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  1. After ditching the idea of purchasing a whole new record player, I decided to treat myself to a new needle instead given how well my Project Debut III has treated me these past 10 years... I decided to upgrade the needle from a previously installed Ortofon OM20 to an Ortofon OM30... same cartridge I've been using and everything, so the switch out was incredibly easy... However, I've noticed since my upgrade, the cartridge appears to be sitting a lot lower than when I had my OM20 installed... I've recalibrated the tone arm several times and have the tracking set at 1.5 grams which is Ortofon's preferred setting for this needle... Does this look normal? Is the cartridge sitting lower because of the OM30 having a finer needle? I believe tracking force for the OM series is between 1.2 - 1.75 grams so I could always toggle that and see if it makes a difference, but have read I might be sacrificing sound quality if doing so, which kinda defeats the purpose of spending $300 on my replacement. Just looking for any input or if I may have received a bunk product... Thanks!
  2. Damn... talk about a string of bad luck Sorry to hear that brother... If it's any consolation, I reached out to the MxPx store and they are sending me new jackets! So might be worthwhile to send them an email and see if they can hook you up as well
  3. Definitely agree. I ordered all 3 records and all of them arrived with pretty gnarly corner bends and dents, and 2/3 of the jackets had seam splits up top... Super bummed to say the least. I messaged the MxPx Shop in attempt to secure some replacement jackets but haven't heard back yet... hoping for the best!
  4. I feel like such a fool missing out on the group buy for this one Was really hoping some variants would pop up in the US but the only release out there that I saw was for Revolver and Brooklyn Vegan... which ending up selling out rather quick... probably going to have to bite the bullet and just order from Redcreek... all the variants look too beautiful to pass up!
  5. Hey hey! Thanks for the reply Never even thought of that actually, so appreciate you bringing it up! Will have to see if I can test a pre-amp tube box out in the wild prior to ordering online... Because I like my record player sounding nice and crisp, And based off what I'm seeing review wise, Tubes give off a much warmer sound which I'm not really looking for... In the meantime though I think I'll be ordering the Pro and just using my current equipment until the time comes where I feel an upgrade is truly necessary. Thanks!
  6. Hey hey! Thanks for the reply I probably should have mentioned in my original post that I have already upgraded to the acrylic platter and switched the original stylus / cartridge out to an Ortofon Super OM20 which I've been using for the past ~5 years or so... I guess that's one of my reasons for wanting to upgrade since I've had the Debut III for so long and have pretty much gotten my fair share out of it... not to mention I just think the Debut Pro looks so damn sexy! Solid remarks though in regards to the pre-amps... other than the huge difference in price and how cool and sleek most of them look, I'm sure the actual upgrade in sound is probably very minimal... Given how my current setup is though, I unfortunately can't use my Sony's preamp because of limited space and the placement of my record player, not to mention the extremely short hardwired audio cables / grounding wire... Also appreciate the recommendation of adding an active woofer to my speakers... never gave that a thought before but will definitely look into it! Appreciate it!
  7. So the time has come that I'm finally due for an upgrade given I've had my Debut III for about 10 years now and am ready to sell it and get myself something a wee bit nicer and pricier... Given I've had close to zero issues with my current player I was looking at upgrading to the Pro-ject Debut Pro along with a new pre-amp... Below is my current setup and what I am looking at upgrading to... Current Set-up / Upgrade: * Pro-ject Debut III (Upgrading to Project-Debut Pro) * Pro-ject Audio Phono Box (Upgrading to Project Tube Box S2) * Sony STR-DH190 Receiver * Polk Audio T-50 Speakers My main question is really in regards to the new pre-amp I am wanting to purchase... Is that too much or too high quality for the setup I'll be working with, and if so, should I possibly settle on something a bit cheaper like the Pro-Ject Phono Box S2? Possibly any other recommendations? Thanks in advance!
  8. https://closedcasketactivities.com/products/end-cult-leader-gather-mourn-preorder
  9. Thinking about just cancelling my order at this point... Looks like the Brooklyn Vegan / Hard Times variant has been pushed to 8/5 now 😑
  10. Super early apparently... I was on the site @ 9:45 CST and they were already gone...
  11. Yikes! I completely forgot they had both releases tied into this thread, lol. My post is referring to the Rancid release...
  12. Got this in the mail a couple days ago and was amazed at how beautiful it looked... even better then the mock-up! Just got around to finally playing it after a thorough cleaning and can’t believe how horrible it sounds ☹️ Had some pretty gnarly surface noise throughout about half (if not more) of the album it’s almost un-listenable. What a bummer. Anyone else have this experience with their pressing?
  13. Appreciate the reply my man! Gonna keep trying for a colored copy for the time being, but if I strike out I'll definitely reach out. Thanks!
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