Vinyl is still king!

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  1. stinkyB

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    I still havent replaced my Techniques turntable that went swimming during Hurricane Matthew..... was on the bottom shelf about a foot off the floor :(
     
  2. The Waterboy

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    Picked up a nice lot of vinyl yesterday, was sitting in a storage unit so covers are pretty bad but vinyl in real nice shape.
    About 120 total and only 20 are discards. Got Stones, Alice Cooper, The Who, Aerosmith, Beatles, Skynyrd, Clapton, Cream, Eagles, James Gang and much more.
    $40 for all of them
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  3. Cman65

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    You got some classic shit here Pardner!! Didn't you say you had a nice turntable too? Would be a shame not to digitize these treasures while they're still playable. I think you might have an Alice Cooper album which had my fav on it: "Generation Landslide.."
     
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  4. Acad23

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    Just saw your post...

    That's an amazing deal... still got it?
     
  5. bicketybam

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    Not sure they would play on your victrola though
     
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    You don't want to know the money I've spent on high end audio... :confused:
     
  7. Royal Tee

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    fyi, Once your analog signal is converted to digital it's no longer analog fidelity. Even at the highest or "uncompressed" bitrate.
    The only way to "hear" the analog difference is for the end to be of the same signal as the start...so analog 100% of the way.
     
  8. HackettStillSux

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    I'm in the process of turning all my old vinyl into MP3s...

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  9. Acad23

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    That's not true at all.

    An analog audio signal degrades at every step along the signal path... even the wiring causes degradation.

    The same cannot be said about digital audio.
     
  10. Royal Tee

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    Has nothing to do w/what I was referring too which is the conversion of it.
    While analog may "degrade" the signal stays as pure as the weakest link...So I'll stand by my previous statement which was about keeping the analog true in order to reap the benefits not about which is an exact copy from the source. 2 different things.
     
  11. Acad23

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    If you're saying that the conversion of analog audio to digital can be problematic... then I totally agree.

    The digital to analog conversion, at the user end, can be even worse.

    I love pure analog audio... when it's done correctly it's kinda magical.
    I have some direct-to-disc records that sound amazing...

    Digital has improved immensely since its inception... and it sounds pretty damn good when done right.
     
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  12. The Waterboy

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    Unfortunately no, I got the School's Out album, would have been nice to get Billion $ Babies.

    Doubt I'll get around to digitizing them, up to almost 500 albums so would take a bit too long for me.
     
  13. The Waterboy

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    Sold it about 3 days after I got it for a nice profit. If I had not gotten a new turntable right before that I may have kept it but I was also a little fed up after messing with my old Pioneer so much. I've got a pretty basic set up now but suits my needs. I seem to move a little too often to get really nice stuff. Thinking about moving again.
     
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  14. Acad23

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    Yeah... it's not easy getting those old turntables up & running properly.

    Still... there's lots of interest in idler driven turntables, horn drivers and vintage tube equipment.

    Japanese audiophiles go gaga over such gear.
     
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    Somebody better find a way to start producing tubes here in the us. They are becoming hard to get for guitar amps. Most were coming from Russia. 2nd biggest source in China closed down, and Slovakia can’t keep up.
     
  16. Cman65

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    I still have an operational pair of authentic Cerwin Vega D7s.
     
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    Your neighbors must be thrilled... :D
     
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    I see Queen live killers in there--great album!
     
  19. The Waterboy

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    Yes, a lot of great albums in the lot but running out of room on my shelves so now I'm selling off my antiquarian books to make more space.

    So if anyone is looking for a 1st edition "Treasury of Great Recipes" by Vincent Price I've got one. Don't think there was ever a 2nd edition but I've got a1st.
     
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    I've actually retired them. I keep them in good shape just in case I ever decide to finish my basement.. I got a 5 way set of Polks I plan on using for that project one day. The D7s remind me of my bachelor days.

    Cerwin Vegas did rock the house back in the days before CD's became mainstream. My neighbor in my bachelor days used to always ask I turn the bass down. Must have rattled her fine china... :D
     

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