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Baloo
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re: Audiophile/Vinyl Thread - Post Pics, Advice, Questions, Setups, etc.
I'm eagerly awaiting the Sleater-Kinney box set to arrive. I have my dad's old Dual turntable, but the rotor isn't working and I can't find a repair shop in Dallas. It's a 50 year old piece of equipment, but it looks nice. My actual turntable for daily use is nothing impressive, but it hooks into my components and subwoofer nicely.


JumpingTheShark
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I bought every picture tells a story this weekend. I am not a huge rod Stewart fan but I do like that album. It was hard finding one that wasn't scratched to shite and even the one I bought is in pretty bad shape.


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JumpingTheShark
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Baloo, I don't know if this guy can help you with repairs but it's worth a shot, he makes custom turntables in dallas and his stuff looks top notch. Worth at least contacting him I think

LINK

My mom has her late brothers turntable in storage and the motor isn't working right, I have thought about reaching out to him about it.


Baloo
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Thanks, man. It's more sentimental than anything, but I'd like to play my dad's old Rolling Stones records on his old turntable (yes, I have Sticky Fingers with a working zipper).


JumpingTheShark
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I am the same way, I am going to try and fix up my uncles, his brother has his old records and my mom had the turntable. I think at the very least the guy in the link I sent you could point you in the right direction.


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Larry
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I have

Turntable: Denon DP-300F
Receiver: Yamaha AS-501
Speakers: Bose 901s Series III

Due to the rear reflecting speakers live stuff sounds good on my system. Favorites right now would have to be:
Van Morrison-Too Late to Stop Now
Grateful Dead-Reckoning
Otis Redding/Jimi Hendrix-Live at Monterrey
Allman Bros-Filmore
Freddie King-Greatest Hits
Ray Charles-Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music


PPL
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I've really only been collecting records for about a year probably, and I don't have a lot of disposable income right now, so my collection is probably 40-50 albums are so. I'm being really selective and just getting ones that are important to me until I have more spare cash. Anyway...

The pride of my collection to this point is my numbered (#148) limited edition Mobile Fidelity pressing of Ryan Adams' Love is Hell. Heartbreaker used to be my favorite RA record until I heard this, and it shot straight to the top. I think I've said this before, but if you're into vinyl, you really, really owe it to yourself to pick up MoFi pressings of your favorite records if they're available. I have a few in my collection now and they're far and away, no contest, the best sounding shite I have.


TFTC
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my collection is probably 40-50 albums are so. I'm being really selective


Thats not a bad number for only a year...

I may end up picking that RA record up, though it's expensive for something I already own on disc (granted, as 2 separate EPs)... However, I have been going back and buying a lot of stuff I own on disc, on vinyl... Lots of labels are reissuing stuff these days... I'm not a collector (meaning, I don't have to have first pressings, etc), so thats been nice, so I don't have to get in some bidding war on eBay...

Now that everything comes with a digital download, its the only way I buy music these days... That, plus I have the actual room to keep them..



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CaptainPanic
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re: Audiophile/Vinyl Thread - Post Pics, Advice, Questions, Setups, etc.
I've only been collecting for about 2 years but I've been blessed with a pretty decent collection. I have about 100 that I really care about and then another 100-150 of some randoms records I was given, through TD actually. My record player is pretty lo quality though and I'm looking to upgrade within the year. Right now I play it through a super old stereo I got when I was young but it surprisingly still has great quality sound.

When I lived in the Garden District I would go to Atomic Pop Shop at least once every 1-2 weeks. I've bought many albums online that I could not fine elsewhere but I don't enjoy it as much. I think the whole ebauty of collecting records is going to the record store and looking through thousands of records for something you want.


TFTC
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When I lived in BR, there was really no place that sold vinyl like Atomic Pop and now Lagniappe... well, maybe Honeymoon Bungalow did... Euclid is very good in NOLA.. I gotta be in the right state of mind to go in with the intent to just comb through the bins...

When I travel around the country, I always enjoy going to various record stores... have had some great finds over the years..

Ive had friends that have scored the mother lode at estate sales, I have not been as fortunate...
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JumpingTheShark
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I think the whole ebauty of collecting records is going to the record store and looking through thousands of records for something you want.


I agree I can spend hours in a record shop.


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CaptainPanic
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One of the best steals I ever got was in Daphne, AL at a place called Bay Sound. One of the greatest, most unorganized record store I have ever seen. The guy literally has thousands of the most random records just in piles under the organized sections.

For $1.99 a piece I got:

Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
The Beatles - Yellow Submarine
Peter Frampton - Hampton Comes Alive
America - America's Greatest Hits
Fleetwood Mac - Rumors
Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac

and a couple others I can't remember


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JumpingTheShark
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Ryan Adams plays to the vinyl crowd.

Also the beatles mono versions just released and they are all 180g vinyl. Revolver and Sgt Peppers are must listens IMO, especially Revolver.


PPL
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Ryan Adams plays to the vinyl crowd.


He does. I wish Gillian Welch would follow his lead. It kills me that her stuff isn't available on vinyl.



That's all that will fit on my "easy to get to shelf." The rest are in a milk crate, for the time being.
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SUB
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I have an all Marantz system.

Marantz 1060 Integrated Amp
Marantz 150 tuner with oscilliscope
Marantz 6100 Turntable
Marantz Imperial 6G speakers

I love it.


JumpingTheShark
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That's solid. They make great stuff. What made you go with them originally? Just curious.


moon
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I've been DJ'ing since age 14, so I have amassed about 10,000 pieces of vinyl. Everything from 45s to Hank Williams, Elvis, Rolling Stones, LOTS of 12 inch singles, lots of Depeche Mode albums, early 90s techno, lots of out of print and bootleg stuff.

Turntables: I use Technics 1200s. I own 4 1200s (original 70s version, the MK2, the MK3 and the MK5)

Use Ortofon carts, connected to a high end Rane DJ Mixer.

I'm about to build this on a wall in my studio:



JumpingTheShark
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Dammmn


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SUB
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What made you go with them originally?


My old crappy receiver broke and I needed to get a new one. I started searching on craigslist and saw some old silver faced receivers that looked pretty awesome. I did some research and talked to my dad about the best brands. I first bought a Yamaha CR-640. It sounded very good, but I really wanted a nice marantz. They are by no means top of the line, but weren't cheap either. I didn't want to spend several thousand dollars on a setup, and the '70s marantz systems were very well built and looked awesome, so I knew I wanted one.

I've owned and sold about 10 different marantz receivers in the past 2-3 years. It just became a hobby of mine to find scores on craigslist and fix and flip them.

I love my scope.


JumpingTheShark
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Where do you live? I have seen a bunch of those on Craigslist

The silver faced ones look great IMO


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