Wilson Benesch's GMT One System is a turntable like no other

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That's it! I am selling my house and all my blood (and the neighbor's little girl if I can lure her into my van) in order to buy one of these bad boys when they are released!
 
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That's it! I am selling my house and all my blood (and the neighbor's little girl if I can lure her into my van) in order to buy one of these bad boys when they are released!
Ah, but immaterial of just how fab the turntable is, what about the inferior medium it is designed to play? Vinyl is oh so vulnerable & degradable, deteriorating that little bit every time it's played! Digital mediums are so much more durable. Why all this retro movement to vinyl?

Take my digital advice, & hang on to your blood & everything else until coming to your senses!!!
 

F8lee

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Ah, but immaterial of just how fab the turntable is, what about the inferior medium it is designed to play? Vinyl is oh so vulnerable & degradable, deteriorating that little bit every time it's played! Digital mediums are so much more durable. Why all this retro movement to vinyl?

Take my digital advice, & hang on to your blood & everything else until coming to your senses!!!
Why I cannot! I simply MUST experience the warmth and, um, extra-dimensional sonic qualities that only cheap plastic stamped with 100 year old technology can achieve, don't you see?

And it is for that same reason I lust for CAT MBX speakers (or, if I'm lucky, Wisdom Audio Wisdom Grands) with commensurate electronics like the Pivetta Opera Only amp. Of course, to afford those, I might have to take on an assassination assignment from a foreign government...

Oh, and I will need to find some adapter cables so i can connect my 8-track player to the kit as well...
 
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Dear F8 (or lee, if I may be so bold), while appreciating your thoughts, I can't help but feel that the extra sonic qualities you refer to with vinyl is nothing other than the classic Kellog's 'breakfast experience'.

What am I alluding to, you might well ask? Why, nothing other than the 'snap, crackle, and pop' of vinyl grooves containing difficult to rout dust particles, and unavoidable stylus wear, so typical of the vinyl medium.

Now, I understand that 'old is gold', and 'let's not be pernickety about antiquity'. I love and respect history, and would dearly love to be still contacting others with two empty baked beans cans connected with a taught string, or even by using smoke signals from burning my rank underwear, but I now have a mobile phone which does the communications job so much better. Therefore, I've decided to let these rather clunky and inefficient technologies go, and have plumped for current day digital technology!

I've been living in China for the last 18 years, where the backlog of history is easily dealt with by collective amnesia when it's convenient. The general idea is: If it ain't digital, then it ain't 'appenin' (and probably never 'as). I think the public here think that records, if they are actually remembered at all, were those funny, heavy shellac discs, played on a turntable bearing a huge cone shaped horn on one side, and which can be purchased occasionally in trendy boutiques which sell facsimiles made from 3D printers at hugely inflated costs for the trendy Must Haves.

You may continue as you wish along this romantic, quirky path of 'beforedom technology', just as I still worship the aesthetic 70s beauty of the legendary Nakamichi 700 triple head cassette deck recorder, and recall gazing at it in Hardman's Radio and HiFi, in Manchester in the mid 70s with the starry eyed lovingness of a teenage girl looking at a Jackie magazine's pop star centrefold poster (hoping that's not too sexist & divisive, of course; just can't be too careful in these days of digital denouncements & cancel culture). I never did save the required 500 pounds to acquire that incredible item of technological performance and beauty, and have consequently never forgotten it. I still want one in my dreams, feeling deprived, as a baby without its dummy. The pangs remain the same, as one old 70s pop star might say.

However, I now possess a Microsoft Surface Pro 5, purchased 3,5 years ago, which to my eyes, supersedes the Nakamichi's side standing brushed steel cool that set it soooooo much apart from the rest, AND my Surface can do tons of things that the 700 couldn't have ever even begun to dream of in its analogue domain period.

Am I happy with my beautifully slim and elegant side standing digital tablet? YOU BETCHA!!!

I'm in love with digital items to extent that I'm having my whole family replaced as holographic images, and yes, that includes my deceased parents, processed from beloved digitally scanned images when they were strong & in their prime. And I'll remain in love with the digital medium until something better comes along, if and whenever that occurs.

Analogue was a drag even during its time, with all of its bulky, variable, and degradable quality, in my delighted digital view. I mean, I remember shamefacedly going back to the record shops (remember them?, they used to sell those vinyl record thingies) asking for the then current hot album to be replaced because the pressing wasn't up to scratch - oh yes!!, & then there were mild scratches sometimes caused by coarse cardboard inner sleeves. I could go on, but it would only mean I'd continue. It was truly abysmal. Digital is for me. Whoopee!

I hope you will be free of your analogue addiction in due course, and will truly enjoy the benefits of clean, (possibly remastered) digital purity, to pull you out of the darkness, and into the Brave New World of Digital Delight.

I'm not stating that Digital Is Everything In Perfection, but it's the nearest we've got at the mo, Joe.

We care about you, you know...

(And please be careful who you consider assassinating to afford your analogue 'ard on)
 
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F8lee

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Dear F8 (or lee, if I may be so bold), while appreciating your thoughts, I can't help but feel that the extra sonic qualities you refer to with vinyl is nothing other than the classic Kellog's 'breakfast experience'.

What am I alluding to, you might well ask? Why, nothing other than the 'snap, crackle, and pop' of vinyl grooves containing difficult to rout dust particles, and unavoidable stylus wear, so typical of the vinyl medium.

Now, I understand that 'old is gold', and 'let's not be pernickety about antiquity'. I love and respect history, and would dearly love to be still contacting others with two empty baked beans cans connected with a taught string, or even by using smoke signals from burning my rank underwear, but I now have a mobile phone which does the communications job so much better. Therefore, I've decided to let these rather clunky and inefficient technologies go, and have plumped for current day digital technology!

I've been living in China for the last 18 years, where the backlog of history is easily dealt with by collective amnesia when it's convenient. The general idea is: If it ain't digital, then it ain't 'appenin' (and probably never 'as). I think the public here think that records, if they are actually remembered at all, were those funny, heavy shellac discs, played on a turntable bearing a huge cone shaped horn on one side, and which can be purchased occasionally in trendy boutiques which sell facsimiles made from 3D printers at hugely inflated costs for the trendy Must Haves.

You may continue as you wish along this romantic, quirky path of 'beforedom technology', just as I still worship the aesthetic 70s beauty of the legendary Nakamichi 700 triple head cassette deck recorder, and recall gazing at it in Hardman's Radio and HiFi, in Manchester in the mid 70s with the starry eyed lovingness of a teenage girl looking at a Jackie magazine's pop star centrefold poster (hoping that's not too sexist & divisive, of course; just can't be too careful in these days of digital denouncements & cancel culture). I never did save the required 500 pounds to acquire that incredible item of technological performance and beauty, and have consequently never forgotten it. I still want one in my dreams, feeling deprived, as a baby without its dummy. The pangs remain the same, as one old 70s pop star might say.

However, I now possess a Microsoft Surface Pro 5, purchased 3,5 years ago, which to my eyes, supersedes the Nakamichi's side standing brushed steel cool that set it soooooo much apart from the rest, AND my Surface can do tons of things that the 700 couldn't have ever even begun to dream of in its analogue domain period.

Am I happy with my beautifully slim and elegant side standing digital tablet? YOU BETCHA!!!

I'm in love with digital items to extent that I'm having my whole family replaced as holographic images, and yes, that includes my deceased parents, processed from beloved digitally scanned images when they were strong & in their prime. And I'll remain in love with the digital medium until something better comes along, if and whenever that occurs.

Analogue was a drag even during its time, with all of its bulky, variable, and degradable quality, in my delighted digital view. I mean, I remember shamefacedly going back to the record shops (remember them?, they used to sell those vinyl record thingies) asking for the then current hot album to be replaced because the pressing wasn't up to scratch - oh yes!!, & then there were mild scratches sometimes caused by coarse cardboard inner sleeves. I could go on, but it would only mean I'd continue. It was truly abysmal. Digital is for me. Whoopee!

I hope you will be free of your analogue addiction in due course, and will truly enjoy the benefits of clean, (possibly remastered) digital purity, to pull you out of the darkness, and into the Brave New World of Digital Delight.

I'm not stating that Digital Is Everything In Perfection, but it's the nearest we've got at the mo, Joe.

We care about you, you know...

(And please be careful who you consider assassinating to afford your analogue 'ard on)
China, eh?

Well, aren't you lucky the commies are even allowing you to see this thread!
 

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