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  1. Have you tried setting up the system at a different outlet...might be something wrong with the new wiring. Or could be bad RCA cable coming from the turntable...I believe the ground is inside the cable on the AT-PL50, as opposed to separate ground wire that you need to connect to a post. Does the buzzing stop when you touch the RCA cables where they plug into the speaker?
  2. If you're using cans a lot more than speakers, I would look at getting a dedicated phono preamp and headphone amp. Have you looked at Schiit? They have decent stacks you could pick up for a good price...like the Mani (phono) and Magnius (headphone). Then when the baby is older you could spend on quality speakers. But if speakers are your thing, people do like that Q line. Is that your general price range? I'd also look at Wharfedale Evo 4.1 or their Denton 80. Dali Oberon 3 could be good too. Though I think the Dentons and Oberons are rear-ported, so if you're cramming them up tight against a wall, it might make the bass a little sloppy.
  3. I have a few tables in the house, but my SL-1200 MK2 is my go-to. So smooth. And the build is so sturdy, you don't feel like you're going to break any delicate pieces. Plus, if you want different sounds or have a mono cart, it's super easy to interchange headshells.
  4. That's all stellar equipment. But if I was looking for a different setup, I would be looking at going in the opposite direction in terms of builds. If not, it's just a lateral move. Meaning, I'd look at direct drive decks (like Technics SL-1500C) with a moving coil cartridge (like AT33Sa). Then check out options for integrated tube amps (so many great ones out there). Klipsch would be fun to check out. I would just try something that has bigger bass drivers than the 5" on BP8s...like Wharfedale Lintons or KLH Model 5. Fun, fun! I'm jealous. Enjoy the ride.
  5. I currently use the Vincent PHO-701 in one of my systems, and it's excellent. Can't say enough about it. The tube output warms up things beautifully. Excellent detail. Separate power supply to cut distortion. Plus, I've moved to moving coil cartridges, and all the load/impedance option switches really let you dial in the sound. I've removed the 701 on a few occasions just to use the internal phono stages in amps, but I always end up putting it back.
  6. Is the static/noise happening just by switching to phono on preamp...or does the turntable also need to be powered on to hear it? Or is it only happening when dropping the needle?
  7. Are you talking about the Klipsch powered "PM" bookshelf speakers? I have a pair. As far as I know, you can't by-pass the internal amp.
  8. If you're into vinyl and want the best sound possible, I would stay away from AVR s...especially one without a phono stage. You'd essentially be buying it to just drive your speakers, and there are a ton of amps that could do that and sound better than an AVR. There are so many different routes you could take...new, vintage, integrated, separates...all could bring you great playback quality. What's your budget? And what kind of speakers do you have?
  9. I highly recommend stopping use of the Victrola. It's most likely damaging your vinyl. Upgrading to a regular turntable, amp, speakers is definitely not throwing your money away. You (and your records) will be thankful you did it.
  10. I would ditch it and grab something different. You could get a new Yamaha A-S301 or Cambridge Audio AXA35 or NAD C 316BEE V2 within your budget.
  11. Congrats on the TT! First question...why do you want to replace the stylus? Is it definitely worn out? Hearing distortion? Is it not tracking properly? If that's the case I would just buy the best replacement stylus I could afford for the TM14. However, if it plays fine and it's only a signature sound you're not in love with, I would throw as much money as I could at a different cart (heard good things about the AT / LP Gear T4P reference series). Then at least you'll have two carts to swap around for fun.
  12. Wifi doesn't compress music (different than Bluetooth tech). So whatever analog signal you feed that Sonos speaker, it will faithfully reproduce it digitally up to CD quality. Keep the signal as clean and strong as you can, your ears will thank you.
  13. Yep, that setup should give you music from the Sonos. Not sure if you're on a tight budget, but if you can swing it, I would strongly recommend putting money into a decent phono preamp. I personally haven't heard the Pyle, but for $18 and based on several reviews, any critical ear would find the end result very flat and bland. If you don't care about fidelity as much, then go for it. It will give you music. But if you want a more lively, accurate playback, get a better preamp. The fact is cheaper preamps aren't as good at applying accurate equalization to that weak phono signal (boosting the level isn't the only thing preamps do). Cheaper preamps can also introduce unwanted noise to the signal. I'd check out the Pro-Ject Phono Box E https://www.amazon.com/Pro-Ject-Phono-Box-Preamplifier-Black/dp/B01CZW87HS/ref=asc_df_B01CZW87HS/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=198101639455&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=18313380206388615666&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9032854&hvtargid=pla-383796770793&psc=1 Better yet, the Schiit Mani https://www.schiit.com/products/mani
  14. Agree with others here...I'd stop using the Jensen to play vinyl, it will only damage them over time. If you dig spinning records, get yourself a nice entry level table like Pro-Ject Debut Carbon, Rega Planar 1 or NAD C 558. Also, for the same price there are a ton of excellent quality used vintage tables out there. Your speakers and amp are good.

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