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First order of the Target B2G1 sale rolled in today.

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Posted on June 22, 2022 at 16:40:44
viridian
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For the princely sum of $46 I got a little adventurous. Embarrassed to say I never had "Midnight Blue." Correction made.

No damage, but just a cardboard box with vinyls rattling around inside. Packing is a cut down from Amazon, and well below the best vendors like Plaid Room.

 

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RE: First order of the Target B2G1 sale rolled in today., posted on June 23, 2022 at 13:13:58
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I got my first order and it arrived in a regular LP mailer, (well kinda, I haven't seen this exact type, but it is for LPs).

Inside the records were perfect.

Got a few more coming, hope they are packaged the same way.

 

RE: First order of the Target B2G1 sale rolled in today., posted on June 23, 2022 at 13:17:53
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Here's a picture of the inside of the mailer. COOL! This is the first of this "model" I've seen. Really nice.

 

Thank you. Yes, same mailer here. It was sent UPS and delivered USPS., posted on June 23, 2022 at 14:36:08
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But no damage, no issues. What other LPs did you get in the first round?

 

RE: Thank you. Yes, same mailer here. It was sent UPS and delivered USPS., posted on June 23, 2022 at 14:40:47
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Here are the three from this 1st order:

 

I am intrigued by the Tears For Fears, please share how you like it., posted on June 23, 2022 at 14:44:28
viridian
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And on that note, what is your take on the Hegel phono pre? Thumbs up or thumbs down.

I have a record coming in my second batch that we don't speak of on this forum "Straight Outta Compton."

 

RE: I am intrigued by the Tears For Fears, please share how you like it., posted on June 23, 2022 at 15:06:14
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The Hegel is wonderful! Open, warm, rich.

But, I still like the Parasound better. Once you hear a John Curl designed phono stage, it's hard to forget. He has a way of capturing your emotions.

Completely noise free, I mean BLACK & DARK & QUIET background, then the music just EXPLODES out of it. Really eerie the first time. One of my top regrets is selling my Vendetta Research Phono Stage.

I had a JC3 and loved it. Closest thing to the Vendetta, I'd found. I unfortunately had to sell it. When I bought a new one, I didn't have the funds for the JC3+, so I bought a Junior. Haven't regretted it once.

 

Thanks so much for the guidance, greatly appreciated. nt, posted on June 23, 2022 at 15:30:22
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RE: Thanks so much for the guidance, greatly appreciated. nt, posted on June 23, 2022 at 15:59:39
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You're welcome sir!

I meant to include what units I used in my shootout that lead me to the decision of the Parasound.

Having to sell the JC3, I somewhat later had bought a Gold Note PH-10 from a dealer friend of mine that needed help with an opening order, so I bought a couple of things at cost to help him out and the PH-10 was one.

I loved that phono stage, but always thought it was missing something, so I decided to try a few others.

Gold Note PH-10
Sim Audio Moon LP5.3
Sutherland Insight
Parasound JC3Jr.
Bel Canto
Graham Slee Revelation

The Parasound, (all of this, of course, is just my opinion) was the overall winner. I had tried to get a Manley Chinook for this endeavor, but couldn't arrange one. I did get to use one in my system a couple of years later. If I had had it at the time and the extra funds for it, I think I probably would have ended up with it. It's REALLY nice. I know you said no tubes.

 

Thanks again! nt, posted on June 23, 2022 at 17:04:58
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