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How do you know if your needle has gone bad?

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  • GrundleStiltzkinGrundleStiltzkin Posts: 29,085
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    Having a hard tim this morning thinking of something over the top faggy in colorection. I mean, most good house is pretty faggy by association.
    Random hard hitter, let you judge whether faggy.
  • GrundleStiltzkinGrundleStiltzkin Posts: 29,085
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    edited July 6
    Ha, problem solved.


    This is awful
    YellowSnow
  • DooglesDoogles Posts: 7,295
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    It hurts putting it in a vein

    YellowSnowGilbystaint
  • YellowSnowYellowSnow Posts: 9,316
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    Ha, problem solved.


    This is awful

    Kind reminds me of this classic ditty

    GrundleStiltzkin
  • GilbystaintGilbystaint Posts: 323
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    It's going to start to sound duller and less crisp especially on the highs. Age of carts can also be a problem. Even if they aren't in use the parts of a phono cart can degrade. If you have some valuable records in the collection just be safe and get a new one. They aren't that expensive for a decent phono cart.

    Thanks.

    Hey, were you aware of these super high end cartridges? This is 1% class shit.... --->>> https://www.needledoctor.com/analog/analog-components/Phono-Cartridges
    Oh yeah. Some people have stupid money for this hobby. I propose a luxury phono cartridge tax. I'm a pour so this is as fancy I'm able to afford. https://www.needledoctor.com/Rega-Exact-2-Cartridge
    Ran my Rega into the ground, just replaced with HANA SL
    Do you have a Rega TT as well @Gilbystaint ? The HANA is a moving coil so what phono pre are you running?
    Yes, we have an RP6. I am using a Linn Uphorik phono pre. I had a Heed unit for many years that was a great overachiever. You @YellowSnow?
    Damn @Gilbystaint , you've been holding back on us! @GrundleStiltzkin you can have a laff here, because I just got served in hi fi dick measuring.

    I got a RP3 a few years back (had a P2 for a long time before that). Went with the higher end (yellow, of course) Exact Cart though to try and get as close the P6 as possible. Both TT's have the same tone arm, but the P6 has some nice upgrades over the 3. I'm a big Rega fan and my next deck will probably be a P8.

    No separate phono pre amp for me at the moment. It's next on my list (looking to get a Parasound JC3 Jr.) I have a vintage McIntosh receiver from circa 1980 and those, of course, came with pretty decent internal phono stage. But getting a separate will definitely yield some more detail.
    Wow, went to work and needle hot talk exploded. Nice choice in McIntosh receiver. I am with you and think vintage is the way to go. Rega gives you a lot performance, the P8 is a real winner. I only listen to vinyl and am trying to justify going to clearaudio with the new tracer arm or staying in the Rega family. All the kids are grown.
    YellowSnow
  • YellowSnowYellowSnow Posts: 9,316
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    @Gilbystaint i just think you can't go wrong with a Rega TT. They are are so dang easy to set up and each price point seem to be better reviewed than Clear Audio, VPI, etc. Obviously both Clear Audio and VPI both make higher end players than the P10 that cost an arm and a leg.
    Gilbystaint
  • GilbystaintGilbystaint Posts: 323
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    @Gilbystaint i just think you can't go wrong with a Rega TT. They are are so dang easy to set up and each price point seem to be better reviewed than Clear Audio, VPI, etc. Obviously both Clear Audio and VPI both make higher end players than the P10 that cost an arm and a leg.

    This is exactly what I keep coming back to. I was listening to Herbie Hancock “Emprean Isles” and it just sounded so good with my unit. I can imagine how it will open things up with the RP 10 and the RB 2000 arm. This is going to be my last purchase.
    YellowSnow
  • GilbystaintGilbystaint Posts: 323
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    Plus @YellowSnow, they are just frickin’ cool looking!
  • YellowSnowYellowSnow Posts: 9,316
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    Plus @YellowSnow, they are just frickin’ cool looking!

    Check this out @Gilbystaint



    Gilbystaint
  • UW_Doog_BotUW_Doog_Bot Posts: 2,435
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    Swaye said:

    Goddamn, all of my e-friends here are audiophiles. Send me your old shit that isn't broken when you upgrade so I can get in on this fun. I have no shame in asking for second hand items from rich whites.

    I've got some used blankets for you...
  • UW_Doog_BotUW_Doog_Bot Posts: 2,435
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    No idea about vinyl what so ever but my dad's collection is one of those perfect collections that spans the 60's-80's that people mythologize. He's got a set up that cost about $10k back in the 70's from before he got stuck with a family. He continues to talk about giving it to me and upgrading all his stuff now and I quietly continue to agree to take it all off his hands and give it a good home. I'll come to you fucks for advice when it finally lands in my hands.
    YellowSnowGilbystaint
  • YellowSnowYellowSnow Posts: 9,316
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    No idea about vinyl what so ever but my dad's collection is one of those perfect collections that spans the 60's-80's that people mythologize. He's got a set up that cost about $10k back in the 70's from before he got stuck with a family. He continues to talk about giving it to me and upgrading all his stuff now and I quietly continue to agree to take it all off his hands and give it a good home. I'll come to you fucks for advice when it finally lands in my hands.

    Do you know what make of amplification and speakers are in his set up?
  • UW_Doog_BotUW_Doog_Bot Posts: 2,435
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    No idea about vinyl what so ever but my dad's collection is one of those perfect collections that spans the 60's-80's that people mythologize. He's got a set up that cost about $10k back in the 70's from before he got stuck with a family. He continues to talk about giving it to me and upgrading all his stuff now and I quietly continue to agree to take it all off his hands and give it a good home. I'll come to you fucks for advice when it finally lands in my hands.

    Do you know what make of amplification and speakers are in his set up?
    Nope! I'll be sure to grab some pics the next time I'm over there though.
  • UW_Doog_BotUW_Doog_Bot Posts: 2,435
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    Ha, problem solved.


    This is awful

    Why in god's name is this song 7 minutes long?!
  • GrundleStiltzkinGrundleStiltzkin Posts: 29,085
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    Ha, problem solved.


    This is awful

    Why in god's name is this song 7 minutes long?!
    Cuz poppers
    UW_Doog_Bot
  • UW_Doog_BotUW_Doog_Bot Posts: 2,435
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    Ha, problem solved.


    This is awful

    Why in god's name is this song 7 minutes long?!
    Cuz poppers

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