quick turntable question

George Allen gallen2@nescaum.org
Mon Oct 19 12:50:53 EDT 2009

The 1967 ampex would be the 440.  The 350 was one heck of a workhorse 
tho...  I don't recall it having tubes, but???

My fav for turntable would be the panasonic TECHNICS SP-10, back in 
the early-mid 70s.  Direct drive, "no" rumble, but not good for 
non-classical use [no torque, slow start].  We used them back then at 
WCRB with an SME arm.  I still have one that I use to put vinyl on CD 
for those keepers that I can't find a CD for.

As for the vinyl revival, that makes sense for material that is only 
on vinyl.  I can not understand those who insist it "sounds better" 
than a real CD [let's ignore MP3s here].  Yes, early CDs were not 
that great.  They were mastered from stuff that was EQ'd for vinyl 
and thus had boost on the high end.  I think it also took a while for 
the biz to realize that you needed to dither the signal with noise to 
avoid quantization distortion at low levels - mostly an issue for 
classical.  But it didn't take too long for the biz to figure all 
this out, and I'll take a CD any day over the equivalent on vinyl.

At 12:00 PM 10/19/2009, you wrote:
From: "Robert S Chase" <attychase@comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2009 13:29:27 -0400
Subject: Re: quick turntable question

Sounds like they are using exactly the same equipment they had back 
in 1967. Do they still have the dual Ampexs?  I'm trying to remember 
the model numbers, were they 250 and 350 perhaps? The second Ampex 
they bought in 1967 I believe was the first to use solid state electronics.

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