Help me upgrade my turntable

Help me upgrade my turntable

Postby Jprod » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:33 am

Hello. First time poster. I currently have a marantz tt15s1 with a graham slee accession phono preamp. This in turn feeds into a parasound p5 preamp and a parasound a21 amp. I mainly listen to classic rock and blues with some jazz and very little classical. Is the prime scout enough of an upgrade or should I go with the prime?
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Re: Help me upgrade my turntable

Postby Brf » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:33 am

The Prime is the "sweat spot" in the VPI line up for best value to performance table (IMHO). I have not personally heard your table but I would encourage you to audition the Prime because in the end, it's your opinion that matters.
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Re: Help me upgrade my turntable

Postby spinblackcircle » Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:01 pm

Jprod wrote:Hello. First time poster. I currently have a marantz tt15s1 with a graham slee accession phono preamp. This in turn feeds into a parasound p5 preamp and a parasound a21 amp. I mainly listen to classic rock and blues with some jazz and very little classical. Is the prime scout enough of an upgrade or should I go with the prime?
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I went from a TT15 to a Scout, then Classic and now to Prime. Skip the incremental upgrades and go to a Prime if you can.

For not much more than a Prime Scout, you could grab a Certified Pre Owned Prime from Sound Stage Direct or talk to them about a trade-in on your TT15.
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Re: Help me upgrade my turntable

Postby jonathanb » Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:05 pm

This used Prime, asking price: $2800, may still be available: http://www.usaudiomart.com/details/6493 ... turntable/
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Re: Help me upgrade my turntable

Postby Jprod » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:01 pm

Thanks for all the responses
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Re: Help me upgrade my turntable

Postby Jprod » Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:07 am

Well I pulled the trigger on the prime. Can't wait to get it. Now to try to explain this to my wife ....
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Re: Help me upgrade my turntable

Postby Dorian » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:58 pm

Brf wrote:The Prime is the "sweat spot" in the VPI line up...

Setting it up is certainly a sweaty job.... :lol:
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Re: Help me upgrade my turntable

Postby Dorian » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:59 pm

Jprod wrote:Well I pulled the trigger on the prime. Can't wait to get it. Now to try to explain this to my wife ....

Congrats! You won't be disappointed.
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Re: Help me upgrade my turntable

Postby Orchids1 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:52 pm

Follow the Prime setup video on the VPI website. It makes things much easier. Rich
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Re: Help me upgrade my turntable

Postby baddog » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:02 am

Jprod wrote:Well I pulled the trigger on the prime. Can't wait to get it. Now to try to explain this to my wife ....


Yeah, let us know how that goes.... :shock:
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