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allenh last won the day on November 30 2015

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About allenh

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    records, hifi, old cars, most shiny stuff that sounds nice

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  1. @ADZG That's a perfectly good starting point equipment wise and if I were being totally critical I would say the turntable is the weakest link in the chain but still more than good enough to start with. If you do buy that set of kit make sure you get the dealer to turn off the phono stage inside the Audio Technica as the one inside the Yamaha will be better. Vinyl storage wise you are pretty much correct and I wouldn't worry too much about the heat, direct sunlight is much more of a problem. I like many others use the Kallax from Ikea which was the successor to the Expedit, the squares are roughly 13" so ideal for vinyl
  2. Ordered thanks, I was looking for something else to order from UO to make the shipping to the UK less wallet busting.
  3. The Third Man Records Thread

    I've been getting them since number 1 and I've only ever been charged customs on a vault package once and was reimbursed that by Third Man in the way of discounts
  4. The Third Man Records Thread

    Not yet but tracking said mine was in the UK late last week so I'm expecting it pretty soon.
  5. There are so many unsaid jokes about flipping it over there I really don't know where to start.
  6. Stanton T.62 stylus

    There are copy stylus available for the Stanton 500 and these really cheap ones are fine for listening but I wouldn't trust them for any DJ related use, it's probably the quickest and easiest option for you though. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stanton-Replacement-Stylus-6-29-for-500-505-Others-FREE-POST-Brand-New-6-29-/272810774702?epid=1342013396&hash=item3f84ca10ae:g:3agAAOSwAPVZMXtc You could easily change the cartridge and there is a huge choice out there but if your asking the question I'm guessing it's something you haven't done before so do some research and make sure you are comfortable working with small fiddly and fragile things before you start plus make sure you understand what is needed to set your table up for a different cartridge, tracking force, anti skate etc. Also with your table as it has a straight arm with a straight headshell table I wouldn't get anything that doesn't have a conical stylus tip because getting anything other than a conical stylus to track properly will be fun. Pretty much all carts designed for DJ use have a conical stylus.
  7. I caved, went into my local shop this morning, he had them there and one sort of left with me
  8. Same here, shipping confirmation a day or so ago and then the wait for it to cross the Atlantic. The question is can I stop myself buying a regular copy before my black on black shows up?
  9. Mine arrived today and I'm listening to it now. Very pleased, nice package and a nice pressing.
  10. Is dead format.........dead?

    yep I can agree with that, it took a some reading of the help files to work some of it out when I first started uploading my collection, no there really isn't a lot of help from people and you can get the anal types nit picking when you do make a mistake but I think the end result is worth the work when you get the hang of it
  11. In my AV setup I've got one of your amps bigger brothers but my front speakers basically negate the need for a sub for audio and I run mine in proper 2ch only mode so L and R front speakers only and nothing else when I do put a record on through it. There is a sub in the system which does run when needed in all the AV modes but for audio use it does nothing and I have a mode that is just 2ch without the sub. The front speakers and the amplifier were selected with 2ch audio in mind with my logic being unless its Mono the music was encoded in Stereo and I want to remove as many of my amps electronic processing functions for listening to audio as possible which means all the other channels and all their processing serve only as a hindrance. So while it will never be proper 2ch HiFi it does do a pretty good job especially with Yamaha being a HiFi manufacturer 1st and an AV manufacturer 2nd. With others I've tried it doesn't make much of a difference when trying to use them for audio or AV but people like Rotel, Yamaha and to a slightly lesser extent Pioneer seem to do a much better job of making an amp that works for AV and is usable for HiFi.
  12. They are both very different takes on the same thing. I've heard the Rega but not the Rogue and great as the Rega is I would expect the Rogue to have the edge in that system but don't take that as a recommendation its just an educated guess. As @Tardcore says your dealer should be able to demo them for you and at that level ideally let you take them home and try them in your system but yes please let us know how you get on as I'd be interested to know as well
  13. Is dead format.........dead?

    Yes I add them to the database and I also do for variants that I find, I know some of the people on there can be more than a little pedantic about the rules but if you don't add them they won't be on there. And better to add them badly rather than not at all. Test pressings and white labels can be a problem because they are not always the same thing with white labels often being promo's rather then test pressings so there can be a lot of discussion about that.
  14. Is dead format.........dead?

    That's exactly what I did and mine was at quite a few more than that when I first started putting them on, it took a long time but as you say I did it whilst listening to music and it was a good way of working through things I hadn't listened to in a while. Also you get quicker at it as you go.
  15. Is dead format.........dead?

    Same here, I also sort with a folder for linked artists so I will have a folder for the major band and then all side projects and solo things can be grouped under the same folder. Just click on the headers and it will sort it in whichever column you've clicked on and the direction of sort you choose. Also yes it should be the exact variant if the user has catalogued their collection properly.