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    Sound Test - Vinyl vs CD

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    Based on carefully listening to this sound test I can conclude that LPs sound better than CDs.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5dC...eature=related

    Enjoy
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    HA! Now that was good!! Thanks Ethan!

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    Good one.

    I've got Jethro Tull on right now on vinyl. Sounds better to me.

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    ROTFLMAO!!!!

    THAT deserves a sticky!!

    MAN! SOMEday I'm going to finally get another turntable...I used to have a great linear tracking Sony table that died...haven't gotten anything else and there is a whole box of LP's in storage that I haven't listened to in 20 or so years...

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    I'm in the process of trying to find a new turntable. Any suggestions? The cheaper the better, so long as it sounds decent!

    -MD

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    Quote Originally Posted by themaddog View Post
    I'm in the process of trying to find a new turntable. Any suggestions? The cheaper the better, so long as it sounds decent!

    -MD
    Two words:

    Garage sales.

    My wife and I have started hitting them each weekend. I don't know if they have a lot of them in your area, but man, the bargains are unbelieveable! I saw a fully-working system with receiver, EQ, turntable, and speakers going for $30. I only have $5 on me, otherwise I would have snatched it up. It wasn't a crap brand either. I can't remember the exact brand, but it was something along the lines of Sony, Toshiba, or something to that effect.
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    I wouldnt skimp on a turntable. Get something newer IMO Turntable technology HAS improved over the years.

    I run my turntable into a vintage Fisher 400 Tube receiver ($300-$500 on Ebay) and it sounds amazing. I also use a pair of vintage Dynaco A25 speakers (around $100-$150 on ebay) which sound fantastic. They have such rich bass for such small speakers.

    I cant even listen to CDs anymore

    Before I bought my setup I did a lot of research on this site:

    www.audiokarma.com

    I would also strongly recomend a decent record cleaning machine.

    Collecting Vinyl has become an awesome hobby that im very happy that i got into.

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    Anyone know the best way & /or cheapest way to clean vinyl? Can you use something like isoprophyl alcohol & make up pads like cleaning R2R recording heads? Washing up liquid? Any ideas?

    I've got the record cleaning cloths that remove static but need something stronger to remove old beer & other party stains!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickson Gracie View Post
    I wouldnt skimp on a turntable. Get something newer IMO Turntable technology HAS improved over the years.

    I run my turntable into a vintage Fisher 400 Tube receiver ($300-$500 on Ebay) and it sounds amazing. I also use a pair of vintage Dynaco A25 speakers (around $100-$150 on ebay) which sound fantastic. They have such rich bass for such small speakers.

    I cant even listen to CDs anymore

    Before I bought my setup I did a lot of research on this site:

    www.audiokarma.com

    I would also strongly recomend a decent record cleaning machine.

    Collecting Vinyl has become an awesome hobby that im very happy that i got into.
    What kind of turntable do you have and how much scratch did it run you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickson Gracie View Post
    Collecting Vinyl has become an awesome hobby that im very happy that i got into.

    Same here. I haven't bought a cd in over a year but every chance I get I'm looking through used records. There are tons of mint classic lps out there. I just got Beatles 65 - mint, Donovans greatest hits, - mint, mamas and papas, original mono 1st album, - mint. Just from looking around locally. The Salvation Army is a good place to look too.

    Right now I have a Technics sl-220. Not a great turntable but not bad. At some point I'll get a nice one.

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