Schiit Sol Turntable Sneak-Peak

Discussion in 'Vinyl Nutjob World: Turntable and Related Gear' started by purr1n, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. luckybaer

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    “Colors” is a heck of a lot better on vinyl - not as loud, no clipping that I noticed, and more dynamic range. It isn’t Rush on vinyl, and it sure isn’t MoFi, but I like it. I have the standard red vinyl edition. There is a 45 rpm release, too. I’d like to know more about the quality before dropping $50 for it, though.
     
  2. purr1n

    purr1n Finding his inner redneck

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    If you like music before 1984 and especially music from the late 50s and early 60s, then there is no issue with content.

    I wouldn't bother with vinyl if you look forward to new content. Perhaps other TT owners may disagree, but I've picked up some stinkers, especially for popular music.
     
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    That's exactly what the world is missing these days, great Hall & Oates lyrics!

    However, you're out of touch, and I'm out of time...
     
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    Ok guys. You’ve gone too far...

    Cause you know it don’t matter anyway.


    P.S. please shoot me now
     
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    Me neither.

    But I hate the world of super-high-cost turntables that look like they were stolen from London's Science Museum, and I love the idea of good/great reasonably-priced gear for playing records. And will always give it an affectionate glance even if I never play another record at home. Hence even reading this thread.
     
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    Is Sol going to be too much of a learning curve for Gen X ers like me that have been around vinyl some, and owned a turntable, but said turntable was a cheap Audio Technica with USB recording capability? Sol is very intriguing, but scary. I watched a YouTube video awhile back from RMAF 2014 and this guy from stereophile was talking about TT setup. Scary Schiit to the uneducated.

    I have been contemplating orbit or fluance tt, but I'd like to buy a good quality tt and be done. Wondering if I should just buck up and wade into something like Sol. I'm not in a hurry.
     
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    Setting up a turntable isn't terribly difficult, but to get the best sound, and to keep from damaging your vinyl, there are steps to follow, and some tools to assist. I was able to do pretty well visually with this a long time ago in a life far, far away. But I'd really recommend just following instructions and print out some tools to assist. We didn't have affordable laser printers in the 70's and 80's.

    Take the time to get it set up properly, and you will be rewarded.

    Being unlazy enough to always replace the dust cover on your player, and keeping your albums clean is more of an ongoing price to pay for vinyl, and that's the pain-point I remember, not the setting-up of the stylus.

    But I am looking forward to once again having a turntable, and the Sol looks like a winner from everything I've read.
     
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    Yeah... Somone want to point me to a vinyl 101 course/website. I don't think I've ever cleaned a record in my life. Other then to blow on it, ala NES cartridges.
     
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    These types of questions are actually probably best for the turntable advice thread, since it's more general, and may already contain the answer to the question.
     
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    Does this thing have a release date? Specs? Photos?

    Apologies if it's in this thread, but in that case we need to bring back OP bookmarking.
     
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    winders Noticeably less douchey lately

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    Did you look at the first few posts? Several photos are there.

    There is no published release date and there will be no specs or official photos published until it is released.
     
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    I'm sure there will be a dedicated set up thread here. More than a few enterprising YouTubers will have set up videos.

    Baby steps. It's not that hard. Scratch a few records, send the unipivot arm flying about, get your sleeve caught on the stylus only to tear it off the cart. Silently destroy the inner grooves of your favorite record with a bad alignment. All these things are part of the experience.

    It took Luke a week or two to be somewhat competent with the basics, and a few more years to be a Jedi.

    There is always the easy path: digital
     
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    Sounds fun, I can't wait to see how Sol turns out.
     

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