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Everything posted by Tardcore

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. NGD!!! Fender USA Mod Shop Telecaster Left Handed Lake Placid Blue Solid Rosewood Neck Locking Tuners Humbucker configuration
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Not vinyl related but I recently added some SVS Prime Elevation speakers to serve as front heights in my AV setup AV receiver - Marantz SR7012 Stereo Amp - Marantz PM8004 (powering Front L/R) Front L/R - Monitor Audio RX8 Center - Monitor Audio RX Center Front Height - SVS Prime Elevation Surround - Monitor Audio RXFX Subwoofer - Monitor Audio RXW-12 Sources - Apple TV 4k, PS4
  10. Roger. I’ve owned the Marantz PM500x, PM600x, and PM800x. The PM5/6 seemed pretty similar to me and are a reasonable purchase if you can find one at the right price. For a while Amazon Warehouse was selling PM5004s off and on for less than $200. Very good buy at that price. the PM800x series is a different story. It’s made in Japan along side the $$$ reference series and is far beefier than the 5/6 series. The feature set is basically the same with the exception of the 8 series having a power-amp only mode that allows you to integrate it with an AV setup. This is the route I personally recommend. You can find a used PM8004 or PM8005 used for around $500 if you’re patient (I’ve bought 2 for under $500). There’s one on EBay now in that range with less than a day to go.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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)
  16. be sure the tape out is selected. Usually you have to select the input and then tape1/2 to get sound output for recording.
  17. if you have a computer, you probably just need a turntable.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.

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