Thanks for your help.
Thanks for your help.
Last edited by Jimi; 10-28-2012 at 03:33 PM.
I always clean a brand new record, I was told about "molding compound" something involved in the manufacture of the album I guess. It sounded excellent, keep in mind I hadn't listened to to it before hand so I didn't have a accurate comparison. The NG $500 machine I haven't seen, the VPI dispenses fluid, rotates both directions and uses a vacuum. But it also costs about $1700, with the Nitty Gritty you would probably have only the standard direction of rotation and have to apply the fluid by hand but you would get used to having a steady hand for it.
I highly recommend the Cambridge 751, audio and video are excellent. I would double check the pricing you were talking about. I mean being able to get a Project TT and the 751 for less than the Concept. In my area a Project TT starts at about $400 and the 751 brand new is in the $1200 range. I would personally go for a Concept (depending on budget of course) but I am much more into vinyl than CD.
I have never heard the Project but you may spend the $400 and then later (again depending on cash flow) wish you had gone to a higher table.
Jimi, you could also consider keeping you Panasonic as a transport and adding in a reasonably priced standalone DAC, such as the Music Fidelity M1-DAC A, that I recently reviewed with a Squeezebox Touch. There is also the Squeezebox Touch, which is out of production but can still be found selling well below its original MSRP but the Squeezebox Touch alone would not let you play CD through it, as it only has USB, ethernet and wireless input capabilities. Don't rule out a DAC with your existing CDP but that said the Cambridge internal DACs should significantly outperform your current Panasonic.
I recently purchased a Bryston 3B-SST. It was used but has about 12 years of warranty left. I've only had it for three weeks so I'm still adjusting to its sound or more accuratly its lack of sound. Its as neutral as Switzerland.
It does seem to sound slightly better in balanced mode but that could be my imagination.
I'll give you some further thoughts when I shake this flu bug that has my hearing and every other part of me working at sub par.
FWIW it sounds a little bit to the cooler side of things compared to my long time reference Classe' Ten.
Congrats on the new amp! Neutrality in an audio component is generally a good thing, not something to complain about Shake off the flu and give it a good listen, I would imagine it should easily beat your old Classe Audio amp in most respects. Give us an update when you've had a good chance to do some deeper listening.