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Old 12-05-2011, 10:34 AM
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Default Pulled the Trigger on the Clearaudio Ovation TT

For the first time in my life, I purchased a major piece of audio equipment unseen/unheard. After reading some very positive reviews, I pulled the trigger on a Clearaudio Ovation turntable, and took the piano black finish and the standard Clarify tonearm. Hopefully, it makes the trip safely from Deutschland to Tokyo; I should have it by the end of the month. I have a relatively new Clearaudio Melody MC cart and am hoping that they will make MC phono stage on my C500T really sing. Realizing that this is a relatively new table, any advice/thoughts?
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:57 AM
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Congratz!!.....once that cartridge is broken in......your on the way to sweet analogue bliss
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Congrad's! I had one here at my Show this past Summer, it sounded terrific!
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:09 PM
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drbryant.......Which color Ovation did you choose? This is my favorite.


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drbryant... Congratulations on the new table!!!
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For the first time in my life, I purchased a major piece of audio equipment unseen/unheard. After reading some very positive reviews, I pulled the trigger on a Clearaudio Ovation turntable, and took the piano black finish and the standard Clarify tonearm. Hopefully, it makes the trip safely from Deutschland to Tokyo; I should have it by the end of the month. I have a relatively new Clearaudio Melody MC cart and am hoping that they will make MC phono stage on my C500T really sing. Realizing that this is a relatively new table, any advice/thoughts?
Congrats on the new table......I just set one up last week for a customer and it was a breeze .....its really straight forward and easy table to set up.

You may need to use the headshell weight with the melody as its around 4.2 grams for the V2 model but try it with and with out......load it at around 300-400 ohms, gain 55-60dB and tracking towards the max recommended tracking weight 2.5-2.7 grams.....happy listening
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I love this table. Congratulations. I can't imagine being disappointed with it.
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Nice job, great table!
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drbryant.......Which color Ovation did you choose? This is my favorite.
This was a very difficult decision since I was working from pictures. I love that wood finish but ended up going with all black. I won't really know how it looks until I open the box.

Appreciate all of the comments. It's comforting to hear from others who have actually set up and listened to the turntable.
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Congrats on a beautiful table! That's one of my favs too.
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