06-20-2015, 09:07 PM
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Are there any other pretty big vinyl collectors out there? That's my other collecting hobby.


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 06-20-2015, 10:13 PM
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Yes, but I have stopped! I haven't bought a record in over 2 years. Biggrin  My collection isn't very large, but I have too many.

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 06-21-2015, 02:45 AM
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I love vinyl.  It looks great, it feels great, it sounds wonderful.  I have a lot of vinyl records.  I haven't inventoried but I estimate around 4,000 records.  All genres of music are represented.  I rarely buy anymore but I continue to search for the unusual, off beat, or rare platter.  It has been a lifelong hobby and I need to maintain it because it gives me so much pleasure.  I also realize that I need to do a major reduction.  I'd like to pare down the collection to less than a thousand keeping only the best of what I have.

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 06-21-2015, 04:25 AM
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I have some and will not let go.  Smile

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 06-21-2015, 04:36 AM
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(06-20-2015, 10:13 PM)celestino Wrote: Yes, but I have stopped! I haven't bought a record in over 2 years. Biggrin  My collection isn't very large, but I have too many.

I'm the same way. I'm only at about 300 but they're all records that I listen to frequently. I'm working on rebuilding my shave den now so I'll take about a year off from serious vinyl buying.


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 06-21-2015, 04:41 AM
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(06-21-2015, 02:45 AM)Straight Arrow Wrote: I love vinyl.  It looks great, it feels great, it sounds wonderful.  I have a lot of vinyl records.  I haven't inventoried but I estimate around 4,000 records.  All genres of music are represented.  I rarely buy anymore but I continue to search for the unusual, off beat, or rare platter.  It has been a lifelong hobby and I need to maintain it because it gives me so much pleasure.  I also realize that I need to do a major reduction.  I'd like to pare down the collection to less than a thousand keeping only the best of what I have.

I guess I'm not much a collector compared to you!! That's really impressive! I'm with you on unique platters- I finally found the one I love: a 70's Garard Zero 100.


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 06-21-2015, 12:12 PM
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In high school and college, I used to buy up hip hop, soul, and funk records or anything that sounded interesting. I scaled down to just 45s in college, but then Cut Chemist, Shadow, and others started doing 45 sets. The price of 45s and anything that might sound like it had a break got expensive and silly. I stopped, and have since been slowly ... very slowly ... either downloading or converting to digital.

When I moved to California from Texas, I left most of my records at my dad's house and only brought 3 boxes of 45s and my GP3 with me.


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 06-21-2015, 12:47 PM
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(06-21-2015, 12:12 PM)chill31613 Wrote: In high school and college, I used to buy up hip hop, soul, and funk records or anything that sounded interesting. I scaled down to just 45s in college, but then Cut Chemist, Shadow, and others started doing 45 sets. The price of 45s and anything that might sound like it had a break got expensive and silly. I stopped, and have since been slowly ... very slowly ... either downloading or converting to digital.

When I moved to California from Texas, I left most of my records at my dad's house and only brought 3 boxes of 45s and my GP3 with me.


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I definitely have a ton of music on my phone/MacBook but, especially when I have the time, lying down and just actually *listening* to a record is more than just music; it's an experience. Also- most, if not almost all, new vinyl comes with download codes so it's the best of both worlds.


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 06-21-2015, 01:03 PM
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(06-21-2015, 12:47 PM)bottomless_seas Wrote: I definitely have a ton of music on my phone/MacBook but, especially when I have the time, lying down and just actually *listening* to a record is more than just music; it's an experience. Also- most, if not almost all, new vinyl comes with download codes so it's the best of both worlds.


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After years of flipping through records, I much prefer pulling records to listen to than scrolling through my digital library. Seems more deliberate and focused, as opposed to scrolling and clicking.



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 06-21-2015, 01:06 PM
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(06-21-2015, 01:03 PM)chill31613 Wrote:
(06-21-2015, 12:47 PM)bottomless_seas Wrote: I definitely have a ton of music on my phone/MacBook but, especially when I have the time, lying down and just actually *listening* to a record is more than just music; it's an experience. Also- most, if not almost all, new vinyl comes with download codes so it's the best of both worlds.


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After years of flipping through records, I much prefer pulling records to listen to than scrolling through my digital library. Seems more deliberate and focused, as opposed to scrolling and clicking.



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I couldn't agree with that more. When I listen to vinyl, I know that it takes a lot more than just "point and click" so I know that I'll appreciate it a lot more.


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 06-21-2015, 01:15 PM
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I love vinyl records and tube amps. I have close to 1000 albums of mostly jazz (all types), some classical, and some classic 70s and 80s R&R. It was the medium of choice in my younger days, and I still love the warmth and stage depth I get in my little listening room. Vinyl also has that wonderful involvement (taking them out of the sleeves, cleaning, brushing, using the static gun); it's a great way to spend two or three hours. I haven't added any new albums in years.

Great stuff.

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 06-21-2015, 01:25 PM
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I miss album art and flipping through LPs at home and the old music stores. 'Cause every picture tells a story, don't it?

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 06-21-2015, 01:28 PM
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(06-21-2015, 01:25 PM)rsp1202 Wrote: I miss album art and flipping through LPs at home and the old music stores. 'Cause every picture tells a story, don't it?

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 06-21-2015, 02:13 PM
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(06-20-2015, 09:07 PM)bottomless_seas Wrote: Are there any other pretty big vinyl collectors out there? That's my other collecting hobby.


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My mom has a gigantic collection, what you need ??? Biggrin

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 06-21-2015, 02:14 PM
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(06-21-2015, 02:13 PM)Otis375 Wrote:
(06-20-2015, 09:07 PM)bottomless_seas Wrote: Are there any other pretty big vinyl collectors out there? That's my other collecting hobby.


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My mom has a gigantic collection, what you need ??? Biggrin


Hahahahaha. Don't tempt me with that!


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 06-21-2015, 02:22 PM
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I pretty much only listen to vinyl at home, been that way for about 10-12y now from when I got back into it. We have a couple good used vinyl stores and I got lucky with a huge free collection from a work friend.

Viva la vinyl....spin the black circle.

Here are two main tables, the Dual 510 used the most as it's in the living room and cost me $20 from a lady at work, it gets used for a minimum of 2-3 LP's a day. The 1200 was about $300 used before prices went through the roof and I add a KAB clamp and super thick mat, it's in the main recroom and will last my lifetime and my kids, it is a tank.

I have 4-5 tables in storage from various pick ups, family, Kijiji etc that need new belts, mats etc along with a few pairs of vintage speakers and amps.

Dual 510:
[Image: 69eb9671ec1574e36aeb557b0a0500be.jpg]

Technics SL-1200MK2:
[Image: 900fb18f866954911f7e5aff401216e5.jpg]

Rotation Vinyl (I have much more in storage):
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Box Sets:
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 06-21-2015, 03:52 PM
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(06-20-2015, 09:07 PM)bottomless_seas Wrote: Are there any other pretty big vinyl collectors out there? That's my other collecting hobby.


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Not really a collector. More a hoarder. I have several hundred albums I bought between the 60s and early 90s. Regrettably, I sold/traded a couple in the mid-70s after I'd bought my first semi-audiophile system. They were worn to the extent I didn't enjoy listening to them. 

I bought a fairly high-end system in '92 that included a pair of KEF-107-2s. With 1/2 speed masters I at least imagined I could begin to hear degradation after a few plays. Now about all I can hear is the degradation of my own hearing.

I do think I may still have first double-album I ever bought: Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention's Freak Out.

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 06-21-2015, 04:02 PM
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(06-21-2015, 02:22 PM)Bruce Wrote: I pretty much only listen to vinyl at home, been that way for about 10-12y now from when I got back into it. We have a couple good used vinyl stores and I got lucky with a huge free collection from a work friend.

Viva la vinyl....spin the black circle.

Here are two main tables, the Dual 510 used the most as it's in the living room and cost me $20 from a lady at work, it gets used for a minimum of 2-3 LP's a day. The 1200 was about $300 used before prices went through the roof and I add a KAB clamp and super thick mat, it's in the main recroom and will last my lifetime and my kids, it is a tank.

I have 4-5 tables in storage from various pick ups, family, Kijiji etc that need new belts, mats etc along with a few pairs of vintage speakers and amps.

Dual 510:
[Image: 69eb9671ec1574e36aeb557b0a0500be.jpg]

Technics SL-1200MK2:
[Image: 900fb18f866954911f7e5aff401216e5.jpg]

Rotation Vinyl (I have much more in storage):
[Image: 79128c3d3a2532c42d09695b7a1967fa.jpg]

Box Sets:
[Image: 199ec551095580c4aa7ac97ff27e0ee7.jpg]

Those are some nice turntables! Here's my baby. It took me five turntables to find "the one".

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 06-21-2015, 04:31 PM
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Bruce,


Very nice you have taken a picture of your Dual, many years I haven't seen one of those, good memories. 


One of my passions is the audio, I love music, Tube power, pre-amps, louderspeakers, everything else for the reproduction of good music.


The recording quality of some LP's are unsurpassed and recordings of the years between 59 and 60's are wonderful. [i][b]I still have some LP's, but now I hear more CD's and SACD's.
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 06-21-2015, 05:33 PM
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(06-21-2015, 03:52 PM)Chiefbroom Wrote: . . . I bought a fairly high-end system in '92 that included a pair of KEF-107-2s. With 1/2 speed masters I at least imagined I could begin to hear degradation after a few plays. Now about all I can hear is the degradation of my own hearing. . .

I had a pair of 105.2's that replaced some beautiful but finicky Koss electrostats. They were wonderful but needed a good solid state amp to tighten up their bass. With that I was able to hear the 30 Hz organ tone on Genesis' "Firth of Fifth" for the first time and was over the moon that I had finally attained high-end low end.

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