Vinyl Records ...

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Raj
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Vinyl Records ...

Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:56 pm

Anyone on here got seriously back into playing vinyl?
I have ... 8-)
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Re: Vinyl Records ...

Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:48 pm

Not vinyls, but I restored a gramophone not too long ago and play the old tunes

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Re: Vinyl Records ...

Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:40 pm

Blackbaronfish wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:48 pm
Not vinyls, but I restored a gramophone not too long ago and play the old tunes

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Is that the brand new one you got for Xmas when you were ten :mrgreen:
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Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:55 pm

eboswan wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:40 pm
Blackbaronfish wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:48 pm
Not vinyls, but I restored a gramophone not too long ago and play the old tunes

BBF
Is that the brand new one you got for Xmas when you were ten :mrgreen:
Bitch 😂
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Re: Vinyl Records ...

Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:32 pm

Haven't got time for Vinyl.
I just put the wireless on if i need a bit of music.........then turn it off two minutes later when i get sick of all the crap. :shock:
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Re: Vinyl Records ...

Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:40 pm

Blackbaronfish wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:55 pm
eboswan wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:40 pm
Blackbaronfish wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:48 pm
Not vinyls, but I restored a gramophone not too long ago and play the old tunes

BBF
Is that the brand new one you got for Xmas when you were ten :mrgreen:
Bitch 😂
:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
IS MY SIGNATURE BIGGER THAN RAYS. Cz 452 american .22+sak mod
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Re: Vinyl Records ...

Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:43 pm

GrandadG wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:32 pm
Haven't got time for Vinyl.
I just put the wireless on if i need a bit of music.........then turn it off two minutes later when i get sick of all the crap. :shock:
Wireless.....your showing your age mate :mrgreen:
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Re: Vinyl Records ...

Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:42 am

Got the 1/2 dozen records we had in a box in the attic down the ladder when I went into Aldi for some bread and tea bags and came back with a portable record player for £20.00 .... as you do :lol:

Then a few weeks later, upgraded the record player for ten times the price of the Aldi one because it was showing the nice Bang & Olufsen speakers up. :twisted:

Then a couple of weeks later, upgraded the amplifier up because it was showing the record player and speakers up .... :roll:

And then, we simply didn't have enough records to play on the rather nice set-up we had ended up with so we raided the charity shops with a magnifying glass under strong lighting so we could pick up a few nice records without jumps, crackles and pops .... 8-) 8-)

10 records became 100 and before I knew it, 100 became 300 .... :oops: :oops: :oops: Now ... where do you put 300 records ??? They weighed about 70Kg and I didnt want them stacked like books on a shelf where you cant see the artwork.

So out came the wood working tools and I made myself a flip forward, ergonomic, display rack for the records !!! :P :P :P What do you think ??? The bottom 2 racks hold 150 records each. The top two are just one deep ... for display only.

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Re: Vinyl Records ...

Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:13 pm

I don't play them often, but I still have a few albums from the 70's. I don't know how to describe the difference between vinyl and a CD, but vinyl has a crispness the CD lacks. :D

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Re: Vinyl Records ...

Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:58 pm

Crispness, warmth, detail, truthfulness to the original, Fred!
The record that is pressed from a master that was cut using direct inputs from the recording studio ... often in the very next room in real time is always going to be so much nearer to the real sound than anything else. With CDs you are taking that analogue information converting to digital, compressing, de-compressing, coding, de-coding and doing all sorts to the original truth before it comes out of them speakers and that takes its toll on fidelity.

To demonstrate this to people who think vinyl records are a nostalgic sound full of crackles and pops, I often play a stanza or a part of a tune on a vinyl record and instantly follow it with the same from a CD or other digital source like Spotify / Youtube / digital radio or whatever.
Chalk and cheese !!! The record is alive and bristling ... the CD is dead.

Of course, the quality of the record, stylus, turntable, amplifier and speaker come into it. But if you get those right (which I have done by careful selection), there is simply not comparison.
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