Welcome to /vinyl/ general.
>cool stuff in your collection
>meme on OP for liking oasis
Nice fayce (:
It depends. I like the sound quality more
This is my first time listening to it. It's ok I guess. It was for sale for $2 and is in good condition so why the hell not. I also bought a yes album.
Nice, Godspeed especially.
Why the fuck do you guys spend so much on something that is bulkier than a CD, requires more equipment to use, with sound quality that is debatably better, and if it is better, is mostly down to placebo?
Why do you like the sound of vinyl more?
I like vinyl because it's more interesting than CD.
It takes time to collect and it requires a lot of care.
Im not going to meme and say it's a better way to appreciate an artist, however I think vinyl looks nice and requires social interaction and travel to get which is nice.
CD is only used in my car. I buy CD's as well mostly if I want something new to listen to.
I'm just asking, anon. It makes no sense. Records are 25 each for a good one at a record store here in Ballard (Bop Street). CDs are 20, max, and require only a CD drive to play. A good turntable alone will set you back 100+ dollars.
Not really but only CD really compares aside from high quality rips.
But I'd much rather buy a vinyl than a CD if I'm going to bother with physical format. I don't even really have many that play CDs anymore. So might as well go with the format that's large enough to appreciate and has better market value
I like the experience of putting a record on. I think it does sound a little bit better, and it's a different feeling when you listen to a record and sit down to write a paper than when you're listening to digital. I can't explain it, it just feels better. That's just for me personally, I respect anyone else's preferences. But I like doing that
Been working on finally cataloging all my records. Little over halfway right now at 101.
Might post the list here when I'm done
I understand what you're saying.
Regardless of sound, I like the whole process of vinyl.
I like how the album art is big
I like how the disc is big
I like how when I accidently bump my desk the record skips a little
And lastly, it's a homage to a different time.
Media is digital in the 21st century.
You can find good deals on vinyl if you're thrifty. Of course brand new shit might be like 10 bucks more than a CD. But if the point is to physically own and collect you might as well go with format that isn't some tiny cheap jewel case.
It's probably different for people with dedicated CD players but for me I would just burn it to a hard drive and never think about it again. So I might as well stream or download it at that rate
Tempted to start collecting vinyl.
What are the pros and cons?
I literally know nothing. I have a few vinyl film sound tracks. Got the original 77 Starwars LP
>is a great hobby that requires time
>vinyl contains cool packaging
>better sound if you have a good record player
>requires interaction to get
>you can appreciate the art of making music more
>expensive to buy new stuff (if you look hard you can find good albums for cheap)
>good record players cost a ton
>you can't play vinyl everywhere.
>not the most efficient thing
>hard to upkeep
I mightve posted this in another thread but these are the soundtracks I have.
As far as your questions it's for people into collecting music and appreciate the artwork and packaging. You also have yo be into listening to albums as whole instead song by song
Are you blind? AT-LP120 has counterweight, anti-skating, standard cart mount, everything that makes a turntable good. AT-LP60 has none of that, tracks heavily and lower quality overall.
Posted in the last one right before it died, current pickups.
Sup fellow Vinylmeplease buddy. I haven't listened to my copy yet.
Nice, I never find good soundtracks at my shop.
tite. rly wish i owned that amadeus record
Gonna rotate sideways but here's my apocalypse now st copy
>bought an old record player at a flea market
>they claim it was just played a few days ago
>get it home and the turntable doesn't turn
>dad forcefully turns it and says its too tight
>tell him to google it before he messes anything up
>he pokes and prods and pulls on shit for over an hour
>i go and google around and find out about seized turntables first result
>find a video that walks you through the steps to fix it
>he wont go watch it
>bring the video on a tablet for him to watch
>wont watch it
>finally just start relaying what the guy in the video says to do
>lightly pry up the decorative ring and pull out the pin
>he crams a screwdriver in and yanks the pin out without removing the decorative ring
>platter doesn't lift so hardened grease probably IS the issue
>claims the decorative ring doesn't come off
the thing is i'm afraid he'll mess more up if he gets it open to fix the issue. he wont let me touch it. wat do
Do you all AT memers know that they're just a cheap ripoff?
Just got this, just played it. One of the best albums I've ever heard on vinyl. Everything was crystal clear, from base to high hats. And Cornell's voice is rich and full of emotion. I can't get enough of it.
These came in the mail today, almost a week early, fucking sweet
good god do i need a new camera and better lights
>for a reason
yes, because clubs for years bought the most resilient and easily replaceable hardware for the job. Which doesn't mean quality, it meant reliability, which are not tit for tat.
If a deejays any time from the early 80's until turntables fell out of style had an option to buy whatever they wanted at home, but when the would be playing out (generally the goal of being deejay) they were going to play on house decks, which meant it was best to buy if you could afford what the places you were going to play already has. ie: 1200's
As far as technology is concerned, for home listening the 1300 and 1900/50 are the exact tables with an automatic return fuction, which you can disable, which for whatever reason you bandwagon jumpers never seem to mention ( likely because you didn't fucking know due to you being god danged cluseless). And as far as hifi is concerned there has always been better home tables, at the same price, mind what was available at higher prices.
So yes, they are in fact a classic for a reason, but that reason is because they are the checker cab of turntables, not the maybach
as a side note, i never said the lp120 was a good table, just that its par with the 1200 which is a true statement
What kind of cables would I need to connect my AT LP 120 to JBL LSR305 speakers??
The LP 120 has rca output and the speakers take 1/4 inch and xlr inputs.
Anyone have any suggestions I really don't want to blow 20 bucks on the wrong cable.
you need an rca to 1/4, but I would suggest a pre amp, the one built in doesn't sound very desirable.
obviously get the cable and get your set up up and running before worrying about the pre amp, but as soon as you can afford getting a pre amp you should.
also, remember when you do get a pre amp to change the settings from powered to passive on the deck.
so something like this? Sorry I am new to speakers and audio equipment, so I really do not know shit.
And yeah eventually I will upgrade, but slowly and surely haha.
wont let me touch it
sounds like its a very very common and annoying issue
if the platter wont lift after the pin is removed its definitely 100% hardened grease right? you can wiggle it and jimmy it around it will barely budge
that should work, you'll just have to seperate your rca cable if you do it that way.
Dont go too cheap on cables either, these are analog cables and have the potential to add a 60hz hum if they lay over power mains or other things plugged in. Just something to keep in mind.
Check out mono price for cables and adapters and connection, their premium lines are really cheap and are well made.
and for a pre amp, you can get really cheap stuff that are easily as effective as stuff a little better, but get you off of the built in pre amp on the deck. My buddies got the 120 and the difference is noticable. your millage may vary.
These two are more than enough, and your speakers will limit your sound before either of these are noticably bad/worse sounding for your set up to deem spending any more
I recently got a decent setup second hand and shit's already getting fucked. One speaker just stops working occasionally unless I bang my fist on the desk the table's on or lightly press down on the cartridge. I know putting extra weight on your cartridge can ruin your records, so I'm staying away from that. I don't know what's fucking up, the table, the cartridge, the receiver, or the speakers.
I'd assume it's probably the table or cartridge, but tons of resources I've looked up blame the receiver. Granted, none of the cases I've found online have had my same problem.
I would just swap stuff around and check but I'm stuck with one piece of each, and I'd rather spend money on more records than a completely new setup. Any tips?
did you actually set up the table? Set the height, antiskate, tracking, align the cartidge, weight?
I have found on /mu/ and /g/ most of you new lp friends do not actually set up your tables at all
By separate my rca cable, you just mean separate the two wires right??
I saved the preamps to my amazon cart and will look into upgrading in a couple paychecks or so. Thanks for the advice man.
yea, I just meant that you have to pull them apart to go to each speaker, so you mind that when you buy the rca cable. I think monoprice has them seperate but im not 100% on that.
also, good luck and enjoy your set up.
Decide for yourself it you really want a pre, or you are okay with what you've got, but also mind that amazon will return the item, you just have to print shipping for th return and drop it off at a ups store. you just lose the shipping cost if you do this.
so it seems. then I am not certain. Its hard to tell then. Might just have to add minor weight to it like you were thinking.
Both my parents told me seperately they would tape pennys to the back of their carts because they would sound better.
should you? probably not, but 5-10 plays is no worse than what was likely done to a lot of the used records most of us have in our collections.
What are some good turntable brands or models? Been looking for vintage ones on Craigslist and eBay. Trying to not spend more than $100.
Listening to the VMP Nada Surf. I've never listened to it before but I'm really digging it.
I wouldn't because the staple could tear the sleeve, or scratch the record. I usually just keep a few of these on hand: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B1V2FA0?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00
I always replace the inner sleeve if it's just a cheap paper one with no art/credits. Unless it's one of the nice paper+rice paper ones. I like those but they're pricey.
If your paper inner sleeve has art, just store the record in a poly one, and keep the art sleeve in the outer sleeve next to the record. Helps keep tearing down.
I've been thinking about just giving in and going for the good ol' penny trick. I can't even enjoy listening to my records anymore cause I'm consonantly checking to see if one of the channels went out.
Maybe just as a temporary fix or something, but still, it feels wrong.
Thanks for the advice, anon.
yea, just start working towards something else if at all possible, its disheartening to think you probably spent some bucks already to get into the door to get the door slammed shut.
unfortunately the shit our parents, or possibly grandparents used was generally oem store brand garbage, it was good enough for them, but barely worked as it was at that time.
A lot of people seem to like the uturn orbits, the bottem end rega's and music halls. All of which i think are under 500, if you like the 1200's look but want a better modern table search the term "super oem" which the lp1240 seems to go for 400, while the stanton st150 (which is the same inerntals) is around 600.
Theres a lot of options, but you probably are not going to absolutely destroy your records.
Keep in mind as well, your needle plays the sides of the gooves, no the bottom, the weight just adds a little more friction to the walls of the groove, its not like adding weight just gouges the shit out.
Pic related. I don't know if you can see the record exposed.
Well I personally dont collect vinyls exclusively, but the vinyls I do buy are albums that hold some kind of special value to me. I enjoy the tactile experience of a big piece of art, the large physical copy of the music, and the other goodies that are often packaged with it
For a long while I was purely digital, and I found myself far less invested in my music library, just flippantly skipping through songs on my ipod
With my vinyls I have a whole ritual involved with listening to the album. Its just total comfyness, it makes me feel like I'm having a fuller experience with the music, like it has more value
It is an expensive hobby I will give you that. But considering how little I have spent on media in the last decade I'm not complaining
>But considering how little I have spent on media in the last decade I'm not complaining
This is a line I think we will be reading/thinking/hearing more going into the future as this next/current generation moves into jobs, and adulthood.
Yeah, it's a bit disappointing but I expected to have problems when I decided to get into vinyl.
I gathered the setup from a variety of family friends over the last year, it's all their old stuff. I know none of it is top of the line so my plan was to start cheap and upgrade anyway. Guess I just gotta start a bit earlier than expected.
Thanks for the suggestions (and advice again), I'll look into them.
Still waiting on my copies of TNT and the Mother 2 OST.
one other brand that has entry level tables (worth looking at) is pro-ject.
but, dont beat yourself up, play what you've got now and enjoy it. dont burn yourself up by constantly having the upgrade bug or you'll quickly learn to never be happy with what you currently have.
I posted in this thread earlier but just got done cataloging all 163 vinyl records Ive accumulated over the years. There's a lot of older stuff because theyre usually cheaper or given to me.