What New Stuff Have You Bought? If You Care To Share Thead! :)

davidscott

davidscott

Audioholic Ninja
Bought a 6-foot headphone extension cable for my Koss Kph30is I can listen to it on my couch from my main stereo. But I usually listen to it on my desktop PC with no extension.
 
KenM10759

KenM10759

Audioholic Samurai
Received an order I placed on Sunday at Sound Of Vinyl. I wanted a good ol' black vinyl Chris Cornell record because the "No One Sings Like You Anymore" picture disk I got a few weeks ago is so unlistenable. To get free shipping I threw in the Twenty One Pilots "Blurryface" to have more than just Vessel.

I'll play them tomorrow, got a busy night ahead with my "Thursday Throw-Down" thing that I do with my Facebook friends & family. The theme this week was Late 70's to Mid-80's Pop. :)

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Bobby Bass

Bobby Bass

Senior Audioholic
Bought a 2.1 rock speaker set to setup in the yard this spring. Best Buy had 50% off and I found
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an open-box set with a little bit of wear with another 33% off. Set them up in my living room connected to an old Yamaha AVR I’ll be running and they crank. Hope my neighbors like The Who.
 
KenM10759

KenM10759

Audioholic Samurai
After having found a level tool of sorts in my late dad's machinist's toolbox that served well as a turntable level but was a bit rough-looking, I went ahead and bought new level vials of the same type from Geier-Blum Company of New York. Then I machined a new plate from aluminum and assembled it. Only good for fixed (not suspended) turntables. I made one extra.
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adk highlander

adk highlander

Sith Lord
After having found a level tool of sorts in my late dad's machinist's toolbox that served well as a turntable level but was a bit rough-looking, I went ahead and bought new level vials of the same type from Geier-Blum Company of New York. Then I machined a new plate from aluminum and assembled it. Only good for fixed (not suspended) turntables. I made one extra.
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Very nice. You have a machine shop?
 
afterlife2

afterlife2

Audioholic Warlord
After having found a level tool of sorts in my late dad's machinist's toolbox that served well as a turntable level but was a bit rough-looking, I went ahead and bought new level vials of the same type from Geier-Blum Company of New York. Then I machined a new plate from aluminum and assembled it. Only good for fixed (not suspended) turntables. I made one extra.
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I use them on two of of TT for a couple of years and works and sounds great. Very good job and enjoy!
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adk highlander

adk highlander

Sith Lord
Not anymore. I sold it all off piecemeal about 5 years ago. I'm lucky to be able to do this where I work now, as long as I buy the material, tooling, and do it in the off hours.
Very cool. I have never done any kind of machine work. I am building some new speaker stands and a rack for my system. It is a slow process as I am using my friends wood shop. I will make a build thread once I am done and have all the pictures etc.
 
Eppie

Eppie

Audioholic Ninja
After having found a level tool of sorts in my late dad's machinist's toolbox that served well as a turntable level but was a bit rough-looking, I went ahead and bought new level vials of the same type from Geier-Blum Company of New York. Then I machined a new plate from aluminum and assembled it. Only good for fixed (not suspended) turntables. I made one extra.
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Love to see nice metal work. You and Mr. Boat make me jealous. :) Haven't touched a milling machine in decades but I'm tempted to get a watch maker's lathe for small soft metal work.
 
KenM10759

KenM10759

Audioholic Samurai
Love to see nice metal work. You and Mr. Boat make me jealous. :) Haven't touched a milling machine in decades but I'm tempted to get a watch maker's lathe for small soft metal work.
I've made two, only need one, and got more of those in the works too! I made/collected all the hardware to put six more together, and tomorrow I'll do the milling work. I'll probably need one more day for polishing the base before assembly and calibration. I'll be selling the extras. :)
 
Bobby Bass

Bobby Bass

Senior Audioholic
Just listened to the used Legacy edition of Santana III I got last night. The original CD is excellent and the concert CD from the last show ever at the Fillmore West sounds excellent too.
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KenM10759

KenM10759

Audioholic Samurai
Very cool. I have never done any kind of machine work. I am building some new speaker stands and a rack for my system. It is a slow process as I am using my friends wood shop. I will make a build thread once I am done and have all the pictures etc.
My son is the master woodworker, I'm the machinist/toolmaker. We collaborated on the rack I wanted for my gear, and for the two record racks I have he did 95% of it. On those all I did was add the casters and buy the lights (which I also helped install.) Speaker stands I'm glad I left that to KEF because they really do mate perfectly and now with 31lbs of stainless steel shot in each...whoa are they heavy!
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KenM10759

KenM10759

Audioholic Samurai
Coupla new things today, though most were ordered earlier in the week.

For starters, on Thursday I had gotten our Fed Tax refund so I had called my dealer (Audio Video Therapy of Nashua NH) and asked John to get me an up-level replacement for the Audio Technica AT33Sa cartridge that I had trashed last year and since had re-tipped by Andy Kim of phonocartridgerepair.com with his boron cantilever and microline stylus. While the work is outstanding and the cartridge now outperforms my Hana ML, I longed to have a good Shibata stylus again. John ordered an Audio Technica ART9XA and another Luxman OPPD-SH1 headshell for me.

While talking with him about upgrades I hope to do this year, I mention my integrated amp, a phono amp, the cartridge, and perhaps a better tonearm for my best turntable (of 2), the Luxman PD-171A w/ Jelco SA-250 tonearm. He mentioned that he had just bought 8 new-old stock Jelco tonearms from the importer, stock that was remaining from show static demo and untouched new. The best one he had was a TS-750EB, which by the model number means it's all black. I settled for a TS-550S for $300 less.

I went there today to see what came in, and unfortunately walked out with only the tonearm. I then took a little drive up the road further to Infectious Groove of Amherst NH and got 5 records. Those included The Lumineers (eponymous, 1st album), Porcupine Tree "Signify", The Pretenders "Packed", Talk Talk "It's My Life" (12" single), Nathaniel Ratlieff and The Night Sweats "Tearing at The Seams." When I got back home I had a delivery from USPS waiting, the 3 LP's I bought a week before from a seller on Audiokarma. Those were Lake Street Dive "Fun Machine", David Bowie "Heroes", and War On Drugs "Lost In The Dream".

If I could have seen the future, I wouldn't have bought (and already paid for) the AT cartridge, the Luxman headshell, or the tonearm because at 1:04AM on Friday 3/1, our daughter got burned out of the shared living mansion where she lived. She got out with just the clothes on her back. We took her to get her a new phone, some clothes, and some food. She's staying with friends in another building on the campus, but that won't last long. I started a Go Fund Me campaign to help her get the funds to recover by getting an apartment, and she'll need EVERYTHING. Ouch.


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Bobby Bass

Bobby Bass

Senior Audioholic
Coupla new things today, though most were ordered earlier in the week.

For starters, on Thursday I had gotten our Fed Tax refund so I had called my dealer (Audio Video Therapy of Nashua NH) and asked John to get me an up-level replacement for the Audio Technica AT33Sa cartridge that I had trashed last year and since had re-tipped by Andy Kim of phonocartridgerepair.com with his boron cantilever and microline stylus. While the work is outstanding and the cartridge now outperforms my Hana ML, I longed to have a good Shibata stylus again. John ordered an Audio Technica ART9XA and another Luxman OPPD-SH1 headshell for me.

While talking with him about upgrades I hope to do this year, I mention my integrated amp, a phono amp, the cartridge, and perhaps a better tonearm for my best turntable (of 2), the Luxman PD-171A w/ Jelco SA-250 tonearm. He mentioned that he had just bought 8 new-old stock Jelco tonearms from the importer, stock that was remaining from show static demo and untouched new. The best one he had was a TS-750EB, which by the model number means it's all black. I settled for a TS-550S for $300 less.

I went there today to see what came in, and unfortunately walked out with only the tonearm. I then took a little drive up the road further to Infectious Groove of Amherst NH and got 5 records. Those included The Lumineers (eponymous, 1st album), Porcupine Tree "Signify", The Pretenders "Packed", Talk Talk "It's My Life" (12" single), Nathaniel Ratlieff and The Night Sweats "Tearing at The Seams." When I got back home I had a delivery from USPS waiting, the 3 LP's I bought a week before from a seller on Audiokarma. Those were Lake Street Dive "Fun Machine", David Bowie "Heroes", and War On Drugs "Lost In The Dream".

If I could have seen the future, I wouldn't have bought (and already paid for) the AT cartridge, the Luxman headshell, or the tonearm because at 1:04AM on Friday 3/1, our daughter got burned out of the shared living mansion where she lived. She got out with just the clothes on her back. We took her to get her a new phone, some clothes, and some food. She's staying with friends in another building on the campus, but that won't last long. I started a Go Fund Me campaign to help her get the funds to recover by getting an apartment, and she'll need EVERYTHING. Ouch.


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Sorry to hear about your daughter. Glad she’s safe. Hope all goes well.
 
3db

3db

Audioholic Slumlord
Coupla new things today, though most were ordered earlier in the week.

For starters, on Thursday I had gotten our Fed Tax refund so I had called my dealer (Audio Video Therapy of Nashua NH) and asked John to get me an up-level replacement for the Audio Technica AT33Sa cartridge that I had trashed last year and since had re-tipped by Andy Kim of phonocartridgerepair.com with his boron cantilever and microline stylus. While the work is outstanding and the cartridge now outperforms my Hana ML, I longed to have a good Shibata stylus again. John ordered an Audio Technica ART9XA and another Luxman OPPD-SH1 headshell for me.

While talking with him about upgrades I hope to do this year, I mention my integrated amp, a phono amp, the cartridge, and perhaps a better tonearm for my best turntable (of 2), the Luxman PD-171A w/ Jelco SA-250 tonearm. He mentioned that he had just bought 8 new-old stock Jelco tonearms from the importer, stock that was remaining from show static demo and untouched new. The best one he had was a TS-750EB, which by the model number means it's all black. I settled for a TS-550S for $300 less.

I went there today to see what came in, and unfortunately walked out with only the tonearm. I then took a little drive up the road further to Infectious Groove of Amherst NH and got 5 records. Those included The Lumineers (eponymous, 1st album), Porcupine Tree "Signify", The Pretenders "Packed", Talk Talk "It's My Life" (12" single), Nathaniel Ratlieff and The Night Sweats "Tearing at The Seams." When I got back home I had a delivery from USPS waiting, the 3 LP's I bought a week before from a seller on Audiokarma. Those were Lake Street Dive "Fun Machine", David Bowie "Heroes", and War On Drugs "Lost In The Dream".

If I could have seen the future, I wouldn't have bought (and already paid for) the AT cartridge, the Luxman headshell, or the tonearm because at 1:04AM on Friday 3/1, our daughter got burned out of the shared living mansion where she lived. She got out with just the clothes on her back. We took her to get her a new phone, some clothes, and some food. She's staying with friends in another building on the campus, but that won't last long. I started a Go Fund Me campaign to help her get the funds to recover by getting an apartment, and she'll need EVERYTHING. Ouch.


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I'm sorry to hear about your daughter's plight. At least she made it out unscathed.
 
3db

3db

Audioholic Slumlord
I purchased this yesterday. Maybe having a grandson who is a toddler at the moment made me buy this.

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