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Old 02-07-2018, 08:04 PM
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Thanks Serge,

For some reason, I had not seen the article. The Luxman is a beauty. With the great trade up program at my local dealer, I don’t think I can go wrong.
I'm sure you will be very, very happy. Especially with what you have planned.
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Luxman was always a DD TT maker. Think they should stick with that. We need a good $7K DD TT.
if they can make one better than the Technics at that price point(which I doubt) than yes. As I stated in one of Serge's threads, doing it again, I'd buy this one and call it a day ...............

http://www.technics.com/us/products/...-sl-1200g.html
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Old 02-08-2018, 12:24 PM
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if they can make one better than the Technics at that price point(which I doubt) than yes. As I stated in one of Serge's threads, doing it again, I'd buy this one and call it a day ...............

http://www.technics.com/us/products/...-sl-1200g.html
Here is a good example of diminishing returns in audio. Michael Fremer comparing the SL-1200G to a $120k Continuum Caliburn. Obviously he is vehemently trying to point out the differences in sound but you be the judge...

https://youtu.be/qY9YYkqW8ng
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Headphone Amplification: SPL Phonitor 2730, Audeze Deckard, PrimaLuna Dialogue HP, Luxman L-590AX Mark II, Woo Audio WA6

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Here is a good example of diminishing returns in audio. Michael Fremer comparing the SL-1200G to a $120k Continuum Caliburn. Obviously he is vehemently trying to point out the differences in sound but you be the judge...

https://youtu.be/qY9YYkqW8ng
Too funny! Not far from the truth either.
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Too funny! Not far from the truth either.
For what it's worth, I actually did take it seriously and listened carefully through a DAC and headphones and at the end preferred the sound of the Technics to the Caliburn... Lucky me!
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ZMF Auteur Blackwood, Audeze LCD-3, Audeze LCD-2C, Sennheiser HD600, HD650, Fostex TH-X00EB, E-MU Teak

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Old 02-10-2018, 08:41 AM
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Default Serge - check this out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEGj6iim57w
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Maybe more important is your choice of cartridge. What are you thinking?
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Maybe more important is your choice of cartridge. What are you thinking?
Currently a Dynavector Karat 17D3. It only has 20 hours on it. Might consider a step up the food chain though.
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if they can make one better than the Technics at that price point(which I doubt) than yes. As I stated in one of Serge's threads, doing it again, I'd buy this one and call it a day ...............

http://www.technics.com/us/products/...-sl-1200g.html
I took a look at the Technics TT today. Build quality is as good but not better than the Luxman. The arm is the weak point of this table. While I was there I saw the first Acoustic Signature XX to arrive in North America. It’s incredible. This particular one is going to AXPONA in April. More should arrive soon.

Decisions decisions.
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I took a look at the Technics TT today. Build quality is as good but not better than the Luxman. The arm is the weak point of this table. While I was there I saw the first Acoustic Signature XX to arrive in North America. It’s incredible. This particular one is going to AXPONA in April. More should arrive soon.

Decisions decisions.
Do you mean the AS Triple X?
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Luxman D-06u SACD.
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Bryston BDP-Pi

PrimaLuna Dialogue HP EL34

Speakers: Harbeth 30.2 40th Anniversary




Headphones:

ZMF Auteur Blackwood, Audeze LCD-3, Audeze LCD-2C, Sennheiser HD600, HD650, Fostex TH-X00EB, E-MU Teak

Headphone Amplification: SPL Phonitor 2730, Audeze Deckard, PrimaLuna Dialogue HP, Luxman L-590AX Mark II, Woo Audio WA6

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