Not wishing to scaremonger here DandyCobalt , but check if the weighing platform is non magnetic. I couldnt see owt regarding this on the listing and a lot of these cheapo scales have a magnetic platform , not good with MCs.
Edit ,tis stainless ,just had another butchers. As you were Dandy.
Thanks Floyd. Will see what it's like.
Pioneer tv + LX85, Sony HW15 Proj, Cyrus DAC XP+/Mono X300/CDXTSE2/PSXRx2, Vienna Acoustics Beethoven Baby Grands and Maestro centre, B&W CM1 surrounds /PV1D (9.1), CA BD751, Virgin TiVo, Inspire Rega t/t, Benz Glider MC, EAR 834P phono amp; Slee Novo Headphone Amp.TQ Black.
I've used the scale now on both TT's and it certainly makes adjusting VTF easy, acurate and repeatable.
A good little tool to have.
Pretty ... and pretty proud of it
Drummer whats the best way to use it, sorry for being dumb!
Shall I just see what my current tracking weight is? Or shall i start resetting my tracking/bias and balance arm?
ATV3 > Rega DAC > Rega Elicit R > Rega RS3
Rega RP6 / 10x5 / MP-110
its bit of strange one with the speaker issue/room acoustics.
My old lounge was 4 x 3m, but extremely high ceilings and the speakers were firing across the narrow dimension,
My new lounfge is 5 x 4m and, speakers will be firing across the 4m dimension, however I have normal height ceilings so thats why i need a demo at home - to be honest the RS1 sound better in this room, it isnt the case of buying the best speaker in a dealers demo room - they have to be the best speaker in my room!
My room is similar size: 5.49 mtrs x 4 mtrs and my system, even floorstanders, works beautifully with speakers firing across the 4 mtrs. But then I do have a *ahem* different amp and, probably, forgiving room acoustics.
Amp: Leema Pulse; Source: Naim CD5i-2, Denon 260MKII, Pro-ject XP I; Speakers: PMC TB2i
Formerly known as plastic penguin
ahem...... different NOT better
No issues with the Brio-R, I'd be very surprised *nay shocked* if the Brio produced 3/4 of the Pulse's sound. The Pulse whams the Naim Nait 5i...
I've said before - sincerely mean this - I've heard countless amps up to £1500 and the Pulse is an absolute "game-changer", especially with bass speed/definition and imaging.
EDIT - Actually Steve, go and listen to a Pulse on decent speakers, or if they don't have the Pulse anymore then try the Elements (should sound identical) and decide whether a £500 amp, albeit a very good one, gives a £1300 amp a run for its money.
No need to. Just use the scale and adjust acordingly from what you have now if necessary. If your manufacturers recommended bias is set correctly now according to your may or may not accurate tracking force (before scales) it will be fine after. Thing with bias is you really need to either use your ears to fine tune or, better, get a test record such as the one from Dr Feickert (which is useful for other things too). I find headphones useful as they eliminate room modes.
As someone mentioned before, all these things (gadgets) are not absolutely necessary but if you value your record collection and hardware, why not spend a tiny bit to get it right.
I am a vinyl newby but have 'brushed' up about it as much as I could in the last few months and have not regreted anything bought or implemented due to what I have learned.
I reserve judgement on the new Shure cart ordered til I have tried it.
Tounge in cheek PP
I know your Leema amp would trash the Brio R, but I would hop it would.........
Regarding £1500 amps...... Elicit R is coming very soon - and Im gonna have to listen to one!
I wouldn't say trash it, but I used the Naim example because of my personal distain for the Salisbury amp.
awww a love / hate relationship with Nam eh!
Absolutely - rather poke myself in the eye with a cattle prod than have a Naim amp.
Well I heard a Unitiqute and thought the my Rega set up left it for dead!
The annoying thing about Naim IMO is if you pair the Nait 5i with CD5i-2, and some slightly more benevolent speakers, it's fine. But as for mix 'n' matching, Naim amplification is amongst the worst I've heard. If you decide to go with the matching separates route then perhaps one of the Unitis could be a better fit.
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