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Turntables in mastering rooms
Old 19th June 2005
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Turntables in mastering rooms

What model turntable, if any, are you guys using in your mastering rooms for reference etcet?
Old 20th June 2005
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i love this record player.

http://www.walkeraudio.com/proscenium_turntable.htm

it sounds like listening back thru the signal chain to the 1/2 track.
Old 2nd March 2011
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KAB modified Technics SL-1200mk2 - TECHNICS SL-1200 MK5 33 45 RPM TURNTABLE AT KABUSA.COM
with Ortofon 2M Bronze cartridge and
Simaudio Moon LP5.3 balanced phono preamp

Best regards,
Steve Berson
Old 2nd March 2011
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Rega P3 table w/glass platter, RB300 arm, Dynavector 10x4 MC cartridge.

Not the most awesome in the universe, but pretty darn decent. I don't get too much of the plastic stuff in anymore or I'd upgrade to a Scout or something.
Old 2nd March 2011
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i love this record player.

Proscenium Turntable

it sounds like listening back thru the signal chain to the 1/2 track.
"Arm Wiring - Sourced from a bio-medical laboratory. This is the same ultra-pure solid core silver wire with ultra pure clear .001 inch Teflon insulation that is used in medical research to connect the ear to the brain. Directionally wired for improved sound."

All this time I've been using nerves to connect the ear to the brain!

What will they think of next?

Using an SL1200 with V15-V. Whatever arm wire it came with, I'm sure it's not audiophile approved.


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Old 2nd March 2011
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We have a Gyrodec.......can't tell you about the wires etc.......sounds great......
Old 2nd March 2011
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I play them of the lathe, the arm is an SME (dunno th emodel number M2 - 9 perhaps,, it has a stanton 681? EEE cartridge...something like that anyway
Old 2nd March 2011
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Micro Seiki BL-51 with SME III arm and Ortofon super OM 10 cartridge.
Plus an Esoteric Sound (adapted Technics 1200?) turntable for 78 rpm's
Old 2nd March 2011
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Pro-Ject Debut III with Ortofon Night Club E and OM5E pickups. It's connected to a Pro-Ject Phono Box since the RIAA preamp in the Marantz didn't quite cut it, and I needed the flexibility.

I must admit I'm a bit of a visual slut, it looks quite cool, too:
http://www.onlinemastering.dk/references.html
Old 2nd March 2011
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Best audiophile cartridge for a 1200 tonearm

What cartridge/needle would be best for making recordings of various old & new vinyl? (without resorting to silly money status) Stanton / Ortofon / Shure / etc...
Old 2nd March 2011
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As you can see, a lot of people here like Ortofon, but that's just the brand. There are many different types to choose from.

Choice of pickup will make a bigger change to the sound than anything else.
Old 2nd March 2011
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Systemdek I believe II. Linn K-18 Cartridge, SME Tone Arm with brass bearing, just some silver wire I placed in myself as well as converting it to RCA connectors. Audio Research PH3 for phono stage.

Also have 4 tech 1200's and used the Linn K18 for a DJ mix before. The 1200s sound great if you take the time to set them up right, and maybe even more pitch stable than the belt drive. Sysdek is quiter and hits bass better though.
Old 2nd March 2011
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Wouldn't a moving coil setup be better for vinyl recording? (I have an excellent perreaux phono preamp with lots of settings). I am confident that if the recording is a little on the thin side I can fatten it up later.
Old 2nd March 2011
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I've got two, one for work and one for fun.
Work is a Technics SP-15 with a pair of arms, one 9" and one 12" for playing larger transcription discs and Stanton 680EEE with about a dozen stylus. I have a home made preamp with variable turnover frequencies for wacky old discs.
For fun I have an SP-1000 MKII with an EPA-500 MKII tonearm and a Decca London Gold Cartridge.

All the best,
-mark
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Old 2nd March 2011
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Heh heh
Old 2nd March 2011
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Originally Posted by neve1073 View Post
What model turntable, if any, are you guys using in your mastering rooms for reference etcet?
And for pleasure too ...

Nottingham Analogue Hyperdeck; Origin Live Encounter arm; Transfiguration Spirit III Cartridge; Whest0.20 phono stage or the one in the new Viva tube pre-amp.
Old 2nd March 2011
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I have 2 modded sl1200's with ortofon's. I also have a classic marantz with pickering vx15 (?) cartridge but that is just for looks.
I never use the 1200's anymore but i have 'm for over 20 years and so i don't sell 'm.

But i'm wondering actually why would one need a turntable in a masteringstudio? vinyl to digital format conversion or playback of vinyl that was cut or just mastered at your place? I know i never used it for mastering.
Old 2nd March 2011
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i'm wondering actually why would one need a turntable in a mastering studio?
* archival transfers of vinyl records to digital
* playback of test cuts (for studios with lathes)
* playback of test pressings or acetate references for clients
* referencing sounds of records
* listening for pleasure

Best regards,
Steve Berson
Old 2nd March 2011
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* archival transfers of vinyl records to digital
* playback of test cuts (for studios with lathes)
* playback of test pressings or acetate references for clients
* referencing sounds of records
* listening for pleasure

Best regards,
Steve Berson
* creating DJ Mix CDs.
Old 2nd March 2011
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We've got a vintage Micro Seiki DDX-1000 that Nick went to great pains to restore and set up properly.

It sounds amazing.

Micro Seiki DDX-1000 Owners Manual, Service Manual, Schematics, Free Download | Vinyl Engine

Mainly just enjoy listening to it through the analog monitor path in Studio B.

I'll never forget the OMG look on Nick's face the first time he heard pre-digital vinyl on it!

From time to time we get vinyl transfers to do, including 16" transcription discs.

JT
Old 2nd March 2011
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i have...
5x moded technics sl-1200/1210 mk2.
1x moded stanton st.150.

carts...i have..
2x Audio-Technica ATP-2
1x Audio-Technica AT150MLX
1x Audio-Technica AT13ea
1x Audio-Technica AT221ep
1x Stanton 680 II EL
1x Stanton 680.v3
1x Stanton 681 eee MK3
1x Pickering P/AC-1 with DAT2 stylus.
1x Shure M91ED with N44-7.
Ortofon SH-4
Audio-Technica AT6101
Glowtronics & Stanton slipmats

**************THIS IS HOW IT SOUNDS::::::::
Player - Baby Come Back 1978 (Philips 9124370)
with my super modified Stanton ST.150
http://www.mediafire.com/?wx33v2l6m4yf3jq
*******************
EW&F-LetsGroove.rar
1981 - CBS 14-1519
AT150MLX with my super modified Technics SL-1200MK2-A.
@ 96KHz 24-Bits, with my super modified Drawmer M-Clock.
Old 2nd March 2011
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Pro-ject Debut III + Trigon Vanguard II phono preamp + ZYX RS20-02H cartridge.
Old 2nd March 2011
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TimeTravel , nice needle .. :-)
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EMT 948 with modified vdH cart.
Old 2nd March 2011
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TimeTravel , nice needle .. :-)
I think I have that exact player. I'll have to look in the basement....under the pile...


GR
Old 2nd March 2011
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* archival transfers of vinyl records to digital
* playback of test cuts (for studios with lathes)
* playback of test pressings or acetate references for clients
* referencing sounds of records
* listening for pleasure
My reasons exactly........but inverse order.......not to mention a tidy tax write off........
Old 3rd March 2011
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Michelle Gyrodec with Origin Live RB250 arm, Audio Technica OC9ML pickup, Graham Slee elevator & Era Gold RIAA.

Sounds pretty decent.

We also run an EMT 948 with SME arms and custom made stylii from Expert Stylus Comnapy for digitizing 78 discs.

Cheers,
Thor
Old 3rd March 2011
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There's a stock 1200 mk3 here but mostly I play records on the lathe. SME 3012 arm with a Grado Black1 cartridge & some generic headshell.
Old 3rd March 2011
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We've got a vintage Micro Seiki DDX-1000 that Nick went to great pains to restore and set up properly.

It sounds amazing.

Micro Seiki DDX-1000 Owners Manual, Service Manual, Schematics, Free Download | Vinyl Engine

Mainly just enjoy listening to it through the analog monitor path in Studio B.

I'll never forget the OMG look on Nick's face the first time he heard pre-digital vinyl on it!

From time to time we get vinyl transfers to do, including 16" transcription discs.

JT
Almost the same here.

Great turntable and arm.

Ortofon cartridge Products - Cartridges - 2M Black

PS phono preamp PS Audio - GCPH Phono Preamplifier : More Info

Turntable is mounted on an extruded aluminum and granite table with shock and noise isolator feet.
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