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12 minutes ago, Norton said:

I’ve never quite bought into the whole Schiit thing, but hats off to them, this looks to be an interesting new product and potentially great value for money: https://www.schiit.com/products/sol

 

Looking forward to the reviews.

 

 

 

Bad name for it - SOL? Shit Out of Luck - sorry had to say it.


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21 minutes ago, Ralf11 said:

shouldn't this go in the vinyl forum?

 

another joker :D


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42 minutes ago, botrytis said:

 

Bad name for it - SOL? Shit Out of Luck - sorry had to say it.

 

Schiit is into Norse mythology for product names. Sol refers to a Norse sun goddess while the phono amp Mani is a reference to the moon.

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13 minutes ago, exdmd said:

 

Schiit is into Norse mythology for product names. Sol refers to a Norse sun goddess while the phono amp Mani is a reference to the moon.

 

Please - it was a joke albeit a poor one..... :D


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The joke was obvious enough it needed to be got out of the way. 

 

A silver tinged black sun, hmm.  Going to continue casting my net on the other side of the boat where there are plenty of healthy fish in the sea.  Darko, and his boatload of SEO followers, can have at that catch.

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16 minutes ago, rando said:

The joke was obvious enough it needed to be got out of the way. 

 

A silver tinged black sun, hmm.  Going to continue casting my net on the other side of the boat where there are plenty of healthy fish in the sea.  Darko, and his boatload of SEO followers, can have at that catch.

 

 

:D


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It's a $799 turntable that looks pretty similar to a $3,000 Rega Planar 8. I will be very interested to see what kind of coverage/reviews Stereophile and AnalogPlanet give to the SOL. 

 

There's a little bit too much of a DIY/science project vibe to the SOL for my taste. [Though it would not look out of place in a pix of one of Fremer's setups, poor cousin though it might be.]

 

Most importantly, I do wonder how heavy the SOL's motor is, and whether it will vibrate out of position. Seems like a great opportunity for some kind of aftermarket cutting board [excuse me; I guess I should call it a plinth] with indents for both those platter support legs and the motor, to create an integrated turntable mounting system [and of course the aftermarketer could add a dust cover to it]. Of course, then it would no longer look like a Planar 8.

 

As for the name, I think the fact that 'SOL' immediately brings to mind that three letter street expression is a feature, not a bug.

 

 

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17 minutes ago, garrardguy60 said:

 

It's a $799 turntable that looks pretty similar to a $3,000 Rega Planar 8. I will be very interested to see what kind of coverage/reviews Stereophile and AnalogPlanet give to the SOL. 

 

There's a little bit too much of a DIY/science project vibe to the SOL for my taste. [Though it would not look out of place in a pix of one of Fremer's setups, poor cousin though it might be.]

 

Most importantly, I do wonder how heavy the SOL's motor is, and whether it will vibrate out of position. Seems like a great opportunity for some kind of aftermarket cutting board [excuse me; I guess I should call it a plinth] with indents for both those platter support legs and the motor, to create an integrated turntable mounting system [and of course the aftermarketer could add a dust cover to it]. Of course, then it would no longer look like a Planar 8.

 

As for the name, I think the fact that 'SOL' immediately brings to mind that three letter street expression is a feature, not a bug.

 

 

 

Interesting point about the motor. I have a Marantz TT-15S1 and the motor would move if not held in place by the plinth (the motor sits in a hole in the plinth). It would be interesting to see reviews of it..

 

It reminds me of a British TT but the tripod legs are not long enough. I wonder how stable it will be.


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Cables: MIT speaker cables and DiMarzio Interconnects

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Rega has been a sort of value leader for many years, so if the SOL is merely as good at 1/10 the price...

 

I'd still want to know which vinyl releases have better SQ than digital...


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-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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3 hours ago, exdmd said:

 

Schiit is into Norse mythology for product names. Sol refers to a Norse sun goddess while the phono amp Mani is a reference to the moon.

Yet they also, obviously intentionally, pick names that can be used like S.O.L. quite often.   Something funny when you were maybe 10 years old.  They've no reason to expect anything except those kinds of references.  They are laughing all the way to the bank.  They sell people Schiit and convince them to like it.  

 

It does look like a budget version of a MicroSeiki DDX 1000.  Which wouldn't be a bad thing. 

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To paraphrase Rick James, "sighted listening is a helluva drug".

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1 hour ago, garrardguy60 said:

I do wonder how heavy the SOL's motor is, and whether it will vibrate out of position

 

Other than a couple of Garrard 301s, all my TTs have had free standing motors and never had a problem.

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5 hours ago, Ralf11 said:

shouldn't this go in the vinyl forum?

 

I was going to post "if only we had a turntable forum", but the evil genius Rando very cleverly distracted me with gibberish-infused nonsense.


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2 hours ago, garrardguy60 said:

 

It's a $799 turntable that looks pretty similar to a $3,000 Rega Planar 8. I will be very interested to see what kind of coverage/reviews Stereophile and AnalogPlanet give to the SOL. 

 

There's a little bit too much of a DIY/science project vibe to the SOL for my taste. [Though it would not look out of place in a pix of one of Fremer's setups, poor cousin though it might be.]

 

Most importantly, I do wonder how heavy the SOL's motor is, and whether it will vibrate out of position. Seems like a great opportunity for some kind of aftermarket cutting board [excuse me; I guess I should call it a plinth] with indents for both those platter support legs and the motor, to create an integrated turntable mounting system [and of course the aftermarketer could add a dust cover to it]. Of course, then it would no longer look like a Planar 8.

 

As for the name, I think the fact that 'SOL' immediately brings to mind that three letter street expression is a feature, not a bug.

 

 

Sonically - Best plinth = no plinth 

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