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  • Analog Vinyl Beans To Spill

    Given the multiple analog tape deck beans that have been spilled over the past few years, I figured it was time to share an analog vinyl acquisition.

    Joining my Basis Debut Vacuum and Basis 2800 vacuum TTs will be a third vinyl source.

    This source was chosen to allow the use of my Graham Phantom III on a dedicated TT along with a second arm capable tonearm mount for an additional arm (coming soon).

    This third TT will be used for some of my tonearm and cartridge evaluations in the future.

    The Turntable under discussion is the TW-Acoustic Raven Two (dual arm capable) with the Raven AC Power Supply.

    The Raven will sit on an SRA Ohio Class TT Platform.

    I mounted the Graham Phantom III and have this analog front-end system initially dialed in.

    Below are a Photo of the setup and a 60-second video of Lisa Gerrard (Dead Can Dance) singing.


    TW-Acoustic Raven Two, SRA Ohio Class TT Platform, Graham Phantom Three
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    Video of Lisa Gerrard (Dead Can Dance), 60-seconds:

    - Link: Analog Vinyl - TW-Acoustic Raven Two, SRA Ohio Class platform, Graham Phantom III test - YouTube‚Äč

    - Embedded Video


    Dre
    **************************************************
    Every day is a good day to play analog.
    - 12" 33-1/3 RPM or 45 RPM vinyl
    - 10.5" 15ips or 30ips tape
    **************************************************
    Every day is a good day for live music.
    **************************************************
    Every day is a good day to listen to music.
    **************************************************
    Industry Affiliation:
    Senior Writer, The Absolute Sound
    **************************************************

  • #2
    Very nice! Congrats!!!
    Analog: VPI Aries 3, custom suspension & platter interface || Magnetically stabilized JMW 10.5i || Ortofon A90, Verismo || Modded & fully shielded Pass XP-25 || VPI SDS speed controller || Magnum Dynalab MD-90SE/105 Digital: Spectral 4000SV Amplification: Spectral DMC-30SV || DMA-500AR Speakers: Custom MartinLogan Cabling: Shielded MIT Oracle 50ic,MA-X,90.1,Shunyata Alpha v2 Other: Shunyata Everest & Sigma/Delta cords; Isodamp, mumetal, 3M AB5100, Dynamat, Copper foil; Vishay diodes, resistors; Mundorf coils & capacitors

    Main System Link
    Second System Link

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    • #3
      Congrats Andre! I saw this video on YouTube in the last couple of days and was blown away by the presence felt even through computer speakers. I love my TW!
      Speakers: Horning Eufrodite Ellipse III on Stillpoints Ultra 5S feet
      Speakers: REL Acoustics G1 Mark II Subs (pair)
      Tube Amplifier: New Audio Frontiers Ultimate 211 Special Edition Monoblocks
      SS Amplifier: Plinius SA-Reference
      Preamp: TW Acustic RPA-100 Line Stage
      Phono Stage: TW Acustic RPS-100
      Turntable - TW Acustic Raven AC w/ Black Knight Anniversary Upgrades
      Tonearm: Kuzma 4-Point 14" with Air Tight Opus-1 Cartridge (w/ EM/IA 1:20 Silver Wire SUT)
      Tonearm: TW 10.5" with Miyajima Zero Mono
      Vinyl Care: Furutech DF-2 LP Flattener - Degritter Ultrasonic & VPI Cyclone RCM
      Tape: Tascam 42B-NB (Refurb by Soren Wittrup)
      Tape Stage: Doshi V.3 Tape Stage
      CD/SACD: Playback Designs MP-5
      Streamer/Server: Aurender N30SA, Ediscreation Silent Switch OCXO w/ Ediscreation Silver reference LAN cable
      DAC: Lampizator Golden Gate2

      Power Conditioner: (2) Silver Circle Audio TCHAIK 6
      Wire: Custom Furutech PC's + Audience Front Row IC's & Speaker Cables
      Tweaks: Stillpoints Aperture II Panels & Stillpoints Ultra 5S's & SS's sprinkled about - DS Audio ION-001 Vinyl Ionizer - SRA Scuttle III Rack, Massif Audio Design, SRA Ohio Class and Symposium Super Plus Platforms

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      • #4
        Congrats and enjoy Andre. I have been doing so for a long time.
        Turntable: TW Acustic TT with Ref motor & controller; Tri-Planar Arm; Ortofon Windfeld-Ti Cartridge, Harmonix-Combak platter mat & weight; PS Audio Stellar Phono Preamp; KLAudio Ultrasonic Record Cleaner.
        Digital: Bluesound Vault-2 Music Server & Streamer
        Amplification: VTL 6.5 preamp Series II, Pass Labs 150.8 Amp
        Loudspeakers: Piega C711 Loudspeakers
        Isolation: Symposium Osiris Rack; Symposium Platforms and Roller Blocks and grade 2.5 Balls
        Misc: Acoustic Revive RR-888 Low Frequency Pulse Generator, Synergistic Research 12 UEF SE Line Conditioner, Level 3 HC AC Cord and Level 3 Atmosphere power cords, Synergistic Carbon fiber wall plates, Synergistic Research Orange Outlet, Furutech NCF Booster Braces, synergistic Research Galileo and Atmosphere X Euphoria Level 3 Balanced ICs, Synergistic Research Euphoria Level 3 Speaker Cables, Synergistic Research Cable Risers.

        Sennheiser HDV 650 Headphone Amp; Sennheiser HD800s Headphones.

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        • #5
          Too many turntables (tape decks) is just enough! Congrats Andre!!!
          Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
          Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
          ________________________________________

          -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
          -Goldmund Telos 440 mono amps
          -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
          -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
          -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
          -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
          -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, Phasemation PP-500 cartridges
          -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
          -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Kubala-Sosna, Audience FrontRow; Audience FrontRow, Genesis Advanced Technologies , Goldmund and Ensemble Power Cords
          -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.3+ platforms.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ack View Post
            Very nice! Congrats!!!
            Originally posted by timztunz View Post
            Congrats Andre! I saw this video on YouTube in the last couple of days and was blown away by the presence felt even through computer speakers. I love my TW!
            Originally posted by 1morerecord2clean View Post
            Congrats and enjoy Andre. I have been doing so for a long time.
            Thanks gentlemen!
            **************************************************
            Every day is a good day to play analog.
            - 12" 33-1/3 RPM or 45 RPM vinyl
            - 10.5" 15ips or 30ips tape
            **************************************************
            Every day is a good day for live music.
            **************************************************
            Every day is a good day to listen to music.
            **************************************************
            Industry Affiliation:
            Senior Writer, The Absolute Sound
            **************************************************

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            • #7
              Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
              Too many turntables (tape decks) is just enough! Congrats Andre!!!
              Thanks, Myles. I'm getting closer to my tape deck count. Only 5 (4) more to go!

              P.S. Thanks for the help with the SRA stand.

              Dre
              **************************************************
              Every day is a good day to play analog.
              - 12" 33-1/3 RPM or 45 RPM vinyl
              - 10.5" 15ips or 30ips tape
              **************************************************
              Every day is a good day for live music.
              **************************************************
              Every day is a good day to listen to music.
              **************************************************
              Industry Affiliation:
              Senior Writer, The Absolute Sound
              **************************************************

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              • #8
                Update March 1st:

                Now the the Press release is out, I can mention the MC pickup.

                The cartridge in the picture and video recording of music in the first post is the new Hana Umami Blue.

                Dre
                **************************************************
                Every day is a good day to play analog.
                - 12" 33-1/3 RPM or 45 RPM vinyl
                - 10.5" 15ips or 30ips tape
                **************************************************
                Every day is a good day for live music.
                **************************************************
                Every day is a good day to listen to music.
                **************************************************
                Industry Affiliation:
                Senior Writer, The Absolute Sound
                **************************************************

                Comment

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