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Post subject: playgrade diff. with turntables  PostPosted: Sep 17, 2008 - 02:36 PM
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hi,i read posts on here concerning how records can sound worse or better depending on the turntable/stylus,etc. being used. i have a brand new retro crosley rochester 4 in one player. what do you think of this in terms of sensitivity? does it tend to hide or bring out flaws in the records? is it neutral? is it a decent player for playtesting records for grading purposes?
 
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Post subject: RE: playgrade diff. with turntables  PostPosted: Sep 17, 2008 - 03:31 PM
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The turntable can make a difference and the stylus can make a big difference, especially if it's worn. Then, everything sounds like crap. Don't know about your Crosley. Those things seem to run the gamut from decent to terrible sounding.

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Post subject: RE: playgrade diff. with turntables  PostPosted: Sep 17, 2008 - 06:09 PM
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It depends, but generally speaking, the Crosley is a piece of crap. If you play-graded audiophile records on it, your customers would not be very happy once they lowered their $5000 cartridge onto the record.

For the general market, you might get by. But many people are upgading to decent budget equipment nowadays, say a Rega or a Pro-ject with a nice phono pre such as the Cambridge Audio.
 
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Post subject: RE: playgrade diff. with turntables  PostPosted: Sep 17, 2008 - 10:25 PM
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well,i`d only be playgrading non-audiophile common lesser condition 45s as that is what i have,so i guess it would be good enough?
 
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Post subject: RE: playgrade diff. with turntables  PostPosted: Sep 18, 2008 - 05:30 PM
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It might be fine. Do you know anyone with a different system, so you can do a quick comparison?

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Post subject: RE: playgrade diff. with turntables  PostPosted: Sep 24, 2008 - 09:48 AM
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The turntable/cartridge used can certainly make a noticeable difference. For example, older MONO 45s & LPs sound much better on my Technics SP-15 w/Grado ME+ (Mono) cartridge as compared to playback on my Technics SL1200MK5 with Ortofon ProS40 (audiophile/stereo) cartridge. The Grado cartridge has a 1.0 mil elliptical stylus that's a better match for the slightly wider MONO groove, and its mono output results in less distracting surface noise.

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