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Discussion in 'Home Audio (Stereo Systems)' started by spence, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. Hulakatt

    Hulakatt Supporting Member

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    Oddly, I have actually gigged a low volume gig with a cardboard box as a kick drum so no slight intended. I like the Gibralter wood hoops if you want to replace the bass drum ones with a matched set.

    I rebuild old drums BTW. I have a few Vistalite pieces but not a whole set. Eventually I want a jellybean kit :D
     
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  2. Mr.Hanky

    Mr.Hanky Supporting Member

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    Old ARC LS1 and D115 MKII.
    New VPI Scout 1.1 and Musical Surroundings Nova II

    Missing in pic is my old Mirage M3si's
     
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  3. Funky54

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    soulohio Member

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    what do you refer to?
    the bottom side heads?
    cool drum set and jam room Moby
     
  5. Hulakatt

    Hulakatt Supporting Member

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    Yes, the bottom side heads. There are two heads on each drum: Batter heads are the heads you hit and Resonant heads are on the other side. The 2 work together in unison to control the overall pitch, resonance and sustain of the drum. Sometime in the 70's or so, it became "cool" to remove the resonant heads and it kinda continues with folks who have started drumming but have not started tweaking or tuning their set yet. It's the drumming equivalent of buying your first pedal, it's just something to change the sound dramatically and, I suspect, it may have started initially so lower tier touring bands could nest the drums inside one another in a hurry to expedite tear down and packing the van after the show. The downside is that you lose a lot of resonance, sustain and the character of the shells by taking them off.
     
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  6. mikeratan00

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    My friend is a audiophile .. he got this for $100,000 KK turntable

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  8. Hulakatt

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    So many Rube Goldberg looking turntables in this thread!
     
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  9. Mayflower

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    Here's mine. sorry about the poor quality. I will try to find another.
    Late 70's Technics SL-1200 MK2 /76 Pioneer SX-1250 (using preamp only) 1966 McIntosh 240 (This came out of a very old studio that was driving the highend on playback monitors and had about 2in. of dust on it) 1984 Klipsch Heresy 1.5's birch finished in lacquer from long ago in mint condition (crossover model described by Crites with new caps from Bob)
    Denon CD/Cassette deck that is very functional but rarely used.
    Matching early Lane end tables consecutive serial number just like the Klipsch.
    Overall it is a very pleasing system. It did take me a while to tame the Heresy.... But with some research it appears I have it worked out. The bookshelf Sonys just happened to be sitting there.
    I also have a "B" System with a Marantz 2265B and JBL L96 that sounds really killer as well.
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    cool. heresy's are classic for a reason! pick up a tube preamp! in my experience, 90% of tube goodies come from the front end!
     
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  11. Mayflower

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    jnovac any good suggestions for a tube preamp that may fill the slot in this set up?
     
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    been perfectly satisfied with conrad johnson. scored a pv2 from a dealer for 225. but those days are long gone. you might get lucky. cj provides support at reasonable rates.
     
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  13. noctilux1

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    I like the Rube's
     
  14. rockinrobby

    rockinrobby Senior member Professional musician ... Gold Supporting Member

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    Vintage Mac 1700 / AR-2As / AR turn table / TEAC 6300 all late 60's..

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  17. Alchemy Audio

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    Technics SL-1200MK2, Bose 901 speakers, custom built 300B power amp, Rogue Audio Sixty Six preamp

     
  18. Beano Addict

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    VPI Prime
    Dynavector 20X2L cart
    Dynavector P75 MK3 phono preamp
    Arcam AVR350
    Definitive Technologies SM45 speakers
    Energy S10.3 subwoofer (same as Mirage Omni 10)

    And an Okki Nokki RCM
     
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  19. innocent_bystander

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    Just bought a vpi prime to replace my scout.


     
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  20. Beano Addict

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    Got back into vinyl in August. Initially bought a VPI Nomad version 2 which was a revelation. Upgraded to the Prime when I decided to go all-out.

    The Prime is understandably heads and shoulders above the Nomad in every sense. It truly is a purchase-once turntable, AFAIC. My plan is to keep it until I croak.

    Congrats on the new purchase. Hope you're enjoying it.
     
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