Jon's Post Categories: Music

All music related posts will show up in this category. I used to play a lot of music but these days, it's less of that and more listening. Though, there are some posts of me playing on my Google+ page.

 

Ortofon Turntable Cartridge
A little while ago, I was talking to my old roommate (who's also into turntables) about the cartridge that came with the Technics SL-1200mk2 that I had bought, and how much I spent on it. The cartridge that came with it was the one that I was using, the Shure SC-35C, which is a budget cartridge and seems to mostly be used by DJ's. I bought the rig from someone who used it for DJing so that's not unusual, and although it was a low-range/budget cartridge, it was better than the Audio-Technica cartridge that was on my old turntable.

After the short conversation, I got to thinking. The turntable probably could use a better cartridge and it's purely for at-home use so it's not going to get bounced around or anything. In the past, I've thought that I've heard noise over the higher range on certain songs, probably more noticeable on some songs than others. It's something that I've never noticed when listening to the CD counterparts. Additionally, I've always felt that the high range was kind of lacking when it came to comparing my LP's with their CD counterparts. It all sounded a bit too mellow, and not as crisp as on CD's. Initially I chocked that up to either my system (Nakamichi isn't known for being high end, or having a great phono pre-amp) or the fact that it was just the LPs or the way they were mixed/produced. One day, after hearing some of that noise on a Beatles album (can't remember what song), I decided it was time for an upgrade. If the upgrade didn't make a difference, then so be it and I'll know that it's not the cartridge but own a better one anyways, however if it did, then it'll mean that I wasn't just hearing things.

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3/2/2015

 

Pat Martino

2/8/2014

 

Christmas Vinyl
1/12/2014

 

Magical Voivod Booker Radio
12/03/2014

 

Pink Floyd Beatles For Sale, E-Bay purchases
11/07/2014

 

Led Zappa Rolling Petty, E-Bay purchases
10/02/2014

 

In the Court of the Yes Album
9/26/2014

 

Red and Roach
9/23/2014

 

New Music related posts
I've been making various music related posts, about vinyl and stuff in other places and neglected to also include them here. I've gone back and added all the content and cleaned up some of the front page to make it less cluttery.
9/22/2014

 

Budgie, Never Turn Your Back On A Friend
9/18/2014

 

Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, new arrivals
9/4/2014

 

Eric Kloss, Herbie Hancock, new arrivals
7/29/2014

 

Abbey Road, old and new
7/29/2014

 

Lee Morgan, Donald Byrd, Horace Silver, new arrivals
7/9/2014

 

White, Back in Black
6/10/2014

 

Speak Low
5/22/2014

 

Ray and Milt
5/16/2014

 

Killers
4/16/2014

 

Budgie, new arrivals
4/15/2014

 

Classical LP Clean-up
4/11/2014

 

Pink Floyd, Willie Nelson, new arrivals
3/7/2014

 

Green Onions
2/5/2014

 

Survive
1/31/2014

 

Freddie, Willie, and Eric
1/5/2014

 

Blondie and Sonny Rollins
12/22/2013

 

Old Recordings (March 6, 2006)

 

Sonatina
Here is a link of me playing Lennox Berkeley's Sonatina, 3rd movement, saved as an mp3. Perhaps more music to come if I get around to getting the stuff I play recorded digitally...

 

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