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  1. Got The Last Guardian in today, guess the people complaining about the pressing quality weren't exaggerating, this thing is really bad (you might have to turn the volume up, depending on what you're listening on). I cannot understand how something like this is even possible, do they really not check the tests before greenlighting the pressing? Definitely asking for my money back.
  2. The Midnight repress is up for those that missed out: https://merch.ambientinks.com/collections/themidnight/products/endless-summer-lp
  3. Oh yeah, I ordered that about a week ago on Amazon DE, together with what seems to be a Trilogy repress. Really great prices too, much cheaper than before. Live 2xLP - 28.99 € (around $30 shipped to US) Trilogy 3xLP - 31.99 € (around $33 shipped to US) This is the Live cover, Trilogy looks to have the first press cover if it's not just a placeholder
  4. Nope, it just showed up. Got mine yesterday, it's my favorite 2016 synth release, so I was pretty stoked to finally spin it.
  5. Side question: do you still have the original pads on your k551s? This is what mine look like now: (actually, it's an older pic, they look way worse now) Unfortunately AKG doesn't sell replacement pads, and all aftermarket ones I've read bout apparently alter the sound dramatically, in a bad way of course. I have no idea what to do, but I do know I'm never buying headphones with faux leather pads again.
  6. How does $3 shipped sound? https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shipping-Hot-Sell-Gold-Frame-Classic-Elvis-Glasses-with-Sideburns-Elvis-Costume-Sunglasse-Elvis-Sunglasses/32575680881.html?ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_3_10152_10065_10151_10068_10136_10137_10157_10060_10138_10155_10062_10156_10154_10056_10055_10054_10059_100032_100033_100031_10099_10103_10102_10096_10147_10052_10053_10050_10107_10142_10051_10084_10083_10080_10082_10081_10177_10110_10111_10112_10113_10114_10181_10183_10182_10185_10078_10079_10073_9942_10123-9942,searchweb201603_16,ppcSwitch_5&btsid=07095d6b-5aa1-45d4-8fae-d5d7b01de2af&algo_expid=f0b7c5b8-096d-4fba-898d-e585e1239f79-0&algo_pvid=f0b7c5b8-096d-4fba-898d-e585e1239f79
  7. Also up on amazon at $28.98 Their official store doesn't mention it, but on amazon it's listed as a 2xLP. Kinda makes sense with that price. Also, digging that song.
  8. I love the art, I love the color choice, and it's one of my all time favourite films. But listening to the OST now, it does absolutely nothing for me. It's gonna be tough passing up such a beautiful release, hopefully they'll reuse the art on a BR release down the line.
  9. Yeah, either one of those will just be replacing one turdbox with a different turdbox. If you really like records you should do yourself a favour and buy something you'll actually enjoy. For example: http://www.analogueseduction.net/rega-turntables/RRP10[2].html?currency=1 Of course if your current all-in-one system is the only thing you have to listen to any music format, then just buying this table won't be enough. But trust me, either save up for a complete setup (doable in the £500 range), buy this and save up for the rest, or go the vintage route. If you want any kind of joy with your records (or any music for that matter), there really aren't any shortcuts.
  10. To not be completely useless, my guess would be static as well. It doesn't explain all the problems you're having, but it does most of them. 1. Pops/clicks/surface noise are usually not a sign of wear or damage but improper cleaning. They can lead to permanent damage, but not because something would be wrong with your table/cart, but because records probably aren't properly cleaned. I don't own a record cleaning machine either, but I do believe it is absolutely essential and I understand that by not owning it I am exposing my records to marginal long term damage. Personally I don't really like wet cleaning with spin clean and similar budget products because they increase the chance of long term damage/problems if not done 100% correctly. I only use a carbon brush (any $10 brush will do), though I'm not a fan of it either. It helps a tiny bit, but far from what I'd like. 2. Since you've mentioned the noise gets lesser the more you repeat a certain song, it seems to me your needle picks up whatever dirt there is and thus you get a "cleaner" play. So again, I'd guess dirty records, not damaged. 3. Acrylic platter will help in reducing static, but there are cheaper alternatives that are just as effective. The main culprit for static is the felt slipmat (I'm guessing you're using the one that came with your table?) You can replace that with a cork, leather, acrylic or a carbon slipmat. My choice would be acrylic, but any of them will do. 4. That inconsistent distortion is what I don't really have an answer to. It could be any of a number of things. Bad cart alignment (now that I mention it, anytime you exchange the needle it's essential to carefully check and adjust the alignment as well), faulty wiring, problems with the phono cables, phono pre inputs or outputs, or anywhere else down the line. You'll have to do a lot of testing by elimination to figure that one out. 5. Lastly, inner groove distortion is unfortunately just part of the game. It is technically impossible to get the needle to move at a correct angle throughout the entire record on a 8.6" (or whatever the length is, I don't remember really) tonearm. It's something you'll have to learn to live with until you're ready to throw a lot more money into this. Oh, and the problems you've mentioned with your retailer sound absolutely horrible, receiving a damaged table back and then a b-stock exchange is unacceptable if you ask me.
  11. Well in your original post it says dishwasher brush. I googled it and got this: I'm sure you can understand why I thought it was just an elaborate joke
  12. Throughout reading your post I thought you were serious. Then I read this: Well played, sir. I'd never have the motivation to type out this many sentences for one punchline.
  13. Not really relevant, but I stumbled across a filming set for Defenders when I was visiting NY back in February. Even managed to get a pic with Cox and Ritter afterwards, and I got some footage as well. First time ever that I saw something like this in person, so it was a pretty cool experience.
  14. I know this is really stupid, but it got a few chuckles out of me