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About bluethumb

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  • Turntable
    Pro-Ject Debut III
  • Speakers
    Polk Audio RTiA1 (2), Polk Audio PSW 110
  • Amplifiers
    Marantz SR-63 Integrated Amp
  • Phono Preamps
    Parks Audio Budgie
  • Turntable Cartridge
    Ortofon 2M Blue
  • Turntable Speed Controller / Speed Box
    Pro-Ject Speedbox S
  • Interconnects/Wires
    Blue Jeans Cables LC-1 Interconnects

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  1. Yuuup, in for this one. I haven't listened to the singles just yet but as others have mentioned it has been long enough since new PR music to make this an impulse buy. I'll have to check out the new tracks tonight, plus in for the signed print (because why not).
  2. After 10 long years, the wonderful eponymous Girlfriends album is finally being pressed on vinyl for the first time – 15 tracks of noodley, mathy, posty goodness. I was waiting to post this until it had enough support, and it has recently surpassed its support goal on Qrates so grab one for yourself. Pre-order: https://qrates.com/projects/19522-girlfriends-s-t Stream: https://girlfriends.bandcamp.com
  3. This is sick, reminds me just a bit of Hot Cross at parts for some reason. I want to buy but the links look dead atm.
  4. Saw them last night in Beverly - I was lucky enough to be 3 rows back and overwhelmed with how incredible it was. Pre-ordered Circles real quick after the show.
  5. I feel like you just sold me on buying a new U-turn... and I'm not even looking for a new table, ha! And just to play devil's advocate, you can get a Debut (even the III I have now) sounding pretty good with a few upgrades. A possible third option would be to go for the 2M Blue. This will set you back roughly $220, but I've been super happy with mine for almost five years now and although I've never owned one, a quick search seems to favor the blue greatly over the red... I'd bet it gives the U-turn a run for it's money but you'd have the Debut maxed out - purchasing a "better" cart than the Blue would be a bit wasted on that table.
  6. If you really want to be sure you can always grab a cheapo scale (tracking force gauge) from Amazon to double-check https://www.amazon.com/s?k=force+gauge&i=mi&ref=nb_sb_noss_1
  7. If your stylus rested perfectly on the same plane as your media then you'd have an effective tracking weight of 0 (or pretty darn close). Considering that the balance point is way back by the opposite end of the tonearm, it makes sense that you'd see a bit of a dip passed the platter since you are purposefully front-loading 1.5g of force on the stylus end. Just to be sure - it was unclear to me from your description whether you set the tracking force or actual tonearm counterweight to a value of "1.5g". You used a tracking force gauge or other type of scale on top of your platter to measure the 1.5g under the stylus, correct?
  8. That's true with no modifications whatsoever, but it's not too difficult to imagine a layer of comparative processing either by catalog number, artist/album title, or even something more intuitive such as a web/page scrape to find keywords like "repress" or "reissue." We're talking pie in the sky wishlist functionality so I'd still like something like this. In all honesty I live in a collection of mostly smaller labels that don't do a ton of reissues so I hadn't thought of that - your point is totally valid though.
  9. Here's a wild one for you - this would sell me in half of a heartbeat: Keeping up with new releases can be daunting. I subscribe to many label email lists and things like VC/Reddit help, but I still miss releases fairly often. If your app could aggregate all of the record labels I have in my existing collection and provide a feed of new/upcoming records being released (maybe something like Discogs's "New Releases" feed, but personalized to the labels I have in my collection), I would fawn over that feature .
  10. Bringing this thread back to life, solely because a batch of these 7"s just popped up on Discogs and I snagged one. This little record has some serious jams on it.