WEIRDO!!! I keep all the original packaging unless it's damaged for some reason. records go in new inner sleeves and jacket goes in new outer sleeve. just imagine 50 years from now when some collector is going through your collection and they're like wow...nice collection but I can't believe he threw away all the original record paper sleeves. trees don't exist anymore and those sleeves are irreplaceable.
  5. I don't think this is very good advice. Line Out should only output a static line level signal as opposed to a Pre Amp out which would provide a variable attenuated signal. You should get a headphone amp of some kind and plug it into the Line Out.
  6. I realized that I do 99.99% of my listening on my desktop setup so I have been building that up a bit. I might even ditch my main AV/stereo setup and free up a bunch of space in my living room. the updated desktop setup Kef LS50 Meta speakers Emotiva SE-8 flex subwoofer SMSL SU-8s DAC Technics SL1200GR (2m Blue) Mofi Studiophono preamp Omnitronic TRM-402 4 channel rotary mixer Emotiva Fusion Flex amp (variant of the 50 watt A/B mini A-100) all of the sources go into the mixer and then out to the sub/amp/speakers. That way all of my audio goes into a single amp and comes out the same set of speakers. I can throw on a record but still hear IM notifications while I'm working. The only thing I am unhappy with is handling all of the volume controls in the signal path between my PC and the amp.
  7. My setup isn't too different: Marantz TT-15s1 with the clearaudio cart Marantz PM8004 Monitor Audio RX8s I think you'd get more bang for your buck upgrading your integrated/speakers than the turntable. If you do some hunting, you can find one of the Marantz PM8xxx series integrateds in the $500 range. I had the PM5xxx and PM6xxx and the made in Japan integrated was a big step up. I don't really have any experience with those particular speakers, I would think you will get the biggest shift in sound by swapping in different speakers even above a new amp. Personally, I would like to try some Buchardt S400s or some thing form Zu Audio. THAT SAID I recently took a little walk down the dark path and picked up a Technics SL-1200GR currently fitted with a 2M Blue (I should have just gone straight to the 2M Black) and it's been a lot of fun to deal with a more user friendly turntable particularly for playing singles.
  8. NGD!!! Fender USA Mod Shop Telecaster Left Handed Lake Placid Blue Solid Rosewood Neck Locking Tuners Humbucker configuration
  9. the traditional and most effective solution is a shelf. Particularly if you live in an older place with wood floors, all the anti vibration doodads in the world may not solve the issue.
  10. This one really bummed me out. She was adorable, hilarious, and a complete badass. Not to mention the best rock and roll scream of all time. I finally got to see them at PRB back in 2015. Here's my favorite Muff's song: RIP
  11. Hey, you never know. Whoever bought this turntable probably grew old and died by now and his children may be looking to unload the turntable.
  12. mostly agree with the above. $500 puts you toward the bottom of a lot of the typical midrange selections. My personal upgrade path went from some Polk Monitor 70s to a pair of Monitor Audio RX1s that I got new on clearance for around $500. From there I moved to a pair of Monitor Audio RX8s that I found used on Craig’s List for $750. There are a lot of solid choices in the $500-$1000 range used market.

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