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« on: December 07, 2016, 09:55:07 PM »
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Re: Shinola
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2016, 10:47:38 PM »
I love the retro Empire/Rek o Kut look. I also love their business model.

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Re: Shinola
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2016, 11:47:20 PM »
Run it into a Schitt phono preamp, and you got Schitt and Shinola.
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Re: Shinola
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2017, 09:09:45 PM »
They sell the dumbest, most overpriced shit I've ever seen. 

Example: https://www.shinola.com/power-supply-5-port-usb.html

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Re: Shinola
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2017, 09:34:13 PM »
They sell the dumbest, most overpriced shit I've ever seen. 

Example: https://www.shinola.com/power-supply-5-port-usb.html
But it has a "custom 45-degree wall plug" !!
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Re: Shinola
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2017, 11:34:46 PM »
USA built products.  A lot of products built in Detroit, which needs some love...  what's the problem??
$6.50 for a tin of mink oil...  I bet it makes a leather baseball mitt feel like a baby's butt!
Nice looking turn table too. 
When I'm willing to plop a few bills down, there is a nice lookin' Shinola wrist watch under the Filson brand that has my eye.

.....I had no idea that they were so "diversified" with their products... all over the place..
I do agree that the extention cords are crazy spendy...  I hope that they're providing good jobs to the folks in Detroit though.
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Re: Shinola
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2017, 11:48:41 PM »
It's mostly fraud / bait and switch. 

I've heard their quality sucks from friends who have owned their stuff.

Just research them.

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Re: Shinola
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2017, 05:10:20 AM »
It's mostly fraud / bait and switch. 

I've heard their quality sucks from friends who have owned their stuff.

Just research them.

Please provide any fact
I'm about to drop $2k on a table that is as basic as an 1800s ceiling fan.
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Re: Shinola
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2017, 06:01:35 PM »
I'm all for supporting U.S.-made products, and do so as often as I can, but has anyone come across an in-depth review of their turntable that cites hard, real-world measurements? 
If I were to drop $2k+ on a TT, I'd probably be more apt to spend it on one of raymonda's gorgeous builds.

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Re: Shinola
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2017, 06:44:24 PM »
I'm all for supporting U.S.-made products, and do so as often as I can, but has anyone come across an in-depth review of their turntable that cites hard, real-world measurements? 
If I were to drop $2k+ on a TT, I'd probably be more apt to spend it on one of raymonda's gorgeous builds.

Interesting, with due respect, are measurements made on the customs?
Wow & Flutter, tracking angles, tracking consistency, pressure consistency, frequency response, dynamic range, etc.
I'm not Julian Hirsch, so I'm not sure how to stack rank these, or which are important, or what else is relevant.
I appreciate that there is an aesthetic component to a beautiful TT that cannot be denied.
However, I am not truly impressed by vinyl, even though it was all that I listened to for 20 years.

Fundamentally, I'm a numbers guy when it comes to audio components.
Instead of forcing my brain and ears to compensate to deviations from baseline, flat response, I prefer to begin with it and keep my ears attuned to on a reproducible standard.
The brain is a magnificent thing, it can adjust to very big variations in sensory input.
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Re: Shinola
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2017, 07:00:14 PM »
Didn't mean any offense, 108, but other than some articles about the company and how nice the table looks, I haven't come across any reviews about how well it actually, y'know, sounds and reproduces music. :)  Honest inquiry as $2000 $2500 is a sizable investment. 
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Re: Shinola
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2017, 07:04:34 PM »
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Re: Shinola
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2017, 07:07:10 PM »
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Re: Shinola
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2017, 07:45:56 PM »
This is a table made mostly by OEM VPI parts, which is a very good thing. It is priced right for what is in it and most likely will last a lifetime. Whether I would buy it is questionable. There are other tables I would choose. But it is sure pretty and most likely, given its pedigree, sounds good, too.

Fremer had some issue with QC but I would think that what he had issues with are easily correctable.

Now, if the table came without arm and without phono section......I would be interested. I think they hit the nail on the head with looks.

Shameless plug.......if you like the retro looks my Hot Rod TD 150 is up for sale for $2500.

 

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