Poinzy
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Poinzy

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If the Dual 1229 didn't have certain deficiencies, it wouldn't need a 7-pound platter. Jul 20, 2018 at 11:12 AM

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      If the Dual 1229 didn't have certain deficiencies, it wouldn't need a 7-pound platter.
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      Unless you plan to spin 78rpm records, you really don't need the torque provided by idler-wheel driven turntables.
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      The Dual 1229 is a good performer -- for an idler-wheel driven turntable.
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      I don't why people reach for Dual 1229's. The newer belt-driven Duals are more reliable and have better specs besides.
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      Man, if that doesn't get the thread rolling, I don't know what will.
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      Too bad you don't get credit for things you DON'T say.
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      If Michael Fremer tried to make a formal presentation in front of a group of materials or mechanical engineers, he'd be verbally gang-raped.
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      Any one with real technical knowledge just laughs at Michael Fremer. Fremer probably banks on his fan base never discovering this.
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      I've never seen a credentialed engineer engage in the kind of self-promotion that Michael Fremer does. Why does this guy rate column space?
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      So many pros use audio interfaces with Windows that, if they thought bit depth was affected by OS gain, they'd scream bloody murder.
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      I enjoy violating people's safe spaces with what are meant to be completely innocuous posts.
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      My Dad said his belt-drive AR turntable always looked a lot better than it performed. He finally sold it to get a Dual 701.
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      The cheapest shirt-pocket digital recorder outperforms the greatest consumer analog tape recorders ever made.
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      I'd say if your tonearm headshell has an audible sound signature -- even if you think it's desirable -- you have a problem.
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      The ideal tonearm headshell would be rigid, lightweight, and non-conductive.
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      In more than 45 years of using turntables, I've never been able to trace performance differences back to differing headshell materials.
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      Guys often buy audio gear for same reason women buy jewelry: it isn't what the thing does, but how owning it makes you feel.
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      Engineers moved on from the cables "issue" a long time ago. It's only audiophile dweebs who are still talking about it.
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      Cables: Even when scientific information is available, people won't read it or, if they do read it, they'll refuse to believe it.
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      People who make and sell "audiophile" power cables are preying on the gullible.
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    Call me an audiophile, I dare you.

    I'm an audio technician. Mostly, I just twist the dials for the people who do the real work. Projects have included engineering for a physicist doing a sound-level profile of Orchestra Hall for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
    My studio systems are all SS, with, for the most part, digital playback. I only ride the vinyl short bus when I have to do the occasional audio restoration project. To me, turntables are just tools for getting the job done. I'm a digital guy at heart. The oldest things in my collection right now: a Dual 1229 turntable (permanently retired) and a pair of KEF 2-way, 8-inch floor-standers in custom cabs. My desktop monitors are JBL LSR305's, hitched to a dbx 231s EQ.

    Recommended book for vintage-heads: 'Radiotron Designer's Handbook', published by RCA. It's available as a free download. Just Google the title.
    Recommended site: 'Wireless World' http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Wireless_World_Magazine.htm

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