Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday Spins


Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus

4 comments:

  1. Hell yeah! This is one of my favorite albums of his. The performance of II BS on here is one of my all-time, desert island song. I must have between 20 and 30 of his albums on vinyl alone. I was just listening to The Black Saint and Sinner Lady about a week ago, and that is a work of genius. By the way, that is a sweet looking setup you have there--would you mind expanding a bit on it? Also, can't see your speakers and am very curious as to what you are using...

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  2. Thanks!

    I am no Jazz expert but this is really good. I bought this and a handful of impulse jazz records for $1 each in the Ozarks.

    The turntable I bought with a console which included a Scott 299 and a pair of aristocrats. I paid under $100. Had trouble keeping a straight face and getting it onto the truck fast enough. I spent considerable time rewiring and lubing the table. It works great and is silent. The tonearm is the great bang for the buck Jelco 12" SA750L with a Ortofon 2M blue cart. This is not high end but performs amazingly well. I'll try a Denon DL110 soon. The tube preamp is a George Wright AGPhono which was one of the last he built before passing. I'm a huge George Wright fan.

    I'll post about the speakers when I get them finished but they are prototypes of sorts. They are Paul Klipsch final design the Klipschorn Jubilee. They are dual 12" woofers in a large folded bass horn. I'm using this from 30hz-600hz. The HF horn is an ultra rare K403 which never saw production. It is a prototype but is very nice with a B&C DE82TN driver. This performs well from 600hz to about 20khz. This is a two way system so fairly simple. The only thing I am missing is PWK's crossover design but I am using a 120db extreme slope and an analog eq until I get the crossover. I'm planning a big Jubilee post but it is taking a little longer than normal.

    thanks again

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  3. Iain, you've got to get that Wright phonostage away from that garrard motor. But beautiful Garrard rig, very much http://db.audioasylum.com/cgi/search.mpl?searchtext=wright&b=AND&topic=&topics_only=N&author=j.d.&date1=&date2=&slowmessage=&sort=score&sortOrder=DESC&forum=vinyl
    after my own heart.

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  4. Thanks.

    Yeah I know it needs to move :( But that is the temporary home until I get my new plinth and system rack. This should be soon. I am psyched! The Wright is surprisingly quiet without tube shields and located where it is.

    The AG Phono is soooooooooooooo gooooooooood.

    I think we have actually corresponded on the asylum about George Wright.

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