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Im looking to buy a new turntable soon, possibly from overseas. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Posted February 12, Other might chime in.
Best to ask the seller what kind of motor. Just to claify the previous, almost correct, statements: Old style synchronous motors were regulated by the mains frequency. Posted February 13, What options are there if the motor is 50hz AC and I want to use it in aus? Is there anyway to change the frequency or do you have to change the pulley? I think Aus is 50hz?
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Posted February 14, Hi Heman, Just to save confusion and give everyone something to go on, which TT are you looking to import and what is it's power requirement? Is it something like V - 50Hz?? The step-down transformer and adaptor have since arrived and they both work just fine. The Clearaudio Clever Clamp uses friction to hold your record on the platter preventing it from slipping and making that "wow" sound.
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And the clamp places no extra strain on your turntable's motor, unlike record weights. The Ikea Kallax offers four compartments that are perfectly sized to fit your vinyl records it will hold roughly albums.
There's also space for a turntable on top. If your turntable is sounding a little dull with a lack of high-end cymbals in particular, it could either be: it's not set up properly, or maybe it needs a new stylus. Most turntables allow you to replace the needle without needing to return the whole unit. Check your manual for the name of the replacement part. Even if your turntable is really old, there are usually third-party options for the most popular models.
Ready for a new turntable? A new model can not only give you better sound but usually better features, including a line-level out or maybe even USB connectivity.
A different cartridge is a great way to try a new sound without having to buy a whole new table. But of all the tweaks it's also the one most fraught with peril: headshell wires are delicate and it's easy to tear them off.
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Not confident? It's worth paying someone to do it for you. The Goldring E3 is the top of the company's entry-level series and offers a smooth, very balanced sound. It may not be obvious, but not all phono preamps are created equal. If your turntable has a switchable preamp input it's worth experimenting with a better one. While the headphone amp struggled driving our Sennheiser HD6xx, the unit might be worthwhile getting over the cheaper Alva Solo if you need a MC input.
New speakers or headphones are the biggest upgrades of all. It's also great with TV. Stepping up to a dedicated headphone amp means everything inside the box is designed to make headphones sound better. Getting a stereo amplifier enables you to connect hi-fi speakers, and this offers both better sound and true stereo separation. Most are fairly large but compact models can also be had.
The sky's the limit for how much you can spend on a pair of speakers.
Be aware, you'll need an amp or receiver to drive them. Honoring Native American culture Avera's Prairie Center played host to an artistic display honoring Native American history and cultural traditions on Monday. Mother of student who got in fight claims the officer used excessive force to break it up The mother of a girl involved in a fight outside a Rapid City middle school is Giving Hope Inc. Vinyl records making a comeback in Sioux Falls For the first time in more than three decades vinyl records sales are set to outpace CD sales. Find Us On Facebook.
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