My restored AR XB. Also own a couple Technics DD"s.
I've done the glue method On some "got nothing to lose" discs. It works, but I've found a spin clean followed by a diy vacuum attachment gets them just as clean without the hassle. Spin clean has half price sales on their website every now and then. It's a good entry level cleaning system imo.
$80 for a table and speakers...I'd stay away. I'd guess that thing is like a bluetooth version of a Crosley and tracks at 7 grams.
Quoted from Pickle:
That's the problem with some reissues......old analog masters are not always used......sometimes they are......sometimes it's all remastered digital so it's a crapshoot on the reissue vinyl. Many sound great so I have no complaints so far....but I do try to pick up nice original copies when I find them. Its amazing when you find an original with zero wear and you wonder if it was ever played.
With the metallica issues, my problem isn't even that it's a digital transfer. I've heard plenty of digital transfers on vinyl that sound great. With these, the mastering is dull and lifeless. Like there's a blanket over the speakers. My reissue of puppets is also the noisiest new vinyl I've ever heard.
Quoted from chippe01:
Looks like it might not be the best for records - pushing down on the top, is that putting more pressure on the stylus resting in the groove?
I can't see how this would be stable at 78 RPM, but I'm curious.
They advertise crackles and pops, which tells me They already miss the point.
Quoted from Chitownpinball:
Thanks for the info. They were in my parents basement during a few floods. Never submersed but definitely got some moisture exposure. I was thinking the same thing though, MORE moisture. Probably a hot shower with the door closed and no fan or someting.
Luckily, its not ALL of them. I plan to get them all out of the crates and make piles of GOOD/BAD/WORSE before I go about trying to separate any.
I think that's the way to go, followed by a good wet cleaning of each disc.
Quoted from Schusler:
I need to get some Megadeth vinyl.
I about shit myself when I looked at some of the prices of their catalog starting at Youthanasia . Especially the Cryptic Writings album...
Yeah it's up there. I paid more than i wanted to for this but the disc was mint and sounds phenomenal
Seeing all these technics posts reminded me I've had this thing sitting on a shelf for months. It's an SL 1350 mkii and the plastic piece that controls the automatic arm movement is broken. I've got a replacement part and need to get it back together.
Quoted from Skrippy:
What's everyone's take on picture discs or colored vinyl over all? Just curious I've heard anything but black has overall worse quality. (Sorry if this has already been discussed!)
I have several colored discs that sound amazing. I don't own any picture discs and have heard that they sound inferior. That being said, a buddy of mine owns several and said they sound fine.
Not exactly related to vinyl, but relevant. Here's what happens when your Boston terriers get in a fight with yout AR's...
Quoted from Chisox:
Just a heads up those new Metallica pressings sound like shit. If that sort of thing matters to you. They never sounded great in the first place (the music obviously rules) but I bought this and MOP and they sound like it’s playing on one of those Fisher Price record players.
Edit to add I just realized it’s 9.99. Probably worth it.
I concur. My Ride reissue is bad but tolerable. Puppets is unlistenable.
Anyone have the metallica black album reissue? How's the sound quality? My experience with their other reissues is that they're God awful, but I've read that the black album is the exception. Wouldn't mind picking it up if that's the case.
Spinning all sorts of random stuff today. Ordered a new set of cans from massdrop. Have to see what they can do...
Speaking of receivers, I'm taking my trusty NAD 7020 for one last spin before tearing it open for a partial recap. Unfortunately, she's started to hum like crazy in recent months.
The big lebowski is a great soundtrack. The white Russian vinyl looks pretty darn cool.
Quoted from electricsquirrel:
I got a Spin Clean record cleaner for Christmas.
It works really good! They come out shiny and clean.
Sound better too!
I like mine a lot. Try using one of those wand attachments for your shop vac the spin clean. Been using this process for a while now with great results.
Just popped the cork on my Christmas present to myself, still sealed 70s issued houses of the holy
Quoted from hassellcastle:
I picked this up over the holidays at Half Price Books. Absolutely love it! George Harrison’s first solo album(s) right after the Beatles split. I can listen to “Isn’t it a pity” over and over.
Great album. My dad had this one in his collection. My mom gave all of his albums to goodwill after they split. Still pissed about that one.
I know modern reissues of older albums can be hit be hit or miss, but this ziggy stardust I picked up on clearance at target is one of the better reissues I've heard.
Take a look at the late 70s NAD receivers. Great build, great sound, great phono stage, still affordable compared to other vintage brands.
Just brought my SL-1310 MK2 back from the dead after sitting forgotten in my basement fur a couple years.
Decided i needed to up my preamp game and ordered a muffy preamp and mc head amp kit...
Few shots of the Muffsy phono stage and head amp that I'm building. Pretty much done, except for the pcb standoffs that I'm waiting on..
Phono stage on the other. Built both in one enclose and connect with rca jumpers when using a moving coil.
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