I'm going to buy a record player................... (1 Viewer)

pete

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The banana plugs I got do not fit fully into the speaker as seen in the photo here. I presume this is a big No??
At this stage I’m just thinking of forgetting about using the banana plug altogether.
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I'm presuming you know about this shite - i didn't, and it took me a while to figure it out

 

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I'm presuming you know about this shite - i didn't, and it took me a while to figure it out

Cheers Pete. Yeah, only recently realised that myself to be honest. They fit fine into the back of my amp
 

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I wouldn't be without a CD player. Its a great format IMHO, much maligned. When mastered right they can sound as good as any record, with none of the hassle.
Yup I've been buying alot more CDs recently, mainly because 1) they are so much cheaper the records right now 2) postage is generally pretty reasonable (so many records on Bandcamp end up being like 35 quid incl postage- fuck that) and 3) I find vinyl completely unsuited to longer, non song-based pieces of music that could really do without interruption every 15 minutes. Also getting back into cassettes quite a bit- with a good machine they sound great...
 

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I dusted off my cassette player the other day and put it on top of my amp, havent hooked it up yet though. Can you still buy those head cleaning kits in town?
 

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My new record player is arriving tomorrow :love:
Rega p3. I kinda slightly regret going for the white one instead of the black now but it'll be grand
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Oh my, that looks lovely. Where'd you get it, how much?
My old Project isn't *quite* right at the moment, weighing up an expensive service against a new deck...
 

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I sold my project for €70
 

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And it has turned out perfectly fine too Moose. Loving spinning albums I had neglected for years the last few weeks
Same for myself. My old record player sounded so shitty so it's nice to hear all the records Id bought over the last few years properly. Plus I have more time to now because of working from home
 

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White Rego looks lovely. I have a black one .. prefer the white I think
 

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My new record player is arriving tomorrow :love:
It comes with a handy little cartridge alignment protractor . You put the needle on the cross and peer through the two horizontal gaps on the top of the needle thing to check if things are aligned with the horizontal lines on the card but unfortunately the cartridge itself blocks you from seeing if it is ok or not.
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Also its kinda hard to get horizontal because it has only three feet - two at the front and one at the back so if you need any side to side adjustment at the back you can't do it.
I think I need to get a new one.
 

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wow, that must be as minimal as it gets. 'utilitarian' doesn't even come close.

Edit: anyone hazard a guess at how much the components cost ?

''Anyone who says vinyl is better than a CD is a muppet.
That said, here's the opening of Sgt Pepper - the best goddamned record of all time..."
LOL
 

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Cheers Pete. Yeah, only recently realised that myself to be honest. They fit fine into the back of my amp
remember watching this a few years ago too - tech moan is cool (see video at top of this page)

also without thumped-sters and you tube i would not have -

- got the stylus arm balanced,
- realised you need to give the banana plugs a good shove in ( it will go in and it won't break the speaker)
- and you need to turn the pre-amp switch 'ON ' on an Audio Technica (a Technics copy) which
is almost underneath the back of the turntable and it's easy to miss.
 

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wow, that must be as minimal as it gets. 'utilitarian' doesn't even come close.

Edit: anyone hazard a guess at how much the components cost ?

''Anyone who says vinyl is better than a CD is a muppet.
That said, here's the opening of Sgt Pepper - the best goddamned record of all time..."
LOL
i'm almost tempted... almost.


 

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