Schiit Sol Turntable Sneak-Peak

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

  1. allegro

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    I admit it would be very tempting if the price were low enough, but you then have to consider a phono stage and decent cartridge. I have heard $699 mentioned, add $250 for a MM cartridge and Schiit Mani and if the resulting sound quality for under $1000 bests 24/96 I would consider one. I have my doubts about a low cost MM cartridge though. What cartridges do Schiit say match well with that unipivot arm? It looks like it has a discontinued Nagaoka MP-11 mounted. How was the sound?
     
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    Not being familiar myself - are there many 'tables out there that would comfortably take a 12-incher? (No sex jokes please). The arm does indeed look great if that's the likely ballpark price, but if there aren't that many opportunities to use it would it be in their interests to split them? Same with offering the 'table as a stand-alone, I guess.

    Of course, if they made a shorter wand as well - which looks like it'd be an easy alternative as it's a straight cylinder - then the possibilities would be greatly expanded...
     
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    The SL1200 is no slouch, and you seem to be settled in with digital. Do you really think a different turntable would change your habits?
     
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    This looks fantastic. I'd need a dust cover (2 cats in the house) but this will be very tempting.
     
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    I have no intention of buying one, I just like looking at pictures of overcomplicated mechanical devices without their dust covers :oops:
     
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    I've been very lazy but having great sounding digital finally has contributed. Feet up with remote and the right gear and masterings sounds as good as vinyl ever did.
     
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    And it takes a nice wooden plinth to get 12 inches of excitement from me. Although SME stuff appeals too. And probably says Made in England on it too! Real British engineering from real British engineers.

    Back in the day, the Phono input on the integrated amp was all we needed and all we used (ok, I wasn't a Stereophile reader back then) and I nostalgically regret they they don't really exist any longer. Old-time music listening. And the music was good.
     
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    What gear are you using?
     
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    Nothing to extravagant price wise. It's all listed. I think modi multibit and my first good amps for headphones and speakers really bridged the gap so to speak. It just sounds more analog. I definitely end up with a SOL things change I'll come out of my vinyl hibernation if it bridges the gap again. Problem for me is everything up stream is mega bux for me for decent improvements.
     

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