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  1. I just wanted to bring to everyone's attention a cool new feature within your user profile page just launched by the VC coding team. You can now add all your vinyl gear ( to our user profile. I setup mine to show you an example. When you click my profile on the left hand side under my "About" section we added another section titled "Your Gear Setup". Now you can share your turntable setup in all it's glory! To add your gear just go to your profile page (click your profile name in the black menu bar top right). Click edit "Edit Profile" near the top of the page. A pop up window will appear and under your "Basic Info" you will be able to fill in all your gear! Any issues doing so please @ me or pm me! Thanks to @vinyl addict for the feature request!
  2. So, I recently bought an old Telefunken s600 hifi. I have not yet received it, and it is an object in need of some reparation. Main thing is that the tone arm, Ortofon As-212 (which seem highly popular by the way?) needs fixing since the bearing housing has been damaged (they seem to become brittle over time). I thought that maybe I would post a thread here with pictures etc. when I am trying to repair this unit, probably mostly for myself to be able to go back and look at pictures, but maybe someone else (now or in the future) would interested in seeing that too. I will update as I get the product which is being sent by mail.
  3. Beginner’s Guide to Hi–Fi Created to hopefully aid anyone venturing into this stressful, beautiful hobby. I will update this with more information whenever I have time to waste. Anyone is welcome to chime in. Basic Hi-Fi Chain: SOURCE -> AMPLIFICATION -> SPEAKERS (click to jump to section) The source component reads the recorded information and translates it into the signal that will be later perceived as sound. Amplification takes that signal and amplifies it (no, really?) in order to make it strong enough to move the drivers of the speaker. A speaker is a collective of drivers that are moved by the signal, producing air pressure in front of them which to us, mortal beings, means hearing sound. When putting together a hi-fi setup, always keep in mind: The end result will only be as good as the weakest link. Buying an expensive turntable and a good phono preamp is useless if you're using cheap computer speakers. By no means should you decide to just get a shitty turntable then. Instead, think carefully how to ration your budget across all important components. Jump to setting up & use: SOURCE, AMPLIFICATION, SPEAKERS LIST OF RECCOMENDED EQUIPMENT FOR DIFFERENT BUDGETS
  4. About a month back, I started blogging about the things I have learned since I began my journey into the world of vinyl. The blog is called "The Rings of Vinyl" inspired from the a pic I found which reminded me of the Rings of Saturn. I am hoping the content will be helpful to those who are new or about to dive into the world of vinyl. Appreciate your thoughts/comments/feedback. https://theringsofvinyl.com/
  5. Excellent condition throughout with original box and packing material. 9” Evolution carbon fiber arm, Clamp It, upgraded Connect It cables, and heavier counterweight. Ortofon 2M Red cartridge aligned and ready to go! Mahogany finish. Located in Brooklyn, NY. Would of course prefer a local deal, but have no problem shipping. Asking $1150 shipped or $1100 local, PayPal only and will include the fees in that. Thanks!
  6. I've had an Audio Technica AT-LP120 for a few years now. Yesterday I went to pop-up the white target light while dropping the needle, and it flickered on and off, and won't turn on now. I'm assuming it shorted/burnt out. Has anyone replaced a target light before? I found the little light online for a few dollars, but I've got no clue how to replace it. There is a shop near me that would probably be able to do it, but is it possible to do it myself without much effort?
  7. All offers accepted. Deals for those who bundle. Green U-Turn Audio Turntable - $200 (FREE 12" + 7" With This Purchase) (FREE SHIPPING IN THE U.S.) Used turntable in tested and perfect working order. This is a U-Turn audio record player that features: - A brand new motor - Grado Black1 stylus - Battery charger - RCA cables - Black platter - Felt slipmat - Drive belt - Dust cover The same setup brand new retails for about $260 shipped. **Please note that you need a phono preamp in order to use this turntable. ** 12' A Great Big Pile of Leaves - Boom ( Black *doesnt include 7’) $10 ~~American Football - EP $10~~ Banquets - Banquets (LP, Blue) $10 Big Awesome - Party On (LP, Album, Ltd, Khaki) $10 Cloakroom - Infinity (Clear/570) $10 Cloakroom - Further Out (Black Retail/1000) $10 Coasta - Subnzal (White/500) $10 Forever Losing Sleep - I Lost Myself Again (LP, Ltd, Black Inside Oxblood) $10 International Superheros of Hardcore - Takin’ it Ova’ (Red/Black/White Splatter/2000) $5 John Williams - Jaws (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (LP, Album, RE) $20 Little Big League - Tropical Jinx (LP, Clear) $10 North By North - Something Wicked (2xLP, Album, Mint Green) $25.00 Pet Symmetry - Pets Hounds (LP, Album, White) $10.00 ~~Promise Ring - Nothing Feels Good (Remastered Retail on Black) $10~~ TW Walsh - Songs of Pain and Leisure $10 7" Braid/Balance and Composure Split (Dark Maroon Red) $5 Ernie - Dog Park (Baby Blue) $5 Kevin Devine - She Can See Me (Dark Blue/600) $5 Seahaven - Silhouette (Latin Skin) (Black/1000) $5 10" Morrissey - World Peace is None of Your Business (Indie Store Exclusive, Hand Numbered 117/?) $15 CDs Emo cd sale. $5 a pop or $40 for the lot. All albums are sealed. Lot includes: The world is - harmlessness Pianos become the teeth - the lack long after Into it over it - 12 towns The saddest landscape - after the lights Jazz June - after the earthquake Tiny engines - 2017 label sampler Slingshot Dakota - break Clique - burden piece Toe - hear you Enemies - valuables Grand theft autumn sampler My heart to joy - seasons in verse Lite - cubic
  8. Do you want to start a vinyl collection? Or maybe you have one and you want it to last the more time possible. Great! Learn this method for cleaning vinyl records. Remember that the process of reproducing vinyl it is so delicate that even a tiny particle resting on the surface of the record can damage its reproduction. That is why you have to take good care of your records. For having the best listening experience possible. And not only that! While CDs are read by the player with a laser, when it comes to vinyl, the stylus needs to physically touch the surface of the record. With that said you are also taking good care of your turntable by keeping your collection as clean as possible. I will share with you a method that I have for cleaning vinyl. I have come out with it thanks to a huge research online of different methods. After some days of consolidating all the different strategies out there, I’ve concluded that this is maybe one of the best, easy, and cheap ways to do it. To be honest, the things you need for this method are probably in your home. Check out the video and let me know if it was helpful to you or do you have any questions. Cheers!
  9. Hi VC: Looking to upgrade from a Crosley I got for the holidays from my girlfriend a few years ago. Haven't played it in about a year, after learning how bad the needle is for the records. As of right now I am considering a U-Turn, just a matter of which Orbit: As of right now I am considering the following: U-Turn Orbit Basic MDF platter and CN5625AL cartridge Built-in preamp (added) Cue lever (added) U-Turn Orbit Plus Acrylic platter and Ortfon OM5E cartridge Built-in preamp (added) Cue lever (added) Going to pair either of these with the Audioengine A2+ Powered Speakers. Looks like the price will be $289 vs. $399 unless I get one of the wood plinths. Any Orbit owners have any input? Thanks!
  10. Y'all seen this yet? If it's as expensive as it looks, then I have a feeling not many of us will end up with one. lol https://pitchfork.com/news/technics-unveils-premium-sp-10r-turntable/
  11. Hello all, I just upgraded my turntable to an Audio Technica LP-120 and bought Klipsch R-14M Speakers. My turntable has a built in pre amp but I soon learned that my Klipsch speakers are passive speakers and have no amplifier. I don't have much experience with turntable amplifiers. Do you guys know of any high quality yet small amplifiers I could buy? Thanks
  12. Hello, I just received an AT-LP120 turntable today in the mail opened it and much to my displeasure it doesn't fit well in my room so it needs to find a new home. Also, the tiny plastic "lock" for the tone arm snapped off at some point, the piece is included and easily attached back with any sort of adhesive (super glue, etc.). I have no clue what my options are at the moment, and if you are not interested but could give some feedback on how to resolve my predicament that would be greatly appreciated. I am considering contacting Audio Technica since it is brand new but I am not sure how they could help me. After having a solid 24 hours to work it out, I have decided I am going to keep it and work with it, I already contacted AT about a replacement piece and once I get that settled I should be all good. Thank you everyone for the interest, it was overwhelming last night though, glad I had a day to think everything over.
  13. Hey you guys! I'm looking to get my first stereo receiver for my setup. I have a Pro-Ject Debut Carbon along with some Dali Zensor 3s to power. I'd love to stay around or under $300. I really want the Marantz PM6005 but it's out of my budget so I was looking at some Onkyo ones (A-9010 or A-9050). Let me know if you have any suggestions and thank you in advance!
  14. What utter gobshite bandwagon jump on fuckery is this? Another one on kickstarter and I weep that they crow about the fact it's made in good old blighty http://minesaudio.com/thealpha/ Spot the tracking issue and the bollocks that goes along with it in the write up, I do hope it comes with a free pipe bender so you can make it track correctly. I'm assuming the arm is far too long so that there is enough arm there to allow you to bend it to get the correct tracking angle. Everything else to be fair looks ok and if it's just a mockup I would hope they'd at least try and make it look right but if they are going to completely balls up one of the fundamentals of vinyl record replay then I don't hold out a lot of hope for the rest of it. Sadly another case of form over function and another turntable for the facial topiary enjoying Bose lover I feel
  15. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/245727224/mag-lev-audio-the-first-levitating-turntable
  16. I am having a pretty serious problem with my debut carbon, and cannot seem to find any Help or information from others with this issue. My table will not play records at normal speed when the platter is in place. I have tested the table with the platter off to make sure the issue is not with the belt or motor, and it is only when the platter is in place that the table has trouble getting to speed. It moves as if it cannot carry the weight of the platter, sluggish and slow or not at all. The pitch is either low or severely inconsistent. I have tried cleaning the table thoroughly numerous times, replacing the belt, and even got an acrylic platter. None of these have fixed the problem. Someone please Help me figure this out!
  17. Selling my Music Hall mmf 5.1 turntable. It's the piano black finish and has the screw-down record clamp and the acrylic platter upgrade. Also includes a Pro-Ject Speed Box S to switch between 45 and 33rpm, and a simple BBE phono preamp. Plays well, sounds fantastic. No original box. $500 for everything and I'll cover the shipping. I think that seems fair, considering the $250ish worth of upgrades an accessories, but I'm open to offers. Not interested in any trades, though. Paypal, please.
  18. I picked up a Pioneer PL 12D II the other day at a thrift store for $15 it needs some work but i think its worth it, it has a Empire 2000 E/III cartridge in it... I dont have a pre amp yet, because the previous record players i had are already equipped with a preamp inside it, so whats a good and stable but cheap preamp? Im 16 so i dont have aton of money to buy something crazy, i saw a pyle one for $13 on amazon but i heard that model isnt very stable and breaks within a month, aswell as a poor warrenty policy. what do you guys think? anyone here upgrading their preamps soon? or have one from a previous upgrade their willing to cut me a deal on? And if anyone has a belt for the player, stylus, or a tracking gauge i would be interested in those. One more thing, i know you need a preamp to make it loud But can i plug it straight into my reciever just to test it? before i go ahead and spend however much on a preamp?
  19. So I'm new to this. Not music or sound but vinyl. Im 19 a college student and have shit for money, that being said heres my set up that I'm damn proud of. -sony ps lx 300 usb turntable (around 100 bucks, a gift from my gf for christmas) -pre amp included in the turntable ​-old zenith receiver circa 1995 ( i found just laying around a family members house he was happy to see go) -two rca tweeters i got for free from a friend (the impedance isn't high enough but they work well) -two rca surrounds and a rca center i got from a thrift store (5 bucks for the lot) -one zenith powered sub i got with the reciever -all connected by the thinest speaker wire radio shack offers and old rca cables and a y split for the sub total is about 115 dollars including 100 for the turntable this is a shit set up that most people would laugh at but at the end of the day I'm quite pleased with myself each piece took time to find (lots of thrift store diving for those speakers) and it delivers music to my ears just fine so this is a thread to brag about a set up that won't turn any heads but that you enjoy and are proud of, now or in the past, id love to see this take off so share with your friends, enjoy the music:)
  20. Hey, first post here! Okay so basically me and my siblings are all chipping in together to get my Dad some new setup for Christmas. He's got hundreds of vinyl and his current setup is pretty poor. We've decided on a Rega RP1 as it seems pretty decent for the price. Anyway - was wondering if someone could give us some advice on whats needed? i.e. preamp or no preamp? also - what speakers would go well with this Rega model? Nothing overly expensive if possible but any suggestions are welcome. From UK so UK stockists would be ideal but no worries if not - just an idea of what is needed is good enough Cheers!
  21. So I was going to sell my Rega RP3 on here, but after half-assing it for a year I figured it was time I actually throw it on the 'Bay. I also threw my Rega Brio-R integrated amp and a Bluesound Pulse all-in-on streamer up there as well, so check out the links below if you're interested in any of them! Cheers! http://www.ebay.com/itm/171974978806?ss http://www.ebay.com/itm/171976356471?ss http://www.ebay.com/itm/171974972148?ss
  22. It looks like they share the same manual and im being offered one for cheap. Just want to make sure i can use the needle from the KD-291R since i cant find one for the RC. Whats the difference anyways? And does it have a preamp built in?
  23. So last year i started a new job and the owner had a turntable and played records daily. After less then a week I was hooked and wanted to start a vinyl collection and have a nice setup. Now I'm far from being able to afford a $1000 setup or even a $500 setup. Im all about being patient and looking for the best deals which is what I did. My boss bought 2 vintage receivers and gave me one for free a Kenwood KR-3600 I was excited I love the vintage look. So I wanted to get a vintage turntable. Craigslist everything was $100+ and I didnt really have it. Well one day I was talking to a guy at an auction and told him i was looking for vinyl he tells me he will sell a collection a guy gave him along with a turntable for $60 I bought it right away. It was a Toshiba SR-255 Love the look. Also at the auction I managed to pick up an Polk Audio Monitor 60 for only $20. The Toshiba had no headshell so had to order it and the stylus off amazon Audio-Technica Universal Headshell (AT-HS1) and Audio-Technica Dual Magnet Phono Cartridge (AT95E). Im just wondering how decent my set up is. and what to improve first and with what. List again Kenwood KR-3600 Toshiba SR-255 Polk Audio Monitor 60 (only have 1 at the moment) Audio-Technica Dual Magnet Phono Cartridge (AT95E) Audio-Technica Universal Headshell (AT-HS1) I do get some humming when i have both left and right plugged into the receiver from the turntable. I do have the ground plugged in. I've tried reading the forums but I get confused pretty easy when I cant ask the questions from the beginning. Here are a couple pics as well

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