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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by DUCKMOUTH, Apr 16, 2016.
How does it work if they send you something and it turns out you've got it already?
they sent the receipt so I imagine they’d offer a refund but I’d probably take store credit and take care of the shipping
talked to them today actually. universal made them take down some of their videos
Still learning how to internet.
Here's my current setup.
Have this print of Jason Isbell and Dawes (my favorite 2 artists) that should be arriving soon. Trying to find a couple other prints I like so it's not the only one.
I love my all black u turn but every time I see a wood grain one I wish I’d gone that route. Looks awesome.
Prepaid for Isbells Reunions from the local record store today
Dig the minimalism
Marshall Stanmore II Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, Black - NEW
Audio-Technica AT-LP60XBT-WH Fully Automatic Bluetooth Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable, White/Black, Hi-Fidelity, Plays 33 -1/3 and 45 RPM Records, Dust Cover, Anti-Resonance, Die-cast Aluminum Platter
I've got the LP120 but I'm not sure what the difference is.
looking for a new Record player/speaker set up. Help plz
I that’s not the turntable I have, but I’m sure it’s fine. That is the same speaker I’ve got.
great band, suckass team, but cool concept
You guys turned me on to Discogs. But, how do you tell when something you want to buy was pressed? I really want to buy some original presses, but I can’t tell when something is original vs a re-release.
Outside of something saying it's a reissue? I'll let someone else field that. One thing to look for is if it's an older album if it says it's in stereo when the original would've been in mono, like early Beatles albums kind of thing.
There's something about the way things are numbered on album spines, like originals have more letters while reissues have fewer letters and maybe more numbers.
Also this link is helpful: http://vinyljunkies.co/vinyl-101-original-vs-reissue/
Where it can get tricky quality wise is if it's a reissue using the original master tracks(good), digital version of the masters(still good and covers newer music), digitally remastered versions of the master recordings (possibly good but depends on who did it), or the one no one should want:. digital rips of a vinyl album then pressed to a vinyl album. As in someone recording a vinyl album and then making copies of that recording.
The original pressing is the oldest one when you are looking at a list of versions under a master release.
If you're talking about being able to tell if a record you have in your hand is OG or not, to be definitive about it you would look for the exact release on discogs using cat # (duh) matrix runout, and visual comparisons of the label and sleeve. I do not recommend giving a fuck about any of this for legendary shit like zeppelin for example - you will go completely insane.
As a fellow original snob you can also look for the copyright dates on the cover. I don’t think I've seen a reissue yet that didn't have two years on it, the original release year and the year it was repressed.
So I’ve bought two vinyls recently, and to date, I do not have a record player. That is being taken care of.
What piece of furniture are y’all putting your players on? And where did you buy it?
Scroll the thread - quite a few pictures of setups throughout.
I used an oversized tv stand.
Yea, but I didn’t see many brands/place of purchase.
Go with this one.
It’s a great starter record player. Not dirt cheap but also not one of the super nice ones. I’m going on a decade with mine and had no issues.
Hes looking for pieces of furniture for storage.
Mine just came from American signature or something. Like I said, it’s just an oversized tv stand we didn’t use anymore.
If you’re going to expand your collection, this is a good starter.
While we were in St Louis one weekend we stopped at Ikea and picked up something similar to this. This isn't the exact model we got but its pretty similar. Not a perfect solution now that my vinyl collection has expanded but it works for now.
What are the best turn-tables out there?
Right now it'll just connect via RCA to a 3.1 (soundbar, 2 speakers, sub) system. Eventually I'd like a real sound system. Currently we just have one of those briefcase looking record players.
I mean...do you want to spend $300? $10000?
I was told early on that those cheap all in one type players can damage your records cause the needles suck.
I got the $300 audio technica and am really happy with it. A really good entry level one.
As mentioned it really depends on your budget. I have one from u-turn that I really like and performs well for the price.
I did a bunch of research for a friend who had sonos and wanted an entry level turntable. Here's the email I sent him:
First assignment, how to connect a turntable to your Sonos: https://blog.sonos.com/en/listening-to-vinyl-with-sonos/
You do need to purchase the Port from Sonos in addition to a turntable: https://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/port.html
The Port is $449 and also has a streamer, which is cool because it will let you access any of your digital music or services like Pandora.
If you buy the Port, you need a turntable with a built in phono stage to connect to the Port. Bang for your buck with the ability to upgrade in the future, this is what I would recommend: https://www.project-audio.com/en/product/essential-iii-phono/
It's $389 (make sure you get the Essential iii Phono because they make an Essential iii without the Phono that's a little cheaper).
The other option that will likely sound as good is the https://www.audio-technica.com/en-us/at-lp3 for $199.
The biggest difference in the two turntables is that the Project is future proof if you decide to connect it to something other than your Sonos system. The Project has a seperate line out that bypasses the built in phono stage and gives you a lot of options if you want to start upgrading or adding components like new speakers, new phono stage, new amp, new cartridge... If you go with the Audio-technica, you'll need to buy a new turntable to do that.
Both turntables are made by great companies and will sound great. My first turntable was a Project and I loved it. I would point you in that direction for the extra $200 insurance in case you love vinyl and want to start upgrading in the future.
Here's a great site that reviews some other tables in your budget and it has full reviews on the two tables I recommended if you want to read more and compare: https://www.whathifi.com/us/best-buys/hi-fi/best-budget-turntables
Iffffff you wanted to blow slightly more coin... The Regar Planar 1 ($475) is also reviewed in that link and it's a great table http://www.rega.co.uk/planar-1.html . It won't sound much different on your current speaker setup so I don't think you need it. It does need a phono preamp to connect to the Port but I have one you can borrow indefinitely that was $500 when I bought it.
Also, I highly recommend starting at whathifi for reviews of any record players, amps, speakers etc. https://www.whathifi.com/us/best-buys/hi-fi/best-budget-turntables
I've posted before but here's my setup. I would recommend something that lets you store records with easy access and alphabetizing them so you run across more random records when you're flipping through.
Sutherland phono stage
Prima Luna integrated amp
Rega RS3 speakers
and being delivered today!... Aria 936 speakers to upgrade the Regas. Can. Not. Wait.
Thanks! I was looking at the AT one.
I couldn't remember what the best brands were to look for.
westcoastbias that’s the custom piece with the inscriptions on the inside of the drawers, right?
That's the one. I found the dimensions I wanted online and found a woodworking TMB and asked if anyone could build it. Pricing ranged from $1800-$6000 depending on the materials and finishing touches they offered. Here's the dimensions:
You can definitely build this yourself if you're handy but I'm useless. It was totally worth it, I listen to way more vinyl now that it's easily accessable.
I freaking love your cabinet.
When we buy a house next year my brother said our housewarming gift is gonna be him smart wiring the house (that's what our family business does). Outside of network drops everywhere so I can hardwire as much as possible I told him my biggest want is going to be being able to listen to my records in any room in the house and outside.
Any of you vinyl nerds ever order from zavvi before?
Pre ordered a record for my wife and trying to get some tracking, but reviews seem kinda shitty
Thanks, its special.
My new favorite Christmas album. Its awesome
How many records can you fit in there, total?
55 a drawer with that depth so 440
A friend of mine works for a company called accoustic sounds. If you want to support a salina kansas small business instead of amazon, these guys press a bunch of 180+ gram audiophile records. Here's an email exchange that gave me some great vinyl:
Yo buddy - any audiophile recordings you recommend I get off the top of your head? Don't spend more than 2 minutes thinking about it, any genre.
I tell you what: Our in-house reissue label, Analogue Productions, is the top of the mountain. I'm not just saying that. That's the prevailing opinion of the audiophile masses.
So, if there are any titles from this list that jump out to you, you've got a great chance of being satisfied:
A handful titles that may not be on your radar but that might sufficiently knock your dick in the dirt:
Those jump to mind, but that's by no means any sort of exhaustive list. Any of our Stevie Ray Vaughan or Norah Jones or Doors, etc., etc., etc. should get the job done. If you find any Analogue Productions titles that are of interest, you'll be in good shape. And if you aren't, send 'em back to us and we'll replace or refund.
This is another good list of stuff we've pressed (either for our label or for the majors or other independents):
Got a copy of one of my all time favorite albums Dave Matthew's & Timmy Reynolds live at Luther. Don't give me shit, I graduated college in 03.
Its super tough to find. Amazon has some for $160 but https://store.acousticsounds.com/d/...eynolds-Live_At_Luther_College-Vinyl_Box_Sets is $75. They're backordered right now tho when I looked.
Live recordings are really tough to master but this is one of the best imo. Daves all coked out and they crush this set. Sounds awesome on vinyl.
Yea, yea hate on the Luke if you want but the wife knows the way to my heart lol.
Fiancée gifted me an Audio-Technica AT-LP60XBT turntable for Christmas, so now I get to build out my setup as vinyl rookie.
Question is do I:
1) Utilize the Bluetooth capability and purchase Bluetooth speakers (which will be located below my TV so potential added cross-use)
2) Utilize wired speakers. If I go down this route do I only need speakers, or do I need an amp as well? For reference this is in the product manual,
Internet seems to be mixed on the Bluetooth debate, but more in the line of “wired is better, but novices won’t be able to tell much of a difference”.
Also what sort of cleaning equipment will I need for both the turntable and the vinyls themselves.
Bluetooth kind of defeats the purpose of going analog for your audio. It can be a nice convenience to have and I myself use it when, for example, I want music in another room and I specifically am hoping to listen to a record, but I think anybody with a turntable owes it to themselves to experience the full analog thing before going wireless. You don't have to spend a mint on speakers to appreciate the depth and warmth imo.
Your manual is telling you that the player has, in effect, built-in preamp.
Yea optimally ill have both options when we buy a house next year.
Or even better, wired speakers through out