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Re: Tony Tune-age System

Post by V.A.MKD » 2020-05-29 11:57

Defender wrote:
2020-05-29 11:14
I am happy you asked this question as I also feel that having the LP12 in a corner has an advantage but also a disadvantage

advantage:
really good coupling to the house - less influence if the floor is not stable enough (wood planks)

disadvantage:
probably sound waves in the corner slightly disturbing LP operation

question is which of the two has more effect
Yes, good question ... for me especially, because I have never think on "wood planks" or wooden floor ...
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Post by Tony Tune-age » 2020-05-29 15:15

Tendaberry wrote:
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This may seem like a strange suggestion coming from someone, who also has the LP12 in a corner (no room elsewhere): have you thought about switching the position the two racks, so that the LP12 moves out of the corner? Might be an improvement
Hello Tendaberry,

That is an excellent question. We did experiment with a few different turntable locations, before making a final choice. Also, we listened to how it sounded at various distances from the wall(s). The current turntable placement is a little better sounding than the reverse. Plus it's better protected and doesn't get bumped into. However, we did find the optimum distance from the back wall, and side wall. And if placed any closer, it just doesn't sound as good. So there is merit to your question, it can sound worse if placed too tight in a corner. While it's not surprising the new NOKTable is better sounding than The Sound Organization table, it does appear to have a wider range of placement distances.

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Re: Tony Tune-age System

Post by sunbeamgls » 2020-06-06 11:27

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Just noticed you have 038 tweeters in the front of your Isobariks. Are they on the top too?
Not seen this modification anywhere else, but it makes a lot of sense.
Are the 'briks modified in any other way (with apologies if this has been covered before - its a very long thread to trawl through to check!)?
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Re: Tony Tune-age System

Post by Tony Tune-age » 2020-06-08 13:29

sunbeamgls wrote:
2020-06-06 11:27
Just noticed you have 038 tweeters in the front of your Isobariks. Are they on the top too? Not seen this modification anywhere else, but it makes a lot of sense. Are the 'briks modified in any other way (with apologies if this has been covered before - its a very long thread to trawl through to check!)?
Good morning sunbeamgls,

I had all four tweeters replaced by ThomasOK, and there are some pictures posted on page three of my system thread. Theses particular tweeters were recommended by Thomas, and a few other people as well. Needles to say, they do sound better than the Linn D20-LP-2 (with the concentric circles and Linn logo).

And that is the only modification to my Isobariks. However, they do have two passive crossovers per cabinet with three pin XLR connectors. Some passive Isobariks have one crossover per cabinet with the RCA connectors.

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Re: Tony Tune-age System

Post by sunbeamgls » 2020-06-11 23:49

Tony Tune-age wrote:
2020-06-08 13:29
sunbeamgls wrote:
2020-06-06 11:27
Just noticed you have 038 tweeters in the front of your Isobariks. Are they on the top too? Not seen this modification anywhere else, but it makes a lot of sense. Are the 'briks modified in any other way (with apologies if this has been covered before - its a very long thread to trawl through to check!)?
Good morning sunbeamgls,

I had all four tweeters replaced by ThomasOK, and there are some pictures posted on page three of my system thread. Theses particular tweeters were recommended by Thomas, and a few other people as well. Needles to say, they do sound better than the Linn D20-LP-2 (with the concentric circles and Linn logo).

And that is the only modification to my Isobariks. However, they do have two passive crossovers per cabinet with three pin XLR connectors. Some passive Isobariks have one crossover per cabinet with the RCA connectors.

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Thanks for the info TTA
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Re: Magnum Dynalab Antenna and Ekos/1

Post by Tony Tune-age » 2020-06-12 21:56

Tony Tune-age wrote:
2020-05-26 19:32
Tony Tune-age wrote:
2019-09-24 22:52
I would like to thank everybody on this forum that provided a comment or an opinion, regarding FM antennas (especially the Magnum Dynalab antennas). It was greatly appreciated, and the information played a role in my final decision. And as it turns out, I will be ordering the MD ST-2 antenna.
Since my turntable is officially completed (for now anyway), it's time to install the MD ST-2 antenna. I just got to scrape up the energy...and realize the tuner will never sound close to the Sondek.
Last week I was finally able to install the new MD ST-2 antenna, and it's a really great improvement over the previous antenna. The signals are much stronger, and the back ground noise is much lower as well. And needless to say, listening to FM frequencies isn't as unpleasant now. Voices are more natural sounding and it's a little more musical too. Of course it still isn't as musical as an LP12...but what is?

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Re: Magnum Dynalab Antenna and Ekos/1

Post by Tendaberry » 2020-06-13 10:02

Tony Tune-age wrote:
2020-06-12 21:56
Last week I was finally able to install the new MD ST-2 antenna, and it's a really great improvement over the previous antenna. The signals are much stronger, and the back ground noise is much lower as well. And needless to say, listening to FM frequencies isn't as unpleasant now. Voices are more natural sounding and it's a little more musical too. Of course it still isn't as musical as an LP12...but what is? Cheers
You may need a Kremlin with a live broadcast for that ;-)

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Re: Magnum Dynalab Antenna and Ekos/1

Post by V.A.MKD » 2020-06-13 13:02

Tony Tune-age wrote:
2020-06-12 21:56
Tony Tune-age wrote:
2020-05-26 19:32
Tony Tune-age wrote:
2019-09-24 22:52
I would like to thank everybody on this forum that provided a comment or an opinion, regarding FM antennas (especially the Magnum Dynalab antennas). It was greatly appreciated, and the information played a role in my final decision. And as it turns out, I will be ordering the MD ST-2 antenna.
Since my turntable is officially completed (for now anyway), it's time to install the MD ST-2 antenna. I just got to scrape up the energy...and realize the tuner will never sound close to the Sondek.
Last week I was finally able to install the new MD ST-2 antenna, and it's a really great improvement over the previous antenna. The signals are much stronger, and the back ground noise is much lower as well. And needless to say, listening to FM frequencies isn't as unpleasant now. Voices are more natural sounding and it's a little more musical too. Of course it still isn't as musical as an LP12...but what is?

Cheers
Thank you Tony, that is what I want to know about ST-2.
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Re: Magnum Dynalab Antenna and Ekos/1

Post by V.A.MKD » 2020-06-13 13:05

Tendaberry wrote:
2020-06-13 10:02
Tony Tune-age wrote:
2020-06-12 21:56
Last week I was finally able to install the new MD ST-2 antenna, and it's a really great improvement over the previous antenna. The signals are much stronger, and the back ground noise is much lower as well. And needless to say, listening to FM frequencies isn't as unpleasant now. Voices are more natural sounding and it's a little more musical too. Of course it still isn't as musical as an LP12...but what is? Cheers
You may need a Kremlin with a live broadcast for that ;-)
BBC Radio 3 for example ;-), but in the US is not available as FM, as far as I know, may as digital ... but that is not the same ...
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Re: Magnum Dynalab Antenna and Ekos/1

Post by ThomasOK » 2020-06-13 18:09

Tendaberry wrote:
2020-06-13 10:02
Tony Tune-age wrote:
2020-06-12 21:56
Last week I was finally able to install the new MD ST-2 antenna, and it's a really great improvement over the previous antenna. The signals are much stronger, and the back ground noise is much lower as well. And needless to say, listening to FM frequencies isn't as unpleasant now. Voices are more natural sounding and it's a little more musical too. Of course it still isn't as musical as an LP12...but what is? Cheers
You may need a Kremlin with a live broadcast for that ;-)
I am fortunate enough to have that. WRCJ in Detroit does live broadcasts of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, at least they did until recently (and will again once concerts start back up). It does sound quite good, but I'm still not sure if it is LP12 good. I'll have to give it a go once concerts are back up and running. Meanwhile the classical during the day and jazz at night are quite enjoyable.

I also have to try and tune in some Canadian stations. A friend/customer of mine there has informed me that there are a few Canadian stations that are spinning vinyl again, usually on Friday or Saturday nights. Sounds like fun to me and a trend I hope catches on.
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Re: Magnum Dynalab Antenna and Ekos/1

Post by Tony Tune-age » 2020-06-18 20:19

V.A.MKD wrote:
2020-06-13 13:02
Thank you Tony, that is what I want to know about ST-2.
Cheers
You're welcome V.A.MKD, I'm glad to help! Although the antenna's performance makes it easy to recommend.

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Re: Magnum Dynalab Antenna and Ekos/1

Post by Lego » 2020-06-23 08:37

ThomasOK wrote:
2020-06-13 18:09
Tendaberry wrote:
2020-06-13 10:02
Tony Tune-age wrote:
2020-06-12 21:56
Last week I was finally able to install the new MD ST-2 antenna, and it's a really great improvement over the previous antenna. The signals are much stronger, and the back ground noise is much lower as well. And needless to say, listening to FM frequencies isn't as unpleasant now. Voices are more natural sounding and it's a little more musical too. Of course it still isn't as musical as an LP12...but what is? Cheers
You may need a Kremlin with a live broadcast for that ;-)
I am fortunate enough to have that. WRCJ in Detroit does live broadcasts of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, at least they did until recently (and will again once concerts start back up). It does sound quite good, but I'm still not sure if it is LP12 good. I'll have to give it a go once concerts are back up and running. Meanwhile the classical during the day and jazz at night are quite enjoyable.

I also have to try and tune in some Canadian stations. A friend/customer of mine there has informed me that there are a few Canadian stations that are spinning vinyl again, usually on Friday or Saturday nights. Sounds like fun to me and a trend I hope catches on.
I think it's a different listening experience Thomas .Would you listen to an LP differently if you were told you were only allowed to listen to it once.
As far as LP 12 Vs tuner is concerned I felt live broadcasts were the best way to listen to live classical music at home compared to recorded eg vinyl /cd/flac etc.Although I have read Klimax DS is better.
Radio 3s live recordings also sounded extremely good.
Small combos in the studio also had a really exhilarating sound/experience for me ,even on radio 2.
There is nothing like it when you tune into a station and they announce a couple of musicians you really admire have just come into the studio and are going to play live for us now.A combo that springs to mind was Nitin Sawney and Ravi Shankar's daughter ,that's Anouska not Norah Jones 😁.The set was so good after they finished,I tweeted NS to say I thoroughly enjoyed that ,to which I got an almost immediate thanks Leo . Never get that buzz with an Lp12 😎
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