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    Rescued my old turntable & LP's from the closet today.

    I threw it on my dresser and hooked it up to my old Realistic reciever and jamed with the boys of Bad Company, REO Speedwagon, Men at Work, The Stones. 10cc, Foghat. Moody Blues....Man I miss those guys.
    I did notice that all my albums I had before I got married back in '83 sound terrible. But the albums I bought afterwards sound great. I must have bought a new stylus (needle) around then. Think I'll start rummaging around the thrift stores for near perfect albums. Maybe even replace some titles I had to sell for baby formula way back when..... . .
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    I don't have a turntable...but still have a few old LPs collecting dust at my brother's house.

    Huey Lewis
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    Toto
    to name a few (ok...to name "most")
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    Hey! I even listened to TOTO today!!!....I never did like Georgie Porgie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dang
    Hey! I even listened to TOTO today!!!....I never did like Georgie Porgie.
    Africa is still one of my favorite songs of all time.


    They also have the designation of being the first band I ever saw in concert.
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    We have about 25 LP's in original shape in our living room. My parents (mom mostly) was really into music. The only problem is that the turntable we have sucks. Alot.
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    I still prefer the sound of vinyl to cd (not SACD)
    I can't figure out what it is, but CDs sound cold to me.
    Most of the CDs I have are exclusively for listening to in car
    or at work (in computer) when I'm serious about listening
    its always LPs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lotek
    I still prefer the sound of vinyl to cd (not SACD)
    I can't figure out what it is, but CDs sound cold to me.
    Most of the CDs I have are exclusively for listening to in car
    or at work (in computer) when I'm serious about listening
    its always LPs.

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    +1...My TT sounds sooo much better than my CD player. Not even close. But don't let the word get out-vinyl is hard enough to come by as it is...

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    It's been that way sisnce day one... vinyl thru a tube amp has it all over cd's thru microcircuts.

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    I love this thread, and the music that Dang mentions. If I drank beer, I'd do this:


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    Oh yeah , spin up Jefferson Airplane's SURREALISTIC PILLOW or maybe the first DOORS album, lay back with a good glass of wine - it just doesn't get any better.
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    CD's through tube receivers sound better, but tube receivers are expensive. And crapa$$ turntables w/ ***** stylists will always suck. Get a new turntable w/ a good stylist, a tube amp and you're set. All that's left to do is slap on B!tches Brew, turn out the lights and chill...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dang
    I threw it on my dresser and hooked it up to my old Realistic reciever and jamed with the boys of Bad Company, REO Speedwagon, Men at Work, The Stones. 10cc, Foghat. Moody Blues....Man I miss those guys.
    I did notice that all my albums I had before I got married back in '83 sound terrible. But the albums I bought afterwards sound great. I must have bought a new stylus (needle) around then. Think I'll start rummaging around the thrift stores for near perfect albums. Maybe even replace some titles I had to sell for baby formula way back when..... . .
    Sounds like my LP collection. I still have my turntable hooked up to my stereo, and every now and then I get out the ole LPs to listen to.....all of the above as well as some old Beatles, Cheap Trick, Linda Rondstat, etc., etc., etc.
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    I spend about $100 on records monthly, and have a $300 turntable with a $140 diamond stylus. Better format than anything before or since.
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    I really want either a VPI or Linn turntable, maybe a Rega planar 9.
    A nice Sumiko cartridge driven by a seduction phono section into
    a foreplay preamp. Carey amp into sonus faber speakers. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by snickersnicker
    ..and have a $300 turntable with a $140 diamond stylus...
    Punk rock!

    I still use the cheapo turntable i got back in the eighties. I think I've swapped out the stylus twice since I got it.

    It's not like most of the stuff I listen to suffers from it, most of it sounds like it was recorded on a condenser mic in a steel-walled practice space anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    I don't have a turntable...but still have a few old LPs collecting dust at my brother's house. Huey Lewis Motley Crue Toto to name a few (ok...to name "most")
    Toto was the greatest of the generi-bands. Oh, no, hold on. I'm thinking of Foreigner. But Toto was probably also the greatest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hi565
    We have about 25 LP's in original shape in our living room.
    Round?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim-bob
    Punk rock!

    I still use the cheapo turntable i got back in the eighties. I think I've swapped out the stylus twice since I got it.

    It's not like most of the stuff I listen to suffers from it, most of it sounds like it was recorded on a condenser mic in a steel-walled practice space anyway.
    I could've stuck with the cheapo eighties deck I had, but when I actually got the chance to listen to my records a decent turntable, there was no going back. You wouldn't believe how much better a Shotmaker or a Clikatat Ikatowi or a Mohinder sounds on a nicer deck, despite the low production values. There really is a noticeable difference for even those records, but for a lot of the more avant-garde stuff I have, it was day and night. Plus I'm planning on learning to scratch and mix pretty soon, so I've already got 1/3rd of the price out of the way, and I'll probably start off with a cheap used mixer.

    Either way, I got all of my gear at wholesale price, so it's definitely worth the switch.
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    I can hook up a turntable to a computer and burn a cd this day and age, right? All I have to do is go to CompUSA and buy a card, right? Cause I really have no idea if I can or not.
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    I recently got rid of lots [200+] of my father's records from the 60s/70s/80s. I had no idea that people still liked records. :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dang
    I can hook up a turntable to a computer and burn a cd this day and age, right? All I have to do is go to CompUSA and buy a card, right? Cause I really have no idea if I can or not.
    This is a great site for everything that has to do with vinyl, including software for CD transfers, but I'm not sure about how you go about plugging your TT into your computer...

    http://www.garage-a-records.com/index.php

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    Really easy to hook up records to PC and record them.

    Go to Radioshack or comparable and buy an audio (red and white) input to minijack (headphone) output converter. Mine is about an inch and a half in length, and kind of rectangular. Just ask a salesperson if you can't find it.

    Hook the red and white audio cables on your turntable to their corresponding inputs on the converter. Plug the minijack into your "LINE-IN" on the back of your computer.

    Download an audio editing programme (I wholeheartedly recommend GoldWave) and an MP3 encoder (LAME is what I use; it works great). Set up a recording file for an hour or so, and make sure your volume settings have "Wave" muted, and that "Line-In" is all the way up.

    Hit record on GoldWave, and let the needle drop. When the a-side finishes, flip to the b-side and record that. When you're done, normalise the volume to something like -6 DBs or thereabouts. Equalise to your liking. Cut into single tracks (if you want), or save entire sides as MP3 or WAV.

    It's pretty simple and very cheap (around four bucks total), and can yield very nice sounding recordings. I've been doing it for about four years now. You can buy machines that take vinyl and burn it to a CD automatically, but they're expensive and can be innacurate.
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    Hey thanks snickesnicker. I'll give it a go.
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    Yep, drop down on a decent turntable, and you will be amazed with the quality. Or at the least drop down on a good cartridge for your current table (When I owned a turntable, i preferred Grado cartridges myself). My old pioneer belt-drive was tweaked so I could fit whatever cartridge I wanted onto it....great little mod, but did make swapping cartridges a pain in the rump
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