Technics brings back the SP10

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It occurs to me to ask: upon what digital playback gear do you base your comparison with vinyl? and upon what vinyl playback hardware?

I look forward to your response.
Sorry, I missed your post. I am considering the DCS Vivaldi / Metronome Kalista /C2A and SME30 and Forsell turntables.
 

spiritofmusic

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Personally I’d pass on doubling the cost for the plinth/arm version, ie stick with $10k SP-20R platter/motor option, put it in a bespoke two-tier slate plinth/arm board (plenty of people offer these options), and plonk the lot on an isolation platform.
 
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Personally I’d pass on doubling the cost for the plinth/arm version, ie stick with $10k SP-20R platter/motor option, put it in a bespoke two-tier slate plinth/arm board (plenty of people offer these options), and plonk the lot on an isolation platform.
As would I. I imagine most of the purchases will be of the no plinth variety.
 

spiritofmusic

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I believe this uses SMPS. Hmm, I’m not so sure that’s good.
 

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I believe this uses SMPS. Hmm, I’m not so sure that’s good.
It is not. Even if it doesn't transfer through the TT itself, it isn't good for the AC eco system.

I don't expect Technics to sell it for nothing, but with their resources this seems... price gougey.
 

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It is not. Even if it doesn't transfer through the TT itself, it isn't good for the AC eco system.

I don't expect Technics to sell it for nothing, but with their resources this seems... price gougey.
I don't find the price exorbitant by hifi standards at all. Their 4k TT is probably 8k if made by a hifi manufacturer. The new Technics decks have been bargains at their respective price levels, let's hope this is as well.

They also are quite transparent why the new decks cost more.
 

spiritofmusic

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Bill, you mean the SMPS pumps out noise into the grid?
 

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That is funny Keith. You've only reinforced my exact thoughts... the entire premise of their existence originates in being large enough to sell stuff much cheaper. With their teams of people they can do stuff much quicker and easier. They can make it all for very little with their resources.

If they were small timers I wouldnt have any expectations of price. And I wouldnt even expect the amount of customized parts.
 

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If MF is correct the sp10r will drop into sp10mk2 plinths so all bespoke plinth makers or people who already have a sp10 plinth can just drop it in, be interested to clarify if this is correct
100% correct. Technics said they wanted to ensure their new table would be backward compatible with all old plinths if customer wanted to upgrade.
 

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Spent enough time over the past 2 days with the new SP-10. Even though they were using a "lowly" Ortofon XPression, and going through a "not fancy either" Lehmann phono, the sound was pretty incredible.

I'm dying to get ours now :)


cheers,
alex
 

spiritofmusic

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Alex, do you heard the all in one SP-1000R option of motor/platter/plinth/arm?
 

jdza

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Even though they were using a "lowly" Ortofon XPression
$5669 is what the Ortofon Xpression cartridge costs. I have long felt uncomfortable in What's Best fi,seems I am now not even comfortable in lowly-fi anymore,nevermind mid-fi.

How do I leave here to get to where I belong?
 

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