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Listening to vinyl.

Discussion in 'Okie Memorial Area' started by okie, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. okie

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    Who here has a turntable and listens to vinyl on a regular basis? I hope to one day in the near future get a turntable again:thumbsup:
     
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  2. czsmithGT

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    My ears are too old to tell the difference so I converted all my vinyl to digital audio files a couple years ago and put the files on my computer & mp3 player. Got rid of the turntable and records.
     

  3. skew12

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    I've been thinking about picking some up myself. Gun money keeps getting in the way though.
     
  4. GAFinch

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    No, it's for hipsters.
     
  5. milje

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    I don't think hipsters would have my collection. Mostly Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Joe Walsh and Johnny Cash.


    And the Safety Dance single :whistling:
     
  6. ithaca_deerslayer

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    I had about 70 LP records (albums), then my last needle died and I started to buy CD's. I gave all those records away in 1995 to a guy who was still listening to vinyl.

    Some of the ones I miss are Hendrix, Zeppelin, CSNY, Joplin, Floyd, and Tull. Some specific albums that I haven't replaced yet from those bands.

    Some of the Hendrix stuff I might not find on CD.
     
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    That makes me a hipster for the last 30 years and counting.
     
  8. Snaps

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    I can honestly say I've never heard a record played
     
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    I have foreigner 4 on vinyl, its my favorite. I have others but my turntable broke years ago.

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  11. Padre

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    While I was in Bangkok in July I was walking through a mall and heard Norah Jones. I came across a little shop with some EXCELLENT audio gear. VERY expensive turntable, tube amps and phenominal speakers. Walked in, smiled at the owner and said "Norah Jones". He smiled and asked "so you know her music?". Replied "of course, I have that album, it was her first one". He had a nice couch in front of the speakers. I asked him if I could sit and listen for a few. He said "of course".
    Sat there and listened to a couple of her songs and had to leave (unfortunately). Thanked him and left.
    I sure miss good audio equipment even though my old ears have a hard time with the high notes (too much gunfire).
    Those who have never listened to "good audio" don't know what they are missing (IMHO) :cool:
     
  12. Batesmotel

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    I still run vinyl and even coke 78s.

    Vinyl is far from dead and some of the best turntables ever are being made today.
     
  13. glock_19guy1983

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    How old are you? Im only 29 and can remember my parents still using vinyl up until I left home. I can only guess what my mom was into during college, Lots of pink floyd albums.
     
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    Got some of my Grandpa's old 78 LPs and the turntable. The hank williams stuff has to be worth some money by now, but it's too sentimental to me.

    My old personally bought albums are all in storage. I guess a few select of them are worth something by now as well.
     
  15. Snaps

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    33, they had a cassette player. I also recall a bunch of records being in the house, but the record player never worked and I guess once tapes were big they never cared about replacing the outdated eqpt. Kind like my CD player died, I never bought a new one
     
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  16. glock_19guy1983

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    I can understand that. The cd player in my truck has never had a cd in it. so much easier to keep my music on an Ipod and play it through the Aux port.
     
  17. Snaps

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    mine either. It's a CD/DVD/hard drive that's never even seen a dvd. I uploaded everyting to the hard drive and just leave it like that.
     
  18. southernshooter

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    I have one of those antique looking, but modern, wood boxed players. Plays cassette, vinyl or cd. Works pretty good.
     
  19. Clutch Cargo

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    I can honestly say you've never heard music the way it was designed to be heard. The purity of analog recordings on virgin vinyl is breathtaking when played on proper equipment (tube electronics).

    Get your tail to a high end audio (NOT home theater) store ASAP!
     
  20. Hickock45-4president

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    My Dad gave away hundreds of records a few years back. Man if I had only known!!? I just bought a Bob Dylan album for $28! It'll take me 50 years to acquire all the great albums that all you old dudes gave away! Lol

    Theres something really cool and interesting about vinyl.. Its a bit pricey if you're going to do it right, for those of you who are thinking about getting Into it. Just the stylus can run hundreds of dollars. Then the preamp(mine is Hafler?), cartridge, etc... totally worth it though.

    Ours was left to us by my father in law. Some super high end turn-table system. I've personally always had very nice sound for my home theatre, but I had no idea that anything could sound that good. It's rich and warm and I can't imagine anything sounding better. Too bad he had such bad taste in music : )
    All sounds like an old porn soundtrack!