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WhyFi 01-25-22 04:42 PM

Speaking of turntables and associated goodies, I just sold a tube phono stage last week - it took all of one day to move it on craigslist. In addition to the kitchen refresh, a part of making ourselves comfortable in this house, for another handful of years, is clearing out some of the crap. The phono stage was one of the things that, although nice, had been sitting unused for too long.

I also have a couple of amplifiers that need some love, and I need to decide what to do with them. One is rather nice and I'd love to have it back up and running, but it'll probably cost more than I want to put in to it (it would be for a secondary system and pretty decadent for that role).

LAJ 01-25-22 04:43 PM

Most awesome tool ever.

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MoAlpha 01-25-22 04:44 PM

Got rid of my vinyl in 2012 when we moved to our current house. Don’t really miss it. I listen to a lot of music.

WhyFi 01-25-22 04:49 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22387076)
I listen to a lot of music.

To paraphrase Wesley Snipes in White Men Can't Jump, "oh, you can listen... but you can't hear." :p

Velo Vol 01-25-22 05:04 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22387076)
Got rid of my vinyl in 1982 when we moved to our current house. Donít miss it. I listen to a lot of music.

Chronologically fixed.

Velo Vol 01-25-22 05:13 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22386990)
About 8 feet of shelf space in the rjones28 music library is devoted to vinyl.


Eric F 01-25-22 05:16 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22387072)
Uh huh, that's what I keep telling myself concerning some Denon components I have just occupying space. :rolleyes:

Maybe we ought to ditch this dusty bicycle joint and find "a guy" somewhere on some stereofile forum. :lol:

I used to waste time on the Audio Karma forum. Good place. There is definitely "a guy" over there. He and I have traded messages about my Marantz, but I haven't pulled the trigger to make the effort to send it to him.

seedsbelize2 01-25-22 05:17 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22387002)
A friend and I stole the pure sodium from the high school chemistry lab and threw it in his farm pond. We did the same with the potassium.

....

Eric F 01-25-22 05:19 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22387076)
Got rid of my vinyl in 2012 when we moved to our current house. Donít really miss it. I listen to a lot of music.

I listen to a lot of music, too. My vinyl rig also has a bluetooth receiver hooked up to the AUX inputs on the preamp. However, I sometimes enjoy the ceremony of whipping out a 12", giving it a whirl, and listening to a whole album.

Mojo31 01-25-22 05:19 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22387050)
:notamused:

Rega.

E.

Rega.

Are you sure? Mrs. D. May have bought on Canal Street or gray market shops.

Mojo31 01-25-22 05:23 PM

Vinyl and tubes. 👍

Discerning folks know.

indyfabz 01-25-22 05:29 PM

Me want Kefir the Maine Coon.


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MoAlpha 01-25-22 05:32 PM

Blinded studies show digital to be superior or indistinguishable from high quality analog. Claims to the contrary are like the subjective silliness we read here about frames and wheels.

big john 01-25-22 05:48 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22387131)

That's big.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c5649d210c.jpg

Mojo31 01-25-22 06:01 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22387134)
Blinded studies show digital to be superior or indistinguishable from high quality analog. Claims to the contrary are like the subjective silliness we read here about frames and wheels.

:roflmao:

Eric F 01-25-22 06:03 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22387134)
Blinded studies show digital to be superior or indistinguishable from high quality analog. Claims to the contrary are like the subjective silliness we read here about frames and wheels.

I find the ceremonial routine of playing a record, and listening to a full side of an album to be calming and rewarding. The digital music format eliminates the ceremony, and invites ADD listening habits. My wife drives me nuts in this regard. She can barely listen to a full song before she feels the urge to find something else.

Mojo31 01-25-22 06:03 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22387131)

That's not a cat. That's an evil abomination. You can see it in the eyes.

Eric F 01-25-22 06:05 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22387147)

No thanks. Too much fur. I already have tumbleweeds of dog fur constantly lurking in the corners of every room in my house from my mutts. Honestly, considering how much is on my floor, I don't understand how they aren't bald.

Mojo31 01-25-22 06:08 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22387162)
I find the ceremonial routine of playing a record, and listening to a full side of an album to be calming and rewarding. The digital music format eliminates the ceremony, and invites ADD listening habits. My wife drives me nuts in this regard. She can barely listen to a full song before she feels the urge to find something else.

Our wives may be sisters.

MoAlpha 01-25-22 06:10 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22387162)
I find the ceremonial routine of playing a record, and listening to a full side of an album to be calming and rewarding. The digital music format eliminates the ceremony, and invites ADD listening habits. My wife drives me nuts in this regard. She can barely listen to a full song before she feels the urge to find something else.

I agree about the ritual, the objects, and the fascination of the mechanical process. Itís all great.

Eric F 01-25-22 06:12 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22387173)
Our wives may be sisters.

I hope not. My wife's sister is a...umm...she's not a nice person to be around.

MoAlpha 01-25-22 06:14 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22387160)
:roflmao:

How Ďbout we give you the vaccine that connoisseurs say feels the smoothest going in?

DougRNS 01-25-22 06:16 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22387020)
Is that your library? When's the last time you played all those Beatle songs, or all those Dylan songs? Maybe on a cross-country out and back road trip ... twice.

Yes, I have it on an external hard drive. I listen to various stuff every day at work some days I pick it and some days I let the player pick 8 hours of random stuff. I probably listen to the Beatles every day. With Dylan I go hot and cold. His 60's stuff I like the best.

I have vinyl and a turntable but no receiver to play it through. Also, digital is portable and can be played on a phone or PC. As far as sound quality? Who cares if your hearing is not great? I also don't have time to devote to parking in 1 spot to listen to an album. YMMV.

Mojo31 01-25-22 06:17 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22387182)
How Ďbout we give you the vaccine that connoisseurs say feels the smoothest going in?

Next thing you know, you'll be arguing that those little Bose cubes are better than a good reference speaker. 🤔

MoAlpha 01-25-22 06:25 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22387186)
Next thing you know, you'll be arguing that those little Bose cubes are better than a good reference speaker. 🤔

No. Those things are overpriced gobbich.


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