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Record Player
Posted by: sladog ()
Date: November 24, 2005 18:20

Anyone still have one? I was thinking of getting one for Christmas, just to get that nostalgic feeling again as well as that different sound that only records can give you.


Re: Record Player
Posted by: Adrian-L ()
Date: November 24, 2005 18:25

yes- doesn't get used too much though-dust it down every now and again.
Sure is simpler to use and understand than bit torrents etc, etc.

Re: Record Player
Date: November 24, 2005 18:26

I still use it, but I must admit that it's more practical to convert my vinyl collection to CDs.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2005-11-25 16:19 by DandelionPowderman.

Re: Record Player
Posted by: J.J.Flash ()
Date: November 24, 2005 18:27

yes. neddles are harder to find.i only use it occasionally though.

Re: Record Player
Posted by: gwen ()
Date: November 24, 2005 18:35

Get yourself one of those Technics for DJ with Direct Drive. They may not be the best suited for hifi but they have been around and will be around for long and you won't have problems finding spare parts. I bought a cheap Marantz with belt drive and I can't get it to play at the right speed, even after replacing the belt.

Re: Record Player
Posted by: liddas ()
Date: November 24, 2005 20:29


I still use both, record players and cassette players.

I think that the purchase of a record player is justified only if you have a good collection of Lps (meaning both lots of lps and in good conditions).

Spare parts is not really an issue. If you buy a new one buy some spare needles as well. If you buy a used one check if spare parts are available before. If you live in Europe, switzerland is the place to look for spare parts for record players. You can find lots of interesting stuff on-line too.

C




Re: Record Player
Posted by: CindyC ()
Date: November 24, 2005 20:31

I still listen to my old record every once in a while. I miss all the skips.

Wasn't looking too good, but I was feeling real well.

Re: Record Player
Posted by: Reptile ()
Date: November 24, 2005 20:34

I have one and play Stones records daily! Love it.

Re: Record Player
Posted by: Promoman ()
Date: November 25, 2005 00:01

I'm not sure if I still have it. It might still be at my Ex wife in the attic. I dusted it off a couple of years ago in a stupid attempt to digitize my vinyls.

Lat year I bought one for a girlfriend who is really into Zappa, Bowie, beatles, an others. Whe was delighted.

I'm not sure I could tell the difference with my Eyes closed if it wasn't for the scratches and tiks. I'm sure a lot of people can but not me.

I love to play my music from my harddrive M3 player. Easy to search, easy to make playlists. Funny to play random tracks. You can't do that very easily with LP's.


But I do love the old lp covers. I miss those.




Re: Record Player
Posted by: davido ()
Date: November 25, 2005 02:06

I got one off a guy who cannibalizes old systems
he finds at used shops and garage sales. He rebuilt
me a whole early 70's system and the vinyl sounds great.
Warm, ambient etc. etc. Apparantly there are a lot of
people doing this these days. At a few hundred bucks
Canadian was a great deal, and compliments all my other
more recent equipment nicely, gives a second life to
my record collection.

PS Is nice to copy a lot of the old vinyl rarities to cd
using my free standing burner too. Mostly old singles,
eps, deleted albums and so on.................

Re: Record Player
Posted by: HalfNanker ()
Date: November 25, 2005 15:48

davido,

what do you use to burn records to CD?

I have so many old Stones records, inclyuding some great bootlegs that i would love to switch over!!!

Re: Record Player
Date: November 25, 2005 16:18

<what do you use to burn records to CD?>

I use the M-Audio preamp. The bass gets normalized, and you get that good, warm vinyl sound. I've converted about 150 records from my collection the past months, and it's great!

Re: Record Player
Posted by: Reptile ()
Date: November 25, 2005 16:19

HalfNanker Wrote:
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> davido,
>
> what do you use to burn records to CD?
>
> I have so many old Stones records, inclyuding some
> great bootlegs that i would love to switch over!!!

I think he uses a standalone CD burner. They can just record on a CD straight from a line-in. From tape decks, record players, radio, that sort of stuff.

Re: Record Player
Posted by: ChelseaDrugstore ()
Date: November 25, 2005 16:27

I do believe vinyl is aroubd to stay. If it was going to dissappear it would be gone already. But the sound quality is just too good. The main cool record store wher I live has ALL new realses on vinyl too. It is TAPE that is really gone. I love records. I HATE tapes LOL

Re: Record Player
Posted by: shedooby ()
Date: November 25, 2005 16:34

Just bought a new one actually; I have everything previous to SW on vinyl
and that means +/-300 LP's, most boots.

Spare parts is no problem due to the DJ's popularity nowadays

Re: Record Player
Posted by: HalfNanker ()
Date: November 25, 2005 16:42

Reptile Wrote:
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> HalfNanker Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > davido,
> >
> > what do you use to burn records to CD?
> >
> > I have so many old Stones records, inclyuding
> some
> > great bootlegs that i would love to switch
> over!!!
>
> I think he uses a standalone CD burner. They can
> just record on a CD straight from a line-in. From
> tape decks, record players, radio, that sort of
> stuff.

\


So it just plugs in like another component of my steroe and i can start burning??

How much do these go for??

Re: Record Player
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: November 25, 2005 17:22

i've got this Technics SL-QX300
Quartz Direct-Drive Automatic Turntable
[www.vintagetechnics.com]
it's hooked up to my home stereo (which has the RIAA Phono filter built in).
to record, I connect the stereo system to the soundcard of my computer and use a sound editor.
those stand alone audio cd recorders are a bit out of fashion, as the industry is selling off the harddisk/ dvd recorders

Re: Record Player
Posted by: davido ()
Date: November 26, 2005 16:58

I use a HBB Burn It CDR 830 Recorder that plugs into
my cd player, turntable and cassette recorder
via the optical,analogue and coaxial jacks.

The analogue connection to the turntable goes through
the receiver so I can also use my equlaizer to balance
the sound as I see fit.

Only records in real time but makes excellent copies
without any digi noise,crap outs, or bum discs.

One of the best purchases I've ever made. Bought for under
A thousand dollars Canadian five years ago. Good brand.
Probably have a much cheaper version available by now.
Is highly recommended!

Re: Record Player
Posted by: davido ()
Date: November 27, 2005 16:51

It also doesn't have any problems with copyguarded
cd's, those only can't be copied on computers..............



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