Schiit Turntable: the giant-slayer that slays giants and schiit

Discussion in 'Turntables' started by Dadbeh, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. Mister Pig

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    A great post big C! Love to see the dedication and hard work, and people getting recognized for their contributions. Looking forward to seeing and hearing the final product.

    Cheers
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  2. Dadbeh

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    The arm looks a bit too DIY but I love what I'm hearing about all the ways that it and the rest of the table are adjustable. I think it's key. If it preforms that is.
     
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  3. freQ(*)Oddio

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    Because everyone on earth has a technics, or that style table already, that is what we dont need another one of. For many of us this would be a second or third table along with our direct drive. We like to tinker and it looks like tweaking is possible with the schitt, that naked style table has a high end configuration similar to tables that are $10k, so its a bargain for us. They have great US made equipment already for quality proof. This is awsome .
     
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  4. MisterDK

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    Has price been announced - or have I been sleeping and missed it ?
     
  5. Decibel_116

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    I think I remember Mike saying something about $700 on a video I watched a while back. Don't hold me to that though.
     
  6. ripblade

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    If you can grab one for that, do it. It'll be twice that before long, and higher still after that....
     
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  7. elcoholic

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    My impressions of the Sol's sound are limited. There were too many people milling about, playing with the On-The-Fly VTA and as Conrad pointed out the cart wasn't set up correctly. What I can say is that I heard nothing that indicated the speed was anything other than dead on. There was zero mechanical sound from the motor or turntable. No vibration felt in the base. Super smooth and quiet. The massive 1/2" ID x 3" bearing is apparently excellent. The powder coated base casting looked first rate. The arm lift mechanism is good sized and cues the arm smoothly.

    These guys are very open about this project and they are really committed to getting it right. Stoddard and I talked for 15 minutes at least. They plan on making additional arms available for cartridge swapping ASAP. They are targeting below $200 for them. One guy (not an employee) was expecting a $600ish price. It looks more like a $2k table to me. A heavy 1/4" plate steel tray to set it on is under consideration and apparently Moffat is thinking about active suspension under the plate. My wife got one of the principals to say he expects availability in the 2nd quarter.

    The Schiitr would be Schiit Audio’s retail store in Newhall. It’s really a demo hangout with free coffee where you can buy Schiit or pick-up what you order. It's a fun place. I had a flashback to the 1st University Stereo that wasn’t in a garage. It was a house on PCH in Long Beach. Think audio speak easy. Locked door. They let you in only if you don’t look like a narc. The speak easy part doesn't apply to the Schiitr. After all a lot has changed since the 70's. They have about 10 demo systems with various DACs and Amps to demo. They've over a dozen quality headphones AKG, Senn, BD, Fostex and even some Mr Speakers head phones. The Mr. Speakers Ether 2's driven by the Mjolnir amp and Yggdrasil DAC combo made me want to sell off what ever gear I had to to get that package for my very own.

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  8. hugo454

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    I'm ready to buy one the minute they become available.
     
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  9. freQ(*)Oddio

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    Wow thanks for the pictures! I could see using a slate base under the table, a base would be up to the owners interpretation of the table, industrial, vintage, modern , exc,,,,this is great.
     
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  10. freQ(*)Oddio

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    Simple style Open Baffle Speakers next year would complete the lineup
     
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  11. DavidTT

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  12. MisterDK

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    I think that’s not quite true - I probably look exactly like a narc and they let me in; even sold me something. *_*
     
  13. Masonavenut

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    I don’t know so I’m asking.
    What do ou guys think about the totally separate motor?
    I assume it isolates any noise or vibration but is keeping the motor located correctly (belt pressure) an issue?
     
  14. elcoholic

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    You’re welcome. I’m sorry I didn’t get a shot of the bearing. The base plate came up when my wife asked how do you keep the motor in the correct position to tension the belt. It may have facilities to locate things.
    They have a lot of new products slated for this year, but I wouldn’t hold my breath for speakers. I’m expecting a phono stage in their mid or top level lines.
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  15. DavidTT

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    I owned a turntable (Marantz TT-15) with air-gapped motor and while it ran smooth and quiet, vibration and motor noise definitely made it through to the platter from the belt itself. There's just no way around that facet of noise transmission even with an air-gapped motor. Depending on the surface on which the turntable is mounted, and the smoothness of the operator in turning things on and off, movement of the motor pod could impact speed performance, but I guess that the Schiit machine doesn't require the user to turn on the motor at the pod itself, and it appears that the motor casing is very heavy and stable, minimizing all of these potential impacts.


     
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  16. jetstream

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    The color is a bit greenish, I'd prefer silver or black, as the rest of their units.

    I'd buy the tonearm with a pillar to use it on a Technics 1200 as a second arm. Any word on that?
     

     

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  17. JoeESP9

    JoeESP9 ESL's & tubes since 83

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    I want one!
     
  18. elcoholic

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    Not green in the least and I even checked with my wife who has the eye for color around our casa. It’s the standard Schiit grey. No nothing said about selling arms as a stand-alone product.
     
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  19. jetstream

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    Maybe it's the photo, but there's definitely difference between the platter and the rest of the construction, and on some pics you can see the Freya which is also different in color.
     
  20. Masonavenut

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    It’s the light in the room and the way the camera chip sees it as it reflects off the different surface material of the tt.
     
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