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Vinyl Passion Krown platter

Post by Garland » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:35 pm

Can anyone comment on the Vinyl Passion Krown platter replacement for the LP 12?
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Re: Vinyl Passion Krown platter

Post by Mr Onion » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:49 pm

Sorry, I have no direct experience neither with Vinyl Passion nor the Krown platter.

From what I have read elsewhere their products are rather 'Marmite' (ie you either love what they do or hate it. There seems to be no middle ground)

EDIT:- I guess you could always try it and return if you are not happy.
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Re: Vinyl Passion Krown platter

Post by Coyote Jim » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:24 pm

Why would you. xss07
I've had mine since 1987 not broken yet. :smt018
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Re: Vinyl Passion Krown platter

Post by vincent » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:07 pm

Can't comment on what it sounds like, but the logo/branding looks truly horrible IMO :smt018

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Re: Vinyl Passion Krown platter

Post by LD100 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:57 pm

Mr Onion wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:49 pm

EDIT:- I guess you could always try it and return if you are not happy.

Indeed, I am in the "listen for yourself" camp, but after viewing their websites, I was less than impressed with their statement that the original was made of "cheap Zamak alloy" and that their version was composed of two pieces screwed together.
Generally it is desirable in the engineering trade to keep things simple, as in one piece versus two or more.
My "cheap Zamak" is now over 40 years old and has passed the test of time.

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Re: Vinyl Passion Krown platter

Post by Mr Onion » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:03 pm

LD100 wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:57 pm
Mr Onion wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:49 pm

EDIT:- I guess you could always try it and return if you are not happy.
<snip> I was less than impressed with their statement that the original was made of "cheap Zamak alloy" and that their version was composed of two pieces screwed together. <snip>
My thoughts exactly. The cost of an individual part bears no relevance to its value as part of the whole
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Re: Vinyl Passion Krown platter

Post by dan steel » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:35 pm

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Doesn't quite look right. :smt017
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Re: Vinyl Passion Krown platter

Post by Garland » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:51 pm

Thanks to everyone who posted. I probably just like the "shiny" way the krown looks. Can't complain about the way mine sounds so I think I'll leave this to someone else to try.

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Re: Vinyl Passion Krown platter

Post by Mr Onion » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:09 am

Garland wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:51 pm
Thanks to everyone who posted. I probably just like the "shiny" way the krown looks. Can't complain about the way mine sounds so I think I'll leave this to someone else to try.


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Re: Vinyl Passion Krown platter

Post by Coyote Jim » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:32 am

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Polished platter doesn't do it for me Too Bling. :smt018
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