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#7351 3 months ago

I've currently got a Fluance RT81 that cost me about $250. Has a built in pre-amp, and I hooked it up to some Logitech shelf speakers with a sub that cost about $150 (I also use them for my TV). Nothing super fancy but as I'm just getting into this I'm pretty content. I haven't had any issues with the player and all things considered it sounds pretty good, looks nice, and won't chew up my records.

Will I get better audio quality by just listening to FLACs with a good set of headphones? Probably. But for me I'm more interested in owning real physical versions of my favorite albums and the experience of playing them on a turntable. The whole process of playing a vinyl record gets me to slow down and really focus on an album more than when I just queue something up on my phone, so even if my set-up doesn't result in the highest quality audio possible, I'm still happy with it for now. If I get more serious about it in the future, I'll upgrade.

And yeah, keep your turntable away from the speakers! I had mine between the two shelf speakers for a while and even that seemed to cause some feedback at times.

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#7352 3 months ago

Love you Robert…. One of the best dressed rockers ever.

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#7353 3 months ago

Just Audio has a great youtube channel.
They have a store back east somewhere, they sell new and vintage equipment, great information on the history of HiFi.

Watch the episode Stereo Wars, The HiFi reciever wars of the 1970's.

You get to see the top of the line recievers of all the major manufacturers, Sansui Pioneer Kenwood Technics Marantz.
Just gorgeous stuff.

#7354 3 months ago

Sometimes you just want the Hits.
Journey Greatest Hits 2LP.
And what a list of songs, perhaps the greatest greatest hits.

This is the newest remastered for vinyl pressing, great sound folks.
Don't stop believing....

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#7355 3 months ago

Women In Uniform !!!
Iron Maidens 12 inch third single 1980 UK single.
Turn it up!

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#7356 3 months ago

Killing Joke, Pylon 2015 2LP
Just a crushing and melodic masterpiece.
Jaz's lyrics are terrifyingly prophetic.

Listen to New Cold War, I Am The Virus, and Euphoria on YouTube, great videos.

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#7357 3 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Did they give you. Demo? How did it sound?

Yeah, they threw a record on it. I thought it sounded really good. Of course there was music playing overhead, so hard to get a definite idea of how it would sound in my house, but standing right next to it the sound seemed really smooth (if that's a thing)

#7358 3 months ago
Quoted from Foxxstone_80:

Yeah, they threw a record on it. I thought it sounded really good. Of course there was music playing overhead, so hard to get a definite idea of how it would sound in my house, but standing right next to it the sound seemed really smooth (if that's a thing)

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#7359 3 months ago

I worked an insane overnight shift, and was pretty wired when I got off work so I headed back to the record store. Ended up buying an Audio Technica turn table and Edifier speakers per the suggestions of the owner of the store, pretty cool guy. I bought three records and he threw in the kiss album for free. Altogether with a cleaning kit I spent $350. Got it all hooked up today and I'm loving it. Completely different experience than just listening to music being streamed onto a blue tooth speaker, not sure how to describe it but you guys obviously know what I mean.

I think I'm at the edge of the rabbit hole looking in right now!

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#7360 3 months ago

Congrats, welcome back to the world of real music, not a soulless digital file..

Now go buy a pack of 100 plastic sleeve protectors, they should sell them at the record store, protect those albums.

#7361 3 months ago
Quoted from Foxxstone_80:

I worked an insane overnight shift, and was pretty wired when I got off work so I headed back to the record store. Ended up buying an Audio Technica turn table and Edifier speakers per the suggestions of the owner of the store, pretty cool guy. I bought three records and he threw in the kiss album for free. Altogether with a cleaning kit I spent $350. Got it all hooked up today and I'm loving it. Completely different experience than just listening to music being streamed onto a blue tooth speaker, not sure how to describe it but you guys obviously know what I mean.
I think I'm at the edge of the rabbit hole looking in right now!
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Awesome!!!

I picked this one up today. Never heard a song on it before, pretty good.

Everything just sounds better on LP

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#7362 3 months ago

Now you've done it...

#7363 3 months ago

I'll have to grab the sleeve protectors next time I'm there. One thing I noticed is that it's really sensitive to vibrations, if one of my kids runs across the room or jumps or anything like that it kinda skips. Any simple solutions like foam or cork under the feet of turntable to fix this?

#7364 3 months ago
Quoted from Foxxstone_80:

I'll have to grab the sleeve protectors next time I'm there. One thing I noticed is that it's really sensitive to vibrations, if one of my kids runs across the room or jumps or anything like that it kinda skips. Any simple solutions like foam or cork under the feet of turntable to fix this?

Make sure it’s on the most stable table you can find.

Also cheaper (lighter) turntables are More susceptible to vibration. You can try cork or something who knows!

#7365 3 months ago

Just picked up a copy of Flick Switch also.
Unfortunately it's a bit over looked, that happens when you have a monster like Back in Black.
Flick is a rager of an album, better than For Those About to Rock.

#7366 3 months ago

Is there a lower shelf on that table? If so load it up with heavy books, several stacks of coffee table arts books or dictionaries. You need a heavy base.

A nice set of 20 encyclopedias will be perfect.

#7367 3 months ago

Good job!

Be warned, collecting albums and hi fi gear is a sickness

You are in good company!

Eric

#7368 3 months ago
Quoted from gonzo73:

Is there a lower shelf on that table? If so load it up with heavy books, several stacks of coffee table arts books or dictionaries. You need a heavy base.

Sounds good, yeah there's a bottom shelf.
I have several old college text books that weigh a ton that I can use. I'll try those for now and see if that helps.

#7369 3 months ago
Quoted from Foxxstone_80:

I'll have to grab the sleeve protectors next time I'm there. One thing I noticed is that it's really sensitive to vibrations, if one of my kids runs across the room or jumps or anything like that it kinda skips. Any simple solutions like foam or cork under the feet of turntable to fix this?

I have an absolute fix for that.

Here is a picture of my stereo in 1982. You can see the turtable suspended in zero vibration position.
And the Carver / Nakamichi holographic goodness driving some DCM Time Windows.

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#7370 3 months ago

A massive block of wood / butcher's block under the table will help a bit.

A platform with Sorbethane feet or suspended feet robbed off an old broken TT (Yamaha had some good ones) also work well.

#7371 3 months ago
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#7372 3 months ago
Quoted from Fulltilt:

I have an absolute fix for that.
Here is a picture of my stereo in 1982. You can see the turtable suspended in zero vibration position.
And the Carver / Nakamichi holographic goodness driving some DCM Time Windows.
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That's really cool! But my four young kids would most likely be swinging from that. I put felt furniture sliders under the record player, and I'll try some heavy books on the bottom shelf. I'll mess around with it and figure out the best setup. If nothing else I'll try a different stand. Good suggestions everyone.

#7373 3 months ago
Quoted from Foxxstone_80:

That's really cool! But my four young kids would most likely be swinging from that. I put felt furniture sliders under the record player, and I'll try some heavy books on the bottom shelf. I'll mess around with it and figure out the best setup. If nothing else I'll try a different stand. Good suggestions everyone.

They make isolation feet specifically for this, but if your kids have heavy feet, they may not completely solve the problem. Getting the turntable off the floor and on a wall mounted shelf would probably do it.

#7374 3 months ago
Quoted from Foxxstone_80:

That's really cool! But my four young kids would most likely be swinging from that. I put felt furniture sliders under the record player, and I'll try some heavy books on the bottom shelf. I'll mess around with it and figure out the best setup. If nothing else I'll try a different stand. Good suggestions everyone.

More practical is a good audio stand. I have this one I grabbed off Amazon a few years ago. It has a nice top glass shelf that isolates the turntable very well. You have to actually give it a bump to cause any reverb.

https://tinyurl.com/2p8b9jce

#7375 3 months ago

Queen Mellenia, soundtrack 1982 1Lp with obi.
The animated film based on the tv series.

Music by Kitaro, the Japanese Vangelis !
Gorgeous eighties synth music.
The song Seiun was used by Michael Mann on the Manhunter soundtrack in 1986.

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#7376 3 months ago

I didn't feel like waiting for an order from Amazon so I put together a record holder today. It's a mashup of a few different ones I found online. Pretty basic, but I'm happy with it...I'll probably do a dark stain on it I think.

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#7377 3 months ago

The Kallax shelves from IKEA are near perfect for vinyl.
The only drawback is they don't have a back wall, but I installed one on mine.
I bought a thin sheet of ply, painted it black and screwed it to the back.

I have two 8 bins here, they are perfect as a stereo stand as once the shelves are loaded up they are not moving an inch.
Each 8 bin unit holds around 550 LPs.

They go for around $75 bucks as I remember.

Highly recommended.

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#7378 3 months ago
Quoted from Foxxstone_80:

I didn't feel like waiting for an order from Amazon so I put together a record holder today. It's a mashup of a few different ones I found online. Pretty basic, but I'm happy with it...I'll probably do a dark stain on it I think.[quoted image][quoted image]

Lol that will do now for but will hold about 10 records.

You’ll need something more substantial. This is what I have got it at a thrift shop, but I’m pretty close to out of room.

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#7379 3 months ago

Time to get this freezing Sat night started…
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#7380 3 months ago

UP THE IRONS!

(Original German Pressing)

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#7381 3 months ago

Scorps !
Love at First Sting.

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#7382 3 months ago

Angel Witch ! Angel of Light.
Return with this 2019 album, red vinyl.
On..... you guessed it, Metal Blade Records.
Sounds like it could have been written in 1982, strait up NWOBHM sound, only better recorded sound, Excellent.

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#7383 3 months ago

Iron Maiden, Somewhere in Time.
Japan press, with Obi , insert, no poster unfortunately.

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#7384 3 months ago

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#7385 3 months ago
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#7386 3 months ago

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#7387 3 months ago

Long story for no good reason. My mother brought me some of my old concert shirts thinking my kids might want them. I checked ebay and they are going for stupid money. I sold 4 shirts for nearly $800. I think 3 out of the 4 weren't even concert shirts, they were from whatever mall store had band shirts in the early 90s. These things were totally worn out, some with small holes. Check your stash!

Anyway, I had what I considered free money. 2 out of 4 were Guns N Roses shirts so I figured I'd blow the money on something absolutely ridiculous. I think this was $1k when it was released. They lowered it to $500, it was on sale for $400, and I had a 10% coupon. There were only a few things out of the set I really wanted, but after opening it I think it's worth every bit of what I paid. I felt like a 10 year old opening this thing up in 1988.

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#7388 3 months ago

I was never a real big Beatles fan but after watching the Get Back documentary on Disney+ ….. respect level went even higher for them! What writers/artist

#7389 3 months ago

Yep, I love the late era Beatles, to me they were just getting great when they broke up.

#7390 3 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Lol that will do now for but will hold about 10 records.
You’ll need something more substantial. This is what I have got it at a thrift shop, but I’m pretty close to out of room.
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Haha, I hear you! I just needed something to get them off the floor and organized a bit better. I like to build things and plan to make a more substantial cabinet when the collection outgrows this, I just threw this together for the time being.

#7391 3 months ago
Quoted from gonzo73:

Yep, I love the late era Beatles, to me they were just getting great when they broke up.

Nice to see some Pinside Beatles love!
The Abbey Road box set sounds really nice and still easy found. Great session takes.

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#7392 3 months ago

Black Sabbath, The Eternal Idol.
Underated era of Sabbath.
I dig this album more and more.

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#7393 3 months ago
Quoted from Shredso:

Long story for no good reason. My mother brought me some of my old concert shirts thinking my kids might want them. I checked ebay and they are going for stupid money. I sold 4 shirts for nearly $800. I think 3 out of the 4 weren't even concert shirts, they were from whatever mall store had band shirts in the early 90s. These things were totally worn out, some with small holes. Check your stash!
Anyway, I had what I considered free money. 2 out of 4 were Guns N Roses shirts so I figured I'd blow the money on something absolutely ridiculous. I think this was $1k when it was released. They lowered it to $500, it was on sale for $400, and I had a 10% coupon. There were only a few things out of the set I really wanted, but after opening it I think it's worth every bit of what I paid. I felt like a 10 year old opening this thing up in 1988.
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I bought the same set a few weeks ago. Did you know there is a hidden cassette tape in a hidden compartment? I won’t tell you where it is. It’s better if you discover it yourself like I did. Felt like I cracked a code when I discovered it. But if you give up I can tell you where to find it.

#7394 3 months ago
Quoted from Flipper_Ripper:

I bought the same set a few weeks ago. Did you know there is a hidden cassette tape in a hidden compartment? I won’t tell you where it is. It’s better if you discover it yourself like I did. Felt like I cracked a code when I discovered it. But if you give up I can tell you where to find it.

I didn't! I found it pretty quickly. If I reveal why I might ruin the surprise, but I noticed something odd when I opened it the first time. Should have looked further. Very cool! Too bad I don't have a cassette player.

#7395 3 months ago

ICON, Night of the Crime, 1985.
Great second album, AOR melodic hard rock, from the short lived Arizona band.
Produced by Eddie Cramer, mixed by Ron Nevison, so it sounds crystalline.

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#7396 3 months ago

This showed up today, completing my classic ozzy collection (blizzard through no more tears) I prefer originals but this one the only option was a new reissue. I think the only other reissue of the bunch is Blizzard.

It sounds fuckin amazing.

Cover got a little bent in shipping. As long as the records are fine I just suck it up these days but I really prefer to buy in person whenever possible.

Local stores only had the picture disc and those usually sound like ass.

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#7397 3 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

This showed up today, completing my classic ozzy collection

Some of the reissues these days do indeed sound great.

Go listen to that album, then turn on Ozzy on "Osbourne's, Want to Believe" show. He's a fucking blast.

#7398 3 months ago

Such a killer album. Easily ozzy’s 3rd best.

#7399 3 months ago
Quoted from gonzo73:

ICON, Night of the Crime, 1985.
Great second album, AOR melodic hard rock, from the short lived Arizona band.
Produced by Eddie Cramer, mixed by Ron Nevison, so it sounds crystalline.
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Gonzo, I really liked this band. Have first two albums from them. Lost interest when Clifford left the band.

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#7400 3 months ago
Quoted from Fulltilt:

Some of the reissues these days do indeed sound great.

The stuff put out on Intervention Records is ridiculously good.

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