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Drop + Audio-Technica Carbon VTA Turntable
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Drop + Audio-Technica Carbon VTA Turntable

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Schroder
0
Nov 22, 2022
I read I can use an acrylic "mat" (not platter.) Opinions? I'm curious about the variance and static reduction but als the rubber mat they supply is quite decent if not a bit of a dust magnet.
silentbirdie
140
Jan 27, 2022
Definitely worth it to upgrade the stylus.
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mt4sure
2
Feb 21, 2022
what did you end up upgrading the stylus to?
silentbirdie
140
Feb 22, 2022
mt4sureread my previous comment
betonven
0
Jan 20, 2022
It sounds and looks great. My only concern is that it has been impossible to change the feet’s height to achieve a perfect level; as much as you turn them in both directions, they’ll just infinitely turn without any change in height. Is that normal or did I get a bad piece?
oberton
5
Jan 20, 2022
betonvenSounds like you got defective feet. My feet move in and out as you turn them, but I did notice that the threads are poorly cut and the metal is soft so likely to strip.
geoffalter11
3
Dec 26, 2021
Can I hook up this turntable to my headphone amp and DAC and use it thru my headphones? would I go they my DAC or just straight into my amp?
silentbirdie
140
Dec 27, 2021
geoffalter11Just hook up your headphone amp and use the line out switch setting
Evshrug
2869
May 22, 2022
geoffalter11DAC = Digital to Analog Converter Since Vinyl is an analog format, there is no need to convert! You would just use the VTA’s built-in phono amp by pushing the rear switch to the “line-out” setting, and connecting straight to your headphone amp. Think of it this way: even if the studio digitally recorded and mixed the track, the used the best DAC they could to create the Vinyl, and that DAC is probably several thousand dollars more than you or I can afford.
Bagszi
14
Dec 11, 2021
I haven't bought this turntable but just wanted to add a comment regarding the supplied cartridge. The overview says that this turntable is fitted with a AT-VMN95E cart - this is the wrong information. This turntable is fitted with a AT-VM95E cart, the AT-VMN95E is the replacement stylus for AT-VM95E. I think that is an excellent choice for a turntable like this, and you will find it a great performer, but you can go higher up the fidelity chain with an uber easy upgrade. The AT-VM95E cartridge can be upgraded to any of the other AT-VM95 stylus profiles via a simple swap of the stylus, all the way up to AT-VMN95ML Micro Line and AT-VMN95SH Shibata stylus tip profiles. Whilst these styli are not cheap, the simple act of doing this will result in a significant upgrade.... superior tracking, playback performance and fidelity - you will be blown away at the difference. Audio Technica have truly created an amazing series with this cartridge! I would say even going up to the AT-VM95EN (nude elliptical) would be a significant upgrade. I have the AT-VM95SH on a different turntable and I think it sounds fantastic - I have much more expensive MC carts and I think it's up there with the best. Can't recommend it enough! I just love the detail it reveals. If you want to find out more, search for reviews for AT-VM95ML and AT-VM95SH online. More info also available here: https://audio-technica.com.au/vm95-moving-magnet-phono-cartridge-series/


mksurfin7
50
Nov 14, 2021
It's a proprietary compression system that makes bold claims about being able to preserve master quality with a small file size. It's a common joke because it seems pretty clear the company that originated it is peddling snake oil. They refuse to substantiate the claims.
Evshrug
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May 22, 2022
“Master Quality Authentication” I don’t worry about it much.
copperhead81
21
Oct 16, 2021
Would love to see this in a magnet drive version.
Megazine
543
Aug 29, 2021
Can I hook this up to a headphone amp/dac like from drop and use headphones? I’m thinking about getting this for my son. I do have a receiver if I can only hook this up to speakers. Any suggestions?
MegazineYes - You can connect directly to an amplifier by using the internal phono amp.
Evshrug
2869
May 22, 2022
MegazineIf your receiver has analog inputs (like RCA! The red and white pin holes?), then this turntable should work connected directly to an analog amp, no DAC required.
NaggingTax209039
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Jul 26, 2021
Users on drop: ugh I've been waiting months for this product to ship Me: this will be a great surprise for later Drop the next day: your item has shipped Me:
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NaggingTax209039Truly one of my favorite album covers.
oryan_dunn
37
May 26, 2021
What is the load impedance and load capacitance of the built in phono pre-amp? What is the capacitance of the tonearm wiring?
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