Schiit Sol Turntable Review - Episodic.

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    My very first listen was without, but that's because Schitt only supplied the parts and I'm lousy at tying fine plastic monofilament I can barely see lol. Once I did tie one on, I was shocked at how much it degraded the sound. I never would've thought a simple thing could have such a large impact, and I've since gained great respect for the arm designers who've worked out systems that work without compromise.

    For me, going commando is fine for conicals and cheap, bonded tips, but there's no chance I'd ever run an expensive nude microline without proper compensation.
     
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    I'd post photos but I don't see any facility for uploading attachments.
     
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    Now that folks have had their Sol for a bit more time, any extended impressions? I am about ready to chuck my Pro-ject out the window after spending the past couple weeks trying to fix some motor noise and bearing issues while I was without a phono preamp (have a Tavish Vintage on the way, super excited, will share impressions). Side note...do not invest in Pro-ject decks. Debut Carbon is a great and reliable budget starter deck, but stop there in their line. They keep using the same cheap parts and just prioritize form over function. Live and learn I guess.

    Any additional nagging issues cropping up after weeks of regular use? Would also be curious if anyone has done any comparisons to decks in the midrange price bracket this falls in. Looking to snag something for around $1k that I can slap my Denon 103r on, this is the only new deck I have under consideration at that price, everything else is vintage options (Thoren TD160, Ariston RDIIs, an old Japanese direct drive, etc).
     
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    I would look for a VPI Scout 1.1, the first model with the acrylic platter. A really nice sounding tt, very simple, bombproof but at any rate all parts are readily available (you can buy a new motor directly from Hurst for about a hundred bucks). If you're dying to upgrade, find a used SDS power controller, makes an audible difference. Resale is unlikely to fall below what you paid.

    Here's a nice one on ebay with starting bid at 1k:

    https://m.ebay.com/itm/VPI-Aries-Sc...e&pageci=95224825-6b2f-4e02-9f2e-f6b060986eaf
     
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