quick turntable question
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" <email@example.com>
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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