Technics SL-1200 to Prime?

Re: Technics SL-1200 to Prime?

Postby pathguy » Fri May 04, 2018 2:55 pm

Gshepardbuster wrote:I have a Classic Signature, which is very similar sonically to the Prime, I also have a Rega RP6 and a Technics Sl 1200 mk2. In my system the Classic Signature and Rega are better than the Technics. The Classic is huge improvement over the Technics. The RP6 being a solid level or so over the Technics. However I still enjoy the Technics as it has a euphoric sound and the nostalgia is off the hook. IMO you will be very happy moving up to a Prime.

Thanks so much for your input :)

Would be interesting to order the prime (or "super" prime scout from Upscale Audio) with the soundsmith MIMC star while at the same time ordering a second MIMC star for the Technics (overkill and expensive, but I can trade in another cartridge if I buy it from elusive disc). That way, I could essentially do a direct A/B comparison. Not sure I want to go that extreme, though...$1200 extra is a lot to fork over, but I guess I could always sell it.
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Re: Technics SL-1200 to Prime?

Postby pathguy » Sat May 05, 2018 3:10 pm

Didn’t take too long: just ordered a Prime with Soundsmith MIMC star from Seth at Soundstage Direct! What a great guy: gave me more than I paid for my Rega P2 towards it, too. Can’t wait to get it!
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Re: Technics SL-1200 to Prime?

Postby Gshepardbuster » Sat May 05, 2018 5:41 pm

Congrats! You will have to desire to do a A/B comparison once you hear it cuz it will be that good!
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Re: Technics SL-1200 to Prime?

Postby pathguy » Sun May 06, 2018 7:05 am

Gshepardbuster wrote:Congrats! You will have to desire to do a A/B comparison once you hear it cuz it will be that good!


I definitely will. Won't be quite the same though, because of a different cartridge.
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Re: Technics SL-1200 to Prime?

Postby Gshepardbuster » Sun May 06, 2018 8:00 am

Oops forgot to proof read my post...what I meant to say was, you will not have any desire to do a comparison cuz it will be that good. My bad.
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Re: Technics SL-1200 to Prime?

Postby pathguy » Sun May 06, 2018 12:03 pm

Gshepardbuster wrote:Oops forgot to proof read my post...what I meant to say was, you will not have any desire to do a comparison cuz it will be that good. My bad.


Ha! Actually, that's what I've heard, so I'm really looking forward to it! ;)
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Re: Technics SL-1200 to Prime?

Postby JimTimP » Tue May 15, 2018 9:43 am

Yup, Seth is the man. I've bought many upper end equipment pieces from him and would recommend him in a heartbeat. The last two deals he made for me has cemented the business relationship and will only buy equipment from Seth and team.

I upgraded from a Technics SL-1200 to first a Music Hall MMF 9.1 and then to the Prime Signature. The Technics to Music Hall carried forward the same cartridge and the musicality of the MMF 9.1 was head over heels better than the Technics. The change was also as drastic and to an even larger degree when I went to the Prime Sig (cartridge was carried forward so the cart was not a player in the difference between the two).
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Re: Technics SL-1200 to Prime?

Postby pathguy » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:30 am

Just over 4 weeks: still waiting patiently for my Prime :)
It seems VPI is pretty busy these days (as per an email with them), so I hopefully will see it in the next week or two. Fingers crossed!
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Re: Technics SL-1200 to Prime?

Postby pathguy » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:21 am

Talked to Seth at SSD yesterday: he should have my TT this week :)
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Re: Technics SL-1200 to Prime?

Postby pathguy » Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:30 am

Sorry--it's been awhile, but after some issues I placed an order yesterday with Upscale Audio for a Prime. In stock and Soundsmith MIMC star cartridge will be mounted and shipped out later today! Can't wait!
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