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#65562 - 10/23/04 03:24 AM Re: Your best and worst?
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Don't tell me BrenR listens to vinyl on a spinning platter! Next thing you know, he'll try a tube amp and take his music to the next and better level.



Only long enough to transfer deleted wax to CD.

And I've had a tube amp - back when they were still current technology. It's now in the same place as my polyester pants and butterfly collars. Hopefully buried so deep even future cultures won't find them.

I keep getting this mental image of Kahn Nahasapeemapelilahn - Hank Hill's Laoian neighbour refering to propane as "dinosaur gas."

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#65563 - 10/23/04 03:34 AM Re: Your best and worst?
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Transferring music from vinyl to CDs must really improve the sound quality. Keep up the good work.
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#65564 - 10/23/04 04:28 AM Re: Your best and worst?
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I guess it couldn't have anything to do with the longevity of the medium, could it?

What's your prefered method of vinyl storage: on end so they develop ripples, or flat so the grooves slowly pour themselves flat?

Bren R.

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#65565 - 10/23/04 11:52 AM Re: Your best and worst?
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What kind of turntable/cartridge do you use?
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#65566 - 10/23/04 08:46 PM Re: Your best and worst?
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Now you can get Vinyl CDs!



Actually, they only look like vinyl. They're standard CDs (made by Verbatim).
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#65567 - 10/23/04 08:55 PM Re: Your best and worst?
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Aw shucks, Peter, probably many "audiophiles" who saw that were already looking forward to "warmer", more "natural" sound.
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#65568 - 10/25/04 12:22 AM Re: Your best and worst?
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What kind of turntable/cartridge do you use?



Why?

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#65569 - 10/25/04 01:56 AM Re: Your best and worst?
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Well, Bren, aside from the joy of shmoozing about audio equipment, it seems to me that if you simultaneously mock turntables spinning vinyl as a source and tell us you are transferring music recorded on vinyl to the superior digital CD format, it seems to me that your choice of turntable and cartridge is relevant.

Anyone who has spent time listening to music from vinyl knows that there is an enormous difference in sound quality depending on equipment. I'm not talking about really high buck systems, although, as you know they are out there. There are some terrific sounding relatively modestly priced turntable/cartridge setups available which sound better than many CD players.

Now, personally, I gave up on vinyl because collections take up too much room and collect dust. Nevertheless, I think a good vinyl playback system can sound beautiful.

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#65570 - 10/25/04 02:19 AM Re: Your best and worst?
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When my vinyl collection was still relatively new, I had a BSR (I believe a 710 - but I can only find woodgrain ones online, mine was silver and black, assuming I don't remember the model 15 years later)

Now at home, I have a Sony LX-250(PH?) if I find something I want to listen to or commit to CD just to listen to. If I'm archiving something and the shape of the vinyl warrants it, I take it into work where I have my choice of turntables (and 8-track players, and reel-to-reel - which is before my time), preamps and recording destinations.

Bren R.

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#65571 - 10/25/04 03:41 AM Re: Your best and worst?
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8 track and cassettes have limited play back frequency response. A good cartridge or reel to reel can give you excellent frequency response. Anyway, there's no doubt but that a collection of CDs are much more portable and storable than LPs.
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